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IN MEMORIAM VIKTOR KORCHNOI

We have been sadly informed that the legendary Grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi passed away on 6th June 2016 at the age of 85. Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi was a professional chess player, author and, until recently, the oldest active Grandmaster on the tournament circuit. He is widely considered the strongest player never to have become World Chess Champion. Korchnoi was… Read More »

USHENINA KEEPS THE LEAD WITH 5TH CONSECUTIVE WIN

GM Anna Ushenina made her 5th victory in a row at the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 and maintained the lead with half a point ahead. In the 9th round she defeated GM Monika Socko (POL 2469) in a very turbulent game with lot of chamnes from both sides, and entered the very final stage of the… Read More »

R1 REPORT: EUROPEAN SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

The 16th European Senior Chess Championship 2016 started yesterday, and the first round has already seen several sensations: the top seed in category 50+ GM Rafayel Vaganyan (ARM 2577) made a draw against Mikhail Yachmenev (2164) from Russia, and the biggest upset happened on the 3rd board, where GM Karen Movsziszian (ARM 2488) lost to Yasin Hur (2139) from Turkey. The reigning… Read More »

EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 STARTED

Opening ceremony of the 16th European Senior Chess Championship was held in Yerevan on June 4. The Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Gabriel Ghazaryan, Vice-president of the Armenian Chess Federation Smbat Lputyan, Nona Gaprindashvili and Rafayel Vaganyan were present at the solemn opening ceremony. In his speech Minister Ghazaryan particularly mentioned “ It is… Read More »

ANNA USHENINA TAKES THE LEAD AT EIWCC IN MAMAIA

The 8th round of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 was marked by a clash of two former World Champions: Antoaneta Stefanova vs Anna Ushenina. The expectations were high and the battle for the top brought lot of tension. Both of the players went all in. Holding White pieces, Stefanova was pressing, but Ushenina was defending well… Read More »

EUROPEAN SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS TOMORROW

The 16th European Senior Chess Championship 2016 begins tomorrow in Yerevan, Armenia in Chess House after Tigran Petrosian. The Championship will be played in two categories: Senior 50+ and Senior 65+. So far, 16 female players are registered in both categories, 8 in each category, but will play in the Open tournaments with separate prizes. The top seeds in the category Senior… Read More »

USENINA JOINS STEFANOVA IN THE LEAD AT EIWCC 2016

Former Women’s World Champion GM Anna Ushenina (UKR 2450) defeated IM Ekatarina Atalik (TUR 2408) in one of the top encounters of round 7 and joined Antoaneta Stefanova in the lead. The 7th round of the 17th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 in Mamaia didn’t bring many surprises and deciseive results on the top boards. We are… Read More »

ANTOANETA STEFANOVA GRABS THE LEAD AT EIWCC 2016

The top seed of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2507) defetared the leading WIM Yuliya Shvayger (ISR 2415) and took the lead. The ex World Champion emerged as leader before the rest day and will face IM Elisabeth Paehtz (GER 2489) in the 7th round. The rest of the players in the… Read More »

YULIYA SHVAYGER KEEPS THE LEAD IN MAMAIA

WIM Yuliya Shvayger (ISR 2415) drew with IM Inna Gaponenko (UKR 2415) in the top encounter of the 5th round and remained the leader at European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 in Mamaia. The game was one of the first to finish, opponents quickly exchanged the pieces and the draw was made in 28 moves. IM Ekatarina Atalik… Read More »

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