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GM Nazar Firman wins Isthmia Open 2015

GM Nazar Firman wins Isthmia Open 2015

The Korinthia Chess Academy “Argonaftis” organized the 5th International Tournament Isthmia 2015 on 18-25th August at the Poseidon Resort Hotel in Loutraki, Korinthia, Greece. The main Open A for players rated over 1900 FIDE gathered 50 participants. GM Nazar Firman from Ukraine took a clear first place with 7,0/9 points to claim the top prize [...]

First Arab Chess Olympiad Championships 2015 to be held in Agadir

First Arab Chess Olympiad Championships 2015 to be held in Agadir

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation has the honor to organize the 1st Arab Chess Olympiad Championships from October 1 to October 21, 2015, in the city of Agadir, Morocco. The event will be held under the auspices of FIDE and the Arab Chess Federation (ACF) and will be split into the following groups: – Arab [...]

GM Tamaz Gelashvili wins Manhattan Open on tie-break

GM Tamaz Gelashvili wins Manhattan Open on tie-break

The 14th Annual Manhattan Open was held from August 21-23, 2015, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave. (32nd-33rd St, across from Penn Station), New York, NY. The event had 6 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The tournament format was 5-round Swiss, 40/110, SD/30, d10. The main [...]

IM Francesco Rambaldi wins Vienna Open on tie-break

IM Francesco Rambaldi wins Vienna Open on tie-break

The 19th Vienna Chess Open was held from 15-23rd August, 2015, at the Wiener Rathaus in Vienna, Austria. The event was organized by the Wiener Schachverband and has attracted over 800 chess players accross four sections. The main Open A had 459 players from 43 countries, including 21 Grandmasters and 39 International Masters. Five players [...]

Zubov, Miron and Bajarani tie for the first in Arad

Zubov, Miron and Bajarani tie for the first in Arad

The 8th Arad International Chess Festival 2015 (Arad Open) took place from August 6 – 12, in Arad, a city in western Romania, situated near Hungarian border, 250 KM from Budapest. The event was a 9-round Swiss open with prize fund of over 9,000 Euro and first prize in the amount of nearly 2,400 Euro. GM Alexander Zubov (Ukraine), IM [...]

2015 French champions: GM Christian Bauer and IM Almira Skripchenko

2015 French champions: GM Christian Bauer and IM Almira Skripchenko

The 90th French Men Championship and 2015 French Women Championship took place from August 9-20, 2015, in Saint-Quentin, France. The events were played in a 12-player round-robin format and most of the strongest French players participated. GM Christian Bauer and GM Tigran Gharamian tied for the first place at 7,5 points each and a direct playoff match [...]

Tomashevsky and Goriachkina are Russia’s Chess Champions (Photos)

Tomashevsky and Goriachkina are Russia’s Chess Champions (Photos)

The Russian Championship Superfinals, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, were completed in Chita on August 20. In the men’s tournament, Igor Lysyj defeated Vladislav Artemiev. The games Tomashevsky – Svidler, Jakovenko – Karjakin, Vitiugov – Khairullin, Dubov – Motylev, and Khismatullin – Bukavshin were drawn. The Saratov grandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky became [...]

6th Central California Open

6th Central California Open

The 6th Annual Central California Open was held from August 14-16, 2015, at the Doubletree Hotel, 2233 Ventura St, Fresno, California. The event was held in four sections – Open, U2050, U1650 and U1250 – and completed through five rounds of Swiss system. The main Open section had 27 participants. GM Enrico Sevillano finished clear [...]

Serbian Premier League 2015

Serbian Premier League 2015

The Serbian Premier League for men is taking place from 20-30th August, 2015, in Hotel Šumarice, Kragujevac. Twelve teams are competing in the round robin event. Top rated players are Ivanisevic Ivan 2662, Dreev Aleksey 2638, Solak Dragan 2622, Markus Robert 2621, Predojevic Borki 2621, Perunovic Milos 2614, Georgiev Kiril 2607, Nikolic Predrag 2606, Parligras [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 10 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 10 Report

Tomashevsky and Goriachkina lead before Superfinal’s last round Games of round 10 of the Russian Championship Superfinal, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, were played in Chita on August 19. Official website / Men’s games with analysis / Women’s games with analysis Vladislav Artemiev and Denis Khismatullin played out a popular variation [...]

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