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Gurgaon International Chess Tournament Begins

The 2nd edition of prestigious Gurgaon International Grandmasters Chess Tournament organized by The Haryana Chess Association and District Chess Association of Gurgaon under the aegis of All India Chess Federation and FIDE got off to a rousing start here at Suncity World School on Wednesday.

A total number of 252 players from 10 countries which include 13 Grandmasters, 11 International Masters and 205 International rated chess players are participating in this 10 rounds Swiss System tournament.

SBI Life Mega Simultaneous Chess Display by Grandmaster Abhijit Kunte

Indian Chess School is attempting to create a new national record of most number of games by a player in a simultaneous chess display when the former Indian National & British Open Champion, Grandmaster Abhijit Kunte would be playing against 151 players on 05th January, 2013 at MCF Sports Complex, Gymkhana Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai.

According to the chess historian and statistician, Shri Vijay Pandit, the current record of the most number games stands in the name of Dhyani Dave of Ahmedabad when she played against 150 players on 27 August 2012.

India National Premier Chess Championship – Arbiter Report

The most prestigious 51st National Premier Chess Championship, organised by Jain Sports Academy and Jalgoan District Chess Association and sponsored by Bhavarlal Kantabai Multipurpose Foundation was held at Jalgoan from 16th to 30th December 2013.

For the first time after several years, the Championship was played under 14-players round robin format, comprising top four rated players of India, defending champion and nine players from the qualifying event National Challengers, held earlier.

Gurgaon Open 2014 – Participants

Two back-to-back international open chess tournaments will start the year 2014 in India. The 2nd Gurgaon Open and the 12th Delhi Open will be held between 1st and 16th January in the Indian capital and nearby Gurgaon (20km distance).

The 2nd Gurgaon International Open Chess Tournament will take place on 1-8th January, 2014, at the Suncity School, Suncity Township, Sector 54, in Gurgaon.

GM Fernando Peralta Winner in Zaragoza

The 7th Open Agusta Aragón Stadium Casablanca was held from 26th to 31st December 2013 at the Stadium Casablanca in Zaragoza, Spain.

The 9-round Swiss event featured a prize fund of 6000 EUR with 1500 EUR dedicated to the winner. 144 players from 14 countries competed and among them were eight Grandmasters.

Krishnan Sasikiran is Champion of India

Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran became the new Champion of India after winning the Bhavarlal and Kantabai Jain 51st National Premier Chess Championship that was held on 17-30th December in Jalgoan.

Sasikiran concluded the tournament in style, by defeating IM Shyam Nikil for the total score of 10,5/13 points.

Dusan Popovic clear first in Donau Open

Grandmaster Dusan Popovic emerged winner of the 22nd Donau Open that was held on 26-31st December in Aschach an der Donau, Austria.

Popovic defeated WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik in the last round to take a clear first place and the top prize of 1700 EUR. Meanwhile GM Jan Krejci could not make more than a draw against IM Andreas Diermair, finishing on the shared second place.

Eight-way tie for first place in North American Open in Las Vegas

The 23rd Annual North American Open was held on 26-30th December at Bally’s Casino Resort, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2300, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500 and Under 1250.

The Open Section was a 9-round Swiss event with 78 participants held over 5-days (December 26-30).

January 2014 FRL

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FIDE publishes January 2014 FRL FIDE Rating List. The list of top players is published at Top lists page of FIDE ratings website. All players can check new ratings at the main page of FIDE ratings website.

Radoslaw Wojtaszek grabs the trophy in Zurich Christmas Open

The 37th Zurich Christmas Open took place on 26-30th December at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland.

The 7-round Master Tournament, for players rated over 2000, had 118 participants. Polish Grandmaster Radoslaw Wojtaszek took a clear first place with 6,0/7 points to claim the top prize of CHF 5000.

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