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World Chess Cup 2015

World Chess Cup 2015

The FIDE Chess World Cup 2015 will be played in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 10 September to 4 October 2015. It will be a 128-player knockout chess tournament. The finalists will qualify for the 2016 Candidates Tournament. The Chess World Cup 2015 has a prize fund of 1,6 million USD. Matches consist of two games (except [...]

IM Vadim Moiseenko tops Christmas Blitz Tournament 2015

IM Vadim Moiseenko tops Christmas Blitz Tournament 2015

The Christmas Blitz Tournament 2015 took place on 7th January 2015 in Saint Petersburg, the second largest city of Russia. The 11-round Blitz tournament with time control 5” gathered 80 players, including 3 GMs, 7 IMs, 3 FMs and 1 WFM. IM Vadim Moiseenko and IM Egor Pakhomov shared first with 9/11 points, but Moiseenko [...]

Blitz Fever in Karsiyaka

Blitz Fever in Karsiyaka

In this day and age, playing in long lasting tournaments is quite hard for chess enthusiasts. Routine working obligations rarely give them permission to take part in tournaments, even if they really look forward to participating. Even chess trainers or instructors usually cannot play, because of their training duties. Therefore, most of them play online, [...]

Tamas Banusz wins Winter Sea Deluxe Open in Gabicce Mare

Tamas Banusz wins Winter Sea Deluxe Open in Gabicce Mare

The 3rd Winter Sea Deluxe Open took place from 2-6th January, 2015, in Gabicce Mare, Italy, next to the Adriatic Sea. Hungarian Grandmaster Tamas Banusz emerged victorious in the tournament after concluding the race with 7,0/9 points. Banusz secured an early advantage with five wins in a row and then maintained the lead until the [...]

Zhao Jun convincing in Hastings Masters

Zhao Jun convincing in Hastings Masters

The 90th Hastings International Chess Congress took place from 29th December 2014 to 6th January 2015 in Hastings, England. The main event was the 9-round Hastings Masters with 106 participants. Chinese Grandmaster Zhao Jun convincingly won the trophy and £2000 top prize by scoring 8,0/9 points and leaving the nearest followers a full point behind. [...]

Ivan Popov wins 7th Chennai International Open title

Ivan Popov wins 7th Chennai International Open title

Top seed Grandmaster Ivan Popov of Russia with 7.5 points and a superior tie-break clinched the title in the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium, Chennai on 6th Jan, 2015. For the first time in the history of Chennai Open, there was an eight way tie. Sharing the top spot with [...]

Arkadij Naiditsch wins another trophy in Switzerland

Arkadij Naiditsch wins another trophy in Switzerland

German Grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch continued to impress in the mini-Swiss tour as he won a second trophy, this time at the Basel Chess Festival. Last week Naiditsch won another very strong tournament – the Zurich Christmas Open. Naiditsch repeated the feat achieved by Polish GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek last year. The Basel Chess Festival 2015 was [...]

Azerbaijan Chess Championship 2015

Azerbaijan Chess Championship 2015

The 2015 Azerbaijan Chess Championship for men is taking place from 6-15th January. The tournament format is 9-round Swiss with 22 participants. There are 8 Grandmasters and 7 International Masters in the field. LIVE games with analysis Round 1 results: 1 GM Mamedov Rauf 2642 – IM Izzat Kanan 2424 1 – 0 2 IM [...]

Jon Ludvig Hammer repeats success in Rilton Cup

Jon Ludvig Hammer repeats success in Rilton Cup

The Stockholm Chess Federation organized the 44th Rilton Cup from 27th December 2014 to 5th January 2015 at the Clarion Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. The tournament was played in four groups: Rilton Cup, Rilton Elo, Rilton 1800 and Rilton 1600. All sections are FIDE rated. Norwegian Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer repeated the last year’s success [...]

Chennai Open: GM Norm for Ramnath Bhuvanesh, seven share lead

Chennai Open: GM Norm for Ramnath Bhuvanesh, seven share lead

International Master Ramnath Bhuvanesh held fellow Indian International Master Swapnil Dhopade to a draw in the ninth round, securing his second Grandmaster Norm in the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today. Ramnath Bhuvanesh with 7.0 points now shares the lead with six other players viz., Popov Ivan (Russia), [...]

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