Hawaii Chess Festival

Hawaii Chess Festival: GM Challenge The “GM Challenge” is a four player double round-robin invitational tournament that includes three grandmasters and one player invited via a fundraiser benefiting the Hawaii Chess Academy. The tournament takes place in Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii on the island of O’ahu. Players will compete in six rapid games (20 minutes + 10 second increment per move) and six blitz games (5 minutes + 2 second increment per move). In case of a tie for first place, a single blitz game will be played at 6 minutes for White and 4 minutes for Black, who...

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Reykjavik Open 2015 Final

Reykjavik Open 2015 Final                       Reykjavik Open 2015 (Reykjavik ISL) Tue 10th Mar 2015 – Wed 18th Mar 2015 – Official Site Reykjavik Open 2015 (10 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1)) – Games in PGN: Chess-Results Reykjavik Open 2015 Reykjavik ISL Tue 10th Mar 2015 – Wed 18th Mar 2015 Leading Final Round 10 Standings: Rk SNo Name FED Rtg Pts TB1 TB2 TB3 1 11 L’ami Erwin NED 2605 8.5 64.5 53.0 53.25 2 3 Eljanov Pavel UKR 2727 8.0 67.5 54.0 53.50 3 28 Libiszewski Fabien FRA 2514 8.0 61.5 49.0 50.25 4 13 Fier...

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Vladimir Petrov memorial (rapid) 2015, 7 – 8 Mar 2015, Jurmala (Latvia)

4th annual Vladmir Petrov Memorial will be held on March 6-7, 2015 in Jurmala, Latvia. The aim of the tournament is to pay tribute to one of the brightest representatives of Latvian Chess ever who tragically died in Soviet camps during the Second World War. The tournament will be supported by Vladimir Petrovs family among others. The festival will feature some of the worlds top players as well as leading Latvian grandmasters and chess lovers from all around the world. The prize fund is 14 600 EUR. The tournament director is GM Alexei Shirov. Registration requests should be directed to the...

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Natalia Pogonina (Russia) vs Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) at the final in Sochi!

Natalia Pogonina (Russia) vs Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) at the final in Sochi! Rest day – April, 1 Round 6 – 2 players April, 2 Game 1 3:00 p.m. local time Natalia Pogonina (Russia) and Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) will fight for the title of FIDE World Women’s Champion in Sochi. They qualified for the final match after a stunning tiebreaks day. At earlier stages Pogonina and Mariya Muzychuk were encouraging and supporting each other, and on April 2nd they will face each other for the highest women prize in chess. Natalia Pogonina will defend the honor of the hosts and Olympic gold winners...

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Judit Polgar to deliver a simultaneous exhibition to French students

Judit Polgar to deliver a simultaneous exhibition to French students   The 22nd edition of EY School Chess Tournament will be organized by EY on 21-22nd March, 2015, in the Tour First, one of the La Defense skyscrapers in the French capital Paris. The prestigious event will be closed by a simultaneous exhibition delivered by the greatest female chess player ever, Judit Polgar. Although she announced her retirement from professional chess during the 2014 Tromso Olympiad, she still actively promotes chess through various event and exhibitions. The tournament will be a 7-round Swiss team...

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