THE WEEK IN CHESS 819 19th July 2010 by Mark Crowther

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Contents

1) Introduction
2) Dortmund 2010
3) 43rd Biel International Chess Festival 2010
4) US Women and Junior Championships 2010
5) International Championship of Slovakia
6) Leiden Chess Festival
7) Canadian Open Chess Championship 2010
8) Najdorf Festival Warsaw
9) Macedonia Open Championship
10) 5th Nana Aleksandria Cup
11) Aarhus Chess Summer
12) La Fere Open
13) MGU Opens Sofia
14) Scottish Championship 2010
15) 7th South Wales International
16) XXVIII Andorra International Chess Open
17) XXX Villa de Benasque Open
18) 85th Argentine Championships
19) First Saturday July 2010
20) 2nd Nettetal-Open
21) Swiss Championship
22) 2nd Leros Open
23) Rethymno Open
24) 3rd Paracin Chess Festival
25) Paraguayan Championship
26) 21st Czech Open
27) XI Figueres Open "Miquel Mas"
28) 32nd Oberwart Open
29) 1st Vaujany International Chess Festival
30) Dresden ZMDI-Open
31) Turkish Women's Championship
32) "Maria Albulet" Memorial
33) Polideportivo de Galapagar Open 2010
34) XIV "Battle Of Senta 1697"
35) Satu Mare Romanian Open
36) Ikaros Chess Festival (Aegean Open) 2010
37) 33rd Taminco Open
38) Championnat International de Paris 2010
39) Irish Championships
40) British Championships
41) Lake Sevan Tournament
42) Forthcoming Events and Links

Games Section
Dortmund 2010121 games
43rd Biel International Chess Festival 20105 games
US Women and Junior Championships 201060 games
International Championship of Slovakia163 games
Leiden Chess Festival88 games
Canadian Open Chess Championship 2010211 games
Najdorf Festival Warsaw112 games
Macedonia Open Championship48 games
5th Nana Aleksandria Cup164 games
Aarhus Chess Summer29 games
La Fere Open466 games
MGU Opens Sofia129 games
Scottish Championship 201060 games
7th South Wales International110 games
XXVIII Andorra International Chess Open44 games
XXX Villa de Benasque Open25 games
85th Argentine Championships113 games
First Saturday July 201027 games
2nd Nettetal-Open296 games
Swiss Championship45 games
3rd Paracin Chess Festival191 games
Paraguayan Championship161 games
Championnat International de Paris 201030 games
Lake Sevan Tournament45 games
2743 games

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1) Introduction

My thanks to Luiz Roberto Da Costa Jr, Luis Blasco de la Cruz, Mitko Iliev, Zenon Franco Ocampos, Dave Clayton, Emmanuel Variniac, Juergen Daniel, Stanislaw Zawadzki, Olivier Breisacher, Ivan Kocovski and everyone else who helped with the issue.

Well a huge amount of chess this week. So much so I'll probably spend much of early next week catching up with the material I had to leave out. There is also top level chess. The Dortmund Chess Tournament has reached its half way stage and there has been something of a blood bath this year. At the half way stage everyone has lost at least one game. Ruslan Ponomariov leads with 3.5/5 half a point clear of the new boy Le Quang Liem and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. The Biel Chess Festival Young Masters is underway and the first round took place today. Looks a very interesting tournament. There was a lot more this week including Luke McShane's win in Canada but far too much to go into.

Hope you enjoy this issue.

Mark

2) Dortmund 2010

The Sparkassen Chess-Meeting in Dortmund takes place 15th - 25th July 2010. Former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik is the top seed. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Leko, Arkadij Naiditsch and the winner of the Aeroflot Open Le Quang Liem compete.

Official site: http://www.sparkassen-chess-meeting.de/2010/

Sparkassen GM Dortmund (GER), 15-25 vii 2010 cat. XX (2731)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2734 * * 0 . 1 . 1 . ½ . 1 . 2879
2. Le Quang Liem g VIE 2681 1 . * * 0 . ½ . ½ . 1 . 3 2812
3. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2761 0 . 1 . * * ½ . 1 . ½ . 3 2796
4. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2790 0 . ½ . ½ . * * 1 . ½ . 2718
5. Naiditsch, Arkadij g GER 2684 ½ . ½ . 0 . 0 . * * ½ . 2591
6. Leko, Peter g HUN 2734 0 . 0 . ½ . ½ . ½ . * * 2581

Round 1 (July 15, 2010)
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Leko, Peter 1-0 57 C45 Scotch Game
Kramnik, Vladimir - Le Quang Liem ½-½ 64 D19 Slav Defence
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 47 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 2 (July 16, 2010)
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 36 E00 Catalan
Le Quang Liem - Naiditsch, Arkadij ½-½ 35 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Leko, Peter - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 50 E62 King's Indian 6...Nc6
Round 3 (July 17, 2010)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Le Quang Liem 1-0 53 D11 Slav Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir - Leko, Peter ½-½ 47 E06 Catalan
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Ponomariov, Ruslan ½-½ 82 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 4 (July 18, 2010)
Le Quang Liem - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0 52 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 31 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Leko, Peter ½-½ 55 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Round 5 (July 19, 2010)
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0 51 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Kramnik, Vladimir - Naiditsch, Arkadij 1-0 51 E04 Catalan
Leko, Peter - Le Quang Liem 0-1 59 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Helmut Kohls It Dortmund (GER), 15-25 vii 2010 cat. VII (2406)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Mainka, Romuald g GER 2484 * . ½ . ½ . . . . 1 2 2542
2. Schaefer, Markus m GER 2382 . * . . . ½ ½ 1 . . 2 2556
3. Zelbel, Patrick f GER 2345 ½ . * . . ½ . . 1 . 2 2563
4. Kotainy, Jens GER 2299 . . . * . ½ ½ . 1 . 2 2506
5. Klyuner, Vyacheslav UKR 2443 ½ . . . * . . . ½ 1 2 2556
6. Schmittdiel, Eckhard g GER 2485 . ½ ½ ½ . * . . . . 2342
7. Webb, Laurence E f ENG 2313 . ½ . ½ . . * ½ . . 2392
8. Saltaev, Mihail g UZB 2495 . 0 . . . . ½ * . ½ 1 2261
9. Voicu, Carmen wg ROU 2346 . . 0 0 ½ . . . * . ½ 2089
10. Mladenov, Svetlin BUL 2463 0 . . . 0 . . ½ . * ½ 2201
Round 1 (July 15, 2010)
Mainka, Romuald - Mladenov, Svetlin 1-0 48 B47 Sicilian Paulsen
Schaefer, Markus - Saltaev, Mihail 1-0 34 B18 Caro Kann
Schmittdiel, Eckhard - Zelbel, Patrick ½-½ 43 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Webb, Laurence E - Kotainy, Jens ½-½ 43 C02 French Advance
Voicu, Carmen - Klyuner, Vyacheslav ½-½ 81 B07 Pirc Defence
Round 2 (July 17, 2010)
Schaefer, Markus - Webb, Laurence E ½-½ 19 C55 Two Knights Defence
Zelbel, Patrick - Voicu, Carmen 1-0 49 B22 Sicilian Alapin
Kotainy, Jens - Schmittdiel, Eckhard ½-½ 40 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Klyuner, Vyacheslav - Mainka, Romuald ½-½ 31 B22 Sicilian Alapin
Saltaev, Mihail - Mladenov, Svetlin ½-½ 35 B84 Sicilian Scheveningen
Round 3 (July 18, 2010)
Mainka, Romuald - Zelbel, Patrick ½-½ 22 C63 Ruy Lopez Schliemann
Schmittdiel, Eckhard - Schaefer, Markus ½-½ 31 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Webb, Laurence E - Saltaev, Mihail ½-½ 21 B13 Caro Kann Exchange
Voicu, Carmen - Kotainy, Jens 0-1 31 C00 French Defence
Mladenov, Svetlin - Klyuner, Vyacheslav 0-1 47 B07 Pirc Defence

3) 43rd Biel International Chess Festival 2010

The 43rd Biel International Chess Festival takes place 17th-30th July 2010. There will be 9 events including a strong Open, Fischer, Rapid and blitz tournaments and of course the traditional closed tournament. This year they have decided to go with a tournament of youngsters and with the talent around at the moment they probably couldn't have chosen a better moment.

Official site with full details: http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/

YGM Biel (SUI), 19-28 vii 2010 cat. XVII (2658)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Rodshtein, Maxim g ISR 2609 * . . . . . . . . 1 1
2. So, Wesley g PHI 2674 . * . . . . . . 1 . 1
3. Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2650 . . * . . ½ . . . . ½ 2617
4. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2697 . . . * . . . ½ . . ½ 2723
5. Giri, Anish g NED 2672 . . . . * . ½ . . . ½ 2708
6. Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son g VIE 2617 . . ½ . . * . . . . ½ 2650
7. Tomashevsky, Evgeny g RUS 2708 . . . . ½ . * . . . ½ 2672
8. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2723 . . . ½ . . . * . . ½ 2697
9. Howell, David W L g ENG 2616 . 0 . . . . . . * . 0
10. Negi, Parimarjan g IND 2615 0 . . . . . . . . * 0
Round 1 (July 19, 2010)
Rodshtein, Maxim - Negi, Parimarjan 1-0 30 E04 Catalan
Andreikin, Dmitry - Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son ½-½ 28 C15 French Winawer
Giri, Anish - Tomashevsky, Evgeny ½-½ 28 E11 Bogo Indian Defence
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 44 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
Howell, David W L - So, Wesley 0-1 32 B13 Caro Kann Exchange

4) US Women and Junior Championships 2010

The US Women and Junior Championships 2010 takes place in St Louis 10th-20th July 2010.

US Champs Women and Juniors 2010 (Saint Louis USA)

Sat 10th Jul 2010 - Tue 20th Jul 2010 - Official Site - Live

Women (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:120m:60m) - Games in PGN: Women | Women Live

Junior (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:120m:60m) - Games in PGN: Junior | Junior Live

