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Georgia Glorious Winner In Chengdu

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

With 17 match points out of nine games Georgia was the glorious winner at the 2015 Women’s World Team Championship in Chengdu, China. Russia won the silver medals; China took bronze. 
Photos Liu Yungpeng courtesy of FIDE.
The Georgia…

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47th CIS Master 2015 LIVE!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The 47th CIS Master – 2015 Finals of the Italian Team Chess Championship takes place from 29th April to 3rd May, in Cvitanova Marche, a (municipality) in the Province of Macerata in the Italian region Marche.

The event is a 7-round team chess championship with the participation of 18 teams.

Top seed is Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova with members: GM Hikaru Nakamura (2798), GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2762), GM Etienne Bacrot (2706), GM Michele Godena (2503), GM Daniele Vocaturo (2594), GM Danyyl Dvirnyy (2536), GM Roberto Morganzini (2494) and Cristiano Quaranta (2162).

Tournament websitePlay online chess / Chess Arena Video Channel / Modern Chess Magazine

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Georgia Glorious Winners In Chengdu

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

With 17 match points out of 9 games Georgia became the glorious winners at the 2015 Women’s World Team Championship in Chengdu, China. Russia won the silver medals; China took bronze. 
Photos Liu Yungpeng courtesy of FIDE.
The Georgian te…

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15th European Senior Chess Championship kicked off in Eretria, Greece

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Eretria Village Hotel

Eretria Village Hotel

The 15th European Senior Chess Championships for Men and Women have started in Eretria, Greece, with the participation of 87 players from 27 countries and a prize fund of 8.000 euros for the winners.

The event is held under excellent playing conditions in the conference center of the 4-star “Eretria Village” Hotel, which is near the ancient city of Eretria.

The tournament format is 9-round Swiss with the time control 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game+ 30 seconds increment per move, starting from move one.

Top names playing include famous GMs such as John Nunn (ENG), Zurab Sturua (GEO), Nona Gaprindashvili (GEO), Keith Arkell (ENG), Evgeny Vasiukov (RUS), Viktor Kupreichik (BLR) and many others.

The first 3 winners from each category (men and women 50+ and 65+) qualify with personal rights, including free board and lodging in
single rooms, to the FIDE World Senior Championships 2016 in Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic.

Tournament websiteParticipants / Live games

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GM Dejan Antic is 2015 Serbian Chess Champion

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Dejan AnticDejan Antic is crowned the 2015 Serbian Chess Champion after edging the last year Champion Aleksandar Indjic on tie-break. The two Grandmasters completed the event with 8,0/11 points each.

In the final round Antic defeated the then co-leader GM Branko Damljanovic, pushing the legendary player down to the third place. Indjic won against Aleksandar Kovacevic, but narrowly missed the title.

The 2015 Serbian Chess Championship was held from 18-30th April in Vrbas. The average elo of the 12-player lineup was 2476.

Replay games with analysis

Final standings:

1-2. GM Antic Dejan 2469 and GM Indjic Aleksandar 2533 – 8
3. GM Damljanovic Branko 2562 – 7
4-6. GM Savic Miodrag R 2503, GM Bogosavljevic Boban 2516 and IM Saric Sinisa 2412 – 6.5
7. GM Pavlovic Milos 2493 – 5.5
8-9. GM Popovic Dusan 2507 and GM Ristic Nenad 2442 – 4.5
10. GM Kovacevic Aleksandar 2510 – 4
11-12. Ratkovic Milovan 2403 and Ratkovic Miloje 2365 – 2.5

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Honoring a fallen star with a star-studded chess tournament

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Chess has devised a wealth of ways to preserve the memory of the game’s greatest and most notable figures. There is the World Chess Hall of Fame connected to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center in St. Louis. There are anthologies and game collections of top chess players. Invent a popular opening variation (the Richter-Rauzer Sicilian) or a signature positional idea (the “Maroczy bind” or the “Marshall swindle”), and your name will live on for as long as the game is played. But perhaps the most satisfying way to remember a chess player is by playing chess in his honor. Some of the world’s greatest chess stars competed this month in the second annual Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerbaijan, honoring the popularity and skill of the Azerbaijani star who died of a brain tumor at the age of 27 in January 2014. This year’s event produced …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

Open Internacional Ciudad de M?stoles 2015

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The 25th International Open Ciudad de M?stoles is set to take place on 1st May at the Polideportivo Rafa Martinez in M?stoles, near Madrid, Spain.

