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IMs Smirnov and Illingworth joint winners of NSW Open 2015

IMs Smirnov and Illingworth joint winners of NSW Open 2015

The NSW Open 2015 took place from 6-8th June, at the Chatswood Club in Sydney, the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. The tournament was a 7-round individual Swiss event with tempo of play 90′ + 30″ and it is an ACF & Oceania Grand Prix Class 5 event. International Masters Anton Smirnov and [...]

Armenian School A.P.Chekhov wins White Rook Final in Dagomys

Armenian School A.P.Chekhov wins White Rook Final in Dagomys

The final round of the White Rook School Chess Tournament was played on June 8 in Dagomys. School #55 named after Anton Chekhov (Yerevan, Armenia) defeated School #17 from Yakutsk (Sakha Republic) 3-1, and took the first place with a total of 25 points. 2nd Gymnasium of St. Petersburg that was in the lead after [...]

GM Boris Savchenko tops Kadyrov Memorial 2015

GM Boris Savchenko tops Kadyrov Memorial 2015

The 2015 “Kadyrov Memorial” Rapid Chess Tournament, Stage of the Russian Rapid Cup, took place from 6-7th June, in Grozny, the capital city of the Chechen Republic in Russia. The event was organized by the Chess Federation SKFO and the Russian Chess Federation in an 11-round rapid format, with tempo of play 15′ + 10″. 128 [...]

GM Sumets wins 2nd Vercelli Cup 2015

GM Sumets wins 2nd Vercelli Cup 2015

The 2nd International Tournament “Vercelli Cup” took place from June 5 through June 27, 2015, in the Vercelli Palace Hotel, in Vercelli, a city in northern Itali, situated between Milan and Turin. The event was a 5-round Swiss open tournament with tempo of play 90′/ 40 + 15′ + 30″. Ukrainian GM Andrey Sumets won the event with 4,5/5 [...]

Asian Schools Chess Championships 2015 – Final Report

Asian Schools Chess Championships 2015 – Final Report

The 11th Asian Schools Chess Championships ended with the team last to arrive managing to still finish the overall champions. Perennial champions India had to be satisfied with the largest number of medals as the much smaller Philippine contingent managed to haul in six Gold, four Silver and one Bronze for a total of 11 [...]

Igor Kovalenko grabs the trophy in Iasi Open

Igor Kovalenko grabs the trophy in Iasi Open

The 2nd International Chess Festival Iasi Open was held from 29th May to 6th June at the Polyvalent Hall in Iasi, Romania. The tournament has attracted 129 players from 14 countries, and among them 22 Grandmasters and 15 International Masters. Latvian Grandmaster Igor Kovalenko took the winner’s trophy after the last-round victory with black pieces [...]

Magistral Ciudad de Leon 2015

Magistral Ciudad de Leon 2015

The Magistral Ciudad de Leon 2015, one of the top classics of the international chess circuit, is set to take place from 11-15th June at the Cuidad de Leon Auditorium in Leon, Spain. The event keeps this year its traditional format: four players, the semi-finals being played on Friday and Saturday, and the final on [...]

Armenian team leads White Rook School Chess Tournament

Armenian team leads White Rook School Chess Tournament

On 5 June, the city of Dagomys played host to the fifth round of the 46th final of the White Rook All-Russian Chess Tournament for School Teams. The city of Dagomys near Sochi was the venue for the latest round of the international White Rook tournament, which started on 1 June. More than 320 children [...]

16th ASEAN+ Age Groups Chess Championships 2015

16th ASEAN+ Age Groups Chess Championships 2015

The 16th ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championships (AAG) will take place in Singapore from 8-17th June 2015. Immediately following the 11th Asian Schools Chess Championship, the AAG is the flagship event of the ASEAN Chess Confederation (ACC) and which has for many years now been the most eagerly awaited event in the region. ACC has [...]

European-ACP Women’s Rapid Championship – Closing Ceremony

European-ACP Women’s Rapid Championship – Closing Ceremony

The 2015 European-ACP Women’s Rapid Championship was held on 1-3rd June at the Kutaisi City Hall in Kutaisi, Georgia. The event was organized by the European Chess Union, Georgian Chess Federation and ACP. The playing format was 11-round Swiss tournament with the rate of play 15 min + 10 seconds increment per move. 48 players [...]

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