Chess

News from ‘Tournaments’

WGMs Zozulia and Gvetadze win FIDE Arena 2nd Qualification Women Tournament

WGMs Zozulia and Gvetadze win FIDE Arena 2nd Qualification Women Tournament

The second qualifying tournament of the FIDE World Online Women Blitz Championship 2015 took place on July 9 on the official FIDE Online Arena. 29 female players from 18 different countries participated in the event. Top seed was World Women’s #3 GM Humpy Koneru of India. Anutiki18 (WGM, IM Anna Zozulia) and Gvetadze (WGM, IM Sofio Gvetadze) [...]

GM Levente Vajda stormed through 2015 Belgium Championship

GM Levente Vajda stormed through 2015 Belgium Championship

The 2015 Belgium Chess Championship was held from July 4-12, at the Sports Hall Schelle, located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with prize fund in total of € 10,000. Romanian player GM Levente Vajda was convincing with 8,5/9 points, leaving the runner-up, FM Gorik Cools of Belgium, 1,5 points [...]

WGM Zhongyi Tan wins 2015 FIDE Zonal 3.5

WGM Zhongyi Tan wins 2015 FIDE Zonal 3.5

The 2015 FIDE Zonal Chess Championship 3.5 took place from June 30 to July 6, in Zhongshan, China. The event was a qualification for the Women’s World Championship. The format of the tournament was 11-round Swiss with tempo of play 90′ + 30″. 2015 Chinese champion for women WGM Zhongyi Tan emerged a convincing winner at [...]

Dennis Poliquit wins 2015 Taher Group Law Firm tournament in Kuwait

Dennis Poliquit wins 2015 Taher Group Law Firm tournament in Kuwait

The Taher Group Law Firm chess tournament 2015 was held from June 26 to July 4, 2015, in Kuwait. The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 60′ + 30″. 47 players from 8 different federations participated (Egypt, FIDE, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Philippines, Spain and United States of America). Dennis Poliquit (PHI) [...]

GM Yue Wang convincing winner of 6th Nongxin Cup Danzhou Masters 2015

GM Yue Wang convincing winner of 6th Nongxin Cup Danzhou Masters 2015

The 6th Nongxin Cup Danzhou Masters 2015 took place from July 2-11, in Danzhou, China. The event was a 10-player round-robin tournament and GM Yue Wang won it convincingly, scoring 7/9 points. Wang made 4 draws and won 5 games to win the title with a full point advantage ahead of the runner-up, GM Hua Ni. GM Liren Ding remained third [...]

Heart of Finland 2015

Heart of Finland 2015

Jyväs-Shakki chess club organizes the 25th Heart of Finland Open Chess Tournament from 13-19th July at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland. The 9-round Swiss tournament is ELO rated and it is possible to reach FIDE title norms. Prices in total will be 3 500 €. The first price will be 1 [...]

GM Branko Damljanovic wins 8th Sport Summer Tournament 2015

GM Branko Damljanovic wins 8th Sport Summer Tournament 2015

The 8th International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2015″ was held from July 3-10, in the Serbian town of Paracin. The Master’s event was a 9-round Swiss open that gathered 115 players from 17 different countries. Serbian GM Branko Damljanovic emerged a clear winner at 7,5/9 points, leaving the runner-up, GM Nikola Sedlak of Serbia, half a point behind. [...]

OPorto Open 2015

OPorto Open 2015

OPorto Open 2015 is set to take place from 13-19th July at the Hotel Beta in Porto, Portugal. The tournament is included in the National Circuit of Classic Chess of the Portuguese Chess Federation. The 9-round Swiss event is organized by the Grupo de Xadrez do Porto, the oldest Portuguese chess club, as a celebration [...]

Canadian Closed Championship 2015 – FIDE Zonal 2.2

Canadian Closed Championship 2015 – FIDE Zonal 2.2

The 2015 Canadian Closed Chess Championship, which is also FIDE Zonal 2.2 tournament, is set to take place from 10-16th July at the Peter Clark Hall, Guelph University Centre, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The tournament format is 9-round Swiss with the time control 40/90, G/30+ 30 seconds from move one. The winner of the Championship [...]

GM Salem A.R. Saleh and GM Dimitri Komarov score rare sweep to dominate the Dubai Cup Blitz Chess Team Tournament

GM Salem A.R. Saleh and GM Dimitri Komarov score rare sweep to dominate the Dubai Cup Blitz Chess Team Tournament

GM Salem A.R. Saleh of the UAE and GM Dimitri Komarov of Ukraine score rare sweep to dominate the Dubai Cup Blitz Chess Team Tournament. GM tandem win all their games to rule the tournament with a perfect score ahead of 51 other teams. Dubai, UAE – Grandmaster (GM) Salem A.R. Saleh of the UAE and [...]

Chess, chess news and tournaments by Chessdom © 2007 - 2015