EUROPEAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS TODAY

The 17th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 starts today in Mamaia, the largest and best known resort on Romanian Riviera. 112 players from 27 countries registered for the Championship, among whom 4 GMs, 30 WGMs and 104 international title holders in total. The top seeds of the Championship are: GM Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria, 2004-2006 World Champion, 2002 European Champion),… Read More »

3rd VUGAR GASHIMOV MEMORIAL – SHAMKIR CHESS 2016

Shamkir Chess 2016 super tournament in the memory of Azerbaijani Grandmaster Vugar Gashimov starts on Thursday 26th May in Shamkir, the 8th largest city in Azerbaijan and the center of the Shamkir district. The tournament is played as 9-round Round Robin, featuring ten top players: World #2 Fabiano Caruana (USA 2804) , World #4 Anish Giri (NED 2790), World… Read More »

ERNESTO INARIKEV NEW EUROPEAN CHAMPION

Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS 2686) won the European Individual Chess Championship which concluded yesterday in Gjakova/Kosovo*. Inarkiev draw his game against Polish GM Kacper Piorun (2681) and triumphed with 9/11. The Russian had a great tournament, leading from the second half, not loosing a single game and playing with the performance of 2882! Silver medal went to Latvian GM… Read More »

INARKIEV REMAINS THE LEADER AT EICC WITH ONE ROUND TO GO

The 10th round of the European Individual Chess Championship 2016 was quite peaceful on the top boards, with only one decisive result. The tournament leader Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS 2686) drew with his fellow countryman Alexey Goganov (RUS 2600) and remained the leader with full point ahead. Radoslaw Wojtaszek (POL 2722) drew with Francisco Vallejo (ESP 2700), while Daniil… Read More »

INARKIEV MAINTAINS THE LEAD AT EICC 2016

Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS 2686) defeated Igor Kovalenko (LAT 2644) in the top encounter of the 9th round and remained the leader of the European Individual Chess Championship 2016. Inarkiev now leads by a full point, with rating performance of 2967 points! The remaining top games were drawn, which suggested that as the tournament reaches the end the level of… Read More »

ERNESTO INARKIEV GRABS THE SOLE LEAD AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Russian Grandmaster Ernesto Inarkiev (2686) defeated GM David Navara (CZE 2735) in the top clash of the 8th round of the European Individual Chess Championship 2016 and took the sole lead with 7 points! All eyes were on the first board as the Russian and Czech were both the leaders facing each other, so the steaks were high.… Read More »

INARKIEV AND NAVARA LEAD WITH 6/7 IN GJAKOVA

Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS 2686) and David Navara (CZE 2735) became the leaders after 7 rounds played at the European Individual Chess Championship 2016 in Gjakova with 6 points. The top seed David Navara stormed through the 7th round by defeating Baadur Jobava (GEO 2661) in a Rook ending. The Richter-Rauzer Sicilian was played and the game was quickly… Read More »

IVAN SARIC TAKES THE SOLE LEAD AT EICC 2016

Croatian Grandmsater Ivan Saric (2650) takes the sole lead after 6 rounds at the European Individual Chess Championship 2016 in Gjakova, after defeating GM Maxim Matlakov (RUS 2693). Saric vs Matlakov was the only decisive result on the first 6 boards, which gave the Croatian chance to emerge as the sole leader. On the top board Radoslaw Wojtaszek… Read More »

NAVARA AND SARIC JOIN THE LEADERS IN GJAKOVA

The 5th round of the European Individual Chess Championship 2016 in Gjakova was more peacefuly than the previous ones, as most of the games didn’t finish with the decisive result. This gave the opportunity to David Navara (CZE 2735) and Ivan Saric (CRO 2650) to emerge and join the leaders Wojtaszek, Inarkiev and Jobava with 4.5 points. In… Read More »