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IM Arghyadip Das lifts the trophy in Leiden

IM Arghyadip Das lifts the trophy in Leiden

The 8th edition of Leiden Chess Tournament was held on 11-20th July, 2014, in Leiden, a city in the Dutch province of South Holland. The event was organized by the Stichting Denksportpromotie Nederland, a foundation for mind sports, in a 9-round Swiss format. The last-year’s tradition goes on in Leiden. After GM S. P. Sethuraman won the [...]

Tikhookeansky Meridian in Vladivostok

Tikhookeansky Meridian in Vladivostok

The Tikhookeansky Meridian was held on 18-20th July at the DVFU campus in Vladivostok. The 11-round rapid chess tournament was a stage in the circuit Rapid Cup of Russia. 65 players competed. The total prize fund was 450,000 RUB (approx 9500 EUR), with 2100 EUR reserved for the winner. Grandmasters Artyom Timofeev, Vladimir Belous and [...]

Tromso reply to FIDE and Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

Tromso reply to FIDE and Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

All teams allowed to participate

IM Frode Urkedal clear first in Norway National Tournament 2014

IM Frode Urkedal clear first in Norway National Tournament 2014

The Norway National Tournament 2014 took place on 12-20th July, 2014, in Trondheim, the third most populous city in Norway. The 21-year-old IM Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal emerged a clear winner with 7/9 points, leaving the runner-up IM Aryan Tari half a point behind. Third place was shared by IM Erik Fossan and GM Einar [...]

RCF support for the Women Russian team continues

RCF support for the Women Russian team continues

Open letter by Andrey Filatov to Marit Wiig

GM Ruben Felgaer is champion of Argentina

GM Ruben Felgaer is champion of Argentina

GM Ruben Felgaer won his 5th title of Argentinian Chess Champion after defeating GM Federico Perez Ponsa 3-1 in blitz tiebreak. In the regular 14-player round robin competition the two Grandmasters shared the first place with 9,5 points each, leaving the nearest follower point and a half behind. The 89th Argentina Chess Championship was held [...]

Three players share first place in Rethymno Chess Tournament

Three players share first place in Rethymno Chess Tournament

The 6th Rethymno International Chess Tournament was held on 12-19th July at the Municipal House of Culture, in the city of Rethymno on island Crete, Greece. The event was a 9-round Swiss, valid for FIDE title norms. 149 players from 26 countries took part in the tournament, including 16 Grandmasters and 14 International Masters. Polish [...]

IM David Levy: Open Letter to Tromsø Olympiad 2014 Organizing Committee

IM David Levy: Open Letter to Tromsø Olympiad 2014 Organizing Committee

Emotional letter from London

5th Vaujany International Chess Festival

5th Vaujany International Chess Festival

The 5th Vaujany International Chess Festival was held on 10-18th July at the Espace Loisirs Center in Vaujany, France. The competition was organized by Promo-Echecs and the total prize fund was 7300 EUR. The Festival consisted of three events: – Main tournament (Tournoi Principal), for players rated above 1850 – B tournament (Tournoi Accession), for [...]

GM Merab Gagunashvili claims South African Open 2014

GM Merab Gagunashvili claims South African Open 2014

The 2014 edition of the South African Open took place on 12-19th July 2014 in Bloemfontein, the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa and the judicial capital of the nation. The event was split into two 11-round Open Tournaments: Open A and Open B. Section A gathered 131 players from 9 different countries, including 1 [...]

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