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GM Matthew Sadler wins Vienna Blitz Open 2015 with perfect score

GM Matthew Sadler wins Vienna Blitz Open 2015 with perfect score

The 19th edition of Vienna Chess Open included a Blitz tournament which was held on August 16th, 2015. 137 players from 25 different countries took part in the 11-round Swiss event with time control 3′ + 2″. English GM Matthew Sadler emerged a convincing winner with the amazing 11/11 score. Sadler won all the games, [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 8 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 8 Report

Tomashevsky Retains Lead at Men’s Russian Championship Superfinal. Goriachkina Emerges on Top The games of round 8 of the Russian Championship, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, were played in Chita on August 17. Official website / Men’s games with analysis / Women’s games with analysis In the men’s section, Alexander Motylev [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 7 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 7 Report

Tomashevsky Leads at Men’s Russian Superfinal, Kosteniuk and Goriachkina Ahead in Women’s Section Games of round 7 of the Russian Championships Superfinal, the 68th for men and 65th for women, were played in Chita on August 16. Official website / Men’s games with analysis / Women’s games with analysis Evgeny Tomashevsky, who played White versus [...]

Vienna Chess Open 2015

Vienna Chess Open 2015

The 19th Vienna Chess Open is taking place from 15-23rd August, 2015, at the Wiener Rathaus in Vienna, Austria. The event is organized by the Wiener Schachverband and has attracted over 800 chess players accross four sections. The main Open A has 465 players from 43 countries, including 21 Grandmasters and 39 International Masters. There [...]

Split Chess Open 2015 concluded

Split Chess Open 2015 concluded

The 5th Split Chess Open 2015, organized by the Chess Club Brda, City of Split and Croatian Chess Federation, was held on 9-16th August at Hotel Zagreb in Split, Croatia. 198 players competed in the 9-round Swiss event with the prize fund of 8500 EUR. The tournament concluded with as many as ten players sharing [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 6 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 6 Report

Vitiugov Catches up with Leaders at Men’s Superfinal. Kosteniuk and Goriachkina Lead in Women’s Section Round 6 of the Russian Championship Superfinal, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, took place in Chita on August 14. Official website / Men’s games with analysis / Women’s games with analysis In the men’s contest, Peter [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 5 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal: Round 5 Report

Tomashevsky, Artemiev on Top in Men’s Russian Championship. Lagno, Kosteniuk, Goriachkina Lead Women’s Section The fifth round of the Russian Championship Superfinal, the 68th for men and the 65th for women, took place in Chita on August 13. On this day, the Health Academy held a master class for 50 young chess players from Chita. [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015-2016 announced

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015-2016 announced

FIDE announces the Women’s Grand Prix 2015-2016 which will give qualification to the Women’s World Championship match 2017. The schedule of the 4 events is the following: * 2-16 October 2015 in Monte Carlo, MONACO * February 2016 in Kish, IRAN * May 2016 in Tbilisi, GEORGIA * July 2016 in Chengdu, CHINA In total [...]

African Amateur Individual Chess Championship 2015

African Amateur Individual Chess Championship 2015

The 1st edition of the African Amateur Individual Chess Championship was held in the prestigious Matola City Village hotel in Maputo, Mozambique from the 31st of July 2015 (arrival) to 10th of August 2015 (departure). The event was organized by the Mozambican Chess Federation under the auspices of African Chess Confederation. The event had two [...]

Alexander Shabalov with crushing victory in United States Open Chess Championship

Alexander Shabalov with crushing victory in United States Open Chess Championship

Grandmaster Alexander Shabalov walked through the 116th Annual U.S. Open Chess Championship to convincingly win the event with 8,5/9 points, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. Shabalov scored eight consecutive wins from the start of the event and allowed only one draw in the last round against GM Illia Nyzhnyk. This is Shabalov’s [...]

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