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News ‘July, 2010’

Ulaanbaatar Women FIDE Grand Prix – Round One

Ulaanbaatar Women FIDE Grand Prix – Round One

The 5th Women FIDE Grand Prix chess tournament is taking place 30th July to 11th August in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The opening ceremony was held on the Sukhbaatar Square, in the main government district, which was a privilege that no other sport event enjoyed before. One day earlier, a foundation for the FIDE Chess Academy was laid on the outskirts of Mongolia capitol.

Wojtaszek and Fressinet Leading in Pamplona

Wojtaszek and Fressinet Leading in Pamplona

The round robin with 10 players is the main event, and so far seven rounds have been played. Grandmasters Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Laurent Fressinet are currently leading with five points each, full point ahead of the group of chasers. It is interesting that during the 2008 World Chess Championship in Bonn, Wojtaszek and Fressinet assisted the preparation of Anand and Kramnik respectively.

Ulaanbaatar Women FIDE Grand Prix

Ulaanbaatar Women FIDE Grand Prix

The opening ceremony of the 5th Women FIDE Grand Prix chess tournament was held at Ulaanbaatar city center and the heart of Mongolia – Sukhbaatar Square – on July, 29th, 2010. For the first time in the government district was allowed to lead the opening of sports competition.

4th International Chess Tournament A.D. San Juan

4th International Chess Tournament A.D. San Juan

The 4th International Chess Tournament A.D. San Juan is taking place from 24th July to 1st August at the Hotel “Iruña Park” in Pamplona, Spain. The round robin with 10 players is the main event, and two rounds have already been played. Open tournament with 22 Grandmasters is starting Monday.

Julian Radulski Wins Miguel Najdorf Memorial

Julian Radulski Wins Miguel Najdorf Memorial

Grandmaster Julian Radulski from Bulgaria is the sole winner of the tournament. His victory was well deserved – he didn’t lose a single game and claimed victories against two strong Grandmasters, Sergei Zhigalko and Viktor Erdos. He then made three draws in the concluding rounds, but this was enough to ensure a first place.

14th Battle of Senta 1697

14th Battle of Senta 1697

The 14th Battle of Senta 1697 chess tournament was held on 17-24th July in Senta, Serbia. The tournament was composed of three competitions, Main “A” FIDE event, extremely popular “B” FIDE event, and Blitz event. Ukrainian IM Sergey Pavlov won the main tournament by collecting 7.5 points, half a point ahead of his compatriot GM Mikhail Simantsev.

World School Chess Championship 2010

World School Chess Championship 2010

The first winner in each open age category is the FIDE World School Champion for 2010 and the first girl in each girl age category is the FIDE World Girl School Champions for 2010. According to the regulations they are awarded with the FIDE Candidate Master title.

2nd International Chess Tournament Artemis Cup

2nd International Chess Tournament Artemis Cup

The 2nd International Tournament “Artemis Cup” was held from 13th to 20th July at the luxury Crithoni’s Paradise Hotel on the island of Leros, Greece. The 9-round open event was organized by the Municipality of Leros, E.S.TH.(Union Of Chess Players Of Thessaloniki), Educational and Cultural Youth Club “Artemis”, with support from the local authorities.

Viktor Laznicka Wins World Open 2010

Viktor Laznicka Wins World Open 2010

Laznicka started the tournament with 6 straight wins, leaving him a clear point ahead of the field at that stage. Rounds 7 and 8 were fairly peaceful draws while the final half-point needed to take the title was scored in a complex fight against GM Loek Van Wely in round 9.

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