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GM Vugar Rasulov claims Canakkale Troya Festival 2014

GM Vugar Rasulov claims Canakkale Troya Festival 2014

The 22nd Canakkale Troya International Open Chess Tournament was held on 11-18th August in Canakkale, a town and seaport in Turkey on the southern (Asian) coast of the Dardanelles. Azerbaijani GM Vugar Rasulov emerged a clear winner on 8/9 points, leaving the runner-up half a point behind. GM Handszar Odeev (Turkmenistan) took the silver on 7,5 points, [...]

GM Vitaly Kunin leads Schwarzacher Chess Open 2014 with perfect 5/5 score

GM Vitaly Kunin leads Schwarzacher Chess Open 2014 with perfect 5/5 score

The 29th Schwarzacher Chess Open 2014 is taking place at the Ballroom of the Hotel Post in Schwarzach im Pongau, a market town in the Austrian state of Salzburg on 16-23 August 2014. The event is a 9-round FIDE Swiss Open with a hefty prize fund in the amount of nearly 13.500 €, organized by  Sport Club Schwarzach - Section Chess under [...]

Obert Internacional d’Escacs Igualada 2014

Obert Internacional d’Escacs Igualada 2014

The Internacional Tournament d’Escacs Igualada 2014 was held on 19th August at the Teatre Municipal L’Ateneu, 08700 Igualada, Barcelona, Spain. The rapid event was completed over eight rounds of Swiss system. Peruvian players GM Julio Granda Zuniga and IM Filemon Cruz shared the first place with 7,0/8 points each. Granda Zuniga claimed the top prize [...]

GM Sergey Kudrin wins 44th Continental Chess Open

GM Sergey Kudrin wins 44th Continental Chess Open

The 44th Annual Continental Open was held from August 7-10, 2014, at the Host Hotel at Cedar Lake, 366 Main St (Rt 20 West), Sturbridge, Massachusetts (I-84 Exit 3, near I-90). The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000. The tournament format is 6-round [...]

FM Robert Veleski claims Topusko Open 2014

FM Robert Veleski claims Topusko Open 2014

The Amateur Chess Tournament Open Topusko 2014 was organized by Chess Society Sisak, Chess Union of Sisak Moslavina County and TEOS Zagreb at the Grand Hall of Hotel Toplica in Topusko, a spa town in Croatia on 8-15th August 2014. The event was a 9-round FIDE Swiss Tournament open to all players rated below 2301. The [...]

Michal Krasenkow repeats success in Vlissingen

Michal Krasenkow repeats success in Vlissingen

The 20th Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Tournament took place on 2-9th August at the University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen, Netherlands. The 9-round Swiss Open was organized by the Stichting Schaak Walcheren. GM Michal Krasenkow repeated the last year’s success and won another trophy in HZ Tournament. Krasenkow edged Grandmasters Sipke Ernst, Vyacheslav Ikonnikov and Sergey [...]

GM Aleksander Mista winner of Railway Bank Open in Arad

GM Aleksander Mista winner of Railway Bank Open in Arad

The Railway Bank Open, formerly Arad Open, was organized by the ACS Sah Club Vados from 4-10th August at the Cultural Palace in Arad, Romania. The event consisted of four sections: Main Open, U12, U10 and U8 youth tournaments. All groups were played over nine rounds of Swiss system. The main section had 230 participants. [...]

Tromso Chess Olympiad Men LIVE!

Tromso Chess Olympiad Men LIVE!

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European Chess Club Cup presented at Chess Olympiad

European Chess Club Cup presented at Chess Olympiad

404 international players from 60 clubs and 31 European federations have registered to compete at the European Chess Club Cup, which will take place in Bilbao from 14 to 20 September 2014. The so-called Champions League of chess will be held simultaneously with the 7th Grand Slam Masters Final at the Euskalduna Conference Centre at [...]

FIDE Elections Tomorrow: Open Letters

FIDE Elections Tomorrow: Open Letters

The FIDE General Assembly will start on Monday 11th August at 9am. Already in the first session FIDE elections will take place, as a culmination of the campaign that started in Tallinn last year. In the last day before the elections, both campaigns have issued open letters that address the election procedures. Garry Kasparov on [...]

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