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News from ‘2016’

26th Paul Keres Memorial

26th Paul Keres Memorial

The Estonian Sports Association Kalev organized the 26th Paul Keres Memorial – Dedicated to Paul Keres 101 from 14-15th January at the Original Sokos Hotel Viru in Tallinn, Estonia. The 11-round Swiss event with 102 participants was played with the rapid time control 15′+5”. Five Grandmasters shared the first place with 8,5 points each: Igor [...]

Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine wins IIFL Wealth Open in Mumbai

Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine wins IIFL Wealth Open in Mumbai

Ukrainian GM Adam Tukhaev, rated 2516, became the champion of the 2nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open 2016-17 that came to close at the Mount Litera School International in Mumbai. The soft-spoken Ukrainian defeated country-mate GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy in a winner takes all game as the first and the third board games ended in draws. [...]

Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez wins Ciudad de Lorca Christmas Tournament

Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez wins Ciudad de Lorca Christmas Tournament

The 5th Torneo Internacional de Navidad Ciudad de Lorca took place from 26-30th December, 2016, at the Hotel Jardines de Amaltea in Lorca, Murcia, Spain. The event was organized by the Club Ajedrez Lorca and completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system. 163 players from 22 federations participated, including 15 Grandmasters and 15 International Masters. [...]

35th Empire City Open: Rozman and Brodsky joint winners

35th Empire City Open: Rozman and Brodsky joint winners

The 35th Annual Empire City Open was held from December 27-29, 2016, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave, New York. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1100. The total prize fund was 15,000 USD. The Open section was a 6-round Swiss with [...]

Friedel, Ruifeng and Gelashvili share first place in Las Vegas

Friedel, Ruifeng and Gelashvili share first place in Las Vegas

The 26th Annual North American Open was held from 26-30th December, 2016, at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada. The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250. The main Open section was 9-round Swiss with 97 participants. GM Joshua [...]

Karjakin wins FIDE World Blitz Championship, double gold for Anna Muzychuk

Karjakin wins FIDE World Blitz Championship, double gold for Anna Muzychuk

In a dramatic race of two players who recently contended the World Championship Match in New York, Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin, the Russian came out on the top to win the gold medal by the virtue of better tiebreak score. The two players finished on 16,5/21 points each. Just like in the World Rapid [...]

2nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open

2nd IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open

The second edition of the IIFL Wealth Mumbai International Open kicks off on Monday, 26 December. The main Open will have a Rs. 12 lakh prize fund and will be an international master/grandmaster norm event that will be played over nine days. Along with the Open, the IIFL Wealth Mumbai Junior International Chess Tournament—world’s richest [...]

Ciudad de Lorca Christmas Tournament

Ciudad de Lorca Christmas Tournament

The 5th Torneo Internacional de Navidad Ciudad de Lorca is taking place from 26-30th December at the Hotel Jardines de Amaltea in Lorca, Murcia, Spain. The event is organized by the Club Ajedrez Lorca and will be completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system. 174 players from 22 federations are signed to participate, including 15 [...]

26th North American Open

26th North American Open

The 26th Annual North American Open will be held at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250. The Open Section is a 5-day tournament (December 26-30) with FIDE norms possible. The Under [...]

35th Empire City Open

35th Empire City Open

The 35th Annual Empire City Open will be held from December 27-29, 2016, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave, New York. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1100. All sections have either a 3-day schedule (December 27-29) or 2-day schedule (December 28-29) [...]

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