BATSIASHVILI KEEPS THE LEAD, SANDU HALF A POINT BEHIND

Georgian IM Nino Batsiashvili (2473) defeated GM Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN 2472) with Black and remained the leader at the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015. WGM Mihaela Sandu (ROU 2300) continues with great play as she defeated former World and European Champion GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2512). The most interesting encounter of the 7th round was… Read More »

IN MEMORIAM NUSRET CAUSEVIC

Nusret Causevic, a chess official and businessman tragically died on 19th May, 2015 at the age of 60. He was born on 26th June, 1955. He donated more than 4 decades of fruitful work to Bosnian chess and the chess club “Bosna”. During that time he was the Secretary General of Chess Club “Bosnia”, the Secretary General of… Read More »

NINO BATSIASHVILI WINS, GRABS THE LEAD

IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) defeated the leader WGM Mihaela Sandu (ROU 2300) in the 6th round of the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi and took the sole lead. The surprise of the tournament Mihaela Sandu, who had 5/5 is finally stopped by the Georgian hope, Batsiashvili, in the biggest encounter of the 6th… Read More »

MIHAELA SANDU KEEPS THE LEAD AT EIWCC 2015

Romanian WGM Mihaela Sandu (2300) maintains the lead at the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi/Georgia. Sandu is definitely the biggest surprise of this year’s edition as she managed to score 5 wins in a row in a very strong competition. In the 5th round she defeated Georgian IM Lela Javakhishvili (2472) with White. Javakhishvili… Read More »

MIHAELA SANDU TAKES THE LEAD IN CHAKVI

Romanian WGM Mihaela Sandu (2300) takes the lead at the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi after 4 rounds. She defeated WGM Olga Girya (RUS 2479) with Black pieces, and with a draw between IM Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS 2423) and IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) she became the sole leader with maximum score. The top board… Read More »

TOUGH DAY FOR THE FAVORITES AT EIWCC 2015

The 3rd round of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 brought us lots of surprises. The first seed and Georgia #1 GM Nana Dzagnidze (2570) saved the game against GM Elina Danielian (ARM 2458) and managed to draw with a perpetual check. On the second board, former World and European Champion GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2512) lost… Read More »

IN MEMORIAM JOAQUIM DURÃO

We have been sadly informed that Portuguese International Master Joaquim Durão passed away today, at the age of 84. Mr. Durão was the first Portuguese player to win the title of International Master in 1975 and represented the country in 10 Chess Olympiads. He was 13 times Portuguese Chess Champion and President of the Portuguese Federation of Chess… Read More »

METLIFE WARSAW NAJDORF CHESS FESTIVAL 2015

Gen. Kazimierz Sosnkowski Chess Foundation, in co-operation with the Polish Chess Federation and under the auspices of the President of Warsaw Ms Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz organizes Miguel Najdorf International Chess Festival 2015, which will take place in Warsaw/Poland, 10-18 July, 2015. The event consists of 4 tournaments: A – Open for players with Elo >= 2200; B – Open for players… Read More »

EUROPEAN CHESS UNION ANNOUNCEMENT

The European Chess Union is obliged in order to protect its members, the entire chess family and the association itself to proceed with the present public announcement. By the decisions of the ECU General Assembly in Tromso (August 2014) and Batumi (October 2014), the ECU Board was asked to investigate a number of issues concerning the organization of… Read More »

NO MAJOR UPSETS AT EUROPEAN WOMEN’S CAMPIONSHIP IN CHAKVI

The 2nd round of the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 finished today without any major upsets. The first seed Nana Dzagnidze (GEO 2570) defeated IM Marina Guseva (RUS 2391), while GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2512) convincingly won against WGM Daria Charochkina (RUS 2391). Russian favourites in Chakvi, WGM Olga Girya (2479) and WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina (2474)… Read More »