ch-USA w St Louis USA (USA), 10-19 vii 2010 cat. III (2308)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Krush, Irina m USA 2476 * ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 . 7 2638
2. Zatonskih, Anna m USA 2470 ½ * ½ 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 7 2622
3. Abrahamyan, Tatev wf USA 2310 0 ½ * 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 2557
4. Melekhina, Alisa wm USA 2265 0 0 0 * ½ 1 . 1 1 1 2365
5. Rohonyan, Katerina wg USA 2319 0 0 . ½ * 0 1 1 1 1 2349
6. Baginskaite, Camilla wg USA 2343 ½ 0 0 0 1 * 0 ½ . 1 3 2234
7. Zenyuk, Iryna wf USA 2236 0 0 0 . 0 1 * 1 0 1 3 2235
8. Foisor, Sabina-Francesca wg USA 2317 0 . 0 0 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 2145
9. Marinello, Beatriz M wm USA 2160 0 0 0 0 0 . 1 0 * ½ 2070
10. Marshall, Abby wf USA 2182 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ * ½ 1858
Round 3 (July 12, 2010)
Zatonskih, Anna - Krush, Irina ½-½ 33 A61 Benoni
Abrahamyan, Tatev - Melekhina, Alisa 1-0 55 C55 Two Knights Defence
Rohonyan, Katerina - Baginskaite, Camilla 0-1 32 D38 QGD Ragozin
Marinello, Beatriz M - Zenyuk, Iryna 1-0 46 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Marshall, Abby - Foisor, Sabina-Francesca 0-1 64 B27 Sicilian Early Fianchetto
Round 4 (July 13, 2010)
Krush, Irina - Rohonyan, Katerina 1-0 49 D15 Slav Defence
Melekhina, Alisa - Zatonskih, Anna 0-1 74 B04 Alekhine's Defence
Zenyuk, Iryna - Abrahamyan, Tatev 0-1 36 A58 Volga Gambit
Foisor, Sabina-Francesca - Baginskaite, Camilla ½-½ 53 D38 QGD Ragozin
Marshall, Abby - Marinello, Beatriz M ½-½ 50 B13 Caro Kann Exchange
Round 5 (July 14, 2010)
Zatonskih, Anna - Zenyuk, Iryna 1-0 41 A45 Trompowsky
Abrahamyan, Tatev - Marshall, Abby 1-0 41 C58 Two Knights Defence
Rohonyan, Katerina - Melekhina, Alisa ½-½ 38 C44 Scotch Gambit
Baginskaite, Camilla - Krush, Irina ½-½ 12 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Marinello, Beatriz M - Foisor, Sabina-Francesca 0-1 48 D04 Queen's Pawn Game
Round 6 (July 15, 2010)
Melekhina, Alisa - Baginskaite, Camilla 1-0 34 C46 Four Knights
Zenyuk, Iryna - Rohonyan, Katerina 0-1 49 D15 Slav Defence
Foisor, Sabina-Francesca - Krush, Irina 0-1 35 D20 QGA
Marinello, Beatriz M - Abrahamyan, Tatev 0-1 32 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Marshall, Abby - Zatonskih, Anna 0-1 68 B13 Caro Kann Exchange
Round 7 (July 17, 2010)
Krush, Irina - Melekhina, Alisa 1-0 34 E98 King's Indian Classical
Zatonskih, Anna - Marinello, Beatriz M 1-0 50 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Abrahamyan, Tatev - Foisor, Sabina-Francesca 1-0 52 B35 Sicilian Defence
Rohonyan, Katerina - Marshall, Abby 1-0 48 D07 Tchigorin Defence
Baginskaite, Camilla - Zenyuk, Iryna 0-1 46 A57 Volga Gambit
Round 8 (July 18, 2010)
Abrahamyan, Tatev - Zatonskih, Anna ½-½ 58 B19 Caro Kann
Zenyuk, Iryna - Krush, Irina 0-1 23 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Foisor, Sabina-Francesca - Melekhina, Alisa 0-1 45 E92 King's Indian Classical
Marinello, Beatriz M - Rohonyan, Katerina 0-1 47 B06 Modern Defence
Marshall, Abby - Baginskaite, Camilla 0-1 52 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
ch-USA Junior St Louis USA (USA), 10-19 vii 2010 cat. V (2372)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Robson, Ray g USA 2562 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ . 1 6 2550
2. Zhao, Parker USA 2267 0 * 1 1 1 . 1 0 1 ½ 2522
3. Shankland, Samuel L m USA 2513 ½ 0 * 1 1 1 ½ . 0 1 5 2446
4. Yang, Darwin f USA 2396 ½ 0 0 * . ½ 1 1 1 1 5 2488
5. Rosen, Eric S USA 2179 ½ 0 0 . * ½ 0 1 1 1 4 2393
6. Bryant, John Daniel f USA 2403 0 . 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 0 1 4 2381
7. Zierk, Steven C f USA 2385 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 * 1 1 . 2335
8. Holt, Conrad f USA 2402 ½ 1 . 0 0 0 0 * 1 ½ 3 2264
9. Harper, Warren f USA 2304 . 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 3 2270
10. Hughes, Tyler B USA 2312 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 . ½ 0 * 1 2056
Round 3 (July 12, 2010)
Zhao, Parker - Yang, Darwin 1-0 47 C00 French Defence
Bryant, John Daniel - Shankland, Samuel L 0-1 57 B19 Caro Kann
Zierk, Steven C - Robson, Ray 0-1 46 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Holt, Conrad - Rosen, Eric S 0-1 27 E34 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Harper, Warren - Hughes, Tyler B 1-0 33 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Round 4 (July 13, 2010)
Robson, Ray - Shankland, Samuel L ½-½ 31 B19 Caro Kann
Yang, Darwin - Harper, Warren 1-0 60 E29 Nimzo Indian Saemisch
Rosen, Eric S - Zhao, Parker 0-1 45 B23 Sicilian Closed
Zierk, Steven C - Holt, Conrad 1-0 40 C01 French Exchange
Hughes, Tyler B - Bryant, John Daniel 0-1 44 A60 Modern Benoni
Round 5 (July 14, 2010)
Zhao, Parker - Zierk, Steven C 1-0 79 A80 Dutch
Shankland, Samuel L - Hughes, Tyler B 1-0 60 E68 King's Indian Fianchetto
Bryant, John Daniel - Yang, Darwin ½-½ 28 C00 French Defence
Holt, Conrad - Robson, Ray ½-½ 30 E35 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Harper, Warren - Rosen, Eric S 0-1 52 E20 Nimzo Indian
Round 6 (July 15, 2010)
Robson, Ray - Hughes, Tyler B 1-0 41 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Yang, Darwin - Shankland, Samuel L 0-1 43 D10 Slav Defence
Rosen, Eric S - Bryant, John Daniel ½-½ 60 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Zierk, Steven C - Harper, Warren 1-0 48 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Holt, Conrad - Zhao, Parker 1-0 35 D11 Slav Defence
Round 7 (July 17, 2010)
Zhao, Parker - Robson, Ray 0-1 35 E98 King's Indian Classical
Shankland, Samuel L - Rosen, Eric S 1-0 41 D58 Queens Gambit Tartakover
Bryant, John Daniel - Zierk, Steven C 1-0 49 A00 Irregular Openings
Harper, Warren - Holt, Conrad 0-1 42 B14 Caro Kann Panov
Hughes, Tyler B - Yang, Darwin 0-1 26 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Round 8 (July 18, 2010)
Robson, Ray - Yang, Darwin ½-½ 25 D46 Semi-Slav Defence
Zhao, Parker - Harper, Warren 1-0 66 C00 French Defence
Rosen, Eric S - Hughes, Tyler B 1-0 43 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Zierk, Steven C - Shankland, Samuel L ½-½ 51 B19 Caro Kann
Holt, Conrad - Bryant, John Daniel 0-1 34 E90 King's Indian Classical

5) International Championship of Slovakia

The International Championship of Slovakia took place 10th-18th July 2010. Robert Cvek edged out Arkadiusz Leniart, Marian Jurcik and Eva Repkova on tie-break after all scored 7/9.

Official site: http://www.livechess.sk/en/

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr33623.aspx

International Championship of Slovakia Open A Banska Stiavnica (SVK), 10-18 vii 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
Rk.NameTiFEDRtgIPts.TB1TB2
1Cvek RobertGMCZE24737,047,536,0
2Leniart ArkadiuszIMPOL24237,047,036,5
3Jurcik MarianIMSVK24847,047,035,5
4Repkova EvaIMSVK24347,045,035,5
5Gleizerov EvgenyGMRUS25736,546,534,0
6Petrik TomasGMSVK25326,544,031,0
7Butkiewicz LukaszPOL23756,544,031,0
8Likavsky TomasGMSVK24406,543,031,5
9Kantorik MarianIMSVK23796,540,529,5
10Konnyu JanosIMHUN23536,052,037,0
11De Marchi OlivierFRA22126,044,026,5
12Pacher MilanFMSVK24176,041,030,0
13Vavrak PeterIMSVK24675,550,035,5
14Hrabusa MatejSVK22965,546,029,0
15Michalik PeterIMSVK24535,545,034,0
16Varga DavidFMSVK23305,542,530,5
17Petran PeterIMSVK23395,542,529,0
18Luch MichalIMPOL23875,542,030,0
19Priehoda VitezslavIMCZE23805,541,527,5
20Pecha TomasCZE21875,540,528,0
21Maslik MiroslavSVK24125,540,028,0
22Vrana FrantisekFMCZE22955,537,525,0
23Nemcova KaterinaWGMCZE22825,537,023,0
24Pagerka MartinSVK22155,537,022,5
25Machalova MariaWFMSVK22065,535,523,0
26Kocetkova JuliaWGMSVK23025,045,027,5
27Petenyi TamasFMSVK23755,042,527,0
28Klenburg MikhailIMUKR24375,042,523,5
29Horvath JuliaWIMHUN22125,042,026,0
30Talla VladimirGMCZE24765,041,027,5
31Ruckschloss KarolFMSVK23005,040,022,0
32Kolesar MilanFMSVK21715,039,023,5
33Odnorozhenko EvgenyiIMUKR23435,038,024,5
34Dobrotka MartinSVK22665,038,022,0
35Mrvova AlenaSVK22625,036,522,0
36Borosova ZuzanaWIMSVK22665,036,521,5
37Weglarz LeszekIMPOL22025,035,020,5
38Detko JanSVK21445,033,022,0
39Gorbatenko KaterynaWFMUKR20644,545,529,0
40Kriebel TadeasFMCZE23204,542,527,0
95 players

6) Leiden Chess Festival

The 4th Leiden Chess Tournament took place 8th-18th July 2010. Predrag Nikolic edged out Sergei Tiviakov and Eelke Wiersma on tie-break after all finished on 7/9. Former clear leader Erik van den Doel collapsed to losses against Tiviakov and Wiersma in the final two rounds and finished half a point further back.

Official Site - Results - Live

Leiden AGp (97 players 9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1))

4th LCT Leiden (NED), 10 - 18 vii 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
RankNameTiRatingScoreTPR
1Nikolic, PredragGM25927.02618
2Tiviakov, SergeiGM26237.02608
3Wiersma, EelkeIM24057.02536
4Van Den Doel, ErikGM25916.52533
5Slingerland, FredIM23976.52518
6Wohl, Aleksandar H.IM23756.52391
7Gofshtein, LeonidGM25216.52462
8Van Der Wiel, John T.H.GM24676.52410
9Bezemer, ArnoFM23226.52347
10 Michielsen, Joost23976.52308
11Lalith, Babu M.R.IM25026.02377
12Kaufman, RaymondIM23336.02411
13Erwich, FrankFM23336.02267
14 Vistisen, Lars21436.02286
15Wantola, IvoFM23096.02243
16 Ducarmon, Quinten22256.02301
17Rijnaarts, SjefFM22645.52289
18 Pijpers, Arthur22485.52259
19 Blom, Vincent20895.52290
20 Middelveld, Martine21025.52236
21 Van Helvoort, Rob21975.52209
22 Van Der Velden, Bram21775.52178
23Akrawi, SamirFM22475.52124
24 Timmermans, Ivo22415.52101
25 Hortensius, Lisa20585.02298
26 Haast, Anne22405.02277
97 players

7) Canadian Open Chess Championship 2010

The 47th Canadian Open Chess Championship took place 10th-18th July 2010. Luke McShane took clear first place with an undefeated 8/9 beating Alexander Shabalov and Vladimir Malaniuk and drawing with the favourite Pentala Harikrishna and Eduardas Rozentalis along the way.

Official Site - Results - Live

Canadian Open (262 players 9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1))

Canadian Open Toronto (CAN), 10 - 18 vii 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
Pl NameTi Elo Tot
1Luke McShane GM 2624 8.0
2Nikolay Noritsyn IM 2536 7.5
3Merab Gagunashvili GM 2596 7.0
4Alexander Shabalov GM 2578 7.0
5Vladimir Malaniuk GM 2551 7.0
6John C. [Jack] Yoos FM 2461 7.0
7Eduardas Rozentalis GM 2631 6.5
8Leonid Gerzhoy IM 2630 6.5
9Artiom Samsonkin IM 2609 6.5
10Tomas Krnan IM 2484 6.5
11David Cummings IM 2482 6.5
12Vladimir Pechenkin FM 2432 6.5
13Bindi Cheng FM 2426 6.5
14Michael Mulyar IM 2405 6.5
15Arthur Calugar 2372 6.5
16Zi Yi [Joey] Qin 2340 6.5
17Michael Dougherty FM 2322 6.5
18Adam Ashton FM 2316 6.5
19Aman Hambleton FM 2315 6.5
20Alex Betaneli FM 2312 6.5
21Yuri Aronov 2301 6.5
22Bernd Wagner 2253 6.5
23Harikrishna Pentala GM 2678 6.0
24Joshua Friedel GM 2527 6.0
25Roman Sapozhnikov 2434 6.0
26Alexander Martchenko 2382 6.0
265 players

8) Najdorf Festival Warsaw

The Miguel Najdorf Memorial Festival takes place in Warsaw 17th-25th July 2010. The main open A has three top 100 players: Sergei Zhigalko, Aleksej Aleksandrov and Bartlomiej Macieja with Jon Ludvig Hammer just below that mark.

Official site: http://www.poloniachess.pl/najdorf2010/index.php?lang=en

Najdorf Mem Open A Warsaw (POL), 17 - 25 vii 2010
Leading Round 3 (of 9) Standings:
PlNameTiNAT.EloPtsMBch.
1Malakhatko, VadimGMBEL25763.02.00
1Miśta, AleksanderGMPOL25623.02.00
3Radulski, JulianGMBUL25743.01.00
4Zhigalko, SergeiGMBLR26562.52.00
4Dziuba, MarcinGMPOL25822.52.00
4Jakubowski, KrzysztofGMPOL25062.52.00
4Socko, MonikaGMPOL24772.52.00
8Simonian, HrairGMARM24942.52.00
9Brodsky, MichailGMUKR25402.51.50
10Erdos, ViktorGMHUN25922.51.50
10Olszewski, MichalGMPOL25432.51.50
12Bove, AlessandroFMITA23772.51.50
13Rej, TomekFMAUS23442.51.00
14Krysztofiak, MarcinIMPOL24362.51.00
15Vysochin, SpartakGMUKR25622.02.00
16Burg, TwanIMNED24492.02.00
17Butnorius, AlgimantasGMLTU24422.02.00
18Macieja, BartłomiejGMPOL26392.02.00
19Boros, DenesGMHUN24992.02.00
19Deszczynski, AdammPOL23522.02.00
19Przybylski, WojciechFMPOL23222.02.00
22Staniszewski, PiotrIMPOL23892.02.00
23Petrov, MarijanGMBUL25352.02.00
23Bentivegna, FrancescoFMITA23402.02.00
25Malec, SebastianI++POL21082.01.50
26Sznapik, AleksanderIMPOL24342.01.00
92 players

9) Macedonia Open Championship

The XIX Championship of Macedonia Open takes place in Struga 18th-24th July 2010. News: Ivan Kocovski.

