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Rapport outplays Laznicka in a playoff match

Rapport outplays Laznicka in a playoff match

Two of the most exciting Central European chess players GM Viktor Laznicka (CZE) 2666 and GM Richard Rapport (HUN) 2720 met in one-on-one match of six games, called Novoborska Sachova Corrida. The games took place at Ajeto restaurant in Nový Bor from 30th September to 5th October 2014. The young Hungarian prodigy won his first and [...]

World Junior Chess Championships 2014 in Pune

World Junior Chess Championships 2014 in Pune

The World Junior Chess Championships 2014 (for boys & girls under 20) are being held in Pune, India, from 6th to 19th October 2014. The Championship is organized and conducted by Maharashtra Chess Association under the auspices of AICF and FIDE. The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 13 rounds. Only [...]

Werle, Turov and Solodovnichenko share first place in Oslo

Werle, Turov and Solodovnichenko share first place in Oslo

The 2014 Oslo Chess International tournament was held from 28th September to 5th October at the Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion, Sognsveien 77c, Oslo, Norway. The GM-group gathered 44 players from 16 different countries (Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, India, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine). GM Jan Werle (NED), GM Maxim Turov [...]

GM Ruiyuan Yu and GM Chongsheng Zeng share first place at Hong Kong Open

GM Ruiyuan Yu and GM Chongsheng Zeng share first place at Hong Kong Open

The Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2014 was organized on 1-5th October 2014 by the Hong Kong Chess Federation (HKCF) in collaboration with Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, HKUSU Chess with the Board Games Club and generously funded by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific. 97 players from 17 different federations took part in the event (Australia, China, [...]

Chess Club “Nona” (Adjara) is 2014 Georgian champion

Chess Club “Nona” (Adjara) is 2014 Georgian champion

Georgian Club Chess Championship 2014 was held from 26th September to 4th October 2014 in Ureki, a town in Georgia situated on the Black Sea coast. The event was a 7-round Team Championship, played in a round-robin format. The team of “Nona” (Adjara) emerged a clear winner with 12/14 points, winning five matches and drawing [...]

GM Yannick Pelletier is a five-time Swiss champion

GM Yannick Pelletier is a five-time Swiss champion

The 114 Individual Swiss Chess Championship took place from 27th September to 10th October 2014 in Bern, the capital of Switzerland ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life. GM Yannick Pelletier won the event with 7/9 points and lifted the trophy for  fifth time after winning the Swiss Championships in 1995, 2000, 2002 [...]

GM Zeng and GM Yu lead Hong Kong International Open 2014 with perfect score

GM Zeng and GM Yu lead Hong Kong International Open 2014 with perfect score

The Hong Kong International Open Chess Championship 2014 is organized by the Hong Kong Chess Federation (HKCF) in collaboration with Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong, HKUSU Chess with the Board Games Club and generously funded by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific. 97 players from 17 different federations are taking part in the event, including 4 GMs, 6 IMs, [...]

Sabino Brunello wins Durban Open Grandmasters Tournament

Sabino Brunello wins Durban Open Grandmasters Tournament

Chess South Africa held the 1st Durban Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa from 20 to 29 September 2014. The 11-round Swiss event with 84 participants took place concurrently with the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships. Grandmasters Sabino Brunello from Italy and Sahaj Grover from India shared the [...]

Five players share first place in Satka Autumn 2014

Five players share first place in Satka Autumn 2014

The Annual Women’s Tournament Satka Autumn 2014 was organized by Chess Club “Vertical” on 20-30th September 2014 in Satka, a town on the western slope of the Southern Ural Mountains in Russia. 32 female players were vying in a 9-round Swiss format. The last year’s winner IM Anastasia Bodnaruk (2434) outplayed the sole leader WGM Elmira Mirzoeva (2233) to [...]

Ernesto Inarkiev wins Baku Open on tie-break

Ernesto Inarkiev wins Baku Open on tie-break

Russian GM Ernesto Inarkiev took the winner’s trophy and top prize in Baku Open A after edging Romanian GM Constantin Lupulescu on tie-break. The two players finished on 7,0/9 points each, in the field of 70 participants from 20 countries, including 28 Grandmasters. The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2014, dedicated to the Independence Day [...]

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