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Evgeny Postny clear first in Fagernes Chess International 2014

Evgeny Postny clear first in Fagernes Chess International 2014

GM Evgeny Postny (Israel) claims the Fagernes Chess International 2014 with 7,5/9 points, leaving the runner-up a half point behind. Second place is for GM Samuel Shankland (the USA) with 7/9, a full point ahead of the closest contenders. GM Evgeny Romanov (Russia) shares third place in a 4-way tie with GM Maxim Turov (Russia), [...]

Nisipeanu and Vajda share first place in Doeberl Cup 2014

Nisipeanu and Vajda share first place in Doeberl Cup 2014

GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Germany) and GM Levente Vajda (Romania) share first place in Doeberl Cup 2014 with 7.5/9 points, leaving the nearest contenders half a point behind. GM Hrant Melkumyan (Armenia) and Ke Mu (China) share the third place with 7/9 each. The latter achieved an IM norm, as well. The 52nd edition of Doeberl [...]

13th Asian Continental Championships – Round 5 Video

13th Asian Continental Championships – Round 5 Video

The 13th Asian Continental Individual Open and Women’s Chess Championships are taking place 16th to 26th April 2014 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The top five from the 2014 Asian Open Championship qualify for the 2015 World Cup. The 2014 Asian Women’s champion qualifies for the 2015 Women’s World Championship. After five rounds of play [...]

GM Van den Doel and GM Khenkin share first place in Prinsenstad Weekendtoernooi Chess Tournament

GM Van den Doel and GM Khenkin share first place in Prinsenstad Weekendtoernooi Chess Tournament

The seventh edition of Prinsenstad Weekendtoernooi Chess Tournament was organized by OGD and DSC from 18th to 20th April, 2014 at the Grotius College in Delft, in the Netherlands. More information here In the main Group A the local GM Eric Van den Doel and GM Igor Khenkin from Germany shared the first place with [...]

Marija Rakic convincing winner of Chess Ladies Vienna 2014

Marija Rakic convincing winner of Chess Ladies Vienna 2014

WIM Marija Rakic from Serbia convincingly won Chess Ladies Vienna round-robin tournament with 7.5/9 points, leaving the nearest follower a full point behind. The event took part from 12th to 20th April, 2014, in Vienna, the capital and the largest city of Austria. More information here. WIM Klara Varga from Hungary took silver medal with [...]

13th Asian Continental Championships – Round 4 Video

13th Asian Continental Championships – Round 4 Video

The 13th Asian Continental Individual Open and Women’s Chess Championships are taking place 16th to 26th April 2014 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The top five from the 2014 Asian Open Championship qualify for the 2015 World Cup. The 2014 Asian Women’s champion qualifies for the 2015 Women’s World Championship. After four rounds of play [...]

Chinese players claim Asian Blitz Chess Championships

Chinese players claim Asian Blitz Chess Championships

Chinese Grandmasters Yu Yangyi and Tan Zhongyi emerged winners of the Asian Blitz Championships that were held on 20th April at the Sharjah Chess Club. Yu Yangyi won the Open section with 7,5/9 points, leaving Pentala Harikrishna and Ehsan Ghaem Maghami half a point behind. In the Women section Tan Zhongyi was very convincing by [...]

45th Torneo Internacional Ciudad de Mar del Plata – Marcel Duchamp

45th Torneo Internacional Ciudad de Mar del Plata – Marcel Duchamp

The 45th International Ciudad de Mar del Plata open tournament dedicated to Marcel Duchamp was held on 12-19th April at the Casino Central, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires. 212 players from eight countries competed in the 9-round Swiss event. GM Sandro Mareco and IM Sebastian Iermito shared the first place with 7,5 points each. Mareco [...]

Hou Yifan extends lead in Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix

Hou Yifan extends lead in Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix

In a very entertaining and sharp game, Hou Yifan claimed the victory against the Russian Olga Girya and is now on 7,5/9 points, enjoying a two points lead of the second place.

Vazquez Igarza tops San Sebastian Open 2014

Vazquez Igarza tops San Sebastian Open 2014

Grandmaster Renier Vazquez Igarza claims the 37th San Sebastian International Open 2014 with 7.5/9 points and grabs the top prize of 1400 €. The event took place from 12th to 19th April, 2014, at the Gros Xake Taldea in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. More information here. The last-year champion GM Daniel Alsina Leal shares second place [...]

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