Carlsen, Nakamura, Wei Yi, Karjakin, Giri, and So. Special scoring is in effect: wins are worth 3 points; draws, 1 point.
7th Hainan Danzhou Tournament
Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi Wang Hao, Bu Xiangzhi, Wang Yue, Hou Yifan, Pentala Harikrishna, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Leko and Vassily Ivanchuk.
Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Ruslan Ponomariov, Evgeniy Najer, Rainer Buhrmann and Leinier Dominguez-Perez. Discussion forum open now.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Koneru Humpy, Anna Muzychuk, Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Mariya Muzychuk, Antoaneta Stefanova, Pia Cramling, Dronavalli Harika, Bela Khotenashvili, Tan Zhongyi, Lela Javakhishvili, and Olga Girya.
Chinese Team Championship
Various Cities, China
Apr 12-Dec 5
The Chinese Team Championship has 22 rounds in total ending in December. Top seeds include Wei Yi, Ding Liren, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, et al.
June 24-Jule 3
A 10 player single round-robin includes involves Arkadij Naiditsch, Andrei Volokitin, Alexander Beliavsky, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ivan Ivanisevic, Luka Lenic, Zdenko Kozul, Jure Borisek, Jure Skoberne, and Matej Sebenik.
11th Edmonton International
Top seeds include Shirov, Ganguly, S P Sethuraman, and Sam Shankland.
Anand, Carlsen, Nakamura, Caruana, So, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Topalov, Kramnik. Carlsen wins the Blitz and the combined results with 23 points, ahead of Wesley So with 20.5.
Carlsen with with 6/9 ahead of Wesley So with 5.5/9.
Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup
Farrukh Amonatov turned the tables on Nepomniachtchi in the last round to take the Cup. Also playing were Le Quang, Karjakin, Mamedov, Gelfand, Wang Hao, Grischuk, Andreikin, Svidler, Kasimdzhanov, Gawain Jones, et al.
David Navara scored 4/6 including a win in the decisive final round which scored the European win.
The traditional match between the national chess teams of Russia and China takes place June 11-15. Top seeds are Ian Nepomniachtchi for Russia and Wang Yue for China.
Russia-China Match (Women)
Gunina, Pogonina, Bodnaruk, Goryachkina, Lagno represent Russia, taking on Chinese players Tan Zhongyi, Shen Yang, Guo Qi, Ding Yixin, and Lei Tingjie.
51st Capablanca Memorial
Leinier Dominguez Perez, Vassily Ivanchuk, Zoltan Almasi, Ivan Cheparinov, Yuriy Kryvoruchko and Lazaro Bruzon.
Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid
Nakamura won the rapid and the combined event, beating Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Veselin Topalov and Laurent Fressinet.
Grand Chess Tour Paris Blitz
Magnus Carlsen won the blitz event, beating Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Veselin Topalov and Laurent Fressinet.
Viswanathan Anand won by beating David Anton in the semi-finals and Wei Yi in the final.
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- A Giri vs Carlsen, 2016 1/2-1/2
- Wei Yi vs W So, 2016 1/2-1/2
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|7th Hainan Danzhou (2016)|
|A Ledger vs Baburin, 2012|
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|Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919|
|E Postny vs A Ledger, 2015|
|Wei Yi vs W So, 2016|
|W So vs Carlsen, 2016|
|A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986|
|Taimanov vs Petrosian, 1953|
|E Torre vs A Sokolov, 1984|
|C Allwermann vs S Kalinitschew, 1999|
|Yusupov vs A Sokolov, 1986|
|Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919|
|Tal vs Z Pigits, 1953|
|Carlsen vs A Giri, 2016|
|Pillsbury vs F D Cornell, 1899|
|M Molner vs Yudasin, 2005|
|M Molner vs Lenderman, 2010|
|Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006)|
|R Ovetchkin vs I Lysyj, 2013|
|Reshevsky vs Capablanca, 1935|
|Korchnoi vs Piket, 1993|
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