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News ‘January, 2009’

Schach Bundesliga weekend rounds 10 and 11

Schach Bundesliga weekend rounds 10 and 11

After the winter break, the 10th and 11th round of the German Schachbundesliga takes place. Many strong grandmasters will participate in this weekends edition. A total of 128 top quality games will be played in the chase for this year’s title.

Remembering Bobby Fischer

Remembering Bobby Fischer

On the initiative of IO Miladin Mitrovic, the city of Pancevo is organizing Invitational Rapid Tournament dedicated to the memory of the chess genius Robert Bobby Fischer. The tournament of 9 rounds, with time control of 15 minutes per player, will take place on Saturday, 31st January.

Gibraltar Chess Festival 2009

Gibraltar Chess Festival 2009

A record 199 players from 36 countries, including 35 Grand Masters, arrive at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar today for the 7th Gibtelecom International Chess Festival which runs from 27th January through 5th February.

Chess Festival Moscow Open 2009

Chess Festival Moscow Open 2009

The festival consists of 7 separate tournaments: Open A, Open B, women Open C, school chess champions tournament Open D, school chess teams tournament Open E, The Cup of Rector of RSSU for chess teams of Universities – Open F, World Cup on chess compositions solving – Open G. Anna Muzychuk and Artyom Timofeev to defend the title.

Karpov – Ghaem Maghami match in Tehran

Karpov – Ghaem Maghami match in Tehran

The Iranian Chess Federation has the honor to organize the Combined Match between the former world champion GM Anatoly Karpov of Russia and GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami of Iran from 26 January till 03 February 2009 in Tehran.

Bansko Ski and Chess tournament

Bansko Ski and Chess tournament

28.2 – 02.3 in Bansko The Bansko Ski and chess will take place 28/2 – 2/3 2009 in the ski resort of Bansko. The event is organized by eventravel. The single room package for 3 days (2 nights) is 160 eur, double rooms are at 100 eur, and Deluxe rooms are at 115 eur. Kids [...]

Polish Chess Championship 2009

Polish Chess Championship 2009

The Polish Chess Championship is set to take place from 26th January to 8th February in the small village of Chotowa in south-eastern Poland. The Championship experienced serious setback when a number of national’s leading Grandmasters, like Bartosz Soćko, Michal Krasenkow, Tomasz Markowski and Robert Kempiński, have canceled participation for various reasons.

7th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament

7th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament

The 7th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament is going to take place January 11 – 19, 2009 in the Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. 21 GMs, 34 IMs, and a total of 423 players will participate in the event. Top seeded are two of the strongest Indian chess grandmasters – GM Negi and GM Ganguly.

VI Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez – José De Diego

VI Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez – José De Diego

The tournament will take place from Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19 at Centro de Capacitación Deportiva y Recreativa (CECADER), Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Aguadilla is known as the “Garden of the Atlantic”. The name comes from the colorful sponges and marine life prevalent in this area. It is also internationally known for its world-class surfing beaches.

2009 Queenstown Chess Classic

2009 Queenstown Chess Classic

The 2009 Queenstown Chess Classic is a 10-round internationally rated tournament, open to all players. In cooperation with the New Zealand Chess Federation (NZCF), this 2009 Queenstown Chess Classic will also incorporate the official 116th New Zealand Chess Championships. This event has a famous history, being the oldest continuously staged national championship in the world.

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