The 9-round rapid event with the time control 15 min + 5 sec is organized by Agrupaci?n Deportiva Ajedrez M?stoles.

The tournament will be rated with FIDE. The top prizes are EUR 1000 / 850 / 600 / 500 / 300 etc

Open Internacional Ciudad de M?stoles 2015

Participants:

1 GM Granda Zuniga Julio E PER 2620
2 GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2611
3 GM Vazquez Igarza Renier ESP 2603
4 IM Moreno Trujillo Alejandro ESP 2579
5 GM Larino Nieto David ESP 2545
6 IM Moreno Ruiz Javier ESP 2530
7 GM Plaskett H James ENG 2527
8 GM Strikovic Aleksa SRB 2525
9 GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G ESP 2516
10 GM Perez Mitjans Orelvis ESP 2508
11 GM Movsziszian Karen ARM 2505
12 GM Arribas Lopez Angel ESP 2476
13 FM Taboas Rodriguez Daniel ESP 2461
14 IM Recuero Guerra David ESP 2459
15 IM Reyes Juan PER 2453
16 IM Zlotnik Boris A RUS 2452
17 IM Barria Zuniga Daniel CHI 2430
18 IM Cruz Filemon PER 2425
19 Valles Moreno Ivan ESP 2414
20 IM Alarcon Casellas Rolando CUB 2399
21 IM Roa Alonso Santiago ESP 2378
22 FM Martinez Reyes Pedro Ramon VEN 2322
23 FM Suarez Uriel Adrian ESP 2314
24 FM Martin Duque Jesus ESP 2237
25 Semprun Martinez Fernando ESP 2232
26 Fernandez Lledo Javier ESP 2228
27 CM De La Fuente Gonzalez Francis ESP 2163
28 Del Valle Cirera Adria ESP 2137
29 Perez Calahorra Ricardo ESP 2108
30 Veganzones Rojo David ESP 2107
31 Sanchez Garcia Aurelio ESP 2104
32 Cardenas Serrano Sergio ESP 2064
33 Cabanas Bravo Juan Andres ESP 2054
34 Ruiz Martin Juan ESP 2038
35 Gomez Ferrer Jesus ESP 2027
36 Afana Adham Jj PLE 2027
37 Mazo Fernandez Roberto ESP 2024
38 De Diego Ferrer Emilio ESP 2022
39 Perdomo Araujo Angel Eduardo VEN 2016
40 Jordana Vargas Julio ESP 2004
41 Martos De La Vega Alvar ESP 1994
42 Moreno Brocalero Jorge ESP 1970
43 Navarro Moreno Juan Carlos ESP 1968
44 Pintor Perez Vicente Luis ESP 1963
45 Lozano Freras Sergio ESP 1956
46 Sacristan Virseda Fernando ESP 1951
47 Sotoca Aguado Jose ESP 1948
48 Herranz Sanchez Pablo ESP 1940
49 FM Plazuelo Pascual Juan ESP 1927
50 Perez Cameselle Francisco ESP 1909
51 Gueler Berdasco Martin ESP 1905
52 Gutierrez Mordini Pablo ESP 1902
53 Bon Ibanez Alejandro ESP 1898
54 Hernandez Gonzalez Jairo ESP 1877
55 Sanchez Gomez Emiliano ESP 1869
56 Camarero Izquierdo Juan Carlo ESP 1862
57 Laynez Aspenberg Jose ESP 1854
58 Petru Lucian Olimpiu ROU 1845
59 Corral Aragon Juan Maria ESP 1845
60 Martinez Casas Pablo ESP 1842
61 Medrano Del Val Julio ESP 1825
62 Rodriguez Bittar Karim Javier ESP 1825
63 Marques Moro Jose A. ESP 1817
64 Diaz Jimenez Andres ESP 1816
