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Emilio Cordova is 2016 American Champion

Emilio Cordova is 2016 American Champion

Emilio Cordova from Peru is crowned American Continental Champion after winning the tournament in El Salvador with 9,0/11 points. The 2016 Continental Championship was held from 28th May to 5th June, 2016, at the CIFCO in San Salvador, El Salvador. On the shared second place are Aleksandr Lenderman (USA) and Anton Kovalyov (Canada) with 8,5 [...]

Ivan Ivanisevic takes the trophy in Zalakaros

Ivan Ivanisevic takes the trophy in Zalakaros

Grandmaster Ivan Ivanisevic from Serbia has won the main section of the 35th Zalakaros Chess Festival that was held from 27th May to 4th June, 2016, in Zalakaros, Hungary. The event was organized by the Hungarian Chess Federation and Zalakaros City Council, under the patronage of Mr. Tamás Seszták, President of the Hungarian Chess Federation, [...]

Denis Kadric clear first in Bosna Open 2016

Denis Kadric clear first in Bosna Open 2016

The 21-years old Grandmaster Denis Kadric delighted the local fans in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, winning the 46th International Tournament “Bosna 2016″ that was held from 28th May to 3rd June. Kadric took a clear first place with 7,5/9 points in the field of 132 players from 12 countries. The tournament was sponsored by Federation [...]

Anna Ushenina wins European Women’s Championship

Anna Ushenina wins European Women’s Championship

Ukrainian Grandmaster and former World Champion Anna Ushenina (2450) added another prestigious trophy to her collection – the title of European Champion! She triumphed at the recently ended 17th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship, which took place in Mamaia, Romania from 26th May to 8th June. Ushenina took the lead after seven rounds and maintained [...]

Double gold for India in 2016 Asian Continental Championships

Double gold for India in 2016 Asian Continental Championships

Sethuraman S.P. and Kulkarni Bhakti from India emerged winners of the 2016 Asian Continental Chess Championships (men’s and women’s) that were held from 25th May to 3rd June at the Uzbekistan Hotel in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In the dramatic last round of the men’s section both overnight leaders Wei Yi and Le Quang Liem lost with [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour

Paris Grand Chess Tour

The first leg of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour is set to take place from 9-12th June at La Maison de la Chimie in Paris, France. Ten Grandmasters will compete in the round robin rapid on 9-10th June and double round robin blitz on 11-12th June. The total prize fund is $150,000. Participants: Levon Aronian [...]

Belaya Ladya scholastic team event started in Dagomys

Belaya Ladya scholastic team event started in Dagomys

The final tournament of the traditional all-Russian scholastic chess team event Belaya Ladya (also known as White Rook) started in Dagomys. Founded in 1969, the tournament is the oldest scholastic sports competition in Russia. Since 2015, Belaya Ladya also welcomes teams from foreign countries. In the 2016 final, apart from 332 young players from different [...]

9th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open

9th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open

The 9th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open GM Chess Tournament 2016 is taking place from 2-9th June at the Mount Litera School, Bandra Kurla Complex, in Mumbai, India. The event organized by Venus Chess Academy consists of three sections: Category A for players rated above 2000, Category B for players rated under 2000, and Category [...]

Antoaneta Stefanova grabs the lead at EIWCC 2016

Antoaneta Stefanova grabs the lead at EIWCC 2016

The top seed of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2507) defeated the overnight leader WIM Yuliya Shvayger (ISR 2415) and took the pole position. The ex World Champion emerged as leader before the rest day and will face IM Elisabeth Paehtz (GER 2489) in the 7th round. The rest [...]

Vladimir Belous wins Chicago Chess Open 2016

Vladimir Belous wins Chicago Chess Open 2016

The 25th Annual Chicago Open was held on May 26-30, 2016, at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 North Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois. The event had 8 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The strongest Open section with 126 participants was completed over [...]

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