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13th Manhattan Open

13th Manhattan Open

The 13th Annual Manhattan Open is taking place from July 25-27, 2014, at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St. across from Penn Station, New York, NY. The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2000, Under 1700 and Under 1400. All sections have either 3-day (July 25-27) or 2-day [...]

Karen Grigoryan sole winner in Sant Martí Open

Karen Grigoryan sole winner in Sant Martí Open

The 16th Obert Internacional Sant Martí took place from 13th to 21st July at the Centre Civic Sant Marti: c/ Selva de Mar, Barcelona, Spain. The tournament format was 9-round Swiss with the prize fund of 7000 EUR. There were two competitions: Group A, for players with FCE, FEDA, FIDE elo bigger than 2000 and [...]

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave supreme in Biel

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave supreme in Biel

The 47th Biel Chess Festival “In Memoriam Hans Suri” took place on 12-25th July, 2014, in Biel/Bienne, a town in Switzerland. The strong event was a double round-robin tournament with the participation of: last-year winner Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2766, Anish Giri NED 2750, Radoslaw Wojtaszek POL 2733, Pentala Harikrishna IND 2726, Alexander Motylev 2698 and Yifan Hou CHN 2629 The average rating of the tournament of 2717 made [...]

Wesley So lifts trophy in Bergamo, breaks the 2750 barrier

Wesley So lifts trophy in Bergamo, breaks the 2750 barrier

The ACP Golden Classic international chess tournament took place in Bergamo, a city in Lombardy, Italy, on 12-20th July 2014. The tournament was organized by Asd Caissa Italia and Società Scacchistica Bergamo, under the patronage and sponsorship of the Municipality of Bergamo and other commercial, industrial and non-for profit partners. The event was a part of the Association [...]

Aleksej Aleksandrov clear first in Minsk Open

Aleksej Aleksandrov clear first in Minsk Open

The International Chess Tournament Minsk Open 2014 took place on 15-24th July 2014 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The event was a 9-round Swiss Open with 117 participants, including 10 Grandmasters and 8 International Masters. The total prize fund was around 7150 EUR in local currency. GM Aleksej Aleksandrov emerged sole winner after concluding [...]

Palau ready for Chess Olympiad in Tromso

Palau ready for Chess Olympiad in Tromso

For the first time Palau is sending both an Open and Women’s Team to participate in the Chess Olympiad. Tromso will see a debut for the Women’s, while the Open Team previously competed in Istanbul 2012. Fixed Board Order (FBO): Open Board 1: Roberto Angeles Hernandez ID#16600010 Rtg: 1868 Open Board 2: Cyril Tomas Jr. [...]

Sergei Rublevsky wins the rapid tournament in Barnaul

Sergei Rublevsky wins the rapid tournament in Barnaul

The Cup of the Altai Krai Governor was held on 18-20th July at the Valery Zolotukhin Theater in province capitol Barnaul. The event was organized by the Russian Chess Federation, Altai Krai Chess federation and Altai Krai Sports Department. The 11-round Swiss rapid open with time control 15 min + 10 sec is valid for [...]

Seven-way tie in MetLife Najdorf Warsaw Chess Festival 2014

Seven-way tie in MetLife Najdorf Warsaw Chess Festival 2014

The 2014 edition of MetLife Miguel Najdorf International Chess Festival took place on 14-20th July 2014, at the Palace of Culture and Science in the Polish capital Warsaw. The first place was shared in a seven-way tie by GM Tigran Petrosian (Armenia), GM Vasif Durarbayli (Azerbaijan), GM Aleksandr Shimanov (Russia), GM Bartolomej Macieja (Poland), IM Vitaliy Bernadsky (Ukraine), [...]

Chess Olympiad 2014 – visas issues pointed again by FIDE

Chess Olympiad 2014 – visas issues pointed again by FIDE

Multiple questions have remained unanswered

Svidler leads by one point in match vs Gelfand – PHOTOS

Svidler leads by one point in match vs Gelfand – PHOTOS

The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 is in progress in the Israeli capital. The great chess festival in Jerusalem continues with the high-profile match Gelfand vs. Svidler. Four games of the match were played in two days. The current result is 2,5-1,5 in favor of the guest GM Peter Svidler. The only decisive game so [...]

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