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Sethuraman Wins Nord-West Cup In Bad Zwischenahn
National champion Grand Master S.P. Sethuraman of Chennai won the Nord-West Cup 2015 Open at Bad Zwischenahn in Germany on January 25, 2015. In the 189-player event, he tied for first place on six points and had the higher tie-break to win the title. He was the top seed. Ninth seed Shyam Sundar of Chennai finished seventh and seventh seed Lalith Babu of Vijayawada finished ninth half a point behind on 5.5 points. Sethuraman was India’s highest performer in the Tromso Olympiad 2014 in which India won its maiden medal – bronze. Sethuraman is employed with ONGC, India’s largest profit making Government owned company. Bad Zwischenahn is between Groningen (Netherlands) and Hamburg (Germany) in north west Germany. The event had a prize fund of Euro 5,000 of which Sethuraman’s share was Euro 1000. This event ran from January 22-25, 2015. Final placings: 1-2. GM S.P. Sethuraman, GM Alexandre Danin 6/7 each; 3-15. GM V Epishin, IM M Blubaum, IM N Meskows, IM J Van Foreest, GM M Shyam Sundar, GM M.R. Lalith Babu, GM Lev Gutman, GM Vitaky Kunin, IM Nikolas Lubbe, IM Jonathan Carlstedt, Ferenc Langheinrich, Dmitry Kollars, Daniel Margraf 5.5 each…189 players.
Popov Ivan wins 7th Chennai International Open title
Top seed Grandmaster Popov Ivan of Russia with 7.5 points and a superior tie-break clinched the title in the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today. For the first time in the history of Chennai Open, there was an eight way tie. Sharing the top spot with Popov were Dzhumaev Marat (Uzbekistan), Mozharov Mikhail (Russia), Ramnath Bhuvanesh R, Swapnil S Dhopade, Ravichandran Siddharth (all India), Gasanov Eldar (Ukraine), Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vietnam), all at 7.5 points. Champion Popov Ivan (Russia) was awarded the cash purse of Rs. 200000 (Rupees Two Lakhs only), while Runner-up second placed Uzbek GM Dzhumaev Marat got Rs 150000 (Rupees One lakh fifty thousand only). Third placed GM Mozharov Mikhail (Russia) secured a cash award of Rs. 115000 (Rupees one lakh fifteen thousand only).
Dheekshith Kumar wins Chennai International Open "C" Chess Tournament. title
With a high score of 8.5 points from nine rounds R Dheekshith Kuimar won the title in the Chennai International Open "C" (Under 1600) Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today. Dheekshith shed a single draw and won the other eight games to finish ahead of the pack. The title win fetched Dheekshith a cash award of Rs 25000 (Rupees twenty five thousand only). Vignesh Kasi PL took the runner up spot with 8.0 points, along with a cash award of Rs 15000 (Rupees fifteen thousand only). 386 players participated in this nine round Swiss tournament run parallel to the Chennai International Open Grandmaster tournament.
GM Norm for Ramnath Bhuvanesh, seven share lead
International Master Ramnath Bhuvanesh (7.0) held fellow Indian International Master Swapnil Dhopade to a draw in the ninth round, securing his second Grandmaster Norm in the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today. Ramnath Bhuvanesh with 7.0 points now shares the lead with six other players viz., Popov Ivan (Russia), Dzhumaev Marat (Uzbekistan), Mozharov Mikhail (Russia), Swapnil S Dhopade (India), Gasanov Eldar (Ukraine) and Ravichandran Siddharth (India). Trailing the leaders by half a point at 6.5 points were Cruz Cristhian (Peru), Brunello Sabino (Italy), Baryshpolets Andrey (Ukraine), Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vietnam), Karthikeyan Murali, Das Sayantan, Prasanna Raghuram Rao, Visakh N R (all India). Needing a draw for a Grandmaster Norm, Ramnath Bhuvanesh, got just that, in the nick of the time. For, the second board Trompovsky game went to the wire, when both the players were down to last three minutes. But, Ramnath held his nerve pushing Swapnil to repeat the moves, splitting the point after 33 moves. Ramnath adds this second GM Norm to the first one he achieved in Abu Dhabi last year. The crucial final round deciding the top prizes is scheduled for 10am tomorrow. Please find attached the invitation for the prize distribution function scheduled at 4 PM tomorrow.
Popov beats Swapnil, five share lead
Top seed Grandmaster Popov Ivan (Russia) stopped tournament leader Swapnil Dhopade (India) and moved into shared lead at 6.5 points after the eighth round of the 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament at Nehru Stadium, Chennai here today. Sharing the lead with Popov were the quartet viz., Dzhumaev Marat (Uzbekistan), Mozharov Mikhail (Russia), Swapnil S Dhopade, Ramnath Bhuvanesh R (both India), all at 6.5 points.
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Rotary Chess King 2015-All India Open-1600
30-Jan-2015 to 01-Feb-2015
JN Stadium, Chennai.

