Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, and Radjabov. Discussion forum now open.
Gashimov Memorial (B Group)
Pavel Eljanov, Wang Hao, Etienne Bacrot, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Alexander Motylev, Rauf Mamedov, Gadir Guseinov, Eltaj Safarli, Vasif Durarbayli, and Nijat Abasov.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Includes Yifan Hou, Muzychuk, Tatiana Kosintseva, Zhao Xue, Stefanova, et al.
Fagernes GM Open
Top seeds include Evgeny Postny, Sam Shankland, Eduardas Rozentalis, and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championships
Malachite (Karjakin, Grischuk, et al) won. Top players included Grischuk, Karjakin, Svidler, Vitiugov, Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko, Morozevich, Leko, Shirov, Kamsky, et al.
Russian Team Championships (Women)
Ugra (Cmilyte, Pogonina, et al) won. Top players included Galliamova, Gunina, Cmilyte, Pogonina, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Latvian Railway Rapid
Ivanchuk dominates the field with an incredible 13/14. Also playing were Malakhkov, Fridman, Shirov, Van Wely, Bologan, Navara, Alekseev, et al.
World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament
A double round-robin to determine Carlsen's challenger in November. The all-star participants are: Anand, Kramnik, Andreikin, Topalov, Mamedyarov, Aronian, Karjakin, and Svidler. Vishy has won the event with 8.5/14, and has earned his rematch against Carlsen in November.
15th European Individual Championships
Motylev scored a fine victory with 9/11 a point clear of the field. Other top seeds included Bacrot, Eljanov, Jakovenko, Korobov, Malakhov, Tomashevsky, Wojtaszek, Moiseenko, Fressinet, Almasi, Areshchenko, Judit Polgar, and more. 263 players in all.
Yu Yangyi barely edged out Ding Liren on tiebreaks to claim the title. Also playing were Zhou Jianchao, Yifan Hou, Wen Yang, Wei Yi, Zhao Jun, Qun Ma, Xiu Deshun, Zeng Chongsheng, Liu Qingnan, and Lin Chen.
Li Chao wins with 8.5/10. Other top seeds included Naiditsch, Berkes, Rapport, A Bassem, G Jones, Kobalia, L'ami, et al.
Axel Bachmann beat Sergei Azarov on tiebreaks, both with 7.5/9. Other top seeds included Ding Liren, Iturrizaga, Negi, Gupta, Ganguly, et al.
David Bronstein Memorial
Top seed Baadur Jobava edged out Fedorchuk and Oleksienko on tiebreaks, all finishing with 7/9.
Bunratty Chess Festival
Gawain Jones wins with 5.5/6.
Jan 28-Feb 6
Cheparniov beat out Ivanchuk on tiebreaks. Other top players included Adams, Vachier-Lagrave, Kamsky, Short, et al.
Zurich Chess Challenge
Jan 29-Feb 4
Carlsen, Aronian, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura and Gelfand made this the strongest Zurich Challenge ever. There were five rounds of blitz, five rounds of classical, and five rounds of rapid. Magnus Carlsen was the overall winner, winning the blitz on tiebreak and the classical. Caruana won the rapid.
Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid)
Five rounds with Carlsen, Aronian, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura and Gelfand. Caruana won the event with 4/5, but that wasn't quite enough to displace Carlsen as the overall winner.
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Chewing the fat about the Catalan
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|Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014|
|Gashimov Memorial (2014)|
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|R Hodgson vs A Wallace, 1896|
|Korchnoi vs P Kotsur, 2002|
|W Napier vs W T Dickinson, 1904|
|Pillsbury vs K A Walbrodt, 1893|
|Pillsbury vs M Judd, 1898|
|A T Bigelow|
|E Nikolic vs Fischer, 1968|
|M Richter vs E Berg, 2011|
|Pachman vs Szabo, 1947|
|Fred Dewhirst Yates|
|D Swiercz vs Damljanovic, 2008|
|Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960|
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