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NAJER IN THE SOLE LEAD AT EICC 2015

With just one round to go Russian GM Evgeny Najer is a sole leader in the European championship following his victory in the tenth round on Ukrainian Anton Korobov. The thriller of the round was the final phase of the game between Russian Denis Khismatullin and Ukrainian Pavel Eljanov (see below). The remaining top games Sjugirov vs Navara;… Read More »

THREE IN THE LEAD IN JERUSALEM

The ninth round of the European championship in Jerusalem witnesses once again dramatic changes at the lead. Former European champion , Russian Jan Nepomnianchtchi , the sole leader after round 7, met David Navara with the black pieces and fell victim to an excellent positional play of the Czech No.1. At the same time Ukrainian Anton Korobov beat… Read More »

NEPOMNIANCHTCHI EMERGES AS SOLE LEADER

In Ramada hotel in Jerusalem tension is rising up as the battle on the 23 qualification tickets to the world cup games approaches its decisive moments. Yesterday in the eighth round former European champion Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi took a sole lead with 6.5 points after beating Englishman David Howell whilst all other seven leaders had settled for a… Read More »

A CROWDED LEAD IN THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

The signal to the start of the seventh round of the European championship in Jerusalem was given yesterday by IA Eliahu Levant, the 87 years old mythological director of Beer- Sheva club, the pioneer who emigrated from St. Petersburg at the early seventies to build up from scratch a chess empire in the capital of the Negev, the… Read More »

THE LEAD IS OVERTAKEN AT THE EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The European championship is half way to go and business start warming up with not less than four decisive games on the top five boards. Moreover, the proud Ukrainian leader Anton Korobov was finally beaten falling victim to an excellent preparation of his opponent, the former European champion Ian Nepomniachtchi. Three of his runners up were also defeated… Read More »

MAJOR UPSETS IN JERUSALEM AFTER 5 ROUNDS

Three major upsets were scored in the fifth round of the European championship when three experienced grandmasters were beaten once again by young Israeli players. Israeli Alex Khuzman by Omer Reshef, another Israeli Dan Zoler  by Matan Gorodetsky (more than 300 Elo points lower) and Russian Mikhail Antipov by Jonathan Bakalchuk (more than 250 points lower). Look who… Read More »

FIVE IN THE LEAD AT EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

The second round of the European chess championship in Jerusalem already brought together a great deal of the 112 participating grandmasters and therefore no sensational upsets were witnessed, at least not of the kind we saw in round one. In the end of round two 25 GMs and a single IM were on perfect score. Russian GM Alexander… Read More »

EICC 2015 IN JERUSALEM OFFICIALLY OPENED

The European chess championship was opened Monday evening in a highly entertaining ceremony held in Ramada hotel in Jerusalem. Some prominent friends and supporters of Israeli chess were present notably chairman of the finances committee of the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) MP Nisan Slomiansky who was extremely instrumental in raising the funds for the event, chairman of the… Read More »

EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 STARTS TOMORROW

The European Individual Chess Championship for 2015 starts today in Ramada hotel in Jerusalem, where the opening ceremony will take place. The championship is organized by the municipality of Jerusalem and the Israel Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union The Championship gathers more than 250 players from 33 European federations, who will compete for… Read More »

MITROPA CUP 2015

Austrian Chess Federation organizes Mitropa Cup 2015, from 13-22 June, 2015 in Mayrhofen/Austria, in the unique environment of the Alps. The official venue of the tournament is Congress Zillertal. The Federations have to confirm their participation up to 20th February 2015. The registration of the team composition has to be done until 30th May 2015. Chess federations entitled… Read More »

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