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GM Hammer wins EnterCard Scandinavian Masters to qualify for Norway Chess 2015

GM Hammer wins EnterCard Scandinavian Masters to qualify for Norway Chess 2015

The EnterCard Scandinavian Masters took place from 10-15th May, 2015, in Oslo, the capital and largest city in Norway. The event was a 6-player round-robin tournament with the average FIDE rating of 2627. The participants played 5 rounds in a classical format with 2 points for a win and 1 points for a draw, followed by 5 [...]

GM Boris Chatalbashev dominant in 3rd Stein am Rhein Spring Open

GM Boris Chatalbashev dominant in 3rd Stein am Rhein Spring Open

The 3rd Stein am Rhein Spring Open took place from 1-3rd May, 2015, in a palm garden in Stein am Rhein, a medieval town in Switzerland. The event was a 5-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. Bulgarian GM Boris Chatalbashev emerged a clear winner with 4,5/5 points, leaving the nearest followers [...]

GM Yuri Vovk tops International Open “Petrovac 2015″

GM Yuri Vovk tops International Open “Petrovac 2015″

Montenegro Chess Federation and “Vile Oliva” organized the International Open Chess Tournament “Petrovac 2015″ from 8-14th May. The 9-round Swiss open was held at the hotel “Vile Oliva” in Petrovac, Budva Riviera, Montenegro. Top seed Ukrainian player  GM Yuri Vovk emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind. The second place [...]

IM Emory Tate wins 1st Pathena Open Chess Tournament – Press Release

IM Emory Tate wins 1st Pathena Open Chess Tournament – Press Release

IM Emory Tate won in great attacking style the first Pathena Open Chess Tournament, organised in the first week of May in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In the seven-round tournament he was the best player and after six rounds it was already clear that he would be the winner. In an impressive attacking way, he managed [...]

FIDE World Schools Chess Championship – Round 6

FIDE World Schools Chess Championship – Round 6

The FIDE World Schools Championship held at the Dusit Thani Beach Resort in Pattaya, Thailand from 7-14 May 2015 has entered the decisive phase. After six rounds of play, with the social nite and blitz championships over, three tense single round games will determine the 2015 winners and perhaps also show us new big talents [...]

European Team Chess Championship 2015

European Team Chess Championship 2015

The Icelandic Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union organizes the European Team Chess Championship which will be held from November 12th (day of arrival) until November 22nd 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The 2015 ETCC is held in Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll sports-arena, the number one sports and exhibition centre in Reykjavik, which was [...]

GM Bassem Amin and WGM Khaled Mona are 2015 African champions

GM Bassem Amin and WGM Khaled Mona are 2015 African champions

The African Individual Chess Championships for men and women took place from 2-10th May, 2015, in Cairo, the capital of Egypt and the second-largest city in Africa. The event was split into two 9-round Swiss tournaments – Men’s Section and Women’s Section. Egyptian players GM Bassem Amin and GM Ahmed Adly tied for the first place with [...]

GM Eltaj Safarli wins Nakhchivan Open 2015

GM Eltaj Safarli wins Nakhchivan Open 2015

The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2015, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, took place from 1-10th May at the Nakhchivan Chess Center in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. The Festival was organized in a 9-round Swiss format by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation. GM Eltaj Safarli and GM [...]

Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix

Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix

The fourth and final stage of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 will take place from 13-27th May in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. FIDE Grand Prix is part of the FIDE World Chess Championship cycle. The winner and second placed player overall of the GP Series will qualify for the 2016 Candidates Tournament. In the earlier GP [...]

Four new European Senior Champions crowned for 2015

Four new European Senior Champions crowned for 2015

GM Zurab Sturua (Georgia) and IM Jan Rooze (Belgium) are the new European Champions for the senior categories 50+ and 65+ respectively while WGM Svetlana Mednikova (Russia) and the legendary GM Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia) are the new European Champions for the senior women categories 50+ and 65+ respectively. In the Seniors 50+, GM Zurab Sturua [...]

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