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Montenegro Chess Championships 2014

Montenegro Chess Championships 2014

The 2014 Montenegro Chess Championships took place from 10-20th December in the country capital Podgorica as part of the “December Days of Chess”. The men’s tournament event was a 12-player round-robin, held in the hall of the National Library “Radosav Ljumovic”, gathering the members of the Montenegro Olympic team, as well as the promising young [...]

Princes take 5-3 lead against Kings in Shchelkunchik 2014

Princes take 5-3 lead against Kings in Shchelkunchik 2014

The first round of the Generations “Shchelkunchik 2014″ Tournament was played today at the Botvinnik Chess Club in Moscow. The younger Russian generation “The Princes” shocked their more experienced colleagues “The Kings” to take an early lead 5-3. Alexei Shirov opened the score for the Kings by defeating Daniil Dubov. But Grigoriy Oparin immediately struck [...]

Evgeny Postny wins Zadar Open

Evgeny Postny wins Zadar Open

Grandmaster Evgeny Postny from Israel won the main section of the 2014 Zadar Open which was held from 14-20th December in Zadar, Croatia. Postny completed the event with 7,0/9 points, half a point ahead of the Turkish International Masters Ogulcan Kanmazalp and Burak Firat. Kanmazalp earned a GM norm. Best placed local player GM Ante [...]

European Blitz Chess Championship 2014: David Navara convincing winner

European Blitz Chess Championship 2014: David Navara convincing winner

Grandmaster David Navara won the European Blitz Chess Championship 2014 that was held on 19th December at the Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland. 616 players from 31 European federations (FIDE Zones 1.1 to 1.10), including 176 International title holders, competed in the 11 double-round Swiss event with the time control G-3′+2”. David Navara finished clear [...]

S P Sethuraman is 2014 Indian Chess Champion

S P Sethuraman is 2014 Indian Chess Champion

GM S P Sethuraman won the SIB-CMS College 52nd National Premier Chess Championship, organised by Kottayam Chess Academy, with an undefeated score of 8.5 points, at CMS College, Kottayam, in the southern state of Kerala. Both GM Deep Sengupta of PSPB and IM P. Karthikeyan of ICF, a unit of Railways scored 8 points, but [...]

SportAccord World Mind Games: final impressions

SportAccord World Mind Games: final impressions

As the plot thickened, after the Rapid and Blitz, the Basque event brought new and newer challenges, but once again, China and Russia came up roses!

GM Pavel Maletin is winner of the Russian Rapid Cup

GM Pavel Maletin is winner of the Russian Rapid Cup

Grandmaster Pavel Maletin claimed the 2014 Russian Rapid Cup after beating Alexander Riazantsev 2-1 in the final match. The final Rapid Grand-Prix 2014 – Cup of Russia was held on 13-16th December in Rostov-on-Don. The format was knockout tournament with 16 qualified players. The time control was 15′+10”. Each match consisted of two games and [...]

WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan is 2014 Iranian women’s champion

WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan is 2014 Iranian women’s champion

The 2014 Iranian National Chess Championship for women was organized by the Tehran Chess Association on 7-16th December 2014 in Tehran, the capital and largest city of Iran. The event was an 11-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan and WIM Mitra Hejazipour tied for the first with 9.5/11 [...]

Asian Seniors and Amateur Chess Championships 2014 concluded

Asian Seniors and Amateur Chess Championships 2014 concluded

Buddhika Amarasinghe of Sri Lanka won the Asian Amateur Chess Championship 2014 convincingly with a 7.5/9 score to win by a clear margin. This event was held from December 5-12, 2014 at the beautiful Citrus Resort Hotel. It was organised by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Asian Chess Federation. Ten [...]

SIB-CMS 52nd National Premier & Zone 3.7 Chess Championship

SIB-CMS 52nd National Premier & Zone 3.7 Chess Championship

Grandmaster SP Sethuraman of PSPB continues to remain alone at the top with 7.5 points, at the end of the eleventh round of the SIB-CMS Zone 3.7 & 52nd Indian Premier Chess Championship, organised by Kottayam Chess Academy at the college campus, today. GM Deep Sengupta of PSPB joined Sahaj Grover on the second spot [...]

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