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Batumi Women’s Grand Prix – Opening Ceremony

Batumi Women’s Grand Prix – Opening Ceremony

The third stage of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix series 2015-2016 was officially opened in the presence of the players, the President of the Georgian Chess Federation Giorgi Giorgadze, the President of the European Chess Union Zurab Azmaiparashvili, the Head of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, Archil Khabadze, the Minister of Education, [...]

GM Miroslav Markovic is 2016 Serbian Chess Champion

GM Miroslav Markovic is 2016 Serbian Chess Champion

The Serbian Individual Chess Championship took place from 11-19th April, 2016, in Pirot. The event was a 10 player round robin with classical time control. GM Miroslav Markovic is the new champion after concluding the tournament with 7,0/9 points. Markovic was 1998 Yugoslav champion and world top-100 player in 1999, but he hasn’t played much [...]

European Senior Team Championships 2016 starting today

European Senior Team Championships 2016 starting today

The European Chess Union is organizing the European Senior Team Championships 2016 from 19th to 27th April at Anthemus Sea Resort, Halkidiki, Greece. There are two separate championships: category 50+ for players who were born in the year 1966 or earlier, and category 65+ for the players who were born in the year 1951 or [...]

Eastern Class Championships 2016

Eastern Class Championships 2016

The 25th Annual Eastern Class Championships will be held from April 22-24, 2016, at the Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. All sections have either a 3-day (April 22-24) or 2-day schedule (April [...]

Gabuzyan, Ni Shiqun take gold medals in World University Chess Championship

Gabuzyan, Ni Shiqun take gold medals in World University Chess Championship

GM Hovhannes Gabuzyan of Armenia and WGM Ni Shiqun of China won the men’s and women’s gold medals, respectively, in the FISU World University Chess Championship held at the Khalidiya Palace Raihaan by Rotana in Abu Dhabi. In the final round, Gabuzyan turned back the English Opening of IM Marko Nenezic of Serbia in 65 [...]

10th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov

10th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov

The Uzbekistan Chess Federation is holding the international chess tournament 10th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov, the first grandmaster of Uzbekistan, from 18-26th April, 2016, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The official venue of the tournament is hotel “Shodlik Palace”. The tournament is a 9-round Swiss with the time control 90 min + 30 sec [...]

Malakoff International Chess Open

Malakoff International Chess Open

The 14th Open International de Malakoff is taking place from 16-24th April at the Salle des Fetes Jean Jaures, 92240 Malakoff, Paris, France. The 9-round Swiss tournament is organized by the club “Malakoff et Mat”, Ville de Malakoff and Conseil Général des Hauts de Seine. Top prizes are EUR 1500/800/500 The tournament has gathered 224 [...]

GM Ganguly wins Bangkok Open on tie-break

GM Ganguly wins Bangkok Open on tie-break

The 16th Bangkok Chess Club Open – Thailand Open Chess Championships 2016 took place from 10-17th April in Dusit Thani, Bangkok, Thailand. The event had two sections: Open category for all players (9-round Swiss), and Challenger category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (7-round Swiss). The Open section had 198 participants from 39 countries. [...]

Metz Open 2016

Metz Open 2016

The 34th Open International d’echecs de Metz was held from 10-16th April, 2016, at the Complexe Saint-Symphorien Longeville-Les-Metz in Metz, France. The playing format was 9-round Swiss and there were two sections: Open A for players rated above 1900 and Open B for players rated under 2000. The total prize fund was 8200 EUR with [...]

Portugal Chess Summer 2016

Portugal Chess Summer 2016

The AX Portugal is organizing ten consecutive chess tournaments this summer throughout Portugal. Technical data and other information common to all events: • Access: Open the Federated players (if not, the Organization will take care of the registration in the Portuguese Chess Federation); • Technical Data: Swiss System 7 rounds with 90m+30s, 30m tolerance for [...]

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