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Soćko and Wojtaszek are 2016 Chess Champions of Poland

Soćko and Wojtaszek are 2016 Chess Champions of Poland

The Individual Polish Chess Championships 2016 for men and women were held from 29 March to 7 April in Poznan, Poland. Both sections were played as 10-player round robin tournaments. GM Monika Soćko convincingly won the women’s championship with 7/9 points leaving the nearest follower WGM Jolanta Zawadzka a full point behind. This is the [...]

Double gold for China in Rapid Asian Nations Cup

Double gold for China in Rapid Asian Nations Cup

The Chinese men’s and women’s chess teams won a double victory in the Rapid chess championship of the Asian Nations Cup organized by the UAE Chess Federation under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation at the Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan hotel. The Chinese men’s team of GMs Bu Xiangzhi, Wang Yue, Wei Yi, [...]

Kiril Georgiev clear first in Karpos Open 2016

Kiril Georgiev clear first in Karpos Open 2016

Bulgarian Grandmaster Kiril Georgiev took the winner’s trophy in the 2016 Karpos Open after concluding the event with 7,5/9 points. In the final round Georgiev defeated the overnight leader GM Dmitry Svetushkin to repeat the success from 2014. The 2016 Karpos Open was held from 1-7th April at the Hotel Aleksandar Palace in Skopje, FYR [...]

IM Oladapo Adu winner of FIDE Zonal 4.4 Championship

IM Oladapo Adu winner of FIDE Zonal 4.4 Championship

The FIDE Zonal 4.4 Championship has finished and we finally have a champion. IM Oladapo Adu of Nigeria has taken first place a score of 8/9 which included 7 wins and 2 draws. The FM from Nigeria who took the lead with 4/4, Daniel Anwuli, had a terrible second half of the tournament only getting [...]

Lela Javakhishvili is 2016 Georgian Women’s Champion

Lela Javakhishvili is 2016 Georgian Women’s Champion

The 73rd Georgian Championship for women was held from 25th March to 5th April in Tbilisi. Twelve players with the average elo 2348 competed in the round robin tournament. IM Lela Javakhishvili emerged convincing winner securing the title with one round to spare. She scored 8/11 points, leaving the second-placed IM Sopiko Khukhashvili point and [...]

India and China take gold medals in Asian Nations Cup

India and China take gold medals in Asian Nations Cup

The Indian men’s team won the 20-country Asian Nations Cup Chess Team Championship while the Chinese women retained their title in the tournament organized by the UAE Chess Federation under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation at the Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan hotel. The Indian team is composed of GMs B. Adhiban on [...]

Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup 2016

Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup 2016

The 38th Nezhmetdinov Cup is scheduled to take place from May 31st to June 8th, 2016, at the Central Chess School in Kazan, Butlerova str. 7, Kazan, Russia. It is a stage of the Russian Cup and will be played over 9 rounds under the Swiss system. The time control is 90 minutes + 30 [...]

Asian Nations Cup Chess Championship – Round 7

Asian Nations Cup Chess Championship – Round 7

The Indian chess team widened its lead over defending champion China in the homestretch of the Asian Nations Cup Chess Championship organized by the UAE Chess Federation under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation at the Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan hotel. India outclassed Bangladesh 2.5-1.5 to lead alone with 13 match points, ahead [...]

SPICE wins Final Four Championship for sixth time in a row

SPICE wins Final Four Championship for sixth time in a row

Webster University’s chess team won the College Final Four Championship for the fourth consecutive time. The team finished with 8.5 points to win the tournament over three other universities. Susan Polgar’s Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) headed to New York March 31 to compete for the team’s sixth consecutive Final Four Championship and fourth consecutive [...]

Elisaveta Bykova Memorial in Suzdal

Elisaveta Bykova Memorial in Suzdal

A rapid chess tournament dedicated to the memory of the third Women’s World Chess Champion Elisaveta Bykova was held on 2-3rd April in Suzdal, one of the oldest Russian towns and part of Russian Golden Ring. The event was 11-round Swiss with the time control 15′+10” and valid for the Rapid Grand Prix of Russia. [...]

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