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Kotanjian and Sargsyan are new Armenian Champions

The 2014 Armenian Chess Championships were held on 11-21st January in Yerevan. Both men’s and women’s events were 10-player round robins.

Grandmaster Tigran Kotanjian emerged surprising winner of the 74th Armenian Championship for men after edging the 2011-Champion Robert Hovhannisyan on tie-break.

GM Alexander Fishbein takes top prize in Liberty Bell Open

The 46th Annual Liberty Bell Open was held over the Martin Luther King weekend from January 17-20, 2014, at the Sonesta Hotel, 1800 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

GM Alexander Fishbein finished in sole 1st place thanks to a last round victory over FM Trung Nguyen. Fishbein concluded the event with 6/7, collecting $2,092 for his long weekend’s efforts.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met World U14 Champion Stavroula Tsolakidou

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras received the World U14 Girls Champion Stavroula Tsolakidou in the presidential residence Maximos Mansion on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister praised Tsolakidou and said that she symbolises the best virtues of Greek people. He added that the young girl made the whole Greece proud of her achievements.

Narciso Rabell Mendez Memorial in Puerto Rico

Narciso Rabell Mendez In Memoriam Open was held on 17-20th January at the Biblioteca Pública, San Sebastián de Las Vegas del Pepino, in Puerto Rico.

The event was organized by the San Sebastian Chess Club in two sections – Open and U2000.

Susan Polgar on “Chess Strategy and Decision-Making”

Susan Polgar - Webster UniversityAs part of Walker Speaker Series at the Webster University, Susan Polgar will speak about “Chess Strategy and Decision-Making” on January 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

WOM 2014 Australian Women’s Masters

FIDE Commission for Women's ChessWelcome to the WOM 2014 Australian Women’s Masters! This is the second year that this event has been held and this year promises to be bigger and better than last year’s tournament.

Candidates Tournament 2014: All players confirmed

FIDE announces that all qualifiers for the Candidates Tournament 2014 in Khanty-Mansiysk have confirmed their participation:

Candidates Tournament 2014: Announcement

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FIDE announces that all qualifiers for the Candidates Tournament 2014 in Khanty-Mansiysk have confirmed their participation:

V Abierto Internacional de Alajuela 2014

The Municipality of Alajuela with the support of Association Robert James Fischer and FIDE endorsement is holding the 5th International Chess Tournament Alajuela 2014 from 22 to 26 January 2014 in the cantoncentral Alajuela, Costa Rica.

The 9-round Swiss event currently has 99 registered participants from 14 countries. The field also includes 7 Grandmasters and 11 International Masters.

Top prizes are USD 2300, 1300, 1000, 700, 500 etc

13th IBCA World Individual Chess Championship

IBCAThe 13th IBCA World Individual Chess Championship for Blind and Visually Impaired Chess Players will be held in Katerini, Olympus Riviera, Greece, from May 4th 2014 (arrivals) until May 15th 2014 (departures).

The tournament hall is the conference center of the 5-star hotel “Mediterranean Village” in Katerini.


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