Chris Reddy – Chess Olympiad artist

Chris Reddy – Chess Olympiad artist The 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø is proud to present our official Chess Olympiad artist – Chris Reddy. This art cooperation has received 250,000 NOK (30,000 EUR) from one of our main partners, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge. Chess and art in playful fusion Producer Kjersti Vikør commented: ” We are extremely proud to have Chris Reddy on board as the official artist of the Chess Olympiad! He is an exciting artist who will have an influence on the Chess Olympiad and the city – before, during and after the 2014 Chess Olympiad. This will...

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42nd Greek Team Championship

42nd Greek Team Championship The 42nd Greek Team Chess Championship 2014 is taking place from 28th June to 3rd July, 2014, at the Porto Rio Hotel, situated near Patras, a historical city in northern Peloponnese, Greece. 32 teams will by vying in a 7 round Swiss format. The highest rated players are: GM Harikrishna Pentala 2726 (IND), GM Istratescu Andrei 2668 (FRA), GM Balogh Csaba 2648 (HUN), GM Banikas Hristos 2645 (GRE), GM Papaioannou Ioannis 2642 (GRE), GM Postny Evgeny2641 (ISR), GM Socko Bartosz 2622 (POL), GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2619 (IND), GM Macieja Bartlomiej 2602 (POL), GM...

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2nd Jaen Chess Festival

2nd Jaen Chess Festival The 2nd Jaen Chess Festival 2014 is taking place from 28th June to 2nd July, 2014 in the Andalusian city of Jaen, Spain. The event is a 9 round Swiss with a total of 64 players from 5 different countries, including 4 GMs 7 IMs and 3 FMs. Top seed is Bulgarian GM Alexander Delchev, winner of the 5th International Chess Festival Forni di Sopra 2014. Official...

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Turkish Team championship – First League

Turkish Team championship – First League The Turkish Team Chess Championship – First League is taking place from 23rd to 29th June, 2014 at the Rixos Hotel Konya, in the city of Konya, Turkey. The event includes 24 teams. Top players are: GM Sergey Fedorcuhk (UKR) 2655, GM Baskaran Adhiban (IND) 2624, GM Alexander Galkin (RUS) 2615, GM Viorel Iordachescu (MDA) 2587, GM Sergey Volkov (RUS) 2579, GM Davorin Kuljasevic (CRO) 2564, GM Nidjat Abasov (AZE) 2531, GM Davit Maghalashvili (GEO) 2515, GM Eldar Gasanov (AZE) 2495, GM Grigor Grigorov (BUL) 2494, GM Petar Genov (BUL) 2460, GM Petar...

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Magyar Korcsoportos Sakkbajnokság Balatonlelle, 2014. június 19–28. Végeredmények

Végeredmények: Lányok: U8 1. Gaál Zsóka/edző Kosztolánczy Gyula 6/5,5 2. Bodó Boglárka 6/4,5 3. Kreiter Lilla 6/4,5, indulók: 7 U10 1. Demeter Dorina/Molnár Béla 8 2. Juhász Judit 7 3. Majoros Rózsa 6 indulók: 15 U12 1. Kovács Judit 7/7 2. Lengyel Andrea 7/6 3. Gombócz Zsófia 7/5 indulók: 8 U14 1. Szakasics Emese/Kiss Attila 7/6 2. Érsek Tamara 7/5 3. Kurcsics Erika 7/5 indulók: 8 U16 1. Árvai Eszter 8/6,5 2. Werner Anna 8/5,5 3. Kassay Lilla 8/5,5 indulók: 9 U18 1. Szente-Varga Fruzsina/ Dede Ernő 6/3,5 2. Horváth Ilona Klára 6/3 3. Haszon Kamilla Sára 6/2,5...

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Magnus Carlsen’s Parents on Raising the World’s Best Chess Player

Magnus Carlsen’s Parents on Raising the World’s Best Chess Player The family of the unmatched chess prodigy gave him time to find his passion, but never went easy on him HOW DO YOU SPOT a chess prodigy? Is there a moment—perhaps when he makes a boldly brilliant move out of nowhere or plasters his bedroom with pinups of Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov—when it all becomes clear? Well, that wasn’t quite how it happened for Henrik Carlsen and Sigrun Øen, parents of 23-year-old Magnus Carlsen, the Norwegian who became a grandmaster at 13 and the youngest-ever world No. 1 at...

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