65 Lianes Garcia Marcos ESP 1814
66 Martin Espeja Jorge J. ESP 1813
67 Gonzalez Berrendero Carlos ESP 1803
68 Tevar Sanz Gonzalo ESP 1802
69 Villanueva Ortega Ruben ESP 1795
70 Rodriguez Varela Alvaro ESP 1791
71 Roma Barge Gabriel ESP 1789
72 Sanchez Campos Luis Antonio ESP 1787
73 Perez Alvarez Javier ESP 1785
74 Farmer Negrini Leo PER 1777
75 Lopez Gonzalez Francisco J ESP 1776
76 Martin Lozano Miguel Angel ESP 1769
77 Garcia Martinez Jose Luis ESP 1768
78 Palenciano Escolar Adrian ESP 1755
79 Cuellar Gutierrez Raul ESP 1754
80 Petru Marius Ioan ROU 1739
81 Rodriguez Yague Fermin ESP 1736
82 Rodriguez Garcia Alberto ESP 1712
83 Bento Iglesias Pablo ESP 1707
84 Aguilera Lopez Alejandro ESP 1702
85 Gago Gonzalves Jose Fernando ESP 1702
86 Sirera Ripoll Jose Luis ESP 1683
87 Rottenwoerer Christoph GER 1681
88 Franco Rincon David ESP 1676
89 Gutierrez Garcia Alberto ESP 1672
90 Sanz Morinigo Francisco Javie ESP 1664
91 Begona Ortiz Isaac ESP 1606
92 Villarroya Rojo Ruben ESP 1604
93 Arce Benito Victor ESP 1603
94 Vega De Las Heras Carlos ESP 1592
95 Yaniz Lana Francisco Javier ESP 1591
96 Castro Uceda Jose Antonio ESP 1589
97 Martin Diaz Juan ESP 1588
98 Perez Mondejar Adler ESP 1580
99 Hernandez Montoro Irene ESP 1579
100 Vega De Alba Miguel ESP 1553
101 Picado Fernandez Francisco ESP 1551
102 Barria Arbunic Manuel ESP 1545
103 Rottenwohrer Suarez Juan ESP 1542
104 Abalos San Jose Belen ESP 1541
105 Reyes Penas Sebastian ESP 1540
106 Blasco Gallardo Francisco ESP 1534
107 Tevar Becerra Alvaro ESP 1524
108 Del Noval Nemeshazi Nesztor ESP 1510
109 Ulumbelashvili Guram ESP 1464
110 Caravantes Camacho Fernando ESP 1463
111 Blanco Diez David ESP 1447
112 Jimenez Gallego Rafael ESP 1434
113 Lopez Mijail Nicolas ESP 1421
114 Perez Segovia Marcos ESP 1418
115 Garcia Seijas Adrian ESP 1369
116 Ingunza Curro Andres ESP 1359
117 Vega De Alba Carlos ESP 1355
118 Fernandez Estremera Fernando ESP 1336
119 Ochoa Gonzalez Hugo ESP 1334
120 Albert Aparicio Ismael ESP 1313
121 Fogue Angelina Hugo ESP 1290
122 Ingunza Curro Alvaro ESP 1134
123 Rebollo Palos Isaac ESP 0
124 Cabello Rodriguez Raul ESP 0
125 Pulido Benito Aytorn ESP 0

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European Senior Chess 2015 LIVE!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The 15th European Senior Chess Championships for Men and Women are held in Eretria, Greece, from 28th April untill 8th May, 2015. The official venue is the conference center of the 4-star “Eretria Village” Hotel, which is near the ancient city of Eretria.