Official site: http://www.chess.com.mk

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr36295.aspx

XIX Open Championship Macedonia Struga (MKD), 18-24 vii 2010
Leading Round 3 (of 9) Standings:
Rk.NameTiFEDRtgPts.TB1TB2
1Menkinoski RistefmMKD23223,02,04,0
2Vasovski NikolaimMKD23122,52,05,5
3Pancevski FilipimMKD24022,51,55,0
4Stanojoski ZvonkogmMKD24872,51,54,5
5Stojanovski KirilMKD21252,02,06,5
6Stojanovski DejanimMKD24372,02,05,5
Organdziev OliverfmMKD23072,02,05,5
8Petrov GeorgiSRB22732,02,05,0
9Bogdanovski VlatkogmMKD24162,01,54,5
10Skrceski GavrilMKD22152,01,05,0
11Hadzi-Manev LjubomirfmMKD21932,01,03,5
12Nikolov SashoimBUL24092,01,03,5
13Andonovski LjubisafmMKD22902,01,03,5
Ilievski BorceMKD22352,01,03,5
15Koskoska GabrielawimMKD21521,52,05,5
16Ilic ZoranfmMKD22801,51,55,5
17Glavinac GoranMKD21681,51,54,5
18Koteski GjorgjiMKD22611,51,03,5
19Ismaili VahidinMKD18601,51,03,0
20Vladimirov VladimirMKD21921,02,05,5
21Bejatovic BojanaMKD18811,02,05,0
22Temkov BlagojaMKD19601,02,04,5
23Pavlic PetraSLO15081,02,04,0
24Stoilkovski JordanMKD20271,01,55,0
25Nikolovska DraganaMKD17211,01,54,5
26Matijevic FilipSLO18331,01,53,5
27Stojkovska MonikaMKD19101,01,03,0
28Ilic LjubomirfmMKD22501,01,03,0
29Tairi KrenarMKD16140,52,05,5
30Peev KostaMKD16300,51,54,5
31Ruzicic SinisaSRB20200,01,05,0
32Gicarovski PetarMKD00,01,04,0
32 players

10) 5th Nana Aleksandria Cup

The 5th Nana Aleksandria Cup took place 9-19 July in Poti, Georgia. Konstantine Shanava took clear first place with 7.5/9. At the time of writing the full final standings were not available.

Official site: http://www.chesspoti.ge/axali/english/english.htm

11) Aarhus Chess Summer

The Aarhus Chess Summer took place in Aarhus, Denmark July 10th-18th 2010. Karsten Rasmussen took clear first place.

Official site: http://www.chesshouse.dk

Summer IM Aarhus (DEN), 10-18 vii 2010 cat. IV (2326)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Rasmussen, Karsten m DEN 2446 * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 2479
2. Andersen, Jackie DEN 2276 0 * 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 6 2457
3. Colovic, Aleksandar m MKD 2452 ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 6 2437
4. Berg, Klaus m DEN 2423 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 2395
5. Rewitz, Poul DEN 2306 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 4 2285
6. Matthiesen, Arne f DEN 2321 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 4 2284
7. Skrondal, Inge Sandstad NOR 2230 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 4 2294
8. Lahlum, Hans Olav NOR 2230 ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ 0 2257
9. Gesser, Bella wg ISR 2276 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 2252
10. Matthiesen, Martin f DEN 2304 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0 * 2 2108

12) La Fere Open

The La Fere Open took place 3rd-10th July 2010 GM Evgeny Romanov (2590) took clear first place with 8.5/9. News: Emmanuel Variniac.

Official site: http://laferect.free.fr/Open2010/Sommaire.htm

La Fere Open (FRA), 3-10 vii 2010
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
Pl Name Ti FedEloPtsTr.Perf.
1ROMANOV Evgeny g RUS25908.545.52794
2FOMICHENKO Eduard m RUS24587.546.52593
3DEGRAEVE Jean-Marc g FRA25696.546.52485
4COLIN Vincent m FRA24256.546.52427
5LAURENT Bruno m BEL23366.544.52315
6HENRIS Luc f BEL22136.544.52282
7PISK Petr m CZE23376.5412255
8FOMICHENKO Svetlana gf UKR22176.5412231
9DEFRANCE Laurent FRA21906.538.52137
10PYTEL Krzysztof m FRA23606.5372212
12PIANKOV Evgenij m UKR2324644.52301
13MARCHYLLIE Bruno FRA2131643.52244
14DEMANGHON Jonathan FRA2183642.52211
15DAL BORGO Albin BEL2204642.52164
16FERYN Alexandre FRA2075642.52151
17BARDOUX Thierry FRA21696382059
18BEN PORAT Zeev ISR19566382009
19KOECHLER Thomas FRA1299636.52063
20LEBON Joffrey FRA20266341900
22FERYN Benjamin FRA20345.541.52123
23RIGOLOT Lucie FRA19025.540.52029
24MATAIGNE Jean-Michel FRA20545.5402077
25DUMAS Victor FRA18655.539.51988
26MEUNIER Samuel FRA19445.5391982
27HUSSON Cybele FRA20405.5391970
28MOLET Asher FRA18305.5381952
29DENEUVILLE Ludovic FRA19685.537.52089
30BEN PORAT Tal ISR18495.5361902
31ROUFFIGNAC Tanguy FRA18915.5361884
32VANDERVORST Marc FRA18655.5361840
33DERNONCOURT Christophe FRA17065.535.51836
34DERIGNY Philippe FRA19865.5351884
35VAN FOREEST Jorden NED18195.532.51819
37TIMMERMANS Eric FRA1825540.51949
38WAQUET Frederic FRA1976539.51968
39CARDON Pierre FRA1871538.51952
40THOMAS Olivier FRA20605381956
41BOUDIER Eric FRA18625381907
42SIVERTSEN Aage NOR1876537.51841
43DANIEL Antoine FRA18635361868
44MATSCHEK Norbert FRA1683535.51713
45VERNEDE Victor FRA16715351838
46TIVOL Thierry FRA17405341800
47SOVEAUX Jean FRA19325341784
48OBERT Julien FRA1816533.51722
49POULAIN Andre FRA18155331809
50BRUGGE Bruno FRA17305331772
51FAUCHART Francois FRA16085331688
52VAN POUCKE Philippe FRA17305331682
53BIYIDI Thomas FRA17895321753
54DELIAS Gerard FRA15125321751
55HUYET Yannick FRA17005321693
56VAN POUCKE Anthony FRA1581531.51688
57BRELOT Loic FRA1706531.51640
59EECKHOUT Jean-louis FRA17134.5381800
60NAVEL Jean-yves FRA17764.5381793
61JEAN Robert FRA18324.537.51750
62LORENTE Philippe FRA16324.536.51825
63PAILLARD Maximilien FRA15784.535.51847
64GAUBERT Virginie FRA16744.535.51758
65BINIAUX Michael FRA17724.5351775
66NICOLAS Christian FRA18304.534.51765
67LEVER Erwan FRA15954.534.51758
68LUCAS Bernard FRA16744.534.51650
69OZIOL Joris FRA17304.5341635
70SWIERCZ Sonia FRA17624.533.51684
71BARBRY Quentin FRA15654.5331746
72PERCHE Louis FRA15454.532.51584
73VAN FOREEST Lucas NED16414.5321742
74DE BROUWERE Johan BEL18354.5321657
75POTTIER Philippe FRA14804.5321568
76ROUFFIGNAC Marie FRA15374.5301610
77DEVAUX Jean-Marc FRA15604.5291518
78SOGNY Richard FRA16404.528.51569
79CHEVANCE Gerard FRA16774.5281482
80DEGRAEVE Thomas FRA15404.524.51436
142 players

13) MGU Opens Sofia

There were three more weekend opens in Sofia.

9th MGU Open 3rd-4th July Sofia. Dimitar Iliev won with 6/6. Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr35701.aspx

10th MGU Open 10th-11th July Sofia. Won by Tsvetoslav Tsenov with 6/6. Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr35867.aspx

11th MGU Open 17th-18th July 2010. Won by Alexander Dimitrov. Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr36066.aspx

News: Dimitar "Mitko" Iliev - rating officer of Bulgarian Chess federation

14) Scottish Championship 2010

The Scottish Championship took place in Hamilton over 9 rounds over 7 days. Sunday 11 - Saturday 17 July 2010. Andrew Greet won the tournament with 7.5/9 and became eligible for the title as he has lived in Scotland for two years (working for the Quality Chess company). In 2nd was John Shaw whose final round win took him to an impressive 7/9. Top seed Colin McNab lost rating points and only a final round win took him to a finishing total of 6/9.

Official site: http://www.scottishchesschampionship.com/Scottish2010/Home.html

ch-SCO Hamilton (SCO), 11 - 17 vii 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
RankNameTiFed.RatingScoreTPR
1Greet, Andrew NIMENG24517.52540
2Shaw, JohnGMSCO24457.02446
3Berry, NeilFMSCO23436.52337
4McNab, Colin AGMSCO24636.02338
5Hecht, Hans-JoachimGMGER23746.02342
6 Ferry, EdwardSCO20026.02165
7Groetz, HaraldIMAUT23155.52327
8 Sreeves, ClementSCO20855.52105
9 Oswald, David CSCO19905.52157
10 Patrick, D IENG22445.02044
11 Green, Andrew DSCO21725.02141
12 McClement, AndrewSCO20225.02183
13 Schmerwitz, ReinhardGER18925.01985
14 Malhotra, TarunENG18385.02047
15 Giulian, Rosemary ASCO19894.52012
16 Campbell, EoinSCO19154.51994
17 Hilton, Stephen HSCO19014.52031
18 Doyle, JamesSCO1880 *4.52090
33 players

15) 7th South Wales International

The 7th South Wales International took place 10th -15th July 2010. Vladimir Georgiev took first place on 7.5/9. Games from the final 3 rounds are not yet available.

Official site: http://www.southwaleschess.co.uk/SWI/home.html

7th South Wales International Pontypridd (WLS), 10-15 vii 2010
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
Pl Name NAT RtgABCDEF
1Georgiev,VladimirMAC2586923247.310.19
2Arkell,KeithENG246579723206.030.97
3Rusev,KrasimirBUL2543823376.04-0.54
4Wells,PeterENG2488923256.310.19
5Brown,TomWLS20648520074.630.37
6Jaunooby,AliENG2155921844.291.21
7Kett,TimWLS2222921844.960.54
8Menadue,JeremyENG2155921274.810.69
9Pleasants,AllanENG20327520063.771.23
10Zhou,Yang FanENG2348922365.69-0.19
11Byron,AlanENG219058421694.23-0.23
12Davis,LeeWLS195558420782.721.28
13Garcia,JasonWLS20085720662.970.53
14Gregory,StephenENG21165621083.08-0.58
15Harley-Yeo,GarethWLS20245619533.54-1.04
16Marusenko,PetrUKR223358422583.820.18
17Rudd,JackENG223658421954.47-0.47
18White,E MichaelENG19405619882.680.82
19Goodger,MartinENG21236320373.64-0.64
20Guy,DavidWLS19567320312.810.19
21Ralphs,NigelWLS 91820--1820
22Thomas,JamesWLS19007320482.220.78
23Bridges,PaulWLS18754619752.21-0.71
24Davis,AshleyWLS 4941850--1807
25Dixon,ChristopherWLS 4731832--1782
26Fathallah,JosephWLS19194719343.32-0.82
27Foster,JamesENG192448419753.480.52
28Gosling,BrianENG197845219272.82-0.82
29Price,HughWLS17694719481.930.57
30Thompson,RobertENG190545120321.68-0.68
31Waterfield,JohnENG20204720203.54-1.04
32Hurn,RobertWLS18435119791.65-0.65
33Jones,JeremyWLS15854019280.4-0.4
34Owens,MeganWLS17926219861.510.49
35Thomas,BenWLS 721802--1644
36Trombley,FrankWLS 721801--1643
37Wills,AlexWLS 4½1850--1528
38Vickery,StephenWLS178235½19131.65-1.15
39Williams,RonWLS189634119431.79-0.79
40O'Rourke,KevinWLS 1301759--
41Zhou,Yang JianENG 120

16) XXVIII Andorra International Chess Open

The XXVIII Andorra International Chess Open takes place 17th-25th July 2010. Lazaro Bruzon, Aleksandar Delchev, Csaba Balogh, Romain Edouard and Hicham Hamdouchi are the leading entries.

