Already more than 200 players have registered to take participation and among them are nine Grandmasters. Borki Predojevic from BIH is top-seeded, followed by the Argentinian GM Ruben Felgaer. The prize fund of 11.000 EUR will be distributed within many rating and age categories.
The third edition of the Mumbai Mayor’s Cup chess tournament will commence on 2nd June and continue over eleven rounds of Swiss system until 10th June. The event, which is being organised by Venus Chess Academy and conducted by the Bombay Chess Association, will be held at the Goregaon Sports Club.
By Adolivio Capece, exclusive for Chessdom.com
Mitropa Cup 2010 will take place May 29 to June 6 in Chur (Switzerland). It will include the participation of Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, and Hungary.
The competition will begin with a simul by Viktor Korchnoi against 30 opponents. Find the full list of players below.
The Mitropa Cup is the annual team chess tournament for national teams from Central Europe. The word Mitropa is a derivative of German Mittel Europa (Central Europe). The idea of the Mitropa Cup came from Gertrude Wagner (1925-2009) She, together with her husband Karl and the president of the Austrian Chess Federation Kurt Jungwirth were the founders and organizers of the tournament.
The fourth edition of the Ruy Lopez International Festival is set to take place on 11-19th June in Villafranca de los Barros, Extremadura, Spain. Numerous events are planned, some of them being youth and amateur tournaments, lectures, master tournament, meetings, rapid open.
After providing a historic boost to chess in Orissa last year(June 7 to 14), SCS International Open Grand Master Chess Tournament is back again to carry the momentum to greater heights. The second edition of the tournament, the biggest of its kind in Asia, will be organized by Star Chess School, under the auspices of Orissa Chess Ad-hoc Committee and All India Chess Federation at hotel Swosti Plaza in Bhubaneswar from May 22 to 30, 2010.
The Russian State Social University and the Moscow Chess Federation in co-operation with the Russian Chess Federation and under the aegis of FIDE will organize the 2010 Women’s World Chess Blitz Championship from September 15 to September 18, 2010. The Prize fund for the Semi Final is 13 750 euros. The Prize fund for the Final is 50 000 euros.
Top seed in the men’s group is Hao Wang, who had recently won Bosna chess tournament, one of the world’s strongest open events. Bu Xiangzhi (photo), Ni Hua and Zhou Jianchao also participating. WGM Ju Wenjun is progressing rapidly after the 2008 Women’s World Championship and is the top rated contestant in the women’s championship.
Argentina, Perú, Guatemala, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, México, Venezuela and Colombia will participate in the 2010 Pan American chess games. It is an event with two groups – U20 Open and U20 Girls that is taking place May 20 – 26 in Cali, Columbia.
Twenty nations have entered to date the 11th World University Chess Championship, taking place from 5 to 11 September 2010. The field reflects the universal interest enjoyed by the Royal Game all over the world. Apart from the classical chess nations from Europe, the Far East is excellently represented by China, Japan, Indonesia and Mongolia. Almost as strong is the entry from the Middle East, featuring Lebanon, Iran and Israel. Africa has entered Nigeria and Algeria. Countries from the Americas are so far absent from the list, but the organising committee is confident that Brazil and Cuba will send in their applications soon.
The top Greek male and female chess players – members of chess clubs in the Aegean region – will be declared the Man and Woman Aegean Champion 2010 respectively. For a limited number of contestants – the ones that have entered their participation for the event by the 30th of June 2010 the latest – the organizers can offer a special discount price.