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Baku Open 2016

Baku Open 2016

The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2016, dedicated to the Independence Day of Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place from 17-26th September at the AF Hotel near Caspian Sea. The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry and Azerbaijan Chess Federation. The total prize fund is 25,000 USD and the first place [...]

Sinquefield Cup Round 5 Report

Sinquefield Cup Round 5 Report

After more than six hours of play, it seemed that the round would end with all peaceful results, but a dramatic finish left Topalov at the top of the leaderboard. The start of the round was very promising as several of the games were very complicated. Both Caruana – Vachier-Lagrave and Svidler – Nakamura were [...]

Sinquefield Cup Round 4 Report

Sinquefield Cup Round 4 Report

It appears that even chess players are not fans of Mondays, as round 4 of the 2016 Sinquefield Cup saw five quiet draws. Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana drew very quickly, as the former was ill and did not feel up to the task. The game between Hikaru Nakamura and Veselin Topalov was the only [...]

Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova enters European Club Cup 2016

Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova enters European Club Cup 2016

Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova from Italy has completed the registration for 2016 European Chess Club Cup. The powerful lineup will surely vie for one of the top places in the Open section. Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova: Levon Aronian Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Boris Gelfand Peter Leko Etienne Bacrot Daniele Vocaturo Alberto David Danyyil Dvirnyy Cristiano Quaranta – captain The [...]

Sinquefield Cup Round 3 Report

Sinquefield Cup Round 3 Report

Day three of the 2016 Sinquefield Cup was very peaceful, but not without some fireworks. Much to everyone’s surprise, Topalov blundered a simple tactic right out of the opening, but his opponent, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, did not find the most precise continuation and only drew the game.Anish Giri got extremely adventurous against Ding Liren, but the [...]

Daniil Lintchevski winner of Liepajas Rokade Super Rapid

Daniil Lintchevski winner of Liepajas Rokade Super Rapid

The 23rd International Chess Festival “Liepajas Rokade 2016″ was held from 4-7th August at the Hotel Fontaine Royal in Liepaja, Latvia. The Festival consisted of Open Rapid, Blitz, Team and Super Rapid tournaments. Eight players with the average elo 2633 competed in the round-robin Super Rapid tournament. Grandmasters Daniil Lintchevski and Arturs Neiksans shared the [...]

Arad International Chess Festival

Arad International Chess Festival

The 9th Arad International Chess Festival is taking place from 6-12th August in Continental Hotel in Arad, Romania. The Festival consists of Railway Bank – Astra Open with 247 participants, U10 Open, U8 Open and a number of side events: FIDE rated Blitz tournament, Fischer Random tournament, bughouse and blitz pairs tournaments, tennis-table tournament. The [...]

Vladimir Fedoseev stormed through Liepajas Rokade Open

Vladimir Fedoseev stormed through Liepajas Rokade Open

The 23rd International Chess Festival “Liepajas Rokade 2016″ is taking place from 4-7th August at the Hotel Fontaine Royal in Liepaja, Latvia. The Festival consists of Open Rapid, Blitz, Team and Super Rapid tournaments. The first event was Open Rapid which run on 4-5th August through 13 rounds with the time control 15 min + [...]

Michael Adams and Jovanka Houska are 2016 British Champions

Michael Adams and Jovanka Houska are 2016 British Champions

Michael Adams, the long-time highest rated English player on the FIDE rating list, has won the British Chess Championships 2016 in Bournemouth to add to his 4 previous British titles. His score of 10/11 equalled the record set by Julian Hodgson in 1992 and, given that future championships are planned to be run over 9 [...]

SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow enters European Club Cup 2016

SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow enters European Club Cup 2016

SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow from Russia completed the registration of two teams (Open and Women) for the 2016 European Chess Club Cup. The delegation features a number of world’s top Grandmasters. SHSM “Legacy Square” Moscow lineup (Women’s section): GM Kosteniuk Alexandra GM Gunina Valentina IM/WGM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina IM/WGM Kashlinskaya Alina IM/WGM Savina Anastasia IA Eletsky [...]

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