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GM Kotronias perfect in Nikaia

GM Kotronias perfect in Nikaia

The 22nd Nikaia International Chess Open 2014 was held from 26th August to 2nd September 2014 at the Cultural Complex “Manos Loizos” in Nikaia suburb in the western part of the Athens-Piraeus agglomeration, in Greece. The event was dedicated to the National Resistance against the occupation forces from 1940 to 1944. The top seeded GM Vasilios Kotronias stormed through the tournament with [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R8 – Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan draw, remain in lead

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R8 – Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan draw, remain in lead

The central game of the eighth round between Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan finished in a draw and the two Chinese players remain at the top of the Sharjah FIDE Women’s Grand Prix leaderboard with 6,5 points each. Batchimeg Tuvshintugs outplayed Alina L’Ami to keep the third place one point behind the leaders. Elina Danielian [...]

Caruana Extends Perfection in Sinquefield Cup

Caruana Extends Perfection in Sinquefield Cup

Caruana’s opening to the U.S. super-tournament has now equaled the longest starting win streak in an elite tournament in the modern era, established by former World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov in Linares 1994, oft-argued as the greatest tournament performance ever.

Alexander Morozevich wins St. Petersburg Summer Rapid

Alexander Morozevich wins St. Petersburg Summer Rapid

Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich won the St. Petersburg stage of Rapid Grand Prix of Russia, which took place on 30-31st August as part of the traditional festival “St. Petersburg Summer”. Morozevich had a furious start, scoring 7,5 points from eight games, and proceeded to win the event with the final 9,0/11 points. Sergei Rublevsky (Russia) and [...]

Leonid Kritz clear first in 80th Southwest Open

Leonid Kritz clear first in 80th Southwest Open

The 80th Annual Southwest Open was held from 29th August to 1st September at the Doubletree DFW Airport North in Irving, Texas, USA. The event had three sections – Open, Reserve (U2000), Novice (U1400) – and a scholastic event. The sections were played over 7 rounds of Swiss system, while the scholastic event was one-day [...]

Gata Kamsky is New York State Champion

Gata Kamsky is New York State Champion

Grandmaster Gata Kamsky convincingly won the 136th Annual New York State Championship that was held from August 29-September 1, 2014, at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY. Kamsky finished first in the main Open section with 5,5/6 points, leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. He earned $1600 for the effort. The [...]

GM Alexandr Fier winner of Open Internacional de Sants

GM Alexandr Fier winner of Open Internacional de Sants

The 16th Open Internacional de Sants, Hostafrancs & Bordeta was held on 22-30th August at the Auditoridel Centre Cívic de les Cotxeres de Sants, 79 Sants St in Barcelona, Spain. The 10-round Swiss event consisted of two sections: – Group A: open to all players, regardless of their rating, with a FIDE ID – Group [...]

Caruana with 5 out of 5 start at Sinquefield Cup, reduces distance to Carlsen in the rating list

Caruana with 5 out of 5 start at Sinquefield Cup, reduces distance to Carlsen in the rating list

Fabiano Caruana amazed the chess world with his performance in the first half of Sinquefield Cup 2014. The Italian-American player starter the strongest ever closed championship with a perfect 5 out of 5, defeating every single opponent in the event. With his achievement Caruana emulates the start of Ivanchuk at Mtel Masters and is chasing [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R6 – Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun increase the lead

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R6 – Hou Yifan and Ju Wenjun increase the lead

In the sixth round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE both Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan won their games against Alina L’Ami and Anna Ushenina respectivly. It was a lucky day for the Chinese players as Zhao Xue also won today. Xue defeated Humpy Koneru, who suffered the third loss in the [...]

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R5 – Hou Yifan catches Ju Wenjun on top

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah R5 – Hou Yifan catches Ju Wenjun on top

There were two decisive games and four draws in the fifth round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Sharjah, UAE. The sole leader after four rounds, Ju Wenjun, was the first one to finish the game. Her opponent Batchimeg Tuvshintugs decided not to tempt the luck today and the players repeated the moves in [...]

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