Two Dutch players GM Jan Smeets and GM Erwin L'Ami participated in the Death Match 22. This three-hour non-stop blitz and bullet match is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 22nd.

Ex-World Champion Viswanathan Anand scored 1.5 out of 2. The German Team Championship has already been decided before five rounds were there to go.

The Moscow Center for the Education of Chess acted as the venue for Chess960 (Fischerrandom) rapid tournament that was held on Friday and Saturday 21st and 22nd February ‘2014.

The month of February has seen Magnus Carlsen, the 16th world chess champion presenting mixed performances.

Armenian grandmaster Hrant Melkumyan won the first edition of the Casino Graz open, the new open tournament in Austria.

Baadur Jobava, is the winner of Bronstein Memorial, that was organized from in Minsk 11th to 19th February 2014. He had a very close shave against Alexander Shimanova but eventually the match ended in a tiebreak.