Official site: http://www.escacsandorra.com

XXVIII Andorra Open La Massana (AND), 17-25 vii 2010
Leading Round 3 (of 9) Standings:
Rk.NameTiFEDRtgPts.TB1TB2
1Bruzon Batista LazarogCUB26533,030685,0
2Edouard RomaingFRA26203,030515,0
3Hamdouchi HichamgFRA26003,030435,0
4Spraggett KevingCAN25753,030366,0
5Kogan ArturgISR25413,029855,0
6Arizmendi Martinez Julen LuisgESP25323,029735,5
7Gagarin VasilijmRUS24033,029685,0
8Ipatov AlexandermESP25073,029525,0
9Shytaj LucamITA24663,029275,0
10Paci CedricfFRA23613,029065,0
11Vernay ClovismFRA24703,027315,0
12Delorme AxelmFRA24553,005,5
13Balogh CsabagHUN26282,525304,5
14Alsina Leal DanielgESP25462,524765,5
15Zilberman YaacovgISR24412,524756,0
16Paunovic DragangSRB25532,524745,5
17Narciso Dublan MarcgESP25402,524545,0
18Vehi Bach Victor ManuelmESP24052,524455,0
19De La Riva Aguado OscargAND25322,524395,5
20Berkovich Mark AmISR23972,524235,5
21Cori JorgegmPER24862,524215,5
22Gonzalez Vidal YurigCUB25222,524114,5
23Mogranzini RobertomITA23872,524114,0
24Pavlovic Milos MmSRB24832,524094,5
25Fierro Baquero Martha L.wimECU23722,524064,5
26Benitah YohanmFRA23822,524025,0
27Shiven KhoslaIND23352,523675,5
28Delchev AleksandergBUL26322,023856,0
29Almagro Llamas PablomESP24512,023435,5
30Almeida Quintana OmargCUB25592,023426,0
31Barbier SigiswaldBEL20112,023405,0
32Panelo MarcelomARG24502,023325,0
33Verstraeten ReinaertBEL20112,023294,0
34Diaz Munoz SergiESP20052,023185,5
35Trepat Herranz JoanfESP23222,023125,5
36Konguvel PonnuswamymIND24162,023106,0
37Philippe ChristophemFRA24312,023106,0
38Cori T. DeysiwgmPER24032,022906,5
39Demuth AdrienfFRA23942,022746,5
40Zoler DanmISR24742,022606,0
175 players

17) XXX Villa de Benasque Open

The XXX Open Internacional "Villa de Benasque" took place 8th-17th July 2010. Kiril Georgiev edged out Eltaj Safarli on tie-break after both finished on 8.5/10.

Official site: http;//www.openbenasque.com

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr35836.aspx

30th Open Benasque (ESP), 8-17 vii 2010
Leading Round 10 (of 10) Standings:
Rk.NameTiFEDRtgIPts.TB1
1GEORGIEV KirilGMBUL26758,561,0
2SAFARLI EltajGMAZE26038,559,5
3MELKUMYAN HrantGMARM26068,057,5
4CORRALES JIMENEZ FidelGMCUB25748,057,5
5FIER AlexandrGMBRA25708,057,0
6VOCATURO DanieleGMITA25268,057,0
7BURMAKIN VladimirGMRUS26058,056,5
8ZAKHARTSOV Viacheslav VGMRUS26088,056,0
9VILA GAZQUEZ XavierIMESP24788,056,0
10ANTOLI ROYO Joaquin MiguelIMESP24048,055,5
11DVIRNYY DaniyylIMITA24578,053,0
12MALETIN PavelGMRUS26177,558,5
13KOHLWEYER BerndIMGER24367,556,0
14ANDERSSON UlfGMSWE25677,556,0
15MEKHITARIAN Krikor SevagIMBRA25117,555,0
16UBILAVA ElizbarGMESP25287,554,5
17KOMLJENOVIC DavorinGMCRO24457,554,0
18MOVSZISZIAN KarenGMARM24907,554,0
19POGORELOV RuslanGMUKR24247,554,0
20KAPLAN SashaIMISR24227,553,5
21LLANEZA VEGA MarcosIMESP24707,553,0
22SULSKIS SarunasGMLTU25547,552,0
23CRUZ JonathanPER24377,551,5
24QUESADA PEREZ YunieskyGMCUB26037,056,5
25LEON HOYOS ManuelGMMEX25567,056,0
26GARZA MARCO SergioIMESP24537,055,5
27STAROSTITS IlmarsIMLAT24867,054,0
28SARAKAUSKAS GediminasIMLTU24407,053,5
29SENLLE CARIDE MiguelESP21847,053,5
30RECUERO GUERRA DavidIMESP24707,053,0
31GARCIA CASTRO PabloIMESP23917,053,0
32ROEDER MatthiasIMGER23927,052,5
33WESTERINEN Heikki M JGMFIN23477,052,0
34ANTON GUIJARRO DavidFMESP23977,052,0
35VELICKA PetrGMCZE24837,051,5
36ZHIGALKO AndreyGMBLR25917,051,5
37GARRIGA SOLE JordiESP22527,051,5
38MOHOTA NishaWGMIND22957,051,5
39GEMY Jose DanielBOL23007,051,0
40ESPINOSA ARANDA AngelFMESP23977,051,0
505 players

18) 85th Argentine Championships

The 85th Men's and 63rd Women's Championships of Argentina took place 6th-16th July 2010. Ruben Felgaer took clear first place with 8/11.

Official site: http://www.juegosajedrez.com.ar/FINALES-SUP-2010/index-final-abs-fem-2010.htm

85th ch-ARG Buenos Aires (ARG), 5-16 vii 2010
Leading Round 11 (of 11) Standings:
RankNameTiEloFEDPtsBUCBUCProgSB
1FELGAER RubenGM2584ARG862734852,00
2VALERGA DiegoGM2506ARG64754950,00
3RICARDI PabloGM2512ARG63½754850,50
4IERMITO SebastianIM2457ARG63½744748,75
5JULIA ErnestoFM2378ARG5968½43½45,00
6MARECO SandroGM2527ARG764½734743,50
7TRISTAN LeonardoIM2393ARG760½7043½42,00
8GARCIA RaimundoIM2314ARG76070½45½42,50
9SLIPAK SergioGM2440ARG759½6942½42,25
10QUIROGA FacundoIM2340ARG759½6942½42,00
11DOS SANTOS RamiroFM2442ARG756½654237,75
12PERALTA FernandoGM2570ARG647546½42,75
13PIERROT FacundoIM2431ARG61½704537,75
14SPATA German2286ARG61½704237,50
15ALONSO SalvadorGM2490ARG60704239,75
16BARRIONUEVO PabloFM2337ARG56½65½3935,75
17GAITAN Juan Manuel2047ARG52½6035½31,25
18TOMEO Nicolas2137ARG495532½28,50
19VIRGILLITO Cristian2238ARG657½653630,75
20GARBARINO RodolfoIM2350ARG65664½3932,00
21FIORI Alberto Nicolas2166ARG654½61½3428,00
22GIMENEZ Santiago2253ARG6526134½31,25
23FILGUEIRA HernanIM2347ARG58½68½3932,00
24SANHUEZA Cristian2199ARG56½653628,75
25MAHIA GustavoFM2393ARG54½6337½28,75
26MARTINEZ DE NEGRI Gonzalo2069ARG52½58½3125,00
51 players

19) First Saturday July 2010

The First Saturday July tournaments takes place 3rd-13th July 2010, Budapest. Daniel Naroditsky took clear first in the GM Group.

Official site: http://www.firstsaturday.hu/

FSGM July Budapest (HUN), 5-13 vii 2010 cat. VII (2406)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Naroditsky, Daniel f USA 2356 * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 2544
2. Pap, Gyula m HUN 2503 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 7 2499
3. Vera Gonzalez-Quevedo, Reynaldo g CUB 2499 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2463
4. Ilincic, Zlatko g SRB 2479 1 0 ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 6 2435
5. Cabrera Trujillo, Jorge f ESP 2410 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 6 2442
6. Solomon, Kenny m RSA 2351 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ? 1 2451
7. Kislik, Erik Andrew f USA 2342 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * . ½ ½ ½ 1 2447
8. Fogarasi, Tibor g HUN 2419 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ . * ½ ½ ½ ½ 5 2411
9. Varga, Zoltan g HUN 2473 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 5 2364
10. Kjartansson, Gudmundur f ISL 2356 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 2346
11. Samhouri, A f JOR 2375 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ? ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 4 2343
12. Brinck-Claussen, Bjorn m DEN 2314 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 2105
FSIM July Budapest (HUN), 5-13 vii 2010 cat. I (2252)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
1. Farago, Sandor m HUN 2244 * 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 2446
2. Adams, Nick A USA 2211 1 * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 7 2405
3. Qu Yanqiao CHN 2124 0 0 * 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 6 2337
4. Kahn, Evarth m HUN 2281 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2285
5. Berczes, Csaba m HUN 2384 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 2275
6. Lengyel, Bela m HUN 2257 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 2287
7. Lyell, Mark f ENG 2288 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 2248
8. Martini, Balazs HUN 2326 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 2208
9. Tran Tuan Minh f VIE 2083 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 2159
10. Szalanczy, Emil m HUN 2318 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 3 2096
11. Virag, Attila Aba HUN 2258 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 * 2 2011

20) 2nd Nettetal-Open

The 2nd Nettetal-Open took place 3rd-11th July 2010. Anton Kovalyov won with 8.5/9. My thanks to Juergen Daniel for the news.

Details: http://www.nettetal-open.de

2nd Nettetal-Open (GER), 3-11 vii 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
PlPlayerTiEloNATPtsPktSumMiBuch
1.Kovalyov,AntonGM2615ARG8.5 43.0 42.5
2.Franco-Alonso,AleIM2480ESP7.5 41.5 39.5
3.Bakhmatov,EduardFM2339GER7.0 36.0 40.5
4.Romanishin,OlegGM2544UKR6.5 36.0 41.5
5.Carlstedt,Jonatha2379GER6.0 33.0 37.5
6.Van Gool,Henk2161NLD6.0 32.0 38.5
7.Waldschmidt,Georg2241GER6.0 31.5 35.0
8.Schroeder,Jan-Chri2052GER6.0 30.5 35.5
9.Wittenberg,Andrea2143GER6.0 30.0 35.5
10.Sturm,Timo1869GER5.5 31.5 38.0
11.Guennigmann,Manuel2234GER5.5 30.0 37.0
12.Herbold,Manfred2172GER5.5 30.0 36.5
13.Busch,Christian2122GER5.5 29.5 36.0
14.Van der Valk,Nikl2091GER5.5 27.5 34.0
15.Dallmann,Volker2000GER5.5 26.5 34.5
16.Boonen,Piet2056NLD5.5 26.5 32.0
17.Sturm,Frank1991GER5.5 26.0 33.0
18.Krebs,Dietmar2140GER5.5 25.0 31.5
19.Mengerink,Ynze2093NLD5.0 30.5 35.0
20.Zahn,Richard2080GER5.0 29.5 34.0
21.Pilat,Fabian1929GER5.0 26.0 31.5
22.Montolio-Benedict1995ESP5.0 24.5 31.0
23.Schneider,Karl-He1926GER5.0 24.5 29.5
24.Gross,Karl2118GER5.0 24.0 29.5
25.Koentges,Markus1732GER5.0 22.5 32.5
26.Schroiff,Rene1451GER5.0 18.0 25.5
27.Bock,Juergen2270GER4.5 30.5 31.5
28.Bischoff,Dieter2135GER4.5 28.5 37.5
29.Van der Grinten,B1938NLD4.5 24.5 31.0
30.Rothkugel,Wolfgan2001GER4.5 24.0 31.0
31.Egel,Amos2001GER4.5 23.5 30.5
32.Walter,Andreas1891GER4.5 21.5 30.5
33.Thieme,Wolfgang1953GER4.5 21.5 29.5
34.Egel,Jonas1781GER4.5 19.5 26.0
35.Lenaerts,Lennert1774BEL4.5 19.0 30.0
36.Valenta,Richard1726GER4.5 18.0 28.0
37.Stelter,Wilhelm1738GER4.5 16.0 25.5
38.Thomas,Ingo2102GER4.0 27.5 23.5
39.Thodam,Malte1758GER4.0 23.5 35.0
40.Runkel,Hans-Joach1739GER4.0 22.0 32.5
41.Samarian,Cornel1778GER4.0 20.0 32.0
42.Herms,Stefan1927GER4.0 20.0 28.0
43.Franzenburg,Maria1824GER4.0 19.5 29.5
44.Glasunov,Johann1769GER4.0 19.0 30.0
45.Kurzweg,Jonas1533GER4.0 18.5 27.5
46.Fuchs,Willy1785GER4.0 18.5 25.0
47.Kirchner,Stefan1863GER4.0 17.0 16.5
48.Westendorp,Christ1825GER3.5 18.0 29.0
49.Dujmovic,Mate1430GER3.5 17.5 27.5
50.Henkel,Phil1310GER3.5 17.0 27.0
51.Schäfers,Bernd1787GER3.5 16.5 27.5
52.Akkerboom,Hans1574NLD3.5 15.5 27.5
53.Jaskolka,Klaus1481GER3.5 15.5 26.0
54.Heinrichs,Ralf1801GER3.0 19.0 33.0
55.Der,Josef1810GER3.0 15.0 27.5
56.Anders,Hartmut1681NLD3.0 14.5 24.0
57.Glasunov,Boris1400GER3.0 14.0 24.5
58.Toubartz,Heinz1726GER3.0 13.5 26.5
59.Backes,Juergen1749GER3.0 13.5 25.0
60.Wassermann,Christ1377GER3.0 10.0 24.0
61.Montforts,Ton1625NLD3.0 10.0 22.5
62.Arndt,Theodor1529GER3.0 9.0 22.5
63.Timm,ThomasGER2.5 15.5 23.0
64.Mangels,Winfried1543GER2.0 14.0 25.5
65.Van der Valk,Rein1856GER2.0 11.5 23.5
66.Becker,JoachimGER2.0 9.0 24.0
67.Timmermans,Peter1286NLD1.0 4.0 24.0
68.Hemmers,Johann1956GER0.0 0.0 4.0
69.Richters,Marc1951GER0.0 0.0 0.0
69.Baier,Peter1772GER0.0 0.0 0.0
71.spielfrei0.0 0.0 3.0

