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WGM Gulishkan Nakhbayeva: IOCC 2013 is one of my preparations for next year

WGM Gulishkan Nakhbayeva: IOCC 2013 is one of my preparations for next year

WGM Gulishkan Nakhbayeva is the third Kazakhstan woman chessplayer to have become a woman grandmaster. The humble and personable 22 year old is considered to be her country’s brightest prospect and since making a sensational debut at the World Chess Olympiad 2012 in Istanbul, she has been given significant opportunities to broaden her experience in [...]

R6 and R7: double round report at IOCC

R6 and R7: double round report at IOCC

GM Alexey Dreev leads, WGM Paehtz is top woman

GM Alexey Dreev: IOCC Still Has Many Rounds to Go

GM Alexey Dreev: IOCC Still Has Many Rounds to Go

GM Alexey Dreev is the sole leader of the Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2013. After 7 round he is on top with 6,0/7. GM Alexey Dreev prevailed in his game against GM Ivan Ivanisevic, which brought him to the first position that he managed to keep today. Here is an interview with GM Dreev [...]

WGM Elisabeth Paehtz: My Target is be Among the Top 3 Women

WGM Elisabeth Paehtz: My Target is be Among the Top 3 Women

WGM Elisabeth Paehtz is the German representative playing at the Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2013. So far the 28 year old chess player has yet to hit her best form at IOCC. The 32nd place finisher at the European Championship 2013 held in Belgrade, Serbia, feels that IOCC is very strong and even if [...]

Alexander Moiseenko: I only want to play well

Alexander Moiseenko: I only want to play well

GM Alexander Moiseenko (2703) is the highest rated participant at the Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2013. So this chessplayer who comes from Ukraine is automatically the tournament’s top seed. Furthermore his standing as the European Champion 2013 not only makes him one of the favourites but a much watched player. So far everything has [...]

Interview with GM Ivan Ivanisevic

Interview with GM Ivan Ivanisevic

The Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2013 which is current in progress in Jakarta, Indonesia, has inspired GM Ivan Ivanisevic to more often visit this South East Asian nation. With a rating of 2632, the Serbian chessplayer is on of the favourites. After three round, Ivanisevic is one of two players till with a perfect [...]

Alexey Dreev takes the sole lead at IOCC 2013

Alexey Dreev takes the sole lead at IOCC 2013

The eagerly awaited match-ups in round fiveĀ  of the Indonesian Open 2013 were the top board encounters between GM Alexey Dreev (3.5) and the tournament leader GM Ivan Ivanisevic (4) and between GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly and GM Hoang Thanh Trang. Ganguly could make no headway against Hoang while GM Alexander Moiseenko by winning against [...]

Ivan Ivanisevic sole leader of Indonesia Open

Ivan Ivanisevic sole leader of Indonesia Open

After four rounds of play, the Indonesian Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2013 finally has a sole leader. He is GM Ivan Ivanisevic, who proved to be too strong for the popular GM Avetik Grigoryan. Results: Round 1 / Round 2 / Round 3 / Round 4 / Round 5 results and pairings Live games with [...]

Avetik Grigoryan and Ivan Ivanisevic lead after R3

Avetik Grigoryan and Ivan Ivanisevic lead after R3

After the intense battles of the first two days of Indonesia Open 2013, round three was seemingly a relatively peaceful affair, but even if there were draws amongst the leaders on the top four boards, all were not with fights. GMs Alexander Moiseenko, Vaibhav Suri, Nigel Short, Vadim Malakhatko, John Paul Gomez, Aleksey Dreev, Gundavaa [...]

Nigel Short: IOCC will only get stronger

Nigel Short: IOCC will only get stronger

Nigel Short, currently rated 2684, needs no introduction as he is a well traveled globe trotting Englishman and a frequent visitor to Asia. He is not only a chess player, but is also a national team trainer, who has written extensively about the game while continuing to be in demand as a commentator at major [...]

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