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3rd Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Participants

3rd Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Participants

The 3rd Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Shamkir Chess 2016 will be held from 26th May to 4th June in Shamkir, Azerbaijan, e3e5.com reported. The roster for the ten-player round robin tournament has been finalized. The organizers have been waiting for the World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who also won the first and second edition of the [...]

International Chess Tournament “Nona 75 – ACP Open”

International Chess Tournament “Nona 75 – ACP Open”

International Chess Tournament dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the legendary World Champion Nona Gaprindashvili will take place from 21-30th April, 2016, at the Chess Palace, Kostava ave.37a in Tbilisi, Georgia. The tournament is organized by the Ministry of Sport and Youth of Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall, Georgian Chess Federation and ACP. There will be [...]

Luc Open 2016

Luc Open 2016

The 7th International Luc Open was held from 9-15th April at the Palais Rameau, 39 boulevard Vauban, in Lille, France. 124 players competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament. The prize fund was 10,500 EUR with 1500 EUR reserved for the winner. Eventually six players shared the first place with 7 points each. GM Erik Blomqvist [...]

7th Thessaloniki Rapid Chess Festival

7th Thessaloniki Rapid Chess Festival

The 7th Thessaloniki Rapid Chess Festival was organized by the Pefka Chess Club and Thessaloniki & Halkidiki Chess Union on 9-10th April at the Philippion Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece. The tournament format was 10-round Swiss with the time control 15′+3”. 207 players took participation in the event. Grandmasters Kiril Georgiev (Bulgaria) and Athanasios Mastrovasilis (Greece) [...]

Alexander Morozevich wins another Rapid Grand Prix in Russia

Alexander Morozevich wins another Rapid Grand Prix in Russia

Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich has scored back-to-back victories in the Russian Rapid Grand Prix after grabbing the trophy in Cheboksary. Earlier this week he won the Star Trek tournament in Korolev. Cheboksary, the capital city of Chuvash Republic, Russia, hosted the V.D.Sergievsky Memorial from 11-13th April. The tournament format was 11-round Swiss with the time rate [...]

WGM Cosma and GM Parligras are 2016 Romanian Chess Champions

WGM Cosma and GM Parligras are 2016 Romanian Chess Champions

The Romanian Chess Championships 2016 for men and women were held from 2-10th April at Hotel Parang in Olanesti. The Championships were organized by the F.R. Sah, CS Tinerii Maestrii Bucuresti and IO Elena Cristian. Both sections were played as 9-round Swiss events. The women’s championship had 23 participants. WGM Elena-Luminita Cosma convincingly took the [...]

Portes du Soleil Open 2016

Portes du Soleil Open 2016

The Portes du Soleil International Open Chess Tournament is scheduled to take place from 20-27 August, 2016, in mountain village of Morgins, Switzerland. The tournament will be played over 7 rounds of Swiss system with the rate of play 90′+15”. GM John van der Wiel (NED) will play in the tournament and hold free chess [...]

Alexander Morozevich winner of Star Trek Rapid in Korolev

Alexander Morozevich winner of Star Trek Rapid in Korolev

The city of Korolev in Moscow Oblast hosted the “Star Trek” rapid chess tournament on 8-9th April. The event is a stage in the Rapid Grand Prix of Russia. 90 players competed in the 11-round Swiss tournament with the time control 15′+10”. Among them were 25 Grandmasters and 11 International Masters. Alexander Morozevich took the [...]

Grandmasters prevail in opening round of Dubai Chess Open Championship

Grandmasters prevail in opening round of Dubai Chess Open Championship

The  Dubai Chess Open 2016 – Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup  opened Monday night at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club with most of the favourites easily hurdling their round-one assignments, but a handful could only split the point against their overmatched opponents – and some even had to work hard to save the [...]

IM Helgi Dam Ziska wins European Small Nations Chess Championship

IM Helgi Dam Ziska wins European Small Nations Chess Championship

International Master Helgi Dam Ziska (2542) from Faroe Islands became the winner of the 2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship 2016 and qualified for the World Cup 2017. Ziska finished the tournament with 9,5/11 points, by defeating IM Kelires Andreas (CYP 2466) in the last round. Second place went to GM Oscar De La [...]

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