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Vladislav Kovalev wins Aeroflot Open 2018

Vladislav Kovalev wins Aeroflot Open 2018

The 16th International Chess Festival Aeroflot Chess Open 2018 was held in Moscow from 19 to 28 February. In the A tournament 92 players took part. The winner is GM Vladislav Kovalev with 7 points out of 9 who also qualifies for Dortmund supertournament. He was leading during the whole tournament and with draw in [...]

Kovalev leading Aeroflot Open after penultimate round

Kovalev leading Aeroflot Open after penultimate round

Eight rounds of the International chess festival Aeroflot Open 2018 have been played in Moscow. In the main tournament, Vladislav Kovalev (Belarus) defeated Amin Tabatabaei (Iran) to take the sole lead with 6.5 points once again. Vladislav Artemiev, Igor Lysyj, Dmitry Gordievsky (all from Russia), Tigran L. Petrosian, Gabriel Sargissian (both from Armenia), Victor Bologan [...]

GM Alexander Shabalov wins George Washington Open

GM Alexander Shabalov wins George Washington Open

The 3rd Annual George Washington Open was held from February 23-25, 2018, at the Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike (VA-7), Falls Church, Virginia. The event featured five sections: Major, Under 2100, Under 1800, Under 1500 and Under 1200. The Major section had 44 participants. Grandmaster Alexander Shabalov took a clear first place with 4,5/5 [...]

Gymnasiade in Marrakech, Morocco

Gymnasiade in Marrakech, Morocco

ISF, the International School Sport Federation, has organized the Gymnasiade since 1974 and in 2016 added chess to the list of sports included. Morocco organizes the 17th Gymnasiade, the first to take place on the African continent. The chess discipline includes two tournaments, one for boys and one for girls. In each case players must [...]

Khanim Balajayeva is the winner in Azerbaijan Women’s Championship

Khanim Balajayeva  is the winner in Azerbaijan Women’s Championship

The Azerbaijan Women’s Championship was a 9-round Swiss open which took place in ACF in Baku from 18-26 February. The leader after 8 rounds Balajayeva made draw with white against Narmin Soyunlu, while WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova, who needed a win, lost against Gunay Mammadzada. So in the end the winner is WFM Khanim Balajayeva with [...]

11th Tal Memorial in Museum of Russian Impressionism

11th Tal Memorial in Museum of Russian Impressionism

The 11th edition of the international tournament named after the 8th World Champion Mikhail Tal will be played in the Museum of Russian Impressionism (Moscow), one of the leading private museums in Russia. The tournament is a part of the international programme implemented by Russian Chess Federation (RCF) together with the Charitable Foundation of Elena [...]

Western Class Championships 2018

Western Class Championships 2018

The 25th Annual Western Class Championships will be held from March 2-4, 2018, at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys, California. The event has 7 sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. All sections have either 3-day (March 2-4) or 2-day (March 3-4) schedules to [...]

Amin Tabatabaei and Vladislav Kovalev leading in Aeroflot Open 2018

Amin Tabatabaei and Vladislav Kovalev leading in Aeroflot Open 2018

Seven rounds of the International chess festival Aeroflot Open 2018 are played in Moscow. The leader of the main tournament Vladislav Kovalev (Belarus) made a draw against Igor Lysyj (Russia). It allowed Amin Tabatabaei (Iran) to catch up with him after beating Krishnan Sasikiran (India). Kovalev and Tabatabaei have scored 5.5 points each. Vladislav Artemiev, [...]

European Club Cup 2018 – Regulations

European Club Cup 2018 – Regulations

The 34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup will be simultaneously held from 11th-19th October 2018 in Porto Carras, famous Greek seaside resort in Halkidiki. The playing venue of the Championships will be the Congress Center of the Porto Carras Grand Resort and the official hotel of the event will be 5 [...]

Stockfish leads in an impressive start of Premier Division

Stockfish leads in an impressive start of Premier Division

Stockfish is the sole leader of the Premier Division of the Top Chess Engines Championship. After 18 rounds Stockfish has collected 13 points – nine wins, one loss, and eight draws. This is a point more than last year’s champion Houdini – six wins and twelve draws – and two points more than Komodo. Fire [...]

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