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News ‘March, 2009’

Czech Chess Extraliga

Czech Chess Extraliga

The final two rounds of the Czech Chess Extraliga were played on 21-22nd March and the Champion was literally decided on the last day when ŠK Mahrla Praha won 4.5-3.5 against the strong team of 1. Novoborský ŠK.

Chess game to be replayed because of a short draw

Chess game to be replayed because of a short draw

The NCFP president justified the decision in front of local journalists, stating that this is not the first time the NCFP is ruling to replay a game due to non fighting draw, as the general rule followed is that a game has to have 30 moves.

Wesley So Smashing Competition in the Battle of GMs

Wesley So Smashing Competition in the Battle of GMs

After the explosive start at the Phoenix Petroleum – Dapitan City Battle of GMs, when he scored five consecutive wins, GM Wesley So was finally held to a first draw in the sixth round by the experienced GM Antonio Rogelio Jr. The young star is still holding a capital 1,5 point advantage ahead of the 2nd placed Rogelio.

Games Festival – one of the largest events on the world chess scene

Games Festival – one of the largest events on the world chess scene

The five star Grand Hotel will host the 2009 edition of the Games Festival in Thessaloniki from 26th of April until May 4th. This year the event is breaking the participation record, this time expecting over 1000 participants and thousands of visitiors in the expo events. World Amateur Championship, World School Championship, and Thessaloniki Open are also part of the program of the event.

Battle of GMs – Pairings

Battle of GMs – Pairings

One of the top events in the Philippines, the 2009 Phoenix Petroleum – Dapitan City Battle of GMs, begins today. Top seeded will be Wesley So, who is seeking yet another title in the tournament, following his strong campaigns at Corus and Aeroflot.

Austrian Bundesliga 2008-2009

Austrian Bundesliga 2008-2009

Husek Wien lined 11 Grandmasters, although the top-seeded Gata Kamsky did not play. Fabiano Caruana, his coach Alexander Chernin and Viktor Laznicka slayed the opposition on the lower boards. Boris Gelfand held SK Advisory Invest Baden in the race by scoring fantastic 7.0/8 on the top board for rating performance of 2914.

41st International Women Chess Tournament

41st International Women Chess Tournament

WGM Benderac Ana and WGM Chelushkina Irina, both members of the national team champion Radnicki Rudovci, have shared the first place with 6.0 points each. Benderac took the trophy on better additional criteria. As always, Chelushkina played sharp and exciting games, which resulted in 5 wins, 2 losses and only 2 draws…

European Individual Chess Championship, Budva 2009

European Individual Chess Championship, Budva 2009

participants and details The European Individual Chess Championship for men will take place in Budva, 4-19 March 2009. It will be an 11 rounds swiss tournament with 245 titled players of which 143 GMs and 78 IMs. The total number of participants is 316, which makes it the third biggest event, after Dresden (403), and [...]

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