The European Senior Chess Championship is played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, with the time control 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game+ 30 seconds increment per move, starting from move one.

Official website / Participants / Live games

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Open Internacional da Queima das Fitas 2015

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The International Open “Queima das Fitas” 2015 will take place from 30th April to 3rd May at the Hotel D. Luis, in Coimbra, Portugal.

The tournament is part of the National Circuit in Classical Chess 2014/2015.

The 7-round Swiss event is organized by the Chess Section of the Academic Association of Coimbra, with the support of the Portuguese Chess Federation, of the Chess Association of Coimbra District and the Hotel D. Lu?s.

The total prize fund is 1850 EUR. More information on the official website.

Open Internacional da Queima das Fitas 2015

Participants:

1. GM SPRAGGETT Kevin CAN 2543 Assembleia Figueirense
2. GM CAMPORA Daniel ARG 2450 Aa Didaxis – A2d
3. GM PAUNOVIC Dragan SRB 2442 Academia Xadrez Gaia
4. IM FERREIRA Jorge POR 2432 Gd Dias Ferreira
5. IM DIAS Paulo POR 2397 Sporting Clube Portugal
6. IM HAMMES Michael GER 2346 Aa De Coimbra
7. CM REGO Pedro POR 2269 Sporting Clube Portugal
8. FM DIOGO Vasco POR 2265 Aa De Coimbra
9. IM CHETVERIK Maxim RUS 2246
10. NM CARNEIRO Carlos POR 2246 Ax Portugal / Atlantidiag
11. FM PRADO RODRIGUEZ ?scar ESP 2207 -
12. NM PINHO Paulo POR 2193 Gdr Amigos Urgeses
13. SILVA Miguel POR 2177 Sporting Clube Portugal
14. CM DIAS Ivo POR 2169 Aa Didaxis – A2d
15. SOUSA Andr? V POR 2137 Gx Porto
16. RIBEIRO Jos? POR 2134 Sporting Clube Portugal
17. COSTA Paulo POR 2123 Cine Clube Torres Novas
18. BRAY Daniel POR 2120 Ax Bombarral/Ccmb
19. BOLHARI Orphe IRI 2115 Gx Alekhine
20. PEREZ NEGRO Jos? Manuel ESP 2102 Aa De Coimbra (nf)
21. PEREIRA Ant?nio Caramez POR 2085 Ax Barcelos
22. GUIMAR?ES Rui Pinto POR 2073 Grupo De Xadrez 113
23. PINTOR Sim?o POR 2071 Grupo De Xadrez 113
24. BLANCO SANCHEZ Jose Fernando ESP 2068
25. DREZZADORE Dario ITA 2067 Aa De Coimbra
26. NM FERREIRA Paulo POR 2064 Gx Porto
27. BALLESTER DE MIGUEL Miguel A. ESP 2063
28. LOPEZ DE TURISO Jose Angel ESP 2057
29. PINTO Andr? POR 2030 Casa Povo Bombarral
30. LEBON Joffrey FRA 2014
31. FELIZES Paulo POR 2010 Assembleia Figueirense
32. WOLFF Carlos Alberto BRA 1986
33. FERREIRA Carlos Andr? POR 1979 Grupo Xadrez S?o Marcos
34. BELSLEY Alexandre POR 1975 “Cxe E.B. 2, 3 Jo?o Meira”
35. LOPEZ GOMEZ Jose Pablo MEX 1967
36. TIRADO PARRA Alberto ESP 1964
37. MALTEZ Nuno POR 1963 Aa De Coimbra
38. GOMES Jos? Luis POR 1957 Sporting Clube Portugal
