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IM Petar Orev tops 130th MGU Open

IM Petar Orev

The winner of the 130th edition of MGU Open is IM Petar Orev

GM Tamas Banusz with perfect score in Gabicce Mare

Hungarian Grandmaster Tamas Banusz is cruising through the 3rd Winter Sea Deluxe Open in Gabicce Mare having scored five wins in the first five rounds.

Banusz is now a full point ahead of the second-placed FM Nicola Altini.

The 3rd Winter Sea Deluxe Open is taking place from 2-6th January, 2015, in Gabicce Mare, Italy, next to the Adriatic Sea.

Zubov, Sivuk, Bortnyk and Kanarek tie for the first in Krakow

bannerThe 25th International Chess Festival Cracovia 2014 was held from 27th December 2014 to 4th January 2015 in Krakow, the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland.

The event took place at the Galaxy Hotel**** under the Patronage of Mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski.

Sochi set for Russian Team Chess Championships

The 2015 Russian Team Chess Championships for men, women, juniors and veterans are set to take place from 1-10th May at the legendary Grand Hotel “Zhemchuzhina” in Sochi.

“Zhemchuzhina” was the host of many international chess tournaments throughout the 20th century.

Arab Youth Chess Championship 2015

The Arab Youth Chess Championship is taking place 4th-11th January 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. A total of 100 players divided in open events of U20, U18, U16, U14, U12, U10, and U8 age categories.

Organizers are the UAE Chess Federation and the Arab Chess Union. Official site of the competition is http://arabyouth2014.com/

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Gillian Bwalya wins 2015 Zimbabwe Chess Open Championships

Report by Oliver Shalala

International Master Gillian Bwalya today became the latest Zambian to win the Zimbabwe Open Chess Championship which was hosted at Holiday Inn Harare and sponsored by Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa.

And 6 Zambians finished in the top 10 places of the tournament when defending champion IM Kelvin Chumfwa finished in 3rd with places 6th to 9th going to Zambians FM Richmond Phiri, IM Chitumbo Mwali, Michael Kaoma and Kaulule Siame Kela respectively.

20th Bosnjaci Open 2015 LIVE!

Chess Club “Bošnjaci” organizes the 20th jubilee edition of Bosnjaci Open 2015 on 3-9th January 2015 in Bošnjaci, eastern Croatia.

The event is sponsored by Municipality Bošnjaci, in collaboration with Croatian Chess federation, Chess federation of VS county, Sladorana d.d. Županja, VS county,“Komunalac“ Županja, “Admiral Tisak“ Cerna, Pizzeria AQUARIUS, NARCOR d.o.o. Županja and the main media sponsor „Glas Slavonije“.

Kazhgaleyev, Ni and Willingworth lead Australia Open 2015 – Photo Report

The 2015 Australian Open Chess Championship is underway in Castle Hill, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The Open Section is organized from 2-11th January 2015 in an 11-round Swiss format.

GM Murtas Kazhgaleyev (Kazakhstan), GM Nua Ni (China) and IM Max Illingworth (Australia) head the field of 106 players with perfect 4/4 score. You can see the current standings and replay the games below.

Chennai Open: Swapnil Dhopade stuns Mozharov, in sole lead

Triple Grandmaster Norm holder Swapnil Dhopade excelled in defeating GM Mozharov Mikhail (Russia) in the seventh round of the Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today.

European Individual Chess Championship 2015: Players

JerusalemJerusalem is getting ready for the 2015 European Individual Championship. The highly prestigious tournament, open to all members of European Federations, will be staged in hotel Ramada on February 23rd – March 8th 2015 by the municipality of Jerusalem and the


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