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Kacper Piorun takes the trophy in Najdorf Memorial

Kacper Piorun takes the trophy in Najdorf Memorial

Grandmaster Kacper Piorun emerged clear winner of the Open A of Metlife Najdorf Chess Festival that was held from 8-17th July at the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre in Warsaw, Poland. The Open A, reserved for the players rated above 2200, had 145 participants. Piorun scored 7,0/9 points, leaving a group of eleven players half [...]

Bergamo Chess Open 2017

Bergamo Chess Open 2017

The popular weekend tournament, Bergamo Chess Open, has attracted 184 players competing in three elo-sections from 14-16th July. The main section, for players rated over 1900, had 67 participants. After six rounds of play the three members of 2600-elo club, Konstantin Landa, Ivan Salgado and Ivan Ivanisevic shared the first place with 5,0 points each. [...]

FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2017

FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2017

The FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2017 (for boys & girls under 20) which will be held in Tarvisio, Italy from November 12th to 26th. The Championship will be organized and conducted by Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi under the auspices of FIDE and the Italian Chess Federation FSI. Participation Each National Federation can enter one [...]

Teimour Radjabov winner of Geneva Grand Prix

Teimour Radjabov winner of Geneva Grand Prix

Teimour Radjabov emerged clear winner of the FIDE World Chess Grand Prix in Geneva after sharing the point with his nearest follower Ian Nepomniachtchi in the final round. Interview with the players Several minutes earlier Alexander Grischuk split the point with Anish Giri, thus he could not catch the champion. Interview with the players Among [...]

Radjabov leading Geneva Grand Prix before the last round

Radjabov leading Geneva Grand Prix before the last round

Teimour Radjabov retained the lead in the Geneva Grand Prix despite a quick draw against Alexander Riazantsev in the 8th round. Alexander Grischuk could not catch Radjabov as his game with Shakhryar Mamedyarov was drawn after a lot of excitement. Grischuk held the advantage for the most of the game, but Mamedyarov found a fantastic [...]

Ikaros 2017: More players than ever before

Ikaros 2017: More players than ever before

182 chess players from 14 countries take part in the 40th edition of Ikaros International Chess Tournament. The Open Aegean Championship “Ikaros” 2017, which is the main event, is held from 9 to 16 July at the Sport Center of Aghios Kirykos at the island of Ikaria. Almost all of the geographical areas of Greece [...]

Geneva: Harikrishna defeats Aronian, joins Grischuk and Radjabov in lead

Geneva: Harikrishna defeats Aronian, joins Grischuk and Radjabov in lead

Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna defeated the top seed Levon Aronian in the sixth round of Geneva Grand Prix to join Alexander Grischuk and Teimour Radjabov, who drew each other, on the top of the crosstable with 4 points. As Aronian weakened the king with careless 20.f4 and then 21.b5, Harikrishna pounced on the opportunity, and [...]

Abhijeet Gupta with a hat-trick in Commonwealth Chess Championships

Abhijeet Gupta with a hat-trick in Commonwealth Chess Championships

Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta came up with an inspired performance in the final round to defeat Aleksander Wohl of Australia and annexed the gold medal in the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017. The Delhi-based stretched his total Commonwealth titles to four in the last five years and completed a hat-trick of titles. [...]

Grischuk catches up with Radjabov in Geneva Grand Prix

Grischuk catches up with Radjabov in Geneva Grand Prix

In the fifth round of Geneva Grand Prix Alexander Grischuk scored a win against Pavel Eljanov and caught up with Teimour Radjabov on the top of the crosstable. Grischuk made a good use of black pieces, “The point is that being tempo down is actually to my advantage”, he joked as he explained the subtle [...]

Kramnik to take the number 1 spot from Carlsen in Dortmund?

Kramnik to take the number 1 spot from Carlsen in Dortmund?

Kramnik is showing his best chess

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