52nd Groningen Chess Festival 2014 Groningen NED 21.12.2014- 30.12.2014

Chess Festival Groningen 2014 The 52nd edition of the Chess Festival Groningen, taking place from December 21st up to and including December 30th this year, again will bring hundreds of chess players of all levels to Groningen, the Capital of the North of the Netherlands. In 2014 the University of Groningen celibrates its 400th anniversary. One of the highligts of the centennium festivities will be the Chess Festival, in which students from all over the world are invited to take part. Click here for this official invitation. Furthermore we have staged two matches between highly talented...

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Basel Chess Festival 2015-01-01 – 2015-01-06 – Rapport R

Basel Open 2015, 1 – 5 Jan 2015, Basel (Switzerland) This option will not work correctly. Unfortunately, your browser does not support inline...

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Tania Sachdev got married – brilliant photos

Early November IM Tania Sachdev, Elo 2404 and currently number three on the Indian women’s rating list, married in her hometown Delhi. An unforgettable moment for her, her husband, her family, and her friends. Among the many guests at the wedding were Elisabeth Pähtz and Pascal Simon. In the following report they share their impressions and reflections. Tania Sachdev got married by Pascal Simon and Elisabeth Pähtz The most important moment in the life of a man or a woman is without doubt their wedding. However, wedding ceremonies differ from country to country and culture to...

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New York Times on cool young grandmasters

The reigning world champion, Magnus Carlsen, is blond and square-jawed, has modeled for a clothing label abd has 85,000 Twitter followers. And, now, in Fabiano Caruana, he has the kind of foil that chess fans think could make their sport electric again. The Miami-born, Brooklyn-raised Caruana has, according to the NYT, become an overnight sensation online. Caruana is young, like Mr. Carlsen. He is immensely talented. He projects a certain image – bookish rather than fashionable, though his adherents say that doesn’t pose a problem. On the surface, a rivalry between Mr. Caruana and Mr....

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U16 Chess Olympiad Hungary 2014 -The tournament caravan has been put into motion – Round one report by Anna Rudolf and Mihail Marin.

The tournament caravan has been put into motion – Round one report by Anna Rudolf and Mihail Marin.click on image video The tournament caravan has been put into motion… 2014. 12. 14. The tournament caravan has been put into motion… It happened with the sweetest feelings since all the participants received a small surprise present – Turo Rudi, a traditional Hungarian cottage cheese stick covered with chocolate! – round one report by Anna Rudolf and Mihail Marin. The first round ended without big upsets, so we will focus on some visual impressions. You are also...

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