21) Swiss Championship

The Swiss Championships took place in Lenzerheide 8th-16th July 2010. Yannick Pelletier finsihed on 7/9 half a point clear of Joe Gallagher. Legend Viktor Korchnoi started well but lost his last three games. Alexandra Kosteniuk's participation has raised some eyebrows as she is Russian. She is given as representing the club of Trubschachen. She finished in 4th place.

Official site: http://schachbund.ch/turniere/sem.php

ch-SUI Lenzerheide (SUI), 8-16 vii 2010 cat. X (2480)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Pelletier, Yannick g SUI 2589 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 7 2688
2. Gallagher, Joseph G g SUI 2499 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 2644
3. Forster, Richard m SUI 2438 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 6 2610
4. Kosteniuk, Alexandra g RUS 2519 0 0 0 * 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 2556
5. Zueger, Beat m SUI 2404 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 4 2445
6. Ekstroem, Roland m SUI 2496 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 0 1 4 2435
7. Korchnoi, Viktor g SUI 2564 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 4 2428
8. Kurmann, Oliver m SUI 2449 ½ 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 2403
9. Jenni, Florian g SUI 2542 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ 2393
10. Huss, Andreas m SUI 2304 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 1 2149
Round 1 (July 8, 2010)
Pelletier, Yannick - Jenni, Florian 1-0 29 E15 Queens Indian
Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Zueger, Beat 1-0 30 C12 French MacCutcheon
Ekstroem, Roland - Forster, Richard ½-½ 29 B22 Sicilian Alapin
Korchnoi, Viktor - Huss, Andreas 1-0 38 A13 Reti Opening
Kurmann, Oliver - Gallagher, Joseph G 0-1 48 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 2 (July 9, 2010)
Gallagher, Joseph G - Pelletier, Yannick ½-½ 21 B07 Pirc Defence
Forster, Richard - Kosteniuk, Alexandra 1-0 44 A13 Reti Opening
Zueger, Beat - Kurmann, Oliver ½-½ 15 A34 English Symmetrical
Korchnoi, Viktor - Ekstroem, Roland ½-½ 77 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Huss, Andreas - Jenni, Florian ½-½ 12 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Round 3 (July 10, 2010)
Pelletier, Yannick - Zueger, Beat 1-0 20 C11 French Defence
Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Korchnoi, Viktor ½-½ 39 C13 French Classical
Ekstroem, Roland - Huss, Andreas 1-0 68 E06 Catalan
Kurmann, Oliver - Forster, Richard 1-0 42 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
Jenni, Florian - Gallagher, Joseph G ½-½ 17 B22 Sicilian Alapin
Round 4 (July 11, 2010)
Forster, Richard - Pelletier, Yannick ½-½ 26 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Zueger, Beat - Jenni, Florian ½-½ 23 A21 English Opening
Ekstroem, Roland - Kosteniuk, Alexandra 0-1 40 D12 Slav Defence
Korchnoi, Viktor - Kurmann, Oliver 1-0 49 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Huss, Andreas - Gallagher, Joseph G 0-1 39 E92 King's Indian Classical
Round 5 (July 12, 2010)
Pelletier, Yannick - Korchnoi, Viktor ½-½ 55 E00 Catalan
Gallagher, Joseph G - Zueger, Beat ½-½ 27 A45 Trompowsky
Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Huss, Andreas 1-0 47 C15 French Winawer
Kurmann, Oliver - Ekstroem, Roland 0-1 29 C45 Scotch Game
Jenni, Florian - Forster, Richard 0-1 22 A46 Queen's Pawn Opening
Round 6 (July 13, 2010)
Forster, Richard - Gallagher, Joseph G ½-½ 48 A20 English Opening
Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Kurmann, Oliver 1-0 50 B07 Pirc Defence
Ekstroem, Roland - Pelletier, Yannick 0-1 52 E00 Catalan
Korchnoi, Viktor - Jenni, Florian ½-½ 35 E14 Queens Indian
Huss, Andreas - Zueger, Beat ½-½ 16 A58 Volga Gambit
Round 7 (July 14, 2010)
Pelletier, Yannick - Kosteniuk, Alexandra 1-0 37 E04 Catalan
Gallagher, Joseph G - Korchnoi, Viktor 1-0 30 C10 French Rubinstein
Zueger, Beat - Forster, Richard ½-½ 10 A20 English Opening
Kurmann, Oliver - Huss, Andreas 1-0 45 C09 French Tarrasch
Jenni, Florian - Ekstroem, Roland 1-0 46 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Round 8 (July 15, 2010)
Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Jenni, Florian 1-0 59 B01 Centre Counter
Ekstroem, Roland - Gallagher, Joseph G ½-½ 20 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Korchnoi, Viktor - Zueger, Beat 0-1 23 A57 Volga Gambit
Kurmann, Oliver - Pelletier, Yannick ½-½ 26 C10 French Rubinstein
Huss, Andreas - Forster, Richard 0-1 38 E92 King's Indian Classical
Round 9 (July 16, 2010)
Pelletier, Yannick - Huss, Andreas 1-0 40 A07 Barcza System
Gallagher, Joseph G - Kosteniuk, Alexandra 1-0 49 C33 Kings Bishops Gambit
Forster, Richard - Korchnoi, Viktor 1-0 40 A13 Reti Opening
Zueger, Beat - Ekstroem, Roland ½-½ 14 A30 English Symmetrical
Jenni, Florian - Kurmann, Oliver ½-½ 9 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation

22) 2nd Leros Open

The 2nd Leros Open Artemis Cup takes place 13th-20th July 2010.

Official site: http://www.leroschess.gr/

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr35350.aspx?lan=1

23) Rethymno Open

The Rethymno Open takes place 13th-20th July 2010.

Official site: http://www.daor.gr/index.php?chessgr

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr36082.aspx

24) 3rd Paracin Chess Festival

The 3rd Paracin Chess Festival took place 9th-16th July 2010. Branko Damljanovic took clear first place with 7.5/9.

Official site: http://www.paracinchess.rs/

Results: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr34308.aspx

3rd Open Paracin (SRB), 9-16 vii 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
Rk.NameTiRtgIPts.TB1TB2TB3
1Damljanovic BrankoGM25417,549,541,06
2Savic Miodrag RGM24777,047,536,06
3Nikolov SashoIM24097,047,035,56
4Janev EvgeniGM24637,046,537,05
5Stanojoski ZvonkoGM24877,044,034,06
6Pavlov SergeyIM25247,043,033,06
7Simantsev MikhailGM25396,546,534,04
8Lajthajm BorkoGM24936,544,032,06
9Pantelic SasaFM23356,542,033,55
10Abramovic BoskoGM24916,048,536,55
11Kryakvin DmitryGM26036,047,034,55
12Nestorovic DejanIM24236,046,533,04
13Nestorovic Lazar23106,046,530,05
14Bojovic DusanFM23306,044,533,06
15Kojovic DraganIM23816,044,531,54
16Ganaus HannesIM22886,043,029,03
17Pancevski FilipIM24026,042,030,55
18Lahiri AtanuIM23536,041,030,55
19Nestorovic NikolaIM24206,040,028,04
20Colovic Dusan23696,039,029,04
21Panic Nenad23716,039,027,06
22Andrijevic MilanIM23756,038,028,06
23Irizanin RadojeFM23005,548,031,54
24Ardeleanu AlinIM23995,547,532,04
25Dochev DimitarIM24305,546,031,53
26Zlatanovic BoroljubFM24225,542,530,54
27Strebkovs AndrejsIM23255,542,030,05
28Milenkovic MladenFM23805,540,528,04
Adnoy Hallvard VFM22755,540,528,04
30Toth Aleksandar23065,540,526,02
31Zivkovic Ivan BFM23265,540,029,53
32Jovanovic Bojan P21055,540,024,04
33Pantic Ivica22695,538,026,54
34Radosavljevic Slobodan DFM22805,536,023,55
35Popovic Aleksandar MFM22445,047,032,05
36Todorovic BojanFM23055,044,026,54
37Dinic DraganFM22855,044,026,53
38Doric NenadIM23225,042,528,04
39Brankovic DejanFM23525,042,028,54
40Bargan SergeiIM23315,042,028,04
126 players

25) Paraguayan Championship

The Paraguayan Championship saw Guillermo Vazquez, (13 years old on March 16th), is the new Paraguayan Champion, after winning the Torneo Mayor, which was played June 12th-July 4th in Asuncion. The venue was La Pergola Jardin Restaurant. The time control was 90 minutes plus 30 seconds, 9 round Swiss System.

Vazquez is the youngest ever Paraguayan Champion, the previous record was held by GM Axel Bachmann, 14 years. Leonardo Lipiniks (86 years) was the oldest player, he made 4½ points, in the Round 5 he played against the youngest anticipant, Marcelo Gomez Harika (9 years, he made 3½ points), it was a draw. Arbiter was AF Luis Abdo.

Results: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr34804.aspx

Official site: http://www.feparaj.org.py

Paraguayan Championship Asuncion (PAR), 12 vi - 4 vii 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
Pos. Name. Tit. Elo Pts BUC
1 Vazquez Guillermo 2004 39
2 Peralta Eduardo FM 2280 7 36½
3 Goiriz Damian 2052 6 40
4 Latorre Manuel FM 2300 6 37½
5 Zacarias Ruben FM 2213 6 33
6 Diaz Fernando 1999 37
7 Almiron Antonio 2171 35
8 Alarcon Jose 1748 32½
9 Latorre Matias 2072 32½
10 Pereira Fabian 2119 5 38½
11 Jodorcovsky Paulo 2195 5 37½
12 Vargas Gabriela WFM2069 5 35
13 Valiente CristobalIM2247 5 33½
14 Barrientos Edgar2002 5 33
15 Villalba Marcelo2107 5 32 ½
32 players

26) 21st Czech Open

The 21st Czech Open takes place in Pardubice 15th July - 1st August 2010. There are a huge number of events. The main open starts next week.

Official site: http://www.czechopen.net/

27) XI Figueres Open "Miquel Mas"

The XI Figueres Open "Miquel Mas" took place 11th-18th July 2010. I couldn't find the final results.

Official site: http://www.escacsfigueres.com/

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr33579.aspx

28) 32nd Oberwart Open

The 32nd Oberwart Open took place 10th-18th July 2010. Imre Hera was the top seed but he finished half a point behind the winner, Aleksandr Shimanov who scoredd 7/9. I will round up the games next week

http://www.oberwart.gv.at/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=291&Itemid=273

Results and games at: http://chess-results.com/tnr30180.aspx

29) 1st Vaujany International Chess Festival

The 1st Vaujany International Chess Festival took place July 10th-18th 2010. Deep Sengupta took clear first place with 7.5/9. I will round up results and games next week.

Details: http://promoechecs.free.fr/

30) Dresden ZMDI-Open

The Dresden ZMDI-Open took place 10th-18th July 2010. Georg Meier took first place. I will round things up next week.

