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News ‘April, 2011’

GM Grzegorz Gajewski Wins Zagreb Open

GM Grzegorz Gajewski Wins Zagreb Open

Poland’s Grandmaster Grzegorz Gajewski continued the string of excellent results and convincingly won the main event with 7.0 points from nine rounds, leaving the nearest opposition full point behind. Gajewski recently won the massive Cappelle La Grande Open 2011.

German Grandmaster Gustafsson Wins Thailand Open

German Grandmaster Gustafsson Wins Thailand Open

In a dramatic final day of play, Short, 45, seemed to have the most difficult task but he smoothly outplayed Indian Grandmaster Abhijit Kunte. Both Gustafsson, 31, and Vallejo, 28, were required to play tricky endgames against Norwegian youngster Kjetil Stokke and Bangladeshi veteran Niaz Murshed but both outplayed their opponents to reach the tie for first.

Turkish Children’s Team Championship 2011

Turkish Children’s Team Championship 2011

Turkish Children’s Team Championship U-11 started in Kemer (Antalya) on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011, and will continue until 17th April. More than 1100 chess clubs all around Turkey were trying to earn the right to participate here. This year 288 players and 46 clubs are taking part in the event.

Serbia Women Chess Championship 2011

Serbia Women Chess Championship 2011

Serbia Women Chess Championship 2011 is taking place on 11-22nd April in Belgrade. Twelve players participate in the round robin tournament. WGM Andjelija Stojanovic is defending the title.

Grand Prix 3 and 4

Grand Prix 3 and 4

GM Henrik Danielsen continues the free chess course in the Sicilian Grand Prix system (1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4). It is an extra fast course following real life Sicilian Grand Prix example by Short and Gelfand in Part 3, while Part 4 shows how to turn a bishop into a monster in the Sicilian, following certain paterns.

Thailand Open Chess Championship 2011

Thailand Open Chess Championship 2011

There are two groups of play: Open category for all players, and Challenger category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (ratings based on FIDE or Thai ELO ratings – other national ratings will be validated by the organizer). Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations, and are eligible for FIDE title norms.

Dubai Open Chess Championship

Dubai Open Chess Championship

A record number of 170 players from 33 countries are participating in this prestigious tournament. The largest group, 42, is hailing from India, followed with 10 from Armenia and Iran. Grandmaster Sasikiran Krishnan rated 2682 is the top seed of this championship, while 50 Grandmasters are expected to give tough competition.

International Chess Tournament Open Karposh

International Chess Tournament Open Karposh

Seven Grandmasters shared the first place with 6.5 points each, but the top-seeded Robert Markus is declared champion on the highest tiebreak score. It should be noted that junior Lazar Nestorovic, the youngest in the famous Belgrade chess family, earned an IM norm while facing seven Grandmasters in the tournament draw.

China Chess Championships 2011

China Chess Championships 2011

The Chinese Chess Championships 2011 are taking place from 30th March to 10th April 2011 in Xinghua, Jiangsu, China. Both groups are 12-players round robin tournaments. Women World Champion Yifan Hou competes in the Open section.

11th European Senior Chess Championship Started

11th European Senior Chess Championship Started

The opening ceremony was held by the organizer Mr Agostino Scalfi, in the presence of the Lord Mayor of the town of Courmayeur, Mrs Fabrizia Derriard, and of the President of the Italian Chess Federation, Mr Gianpietro Pagnoncelli. Both played the symbolic first move for Nona Gaprindashvili and Gennadij Timoscenko.

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