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Canadian GM Eric Hansen is winner of Guernsey Open

Canadian GM Eric Hansen is winner of Guernsey Open

The 40th Guernsey International Chess Festival took place on 19-25 October 2014 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The Festival consisted of two events – Open and Holiday (U1800 FIDE). Both sections were played over seven rounds of Swiss system. Grandmaster Eric Hansen from Canada won the main Open tournament with 6,5/7 points, leaving the second [...]

Clement Stahl wins Réunion Open

Clement Stahl wins Réunion Open

The 16th International Réunion Island Open was held from 18th to 25th October at the Salle des Fetes de Bellepierre in Saint-Denis, Réunion Island. The tournament was organized by the Echiquier du Nord and was completed over 9 rounds of Swiss system. 57 players from 13 clubs competed. Clement Stahl from Club du Canal St-Martin [...]

World Senior Chess Championships 2014 started in Katerini

World Senior Chess Championships 2014 started in Katerini

The 24th FIDE World Senior Championships have started at the Olympus Riviera of Katerini in Greece, with the participation of 163 players from 40 countries and a prize fund of €20.000 for the winners! The event is held under excellent playing conditions in the conference center of the 5-star “Mediterranean Village” resort hotel. Top names [...]

Leaders emerge at EYCC 2014 in Batumi

Leaders emerge at EYCC 2014 in Batumi

The 24th European Youth Chess Championship 2014 is afoot in Georgian coastal town Batumi. After 5 rounds we already have the leaders in their age groups. In the group Boys U18 Valerii Iovcov (MDA) and FM Melih Yurtseven (TUR) are in the lead with 4.5 points. U16 IM Maksim Vavulin (RUS) and Andreas Kelires (CYP) [...]

Historical win for Hou Yifan in Corsica

Historical win for Hou Yifan in Corsica

The reigning World Women Champion Hou Yifan continues to write history winning the strong 18th Corsican Circuit that took place on 18-22nd October 2014 in Corsica, an island in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to France. The hefty prize fund in the amount of 95.000 € gathered 800 players from 30 different countries, including the former World Champion Viswanathan Anand. Hou [...]

Magnus Carlsen to play in Tata Steel, De Rotterdam and Nieuwspoort added as venues

Magnus Carlsen to play in Tata Steel, De Rotterdam and Nieuwspoort added as venues

Reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will take on some of his biggest competitors at the 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament from 9-25 January, 2015. Current world number two and rising star of the chess world Fabiano Caruana, and winner of the 2014 Tata Steel Chess Tournament Levon Aronian will both play at the tournament. [...]

Reno Western States Open 2014

Reno Western States Open 2014

The 32nd Annual Sands Regency Reno – Western States Open was held on 17-19th October at the Sands Regency Hotel in Reno, Nevada, USA. The tournament consisted of five sections and was completed over six rounds of Swiss system. The total prize fund was $25,000 based on 275 entries, with $16,250 guaranteed. A total of [...]

Three rounds completed at EYCC 2014 in Batumi

Three rounds completed at EYCC 2014 in Batumi

The third round of the European Youth Chess Championship 2014 in Batumi was completed on Tuesday, and in some groups favorites already emerged. In the oldest boys group three players have maximum score – Valerii Iovcov from Romania, IM Alexey Zenzera from Russia and FM Melih Yurtseven from Turkey. Yurtseven defeated the top seed GM [...]

FM Artem Gilevych and Giuseppe Imburgia winners of 4th Liscate Chess Trophy

FM Artem Gilevych and Giuseppe Imburgia winners of 4th Liscate Chess Trophy

The 4th Liscate Chess Trophy 2014 took part on 17-19th October 2014 at the Centro Civico Polifunzionale in Liscate, a commune in the Province of Milan in the Italian region of Lombardy. The event was split into two separate tournaments – Open A (for players rated over 1800) and Open B (for players below 1850). Both [...]

Opening Ceremony of FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent

Opening Ceremony of FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent

The second stage of FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 was officially opened on Monday evening at the Gallery of Fine Arts in Tashkent. The tournament’s opening ceremony was attended by chess players, officials, sponsors, national and international media. From 21st October till 2nd November over eleven rounds, the strongest players in the world will compete [...]

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