Official site: http://www.schachfestival.de/www_festival/fbcb037387e821a6b1898467b076c0d5.php

31) Turkish Women's Championship

The Turkish Women's Championship took place in Konya 8th-15th July 2010. Yildiz Betul Cemre won with 8.5/9. I will round things up next week.

Official site: http://kadinlar2010.tsf.org.tr/

32) "Maria Albulet" Memorial

The third edition of the Woman International Tournament of Romania - Memorial "Maria Albulet" is scheduled at the Theater of Braila (port at the Danube) between 15 and 21 July. The 10 participants are: WGM Marina Makropoulou (Greece) - daughter of late WGM Maria Albulet (1932-2005), WGM Elena Partac (Moldova), WGM Elena-Luminita Cosma (Romania), WIM Lyubka Genova (Bulgaria), WIM Katarzyna Toma (Poland), WIM Joanna Worek (Poland), WIM Angela Dragomirescu (Romania), WFM Teodora Traistaru (Romania), WFM Silvia-Raluca Sgircea (Romania), WNM Adeline-Ramona Uta (Romania). The winner of the first two editions, WGM Corina-Isabela Peptan (Romania), is missing. The Chief Arbiter of this round-robin tournament, organized by Romanian Chess Federation and the Mairy of Braila, is FM Gheorghe-Nicolae Doroftei.

Official site: http://www.frsah.ro

33) Polideportivo de Galapagar Open 2010

The Polideportivo de Galapagar Open takes place 17th-25th July 2010. Jose Manuel Perez Gonzalez is the top seed.

Results and pairings: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr35610.aspx

34) XIV "Battle Of Senta 1697"

The XIV "Battle Of Senta 1697" takes place 17th-24th July 2010.

Official site: http://www.chess-senta.org.rs/

35) Satu Mare Romanian Open

SPI Open" International Chess Tournament Venue: Satu Mare takes place 16th-23rd July 2010.

36) Ikaros Chess Festival (Aegean Open) 2010

The Ikaros Chess Festival 2010 is a traditional annual chess event which sees its 33rd consecutive edition on the picturesque island of Ikaria in Greece.

The main event of the festival, the International Aegean Open Championship, takes place from 13th-21st July 2010.

Official site: http://www.chess.gr/ikaros

37) 33rd Taminco Open

33rd Taminco Open International Chess Tournament Gent (Belgium) takes place 17th-21st July 2010, 9 rounds Swiss. Shchekachev and Dgebuadze lead on 5/6.

Official site: http://www.kgsrl.be

38) Championnat International de Paris 2010

Le Championnat International de Paris took place 3rd-11th July 2010. Sebastian Feller took clear first place with 8/9. Games from the final two rounds that were missing are now available.

Official site: http://idf-echecs.com/competitions/ChamParis2010/ChamParis2010.htm

ch-Paris Open Paris (FRA), 3-11 vii 2010
Leading Round 9 (of 9) Standings:
Pl Name Elo Fede Pts Tr. Perf.
1 FELLER Sebastien g 2611 FRA 8 43,5 2859
2 GHARAMIAN Tigran g 2650 FRA 7,5 43,5 2728
3 SETHURAMAN S.P. m 2513 IND 6,5 43,5 2671
4 ADHIBAN B. m 2483 IND 6 43,5 2566
5 SOLODOVNICHENKO Yuri g 2558 UKR 6 43 2569
6 DAVID Alberto g 2622 LUX 6 42 2570
7 ZOLER Dan m 2474 ISR 6 40,5 2542
8 AL-MODIAHKI Mohamad g 2566 QAT 6 39 2524
9 D'COSTA Lorin A R m 2456 ENG 6 38,5 2543
10 ZHU Chen g 2476 QAT 6 37,5 2521
11 KUNTE Abhijit g 2521 IND 6 36,5 2490
12 BREDER Dennis m 2429 GER 6 34 2467
13 KARAVADE Eesha m 2378 IND 6 31,5 2384
14 RICHTER Michael m 2428 GER 5,5 42 2501
15 VIDIT Santosh Gujrathi m 2492 IND 5,5 39 2509
16 WILLEMZE Thomas m 2405 NED 5,5 36,5 2432
17 CORI Jorge g 2486 PER 5,5 36 2426
18 LOISEAU Quentin 2214 FRA 5,5 35,5 2473
19 CARSTENSEN Jacob f 2295 DEN 5,5 33 2412
20 NEZAD Husein Aziz m 2398 QAT 5,5 32,5 2378
21 MOUSSARD Jules f 2372 FRA 5,5 32 2425
22 LAGARDE Maxime f 2414 FRA 5 38 2391
23 RENDBOE John f 2252 DEN 5 37,5 2452
24 MEENAKSHI SUBBARAMAN gf 2331 IND 5 37,5 2386
25 SOCHACKI Wojtek 2268 FRA 5 32,5 2403
26 SPIELMANN Alain f 2286 FRA 5 32,5 2389
74 players

39) Irish Championships

The Irish Championships took place in Dublin Alex Lopez (actually in the FIDE rating list it is Astaneh Lopez which took me a very long time to realise) won. Games from the final round not yet available.

Official site: http://www.icu.ie/articles/display.php?id=262

40) British Championships

The British Championships take place in Canterbury, Kent 25th July - 7th August 2010. Michael Adams is the top seed.

Official site: http://www.britishchess2010.com/index.htm

Live Games - http://www.britishchess2010.com/live_games.htm

41) Lake Sevan Tournament

The Lake Sevan Tournament took place 11th-19th July 2010. Arman Pashikian edged out Tigran Petrosian on tie-break after both finished on 6/9.

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr36058.aspx

Official site: http://www.sevan.chessacademy.am/

Lake Sevan GM Martuni (ARM), 11-19 vii 2010 cat. XIV (2586)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Pashikian, Arman g ARM 2630 * ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 6 2705
2. Petrosian, Tigran L g ARM 2597 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 6 2709
3. Matlakov, Maxim g RUS 2603 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5 2626
4. Lenic, Luka g SLO 2602 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 2584
5. Ter-Sahakyan, Samvel g ARM 2525 0 ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 1 2592
6. Gopal, Geetha Narayanan g IND 2611 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ 0 0 4 2540
7. Arutinian, David g GEO 2573 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 4 2544
8. Grigoryan, Avetik g ARM 2584 1 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 4 2543
9. Ponkratov, Pavel m RUS 2604 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 * 1 2503
10. Hovhannisyan, Robert ARM 2529 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 ½ 0 * 2512

42) Forthcoming Events and Links

8th Davos Open

After one year Davos and "Sunstar Park Hotel" host again the International Chess Tournament. Switzerland is the famous tourist country particular popular is tremendous Davos. European's summers starting to be very hot, more than 40 C. In Davos you can face 25C maximum 28C always with a fresh area.

8th Davos Open, 7 rounds and the games will last a maximum of 5 hours (40 moves for 2 hours and 30 minutes till the end). Prize is: 1.500 SF, 1.200, 900, 700, 500, 400, 300, 250, 200 and 150 SF. Natural prizes for 5 and more points. Special prizes. Entry fee 140 SF, FMs and juniors 60 SF, GMs and IMs free; juniors lodging at Sunstar Park Hotel free; at the door 20 SF more. Time table: Registration desk 12.00-17.30 August 8th; Rounds 1 18.00-23.00 August 8th; Round 2/6 15.00-20.00 August 9th-13th; Round 7 9.30-14.30 August 14th. Venue: "Sun star Park Hotel" Congress Center. Closing ceremony August 14th, 3 p.m. Unbelievable chess-rates.

All information at: http://www.sinchess.com/davos or http://www.beochess.ch E-mail: davos@sinchess.com or event@beochess.ch Tel: +381 63 346 128 (Sinisa Joksic) or

+41 62 965 46 59 (Robert Spoerri)

Euro Chess Tournament 2010

The Euro Chess Tournament takes place 9th-14th August 2010 including the University of Twente Young Masters invitation tournament and the 36th Open Dutch Youth Championships. This year it is also part of the ECU Youth Grand Prix.

Invite for all European Youth players to take part in the Open Dutch Youth Tournament. Registration via the website and no upper limit to participants!

Details: http://www.onjk.nl. Or contact the secretary at secretaris@onjk.nl.

NH Chess Tournament

The NH Chess Tournament Rising Stars vs. Experience

The fifth NH Chess Tournament, organized by NH Hoteles in close cooperation with the Association Max Euwe of Dutch chess maecenas Joop van Oosterom in Monaco, is held from August 12-22 at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.

The NH Chess Tournament is a 'Scheveningen' team tournament between an 'Experience' team and a 'Rising Stars' team. All members of each team play all members of the other team twice, once with the white pieces and once with the black pieces. There's a special prize for the best Rising Star (provided he has a positive score): an invitation to the prestigious 2011 Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament.

The 'Experience' team consists of Boris Gelfand (Israel, 2739), Peter Svidler (Russia, 2734), Peter Heine Nielsen (Denmark, 2700), Loek van Wely (The Netherlands, 2677) and Ljubomir Ljubojevic (Serbia, 2572). The 'Rising Stars' are Hikaru Nakamura (United States, 2729), Fabiano Caruana (Italy, 2697), Wesley So (The Philippines, 2674), Anish Giri (The Netherlands, 2672) and David Howell (England, 2616).

Spectators are welcome at the venue, where they can watch the games live and there is daily expert commentary. The entry is free.

Further information you can find at the tournament website: http://www.nhchess.com

Politiken Cup 2010

The Politiken Cup takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, 31st July - 8th August 2010.

Official site: http://www.ksu.dk/politiken_cup/

Women's Grand Prix 2009-10

The Women's Grand Prix series will see four more in 2010.

The 5th Grand Prix will take place in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia, on 29 July - 12 August 2010

The 6th Grand Prix will take place in Santiago, Chile, on 27th October - 9th November 2010

The first Grand Prix was in Istanbul 5th-20th March 2009 and was won by Humpy Koneru. The 2nd Grand Prix was in Nanjing, China, 27th Sept - 9th October 2009 and was won by Xu Yuhua. The 4th took place in Jermuk Nana Dzagnidze took clear first place with 9/11.

Paignton Congress

This year's week-long Paignton Congress starts on Sunday September 5th, the 60th consecutive congress held in the same room, the magnificent Ballroom of Oldway Mansion. This record of consistency is probably unique in chess.

To commemorate this milestone, the committee has planned several extra features. Michael Adams is coming to put on a simultaneous display, and there will be a Junior International tournament held in the Mayor's Parlour.

In addition, Committee Member, Bob Jones, is publishing a book on the history of the event, which was won spectacularly by Harry Golombek after he beat the former World Champion, Max Euwe, on the very first day of the first congress. Since that day, many top players have tested the Paignton waters; from the likes of Barden, Wade, Yanofsky, Alexander and Clarke in the early days, to youngsters like Keene, Hartston, Adams, Hodgson, Norwood, Arkell, the list goes on.

Details can be found on the chessdevon website, or obtained from the Congress Secretary, Alan Crickmore on 01752-768206.

4th Rijeka open chess tournament "Mediterranean 2017"

The 4th Rijeka open chess tournament "Mediterranean 2017" takes place 13th-20th November 2010 in the city of Rijeka, located at the North-west part of the Croatian coast of the Adriatic sea.

The president of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipovic, has accepted to be a sponsor of this chess event while the County primorsko-goranska and the City of Rijeka are the co-sponsors.

Details: http://www.mediteran2017.com/en/home/About_the_tournament/Application

IX Festival Internacional de Ajedrez Benidorm 2010

The IX Festival Internacional de Ajedrez Benidorm 2010 takes place 3rd-12th December 2010.

Further details: http://www.ajedrezenelbali.com

Entries: info@ajedrezenelbali.com

Information: festivaldebenidorm@gmail.com

Movil: 0034-615547567

Geller Memorial 2010

The 6th Efim Geller Memorial (Open) will take place in Odessa, Ukraine on 21-29 August 2010 (Open A, Open B), the children's open will take place on 16-19 August. There also will be a blitz tournament on 30 August.

Details in Russian: http://chessportal.od.ua/news.php?extend.758.10

Contact with organisers: chess@te.net.ua

X Savaria Summer Chess Festival

X Savaria Summer Chess Festival 27.07.2010.- 04.08.2010. Szombathely, Hungary GM,IM Round-Rubin, Open A,B,C Group Contact: Csonka Attila attila_csonka@hotmail.com

Details: http://chess-results.com/Tnr31363.aspx?lan=1

London Chess Classic 2010

Viswanathan Anand will become the first reigning world chess champion to play in a major tournament in London since Anatoly Karpov in 1984 when he joins the eight-player field for the second London Chess Classic, which runs from 8-15 December 2010 at the Olympia Conference Centre.

