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Corrales and Zierk share first in Boston Chess Congress

Corrales and Zierk share first in Boston Chess Congress

The 3rd Annual Boston Chess Congress was held from January 9-11, 2015, at the Hyatt Harborside at Logan Airport, 101 Harborside Dr, Boston, Massachusetts. The 5-round Swiss event had 6 sections: Premier, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1300. 35 players competed in the main Premier section. GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez [...]

Mikhail Mozharov leading Parsvnath International with one round to go

Mikhail Mozharov leading Parsvnath International with one round to go

Grandmaster Mikhail Mozharov of Russia stayed ahead with a hard fought draw with compatriot Ivan Popov in the ninth and penultimate round of 13th Parsvnath International Grandmasters chess tournament now drawing to a close here. C R G Krishna, Aniruddha Deshpande, Abhishek Kelkar and Ravi Teja continued with their fine run in the tournament and [...]

GM Rauf Mamedov is 2015 Azerbaijani Champion

GM Rauf Mamedov is 2015 Azerbaijani Champion

The 70th  Azerbaijan Chess Championship 2015 for men took place from 6th to 15th January. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with 22 participants and tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″. GM Rauf Mamedov, GM Eltaj Safarli and GM Vasif Durarbayli shared the first place with 6.5/9 points each, but Mamedov prevailed on a [...]

Ni Hua scores dominant victory in 2015 Australian Open

Ni Hua scores dominant victory in 2015 Australian Open

GM Ni Hua (China) scored an emphatic victory in the 2015 Australian Open, finishing with 10,5/11 to win the tournament by 2,5 points. Ni conceded a single draw in round 8 to GM Rustam Khusnutdinov but won all his other games to collect the $6000 first prize. He defeated 5 of the 6 top seeds [...]

Zhao Xue convincing winner of 2015 New Zealand Open

Zhao Xue convincing winner of 2015 New Zealand Open

GM Zhao Xue (China) was the convincing winner of the 2015 New Zealand Open, finishing a point in front with 8/9. Zhao won 7 of her games and conceded draws to top seed GM David Howell (ENG) and IM Irene Sukandar (INI). Howell was in the group of players tied for 2nd on 7/9, along [...]

Vladimir Petrov tops 131st MGU Open 2015

Vladimir Petrov tops 131st MGU Open 2015

The 131st MGU Open 2015 was held from 10th to 11th January, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev and Chess Club “An Pasan” in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated below 2200 and it will be valid for FIDE and national [...]

Parsvnath International: Srinath beats Cruz to jump to joint lead (Video)

Parsvnath International: Srinath beats Cruz to jump to joint lead (Video)

International Master N Srinath staked his claim for a top prize defeating Cristhian Cruz of Peru in the seventh round of 13th Parsvnath International Chess Tournament now underway here at Ludlow Castle sports complex. Winning his fifth game out of six played thus far, Srinath, winner of three Asian Junior titles, came close to attaining [...]

GM Sergey Tiviakov wins 24th Rapid Tournament “Paul Keres Memorial” 2015

GM Sergey Tiviakov wins 24th Rapid Tournament “Paul Keres Memorial” 2015

The 24th International Rapid Chess Tournament “Paul Keres Memorial” 2015 was held from 9th to 11th January 2015 at the Sokos Hotel Viru, in Tallinn, the capital and largest city of Estonia. 109 players from 9 different countries took part in the Preliminary Tournament but only five of them managed to qualify for the final stage. The [...]

Parsvnath International: Round 5 Video

Parsvnath International: Round 5 Video

Grandmaster Deepan Chakkravarthy played out an exciting draw with defending champion Abhijeet Gupta to stay in joint lead on 4.5 points after the end of the fifth round of 13th Parsvnath International Grandmasters chess tournament now underway here. Chakkravarthy came close to winning against the top seed and it was only a few well-thought maneuvers [...]

IM Warakomski and WGM Kulon top AMP Tournament 2015

IM Warakomski and WGM Kulon top AMP Tournament 2015

The University of Economics (UE) Katowice organized the AMP Chess Tournament 2015 on 10-12th January 2015 at the Park Hotel Diamond**** in Zabrze, Poland. The event was played under the patronage of Małgorzata Mańka–Szulik, Mayor of Zabrze, Tomasz Delega, President of the Polish Chess Federation and Paweł Więcek, President of the Silestian Chess Federation. The [...]

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