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Germany set for the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø

Germany set for the Chess Olympiad in Tromsø

The German national captain GM Dorian Rogozenco has nominated the teams for the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. The men’s team will consist of GM Arkadij Naiditsch (Elo 2706), GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Elo 2686), GM Georg Meier (Elo 2636), GM Daniel Fridman (Elo 2616) and GM David Baramidze (Elo 2610). In the women’s team [...]

Arthur Gabrielyan and Zalina Lingur are champions of North Caucasus

Arthur Gabrielyan and Zalina Lingur are champions of North Caucasus

The city of Nalchik hosted the North Caucasus Federal District Championships for men and women. The men’s event was 9-round Swiss with 38 participants, while the women’s event was 10-player round robin. Grandmaster Artur Gabrielyan from Georgievsk (Stavropol Krai) emerged champion for men, while the second place went to Oleg Nechaev (Stavropol Krai) and third [...]

KL Open: It’s Three Times in a Row for Tiviakov

KL Open: It’s Three Times in a Row for Tiviakov

Sergei Tiviakov and Aravindh Chithambaram drew their game after three hours of play, a result that confirmed that Tiviakov would successfully defend his title and in doing so become a three time winner of the KL International Open. But for young Chithambaram, it was also a fantastic result as with the draw the 14 year [...]

3rd Iraq International Chess Championship

3rd Iraq International Chess Championship

The 3rd Iraq International Chess Championship was held on 23-29th March at the Al Mansoor Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq. 66 participants from 16 nations, of which 28 title holders, competed. Headed by GM Konstantin Tarlev of Ukraine and GM Merab Gagunashvili of Georgia, the 9-round Swiss witnessed tough fight in most of the rounds. At [...]

Russia takes gold in European Senior Team Championship

Russia takes gold in European Senior Team Championship

The European Senior Team Championship 2014 was held from 1-9th April in Sibenik, Croatia. 36 teams competed in the 9-round Swiss event. Russia 1 took a clear first place with 16 match points (8 wins and loss against Croatia) to claim another gold medal in this competition. The winning team consisted of Grandmasters Semen Dvoirys, [...]

Players applied for the Australian Chess Teams

Players applied for the Australian Chess Teams

Jamie Kenmure informs about the players and team captains who have applied for the Australian Team for the Chess Olympiad in Tromso. Open: Ari Dale, Junta Ikeda, Max Illingworth, Moulthun Ly, Rishi Sardana, David Smerdon, Anton Smirnov, Stephen Solomon, John-Paul Wallace Women: Sarah Anton, Arianne Caoili, Irina Berezina, Biljana Dekic, Emma Guo, Katherine Jarek, Giang [...]

Two Leaders, Many Challengers in KL International Open

Two Leaders, Many Challengers in KL International Open

With his second successive win in round six of the DYTM Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah KL International Open IM Mouthun Ly has joined GM Sergei Tiviakov on top of the leaderboard with 5/6 and is now also in contention for a GM title norm. Ly beat fellow IM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy while Tiviakov with [...]

Jovana Vojinovic is new Serbian Women Champion

Jovana Vojinovic is new Serbian Women Champion

The 2014 Serbian Chess Championship for women was held from 27th March to 6th April in Banja Junaković, Apatin. Twelve players competed in the round robin tournament. After the exciting race WGM Jovana Vojinovic won her first national title by edging three-times champion WGM Andjelija Stojanovic on tie-break. Both players finished with 8/11 points. WIM [...]

Russian Team Chess Championship 2014

Russian Team Chess Championship 2014

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Viktor Bologan wins Cebanenco Memorial

Viktor Bologan wins Cebanenco Memorial

Top Moldavian player GM Viktor Bologan emerged winner of the International Rapid Chess Festival – Veaceslav Cebanenco Memorial after an exciting last round and Armageddon tie-break. The Veaceslav Cebanenco Memorial took place on 1-2nd April at the Republican Chess and Draughts Club, Sciusev street 111, in Chisinau, Moldova. The main open tournament A for players [...]

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