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A festival "lushta summer 2013" started

On May, 28 in the resort hotel of «Kaissa» a festival «lushta summer 2013» started. In a tournament there is very interesting composition: young talented chess-players will fight for a master norm Afanasiev Nikita and Sychevskyy Andriy, chess-players from Mongolia and woman grand master Doluhanova Evgeniya. To look a tournament table, the photo of participants of tournament with the norm of international master can here

On a photo is international grand master Doluhanova Evgeniya

Calendar of tournaments for 2013
On our website a calendar and the position of the tournament in Alushta on the year 2013. We Draw Your attention to the open-tournament, which will be held from 01 to 10 July, with a guaranteed prize fund of $ 5,000, regardless of the number of participants.
Anastasia Bodnaruk: return to Alushta
For the first time I got this wonderful city at the age of four. In the eight-year — I took part in a blitz-tournament, which was held in the city chess club. And only eleven years later I came back in Alushta, in order to take part in a grandmaster tournament. The chess club is not in sight, but the chess life in the city thrives in the boarding house «Kaissa», which is headed by a big fan of chess art international arbiter Galperin Leonid Zinovievich
Aleksander Moiseenko and Anna Sharevich held preparations for the Olympics in Alushta
Alexander Moiseenko, being the member of Ukraine national team, has become an olimpic champion. Anna Sharevich the leader of Belarus national team has also showed good result. The photo report of their training in our town is for your attention.
Young chess players from Estonia and Iran back in Alushta!

Estonian champion Anna Sagadieva and European champion Kirill Chukavin this year came in Alushta not for the first time.
It has become a tradition for them to make preparations for important competitions in Alushta

Champion of the European Union under 8 years (2010) — Kirill Chukavin

Ruslan Ponomariov a winner of the super tournament in Dortmund (the secrets of training)
Traditional Tournament in Dortmund has ended with a clear-cut victory of the Ukrainian grandmaster Ruslan Ponomariov. Many people are interested how leading chess players prepare to such important competitions? Our small photo report will show Ruslan Ponomariov's method of preparation in the city of Alushta.
The tournaments Alushta summer 2010-3 and 2010-3.1 have started
14 and 15th of June was the start day of «Alushta summer 2010-3» – the GM tournament (look here) and «Alushta summer 2010-3»  (look here). The tournaments have gathered chess players from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. Both tournaments will be held till 25 of June.
The tournaments Alushta summer 2010-2 have started
On the 2-nd of June the GM tournament «Alushta summer 2010-2» (look here) and have started.
Starting festival Alushta summer 2010
23rd of May was started two tournaments with norms of the international grand master and the international master festival «Alushta summer 2010». Starting tournaments Alushta summer 2010-1 and Alushta summer 2010-1.1 have collected very interesting structure in boarding house «Kaissa»: to traditional participants from Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Azerbaijan chess players from Iran, Georgia and even Malta have joined. To look standings, photos of participants, and also download games GM tournament you can here, and tournament with norm of the international master here.

Foto: chessman Harandi, Hootan (Iran
Chess Festival "Alushta summer -2010"
From May, 22 till October, 7, 2010 the chess festival «Alushta summer — 2010» will pass in Alushta town. In the program of festival are open tournaments with a prize fund of 5000$ in each, children tournaments, tournaments with the norms of International Grandaster and Master, rating tournament, and also the session of Gennady Kuzmin chess school.
You can see the Festival Regulation here.
Interview with grandmaster Sergey Dolmatov

The interview with Sergey Dolmatov was conducted in Alushta in Crimea, Ukraine, when three pupils of the Russian grandmaster participated in two June 2009 tournaments. The English translation is prepared by the Chess Today team.

— What do you consider to be your highest success as a player?


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Alexander Goloschapov
"Coming To Alushta Again!"
Pavel Eljanov
Kaissa boarding house in Alushta is one of the few chess oases...
Alexander Moiseenko
I warmly remember my visits to Alushta
Ponomariov Ruslan
I have repeatedly visited the boarding house Kaissa
Rajabov Teimour
With great pleasure I remember my participation in the traditional tournament in Alushta
Katherine Lahno
I like taking part in the tournaments on the Sea Shore at summer
Sergey Karyakin
I fulfilled the norm of the International Master and than International Grossmaster in Alushta
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Dear Kirsan Nikolayevich, Alushta is for real!
Vladimir Malaniuk
For the first time in Alushta!
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The Crimea is a blessed and healing region
Gennady Kuzmin
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Andrey Kovalev
Tournaments in Alushta for me like in the advertisement three pleasures in one
Veniamin Shturenkov
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Ukraine Women's Championship 2005
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Ukraine Women's Championship 2004