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David Bronstein Memorial in Minsk

The Belarus Chess Federation is holding an International Open Tournament from 11th to 19th February to mark the 90th anniversary of David Bronstein’s birth.

The former World Championship challenger, who nearly dethroned Mikhail Botvinnik in 1951, was born in 1924 in Ukraine and passed away in 2006 in Minsk.

The Open A will be open for the players rated above 2100 FIDE, while the Open B will accept lower rated participants.

60 Minutes revisits story about Magnus Carlsen

The chess Grandmaster who reigns supreme in a sport played by 500M people – Magnus Carlsen. Sunday, 2nd February at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

60 Minutes revisits three stories about amazing kids with amazing gifts in the most unlikely places. Scott Pelley hosts a special edition of “60 Minutes Presents: Amazing Kids”.

African Junior U20 Chess Championships

African Chess ConfederationThe African Junior U20 Open Chess Championship and African Junior U20 Girls’ Chess Championship (for the year 2013) were held on 25-31st January at Hotel Bouazza in Tiaret, Algeria.

Vassily Ivanchuk gives a lively Masterclass in Gibraltar

This was the second Masterclass of the tournament and it proved quite lively as elite – GM Vassily Ivanchuk gave an inspiring display of games and analysis.

Vassily showed five games he played in a match in Riga, 1991, versus Leonid Yudasin, and then took questions from the audience.

8th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov

The Uzbekistan Chess Federation has the honor to invite all chess players to take part in the international chess tournament 8th Tashkent Open – Memorial of Georgy Agzamov, the first grandmaster of Uzbekistan, which will be held on 14-24th May in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The tournament is a 9-round Swiss with the time control 90 min + 30 sec increment from move one. The total prize fund is 20 000 US dollars.

1st International Open Chess Tournament Eretria 2014

The 1st International Open Chess Tournament “Eretria 2014″ will be held from 26th August to 2nd September in the conference center of the 4-star “Eretria Village” Hotel, near the ancient city of Eretria on the island of Evia, 95 km north of Athens airport.

The tournament will be FIDE rated Swiss system in 9 rounds, open to all chess players. Time limit per player: 90 min (40 moves) + 30 min + 30” increment from move one.

Tradewise Gibraltar Challenger B LIVE!

Starting daily at 9:45 CET, live on Chessdom.com with computer analysis by the top world engines Komodo, Stockfish, and Houdini.

In Memoriam: GM Gyula Sax

Sax

Gyula Sax 08.06.1951-25.01.2014

Hungarian Grandmaster (1974). Coach. Hungarian Champion in 1976 and vice champion in 1974. European Junior Champion in 1972 and Hungarian Junior Champion in 1970.

China Dragon and 50-50 joint winners of Tradewise Blitz Team event

China Dragon, made up of a mixed team of Chinese players, tied with 50-50, a team of East European players, to jointly win the Blitz team event of the 2014 Tradewise Chess Festival played in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere on Thursday night.

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