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FM Daniel Dardha is the winner in Vardaris 2018

4th International Open ‘Vardaris’ was held from 15 to 19 February in Thessaloniki.
The tournament was divided in 4 groups.
The winner was the young 13 years old Belgian FM Daniel Dardha with 6 out of 7, followed by IM Martin Petrov with 5,5 and FM Arben Dardha with 5 points.
Martin Petrov was leading the whole tournament, while the winner started with a loss but then he won 6 games on a row.

replay the games here

11th Mikhail Tal Memorial

The 11th edition of Mikhail Tal Memorial will take place from 1-5th March in the Museum of Russian Impressionism in Moscow.

Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Daniil Dubov (all from Russia), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), Hikaru Nakamura (USA), Viswanathan Anand (India), and Boris Gelfand (Israel).

2018 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships Fields Announced

Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018.

Dusan Popovic is the winner in Lugano 2018


Robby Kevlishvili is the winner in 78th Noteboom Tournament

Noteboom The 78th Noteboom Tournament was a 6-round Swiss tournament took place from 16-18 February 2018 in Oegstgeest, Netherlands.
90 players took part in the tournament.
In the end 4 people made 5 points out of 6.

10th Batavia Chess Tournament

BataviaThe 10th dMP Batavia Chess Tournament takes place from Thursday, February 22nd to Sunday, March 4th, 2018 in Café Batavia 1920, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The games will start each day at 14:00 hrs. The final round starts at 12.00 hrs. Wednesday, February 28th is a rest day.

Alexander Donchenko is the winner in Northumbria Masters

England flagNorthumbria Masters was held in Newcactle from 14 to 18 February.
The winner is GM Alexander Donchenko with 7 points out of 9, followed by GM Jakhongir Vakhidov with 6,5 points and GM Daniel Gormally with 6 points.

Interview with Alexander Fier

Alexandr Fier

GM Alexandr Fier

5th International Karun Cup

iran-flag 5th International Karun Cup is held from 17 to 24 February in Ahvaz-Golestan. The tournament is divided in 3 sections.
The top seeded players are GM Amonatov Farrukh, GM Korneev Oleg etc …

starting list

Azerbaijan Women’s Championship 2018 live

azerbaijani-flagThe Azerbaijan Women’s Championship is a 9-round Swiss open taking place in ACF in Baku from 18-26 February, 2018. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Top seeded is WGM Ulviyya Fataliyeva.


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