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GM Georg Meier convincing in Vaxjo

GM Georg Meier convincing in Vaxjo

The Elite Hotels Open and Lilla Elite Hotels Open took place from 13-15th February, 2015, in Vaxjo, a city in Sweden. The events were played in an 8-round Swiss format with tempo of play 15′ + 5″ for the first 4 rounds and 90′ + 30″ for the second half of the tournament. German Olympic player GM Georg Meier won The [...]

Zurich Chess Challenge – Anand wins, joins Nakamura in lead

Zurich Chess Challenge – Anand wins, joins Nakamura in lead

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand defeated Levon Aronian in the 2nd round of the 2015 Zurich Chess Challenge, after the Armenian player run into deeply prepared line of the Gruenfeld Indian defence. Vladimir Kramnik created some pressure from the white side of Reti Opening in the game with Hikaru Nakamura. However, the American solved the [...]

IM Alexander Donchenko wins Aarhus Chess House GM Tournament 2015

IM Alexander Donchenko wins Aarhus Chess House GM Tournament 2015

The Aarhus Chess House GM Tournament 2015 took place from 7th to 14th February, 2015, in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. The event was a 10-player round-robin tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″. German player IM Alexander Donchenko emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points and earned a GM norm, [...]

Alexander Nosenko tops Lienz Open 2015

Alexander Nosenko tops Lienz Open 2015

The 18th International Lienz Open took place from 7th to 14th February, 2015, at the RGO-Arena Julius-Durst-Straße 6, 9900 Lienz, a medieval town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with first prize in the amount of 1900 EUR in cash. Ukrainian GM Alexander Nosenko edged IM Roland Loetscher from Switzerland [...]

Zurich Chess Challenge – Hikaru Nakamura starts with a win

Zurich Chess Challenge – Hikaru Nakamura starts with a win

Hikaru Nakamura started the classical section of the 2015 Zurich Chess Challenge with a win over Fabiano Caruana. The game opened as h3-Naidorf Sicilian, where soon Nakamura sacrificed a pawn for positional pressure. It looked liked white started to consolidate small material advantage, but then he went astray and black launched a devastating attack that [...]

FIDE Tbilisi Grand Prix – Round 1 Pairings

FIDE Tbilisi Grand Prix – Round 1 Pairings

The 3rd tournament of the FIDE Grand Prix was opened tonight at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia. After the drawing of lots the first round pairings are known: Dominguez – Radjabov Svidler – Giri Vachier-Lagrave – Mamedyarov Kasimdzhanov – Grischuk Andreikin – Jakovenko Tomashevsky – Jobava The games are starting at 15:00 local [...]

Kuwait Chess Championships 2015

Kuwait Chess Championships 2015

The Kuwait Chess Federation organized Kuwait Men’s and Women’s Individual Chess Championships, together with Under 16 Individual Championship from 27th January to 7th February 7, 2015. The men’s event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. CM Khaled Hashem and Bader Alkhaldi  shared the first place with 7.5 /9 points each, but [...]

GM Abdullah Al-Rakib wins CJKS-Prime Distribution Group GM Chess Tournament

GM Abdullah Al-Rakib wins CJKS-Prime Distribution Group GM Chess Tournament

The CJKS-Prime Distribution Group GM Tournament 2015 took place on 5-13th February, 2015, in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The event was a 10-player round-robin tournament including 3 Grandmasters, 4 International Masters, 1 Woman Grandmaster and 2 FIDE Masters. The winners received two thousand five hundred US dollars (2,500 $) in total. GM Abdullah Al-Rakib of Bangladesh Navy became champion. Rakib earned 6 [...]

GM Nikita Maiorov wins Bergquell Open

GM Nikita Maiorov wins Bergquell Open

GM Nikita Maiorov (Belarus) emerged a clear winner of the Bergquell Open 2015 with 5,5/7 points. The event was organized by Chess Club 1994 OberlanD e.V. from 7th to 12th February in Lautersdorf, Germany. The second place was shared in a three-way tie by GM Yuri Solodovnichenko (Ukraine), GM Henrik Teske (Germany) and GM Vladimir [...]

Peoples Tournament in Santa Clara, California

Peoples Tournament in Santa Clara, California

The 40th Peoples Tournament is set to take place from 14-16th February, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, California, USA. The event consists of five elo sections. The tournament format is 6-round Swiss with the time control 40/120, sd30, d5. The total prize fund is $20,000 based on [...]

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