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News from ‘2014’

33rd Empire City Open

33rd Empire City Open

The 33rd Annual Empire City Open is taking place from December 26-28, 2014, at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, New York. The event has 5 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600 and Under 1300. All sections have either 3-day (December 26-28) or 2-day (December [...]

GM Gaioz Nigalidze wins Al Ain Chess Classic 2014

GM Gaioz Nigalidze wins Al Ain Chess Classic 2014

Georgian Grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze won the 2014 Al Ain Chess Classic after edging the opposition on additional criteria. Gaioz Nigalidze, Tigran Petrosian (Armenia), Vladimir Onischuk (Ukraine) and Sergei Zhigalko (Belarus) finished on top with 7,0/9 points each. Nigalidze started the event as 28th seed, finally earning 30 elo points and 11,000 USD top prize. The [...]

Epah becomes Zambia’s first ever Woman International Master (WIM)

Epah becomes Zambia’s first ever Woman International Master (WIM)

Zambian women chess poster girl Epah Tembo Jere was on Monday night conferred with the Woman International Master title

GM Yuri Vovk tops 17th Festival “Citta di Padova”

GM Yuri Vovk tops 17th Festival “Citta di Padova”

The 17th International Chess Festival “Citta di Padova” took place on 14-21st December 2014 in Padova, Italy. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament, open to all players rated above 1800 FIDE Elo. Ukrainian GM Yuri Vovk emerged a clear winner on 7/9 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind. Second place was shared in [...]

India Retains World Youth Olympiad Title

India Retains World Youth Olympiad Title

India retained the World Youth Chess Olympiad title by racing ahead of Iran and Russia at the end of the tenth round at Gyor in Hungary on December 21, 2014. Significantly, India is winning this title for the fourth time. In the final round, India faced an unexpected setback on board one when Diptayan Ghosh [...]

WGM Wafa Shrook defends her African Women Chess Championship title

WGM Wafa Shrook defends her African Women Chess Championship title

Egypt’s taliswoman chess player WGM Wafa Shrook defended her African Chess Championship title in Windhoek, Namibia when she won her round 9 game against WCM Fisher Michelle M of South Africa to amass 7.5 points.

GM Granda Zuniga impressive in Valladolid

GM Granda Zuniga impressive in Valladolid

The 10th International Rapid Chess Tournament of Valladolid took place on 21st December, 2014, at the Holtel Novotel (Valladolid) in the northwestern Spain’s biggest city. The event was an 8-round tournament with tempo of play 15′ + 15″ and gathered 100 participants from 10 different countries. The top seeded GM Julio Granda Zuniga (Peru) was impressive with [...]

GM Vladimir Baklan tops Sunway Sitges Chess Festival 2014

GM Vladimir Baklan tops Sunway Sitges Chess Festival 2014

The 1st Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival 2014 took place on 13-21st December, 2014, at the luxurious Sunway Playa Golf Sitges Hotel & Spa, situated on the Promenade of Sitges (40 km. south of Barcelona), in front of the sea and beside the golf club, in the residential quarter of Sitges. The 9-round Swiss event was split [...]

Al Ain Classic has started

Al Ain Classic has started

Al Ain has already made a significant contribution to high class chess events in the Gulf region. Currently it is hosting their third international open tournament, Al Ain Classic, on 18-27 December. Al Ain Classic had started as a side event to the 2012 World Cities Chess Team Championship. On that occasion, it had introduced [...]

European Rapid Chess Championship 2014: Jan-Krzysztof Duda is the winner

European Rapid Chess Championship 2014: Jan-Krzysztof Duda is the winner

The 16-years old Polish Grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda won the European Rapid Chess Championship 2014 that was held on 20-21st December at the Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland. 783 players from 32 European federations (FIDE Zones 1.1 to 1.10) competed in the 11-round Swiss event with the time control G-15′+10”. The field included 73 Grandmasters and [...]

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