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News ‘January, 2011’

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2011

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2011

First in the Amateur A tournament was Vegard Stene from Norway, who received the £1,000 first prize. Second equal were Geoffrey Bishop, Alvaro Candano Gonzalez, Armin Gholami who received £400 each. The Gibraltar Prize was shared between Mario Garcia and Stephen Whatley who won £50 each.

Hit Open Nova Gorica

Hit Open Nova Gorica

The 16th Hit Open is being played from 28th January to 3rd February in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. 96 participants in Open A and 22 in Open B are competing. Among eight Grandmasters top seeded is Serbian Olympic player Robert Markus. Total prize fund is 7000 EUR.

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2011

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2011

The 2011 Tradewise International Chess Festival got underway today at the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar. At precisely 3pm the Mayor of Gibraltar Tony Lombard made the first move with the top seeded player in the tournament Vassily Ivanchuk. Mr Lombard was accompanied by the reigning Miss Gibraltar Larissa Dalli.

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Ten

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Ten

Israel duo Grandmaster Alon Greenfeld and International Master Tamir Nabaty, along with Ukraine GMs Alexander Areshchenko and Kravtsiv Martyn, shares the lead with 8.5 points after the tenth and penultimate round of the India Cements Ltd 3rd Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament at SDAT Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai.

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Nine

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Nine

Israel duo Grandmaster Alon Greenfeld and International Master Tamir Nabaty shared the lead with 8.0 points after the ninth round of the India Cements Ltd 3rd Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament at SDAT Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai.

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Eight

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Eight

Michelle Catherina, a student of Good Shepard Convent, Chennai made her maiden Woman International Master after the eighth round at the SDAT Multipurose Indoor Stadium, Chennai. With a draw against International Master Narayanan Srinath, the Chennai girl who trains under Grandmaster R B Ramesh at Chess Gurukul, logged in 5.0 points, in the process made her WIM Norm.

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Seven

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Seven

Following the tournament leader Evgeny Postny at 6.0 points were GMs Alexander Areshchenko, Ni Hua, Alon Greenfeld, Yaroslav Zherebukh, Yuriy Kuzubov and IMs Tamir Nabaty and M S Thej Kumar. In the interesting top board eighth round battle, top seed Alexander Areshchenko faces leader Evgeny Postny with white pieces.

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Five

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Five

Chennai girl Michelle Catherina stunned favorite and higher rated Grandmaster Arun Prasad in the fifth round of the India Cements Ltd 3rd Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament at SDAT Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai.

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Four

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Four

In the top board game, Israel Grandmaster Evgeny Postny used his vast experience to outwit Orissa lad FIDE Master Soumyaranjan Mishra in a tactical Caro Kann game. A flurry of tactics by Postny was obviously missed by Mishra who gave up after 23 moves, faced with loss of two pawns and a collapsing position.

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Two

3rd India Cements Ltd Chennai Open – Round Two

Seeded players continued their hunt, as International Master Anup Deshmukh stole the show, bringing down Grandmaster Babujian Levon of Armenia in the second round of the India Cements Ltd 3rd Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament at Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Chennai. The closed Sicilian game saw Anup Deshmukh taking the upper hand in the middle game and finishing off the Armenian Grandmaster in 39 moves.

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