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FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 2 Tiebreaks

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 2 Tiebreaks

Panic spread around the room as former world champion Anna Ushenina failed to appear on time

Kolkata Grandmasters Chess Tournament – Round 6 Video

Kolkata Grandmasters Chess Tournament – Round 6 Video

The 2nd Kolkata International Grandmasters Chess Tournament is taking place from 15-24th March at the Indian Council For Cultural Relations, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-71, India. Top seed, Nigel Short of England and Surya Sekhar Ganguly of India surged ahead to lead with 5.5 points each after the completion of the 6th round of [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 2.2

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 2.2

The concluding games of the 2nd round matches of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship were played on March 21 at SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana). There was a special guest at the tournament today – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Before the start of the round he came to the playing hall to greet [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 2.1

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 2.1

Soon Gunina sacrificed a piece, playing in style of Mikhail Tal – her sacrifice might have been unsound, but was very enterprising and led to a very sharp game.

Martin Metev wins 139th MGU Open 2015

Martin Metev wins 139th MGU Open 2015

The 139th MGU Open 2015 was held on 14-15th March, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev under the auspices of the University of mining and geology “St Ivan Rilski” Sofia,  Chess Club “An Pasan” and “Zora” Trading Company in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated [...]

Vladislav Artemiev winner of Agzamov Memorial

Vladislav Artemiev winner of Agzamov Memorial

The 17-years old Russian Grandmaster Vladislav Artemiev took the winner’s trophy in the 9th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov after edging his compatriot Vladislav Tkachiev on tie-break. The two players finished on 7,0/9 points each. The 9th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov was held on 10-20th March at the Shodlik Palace [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 1 Tiebreaks

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 1 Tiebreaks

Following the games with the classical time control, the third day of the FIDE Women’s World Championship (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) was reserved for the tie-breaks with rapid and blitz games. As many as 11 pairs were to settle the score in this format. A reminder about the tie-break regulations: It starts with two rapid games [...]

Reykjavik Open – Round 10, Closing Ceremony, Interview with Erwin L’ami (Video)

Reykjavik Open – Round 10, Closing Ceremony, Interview with Erwin L’ami (Video)

The 2015 edition of the traditional chess tournament Reykjavik Open was held from 10-18th March at the Harpa Conference Hall. A total of 274 players from 37 countries, including 42 Grandmasters and 30 International Masters, took part in the event. Grandmaster Erwin L’ami (NED 2605) secured the overall tournament victory with a game to spare [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 1.2

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 1.2

The return games of the first round of the FIDE Women’s World Championship were played at the CS Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on March 18. The top seeded players Humpy Koneru (India), Ju Wenjun (China), Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine), Victoria Cmilyte (Lithuania), Alexandra Kosteniuk, and Valentina Gunina (both – Russia) won their matches and advanced to [...]

Yeoh and Nur Nabila win 2015 Malaysian Championship

Yeoh and Nur Nabila win 2015 Malaysian Championship

The 2015 Malaysian Individual Chess Championship for men and women took place from 14th to 18th March in Kuala Lumpur, the capital and most populous city of Malaysia. The event was organized by the Malaysian Chess Federation and split into two tournaments – 9-round Swiss open for men and 9-round Swiss open for women. The [...]

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