15th Rochefort Chess Festival concluded

The 15th Rochefort Chess Festival was held from 20th to 26th February at the Congres Palais, in Rochefort, France

51 players competed in the Masters section which was reserved for the players rated above 1900. Grandmaster Ventzislav Inkiov (Bulgaria) won the first place with 7 points. He was followed by Master Diego Di Berardino (Brazil) and Grandmaster Rustam Khusnutdinov with also 7 points, but worse tie-break.
IM Silvia Collas and WFM Cecile Haussernot were the best placed female players.
The young Ukrainian Egor Bogdanov missed an IM-norm in the last round against grandmaster Nikolov.

The Accession tournament, available for players rated under 2000, had 125 participants. The winner started the tournament only at round 2 but finished alone above all others with impressive an impressive string of 8 victories! Thierry Koslowski (FRA) is followed by Philippe Moine (FRA) with 7,5 points and Thomas Lucbernet (FRA) with 7 points.
The tournaments were played over 9 rounds of Swiss system and offered the prize fund of 7000 EUR.
Official site : www.echiquier-rochefortais.com


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Cappelle la Grande 2016


The 32 International Open of Cappelle-la-Grande will take place from February 13 till February 20, 2016.
Classification – Prizes
The classification is made according to the total numbers of point scored.
Ties are resolved first by the truncated buchholz (sum of adjusted scores of opponents minus two lower), by rating performance and then by buchholz.
If there is a tie the first 20 prizes in the general classification are shared according to the Hort system. Other prizes are not shared.
A player cannot win more than one prize. The definitive list of prizes will be displayed from round 7 at the latest. The organizer’s decision on the award of prizes is final.
Prizes will only be awarded to players who attend the closing ceremony.
PRIZES : 30 000 euros
Источник: www.cappelle-chess.fr

Zurich Chess Challenge 2016 10.02.2016

The 5th edition of the Zurich Chess Challenge is scheduled to take place from 12-15th February 2016 at the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville in Zurich, Switzerland.
The event is organized by Zurich Chess Club and sponsored by Zurich Chess Club (founded 1809), Savoy Chess Corner, “IGC International Gemological Laboratories”.
Official website/ Zurich Chess Challenge LIVE/ Zurich Blitz Challenge LIVE/ Match Morozevich – Gelfand LIVE
Participants: Viswanathan Anand (India), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Anish Giri (Netherlands), Alexei Shirov (Latvia).
The oldest chess club in the world and its honorable member Oleg Skvortsov suggest an innovation for the future of classical chess with a new time control of 40 minutes per game with additional 10 seconds for each move.
In addition, a promotional two-game match will be played between Boris Gelfand (Vice World Champion 2012) and Alexander Morozevich (Runner-up of the SG Zurich Jubilee-Open 2009), with the same time control 40? + 10?.
The scoring system remains the same as in previous editions: 2 points for a victory, 1 point for a draw in new classical chess and 1 point for a victory and 0.5 points for a draw in a blitz.
Let’s pay attention to the statistics how players perform against each other at classical chess. The rows show the results of each player with the white pieces while the columns present the corresponding headups with black.

Источник: http://www.chessdom.com

Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 – All Winners

The main tournament of the 12th International RSSU Cup Moscow Open, a leg of the Russian Cup, ended in a two-way tie between Urii Eliseev (2582, Russia) and Dmitry Gordievsky (2506, Russia). Both scored 7.5 points in 9 rounds. Eliseev had a better tie-break score and was awarded the main prize.
A group of players had 7 points: Anton Korobov (Ukraine), Artyom Timofeev (Russia), Vladislav Artemiev (Russia), Ernesto Inarkiev (Russia), Alexander Moskalenko (Russia), Dmitry Kokarev (Russia), Vasiliy Korchmar (Russia).
Anton Korobov (2710) got the third prize thanks to having the best tie-break score.
Anastasia Bodnaruk (2453, Russia), Soumya Swaminahan (2345, India), and Alexandra Obolentseva (2194, Russia) tied for the first with 7.5 points in the women’s event. Bodnaruk received the first prize.

Final standings
Tournament C – RSSU Amateur Cup – ended in favor of FIDE Master Pavel Toropov (Russia), who earned 8 points and surpassed Grigory Malyshev (Russia) and FM Kirill Shubin (Russia) on a tie-break.
Final standings
Vladimir Kachar (Russia) won the senior event with 7.5 points, half a point ahead of Evgeny Vasiukov, Viktor Chernyj, Vladimir Kozlov, Evgeny Kalegin, and Evgeny Ilyushkin (all – Russia).
Galina Strutinskaya won the women’s senior prize with 6 points.
Final standings
The final tournament of the program of the 12th International RSSU Cup, the 2016 Moscow Open – RSSU Cup in blitz chess gathered 218 participants.
Young grandmaster from Omsk Vladislav Artemiev won the tournament with 8 points from 9 rounds. With the same points were international master from Moscow Vladimir Seliverstov and grandmaster from Ukraine Eldar Gasanov, but according to the additional criteria they won second and third places correspondingly.
The best result among women belongs to Valentina Gunina from Moscow, she scored 6,5 points. Evgeny Dragomaretsky rose above others in the veterans’ event. He finished with 7 points.
Final standings
At the closing ceremony the winners and runners-up received their prizes from Evgeny Bushmin, RSSU president and deputy chairman of the Federation Council, Natalia Pochinok, president of national student chess league, and Vladimir Palikhata, president of Moscow chess federation.
Official Website / Photos by Galina Popova

Источник: http://www.chessdom.com

Dear participants of the competition!

Dear participants of the competition!
Dear Judges!
Dear fans!
On behalf of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation and on my own behalf, I congratulate you with the
start of the semi-final Championship of Kazakhstan. I sincerely wish win to each of the players, and all to us – interesting games.
The strength of the Kazakhstan chess will be formed in the regions and it is symbolical that the
competition data held in Pavlodar, known for its long-standing and strong chess traditions.
Good Wins in uncompromising and exciting fight.

Galimzhan Yesenov,
The president of
Kazakhstan Chess Federation

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Semifinals of the Kazakhstan Championship will take in Pavlodar


Semifinals of the Kazakhstan Championship will take in Pavlodar

From 5 to 14 February semifinals of the KAZAKHSTAN chess Championship among men and women will be held in Pavlodar. The competitions is organized by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation and the Pavlodar regional Chess Federation with the support of the National Welfare Fund “Samruk-Kazyna” and scientific-educational fund named after Academician Shahmardan Esenov.

The tournament will bring together the strongest chess players of the country. The tournament with the established norms of international titles is a qualifying competition preceding the final 2016 Championship of Kazakhstan. The semi-final of the championship will be held in Pavlodar’s House of chess following the Swiss system with total of 9 rounds and a consideration of players’ international rating. The preliminary list has 76 participants, who come from almost all the regions of Kazakhstan, including the cities of Astana and Almaty.

Preliminary list of participants can be downloaded here.

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Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2016 LIVE!

The 2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is taking place from January 25th to February 4, at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar.

The traditional 10-round Swiss FIDE event s one of the strongest open chess tournaments in the world and its hefty prize fund attracted many top players. The first prize is £20,000, while the best female player will be awarded £15,000.

Top players: last year’s winner Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2787, Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2785, Anand, Viswanathan IND 2784, Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2755, Li, Chao CHN 2751, Yu, Yangyi CHN 2747, Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2732, Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2727, Rapport, Richard HUN 2721, Fressinet, Laurent FRA 2700

Info: Official websiteStandings and statistics

Archive: Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2015Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2014

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