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50th Annual American Open

50th Annual American Open

The 50th Annual American Open was held on 27-30th November at the Grand Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County, in Orange, California. The 8-round Swiss event consisted of six sections: Open, U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400. Open and U2200 are FIDE rated. The guaranteed prize fund was $25,000. The main Open section had 46 participants. After [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 8 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 8 Video

Vladimir Kramnik beat Salem A.R. Saleh to take sole lead at the Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship after the penultimate round. The 2013 World Junior Champion Yu Yangyi defeated Anish Giri to follow Kramnik with 6,5 points. Anish Giri, Vladimir Akopian and Zahar Efimenko are on 6,0 points each. Replay games with analysis Vijay Kumar [...]

45th National Chess Congress in Philadelphia

45th National Chess Congress in Philadelphia

The 45th Annual National Chess Congress was held on 28-30th November at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 6-round Swiss event had ten sections and offered $35,000 in prizes: Premier: $3000-1500-800-400-200, clear win or 1st on tiebreak $100, U2400/Unr $1600-800. FIDE rated Under 2200: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 2000: $2000-1000-500-300-200. Under 1800: $2000-1000-500-300-200. [...]

Zambian Players vie for Honours at the African Junir Chess Championship in Angola

Zambian Players vie for Honours at the African Junir Chess Championship in Angola

The 2014 African Junior Chess Championships finally kicked off one day late in Angola after logistical problems delayed the arrival of a number of country delegations to the prestigious event. Article by Oliver Shalala in Luanda, Angola And the two players representing Zambia in the event being held in Saurimo today played their first round [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 7 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 7 Video

GM Vladimir Kramnik broke GM Anish Giri’s winning streak in the 7th round of the ongoing Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship. The two players are joint leaders with 6,0/7 points each. Replay games with analysis Vijay Kumar present the video from the 7th round including interviews with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Salem A.R. Saleh and Sundarajan Kidambi, [...]

9 players share first for Belgrade Trophy 2014

9 players share first for Belgrade Trophy 2014

The 28th Belgrade Trophy 2014 was held from 24th November to 2nd December 2014 at the Centar Balasevic Hotel***** in Belgrade, Serbia. The tournament was organized by the Serbian Chess Federation and supported by the Parliament of Belgrade City in a 9-round Swiss FIDE format with the prize fund in the amount of 6.000 €. The first place was shared in [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 6 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 6 Video

GM Anish Giri played a long game to beat GM Nils Grandelius to continue his winning streak at the Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship being played at Hotel Crowne Plaza in Doha. Giri has won all his six games and with 100 percent score is one full point ahead of his nearest rival GM Vladimir [...]

Magnus Carlsen recaps the 2014 World Chess Championship

Magnus Carlsen recaps the 2014 World Chess Championship

World Champion Magnus Carlsen sits down to give chess fans his candid thoughts on the match against Vishy Anand. Magnus Carlsen YouTube channel

Qatar Masters Open – Round 5 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 5 Video

Top seed Anish Giri is the sole leader at the ongoing Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship with perfect score after five rounds of play. On Sunday evening he defeated the 3rd-seeded Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in only 21 moves. Right behind Giri on 4,5 points is GM Nils Grandelius of Sweden. On 4 points there are as [...]

GM Ivan Bukavshin wins Kharlov Memorial in Kazan

GM Ivan Bukavshin wins Kharlov Memorial in Kazan

Rapid Chess Tournament in memory of GM Andrei Kharlov was held on 29-30th November at the Nezhmetdinov Chess Club in Kazan, Russia. The Tatarstan Chess Federation organized the 9-round Swiss event with the time control 15′+5” and prize fund of 1700 EUR. Grandmaster Ivan Bukavshin emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points, leaving FM Dmitry Ospennikov [...]

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