5th RMT International School Junior Chess Tmt
31-Jan-2015 to 31-Jan-2015
RMT International School,
Thiruvallur Salai, Kumaran Nagar, Semmanacherry Village,
Sholinganallur, Chennai 600119

AIM State Level Children's Chess Tmt
31-Jan-2015 to 01-Feb-2015
The Navodhaya Academy,
Namakkal.

Rockfort Children &Open Tmt
31-Jan-2015 to 01-Feb-2015
Indra Ganesan College of Engineering,
Trichy-12.

Basque Open Chess Tmt (TN players) (Each player has to play two games simultaneously with his opponent in every round – one with White and another with Black
01-Feb-2015 to 01-Feb-2015
Kamarajar Matric Junior School,
Near Water Tank, Srivilliputtur Road, Sivakasi

22nd TN State FIDE Rated Team & 16th Blitz Chess Championship
05-Feb-2015 to 08-Feb-2015
Erode Sengunthar Engineering College,
Thudupathi, Erode-638057

3rd Kanyakumari International FIDE Rated Open Tmt
05-Feb-2015 to 09-Feb-2015
Moderator Gnanadason Polytechnic College, Vadasery, Nagercoil.

1st Dr.Radha Thiagarajan Memorial TN State level Open & Children Chess Tournament
14-Feb-2015 to 15-Feb-2015
Thiagarajar College of Engineering. Tiruparamkundram. Madurai

State Level Children Chess Tmt
14-Feb-2015 to 15-Feb-2015
AKT CBSE School,
Kallakuruchi,
Villupuram Dist.

Chennai District under 7, 11, 15 & 19 Boys and Girls Chess Selection Championships - 2015
14-Feb-2015 to 15-Feb-2015
KALAIMAGAL VIDYALAYA MATRICULATION HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL, ROYAPURAM
(KALMANDAPAM BUS STOP, NEAR ROYAPURAM POLICE STATION)

Chennai District Under 9, 13, 17 & 25 Boys and Girls Chess Selection Championships
21-Feb-2015 to 22-Feb-2015
KALAIMAGAL VIDYALAYA MATRICULATION HIGHER
SECONDARY SCHOOL, ROYAPURAM
(KALMANDAPAM BUS STOP, NEAR ROYAPURAM POLICE STATION)

HCA State Level Children & Open Tmt
21-Feb-2015 to 22-Feb-2015
Bishop Heber College,
Vayalur Road, Trichy 17

3rd Rotary Club Salem South State Level Children & Open Tmt
21-Feb-2015 to 22-Feb-2015
AVS Engineering College, Military Road, Ammapet, Salem 636 003

1st State Level Women's Day Chess Tmt
07-Mar-2015 to 08-Mar-2015
Vaishnava Collage,
Chrompet, Chennai.

TN State Under-11 Boys and Girls
24-Apr-2015 to 28-Apr-2015
Nagapattinam

6th KCM International Open FIDE Rated Tmt
29-Apr-2015 to 03-May-2015
P C Kalyana Mandapam , Ganapathy,
Coimbatore-6

TN State Open Chess Championship
01-May-2015 to 06-May-2015
Trichy

3rd KPK Open FIDE Rating Tmt
06-May-2015 to 10-May-2015
Sri Kamatchiamman Kalyanamandapam,
Tirupur.

TN State Women Championship
07-May-2015 to 11-May-2015
Tiruvarur.

TN State Under-19 Boys and Girls
12-May-2015 to 16-May-2015
Cuddalore

TN State Under-9 Boys and Girls
18-May-2015 to 22-May-2015
Madurai.

TN State Under-13 Boys and Girls
04-Jul-2015 to 08-Jul-2015
Krishnagiri.

TN State Under-7 Boys and Girls
01-Aug-2015 to 05-Aug-2015
Erode.

TN State Under - 12, 14 Rapid
10-Oct-2015 to 11-Oct-2015
Pudukottai Dist.

TN State Under - 16, 18 Rapid
17-Oct-2015 to 18-Oct-2015
Vellore.

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