39. LINDER Oliver GER 1955
40. SOUSA Jo?o POR 1940 Aa De Coimbra
41. NEGR?O Alberto POR 1933 Ccd Corvos Do Lis
42. CASALEIRO Rodolfo POR 1925 Aa De Coimbra
43. FERNANDES Miguel POR 1914 Aa De Coimbra
44. LE?O Tiago POR 1910 Sporting Clube Portugal
45. K?FALVI Attila POR 1889 Aa De Coimbra
46. RODRIGUES Lu?s Bernardino POR 1888 Aa De Coimbra
47. BERNARDO Daniel POR 1886 Cx Col?gio Portugu?s
48. BRAY Jos? POR 1880 Ax Bombarral/Ccmb
49. MOREIRA Bruno POR 1874 Aa De Coimbra
50. LOO Bernd BEL 1869
51. REPRESA PEREZ Mireya ESP 1867 Associa??o P Cavalgante
52. CAVALEIRO Daniel POR 1865 Cx Montemor-O-Velho/Ctga
53. DIAS Carlos Oliveira POR 1860 Cd Gin?sio Louri?al/Ld
54. GUERRA VIDAL Carlos ESP 1858
55. BAEZA ESCUDERO Javier ESP 1856
56. CALZADA CRUZ Osvaldo CUB 1851 Gx Pe?es Alverca
57. JONES Chris S ENG 1831
58. CATARRO Jos? POR 1816 Ax Pedro Hispano
59. GARCIA BUGALLO Jose Luis ESP 1816
60. SOUSA Hugo Carneiro POR 1811 Academia Xadrez Gaia
61. PAIVA Henrique POR 1788 Clube Dos Galitos
62. RAMOS GARCIA Raul ESP 1774
63. VEIGA Francisco POR 1774 Academia Xadrez Gaia
64. PAIS Bruno POR 1771 Aa De Coimbra
65. MADURO Jo?o POR 1765 Cx Montemor-O-Velho/Ctga
66. BABO Miguel POR 1764 Assembleia Figueirense
67. CARVALHO Jo?o POR 1762 Cine Clube Torres Novas
68. CONFLITTI Alessandro ITA 1762 Aa De Coimbra
69. WCM JORGE Rita POR 1745 Sporting Clube Portugal
70. S? Cl?udio POR 1739 Aej S. Jo?o Da Madeira
71. DIAS Ricardo POR 1731 Clube Dos Galitos
72. SANTOS Ant?nio Miguel POR 1730 Clube Dos Galitos
73. TEIXEIRA Rafael Eduardo POR 1727 Aa De Coimbra
74. FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ Jos? Carlos ESP 1720 A C D Rebordoch?o
75. SILVA Mariana POR 1715 Aa Didaxis – A2d
76. FERNANDES Tiago POR 1705 Clube Dos Galitos
77. SANTOS Ricardo POR 1704 Clube Dos Galitos
78. FERNANDES Jo?o Pedro POR 1702 Aa De Coimbra
79. BARRENTO Jorge POR 1689 Associa??o P Cavalgante
80. FORTUNATO Ant?nio POR 1684 Ax Portugal / Atlantidiag
81. OLIVEIRA Alice POR 1679 Gd Dias Ferreira
82. FONSECA Eurico Santos POR 1676 Associa??o P Cavalgante
83. GOMES Hugo POR 1672 Aa De Coimbra
84. MARTINEZ CABALLERO Monica ESP 1670
85. ESTEVEZ IGLESIAS Roberto ESP 1622
86. SARAIVA Rafael POR 1621 Clube Dos Galitos
87. CAVADAS Jos? POR 1600 Associa??o P Cavalgante
88. BOUXO Lu?s POR 1597 Filiados Na Fpx
89. NOGUEIRA Diana POR 1590 Gx Porto
90. MARTINEZ FERREIRA Oscar ESP 1588 A C D Rebordoch?o
91. VIANA Eduardo POR 1583 Gdr Amigos Urgeses
92. PINTO Artur POR 1578 Gd Dias Ferreira
93. SILVA Ana In?s POR 1572 Aa Didaxis – A2d
94. BRANCO Joana POR 1570 Ax Pedro Hispano
95. AZUL Artur POR 1554 Assembleia Figueirense
96. OLIVEIRA Jo?o POR 1540 Aa De Coimbra
97. TRIGO Andr? POR 1533 Aa De Coimbra
