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Five players share first place in Lisbon Christmas Open

The Lisbon Christmas International Chess Open was organized by the Portugal Chess Academy from 26-30th December at the Hotel Real Palácio in Lisbon, Portugal.

A total of 239 players from 32 federations competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament. Among them were 11 Grandmasters and 20 International Masters.

Basel Chess Festival 2015 LIVE!

The 2015 edition of Basel Chess Festival is taking place on 1-5th January 2015 at Hotel Hilton in Basel, Switzerland.

The Master Section is a 7-round Swiss FIDE tournament with tempo of play 100 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move one.

80 players are competing for the first prize in the amount of 2.500 CHF.

Chennai Open: Ramnath Bhuvanesh & Rathnakaran stun Grandmasters

Indian International Masters Ramnath Bhuvanesh and Rathnakaran stunned higher rated Grandmasters, moving into shared lead with 3.0 points after the third round of the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today.

Lazaro Bruzon winner of Copa Latinoamericana de Ajedrez 2014

Copa LatinoamericanaCuban Grandmaster Lazaro Bruzon walked through the Copa Latinoamericana de Ajedrez 2014 to convincingly win the main tournament and the top prize of 3000 USD.

XXVI Abierto Internacional de Roquetas de Mar

The 26th International Open Roquetas de Mar will take place on 2-6th January, 2015, at the Hotel Bahia Serena in Roquetas de Mar, Almeria, Spain.

The event is organized by the Club Ajedrez Roquetas and consists of the 9-round General Open with the top prize of 1000 EUR and the 7-round U2150 Open with the top prize of 300 EUR.

Players lists are below.

Tournament website

Grandmasters Ibarra Jerez and Franco Ocampos share first place in Lorca

sah 1The 3rd International Tournament Ciudad de Lorca was held from 26-30th December at the Auditorium of the University of Lorca, 30800-Lorca (Murcia), Spain.

IM Dennis Wagner tops 11th Vandoeuvre Chess Tournament

FFE_11eOpenVand_A4-212x300The 11th International Chess Tournament Vandoeuvre 2014 was held on 26-30th December 2014 in the Hall of sports, Str. Gembloux, in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France.

January 2015 FIDE TOP-100 Players Lists

FIDE logoThe reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen is still the highest rated player in FIDE Rating list for the record forty-third time. His ELO rating is 2862 (unchanged since December FIDE Rating List).

Wesley So convincing in North American Open

Grandmaster Wesley So has won another strong tournament in Las Vegas, by claiming the top section of the 24th Annual North American Open that was held from 26-30th December at Bally’s Casino Resort.

Wesley So competed the race with 8,0/9 points to earn 9700 USD top prize. In October he won the inaugural Millionaire Chess Open, also in Las Vegas.

Merab Gagunashvili best in Tbilisi Blitz

The Tbilisi Open Blitz Championship was organized by the Tbilisi Chess Federation on 30th December.

78 players took part in the 9-round Swiss tournament with the time control 3′+2”.

Top-seeded GM Merab Gagunashvili took a clear first place with 7,5 points, half a point ahead of the chasing pack.

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