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Festival Sudamericano de la Juventud de 2014

Festival Sudamericano de la Juventud de 2014

The 11th Festival de Ajedrez Sudamericano de la Juventud is taking place on 8-14th September at the Torre de las Telecomunicaciones de Antel in Montevideo, Uruguay. The official event of the American Chess Confederation is organized by the Uruguayan Chess Federation under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Sport, the Ministry of Education [...]

GM Erwin L’Ami wins Chefchaouen Festival

GM Erwin L’Ami wins Chefchaouen Festival

The 13th edition of the International Chess Festival  took place on 1-5th September 2014 in Chefchaouen, a city in northwest Morocco, famous for its buildings in shades of blue. The festival consisted of a 9-round Swiss Open and a 13-round Marathon blitz, both won by GM Erwin L’Ami from the Netherlands. L’Ami emerged a clear [...]

GM Andrey Vovk clear first in Trieste

GM Andrey Vovk clear first in Trieste

The 16th International Chess Festival of Trieste took place from 30th August to 6th September 2014 in the city of Trieste, Italy. The 9-round Swiss Open tournament was convincingly won by Ukrainian GM Andrey Vovk, who scored 7,5 points and left the runner-up a full point behind. The champion lifted the trophy and grabbed the first [...]

Fabiano Caruana superb in 2014 Sinquefield Cup

Fabiano Caruana superb in 2014 Sinquefield Cup

GM Fabiano Caruana has won the 2014 Sinquefield Cup undefeated, besting the strongest-rated field in chess history by a three-game margin. Article by Brian Jerauld. Caruana (8,5/10) went a record seven consecutive wins to start the U.S. super-tournament, then closed with three draws, including his final round match with GM Levon Aronian on Saturday. Considering [...]

Carlsen has taken his decision on the World Chess Championship 2014 (updated)

Carlsen has taken his decision on the World Chess Championship 2014 (updated)

The FIDE World Chess Championship 2014 is scheduled to take place 7th to 28th November of this year on the territory of the Olympic village of Sochi with a budget of 3 000 000 USD.

Le Quang Liem convincing in Webster SPICE Rapid Invitational

Le Quang Liem convincing in Webster SPICE Rapid Invitational

The Webster University in Saint Louis hosted the SPICE Rapid Invitational tournament on Saturday 6th September. 16 players, including nine Grandmasters, competed in the 6-round Swiss event. Grandmaster Le Quang Liem emerged convincing winner after concluding the race with perfect 6,0/6 score, full two points ahead of the chasing pack. Possibly the decisive moment in [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah – Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan share first place

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah – Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan share first place

Chinese Grandmasters Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan are the joint winners of the 6th and final stage of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix that was held in Sharjah, UAE. In the 11th round World Champion Hou Yifan defeated Alina L’Ami to catch her compatriot Ju Wenjun, who in turn escaped with an important draw against [...]

Sinquefield Cup 2014 LIVE!

Sinquefield Cup 2014 LIVE!

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Hou Yifan wins FIDE Grand Prix Series, Ju Wenjun takes lead in Sharjah

Hou Yifan wins FIDE Grand Prix Series, Ju Wenjun takes lead in Sharjah

With a draw against Elina Danielian in the 9th round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE, the World Champion Hou Yifan secured overall first place in the FIDE Women Grand Prix Series 2013-2014. Yifan’s main competitor in the Series, Humpy Koneru, fell behind in the standings and can not catch up with [...]

Caruana finishes historic run with draw against World Champion, wins $100,000

Caruana finishes historic run with draw against World Champion, wins $100,000

Clinching first place of the 2014 Sinquefield Cup is GM Fabiano Caruana, who claimed the lion’s share of the U.S. super tournament’s $315,000 prize fund with two rounds remaining.

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