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Zurich Chess Challenge – Hikaru Nakamura starts with a win

Zurich Chess Challenge – Hikaru Nakamura starts with a win

Hikaru Nakamura started the classical section of the 2015 Zurich Chess Challenge with a win over Fabiano Caruana. The game opened as h3-Naidorf Sicilian, where soon Nakamura sacrificed a pawn for positional pressure. It looked liked white started to consolidate small material advantage, but then he went astray and black launched a devastating attack that [...]

FIDE Tbilisi Grand Prix – Round 1 Pairings

FIDE Tbilisi Grand Prix – Round 1 Pairings

The 3rd tournament of the FIDE Grand Prix was opened tonight at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia. After the drawing of lots the first round pairings are known: Dominguez – Radjabov Svidler – Giri Vachier-Lagrave – Mamedyarov Kasimdzhanov – Grischuk Andreikin – Jakovenko Tomashevsky – Jobava The games are starting at 15:00 local [...]

Kuwait Chess Championships 2015

Kuwait Chess Championships 2015

The Kuwait Chess Federation organized Kuwait Men’s and Women’s Individual Chess Championships, together with Under 16 Individual Championship from 27th January to 7th February 7, 2015. The men’s event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. CM Khaled Hashem and Bader Alkhaldi  shared the first place with 7.5 /9 points each, but [...]

GM Abdullah Al-Rakib wins CJKS-Prime Distribution Group GM Chess Tournament

GM Abdullah Al-Rakib wins CJKS-Prime Distribution Group GM Chess Tournament

The CJKS-Prime Distribution Group GM Tournament 2015 took place on 5-13th February, 2015, in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The event was a 10-player round-robin tournament including 3 Grandmasters, 4 International Masters, 1 Woman Grandmaster and 2 FIDE Masters. The winners received two thousand five hundred US dollars (2,500 $) in total. GM Abdullah Al-Rakib of Bangladesh Navy became champion. Rakib earned 6 [...]

GM Nikita Maiorov wins Bergquell Open

GM Nikita Maiorov wins Bergquell Open

GM Nikita Maiorov (Belarus) emerged a clear winner of the Bergquell Open 2015 with 5,5/7 points. The event was organized by Chess Club 1994 OberlanD e.V. from 7th to 12th February in Lautersdorf, Germany. The second place was shared in a three-way tie by GM Yuri Solodovnichenko (Ukraine), GM Henrik Teske (Germany) and GM Vladimir [...]

Peoples Tournament in Santa Clara, California

Peoples Tournament in Santa Clara, California

The 40th Peoples Tournament is set to take place from 14-16th February, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, California, USA. The event consists of five elo sections. The tournament format is 6-round Swiss with the time control 40/120, sd30, d5. The total prize fund is $20,000 based on [...]

29th Cannes Winter Open

29th Cannes Winter Open

The 29th Cannes Winter Open – Festival des Jeux 2015 is scheduled to take place from 22nd February to 1st March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. The chess festival consists of three sections: – Tournament A for players with a 2200+ Elo rating – Tournament B for players with a rating lower [...]

Carlsen wins Grenke Chess Classic after a dramatic Playoff Match against Naiditsch

Carlsen wins Grenke Chess Classic after a dramatic Playoff Match against Naiditsch

The reigning World champion Magnus Carlsen is the winner of 2015 Grenke Chess Classic! However, the trophy didn’t come easily. Carlsen tied for the first place with the top German player Arkadij Naiditsch, although the latter defeated him in the third round of the event. According to the tournament regulations, the winner should have been decided after an additional [...]

Yane Gelemerov tops 135th MGU Open Sofia 2015

Yane Gelemerov tops 135th MGU Open Sofia 2015

The 135th MGU Open 2015 was held on 7-8th February, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev under the auspices of the University of mining and geology “St Ivan Rilski” Sofia,  Chess Club “An Pasan” and “Zora” Trading Company in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated [...]

Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015

Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015

World champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway, 2865), Fabiano Caruana (Italy, 2811), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria, 2800), former world champion Viswanathan Anand (India, 2797), Anish Giri (Netherlands, 2797), Wesley So (USA, 2788), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, 2783), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France, 2775), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2759) and Teimour Radjabov (2731).

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