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GM Enrico Sevillano winner of Pacific Southwest Open

GM Enrico Sevillano winner of Pacific Southwest Open

The 2014 Pacific Southwest Open was held on 4-6th July at the Radisson LAX, 6225 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA. The tournament format was 6-round Swiss with time control 40/2, SD/1, d/5, in four sections – Open, Premier (under 2000), Amateur (Under 1800) and Reserve-Booster (Under 1600/unrated). The Open section had 46 [...]

GM Marin Bosiocic tops St. Veit Open 2014

GM Marin Bosiocic tops St. Veit Open 2014

The 33rd edition of St. Veit Open 2014 took place from 5th to 12th July 2014, in Sankt Veit, Austria. The event was a 9 round Swiss Open with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move 1. Croatian [...]

FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014

FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014

The FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014 is taking place on 12-22nd July at the Vilnius Town Hall, Didžioji g. 31, LT-01128 Vilnius, Lithuania. The Championship consists of two sections: – Section 1 with 18 teams: Open tournament for teams with players 50+, including women’s teams with players 50+ which will have separate ranking [...]

Jankovic, Baron and Bluebaum share first place in the 2014 International Styrian Open

Jankovic, Baron and Bluebaum share first place in the 2014 International Styrian Open

The 2014 International Styrian Open took place from 5th to 13th July, 2014, at the Bad Gleichenberg region of Austria. The event was organized by Georg Lupinski and Walter Kastner in a 9 round Swiss format with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds [...]

GM Kaido Kulaots claims 24th Heart of Finland Chess Tournament

GM Kaido Kulaots claims 24th Heart of Finland Chess Tournament

The 24th Heart of Finland Chess Tournament took place from 7th to 13th July, 2014, at the Harju building of Jyväskylä College, in the city of Jyväskylä, situated in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. The top seeded GM Kaido Kulaots emerged a clear winner for second consecutive year. The Estonian champion collected 7,5/9 points, leaving the nearest [...]

GM Igor Kovalenko storms through Liepajas Rokade-2014

GM Igor Kovalenko storms through Liepajas Rokade-2014

Latvian champion GM Igor Kovalenko simply crushed the opposition in the 21st edition of Liepajas Rokade Chess Festival 2014, that took part on 10-12th July 2014 in Liepaja, a city in western Latvia, situated on the Baltic Sea. Kovalenko finished first with the impressive score 12,5/13 points in the Open Tournament, full 3 points ahead [...]

GM Hrant Melkumyan wins Benasque Open on tie-break

GM Hrant Melkumyan wins Benasque Open on tie-break

The 34th edition of Benasque International Chess Tournament took place from 4th to 12th July 2014 in Benasque, a town in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees. 395 players from 36 countries competed in the 9-round Swiss event. Among them were 37 Grandmasters and 33 International Masters. Seven players shared the first place with 7,5 [...]

Rapport and Chandra share first in Paracin Open

Rapport and Chandra share first in Paracin Open

World N2 Junior and European Rapid Champion GM Richard Rapport and American hope IM Akshat Chandra shared the first place in Paracin Open A with 7,5/9 points each. Rapport took the winner’s trophy on better tie-break, while Chandra earned 22 elo points. The 7th International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2014″ took place on 4-11th July [...]

Grandmasters Sjugirov and Goganov share first place in Polugaevsky Memorial

Grandmasters Sjugirov and Goganov share first place in Polugaevsky Memorial

The 4th Lev Polugaevsky Memorial was held on 2–10th July at the Polugaevsky Chess Club in Samara. The tournament is the 5th stage of this year’s Cup of Russia. 130 players competed in the 9-round Swiss event with the prize fund of 600,000 rubles (around 12,800 EUR). Grandmasters Sanan Sjugirov and Aleksey Goganov shared the [...]

Kulaots, Gleizerov, Moiseenko and Ulibin lead 24th Heart of Finland Chess Tournament (PHOTOS)

Kulaots, Gleizerov, Moiseenko and Ulibin lead 24th Heart of Finland Chess Tournament (PHOTOS)

The 24th Heart of Finland Chess Tournament 2014 is in progress at the Harju building of Jyväskylä College, in the city of Jyväskylä, situated in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. The 9-round Swiss is led by Estonian champion GM Kaido Kulaots and Russians GM Evgeny Gleizerov, IM Vadim Moiseenko and GM Mikhail Ulibin on [...]

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