Chess

News ‘June, 2008’

Rapid match Karjakin – Short in Ukraine

Rapid match Karjakin – Short in Ukraine

A rapid chess match between GM Karjakin and GM Short will take place 3rd to 7th of July, 2008 in Kiev in the Puppet Theatre. The match consists of 10 games with time control 25 minutes plus 10 seconds per move.

XXXI Open Internacional de Barbera del Valles

XXXI Open Internacional de Barbera del Valles

Only one day after the finishing his participation in Ciutat de Montacada Chess Tournament, GM Lazaro Bruzon will be top seeded in another topen event in Spain. The XXXI Open Internacional de Barbera del Valles 2008 starts July 4th and will continue until July 13th. A total of 31 titled players will join the competition.

Ciutat de Montacada Chess Tournament

Ciutat de Montacada Chess Tournament

The strong chess tournament Ciutat de Montacada will take place 25th of June – 3rd of July. It will feature strong players from 14 countries. GM Bruzon will be the top seeded.

Turkish İş Bank Chess League

Turkish İş Bank Chess League

The Turkish first chess division, İş Bank Chess League, is going to take place in İzmit (the eastern neighbour of İstanbul) between June 23 – July 3. It features strong international participation.

Strong chess tournament starts in Spain

Strong chess tournament starts in Spain

A strong open traditional tournament starts today, June 21st, in Spain. It will feature 124 players from 15 countries, with 12 GMs, 10 IMs, and a total of 30 titled players. Top seeded will be GM Serggy Fedorchuk (UKR, ELO 2671), followed by the medalist from the ETCC GM Alexander Delchev (BUL, ELO 2639), and GM Nidjjt Memedov (AZE, ELO 2577).

Biel Chess Festival 2008

Biel Chess Festival 2008

The 41st Biel International Chess Festival will take place 19th July – 1st August 2008 in Switzerland. It will be a double round robin tournament and will feature some of the fastest progressing players in the world.

Arctic Chess Challenge 2008

Arctic Chess Challenge 2008

Right when Magnus Carlsen is climbing towards the top of the FIDE list, one of the most important chess events in Norway is coming up. The Arctic Chess Challenge 2008 will take place 2-10 August in Tromsø, Norway.

15th Open Echternach

15th Open Echternach

So far, 220 players have registered but the organisers expect to comfortably reach more than 300 participants. Top rated are GM Daniel Fridman (GER 2640), GM Konstantin Landa (RUS 2633), GM Andrei Istratescu (ROM 2617), GM Alexander Berelovich (UKR 2596), GM Vladimir Epishin (RUS 2566), GM Philipp Schlosser (GER 2563), GM Felix Levin (GER 2546), GM Namig Guliyev (AZE 2542), GM Gennadi Ginsburg (GER 2514)

Las Vegas Chess Festival 2008

Las Vegas Chess Festival 2008

The 2008 Las Vegas International Chess Festival will take place June 5
to 8, 2008, in Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. The traditional
event will feature the National Open, the Susan Polgar Championship,
free lectures by many titled players and exciting simuls.

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