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Aleksei Pridorozhni stormed through Nezhmetdinov Memorial

Aleksei Pridorozhni stormed through Nezhmetdinov Memorial

Aleksei Pridorozhni, Grandmaster from Surgut in Ugra, convincingly won the 38th Nezhmetdinov Cup that was held from May 31st to June 8th at the Central Chess School in Kazan, Russia. Pridorozhni signed 8 points from nine rounds, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. Full standings below. The tournament with the 10,000 EUR prize [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 2 Recap

Paris Grand Chess Tour – Rapid Day 2 Recap

The rapid portion of the first leg of the Grand Chess Tour came to an end in Paris, and what a day it was! Report by WGM Tatev Abrahamyan Going into the second half of the event, world champion Magnus Carlsen was tied for first place with American GM Hikaru Nakamura. On paper, Carlsen had [...]

Russia-China friendly match starts in Moscow

Russia-China friendly match starts in Moscow

The traditional match between the national chess teams of Russia and China starts in Moscow. The opening ceremony of the friendship tournament, which was established in 2001, was held on 10 June 2016 at the Botvinnik Central House of Chess (14/1 Gogolevski Boulevard). Game dates: June 11-15. Games will begin at 3pm Moscow time. The [...]

China wins Belaya Ladya in Dagomys

China wins Belaya Ladya in Dagomys

The final of 2016 Belaya Ladya scholastic team competition ended on June 8 in Sochi. The team from China secured first place with a round to spare, however, second and third places were contested in a tense struggle. In the last round, Moscow lost to China 1-3, St. Petersburg defeated Volgograd Region 2.5-1.5, Sverdlovsk Region [...]

Emilio Cordova is 2016 American Champion

Emilio Cordova is 2016 American Champion

Emilio Cordova from Peru is crowned American Continental Champion after winning the tournament in El Salvador with 9,0/11 points. The 2016 Continental Championship was held from 28th May to 5th June, 2016, at the CIFCO in San Salvador, El Salvador. On the shared second place are Aleksandr Lenderman (USA) and Anton Kovalyov (Canada) with 8,5 [...]

Ivan Ivanisevic takes the trophy in Zalakaros

Ivan Ivanisevic takes the trophy in Zalakaros

Grandmaster Ivan Ivanisevic from Serbia has won the main section of the 35th Zalakaros Chess Festival that was held from 27th May to 4th June, 2016, in Zalakaros, Hungary. The event was organized by the Hungarian Chess Federation and Zalakaros City Council, under the patronage of Mr. Tamás Seszták, President of the Hungarian Chess Federation, [...]

Denis Kadric clear first in Bosna Open 2016

Denis Kadric clear first in Bosna Open 2016

The 21-years old Grandmaster Denis Kadric delighted the local fans in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, winning the 46th International Tournament “Bosna 2016″ that was held from 28th May to 3rd June. Kadric took a clear first place with 7,5/9 points in the field of 132 players from 12 countries. The tournament was sponsored by Federation [...]

Anna Ushenina wins European Women’s Championship

Anna Ushenina wins European Women’s Championship

Ukrainian Grandmaster and former World Champion Anna Ushenina (2450) added another prestigious trophy to her collection – the title of European Champion! She triumphed at the recently ended 17th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship, which took place in Mamaia, Romania from 26th May to 8th June. Ushenina took the lead after seven rounds and maintained [...]

Double gold for India in 2016 Asian Continental Championships

Double gold for India in 2016 Asian Continental Championships

Sethuraman S.P. and Kulkarni Bhakti from India emerged winners of the 2016 Asian Continental Chess Championships (men’s and women’s) that were held from 25th May to 3rd June at the Uzbekistan Hotel in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In the dramatic last round of the men’s section both overnight leaders Wei Yi and Le Quang Liem lost with [...]

Paris Grand Chess Tour

Paris Grand Chess Tour

The first leg of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour is set to take place from 9-12th June at La Maison de la Chimie in Paris, France. Ten Grandmasters will compete in the round robin rapid on 9-10th June and double round robin blitz on 11-12th June. The total prize fund is $150,000. Participants: Levon Aronian [...]

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