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9 players share first for Belgrade Trophy 2014

9 players share first for Belgrade Trophy 2014

The 28th Belgrade Trophy 2014 was held from 24th November to 2nd December 2014 at the Centar Balasevic Hotel***** in Belgrade, Serbia. The tournament was organized by the Serbian Chess Federation and supported by the Parliament of Belgrade City in a 9-round Swiss FIDE format with the prize fund in the amount of 6.000 €. The first place was shared in [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 6 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 6 Video

GM Anish Giri played a long game to beat GM Nils Grandelius to continue his winning streak at the Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship being played at Hotel Crowne Plaza in Doha. Giri has won all his six games and with 100 percent score is one full point ahead of his nearest rival GM Vladimir [...]

Magnus Carlsen recaps the 2014 World Chess Championship

Magnus Carlsen recaps the 2014 World Chess Championship

World Champion Magnus Carlsen sits down to give chess fans his candid thoughts on the match against Vishy Anand. Magnus Carlsen YouTube channel

Qatar Masters Open – Round 5 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 5 Video

Top seed Anish Giri is the sole leader at the ongoing Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship with perfect score after five rounds of play. On Sunday evening he defeated the 3rd-seeded Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in only 21 moves. Right behind Giri on 4,5 points is GM Nils Grandelius of Sweden. On 4 points there are as [...]

GM Ivan Bukavshin wins Kharlov Memorial in Kazan

GM Ivan Bukavshin wins Kharlov Memorial in Kazan

Rapid Chess Tournament in memory of GM Andrei Kharlov was held on 29-30th November at the Nezhmetdinov Chess Club in Kazan, Russia. The Tatarstan Chess Federation organized the 9-round Swiss event with the time control 15′+5” and prize fund of 1700 EUR. Grandmaster Ivan Bukavshin emerged clear winner with 7,5/9 points, leaving FM Dmitry Ospennikov [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 4 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 4 Video

Top seed Anish Giri is the sole leader at the ongoing Qatar Masters Open Chess Championship with perfect score after four rounds of play. Half a point behind him are as many as five players including Evgeny Tomashevsky, Nils Grandelius, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Pavel Eljanov and Yuriy Kryvoruchko all on 3,5 points. Replay games with analysis [...]

Myanmar Open – Belous and Short joint winners

Myanmar Open – Belous and Short joint winners

In the end Englishman Nigel Short and Russian Vladimir Belous were declared joint champions of the Zaw Win Lay Myanmar International Open when both finished equal on points and the tie-break calculation showed two different results when done manually from the official Swiss Manager computer program! But it was the three rounds after the rest [...]

GM Amin and WGM Wafa winners of African Zone 4.2

GM Amin and WGM Wafa winners of African Zone 4.2

The 2014 edition of African Zone 4.2 Open tournament and African Zone 4.2 Women’s tournament were organized by the Egyptian Chess Federation on 22-29th November 2014 in Cairo, the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Middle East. The Open Section was a 9-round Swiss tournament, won by GM Bassem Amin (Egypt) on [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 3 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 3 Video

GM Anish Giri continued his winning spree in the 3rd round of the Qatar Masters Open being played in Doha’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. There are now four joint leaders in Anish Giri, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Mikhailo Oleksienko and Nils Grandelius on 3 points each after 3 rounds. Vladimir Kramnik, who drew his first two games, finally [...]

Qatar Masters Open – Round 2 Video

Qatar Masters Open – Round 2 Video

After two rounds of the Qatar Masters Open being played here at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Doha, Grandmasters Anish Giri, Pentala Harikrishna, Robin Van Kampen and 11 others who won both round games are jointly leading on 2 points each. GM Arkadij Naiditsch and Viktor Bologan lost to IM Inna Gaponenko and FM Vazquez Guillermo respectively [...]

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