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Bangkok Chess Club Open – Round 4

Bangkok Chess Club Open – Round 4

The Bangkok Chess Club Open saw many big fights in round four with the big upset of the day being GM Oliver Barbosa’s win over GM Nigel Short and which helped him join two former champions in GM Francisco Vallejo Pons and GM Jan Gustafsson on 4/4 and continue as one of the leaders. Gustafsson [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship viewed by more than 1 million people

FIDE Women’s World Championship viewed by more than 1 million people

The daily audience of the Championship games’ Internet broadcasts exceeded 100,000 spectators from 201 countries.

Bangkok Chess Club Open – Round 3

Bangkok Chess Club Open – Round 3

Today was the single double round for the Thailand Open Championship 2015 which overnight increased to 194 players and with the Challengers with 105 participants starting has created a new record number of entries but 299 is just one short of the targeted 300! In many respects the first three rounds set the pace for [...]

Nakamura, Krush Crowned 2015 U.S. Chess Champions

Nakamura, Krush Crowned 2015 U.S. Chess Champions

After two weeks of intense competition, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) crowned Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, 27, the 2015 U.S. Chess Champion and Grandmaster Irina Krush, 31, the 2015 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion. Krush hails from Brooklyn, N.Y. and Nakamura calls Saint Louis home. The win is familiar territory for Krush, [...]

Kashlinskaya, Savchenko win Moscow Rapid Championships

Kashlinskaya, Savchenko win Moscow Rapid Championships

Grandmasters Alina Kashlinskaya and Boris Savchenko have emerged winners of the Moscow Rapid Championships that were held on 11-12th April at the Russian State Social University. Alina Kashlinskaya and Dina Drozdova shared the first place in the women’s section with 7,0/9 points each. Kashlinskaya is declared champion on better tie-break score. WFM Anna Gvanceladze is [...]

Top Seeds Cruise In First Round of Thai Open Chess in Pattaya

Top Seeds Cruise In First Round of Thai Open Chess in Pattaya

A record 19 Grandmasters assembled in Pattaya on Sunday for the 15th Thailand Chess Open and showed why they had achieved their status with a near-perfect 18,5/19 start. Thailand’s largest and strongest open tournament, organised by the Bangkok Chess Club features world class players such as former World Championship challenger Nigel Short and top seeded [...]

Zaibi and Mezioud winners of FIDE Zone 4.1 Championships

Zaibi and Mezioud winners of FIDE Zone 4.1 Championships

The Tunisian Chess Federation hosted the 2015 FIDE Zone 4.1 Individual Chess Championships from 25th March to 1st April in Hammamet, Tunisia. 28 players of 4 countries gathered for the event held under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation (ACC). In the Open section 18 players from Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Tunisia competed for [...]

Ziaur Rahman Wins FIDE Zone 3.2 Chess Championship

Ziaur Rahman Wins FIDE Zone 3.2 Chess Championship

Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh won the FIDE Zone 3.2 Chess Championship that concluded at Nepal earlier this month. Bangladesh players dominated this event and took all the top four places. Ziaur Rahman started with a draw and ended with two draws to win the six middle rounds. He totaled 7½/9 to win by a [...]

Zhou Weiqi walked through Doeberl Cup Premier

Zhou Weiqi walked through Doeberl Cup Premier

Chinese Grandmaster Zhou Weiqi has won the Premier section of the 2015 Doeberl Cup after concluding the event with 7,5/9 points. He could even afford a last round loss, having amassed a big lead earlier in the tournament. The 2015 O2C Doeberl Cup took take place from 2-6th April at the University House, 1 Balmain [...]

Yuniesky Quesada Perez wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

Yuniesky Quesada Perez wins Philadelphia Open on tie-break

The 9th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter weekend from April 1-5, 2014, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cuban Grandmaster Yuniesky Quesada Perez took the winner’s trophy and bonus prize after edging Ioan Cristian Chirila of Romania on tie-break. The two players finished on 7,0/9 points each. The [...]

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