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Martin Metev wins 140th MGU Open 2015

Martin Metev wins 140th MGU Open 2015

The 140th MGU Open 2015 was held on 21-22nd March, 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 [...]

Aeroflot Open starting today

Aeroflot Open starting today

The 2015 Aeroflot Open is taking place from 27th March till 7th April at the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow. The total prize fund is 140.000 Euro. The tournament will be played in three groups – A, B and C according to the participants’ ratings. On the 6th of April there will be a blitz tournament. [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 4.1

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 4.1

The fourth round of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship started in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on March 26. Eight players continue their quest for the chess crown – Humpy Koneru and Harika Dronavalli (both from India), sisters Anna and Mariya Muzychuk (both from Ukraine), Zhao Xue (China), Natalia Pogonina (Russia), Meri Arabidze (Georgia), [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 3 Tiebreaks

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 3 Tiebreaks

The tie-breaks of the third round of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship were played in Sochi on March 25. Six players returned to the SCC Galactica to find out who advances to the Quarterfinals. In the first rapid game Marie Sebag (France) and Natalia Pogonina (Russia) repeated the line that occurred in the Carlsen-Anand [...]

Ghaem Maghami, Bryant and Matikozyan share first in Agoura Hills

Ghaem Maghami, Bryant and Matikozyan share first in Agoura Hills

The 22nd Annual Western Class Championships were held from March 20-22, 2015, at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, California. The event was 5-round Swiss with seven sections: Master, Expert, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E. The main Master section had 29 participants. GM Ehsan Ghaem [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 3.2

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 3.2

The return games of the third round matches of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship were played in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana). Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine) became the first Quarterfinalist by beating Lela Javakhishvili (Georgia) as Black. Today the Georgian misplayed early in the middlegame, initiating an exchange of queens in highly unfavorable circumstances. She [...]

GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly wins Kolkata International 2015 (Video)

GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly wins Kolkata International 2015 (Video)

The 2nd Kolkata International Grandmasters Chess Tournament took place from 15-24th March at the Indian Council For Cultural Relations, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-71, India. GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly outwitted Cuban GM Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez in a battle of nerves to win the second International Grandmasters Chess Tournament on Tuesday. Surya, who was [...]

IM Oladapo Adu from Nigeria qualifies for FIDE World Cup in Baku

IM Oladapo Adu from Nigeria qualifies for FIDE World Cup in Baku

The FIDE Zone 4.4 Individual Championships 2015 were organized by the Togo Chess Federation under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation (ACC) from 13-22nd March in Lome, Togo. The Championships gathered 36 players from 7 federations: Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo, in Open and Women’s sections. International [...]

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 3.1

FIDE Women’s World Championship – Round 3.1

The 3rd round of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship was played in the SCC Galactica on March 23. Only 16 out of 64 participants are remaining in contention for the title. This was a disastrous day for the four Russian players still competing in Sochi. Alisa Galliamova played Black against the top seed player [...]

Kolkata Grandmasters Chess Tournament – Round 8 Video

Kolkata Grandmasters Chess Tournament – Round 8 Video

The 2nd Kolkata International Grandmasters Chess Tournament is taking place from 15-24th March at the Indian Council For Cultural Relations, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-71, India. Top seed Grandmaster Nigel Short, India’s Surya Shekhar Ganguly and Lu Shenglei of China drew their 8th round games and now with 6.5 points each are jointly leading [...]

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