R5 REPORT: EUROPEAN SCHOOLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

Five rounds have been played so far at the European Schools Chess Championship 2016, which takes place in Kallithea, Greece. In Open U17 Erdogan Anil Berk (TUR 1932) and Trubchaninov Timur (RUS 2183) lead with 4 points, while in category Open U15 Keinanen Toivo (FIN 2218) and FM Ozen Deniz (TUR 2212) tie for the first place with… Read More »

MITROPA CUP 2016

The traditional event Mitropa Cup 2016 started yesterday in Prague/Czech Republic. The tournament is organized by the Czech Chess Federation, in cooperation with AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o. and Hotel Olympik ****. Ten Chess Federations participate in this event: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland, and compete in Open and Women sections. Each team is… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 STARTED

The European School Chess Championship 2016 started yesterday in Kallithea, Halkidiki/Greece, in organization of the European Chess Union and the International School Chess Union. Before the first round, a short opening ceremony was held, where the ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili made a first symbolic move on the top board in Open U17 section. The ECU President also addressed to… Read More »

SUMMER CHESS FESTIVALS ON THE ROMANIAN BLACK SEA COAST

More than 800 players are expected to participate in the traditional chess festivals in Romania. “FISCA” XX edition is the first tournament in a row, starting from 24th June to 3rd July in Cap Aurora resort, followed by “Trofeul Litoralului” XXVI edition from 27th June to 7th July in Eforie Nord resort, and finally the XXV edition of… Read More »

EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS IN 3 DAYS

The European School Chess Championship starts in 3 days in Halkidiki/Greece, with participation of more than 250 players from over 20 European federations! The Championship will take place from 16 – 26 June in Kallithea, Halkidiki, in organization of the European Chess Union and the International School Chess Union. The tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds,… Read More »

ANATOLY BORODAVKIN WINS EUROPEAN AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

After Anna Ushenina winning the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016, another European title goes to Ukraine, as Anatoly Borodavkin became the European Amateur Champion! The Ukrainian player made a victory in the final round and with 8/9 triumphed at the European Amateur Chess Championship 2016, which finished yesterday in Ruzomberok, Slovakia. Silver medal went to Marek Pniaczek… Read More »

SERZH SARGSYAN VISITS EUROPEAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

The President of Armenia who doubles as President of the Armenian Chess Federation Mr. Serzh Sargsyan visited Tigran Petrosian Chess House and observed 7th round matches of the 16th European Senior Chess Championship 2016. In round 7 in the 50+ category two leaders of the tournament Rafayel Vaganian and Evgeni Kalegin faced each other. The game ended in a… Read More »

R6 REPORT: EUROPEAN SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

The 6th round of European Senior Chess Championships finished yesterday. In 50+ category top seed Rafayel Vaganyan celebrated third victory in a row and now has 5 points and leads the table with Evgeni Kalegin, but Vaganyan has better tie-break. In this round GM Karen Movsziszian and Roman Akopov also outplayed their opponents. In round 7 two leaders of the… Read More »

R5 REPORT: EUROPEAN SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

The 5th round of European Senior Chess Championship finished yesterday in Yerevan. The sole leader in  50+ category IM Evgeni Kalegin (RUS 2431) made a draw with Black pieces against GM Zurab Sturua (GEO 2545). The top seed GM Rafayel Vaganyan (ARM 2577) outplayed his opponent GM Nikolai Legky (FRA 2446) in just 17 moves. GM Georgi Bagaturov (GEO 2393)… Read More »

EUROPEAN SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP R3 REPORT

Games of the third round of European Senior Chess Championships were played yesterday in Yerevan, capital of Armenia. In 50+ category the top game was between GM Rafayel Vaganyan (ARM 2577) and WGM Galina Strutinskaya (RUS 2237). GM Vaganyan played in a creative manner and sacrificed his bishop, but his opponent showed brilliant defense and game ended in a… Read More »