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Ivanchuk, Gelfand to miss Chess Olympiad, Hjartarson making a comeback

Ivanchuk, Gelfand to miss Chess Olympiad, Hjartarson making a comeback

Ukraine will compete in the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku without Vassily Ivanchuk, the long time national team leader. Ivanchuk debuted for the USSR in 1988 in Thessaloniki where he was the 2nd reserve. Already in 1990 in Novi Sad he played the top board for USSR. Both times the team won the gold medal. [...]

Gabor Papp wins 2016 World Chess Open

Gabor Papp wins 2016 World Chess Open

The 44th Annual World Open was held from June 30-July 4, 2016 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The event had 9 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200, Under 900 and Unrated. The main Open section had 220 participants. After 9 rounds [...]

Grigory Oparin and Evgenija Ovod win Russian Higher Leagues

Grigory Oparin and Evgenija Ovod win Russian Higher Leagues

The Russian Higher Leagues for men and women were held from 22nd June to 1st July in Kolomna, Moscow Oblast. Top five finishers from each section qualify for the Superfinal which will take place in Novosibirsk. Grigory Oparin won the men’s championship outright with 6,5 points from 9 rounds. Eight players finished half a point [...]

GM Branko Damljanovic winner of Silver Lake Open

GM Branko Damljanovic winner of Silver Lake Open

The 10th Silver Lake Chess Festival was held from 19-26th June in Silver Lake, Veliko Gradiste, Serbia, with a record number of 260 participants. The Festival consisted of Open A for players rated over 2000, Open B for players rated under 2200, Open C for players rated under 1700, Silver Star Blitz, Bughouse tournament and [...]

Chengdu FIDE Women Grand Prix

Chengdu FIDE Women Grand Prix

The Chinese Chess Association, in partnership with the International Chess Federation (FIDE), is organizing the fourth tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix series 2015/2016 from 1-15th July in Chengdu, China. A round robin tournament with twelve top women players will be held in Wang Jiang Hotel *****. The event is sponsored by Chinese Chess [...]

World Chess Open 2016

World Chess Open 2016

The 44th Annual World Open will be held from June 30-July 4, 2016 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The event has 9 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400, Under 1200, Under 900 and Unrated. The Open Section is a 9-round Swiss, 5-day tournament [...]

7th International “Terre degli Elimi” Tournament

7th International “Terre degli Elimi” Tournament

The 7th International Terre degli Elimi Tournament will be organized this summer by Alessandro Monaco and his chess club “Amici della Scacchiera” (Chessboard Friends) on the west side of the Sicily island in Erice. Three Opens, A for players with ≥1900 rating, B for players with < 1900 rating in 9 rounds and C for [...]

Grand Chess Tour Leuven LIVE!

Grand Chess Tour Leuven LIVE!

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Johann Hjartarson is champion of Iceland

Johann Hjartarson is champion of Iceland

The 2016 Icelandic Chess Championship was held from 31st May to 11th June at the Tónlistarskóli in Seltjarnarness. Twelve players with the average elo 2403 competed in the round robin tournament. Former World Championship candidate GM Johann Hjartarson finished clear first with 8,5/11 points to claim his 6th title of national champion. Previously he won [...]

Teplice Open 2016

Teplice Open 2016

SK Teplice is holding its 11th International Chess Tournament from 11-19th June at the House of Culture in Teplice, Czech Republic. 179 players from 30 countries are competing in the 9-round Swiss event. Among them are 17 Grandmasters and 23 International Masters. The total prize fund is 170.000,- CZK. Official website Participants: 1 GM Movsesian [...]

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