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Spouses win 2018 Chess.com Isle of Man

Radoslaw Wojtaszek emerged winner of the 2018 edition of chess.com Isle of Man International Tournament, by defeating Arkady Naiditsch in a playoff match for the first place. While Wojtaszek was playing for gold, his wife, Alina Kashlinskaya, beat American Grandmaster Sevian Samuel to reach 6 points and 7.000 £ prize, reserved for the best Women player.

Torneio Internacional da Figueira da Foz 2018

The 12th Torneio Internacional da Figueira da Foz is taking place from 28th October to 4th November at the Casa do Paço in Figueira da Foz, Portugal.

The 9-round Swiss tournament is organized by Assembleia Figueirense. Tournament director is António Mota Cardoso and Chief Arbiter is IA Carlos Oliveira Dias.

Among 50 participants from 12 countries there are 7 Grandmasters and 4 International Masters. Full list below.

Fidel Corrales tops the Eastern Chess Congress in New Jersey

The 22nd Annual Eastern Chess Congress was held from October 26-28, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, New Jersey.

The event consisted of six sections: Premier, U2100, U1900, U1700, U1500 and U1250. The playing format was 5-round Swiss with the time control 40/100, SD/30, d10.

The main Premier section 43 participants. GM Fidel Corrales took a clear first place with 4,5/5 points and the top prize of 2100 USD.

GM Idani Pouya wins 1st Goa Grandmaster Open

The 1st Goa International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament was held from 13-20th October at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium Bambolim in Taleigao, Goa, India.

The event was organized by the Goa Chess Association under the aegis of All India Chess Federation. The total prize fund was 52,300 USD.

The event consisted of three sections:
- Grandmaster Tournament Open A for players rated over 2000
- Open B for players rated under 2000
- Open C for players rated under 1600

Bavarian International Open Chess Championship

The 22nd Bavarian International Open Chess Championship is taking place from 27th October to 4th November in “Gut Kaltenbrunn” in Gmund, Germany.

The event is organized by Tegernseer Tal Tourismus GmbH and the total prize fund is 16,300 EUR. The champion will be awarded with 3000 EUR.

A total of 510 players from 34 federations are taking part in the tournament. Among them are 25 Grandmasters and 28 International Masters.

SPICE Cup Chess Open

The ​2018 SPICE Cup Chess Open is taking place from 23-28th October at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

The total prize fund is 16,550 USD and the event is sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation.

The tournament format is 9-round Swiss with the time control G/90 + 30 second increment from move 1 and it is possible to win GM/IM/WGM/WIM norms.

FIDE Women’s World Championship 2018

The FIDE Women’s World Championship will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk on November 2-23, 2018. 64 chess players from 28 countries will determine the new world champion according to the knock-out system.

44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

The 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 21-27 October 2018 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey.

The Open Tournament – Sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey

International Max Zavanelli Memorial

The “Z” chess club, Lithuanian Army Sport Club and Lithuanian Army officers club are organizing the “Max Zavanelli Memorial” tournament from 22-28th October in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The tournament consists of the following sections:
Open A – players with FIDE rating above 2100 FIDE rated, 9 rounds
Open B – players with FIDE rating 1601-2100 FIDE rated, 7 rounds
Open C – players with FIDE rating below 1600 and without FIDE rating, 7 rounds
Open D – players under 12, 7 rounds

WYCC 2018 girls LIVE!

The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 will be held in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, on the northern coast of the Aegean Sea from 19th of October (arrivals, technical meeting) to 31st of October 2018 (departures).

The Championships are held for the older age groups U14, U16 and U18, Girls and Open. The national champions of federations members of FIDE in each of the age groups are granted the free accommodation by the Organizer.

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