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Fidel Corrales convincing in Cleveland Open

Fidel Corrales convincing in Cleveland Open

The 9th Annual Cleveland Open was held from August 12-14, 2016, at the Marriott Cleveland Airport, 4277 W 150th Street, Cleveland, Ohio. The tournament had four sections – Open, U2100, U1700 and U1300. The format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. The main Open section had 49 players. GM Fidel Corrales [...]

Martyn Kravtsiv wins Riga Technical University Open on tie-break

Martyn Kravtsiv wins Riga Technical University Open on tie-break

The 2016 Riga Technical University Open was organized by the Latvian Chess Federation and Riga Technical University from 8-14th August at the International Exhibition Centre “Kipsala” in Riga, Latvia. The Festival consisted of five tournaments: Grandmaster Open A, Baltic Law Offices Open B (9 rounds, for players rated U2300), Weekend Amateur Open C (7 rounds, [...]

European Youth Chess Championship 2016

European Youth Chess Championship 2016

The European Youth Chess Championship 2016 is set to take place from 17-28th August at the Top Hotel Praha in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. The Championship is organized by AVE-KONTAKT Pardubice agency, Czech Chess Federation and the European Chess Union. The tournament is played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 [...]

Isle of Man International 2016

Isle of Man International 2016

The 2016 Isle of Man International Chess Tournament will be held in Douglas from 1 to 9 October 2016, sponsored by Chess.com and the Scheinberg family. The Masters event will be a 9-round Swiss open with a prize fund of £50,000, including a first prize of £12,000, and four-figure prizes down to tenth place. Five [...]

EU Youth Chess Championship 2016

EU Youth Chess Championship 2016

The 2016 EU Youth Chess Championship took place from 5-14th August in Kouty nad Desnou, Czech Republic. The event was organized by the Sachovy klub Svetla nad Sazavou in cooperation with the Czech Chess Federation and under the patronage of the ECU. Boys and girls played in the same tournament, but were ranked separately. The [...]

Karjakin is optimistic about the World Chess Championship 2016

Karjakin is optimistic about the World Chess Championship 2016

One more obstacle for the WCC 2016 complete

Wesley So wins 2016 Sinquefield Cup

Wesley So wins 2016 Sinquefield Cup

After a very dramatic round, America’s #3 rated player, Wesley So, won the 2016 Sinquefield Cup. His road to victory was not easy, as today there were several different scenarios in which someone could have tied with him, sending them to the playoffs tomorrow; in the case he lost, someone could have passed him! Wesley [...]

Loek Van Wely winner of 20th HZ Tournament

Loek Van Wely winner of 20th HZ Tournament

The 20th Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament was organized by Stichting Schaak Walcheren from 6-13th August at the HZ University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen, Netherlands. The 9-round Swiss tournament attracted 262 players from 15 countries, including 14 Grandmasters and 21 International Masters. Local star Loek Van Wely emerged clear winner with an excellent score of 8,0/9 [...]

Southern Chess Congress 2016

Southern Chess Congress 2016

The 47th Annual Southern Chess Congress will be held from August 19-21, 2016, at the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (August 19-21) or 2-day [...]

Andrei Istratescu clear first in Arad Open

Andrei Istratescu clear first in Arad Open

French Grandmaster Andrei Istratescu is the winner of the main event of 9th Arad International Chess Festival that was held 6-12th August in Continental Hotel in Arad, Romania. Istratescu collected 7,5 points from 9 rounds, leaving a large group of followers half a point behind. The main event Railway Bank – Astra Open had 247 [...]

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