Italian International Master Axel Rombaldoni (6.0) continued to impress as he stylishly put it across Polish Grandmaster Piorun Kacper for his sixth win in a row, in the SDAT-RAMCO 50th World Junior and 29th Junior Girls Chess Championships 2011, at Hotel Vijay Park, Chennai, here today.
In the girls section, Russian Girya Olga maintained her lead with 5.0 points after putting it across top seed Woman Grandmaster Paikidze Nazi of Georgia. Overnight leader, Italian International Master Axel Rombaldoni kept a clean slate, winning his fifth game in a row. In the top board game, Rombaldoni beat third seed Grandmaster Ivan Salgado Lopez from Spain.
The 98th Championships of the British Isles were organised by the English Chess Federation from 24th July to 6th August at the International Sports Centre, Sheaf Street, Sheffield. As many as 24 various events, including Senior, Junior and Sections Championships, Major, Weekend and Rapid Opens, were held in that time frame.
Among other Indians the results were mixed. Maharashtra boy Vidit Santosh Gujrathi playing in the top board went down to Grandmaster Salgado Lopez Ivan, while Delhi based International Master Sahaj Grover was held to a draw by FIDE Master Nicolai Getz of Norway. Orissa lad Debashis Das held top seed Grandmaster Maxim Matlakov, snatching a second draw in three rounds from the Russian.
The girls section saw higher rated Indian star Bhakti Kulkarni being held to a draw against Woman International Master Guo Emma of Australia. Fifth seed and medal favorite Padmini Rout nursed an extra pawn, defeating Brunello Roberta of Italy. Top seed Woman Grandmaster Paikidze Nazi of Georgia scored over Armenian Gevorgyan Maria.
The 5th Torneo Internacional A.D. San Juan is being played from 25th to 31st July at the Hotel Blanca de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. 108 players from 18 countries, including 18 Grandmasters, compete in the 9-round Swiss event. First place is 3.000 € worth.
The 10th Avicenna International Open Tournament, organized by the Hamadan Chess Association on behalf of I.R.Iran Chess Federation, is taking place from 24th to 31st July in Hamadan, western Iran.
The 2011 Turkish Youth Chess Championships are taking place in Istanbul from July 23rd till July 28th. The tournaments are being played under the Swiss system, 7 rounds, U-13 till U-18 age categories among boys and girls.
The International Chess Festival dedicated to the memory of Miguel Najdorf was held from 14th to 22nd July in Warsaw, Poland. 98 players competed in the Tournament A, which is valid for FIDE title norms, 134 in the Tournament B, and 50 in Tournament C for players born on 2001 or younger.
In August 2011, GM Mickey Adams will participate in the 1st Metropolitan Chess International to be hosted by Metropolitan Chess, Inc. at the Sheraton in downtown Los Angeles in the heart of the fashion district.