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European Championship: 10 players in the lead, 7 defaulted
Monday, March 26, 2012 10:01
Going into the first (and only) rest day, a group of 10 grandmasters is sharing first place at the European Championship in Plovdiv: Sergei Azarov, Laurent Fressinet, Ernesto Inarkiev, Gawain Jones, Denis Khismatullin, Anton Korobov, Yuriy Kuzubov, Maxim Matlakov, Arkadij Naiditsch and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. 7 players lost by default in round 6...
Gawain Jones leads European Championship after four rounds
Friday, March 23, 2012 22:01
Gawain Jones is the only player with a 100% score after four rounds at the European Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The English grandmaster, who runs a blog that can be read here at ChessVibes, is half a point ahead of a group of twenty grandmasters. Gawain Jones leads in Plovdiv | Photo © John Saunders; all other photos by Svoboda Chankova, ...
European Championship starts with many upsets
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:38
The European Championship started on Tuesday in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. There was quite a number of upsets in the first round: IM Filiop Pancevski beat GM Andrei Volokitin, FM David Klein won against GM Ivan Saric and IM Evgenija Ovod defeated GM Eltaj Safarli, to name a few. Besides, the new ECU dress code is in effect at the tournament. A scene from...
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 13:56
The 34th Bulgarian Open Chess Championship 2012, also known as the Georgi Tringov Memorial, was won by Ivan Cheparinov. The tournament was organised by the Bulgarian Chess Federation, the Chess Club Lokomotiv Plovdiv and the Plovdiv Municipality. It took place 29th January - 5th February in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and had more than 250 participants. Top...