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Kotronias and Markantonaki are 2014 Greek Chess Champions

Kotronias and Markantonaki are 2014 Greek Chess Champions

The 64th Individual Greek Championship and 37th Individual Women Greek Championship were held from 3-11th December 2014 in the luxurious Alkyon Resort Hotel & Spa in Vrahati, Corinth. Both sections were 10-player round-robin tournaments. WFM Haritomeni Markantonaki became the national champion after walking through the women’s tournament with 8,0/9 points, leaving the nearest followers two [...]

Pantsulaia, Popov, Gagunashvili and Grigoryan tie for the first in Quezon City

Pantsulaia, Popov, Gagunashvili and Grigoryan tie for the first in Quezon City

The 2014 edition of the Philippines International Chess Championship took place on 6-12th December 2014 at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City, Philippines. The event was organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP), under the auspices of FIDE, with assistance from Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). The 10-round Swiss FIDE tournament with tempo of [...]

FIDE World Youth Chess Olympiad starting in Gyor

FIDE World Youth Chess Olympiad starting in Gyor

The Hungarian Chess Federation (HCF) is holding the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad for teams in Győr (Hungary) from 12th December (arrival) to 22nd December (departure). The U-16 Youth Olympiad is conducted under the auspices of FIDE. The tournament venue is located in the University of Győr (Nyugat- Magyarorszagi Egyetem), Liszt Ferenc út 42. Players [...]

Icelanders dominate in San Salvador Chess Open

Icelanders dominate in San Salvador Chess Open

GM Hannes Stefansson and reigning champion of Iceland IM Gudmundur Kjartansson shared the first place in San Salvador Chess Open with 7,5/9 points each. San Salvador Chess Open was held from 5-10th December at the Palacio de los Deportes INDES in San Salvador, El Salvador. The 9-round Swiss event was organized by the Federacion Salvadoreña [...]

Sergey Volkov convincing in Pavlodar Open

Sergey Volkov convincing in Pavlodar Open

The Pavlodar Open 2014 took place from 1-10th December in Pavlodar, a city in northeastern Kazakhstan. The tournament was devoted to the Republic of Kazakhstan Independence Day and organized by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Management of tourism, physical training and sports of the Pavlodar area, and Pavlodar Chess Federation. 100 players competed in the 10-rounds [...]

4th Memorial Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska kicked off in Wroclaw

4th Memorial Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska kicked off in Wroclaw

The 4th Women Grandmaster Chess Tournament Memorial of Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska kicked off at the Chess Club KSz Polonia Wrocław in Wroclaw, the largest city in western Poland. The tournament is organized by the Polish Chess Federation, Chess Club KSz Polonia Wrocław and Lower Silesian Chess Federation from 10th to 18th December 2014 in a 10-player female [...]

African Individual Chess Championships 2014 – Participants

African Individual Chess Championships 2014 – Participants

Namibia Chess Federation (NCF) is organizing the 2014 African Individual Chess Championships (AICC) to be held at the Safari Court Hotel & Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia, from December 12th (arrival) to December 23rd, 2014 (departure). The Championships will be played in accordance with FIDE regulations as a 9 Round Swiss System tournament. Time control will [...]

SIB-CMS 52nd Indian Premier Chess Championship 2014

SIB-CMS 52nd Indian Premier Chess Championship 2014

Former under 12 world champion Deep Sengupta emerged sole leader with 4.5 points, at the end of the sixth round of the SIB-CMS National Premier Chess Championship, organised by Kottayam Chess Academy. He defeated IM Swayams Mishra of Orissa, whereas joint leader MR Lalith Babu was grounded by Delhi’s Sahaj Grover and the other co [...]

GM Akobian takes the lead in his match against GM Becerra

GM Akobian takes the lead in his match against GM Becerra

GM Varuzhan Akobian leads GM Julio Becerra 1.5-0.5 in a six game match that began Monday, December 8th.   The match will conclude Wednesday, December 10th. The event is sponsored by Falbo Knows Tennis and is being held at the Spring Hill Suites in Lawrence, Kansas. The rounds begin at 10 am CST and 5 pm CST each day.  The time control [...]

Al Ain Chess Classic 2014 – Participants

Al Ain Chess Classic 2014 – Participants

The Al Ain Chess Club is organizing the 3rd Al Ain Chess Classic, a 9-round Swiss open tournament, from 18-27th December 2014 at the Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel. The top prizes are 1st $11,000 / $8,500 / $6,000 / $4,500 / $3,000 / $2,000 etc (20 regular prizes). There are also special prizes for [...]

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