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Ivan Ivanisevic winner of 2015 Karposh Open

Ivan Ivanisevic winner of 2015 Karposh Open

Serbian Grandmaster Ivan Ivanisevic won the 2015 Karposh Open in Skopje after concluding the competition with 7,5/9 points, leaving the group of eight followers half a point behind. The Karposh Open is a traditional chess event organized by the municipality Karposh, Skopje, in collaboration with Chess Club Gambit Asseco SEE. It run from 27th March [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Final Game 2

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Final Game 2

The second game of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship final match was played in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on April 3. Mariya Muzychuk had White and started the game with 1.е4. Her third move (3.Bb5) came as a surprise for Natalia Pogonina, because earlier Muzychuk played mostly 3.d4. Having spent around 10 minutes [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Final Game 1

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Final Game 1

The final match of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship started in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on April 2. Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) and Natalia Pogonina (Russia) are competing for the chess crown in a 4-game match with classical time control (90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, [...]

IM Anwesh wins March “Lviv Tradition” (IM Group)

IM Anwesh wins March “Lviv Tradition” (IM Group)

The March “Lviv Tradition” (IM Group) was held from 24-29th March 2015, at the Hotel Nton, in the splendid city of Lviv, situated in western Ukraine. The event was a 10-player tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. Indian IM Upadhyaya Anwesh emerged a clear winner with 6,5/9 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind. WFM [...]

Pogonina and M.Muzychuk set for final match of 2015 FIDE World Chess Championship

Pogonina and M.Muzychuk set for final match of 2015 FIDE World Chess Championship

The tie-breaks of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship Semifinals were played in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on March 31. The matches Pia Cramling (Sweden) – Natalia Pogonina (Russia) and Harika Dronavalli (India) – Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) continued with quicker time controls following 1-1 draws after the first two classical games. In their first [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 5.2

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 5.2

The SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) hosted the second games of the FIDE Women’s World Championship Semifinals. The Russian Natalia Pogonina defeated Pia Cramling (Sweden) as White and equalized the match. The game between Harika Dronavalli (India) and Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) ended in a draw. Both matches are tied, and their outcome will be determined [...]

Dragan Bozilov tops 141st MGU Open 2015

Dragan Bozilov tops 141st MGU Open 2015

The 141st MGU Open 2015 was held on 28-29th 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 [...]

Urii Eliseev and Daria Charochkina are new Moscow Champions

Urii Eliseev and Daria Charochkina are new Moscow Champions

The final events of the Moscow Chess Championships for men and women were held from 14-22nd March at the Russian State Social University. In the men section GM Urii Eliseev and IM David Paravyan shared the first place with 6,5/9 points each. Eliseev is declared winner on better tie-break. The bronze medal was also decided [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 5.1

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 5.1

The Semifinal matches of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship started in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on March 29. Four players continue competing for the chess crown: Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) faces Harika Dronavalli (India), and Pia Cramling (Sweden) meets Natalia Pogonina (Russia). These matches consist of two games with the following time control: 90 [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 4 Tiebreaks

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 4 Tiebreaks

The tie-breaks of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship were played in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on March 28. Six players returned to the venue to determine the semifinalists in rapid and blitz games. Natalia Pogonina (Russia) once again used the Benko gambit against Zhao Xue (China). Yesterday this opening allowed her to come [...]

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