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2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament

2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament

The Fiji Chess Federation organised the 2nd Fiji International Open Chess Tournament, incorporating the Oceania Seniors and Oceania Juniors Championships, which was played from the 14th of August until the 17th of August. The venue was the Radisson Blu in Denarau which is about 20 minutes from Nadi. The tournament was a 7 round championship [...]

GM Martinovic winner of Split Open 2016

GM Martinovic winner of Split Open 2016

The 6th Split Chess Open 2016, organized by the Chess Club Brda, City of Split and Croatian Chess Federation, was held on 13-20th August at Hotel Zagreb in Split, Croatia. 191 players from 25 countries competed in the 9-round Swiss event with the prize fund of 7500 EUR. Local Grandmasters Saša Martinović and Zdenko Kožul [...]

18th Open Internacional de Sants

18th Open Internacional de Sants

The 18th International Chess Open de Sants, Hostafrancs & La Bordeta is taking place from 19-28th August 2016 at the Auditori del Centre Cívic de les Cotxeres de Sants in Barcelona, Spain. The tournament format is 10-round Swiss. There are three playing groups: Open A (all players eligible), Open B (U2100) and Open C (U1800). [...]

Brugsemeesters 2016: Vladimir Epishin with top prize

Brugsemeesters 2016: Vladimir Epishin with top prize

The Royal Chess Club of Bruges (KBSK) organized the 2016 Brugsemeesters Open tournament from 14-18th August at the KTA in Brugge, Belgium. The 9-round Swiss event gathered 101 participants. Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Epishin emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points, leaving GM Alberto David, IM Awonder Liang and IM Steven Geirnaert half a point behind. Tournament [...]

Fidel Corrales convincing in Cleveland Open

Fidel Corrales convincing in Cleveland Open

The 9th Annual Cleveland Open was held from August 12-14, 2016, at the Marriott Cleveland Airport, 4277 W 150th Street, Cleveland, Ohio. The tournament had four sections – Open, U2100, U1700 and U1300. The format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10. The main Open section had 49 players. GM Fidel Corrales [...]

Martyn Kravtsiv wins Riga Technical University Open on tie-break

Martyn Kravtsiv wins Riga Technical University Open on tie-break

The 2016 Riga Technical University Open was organized by the Latvian Chess Federation and Riga Technical University from 8-14th August at the International Exhibition Centre “Kipsala” in Riga, Latvia. The Festival consisted of five tournaments: Grandmaster Open A, Baltic Law Offices Open B (9 rounds, for players rated U2300), Weekend Amateur Open C (7 rounds, [...]

European Youth Chess Championship 2016

European Youth Chess Championship 2016

The European Youth Chess Championship 2016 is set to take place from 17-28th August at the Top Hotel Praha in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. The Championship is organized by AVE-KONTAKT Pardubice agency, Czech Chess Federation and the European Chess Union. The tournament is played in 6 age categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 [...]

Isle of Man International 2016

Isle of Man International 2016

The 2016 Isle of Man International Chess Tournament will be held in Douglas from 1 to 9 October 2016, sponsored by Chess.com and the Scheinberg family. The Masters event will be a 9-round Swiss open with a prize fund of £50,000, including a first prize of £12,000, and four-figure prizes down to tenth place. Five [...]

EU Youth Chess Championship 2016

EU Youth Chess Championship 2016

The 2016 EU Youth Chess Championship took place from 5-14th August in Kouty nad Desnou, Czech Republic. The event was organized by the Sachovy klub Svetla nad Sazavou in cooperation with the Czech Chess Federation and under the patronage of the ECU. Boys and girls played in the same tournament, but were ranked separately. The [...]

Karjakin is optimistic about the World Chess Championship 2016

Karjakin is optimistic about the World Chess Championship 2016

One more obstacle for the WCC 2016 complete

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