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GM Ruben Felgaer is champion of Argentina

GM Ruben Felgaer is champion of Argentina

GM Ruben Felgaer won his 5th title of Argentinian Chess Champion after defeating GM Federico Perez Ponsa 3-1 in blitz tiebreak. In the regular 14-player round robin competition the two Grandmasters shared the first place with 9,5 points each, leaving the nearest follower point and a half behind. The 89th Argentina Chess Championship was held [...]

Three players share first place in Rethymno Chess Tournament

Three players share first place in Rethymno Chess Tournament

The 6th Rethymno International Chess Tournament was held on 12-19th July at the Municipal House of Culture, in the city of Rethymno on island Crete, Greece. The event was a 9-round Swiss, valid for FIDE title norms. 149 players from 26 countries took part in the tournament, including 16 Grandmasters and 14 International Masters. Polish [...]

IM David Levy: Open Letter to Tromsø Olympiad 2014 Organizing Committee

IM David Levy: Open Letter to Tromsø Olympiad 2014 Organizing Committee

Emotional letter from London

5th Vaujany International Chess Festival

5th Vaujany International Chess Festival

The 5th Vaujany International Chess Festival was held on 10-18th July at the Espace Loisirs Center in Vaujany, France. The competition was organized by Promo-Echecs and the total prize fund was 7300 EUR. The Festival consisted of three events: – Main tournament (Tournoi Principal), for players rated above 1850 – B tournament (Tournoi Accession), for [...]

GM Merab Gagunashvili claims South African Open 2014

GM Merab Gagunashvili claims South African Open 2014

The 2014 edition of the South African Open took place on 12-19th July 2014 in Bloemfontein, the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa and the judicial capital of the nation. The event was split into two 11-round Open Tournaments: Open A and Open B. Section A gathered 131 players from 9 different countries, including 1 [...]

Blind and “LIVE” chess combined at Ikaria

Blind and “LIVE” chess combined at Ikaria

Two GMs, the 26-year-old Gawain Jones from England and the 22-year-old Peter Prohaszka from Hungary were the protagonists in a unique event: They combined excellently blind and “live” chess at a game that took place at the large outdoor chess board at the central square of Aghios Kirykos! The game attracted the attention of many spectators. The two [...]

Pan-American Youth Chess Festival 2014

Pan-American Youth Chess Festival 2014

The 25th Pan-American Youth Chess Festival was held on 10-17th July at the Hotel Club Dorados, Oaxtepec, in the state of Morelos, Mexico. The events was organized by the Confederation of Chess for Americas (CCA), Mexico National Chess Federation (FENAMAC) and the Organizer Committee, with the support of Comisión Nacional de Cultura Física y Deporte [...]

GM Valentina Gunina is second time European Women’s Champion

GM Valentina Gunina is second time European Women’s Champion

The 15th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship was held from 5th to 18th July 2014, in Plovdiv, the second-largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest in the world. The format of the tournament was an 11-round Swiss with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of [...]

RCF to take action, issues official position (update 3)

RCF to take action, issues official position (update 3)

Update: reactions by Karpov and Filatov

FIDE with strong reaction and deadline for Olympiad OC

FIDE with strong reaction and deadline for Olympiad OC

FIDE with firm position on the case

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