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LSG IntelliMagic enters European Club Cup 2016

LSG IntelliMagic enters European Club Cup 2016

LSG IntelliMagic from the Netherlands completed the registration for the 2016 European Chess Club Cup. In their own words: “LSG (Leidsch Schaakgenootschap) was founded in 1895. We participated in the European Club Cup in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015. Our best performance was last year with a 9th place. We are [...]

Samuel Shankland wins Biel Master Tournament

Samuel Shankland wins Biel Master Tournament

The 2016 Biel Master Tournament took place from 25th July to 3rd August, as part of the 49th Biel International Chess Festival. The 9-round Swiss open gathered 112 participants rated above 2000 elo. American Grandmaster Samuel Shankland took a clear first place with 7,5/9 points, leaving the second placed GM Eltaj Safarli half a point [...]

WFCC: Match Serbia – World

WFCC: Match Serbia – World

The 59th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 40th World Chess Solving Championship are taking place from 30th July to 6th August at Hotel Metropol in Belgrade, Serbia. The Congress and Championship are organized by the World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC) and Serbian Chess Problem Society. As one of the promotional events, the [...]

Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo enters European Club Cup 2016

Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo enters European Club Cup 2016

Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo (CEMC) from Monaco completed the registration of two teams (Open and Women) for the 2016 European Chess Club Cup. CEMC is the 5-times European Club Cup champion with the women’s team claiming the trophy in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013. Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo lineup (Women’s section): GM Hou Yifan [...]

Kennemer Combinatie enters European Club Cup 2016

Kennemer Combinatie enters European Club Cup 2016

Kennemer Combinatie from Netherlands completed the registration for the 2016 European Chess Club Cup. Kennemer Combinatie lineup: GM David Klein IM Quinten Ducarmon IM Miguoël Admiraal Lennart Dek Rob Duijn FM Richard Duijn Daan in ‘t Veld Robert Oosting – captain Edwin Rutte – manager The 2016 European Chess Club Cup (open and women) will [...]

Ivan Rozum clear first in Primorskiy Debut 2016

Ivan Rozum clear first in Primorskiy Debut 2016

The 2016 Primorskiy Debut open tournament, a stage of the Russian Cup, was held from 21-29th July in Vladivostok, Russia. 50 players took participating in the 9-round Swiss event, including seven Grandmasters in the field. Grandmaster Ivan Rozum from Vologda emerged clear winner after scoring a victory in the final round. Rozum collected 7,0/9 points [...]

Julio Sadorra winner of Manhattan Open 2016

Julio Sadorra winner of Manhattan Open 2016

The 15th Annual Manhattan Open was held from July 29-31, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave. (32nd-33rd St, across from Penn Station), New York, NY. The event had 6 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000, and the playing format was 5-round Swiss with time control 40/100, SD/30, [...]

World Junior Chess Championships 2016

World Junior Chess Championships 2016

The FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2016 (for boys & girls under 20) will be held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA from 7th August (arrival) to 22nd August (departure) 2016. The Championship will be organized and conducted by All Odisha Chess Association at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India under the auspices of AICF and FIDE. The [...]

Northeast Open 2016

Northeast Open 2016

The 22nd Annual Northeast Open will be held from August 5-7, 2016, at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 Main St, Stamford, Connecticut. The event has 4 sections: Open, Under 2050, Under 1650 and Under 1250. Each section has either a 3-day schedule (August 5-7) or 2-day schedule (August 6-7) to participate in. The tournament format [...]

African Individual Chess Championships 2016

African Individual Chess Championships 2016

The 2016 African Individual Chess Championships were held from 17-26th of July with the Classical, Rapid and Blitz formats. The venue was the TICK hotel in Kampala, Uganda. In the classical event there were a total of 30 players from Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Somalia, Uganda and Zambia. The field consisted [...]

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