The purpose of the tournament is to raise awareness, motivate and encourage the practice of the beloved sport. Furthermore, chess officials from Peru intend to promote their country as one of the main organizers of high-level tournaments in South America.
Reggio Emilia started as a small local tournament back in 1958, but later sprouted into prominent happening in the early 90′s, when both Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov sat on the stage. List of the Reggio Emilia winners is outstanding, Viswanathan Anand, Anatoly Karpov, Nona Gaprindashvili, Lajos Portish, Ulf Andersson, Rafael Vaganian, to mention a few. GM Zoltan Almasi is back to defend last year’s trophy.
The chess record attempt will take place during the match Kamsky – Topalov in Sofia The Expo playing hall On Februrary 21st 2009, during the Kamsky – Topalov match in Sofia, GM Kiril Georgiev will make a Guiness record attempt facing 450 players in a simul. For the unique event a labyrinth of chess boards [...]
The Blue & Gold Chess Club in collaboration with the Royal College Chess Club has the honor of inviting all Chess players to participate in the inaugural “The Royal Challenge International Chess Tournament” under the auspices of the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka, from January 9 (arrival) to 15, 2009 (departure) at the Royal College Union Office, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Twin Towns Resort, Tweed Heads, Gold Coast 20-26 June 2009 by Graeme Gardiner, Organiser of Oceania Zonal Chess The Oceania Zonal chess tournament will take place in the Twin Towns Resort, Tweed Heads, Gold Coast 20-26 June 2009. The Oceania Zonal is the official World Cup qualifying event for the Oceania Region of FIDE. It [...]
Seven months in advance, already 17 Grandmasters are signed in, including the 2007 shared-winner Vladimir Malakhov and 2008 winner Sergei Tiviakov.
The Victoria Chess Club will hold once again the Victoria Chess Festival. This will be the 4th edition of the tournament and the central event will be the Grand Pacific Open 2009.
The 2009 Linares chess tournament will take place February 18 – March 8, 2009, in Linares, Spain. This 26th edition of Torneo Internacional “Ciudad de Linares” will be played only in Spain. The Morelia site will not be on the agenda this year, but the organizers have confirmed that in 2009 the Mexican city will rejoin the competition again.
Singapore Masters International Open Tournament 2008 participants The 5th Singapore Masters International Open Tournament 2008 will take place December 10-14 in Teck Ghee Community Club, Singapore. In total 13 GMs, 15 IMs, and 56 players from 12 countries will participate. Here is the full list of participants. 1 GM Kuzubov Kuriy UKR 2622 2 GM [...]
The Championship will be held in Budva, Montenegro from March 5th (day of arrival) until March 19th (day of departure) 2009. The tournament hall is Congress hall in “Splendid spa and resort hotel”.