Ojas’ journey: 400 rating points in 37 days!

Ojas’ journey: 400 rating points in 37 days! Imagine you are a player rated 2000. How would you feel if one month later, your rating would be 2400+? Ojas Kulkarni from Bangalore, Karnataka, has pulled off something incredible in the bygone 37 days. In four tournaments, all part of the Catalonian circuit in Spain, Ojas has gained 400 points. We have a brief coverage with games and analysis. And we reveal the secret of his remarkable progress! Ojas’ journey: 400 rating points in 37 days! Have you ever imagined what it would be like if you increased 400 Elo rating points in...

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Bluebaum Wins Xtracon Open, Shirov Second

Bluebaum Wins Xtracon Open, Shirov Second GM Matthias Bluebaum won the Xtracon Open in Elsinore, Denmark. He had the best tiebreak among seven players finishing on 8/10, with GMs Alexei Shirov and Bassem Amincoming second and third respectively. First held in 1979, the Politiken Cup has grown into one of the strongest open summer tournament. Although the Danish daily newspaper Politiken hasn’t stopped sponsoring the tournament, there is a new main sponsor starting from 2016:  Xtracon A/S, a Danish IT company with a chess playing owner. Hence the name change. The tournament, a...

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World Junior Chess Championships 2016

World Junior Chess Championships 2016 The FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2016 (for boys & girls under 20) will be held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA from 7th August (arrival) to 22nd August (departure) 2016. The Championship will be organized and conducted by All Odisha Chess Association at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India under the auspices of AICF and FIDE. The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 13 rounds. No draw offers are allowed before move 30. All other regulations apply as per FIDE Handbook, including 15 minutes default...

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