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Paracin Open 2015 won by IM Mladen Milenkovic

Paracin Open 2015 won by IM Mladen Milenkovic

The Open Chess Tournament Paracin 2015 took place from 15th to 19th January, 2015, in Paracin, Serbia. The event was a 7-round Swiss tournament with time control 90′ + 30″. IM Mladen Milenkovic edged IM Boroljub Zlatanovic on tie-break after both players finished with 6/7 points. Third place was shared in a six-way tie by [...]

Texas Masters Chess Tournament

Texas Masters Chess Tournament

The Texas Masters Chess Tournament was a 5-round Swiss that took place from 17-19th January at the Dallas Chess Club, 75080 Richardson, Texas, USA. 30 players competed in the single FIDE rated section with time control of G/90 inc/30. Grandmaster Elshan Moradiabadi and International Master Andrey Gorovets shared the first place with 4,0/5 points each. [...]

Gata Kamsky convincing in Liberty Bell Open 2015

Gata Kamsky convincing in Liberty Bell Open 2015

Reigning US champion Gata Kamsky continued the string of excellent results in the open events having convincingly won the 47th Liberty Bell Open with 6,5/7 points. The nearest followers were left full point behind. Kamsky collected 2130 USD for the effort. The Liberty Bell Open was held over the Martin Luther King weekend from January [...]

Martin Metev wins 132nd MGU Open 2015

Martin Metev wins 132nd MGU Open 2015

The 132nd MGU Open 2015 was held on 17-18th January, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev and Chess Club “An Pasan” in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated below 2200 and it will be valid for FIDE and national rating. [...]

GM Vitaly Kunin wins 18th Neujahrs Open 2015 on tie-break

GM Vitaly Kunin wins 18th Neujahrs Open 2015 on tie-break

The 18th edition of Neujahrs Open was organized by Chess Club “SV Chemie Guben 1990 e.V.” on 2-6th January 2015 in Guben, a town on the Lusatian Neisse river in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. The event was a 9-round Swiss open tournament with tempo of play 120 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 seconds increment starting from [...]

GM Aleksandr Nosenko clear first in Prague

GM Aleksandr Nosenko clear first in Prague

The 14th International Chess Festival Prague Open 2015 was held from 9th to 16th January, 2015, in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The event is organized by AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. as a part of the Czech Tour 2014/2015 Series and will take place at the Olympik Hotel ****, Sokolovska 138, Praha 8. The 9-round Swiss event was topped by GM [...]

Gata Kamsky with top prize in Chesapeake Open

Gata Kamsky with top prize in Chesapeake Open

The 7th Annual Chesapeake Open took place from 9-11th January at the Rockville Hilton in Rockville, Maryland, USA. The tournament format was 5-round Swiss and there were seven sections: Championship (FIDE rated), U2200, U2000, U1800, U1600, U1300 and U1000. The organizers popularize an innovative prizing system where prizes are based on score and not on [...]

GM Khismatullin wins Memorial Dvorkovich Rapid Cup 2015

GM Khismatullin wins Memorial Dvorkovich Rapid Cup 2015

The 2015 Vladimir Dvorkovich Rapid Cup, Stage of the Russian Rapid Chess Cup Men 2015, took place from 14th to 16th January, 2015, at the Congress Hotel, in Taganrog, Russia. The event was an 11-round Swiss tournament with the participation of nearly 150 players. GM Denis Khismatullin emerged a clear winner with 9/11 points, leaving the nearest [...]

Andrey Baryshpolets wins Parsvnath Chess Tournament (Video)

Andrey Baryshpolets wins Parsvnath Chess Tournament (Video)

Grandmaster Andrey Baryshpolets of Ukraine won the 13th Parsvanth International Grandmasters chess tournament after defeating GM Deepan Chakkravarthy in the 10th and final round that concluded here. It was a three-way tie for the top spot and Baryshpolets was followed by Ivan Popov of Russia and Alberto David of Italy who finished second and third [...]

Kirill Alekseenko wins Andranik Margaryan Memorial

Kirill Alekseenko wins Andranik Margaryan Memorial

The 18-years old Russian talent IM Kirill Alekseenko took a clear first place at the Andranik Margaryan Memorial that was held from 8-16th January in Armenia. Alekseenko collected 6,5/9 points, leaving the second placed GM Hovik Hayrapetyan half a point behind. The 10-player round robin event with the average elo 2446 was organized by the [...]

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