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Alexander Morozevich and Valentina Gunina are Moscow Blitz Champions

Alexander Morozevich and Valentina Gunina are Moscow Blitz Champions

The final event of the Moscow Blitz Chess Championship took place on 6th September, traditionally in the open air, in front of the VDNH House of Culture. Invited Grandmasters and players qualified from five semifinal events formed the field of 20 participants. In addition there were also final Moscow Blitz Championships for women, veterans and [...]

“Pawn Sacrifice” cast invited to Sochi

“Pawn Sacrifice” cast invited to Sochi

As you probably know, the World Chess Championship Match will take place this November in Sochi, Russia. I invite you to have a premier of ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ in Sochi during the Match.

Radnicki Vodovod and Jelica Pep are 2014 Serbian Team Champions

Radnicki Vodovod and Jelica Pep are 2014 Serbian Team Champions

The Serbian First League Team Championship for men and women was held from 30th August to 9th September 2014 in the town of Palic, Serbia. Chess Club “Radnicki Vodovod” – Kragujevac emerged a clear winner of the Men’s Championship. GM Rapport Richard 2704 HUN, GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2613 SRB, GM Perunovic Milos 2602 SRB, GM Damljanovic Branko 2539 SRB, GM Bogosavljevic [...]

GM Kirill Stupak tops Mohamed Slama Memorial in Tunisia – Photo Report

GM Kirill Stupak tops Mohamed Slama Memorial in Tunisia – Photo Report

The 4th edition of Mohamed Slama Memorial took place from 31st August to 14th September at the luxurious Hotel Monastir Center****, situated in the center of the splendid touristic city of Monastir, Tunisia and adjoining a beautiful sandy beach. The event was organized by FM/ IO/ FA Jawhar Ben Fredj under the auspices of Chess Club La Tour Blanche – Ksibet El [...]

Festival Sudamericano de la Juventud de 2014

Festival Sudamericano de la Juventud de 2014

The 11th Festival de Ajedrez Sudamericano de la Juventud is taking place on 8-14th September at the Torre de las Telecomunicaciones de Antel in Montevideo, Uruguay. The official event of the American Chess Confederation is organized by the Uruguayan Chess Federation under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Sport, the Ministry of Education [...]

GM Erwin L’Ami wins Chefchaouen Festival

GM Erwin L’Ami wins Chefchaouen Festival

The 13th edition of the International Chess Festival  took place on 1-5th September 2014 in Chefchaouen, a city in northwest Morocco, famous for its buildings in shades of blue. The festival consisted of a 9-round Swiss Open and a 13-round Marathon blitz, both won by GM Erwin L’Ami from the Netherlands. L’Ami emerged a clear [...]

GM Andrey Vovk clear first in Trieste

GM Andrey Vovk clear first in Trieste

The 16th International Chess Festival of Trieste took place from 30th August to 6th September 2014 in the city of Trieste, Italy. The 9-round Swiss Open tournament was convincingly won by Ukrainian GM Andrey Vovk, who scored 7,5 points and left the runner-up a full point behind. The champion lifted the trophy and grabbed the first [...]

Fabiano Caruana superb in 2014 Sinquefield Cup

Fabiano Caruana superb in 2014 Sinquefield Cup

GM Fabiano Caruana has won the 2014 Sinquefield Cup undefeated, besting the strongest-rated field in chess history by a three-game margin. Article by Brian Jerauld. Caruana (8,5/10) went a record seven consecutive wins to start the U.S. super-tournament, then closed with three draws, including his final round match with GM Levon Aronian on Saturday. Considering [...]

Carlsen has taken his decision on the World Chess Championship 2014 (updated)

Carlsen has taken his decision on the World Chess Championship 2014 (updated)

The FIDE World Chess Championship 2014 is scheduled to take place 7th to 28th November of this year on the territory of the Olympic village of Sochi with a budget of 3 000 000 USD.

Le Quang Liem convincing in Webster SPICE Rapid Invitational

Le Quang Liem convincing in Webster SPICE Rapid Invitational

The Webster University in Saint Louis hosted the SPICE Rapid Invitational tournament on Saturday 6th September. 16 players, including nine Grandmasters, competed in the 6-round Swiss event. Grandmaster Le Quang Liem emerged convincing winner after concluding the race with perfect 6,0/6 score, full two points ahead of the chasing pack. Possibly the decisive moment in [...]

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