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Sinquefield Cup 2014 LIVE!

Sinquefield Cup 2014 LIVE!

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Hou Yifan wins FIDE Grand Prix Series, Ju Wenjun takes lead in Sharjah

Hou Yifan wins FIDE Grand Prix Series, Ju Wenjun takes lead in Sharjah

With a draw against Elina Danielian in the 9th round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE, the World Champion Hou Yifan secured overall first place in the FIDE Women Grand Prix Series 2013-2014. Yifan’s main competitor in the Series, Humpy Koneru, fell behind in the standings and can not catch up with [...]

Caruana finishes historic run with draw against World Champion, wins $100,000

Caruana finishes historic run with draw against World Champion, wins $100,000

Clinching first place of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup is GM Fabiano Caruana, who claimed the lion’s share of the U.S. super tournament’s $315,000 prize fund with two rounds remaining.

Wesley So wins another Noel Skelton Open

Wesley So wins another Noel Skelton Open

The 3rd Annual Noel Skelton Open was held on 30-31st August (Labor Day Weekend) at the Crown Plaza Minneapolis West, in Plymouth, Minnesota. Grandmaster Wesley So repeated the last year’s success to once again emerge clear winner of the top Premier section. Wesley won four games and conceded only one draw to stay half a [...]

Hovhannes Gabuzyan tops Armenian Championship

Hovhannes Gabuzyan tops Armenian Championship

The 75th Armenian Men’s Individual Chess Championship was held from 21st August to 4th September in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. The event was easily won by the top seeded player GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan (2582). He scored 10/13 points, leaving the runner-up 1,5 point behind. FM David Shahinyan remained second on 8,5 points. Third [...]

GM Kotronias perfect in Nikaia

GM Kotronias perfect in Nikaia

The 22nd Nikaia International Chess Open 2014 was held from 26th August to 2nd September 2014 at the Cultural Complex “Manos Loizos” in Nikaia suburb in the western part of the Athens-Piraeus agglomeration, in Greece. The event was dedicated to the National Resistance against the occupation forces from 1940 to 1944. The top seeded GM Vasilios Kotronias stormed through the tournament with [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R8 – Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan draw, remain in lead

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R8 – Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan draw, remain in lead

The central game of the eighth round between Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan finished in a draw and the two Chinese players remain at the top of the Sharjah FIDE Women’s Grand Prix leaderboard with 6,5 points each. Batchimeg Tuvshintugs outplayed Alina L’Ami to keep the third place one point behind the leaders. Elina Danielian [...]

Caruana Extends Perfection in Sinquefield Cup

Caruana Extends Perfection in Sinquefield Cup

Caruana’s opening to the U.S. super-tournament has now equaled the longest starting win streak in an elite tournament in the modern era, established by former World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov in Linares 1994, oft-argued as the greatest tournament performance ever.

Alexander Morozevich wins St. Petersburg Summer Rapid

Alexander Morozevich wins St. Petersburg Summer Rapid

Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich won the St. Petersburg stage of Rapid Grand Prix of Russia, which took place on 30-31st August as part of the traditional festival “St. Petersburg Summer”. Morozevich had a furious start, scoring 7,5 points from eight games, and proceeded to win the event with the final 9,0/11 points. Sergei Rublevsky (Russia) and [...]

Leonid Kritz clear first in 80th Southwest Open

Leonid Kritz clear first in 80th Southwest Open

The 80th Annual Southwest Open was held from 29th August to 1st September at the Doubletree DFW Airport North in Irving, Texas, USA. The event had three sections – Open, Reserve (U2000), Novice (U1400) – and a scholastic event. The sections were played over 7 rounds of Swiss system, while the scholastic event was one-day [...]

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