Thursday, July 18, 2013 16:40
Abhijeet Gupta won the 2013 Commonwealth Open Chess Championship in Port Elizabeth, South-Africa on Sunday. The 23-year-old grandmaster from India edged out Sergey Fedorchuk of Ukraine and Sergey Tiviakov of the Netherlands on tiebreak (Buchholz) after all three finished their tournament on 9/11.
Abhijeet Gupta | Photo © John Saunders
The 2013 ...
Sunday, March 03, 2013 12:03
The 29th Cappelle la Grande tournament finished in an 8-way tie for first place. Sanan Sjugirov (Russia) eged out Parimarjan Negi (India), Maxim Rodshtein (Israel), Sergey Fedorchuk (Ukraine), Eric Hansen (Canada), Vlad-Christian Jianu (Romania), Alexei Fedorov (Belarus) and Yuri Vovk (Ukraine) on tie-break after all finished on 7/9.
Friday, August 10, 2012 12:00
Anton Korobov won the Ukrainian Championship in Kiev convincingly, finishing a point ahead of Alexander Areshchenko and Andrei Volokitin. Korobov's 8/11 was good for a 2831 TPR. Top seed Ruslan Ponomariov finished on 4th place with 6/11.
Anton Korobov is the new Ukrainian Champion | Photo © Ukrainian Championship on Facebook
Thursday, August 02, 2012 15:29
Andrei Volokitin is leading the Ukrainian Championship in Kiev after six rounds of play. The 26-year-old grandmaster from Lviv started the tournament with the excellent score of 5/6 and a 2929 performance. Anton Korobov is in second place, a full point behind the leader while Pavel Eljanov and Ruslan Ponomariov are to be found further down the...
Friday, January 06, 2012 12:18
Andrei Volokitin beat Viktor Laznicka in the final of the Donostia-San Sebastian Chess Festival on Thursday. The Ukrainian grandmaster, who won both his games against his opponent from the Czech Republic, received a cheque of €20,000 and an electric bike.
Volokitin on his electric bike | All photos © David Llada and Anastasiya Karlovich
Friday, December 30, 2011 11:26
The San Sebastian tournament is well on its way, with its unique format: players facing each other with two boards and two sets of pieces at the same time. One of the participants is GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who found the time to return to his blog at ChessVibes and posted not one but two new posts!
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, watching (and playing...