98. SOARES Jo?o Diogo POR 1532 Cx Col?gio Portugu?s
99. PRAZERES Jo?o POR 1529 Cxae Filipa De Lencastre
100. BASTI?O Gon?alo POR 1462 Aa De Coimbra
101. ALVES Joel POR 1458 A C D Rebordoch?o
102. COIMBRA Jo?o POR 1441 Cp Vila Nova De An?os
103. LARROCHA Leon Hugo ESP 1439
104. SEQUEIRA Rui POR 1437 Aa De Coimbra
105. HENDRIKS Jord NED 1428
106. FERNANDES Ricardo Paulos POR 1427 Gx Alekhine
107. ANTUNES Paulo POR 1387 Aa De Coimbra
108. SILVA Jos? Azevedo POR 1387 Gx Alekhine
109. B?RTOLO Filipe POR 1386 Cxae Filipa De Lencastre
110. AVELINO Camila POR 1382 Cxae Filipa De Lencastre
111. PRAZERES Tiago POR 1378 Cxae Filipa De Lencastre
112. AFONSO Salom? POR 1350 Aa De Coimbra
113. ENCARNA??O Filipe POR 1341 Exp – Escola Xadrez Porto
114. FREITAS Andr? POR 1326 Cxae Filipa De Lencastre
115. GAMA Jo?o POR 1317 Aa De Coimbra
116. VINAGRE Raquel POR 1311 Associa??o P Cavalgante
117. SILVA Pedro Filipe POR 1298 Ax Pedro Hispano
118. B?RTOLO Diogo POR 1297 Cxae Filipa De Lencastre
119. MARTINS Domingos POR 1295 G D Ramiro Jos?
120. NUNES Eduardo POR 1267 Aa De Coimbra
121. MATOS Jo?o POR 1254 Clube Dos Galitos
122. GON?ALVES Lucas POR 1214 Cd Gin?sio Louri?al/Ld
123. SOUSA Manuel POR 1208 Cxae Filipa De Lencastre
124. OLIVEIRA Elisa POR 1020 Gd Dias Ferreira
125. ALCOBIA Joana POR 0 Exp – Escola Xadrez Porto
126. ALCOBIA Jo?o POR 0 Exp – Escola Xadrez Porto
127. AVELINO Mafalda POR 0 Cxae Filipa De Lencastre
128. BANDEIRINHA Raul POR 0 Ax Pedro Hispano
129. BASTI?O Tom?s POR 0 Aa De Coimbra
130. CASTRO Gui POR 0 Aa De Coimbra
131. CERQUEIRA Maria In?s Moreira POR 0 Exp – Escola Xadrez Porto
132. COUTO Gaspar POR 0 Exp – Escola Xadrez Porto
133. FERNANDES Tiago Jo?o POR 0 “Cxe E.B. 2, 3 Jo?o Meira”
134. FRANCISCO Paulo POR 0 Cx Jos? Falc?o
135. GAMA Afonso POR 0 Aa De Coimbra
136. GON?ALVES Nuno POR 0 Cx Jos? Falc?o
137. GUIA Artur POR 0 Cxae Filipa De Lencastre
138. RODRIGUES Jorge POR 0 A C D Rebordoch?o
139. SANTOS Ana Paula POR 0 Clube Dos Galitos
140. SOUSA Jo?o Paulo POR 0 A C D Rebordoch?o
141. SOUSA Maria Carneiro POR 0 Academia Xadrez Gaia
142. TRINDADE Miguel POR 0 Clube Dos Galitos

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FIDE services downtime

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

official logo

Dear Friends,

Please be informed that FIDE had online services downtime due to damage of electricity lines which occurred in Munich recently and caused large scaled blackout all over the area including hosting datacenter.
Please send a notice admin@fide.com if dontime caused miss of registration deadlines.

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE

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