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Sabino Brunello wins Durban Open Grandmasters Tournament

Sabino Brunello wins Durban Open Grandmasters Tournament

Chess South Africa held the 1st Durban Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa from 20 to 29 September 2014. The 11-round Swiss event with 84 participants took place concurrently with the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships. Grandmasters Sabino Brunello from Italy and Sahaj Grover from India shared the [...]

Five players share first place in Satka Autumn 2014

Five players share first place in Satka Autumn 2014

The Annual Women’s Tournament Satka Autumn 2014 was organized by Chess Club “Vertical” on 20-30th September 2014 in Satka, a town on the western slope of the Southern Ural Mountains in Russia. 32 female players were vying in a 9-round Swiss format. The last year’s winner IM Anastasia Bodnaruk (2434) outplayed the sole leader WGM Elmira Mirzoeva (2233) to [...]

Ernesto Inarkiev wins Baku Open on tie-break

Ernesto Inarkiev wins Baku Open on tie-break

Russian GM Ernesto Inarkiev took the winner’s trophy and top prize in Baku Open A after edging Romanian GM Constantin Lupulescu on tie-break. The two players finished on 7,0/9 points each, in the field of 70 participants from 20 countries, including 28 Grandmasters. The International Chess Festival Baku Open 2014, dedicated to the Independence Day [...]

World Youth Chess Championships 2014 – Winners

World Youth Chess Championships 2014 – Winners

The 2014 FIDE World Youth Chess Championships were held on 18-30th September at the International Convention Centre, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The event was organized by the South African Chess Federation under the auspices of FIDE. India is boasting six individual medals – 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze, while representatives of Russia [...]

GM Solodovnichenko claims 6th Vasteras Open 2014

GM Solodovnichenko claims 6th Vasteras Open 2014

The 6th edition of Västerås Open was played on 26-28th September 2014 in Växhuset, Viktor Larssons plats, in Västerås, a city in central Sweden. The event was played in 8 rounds, 4 games with a rapid time control 15′ + 5″ and 4 games with the classic 90′ + 30″. 259 players from 13 different countries took [...]

Experts about match Carlsen-Anand (Updated)

Experts about match Carlsen-Anand (Updated)

Soon after announcing that it had secured the TV rights for the FIDE World Chess Championship Match Carlsen-Anand, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK.no got in touch with several experts to ask their opinion. Magnus Carlsen’s former trainer GM Simen Agdestein believes that – “It is more difficult for Carlsen this time. Anand is the challenger and [...]

GM Ziaur Rahman leads 40th Berger Paints National ‘A’ Chess Championship of Bangladesh 2014

GM Ziaur Rahman leads 40th Berger Paints National ‘A’ Chess Championship of Bangladesh 2014

The 40th Berger Paints National ‘A’ Chess Championship 2014 is organised by Bangladesh Chess Federation and sponsored by Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited from 20th September 2014 to 10th October 2014 at the Media Center of Bangladesh Olympic Association in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The event consists of 14 players, vying in a 13-day round-robin [...]

WFM Dina Belenkaya leads Satka Autumn 2014

WFM Dina Belenkaya leads Satka Autumn 2014

The Annual Women’s Tournament Satka Autumn 2014 is organized by Chess Club “Vertical” on 20-30th September 2014 in Satka, a town on the western slope of the Southern Ural Mountains in Russia. 32 female players are vying in a 9-round Swiss format. WFM Dina Belenkaya (2340) is leading with 5/6 points, leaving the nearest followers half point [...]

IM Andrei Obodchuk is 2014 IPCA World Champion

IM Andrei Obodchuk is 2014 IPCA World Champion

The 14th Individual IPCA World Chess Championship was held on 15-24th September 2014 in Banja Junakovic – Apatin, in Serbia. Vojvodina Chess Federation (SSV) and International Physically Disabled Chess Association (IPCA) organized the event in a 9-round Swiss format with a time control 90′ + 30″. IM Andrei Obodchuk (Russia) emerged a clear winner on 7,5/9 points, [...]

Media accreditation open for the match Carlsen – Anand

Media accreditation open for the match Carlsen – Anand

The 2014 FIDE World Chess Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand will be held on 7-28th November in Sochi, Russia. AGON has set a page for members of the media to receive accreditation and request assistance with visas and other issues. The Match will take place in the Sochi Olympic Village. AGON has [...]

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