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24th North American Open

The 24th Annual North American Open is taking place from 26-30th December at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250.

The Open section is a 5-day schedule (December 26-30) with FIDE GM and IM norms available, while all other sections have either 4-day (December 26-29) or 3-day (December 27-29) schedules to play in.

33rd Empire City Open

New Yorker HotelThe 33rd Annual Empire City Open is taking place from December 26-28, 2014, at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, New York.

Lisbon Christmas Open 2014 LIVE!

The Lisbon Christmas International Chess Open is organised by the Portugal Chess Academy on 26-30th December 2014 at the luxurious Hotel Real Palácio***** in Lisbon, Portugal.

The tournament is sponsored and supported by DAUD Consors, Real Hotels, Portuguese Chess Federation and Chess Association of Lisbon.

13th Khazar International Open Chess Tournaments

Chess Association of “Gilan” province on behalf of I.R. Iran Chess Federation has the honor to invite all players from national federations to participate in the 13th Khazar International Open Chess Tournaments from 11-18th February 2015 in Rasht city, Iran.

The tournament will take place at Yadegar Imam Sport Complex located in Golsar St, Rasht.

44th Rilton Cup 2014 LIVE!

The 44th Rilton Chess Cup is taking place from 27th December 2014 to 5th January 2015 at Clarion Hotel Stockholm, in Stockholm, the capital and largest city of Sweden.

The event is a 9-round Swiss FIDE tournament open to all players with FIDE or national rating more than 2200 and first prize in the amount of 20.000 (nearly 2.100 €).

GM Gaioz Nigalidze wins Al Ain Chess Classic 2014

Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel

Al Ain Rotana Hili Hotel

FM Andrew Kayonde about African Individual Championship

by Oliver Shalala

2014 National Chess Champion FM Andrew Kayonde has observed that Zambia has a lot of talent in chess going by its past and current performance but reiterated that more had to be done to expose the players and help them train ahead of big tournaments.

Kehat Beukes Memorial Chess Tournament 2014

namibia-flagThe 2014 Kehat Beukes Memorial Chess Tournament is scheduled to take place on 27-28th December 2014 at the Protea Hotel Thuringerhof, in Windhoek, the capital and large

Alexandra Kosteniuk in Top-10 of Russian most beautiful female athletes for 2014

The Russian website dni.ru produced TOP-10 Chart of the Russian most beautiful female athletes for 2014 and Alexandra Kosteniuk is on fourth position.

Enjoy the photos, kindly provided by dni.ru!

Epah becomes Zambia’s first ever Woman International Master (WIM)

by Oliver Shalala in Windhoek, Namibia

Zambian women chess poster girl Epah Tembo Jere was on Monday night conferred with the Woman International Master title for coming out joint second on points but third on tie-break at the just ended Africa Individual Chess Championships held in Windhoek, Namibia.

And Zambian chess players failed to win the top prizes at the just ended Africa Individual Chess Championships held in Namibia, Windhoek.

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