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Reykjavik Open – Round 9 Video

Reykjavik Open – Round 9 Video

The 2015 edition of the traditional chess tournament Reykjavik Open is taking place from 10-18th March at the Harpa Conference Hall. A total of 274 players from 37 countries, including 42 Grandmasters and 30 International Masters, are taking part in the event. GM L’ami Erwin (NED 2605) secured the overall tournament victory with a round [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 1.1

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 1.1

The first round of the FIDE Women’s World Championship (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana), attended by 64 players from 28 countries, was played today at the CS Galaktica. Igor Levitin, adviser of the Russian President, made a symbolic first move of the championship in the game of the highest rated player Humpy Koneru (India). In a first [...]

GM Illya Nyzhnyk tops Mid-America Open

GM Illya Nyzhnyk tops Mid-America Open

GM Illya Nyzhnyk of Webster University took a clear first place with 4,5/5 points to claim the top prize of 2100 USD

Le Quang Liem, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Pham Le Thao Nguyen qualify for World Chess Championships

Le Quang Liem, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Pham Le Thao Nguyen qualify for World Chess Championships

Grandmasters Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (both from Vietnam) have qualified for the 2015 World Chess Cup in Baku after claiming the top two places in the FIDE Zone 3.3 Championship. IM Pham Le Thao Nguyen qualified for the next Women’s World Championship after winning the women’s section of the Zonal Championship. [...]

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – Photos

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – Photos

The press conference and opening ceremony of the 2015 FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship were held tonight in Gazprom Galaktika and Grand Hotel Polyana. Sixty-four chess players from 28 countries are taking part in the knockout contest which lasts until 7 April. The first game of the first round is starting on Tuesday 15:00 local [...]

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – Schedule

FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship – Schedule

The Women’s World Chess Championship takes place on March 17 – April 7 in Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana, Estosadok, CS Galactica, Achipsinskaya street 12. The knock-out tournament is attended by 64 players, including the former World Champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia), Anna Ushenina (Ukraine), and Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), the three-time Russian champion Valentina Gunina, the World Vice-Champion [...]

Aleksandr Rakhmanov wins Northwestern Federal District Chess Championship

Aleksandr Rakhmanov wins Northwestern Federal District Chess Championship

The Chess Championship of Russian Northwestern Federal District (Severo-Zapadny Federalny Okrug) was held from 2-10th March at the hotel “Saint Petersburg”. Grandmaster Aleksandr Rakhmanov (Vologda region) emerged clear winner of the men’s championship with 7,5/9 points. Sharing the second place are Grandmasters Daniil Linchevski, Evgeniy Solozhenkin (both Leningrad region) and Ivan Rozum (Vologda region), all [...]

Kabardino-Balkaria Rapid Chess Championship

Kabardino-Balkaria Rapid Chess Championship

The 5th Rapid Chess Championship of Kabardino-Balkaria was held on 8-9th March in Nalchik. 46 players aged 7 to 67 competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament with the time control 10 min + 5 sec. Chaman Gedgafov (Baksan district) took a clear first place with 8,0/9 points. Second was David Temirkanov with 7,5 points, while [...]

Reykjavik Open 2015 (Videos)

Reykjavik Open 2015 (Videos)

The 2015 edition of the traditional chess tournament Reykjavik Open is taking place from 10-18th March at the Harpa Conference Hall. A total of 274 players from 37 countries, including 42 Grandmasters and 30 International Masters, are taking part in the event. The organizers have also invited high guests, including legendary Icelandic Grandmaster and former [...]

Pittsburgh Open 2015 – Four players share first place

Pittsburgh Open 2015 – Four players share first place

The 16th Annual Pittsburgh Open was held from March 6-8, 2015, at the Wyndham Garden Pittsburgh Airport Hotel, One Industry Lane, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event had 4 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1700 and Under 1300. The main Open section gathered 36 participants. Four players shared the first place with 4,0/5 points each, but GM [...]

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