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Reykjavik Open – Round 10, Closing Ceremony, Interview with Erwin L’ami (Video)

Reykjavik Open – Round 10, Closing Ceremony, Interview with Erwin L’ami (Video)

The 2015 edition of the traditional chess tournament Reykjavik Open was held from 10-18th March at the Harpa Conference Hall. A total of 274 players from 37 countries, including 42 Grandmasters and 30 International Masters, took part in the event. Grandmaster Erwin L’ami (NED 2605) secured the overall tournament victory with a game to spare [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 1.2

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 1.2

The return games of the first round of the FIDE Women’s World Championship were played at the CS Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on March 18. The top seeded players Humpy Koneru (India), Ju Wenjun (China), Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine), Victoria Cmilyte (Lithuania), Alexandra Kosteniuk, and Valentina Gunina (both – Russia) won their matches and advanced to [...]

Yeoh and Nur Nabila win 2015 Malaysian Championship

Yeoh and Nur Nabila win 2015 Malaysian Championship

The 2015 Malaysian Individual Chess Championship for men and women took place from 14th to 18th March in Kuala Lumpur, the capital and most populous city of Malaysia. The event was organized by the Malaysian Chess Federation and split into two tournaments – 9-round Swiss open for men and 9-round Swiss open for women. The [...]

Reykjavik Open – Round 9 Video

Reykjavik Open – Round 9 Video

The 2015 edition of the traditional chess tournament Reykjavik Open is taking place from 10-18th March at the Harpa Conference Hall. A total of 274 players from 37 countries, including 42 Grandmasters and 30 International Masters, are taking part in the event. GM L’ami Erwin (NED 2605) secured the overall tournament victory with a round [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 1.1

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 1.1

The first round of the FIDE Women’s World Championship (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana), attended by 64 players from 28 countries, was played today at the CS Galaktica. Igor Levitin, adviser of the Russian President, made a symbolic first move of the championship in the game of the highest rated player Humpy Koneru (India). In a first [...]

GM Illya Nyzhnyk tops Mid-America Open

GM Illya Nyzhnyk tops Mid-America Open

GM Illya Nyzhnyk of Webster University took a clear first place with 4,5/5 points to claim the top prize of 2100 USD

Le Quang Liem, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Pham Le Thao Nguyen qualify for World Chess Championships

Le Quang Liem, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Pham Le Thao Nguyen qualify for World Chess Championships

Grandmasters Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (both from Vietnam) have qualified for the 2015 World Chess Cup in Baku after claiming the top two places in the FIDE Zone 3.3 Championship. IM Pham Le Thao Nguyen qualified for the next Women’s World Championship after winning the women’s section of the Zonal Championship. [...]

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – Photos

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – Photos

The press conference and opening ceremony of the 2015 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship were held tonight in Gazprom Galaktika and Grand Hotel Polyana. Sixty-four chess players from 28 countries are taking part in the knockout contest which lasts until 7 April. The first game of the first round is starting on Tuesday 15:00 local [...]

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – Schedule

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – Schedule

The Women’s World Chess Championship takes place on March 17 – April 7 in Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana, Estosadok, CS Galactica, Achipsinskaya street 12. The knock-out tournament is attended by 64 players, including the former World Champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia), Anna Ushenina (Ukraine), and Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), the three-time Russian champion Valentina Gunina, the World Vice-Champion [...]

Aleksandr Rakhmanov wins Northwestern Federal District Chess Championship

Aleksandr Rakhmanov wins Northwestern Federal District Chess Championship

The Chess Championship of Russian Northwestern Federal District (Severo-Zapadny Federalny Okrug) was held from 2-10th March at the hotel “Saint Petersburg”. Grandmaster Aleksandr Rakhmanov (Vologda region) emerged clear winner of the men’s championship with 7,5/9 points. Sharing the second place are Grandmasters Daniil Linchevski, Evgeniy Solozhenkin (both Leningrad region) and Ivan Rozum (Vologda region), all [...]

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