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Surya Sekhar Ganguly convincing in Doeberl Cup 2017

Surya Sekhar Ganguly convincing in Doeberl Cup 2017

The 55th edition of Doeberl Cup took place from 13-17th April, 2017 in at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. The event consisted of five tournaments: – Premier Tournament, a 9-round Swiss for the players rated above FIDE 1900 or ACF 1800. Prize fund $14,550 (first place – $4,000). – Major & Minor Tournaments, [...]

2nd FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow

2nd FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow

The second FIDE Grand Prix will take place from 11-22nd May at the Central Telegraph, the venue of 2016 Candidates Tournament, in Moscow, Russia. A press conference dedicated to the FIDE Grand Prix was held today in Moscow, with Ilya Merenzon, President of World Chess, Evgeny Kaspersky of the Kaspersky Lab, Mark Glukhovsky, CEO of [...]

Nikita Vitiugov wins GRENKE Chess Open

Nikita Vitiugov wins GRENKE Chess Open

Nikita Vitiugov emerged winner of the GRENKE Chess Open 2017 after concluding the race with 7,5/9 points and edging the opposition on tie-break. Three other players, Maxim Matlakov, Etienne Bacrot and Zdenko Kozul, scored 7,5 points as well, but due to a better Buchholz, Vitiugov clinched the title. Before the last round, Nikita Vitiugov and [...]

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Zurich

Hikaru Nakamura’s trifecta in Zurich

The winner of 2015 and 2016 is also on top in 2017 again – on the final day, the American Hikaru Nakamura again showed his outstanding class and won the Blitz tournament half a point ahead of the Indian Viswanathan Anand and a full point ahead of Ian Nepomniachtchi, who had shared first place with [...]

Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez de La Roda 2017

Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez de La Roda 2017

The 44th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez de La Roda was organized by the Club Polideportivo de La Roda from 12-16th April, 2017 at La Caja Blanca in La Roda, Albacete, Spain. International Masters Jose Angel Guerra Mendez (Cuba) and Juan Luis Ramiro Ovejero (Spain) excelled in the field of 263 players with 12 Grandmasters to [...]

Emilio Cordova wins Mexican Open 2017

Emilio Cordova wins Mexican Open 2017

The 63rd Open Chess Championship of Mexico was held from 11-16th April at the Hotel Radisson Poliforum, León, Guanajuato. More than 1300 players competed in the various age and elo sections. The main open event had 151 participants. Grandmaster Emilio Cordova from Peru emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points. Official website Final standings: 1 GM [...]

Karpov Poikovsky Tournament 2017

Karpov Poikovsky Tournament 2017

The 18th Karpov Poikovsky Tournament is set to take place from 18-27th April at the Sports School “Neptune” in Poikovsky, Nefteyugansk Ugra, Russia. The round robin tournament with ten players has the average elo of 2679. The event will be visited by Anatoly Karpov, Sergey Karjakin and Olympic boxing champion Vyacheslav Yanovsky. Participants: Ernesto Inarkiev [...]

Vyacheslav Ikonnikov winner of Metz Open 2017

Vyacheslav Ikonnikov winner of Metz Open 2017

The 35th International Metz Open was held from 8-14th April at the Complexe Sportif St Symphorien in Metz, France. Russian Grandmaster Vyacheslav Ikonnikov emerged clear winner ahead of Sergey Fedorchuk and Namig Guliyev. 73 participants competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament, organized by the chess club Metz Alekhine. The total prize fund was 10,000 EUR, [...]

European Women’s Chess Championship – Round 4

European Women’s Chess Championship – Round 4

Four rounds have been already played at the 18th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2017 in Riga and six players are in the lead. Nana Dzagnidze, the sole leader form the previous round drew her game against Anna Muzychuk, which gave the opportunity for other contestants to catch her lead. Former World Champion Mariya Muzychuk [...]

GRENKE Chess Open starts with 1202 participants

GRENKE Chess Open starts with 1202 participants

The GRENKE Chess Open 2017 has broken all records. 1,202 participants have registered for what is currently the largest open chess tournament in the world. In group A, 688 participants including over 200 title holders are fighting for a total prize pool of 37,000 Euros, with 10,000 Euros awaiting the winner. In group B, 384 [...]

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