Alongside him will be World Number one Magnus Carlsen, former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, US number one Hikaru Nakamura and the top four English players Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Luke McShane and David Howell.

IM Malcolm Pein is back as tournament director.

Vishy Anand is the one change from the stellar field which brought spectators flocking to London to watch elite chess in December 2009. The great Indian player, who will turn 41 during the tournament, recently retained his title as the undisputed champion of the world by defeating Veselin Topalov in the latter's home city of Sofia, Bulgaria. In London he will meet his immediate predecessor as champion, Vladimir Kramnik, 36, of Russia, and also the young man who is currently riding high as the world's highest rated player and widely tipped to be Anand's next challenger – Magnus Carlsen of Norway, who will be 20 by the time the tournament starts.

London is thus privileged to witness a clash of the past, present and likely future chess champions. At the time of writing Carlsen is world number one on the FIDE (World Chess Federation) Rating List, Kramnik is number three and Anand number four. Looking forward, London is also bidding to host the 2012 World Championship title match, so Anand's clashes with Carlsen and Kramnik could well be a preview of what happens in London's Olympic year.

Five more players make up the field of eight, all of whom played in the exciting 2009 event. Each one earned his place for his fighting play last year. The fourth non-British player is Hikaru Nakamura, USA, who will turn 23 during the London event. The American is known as the 'H-Bomb' for his explosive and totally uncompromising style of play. He has won the US Championship twice and also won major events in San Sebastian and Gibraltar in the past couple of years. He is improving all the time and can be expected to press hard for wins against the leading trio of players.

England has an established quartet of elite players and all four will be playing in London. Michael Adams, 39, from Cornwall, has recently wrested back his position as England number one and he spent a number of years as the world number four. He is fresh from winning the prestigious Gibraltar International. Nigel Short, 45, became a chess legend when he broke the Kasparov-Karpov strangehold on world title matches, beating Anatoly Karpov on the way to a title match with Garry Kasparov in 1993. He is still one of the most entertaining players on the circuit – and not to be missed in the commentary room after the game! Luke McShane, 26, started a financial career after university but couldn't resist the lure of the international chess scene. He is now re-establishing his status as one of the most talented of the world's young grandmasters. David Howell, 20 in November, had a sensational elite tournament debut in this event last year when he finished third behind Carlsen and Kramnik. He had recently won the British Championship by a handsome margin and has subsequently shared first at Hastings and won the British Rapidplay Championship for the second year in succession. Tournament Line-Up

NameTitleCountryRating (May 2010)World Rnk MayDate of Birth
Carlsen, Magnus grandmasterNOR2813130.11.1990
Kramnik, Vladimirex-world championRUS2790325.06.1975
Anand, Viswanathanworld championIND2789411.12.1969
Nakamura, HikarugrandmasterUSA27331909.12.1987
Adams, MichaelgrandmasterENG26974117.11.1971
Short, NigelgrandmasterENG26854801.06.1965
McShane, LukegrandmasterENG262313807.01.1984
Howell, DavidgrandmasterENG262014414.11.1990

For more information and to buy tickets to The London Chess Classic, please go to www.londonchessclassic.com Tickets will go on sale in July.

For further information please call:

Malcolm Pein

Tournament Director, London Chess Classic

T: 020 7388 2404

E: info@chess.co.uk

Chinese Chess League Division A

The Youngor Chinese Chess League Division A takes place April 16th - December 30th 2010 in China. 10 teams compete in the Double Round-Robin event.

Time control: 1 hour 30 minutes for the whole game with an incremental time of 30 seconds per move.

Prize: 500,000 yuan or Euro 50,000.

The first 3 rounds took place in Ningbo city.

Official website : http://ccl.sports.cn/ - http://games.sports.cn/chessorg.ccl2010/index.html

The live games broadcast : http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

Archive of games should be here eventually: http://ccl.sports.cn/2010/news/2010-04-01/1995059.html

Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr32818.aspx

Rounds 4-6 take place June 6th - June 9th 2010 in Shenzhen

Rounds 7-9 in July 23th - July 26th 2010 in Shanghai

Rounds 10-12 9th-11th Sept 2010 in Guangzhou

Rounds 13-15 in Oct. 10th-13th 2010

Round 16-18 in Dec. 28th-30th 2010 in Beijing.

Leading players: Wang Yue g CHN 2749; Wang Hao g CHN 2713; Alexander Motylev g RUS 2705; Bu Xiangzhi g CHN 2682; Zhou Jianchao g CHN 2650; Li Chao b g CHN 2613; Zhang Pengxiang g CHN 2605; Zhou Weiqi g CHN 2585; Peng Xiaominn g CHN 2581; Zhao Jun g CHN 2575; Yu Yangyi g CHN 2574; Hou Yifan g CHN 2570; Ding Liren g CHN 2564; Wen Yang g CHN 2520; Li Shilong g CHN 2514; Xu Jun g CHN 2513; Liang Chong g CHN 2502; Ju Wenjun wg CHN 2500; Xiu Deshun CHN 2493; Zhao Xue g CHN 2490; Ruan Lufei wg CHN 2479; Xu Yuhua g CHN 2478; Zhu Chen g QAT 2476; Tan Zhongyi wg CHN 2464; Wu Shaobin g SIN 2453; Lin Chen CHN 2448; Liu Qingnan m CHN 2445; Shen Yang wg CHN 2444; Huang Qian wg CHN 2439; Zhang Xiaowen wg CHN 2437; Le Thanh Tu wg VIE 2318

Gujuan Tzu Blog is http://blog.sina.com.cn/chessnews

6th TCh-CHN (CHN), 16 iv-30 xii 2010
Round 5 (of 18) Standings:
Rk.Team1a1b2a2b3a3b4a4b5a5b6a6b7a7b8a8b9a9b10a10b TB1 TB2
1SHANGDONG Linglong * * 33916,5
2HEBEI * * 334815,0
3Lanpo JIANGSU2 * * 33714,0
4BEIJING Aigo * * 2234615,5
5ZHEJIANG2 * * 44615,0
6SHANGHAI Jianqiao23 * * 613,5
China Mobile CHONGQING3 * * 2613,5
8TIANJIN Nan Kai½2213 * * 28,5
9GUANGDONG Huateng121 * * 07,0
10BEIJING Rendafuzhong2½1 * * 06,5

14th Unive Tournament

The 14th Unive Tournament takes place in Hoogeveen, Netherlands Fri 22nd - Sat 30th Oct 2010.

The 4 player double round robin sees Alexei Shirov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri and Sergei Tiviakov compete.

There is an open alongside for which entry is invited on the official site. Both events don't have a rest day in order to accommodate travel to Bulgaria for the European Club Cup.

(4 players 6 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 90m:30m+30spm(1))

Official Site

14th Unive Chess Tournament (NED), 25-30 x 2010 cat. XVIII (2682)
NameNATMay EloWorld Rnk
Alexei ShirovESP274210
Maxime Vachier-LagraveFRA271030
Anish GiriNED264297
Sergey TiviakovNED2634111

VIII Marx Gyorgy Memorial

The VIII Marx Gyorgy Memorial takes place 5th-16th August, 2010.

Double Round Robin with 6 players.

Time limit: 100 minutes/40 moves+40minutes+30 seconds/move from the first move. Sophia rule: The players can offer a draw in the first 40 moves only with arbiter's permission in particular cases. Criteria used for tie: 1. more wins, 2. result against each other, 3. Berger.

http://www.ase.hu/marxgy

XIV. Paks open 11th-15th August 2010

7 rounds swiss tournament A and B (under1900) groups, 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move.

Application and information Videki Sandor (0036-75421225; 0036-304012866 Email: videkis2001@yahoo.com )

Children-tournament 8th August, 2010 Rapid-tournament 10th August, 2010 Blitz-tournament 13th August, 2010

VIII Gyorgy Marx Memorial Men Paks (HUN), 5-16 viii 2010 cat. XVI (2627)
TiNameRatingCountry
gAlmasi, Zoltan2725HUN
gBerkes, Ferenc2676HUN
gLaznicka, Viktor2636CZE
gTimman, Jan2586NED
gAcs, Peter2569HUN
gRobson, Ray2569USA
VIII Gyorgy Marx Memorial Women Paks (HUN), 5-16 viii 2010 cat. IV (2343)
TiNameRatingCountry
wgGalojan, Lilit2402ARM
mMadl, Ildiko2393HUN
mKononenko, Tatiana2374UKR
mVajda, Szidonia2363HUN
gGaprindashvili, Nona2348GEO
wmToth, Lili2175HUN

European Individual Senior Championship 2011

The European Individual Senior Championship 2011 has been awarded by the ECU to Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy 10th-20th April 2010.

Official site: http://www.scacchivda.com

IV Torneo Internacional A.D.San Juan

The IV Torneo International Closed tournament A.D.San Juan takes place in Pamplona 24th July - 1st August 2010. Alexander Morozevich is the star.

Chess Results entry: http://chess-results.com/tnr34216.aspx

http://www.clubajedrezorvina.com/Foro.aspx?postid=3208#3208

IV Torneo Internacional A.D.San Juan Cerrado (ESP), 24 vii - i viii 2009.
Players
No.TiNameFEDRtg
10GMMorozevich AlexanderRUS2715
5GMFressinet LaurentFRA2689
8GMKurnosov IgorRUS2680
3GMWojtaszek RadoslawPOL2663
7GMZvjaginsev VadimRUS2656
9GMFedorchuk Sergey AUKR2646
4GMGranda Zuniga Julio EPER2639
1GMIturrizaga EduardoVEN2599
6GMLopez Martinez Josep ManuelESP2548
2IMReinaldo Castineira RoiESP2511

11th World University Chess Championship

The 11th World University Chess Championship takes place in Zurich 5th-11th September 2010.

Official site: http://www.wucc2010.ch/

Chinese Events 2010

Gujuan Tzu sends new of events in China in 2010. At the moment if you don't grab the games live they have a tendency to disappear (although http://ccl.sports.cn/2010/news/2010-04-01/1995059.html does now seem to have the early rounds of the Chinese League). It would be nice to find one spot where the Chinese Federation archives all their games.

1. The 4th All China Games in cluding chess game in 17-23 May 2010 in Hefei, Anhui, China. 11 rounds rapid games, Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

2. Chinese Championships: in 23 May-4 June 2010 in Xinghua, Jiangsu, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

3. Chinese League A, Round 4-6, in 6-9 June 2010 in Shenzhan, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

4. The 1st Chinese GM Super Tournament in 10-20 June 2010 in Hainan, China. 10 players: Wang Hao 2722; Bu Xiangzhi 2682; Ni Hua 2667; Zhou Jianchao 2652; Li Chao b 2619; Hou Yifan 2589; Yu Yangyi 2585; Zhou Weiqi 2585; Zhao Jun 2575; Ding liren 2547. Prize fund: 500,000 yuan or 50,000€. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

5. Hou Yifan vs Kapov Match : 4-game and 4-rapid game in 27 Oct - 2 Nov 2010 (postponed) in Hainan, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

6. Asia Boys and Girls in 8-18 July 2010 in Beijing, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

7. Chinese League A Round 7-9 in 23-25 July 2010 in Shanghai, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

8. The 7th China vs Russia Match in 14-25 August 2010 in Ningbo, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

9. The 2nd Chess King and Queen Matches in 29 August-3 Sept. 2010 in Jiangzhou, China. Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

10. Chinese League A Round 10-12 in 9-12 Sept. 2010 in Guangzhou, China. Live Games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

11. Chinese League A Round 13-15 in 10-13 October 2010 in Hangzhou, China. Live Games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

11. The 3rd Nanjing Super Chess Tournament in 18-28 October 2010 in Nanjing, China. 6 players, Official site: http://www.chess-pearlspring.com/www/chess_pk/2009/cn/index.htm

12. The second half of Bilbao Final Masters in 10-16 October 2010 in Shanghai, China. Official site: http://www.bilbaofinalmasters.com/

13. Chinese League A Round 16-18 in 28-30 December 2010 in Beijing, China. Live Games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess.html

Gujuan Tzu Website: http://blog.sina.com.cn/chessnews

World Chess Tour Events

Tournaments, simuls and classes in Moscow.

Contact: Contact: Igor Glek, International Grandmaster, FIDE Trainer, Deputy Chairman of the RSUPES&T Chess Chair E-mail: worldchesstour@gmail.com Russia: (7)903-5593052, (Germany/World): (49)152-04014194

Web-site: http://www.chess-events.org

15th Pannonia-Nitrokemia Cup

The 15th Pannonia-Nitrokemia Cup takes place in Balatonalmadi 28th July - 1st August 2010.

