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News ‘March, 2011’

International Women’s Chess Tournament Cotroceni

International Women’s Chess Tournament Cotroceni

International Women’s Chess Tournament Cotroceni was held from 2nd to 11th March in Bucharest, Romania. The 10-player round robin event boasted a high average elo of 2456. The tournament was organized in order to celebrate 8th March – International Women’s Day.

19th Fajr International Chess Open Tournament

19th Fajr International Chess Open Tournament

The 19th Fajr International Chess Open Tournament was held from 25th February to 7th March in Mashhad, northeastern Iran, under management of the Chess Association of “Khorasan-Razavi” province and I.R.Iran Chess Federation.

IM Khamrakulov Dhzurabek won Brunei 2011 IM Tournament 1

IM Khamrakulov Dhzurabek won Brunei 2011 IM Tournament 1

IM Khamrakulov Dzhurabek from Uzbekistan won the tournament with 6.5 points after losing his 1st round game against IM Oliver Barbosa. GM Nguyen Anh Dung, IM Oliver Barbosa, Jahongir Vakhidov and Brunei’s promising player FIDE Master Yee Soon Wei share 2nd to 5th place with 6 points each.

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Doha

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Doha

GM Humpy Koneru of India, top seeded player in the series, defeated the leader GM Elina Danielan in the 8th round of the final FIDE Women Grand Prix in Qatar, but the Armenian still keeps the pole position full point ahead of Koneru and GM Sebag.

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Doha

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Doha

French GM Marie Sebag is trying to follow the pace with two straight victories, but is still point and a half behind Danielan. All round seven matches finished in decisive results, with the game between Stefanova and Dzagnidze being particularly interesting as black won beautifully after only 18 moves.

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