Hendrik Olde Memorial“Hendrik Olde Memorial” - May 20, 2012 - Blitz 5+5 minutes for each player, 11 double rounds in Swiss system. Random openings (in each round, every pair must start from the position seen on demonstration table).





SPRING IN KRAKOW SPRING IN KRAKOW - INTERNATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP of MALOPOLSKA - 28.04.2012 – 06.05.2012, Poland, Krakow, 5 Lubicz Str., Europejski Hotel.

Swiss system, 9 rounds. The tournament groups A, B and C are classified in the FIDE rating. 




Lev Braschinsky Rapid Chess Memorial Tournament


Second Lev Braschinsky Rapid Chess Memorial Tournament - March 17, 2012 in C. R. Jakobson Gymnasium, Riia mnt. 91, Männimäe, Viljandi, Estonia.  FIDE rules, 8 rounds with 15 minutes + 5 additional seconds for each move for each player, using Swiss pairing system.


Regulations      Results



Lev Braschinsky Memorial - 2011


Vladimir Petrov Memorial


GM Vladimir Petrov

The Vladimir Petrov memorial was held in Jurmala, Latvia, from Feb. 15 (arrival) to Feb. 20 (departure), 2012. The tournament was organized by Latvian Chess Federation in association with Grandmaster Alexei Shirov and replaced previously announced Tal Memorial keeping all the original terms: the schedule, the venue, the prize fund and the invited players.


Regulations      Schedule      Video: - 1  2  3    TV24 - 1  2  3      


Gallery:  1  2  3        Vladimir Petrov ...


Results:   A tournament -  1/2 Final   Final     B tournament     Blitz    VIP-tournament   Games (PGN) 


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CHESS CONGRESS DRUSKININKAI 2012 (Druskininkai, Lithuania, January 6–8, 2012) - 2 Rapid and 1 Blitz chess tournaments - first rapid and blitz chess tournaments in Lithuania in which participants were recorded in the FIDE rating. 

Organiser: Jonas Sidabras This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , +370 68682025


Regulations    Gallery  


 Results:    "Rapid Open"   "Aquapark Open"   "Blitz Dainava"


Alexei Shirov winter cup


GM Alexei Shirov

The international children chess tournament „Alexei Shirov winter cup” was held by the Latvian Chess Federation under active collaboration of GM Alexei Shirov from 14th (arrival) till 21st (departure) of February, 2012 in Jurmala (Latvia).


Regulations     Schedule        Results:   Boys   Girls        Gallery


VII Baltic school chess festival

Live Games

Games (PGN)          Photo Gallery


Results:     Team Tournament      Blitz     Rapid Chess




1. The goals.

To develop and establish international chess relationships.

2. Organizers.

The Children and Youth Center "Daugmale", RD IKSD, sponsors.

3. Time and venue.


Festival will be held in 5 star Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, 24 Kugu street, Riga, Latvia, from August 24 (day of  arrival) until  August 28 (day of departure) 2011. Opening ceremony takes place on the August, 25th at 15.00,  followed by round 1 at 15.30. The last round will be on the August 28th at 13.00.

4. Participants.

Chessplayers from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Poland, the Scandinavian countries and visitors from other countries can take part in this event. Each team shall consist of 4 participants = 3 boys + 1 girl, born in 1993 or younger. All participants must have category 1 or higher.

5. Tournament.

Swiss system, 7 rounds in accordance with FIDE Rules. The time control is game in 50 minutes to finish with 10 seconds per move starting from move 1.

6. Prizes and awards.

The teams which take 1-3 places will be awarded with cups, diplomas and special prizes. Individual prizes will be awarded to players who take 1-3 places on each board.

7. Conditions.

Teams are responsible for their transportation cost, accommodation and lodging. All chess players and coaches will be accommodated in the 5 star Radisson Blu Daugava  which is only 20 euro per day in a “triple” room per person, breakfast is included. Accommodation for parents is 25 euro (“triple” room). It is possible to upgrade to: „double” room - 62 euro; „single” room - 55 euro. The entry fee is 50 EUR per team.


8. Registrations.

All registrations are accepted until August 17th 2011.

Please mail them to: Jēkabpils 19a, Rīga, Latvia, LV-1003.                                                                                     

All questions should be addressed to Polina Ni. Tel. + 371 29653095;                                

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Riga Technical University Open 2011

The International Chess Festival RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OPEN 2011 was held from August 9 to 14 at the main building of the Riga Technical University located in the heart of the Riga – the Old Town – Kalku street 1 (two main ELO tournaments  and an additional blitz tournament).

The total prize pool of the festival - 3500 LVL (5000 EUR).



Results:   Blitz    Тournament  А    Тournament  В         Games archive     Photos


Chess Festival "Liepajas rokade"


Chess Festival "Liepajas rokade": August 4 - 7, 2011, Hotel Fontaine Royal (Stūrmaņu iela 1, LIEPAJA, LATVIA, LV-3401(+371) 63489777(+371) 63489776 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Open, Team and Blitz tournaments.



Regulations     Results:    Open   Team   Blitz