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XIII Benidorm Chess Festival met 600+ participants

XIII Benidorm Chess Festival met 600+ participants

The 13th International Chess Festival Benidorm 2014 took place from 28th November to 8th December 2014 in Benidorm, Spain. The traditional festival was split into many chess events: Open “A” for players U2300, Open “B” for players U2000, Champions Cup, Champions Cup U18, Champions Cup U16, Champions Cup U14, Champions Cup U12, Champions Cup U10, Champions Cup U8, simultaneous exhibition, [...]

Goran Krastev wins 128th MGU Open 2014

Goran Krastev wins 128th MGU Open 2014

The 128th MGU Open 2014 took place on 6-7th December, 2014, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized in honor of Captain Petko Voyvoda (born 6th December 1844) and Nikola Vaptsarov (born 7th December 1909), in a 6-round Swiss format, open to all players rated below 2200. More information here [...]

GM Emilio Cordova clear first in Torneo de Navidad in Bogotá

GM Emilio Cordova clear first in Torneo de Navidad in Bogotá

The 24th Torneo de Navidad Liga de Ajedrez de Bogotá took place on 4-8th December at the Bogotá Centro Comercial Americas Outlet Factory in Bogotá, Colombia. The event was organized by the Liga Ajedrez Bogotá, Club Sicoopweb and AF Orlando Ruiz Jasbon. There were four playing sections: ITT Millonario, U2000, U1800 and U10 Youth. The [...]

GM Artur Kogan claims Memorial Rafael Fuentes Gonzalez

GM Artur Kogan claims Memorial Rafael Fuentes Gonzalez

Torneo Internacional Centro Goya Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2014 – Memorial Rafael Fuentes Gonzalez was held on 1-8th December at the Club de Ajedrez de la Fundación La Caja de Canarias in Las Palmas, Spain. The 9-round Swiss open, organized by the Federación Insular de Ajedrez de Gran Canaria and Club de Ajedrez Centro Goya, consisted of 78 [...]

Lysyj and Gunina become 2014 Russian Champions

Lysyj and Gunina become 2014 Russian Champions

The Russian Chess Championship Super Final, the 67th for men and the 64th for women, took place from 27 November till 8 December in the city of Kazan, in a branch of the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan (the Khazine Gallery). The Super Final is the main individual competition in [...]

Tata Steel Chess 2015

Tata Steel Chess 2015

The field is complete, headed by Carlsen

IM Bargan and GM Sanduleac share first in Latea Veche

IM Bargan and GM Sanduleac share first in Latea Veche

The 3rd Balta Albastra Ed Cup 2014 was organized by the Chess Club “Bicazul” and SC Tavias SRL Bacău on 4-7th December 2014 in Letea Veche, a commune in Bacău County, Romania. The event was a 7-round Swiss tournament, valid for FIDE and Romanian rating, with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. Moldovan players IM [...]

Asian Juniors and Girls Championships 2014

Asian Juniors and Girls Championships 2014

Srinath Narayanan of India and Charlene Mikee Suede of the Philippines won the Asian Juniors and Girls Championships, respectively, held from 28 November to 5 December 2014 in Tagaytay City, Philippines. Naranyan, the defending Asian junior champion, was way above the field as he retained his crown without a doubt, beating back strong opposition from [...]

Boris Avrukh wins Greater Midwest Class Championships

Boris Avrukh wins Greater Midwest Class Championships

The 2nd Annual Greater Midwest Class Championships were held on 28-30th November at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg Hotel, 1800 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, Illinois. The event consisted of five sections: Master/Expert (2000-up), Class A (U2000), Class B (U1800), Class C (U1600) and Class D (U1400 and below). All groups were completed over 5 rounds of [...]

GM Axel Rombaldoni is new Italian Chess Champion

GM Axel Rombaldoni is new Italian Chess Champion

The 74th Italian Chess Championship was held from 23rd November to 4th December at the Hotel “Villa Rota Resort”, Via Annunziatella, Boscotrecase NA. The Championship was a round robin event with 12 players and average elo 2460. The prize fund was 14,300 EUR, of which 3000 EUR was reserved for the winner. Grandmaster Axel Rombaldoni [...]

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