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Vugar Gashimov Memorial starting in Shamkir

Vugar Gashimov Memorial starting in Shamkir

The opening ceremony of the 3rd Vugar Gashimov Memorial took place on 25th May in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. The ceremony was attended by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Azerbaijan Minister of Sport and Youth Azad Ragimov, Vice President of Azerbaijan Chess Federation Mahir Mamedov, Vugar’s father Gasim Gashimov, Executive director of Synergy Group Gudrat Seyfulaev, Governor of [...]

Ontario Open Chess Championship 2016

Ontario Open Chess Championship 2016

The Ontario Open Championship is an annual chess tournament sanctioned by the Ontario Chess Association and held traditionally over the Victoria Day long weekend by one of its four leagues. This year’s event was held on May 21-23, at the Annex Chess Club, 918 Bathurst, Toronto. Over 140 players competed in four sections: Crown, U2200, [...]

Catalan Chess Circuit 2016

Catalan Chess Circuit 2016

The Catalan Grand Prix of International Open Chess Tournaments – Catalan Chess Circuit 2016 is a series of international open chess tournaments held from May to September. The Circuit Català is organized by the Catalan Chess Federation (FCE) and sponsored by the Catalan Sports Council of the Generalitat de Catalunya. The 23 tournaments which count [...]

Asian Continental Chess Championships 2016

Asian Continental Chess Championships 2016

The 2016 Asian Continental Chess Championships – Open and Women’s – will take place from 25th May to 5th June at the Uzbekistan Hotel in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Eligible to participate are players from FIDE Zones 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7. The tournament will be conducted as a Swiss System competition of 9 [...]

Ernesto Inarkiev convincing winner of 2016 European Chess Championship

Ernesto Inarkiev convincing winner of 2016 European Chess Championship

Russian Grandmaster Ernesto Inarkiev won the 2016 European Individual Chess Championship in a convincing fashion, concluding the race with 9 points from 11 rounds. Inarkiev entered the final round with a full point advantage ahead of the chasing pack and duly drew with black pieces against Kacper Piorun to secure the title. Igor Kovalenko from [...]

Igor Kurnosov Memorial

Igor Kurnosov Memorial

A rapid tournament dedicated to the memory of GM Igor Kurnosov will be held from 26-28th May at the congress hall of the World Trade Center in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The stage of the Russian Rapid Grand-Prix is organized by the Russian Chess Federation, Chelyabinsk Chess Federation and Chelyabinsk Sports Ministry. The tournament format is 11-round [...]

Eltaj Safarli takes winner’s trophy in Nakhchivan Open

Eltaj Safarli takes winner’s trophy in Nakhchivan Open

Grandmaster Eltaj Safarli edged his compatriot Shakhriyar Mamedyarov on tie-break to claim the winner’s trophy in 2016 Nakhchivan Open. The two players completed the race with 7/9 points each. Safarli repeated the success from last year’s tournament. The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open 2016, dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev, took place from 9-19th [...]

Julio Granda Zuniga with crushing score in LLucmajor Open

Julio Granda Zuniga with crushing score in LLucmajor Open

Peruvian Grandmaster Julio Granda Zuniga completely dominated the 5th Open Internacional de LLucmajor that was held from 8-15th May at the Club Nautico de LLucmajor, Mallorca, Spain. Granda Zuniga finished the event with 8,5/9 points, conceding only one draw in the 2nd round and then proceeding to defeat a host of Grandmasters. With 2699,3 live [...]

GM Artyom Timofeev wins Tatarstan Grand Prix

GM Artyom Timofeev wins Tatarstan Grand Prix

The final tournament of the Tatarstan Chess Federation Cup took place on May 14-15 at the Nezhmetdinov Chess Club in Kazan. 16 players competed in mixed format. First, two groups with eight players were held. Top four players from each proceeded to the knock-out section. The defending champion Gata Kamsky was unable to repeat his [...]

Abdumalik and Kostenko are champions of Kazakhstan

Abdumalik and Kostenko are champions of Kazakhstan

The 2016 Kazakhstan Chess Championships for men and women were held from 3-13th May at the Astana International Hotel in Almaty. The women’s championship was 10-player round robin with the average elo 2108. Top-seeded WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik took the title with 7,0/9 points, half a point ahead of WGM Yelena Ankudinova. The men’s section was [...]

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