Group A: International Open Tournament for FIDE ratings. Group B: International Open Tournament for FIDE ratings, but competitors over 2000 ELO points can't attend, and competitors under 18 years will be rated separately.

Swiss system chess competition with 7 rounds and without age limits

Venue: The air-conditioned Conference Hall of Pannonia Kulturalis Kozpont es Konyvtar Address: Balatonalmadi, Varoshaz Square 6.

Details: http://fancsyimi.fw.hu

Entry Address and further information Address: Fancsy Imre: 8222. Balatonalmadi, Gabor Aron utca 15. HUNGARY E-mail: almadikupa@freemail.hu

Swiss Team Championships 2010

The Nationalliga A of Switzerland takes place 14th February - 7th November 2010. Round 2 games not yet available.

Dates: Round 1 (2010.02.14), Round 2 (2010.03.21), Round 3 (2010.04.25), Round 4 (2010.06.13), Round 5 (2010.06.27), Round 6 (2010.08.28), Round 7 (2010.08.29), Round 8 (2010.11.06) and Round 9 (2010.11.07).

Details

TCh-SUI NatLigaA Switzerland (SUI), 14 ii-7 xi 2010
Round 2 21st March 2010
Tribschen 1-Wollishofen 12:6
Reichenstein 1-Bern 1:
Zuerich 1-Genève 16:2
Luzern 1-Riehen 15:3
Joueur 1-Winterthur 1:

Mihajlo Savic Website

The international arbiter, FIDE master and international organizer, Mihajlo Savic, the author of the book Commentary on the Laws of chess, has launched a new column You ask, we answer at website: http://www.chessdiagonals.com

Chess Classic Mainz 2010

The 17th Chess Classic Mainz takes place 6th-8th August 2010. The festival has suffered from the general economic slowdown with the open taking the lead along with simuls.

The rapid chess open has been upgraded to the Grenke Rapid World Championship. The tenth edition of the Chess Classic in Mainz is sponsored by GRENKE Group, FiNet AG, Livingston GmbH, Hilton Mainz, Congress Centre Mainz, Stadtwerke Mainz AG and our Prime-Partners ChessBase, DGT and Schach Niggemann.

The prize fund for the rapid chess world championship is no less than Euro 30.000. Chess960 has to take a break for a year.

On the first day of the event, 6th August 2010, Anand will play a standard simul on 40 boards. On the same day, Alexandra Kosteniuk will play a 20-board Chess960 simul.

The Grenke Rapid World Championship will also be a treat for chess lovers: Levon Aronian, who is the current rapid chess world champion and the winner of the 2009 ORDIX Open, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, will play the open tournament to face a unique mixture of numerous world-class grandmasters and amateurs.

The Open will be played in the same established format as in the previous editions. On 7th-8th August 2010 11 rounds will be played, in which the time control is 20 minutes + 5 seconds per move.

Official site: http://www.chesstigers.de

Arvier (Aosta Valley) - September

ARVIER (Aosta Valley) - September, 4-12 2010. 6th European Union championship (open, 9 rounds) - http://www.scacchivda.com Free to all the players of the countries belonging to European Union, plus players from Croatia, Fyrom and Turkey without the right to the title. Aosta Valley is one of the most famous touristic regions in Italy, very well known for its castles, food and wines

Livigno (Sondrio, Valtellina)

LIVIGNO (Sondrio, Valtellina) - September, 10-18 2010. Open A (players more than 2000 elo) Open B (players less than 2000 elo) Open C (players without elo) http://www.livignoscacchi.it - http://www.livigno.eu Livigno is very well known as touristic skying town. It is said "the little Tibet". A few km far there is the village of Trepalle at 2250 metres above sea level, the highest inhabited place of Europe!

Vitoria-Gasteiz Open

The Vitoria-Gasteiz Open takes place 26th July 2010 - 1st August 2010.

Details: http://sites.google.com/site/openvitoriagasteiz2010/Home/bases-del-torneo-1

Victor Mikhalevski Website

GM, author and coach Victor Mikhalevski has launched a new website at: http://vmikhalevski.webs.com/

7th Knokke International Open

The 7th Knokke International Open takes place August 26th-29th 2010, consisting of 7 rounds "Swiss system" - 2 hours K.O.

Prize fund for a total amount of 3.730 Euros (increased by 1000 Euro this year)

Official site: http://www.knokkeschaak.be

email: knokkeschaak@knokkeschaak.be

11th World University Chess Championship

Zurich hosts the World University Chess Championship 2010 5th-11th September 2010. The Academic Chess Club Reti, which is organising the event, is expecting that up to 150 participants from over 25 countries will enter the contest, to be held at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Many international masters and grandmasters between 18 and 28 years of age will fight for individual and team medals. The tournament will comprise nine rounds and will be played in accordance with the Swiss System.

The World University Chess Championship is held under the auspices of the Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU). The organising club, the Academic Chess Club Reti in Zurich, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. It is one of the four largest clubs in Zurich and has an ambitious team in the Swiss League. In 2009 many of the greatest champions and legends in the history of the game participated in the Zurich Chess Club's 200-year jubilee. This year, some of the strongest champions of the future will be in Zurich.

Official site: http://www.wucc2010.ch

WUCC 2010 is an event of the FISU: http://www.fisu.net

Hungarian Tournaments March - October 2010

The list of the HUN GM-IM norm and Open chess tournaments from March until October 2010:

1. 6th-18th of March, FIRST SATURDAY (FS) GM-IM-rating Budapest, Org: Nagy Laszlo, http://www.firstsaturday.hu

2. 19th-28th of March, 26th Budapest Spring Festival, 9 rounds Swiss Open, org: Nagy Laszlo

3. 19th-27th of March IM + rating CAISSA Kecskemet (85 km from Budapest), Org: Dr.Erdelyi, http://www.caissachessbooks.com

4. 3rd-16th of April FIRST SATURDAY GM-IM-rating Budapest, org: Nagy L,

5. 17th-25th of April, CAISSA Kecskemet, IM + rating, org: Erdelyi,

6. 1st-13th May, FIRST SATURDAY, Budapest, GM-IM-rating - org: Nagy L,

7. 14th-22nd May CAISSA Kecskemet IM + rating, org: Erdelyi,

8. 26th May-3rd June ZALAKAROS open, org: IM Horvath, Tamas, http://www.csutisk.hu,

9. 5th-17th June, FIRST SATURDAY Budapest, GM-IM-rating, org Nagy L,

10.19th-27h June, Balaton Open, HEVÍZ, GM-IM, org: IM Rigo, e-mail: me-ri@t-online.hu

11.19th-27th June, CAISSA Kecskemet, IM + rating, Org: Erdelyi,

12.3rd-15th July, FIRST SATURDAY Budapest, GM+IM+rating, org: Nagy L,

13.17th-25th July, CAISSA Kecskemet, GM+IM+rating, org: Erdelyi,

14.27th July-4th August, GM-IM + Open, Szombathely (250 km West from Budapest), org: Csonka, Attila, e-mail: attila.csonka@lamived.hu

15.7th-19th August, FIRST SATURDAY Budapest GM+IM+rating, org: Nagy L

16.21st-29th August, CAISSA Kecskemet, GM+IM+rating, org: Erdelyi

17.4th-16th Sept, FIRST SATURDAY GM+IM+rating Budapest, org: Nagy L

18.17th-25th Sept CAISSA Kecskemet IM+rating, org: Erdelyi.

8th Davos Open

The 8th Davos Open takes place August, 8th-14th 2010, in the Hotel "Sunstar". Sinisa Joksic will organise the event which he hopes to be an old fashioned friendly tournament.

All information at: http://www.sinchess.com/davos

Czech Tour 2010-11

The 10th International Chess Festivals Series Czech Tour 2010-11 has the following preliminary list. (Subject to small changes.)

13th OLOMOUC CHESS SUMMER - Olomouc (FIDE open, closed GM and IM tournaments, seniors tournament, active chess, blitz chess tournament). 4th-12th August 2010.

9th Georgiev's and Kesarovsky´s Memorial - Sunny Beach, Bulgaria (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 28th August - 5th September 2010.

7th HIGHLANDS OPEN - Zdar nad Sazavou (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 25th September - 2nd October 2010.

11th LIBEREC OPEN (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 23rd-30th October 2010.

1st BRNO OPEN (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 14th-20th November 2010

4th SOUTH BOHEMIA OPEN - Cesky Krumlov (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 21st-27th November 2010.

2nd PILSNER OPEN (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament).4th-11th December 2010.

10th PRAGUE OPEN (2 FIDE opens, one of them with IM norm, active chess, blitz tournament). 7th-14th January 2011.

10th MARIENBAD OPEN (FIDE open, closed GM and IM tournaments, active chess, blitz tournament). 15th-22nd January 2011.

2nd NOVY BOR OPEN (FIDE open, active chess, blitz tournament). 12th-19th February 2011.

More detailed information: AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o., Sukova 1556, 530 02 Pardubice, Czech Republic tel./fax + 420 466 535 200, mobile phone + 420 608 203 007 e-mail: j.mazuch@avekont.cz

http://www.czechtour.net

9th Czech Tour 2009/2010

13-20.2. 2010 1st NOVY BOR OPEN (the Prazak Grandhotel) http://www.czechtour.net/novy-bor-open/

8.-15.1. 2010 9th PRAGUE OPEN (TOP HOTEL Praha) http://www.czechtour.net/prague-open/

16.-23.1. 2010 9th MARIENBAD OPEN (the Kossuth hotel) http://www.czechtour.net/marienbad-open/

Dates of the first tournaments of the 10th jubilee CZECH TOUR 2010 / 2011 Series:

15.-22.5. 2010 1st HRADEC KRALOVE OPEN (the Cernigov hotel)

15.7.-1.8. 2010 21st CZECH OPEN (Pardubice, CEZ Arena)

4.-12.8. 2010 13th OLOMOUC CHESS SUMMER (the Sigma hotel)

Official site: http://www.czechtour.net/news/

International Correspondence Chess Federation

The International Correspondence Chess Federation has announced the Preliminary Sections of the World Correspondence Chess Championship will start on March 10th. 2010.

Also Slovenia's 15 Years Membership of ICCF tournament semi-finals.

Details on the ICCF Official site: http://www.iccf.com/content/index.php

FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship

FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship - an Official FIDE World Chess Championship! 9R-SS G/90 + 30/sec increment. Holiday Inn Hotel: 5300 W Touhy Ave Skokie, IL 60077. 847.679.8900. $20,000 Guaranteed. Open to players with no FIDE title and rated under 2000 FIDE. All players compete in a single section. Please see tournament website for more detailed rating regulations.

Prizes: Overall: $3000-2000-1600-1400; Top Women: $1000-600-400-200; (1799-1600): $1000-600-400-200; (1599-1400): $1000-600-400-200; (U1400): $1000-600-400-200; (Unrated): $1000-600-400-200;

EF: $120 by 6pm 02/15, $150 by 6pm 03/15; $200 thereafter and onsite. No re-entries allowed. No half-point byes allowed (zero point byes only). Onsite registration from 3-5pm 03/19.

Rds: 3/19 - 6:30pm; 3/20-21 - 12pm and 6:30pm per day; 3/22-25 - 6:30pm per night.

Mail entries with registration information to: North American Chess Association (make checks payable to) 4957 Oakton Street, Suite 113, Skokie, IL 60077.

More information and online registration available at: http://www.worldchesschamps.com. Questions via email only: sevan@worldchesschamps.com

Mundial Chess Internet Tournament

The organising Committee Mundial Chess invites all the players (from the amateurs to Grandmasters) to take part in the 1st Internet tournament with the prize fund of more than 130.000 EUR in cash and many special prizes. The 1st prize in the main tournament will be not less than 10.000 EUR.

Registration (and information in English) in the tournament is possible following the link - http://www.mundialchess.com/chess-online/en/zvfdxt6 Registration and information in Spanish - http://www.mundialchess.com/chess-online/es/zvfdxt6 Registration and information in Russian - http://www.mundialchess.com/chess-online/ru/zvfdxt6

Ajedrez 21 English site

Ajedrez 21 now has an English site: http://www.ajedrez21.com/en/

Kingpin Magazine

The humourous and satirical chess magazine Kingpin has a new website.

New website address: http://www.kingpinchess.net

Historical Elo Ratings

http://www.shakki.net/history/elotop.htm has a list of historical top ten FIDE lists. The text is in Finnish but is understandable anyhow.

European Union Website

The European Chess Union Website ECU website has changed address to http://www.europechess.org

Chess Study

Dr Robert Howard is making a study of rated chess players.

The full article: http://education.arts.unsw.edu.au/fidestudy/results

If you would like to participate, please go to this website: http://education.arts.unsw.edu.au/fidestudy/

For any queries, please contact Dr Robert Howard, University of New South Wales, on rwh@unsw.edu.au