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Werle, Turov and Solodovnichenko share first place in Oslo

Werle, Turov and Solodovnichenko share first place in Oslo

The 2014 Oslo Chess International tournament was held from 28th September to 5th October at the Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion, Sognsveien 77c, Oslo, Norway. The GM-group gathered 44 players from 16 different countries (Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, India, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine). GM Jan Werle (NED), GM Maxim Turov [...]

GM Ruiyuan Yu and GM Chongsheng Zeng share first place at Hong Kong Open

GM Ruiyuan Yu and GM Chongsheng Zeng share first place at Hong Kong Open

The Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2014 was organized on 1-5th October 2014 by the Hong Kong Chess Federation (HKCF) in collaboration with Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, HKUSU Chess with the Board Games Club and generously funded by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific. 97 players from 17 different federations took part in the event (Australia, China, [...]

Chess Club “Nona” (Adjara) is 2014 Georgian champion

Chess Club “Nona” (Adjara) is 2014 Georgian champion

Georgian Club Chess Championship 2014 was held from 26th September to 4th October 2014 in Ureki, a town in Georgia situated on the Black Sea coast. The event was a 7-round Team Championship, played in a round-robin format. The team of “Nona” (Adjara) emerged a clear winner with 12/14 points, winning five matches and drawing [...]

GM Yannick Pelletier is a five-time Swiss champion

GM Yannick Pelletier is a five-time Swiss champion

The 114 Individual Swiss Chess Championship took place from 27th September to 10th October 2014 in Bern, the capital of Switzerland ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life. GM Yannick Pelletier won the event with 7/9 points and lifted the trophy for  fifth time after winning the Swiss Championships in 1995, 2000, 2002 [...]

GM Zeng and GM Yu lead Hong Kong International Open 2014 with perfect score

GM Zeng and GM Yu lead Hong Kong International Open 2014 with perfect score

The Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2014 is organized by the Hong Kong Chess Federation (HKCF) in collaboration with Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, HKUSU Chess with the Board Games Club and generously funded by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific. 97 players from 17 different federations are taking part in the event, including 4 GMs, 6 IMs, [...]

Sabino Brunello wins Durban Open Grandmasters Tournament

Sabino Brunello wins Durban Open Grandmasters Tournament

Chess South Africa held the 1st Durban Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa from 20 to 29 September 2014. The 11-round Swiss event with 84 participants took place concurrently with the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships. Grandmasters Sabino Brunello from Italy and Sahaj Grover from India shared the [...]

Five players share first place in Satka Autumn 2014

Five players share first place in Satka Autumn 2014

The Annual Women’s Tournament Satka Autumn 2014 was organized by Chess Club “Vertical” on 20-30th September 2014 in Satka, a town on the western slope of the Southern Ural Mountains in Russia. 32 female players were vying in a 9-round Swiss format. The last year’s winner IM Anastasia Bodnaruk (2434) outplayed the sole leader WGM Elmira Mirzoeva (2233) to [...]

Ernesto Inarkiev wins Baku Open on tie-break

Ernesto Inarkiev wins Baku Open on tie-break

Russian GM Ernesto Inarkiev took the winner’s trophy and top prize in Baku Open A after edging Romanian GM Constantin Lupulescu on tie-break. The two players finished on 7,0/9 points each, in the field of 70 participants from 20 countries, including 28 Grandmasters. The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2014, dedicated to the Independence Day [...]

World Youth Chess Championships 2014 – Winners

World Youth Chess Championships 2014 – Winners

The 2014 FIDE World Youth Chess Championships were held on 18-30th September at the International Convention Centre, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The event was organized by the South African Chess Federation under the auspices of FIDE. India is boasting six individual medals – 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze, while representatives of Russia [...]

GM Solodovnichenko claims 6th Vasteras Open 2014

GM Solodovnichenko claims 6th Vasteras Open 2014

The 6th edition of Västerås Open was played on 26-28th September 2014 in Växhuset, Viktor Larssons plats, in Västerås, a city in central Sweden. The event was played in 8 rounds, 4 games with a rapid time control 15′ + 5″ and 4 games with the classic 90′ + 30″. 259 players from 13 different countries took [...]

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