Hoogeveen Chess Tournament 2016
Hoogeveen Chess Tournament 2016

GM Gupta Wins Hoogeveen Open

The Hoogeveen Masters Tournament was not the only thing going on in Hoogeveen, the Hoogeveen Open also concluded on Saturday 22nd October. It saw Indian Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta take victory with an impressive 7½ points from the 9 rounds. Gupta had performed very consistently throughout the tournament, and really had […check it out!]

Hoogeveen Chess Tournament 2016
Hoogeveen Chess Tournament 2016

Hoogeveen Chess Tournament Opens

The Hoogeveen Chess Tournament got underway in the Netherlands over the weekend. Located in the province of Drenthe (‘dren-ter’), Hoogeveen (hoe-ger-vein) has hosted chess players for this event since 1997. The tournament has seen a few guises, but now sees an international ‘Open’ event, contested over nine rounds and two […check it out!]

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Basamro Chess Tournament 2016

Timman Beats Karpov in Murmansk

Between October 6th and 9th, a match took place between the 12th World Chess Champion, Anatoly Karpov of Russia and Dutch Grandmaster Jan Timman. The match was held in Murmansk, Russia, as part of the Basamro Chess Tournament. This tournament sees junior chess teams competing against each other. The event […check it out!]

photo of Pavel Eljanov
Isle of Man International 2016

Eljanov Wins in Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a small island in the UK. It is actually located in the Irish Sea, between Great Britain and Ireland. Largely unpopulated, the Isle of Man boasts amazing landscapes and is home to 17 national glens branching from the sea, as well as numerous gardens, parks […check it out!]

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Tal Memorial 2016

Nepomniatchi Wins Tal Memorial

The Tal Memorial concluded in Moscow, with Ian Nepomniachtchi crowned the winner. The final round was played on Thursday October 6th. It saw only one decisive round, which was Shakhriyar Mamedyarov’s nice win over Vladimir Kramnik. Mamedyarov, playing White, clearly intended to sharpen play with his 19.g4(!?) but Kramnik seemed […check it out!]