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GM Marko Tratar is new champion of Slovenia

GM Marko Tratar is new champion of Slovenia

Grandmaster Marko Tratar is declared new chess champion of Slovenia after edging Alexander Beliavsky, last year champion Matej Sebenik and Tim Janzelj on tie-break. The four players completed the Championship with 7,0/9 points each. The Championship was held from 3-11th August at Hotel Roskar in Ptuj. The technical organizer was chess club “Ptuj” which is [...]

Salem is Asian chess king; Mitra Hejazipour wins women’s crown

Salem is Asian chess king; Mitra Hejazipour wins women’s crown

Emirati Grandmaster Saleh A.R. Salem (left) won the Asian Continental Chess Championships 2015 that took place from August 2-10, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Al Ain, UAE.  He ensured his crown with a last round draw with GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi of India. Tournament website/ Men’s games with analysis/ Women’s games with analysis/ Youtube/ Facebook/ Instagram Salem, who was seeded 11th at the [...]

Tomashevsky leads in the Men’s Russian Championship Superfinal

Tomashevsky leads in the Men’s Russian Championship Superfinal

On August 11, games of round 3 of the 68th Men’s and 65th Women’s Russian Championships were played in Chita. Vladislav Artemiev, the Superfinal’s youngest participant, scored his first win at the Superfinal. The Omsk player was in a very combative mood from the very outset: in a position with an isolani, White sacrificed a [...]

Russian Championships Superfinal – Round 2 Report

Russian Championships Superfinal – Round 2 Report

On August 10, games of round 2 of the 68th Men’s and 65th Women’s Russian Championships were played in Chita. Nikita Vitiugov, playing White versus Ivan Bukavshin, went for a calm and not too ambitious line, provoking his opponent to make an immediate breakthrough in the center. As Vitiugov admitted at the press conference, he [...]

Asian Youth Chess Championships 2015 – Winners

Asian Youth Chess Championships 2015 – Winners

The Asian Youth Chess Championships featuring FIDE Standard chess and incorporating the World Youth Mind Sports Fair Rapid chess, Bughouse and Blitz chess events, came to an end today in Suwon, Korea after 7 days of intense competition from 3-11 August 2015 involving 320 participants from 15 countries. Before the final round Uzbekistan’s Javokhir Sindarov [...]

GM Peter Prohaszka wins 4th Mare di Fano International Tournament

GM Peter Prohaszka wins 4th Mare di Fano International Tournament

The 4th Mare di Fano International Chess Festival took place from August 1-8, 2015, on the Italian Adriatic coast. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with prize fund in total of 10,000 EUR. Hungarian GM Peter Prohaszka emerged a solo winner with 7/9 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind. IM Daniel Sadzikowski [...]

Baadur Jobava convincing in HZ Chess Tournament

Baadur Jobava convincing in HZ Chess Tournament

The 19th Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament took place from 1-8th August at the University of Applied Sciences in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The 9-round Swiss Open was organized by the Stichting Schaak Walcheren. Top seed Baadur Jobava from Georgia emerged clear winner after defeating GM Elshan Moradiabadi in the final round to complete the event with 8,0/9 [...]

Russian Chess Championship Superfinal Opens in Chita

Russian Chess Championship Superfinal Opens in Chita

The 68th Men’s Russian Chess Championship and the 65th Women’s Russian Chess Championship were launched in Chita on 8 August. The competition is held by the Russian Chess Federation, the Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation and the Zabaykalsky Krai Chess Federation, with support from the government of the Zabaykalsky Krai. The competition partners are [...]

European Amateur Chess Championship 2015 – Participants

European Amateur Chess Championship 2015 – Participants

The 2015 European Amateur Chess Championship is starting today and continues until 16th August at the Palace of Army Officers, Mickeviciaus str. 19, in Kaunas, Lithuania. The Championship is open to all players representing Chess Federations in FIDE zones 1.1 to 1.10, who have no FIDE title and no FIDE rating above 2000 at the [...]

GM Jonathan Hawkins is 2015 British champion

GM Jonathan Hawkins is 2015 British champion

The 102nd British Chess Championship was held from 25th July to 8th August, 2015, in the University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,The event was an 11-round Swiss FIDE tournament with tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″. GM Jonathan Hawkins is crowned British champion after collecting 8.5/11 points and leaving the nearest followers half a point behind. [...]

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