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Ogulcan Kanmazalp takes the trophy in Llucmajor Open

Ogulcan Kanmazalp takes the trophy in Llucmajor Open

Turkish IM Ogulcan Kanmazalp emerged clear winner of the 4th Open Internacional Llucmajor, that was held from 10-17th May at the Club Náutico Viejo de LLucmajor, near Palma de Mallorca. The 9-round Swiss tournament attracted 201 players from 32 countries. Among them were 27 Grandmasters and 26 International Masters. Ogulcan Kanmazalp finished on top with [...]

European Individual Women’s Chess Championship Started

European Individual Women’s Chess Championship Started

The 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 started on Tuesday in Oazis Palace Chakvi hotel in Chakvi, Georgia. The event was opened by a symbolic move which was made by Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of the European Chess Union in the game on the top board between the first seed Georgian GM Nana Dzagnidze and [...]

Jakovenko, Karjakin win in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Jakovenko, Karjakin win in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

The Ugra nominee in the FIDE Grand Prix, Dmitry Jakovenko, bounced back to 50% score after defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the 5th round. The French player suffered second consecutive loss after a terrible oversight that cost him a pawn. Sergey Karjakin grinded Evgeny Tomashevsky in a marathon game that lasted seven hours and 99 moves. [...]

Fabiano Caruana takes lead in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Fabiano Caruana takes lead in Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix

Italian-American star Fabiano Caruana moved into lead in the FIDE Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk by scoring a second consecutive victory. Today he won with black against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Serious home preparation of those players who had Black today resulted in three rather quick draws. In other three encounters White had initiative after the opening, and [...]

GM Hammer wins EnterCard Scandinavian Masters to qualify for Norway Chess 2015

GM Hammer wins EnterCard Scandinavian Masters to qualify for Norway Chess 2015

The EnterCard Scandinavian Masters took place from 10-15th May, 2015, in Oslo, the capital and largest city in Norway. The event was a 6-player round-robin tournament with the average FIDE rating of 2627. The participants played 5 rounds in a classical format with 2 points for a win and 1 points for a draw, followed by 5 [...]

GM Boris Chatalbashev dominant in 3rd Stein am Rhein Spring Open

GM Boris Chatalbashev dominant in 3rd Stein am Rhein Spring Open

The 3rd Stein am Rhein Spring Open took place from 1-3rd May, 2015, in a palm garden in Stein am Rhein, a medieval town in Switzerland. The event was a 5-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. Bulgarian GM Boris Chatalbashev emerged a clear winner with 4,5/5 points, leaving the nearest followers [...]

GM Yuri Vovk tops International Open “Petrovac 2015″

GM Yuri Vovk tops International Open “Petrovac 2015″

Montenegro Chess Federation and “Vile Oliva” organized the International Open Chess Tournament “Petrovac 2015″ from 8-14th May. The 9-round Swiss open was held at the hotel “Vile Oliva” in Petrovac, Budva Riviera, Montenegro. Top seed Ukrainian player  GM Yuri Vovk emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind. The second place [...]

IM Emory Tate wins 1st Pathena Open Chess Tournament – Press Release

IM Emory Tate wins 1st Pathena Open Chess Tournament – Press Release

IM Emory Tate won in great attacking style the first Pathena Open Chess Tournament, organised in the first week of May in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In the seven-round tournament he was the best player and after six rounds it was already clear that he would be the winner. In an impressive attacking way, he managed [...]

FIDE World Schools Chess Championship – Round 6

FIDE World Schools Chess Championship – Round 6

The FIDE World Schools Championship held at the Dusit Thani Beach Resort in Pattaya, Thailand from 7-14 May 2015 has entered the decisive phase. After six rounds of play, with the social nite and blitz championships over, three tense single round games will determine the 2015 winners and perhaps also show us new big talents [...]

European Team Chess Championship 2015

European Team Chess Championship 2015

The Icelandic Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union organizes the European Team Chess Championship which will be held from November 12th (day of arrival) until November 22nd 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The 2015 ETCC is held in Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll sports-arena, the number one sports and exhibition centre in Reykjavik, which was [...]

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