The chess festival will take place in Zafra, Spain The third edition of Festivat Internacional Ruy Lopez 2009 will take place in Zafra, Spain, 12-21 June 2009. It will have a very similar lineup to last year, with GM Michael Adams, GM Ivan Cheparinov, GM Fabiano Caruna (winner in 2008), and GM Humpy Koneru, GM [...]
XXXII Open Internacional de ajedrez Barbera del Valles will take place July 4th – 12th, 2009, in SPain. It will be a nine round swiss tournament with the participation of 30 titled players. Top seeded is GM Csaba Balogh (HUN 2609, photo). His strongest contenders are GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez and GM Fernando Peralta.
The new king of Australian Chess, GM Zong Yuan Zhao will be replacing the old king of Australian chess, GM Ian Rogers, who held that title for some 25 years (Ian Rogers will be present to commentate and front the media). Zong Yuan will not have things all his own way however, as David Smerdon, holding four GM norms…
The Zonal 2.5 Chess tournament will take place from 10th to 18th of June in Asuncion, Paraguay. It is qualification for the World Cup 2009 and two players from the event will go to Khanty Mansiysk.
Participants: IM Almira Skripchenko 2449, IM Sophie Millet 2379, WGM Maria Leconte 2334, IM Silvia Collas 2316, WFM Nino Maisuradze 2261 and WFM Pauline Guichard 2257.
Sergei Tiviakov (Netherlands), Igor Kurnosov, Alexander Fomiynh, Roman Ovechkin, Sergey Vokarev, Andrey Rychagov, Evgeny Vorobev (all from Russia), Amon Simutowe (Zambia), Anuar Ismagambetov, Serikbay Temirbayev, Rustam Khusnutdinov (Kazakhstan), Yuri Kuzubov, Gennady Timoschenko, Yuri Drozovski, Natalia Zdebskaja, Yuslov Zinchenko, Alexander Zubarev (Ukraine) etc
A unique Chess Olympiad will take place from 20th to 27th of June, 2009. Ten small European countries will compete on a national level for the “Small Olympics” title.
This will be the first event for GM Bauer after the successful campaign in the French Top 16, where he managed to lead his team to a historical first place. Right before that competition GM Bauer was commenting live for you the games from Mtel Masters.
The Cuban grandmaster Leinier Dominguez will be the top player in the 2009 Capablanca Memorial. Dominguez, winner of the 2008 edition of the tournament and frequent participant in the 2009 Grand Slam tournaments, will have a difficult task in this year’s closed group. His opponents will be Artyon Timofeev, Boris Savchenko, Igor Khenkin, Georg Meier, and his compatriot Lazaro Bruzon.
The Indian national rapid chess championship, organized by the Cyber Chess Academy, has started in Hyderabad. The competition will take place June 2-5 and it will be 11 rounds competition with time control 25 min + 10 sec. The competition will be followed by the national blitz event, with time control 3 min + 2 sec.