FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk
Dmitry Jakovenko edged out Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana on tie-break after all finished with 6.5/11. Caruana and Nakamura qualify for the 2016 Candidates.
European Individual Women's Championship
Nana Dzagnidze, Bela Khotenashvili, Antoaneta Stefanova, Girya Olga, Hoang Thanh Trang, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Ding Liren, Wang Hao, Yangyi Yu, Wei Yi, Zhou Jianchao, Wen Yang, Zhao Jun, Lu Shanglei, Wang Chen, Liu Qingnan, Wan Yunguo, and Lin Chen.
Chinese Championship (Women)
Tan Zhongyi, Yang Shen, Qi Guo, Tingjie Lei, Ding Yixin, Zhang Xiaowen, Wang Jue, Shiqun Ni, Mo Zhai, Yiyi Xiao, Xueyi Li, and Ying Zhu.
EnterCard Scandinavian Masters
Players: Laurent Fressinet, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Nils Grandelius, Curt Hansen, Simen Agdestein and Aryan Tari.
Russian Team Rapid Championship
Leading players include Peter Svidler, Gata Kamsky, Nikita Vitiugov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vladimir Malakhov, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championship
Leading players include Grischuk, Kramnik, Aronian, Jakovenko, Wojtaszek, Vitiugov, Svidler, et al.
Russian Team Championship (Women)
Leading players include Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Natalia Pogonina, Lilit Mkrtchian, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, et al.
47th Italian Teams
Civitanova Marche, Italy
Apr 29-May 3
The team Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova (Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Bacrot) won the title.
2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial
Magnus Carlsen wins by a full point, beating out Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Michael Adams and Rauf Mamedov.
Kasparov vs Short (Blitz)
Saint Louis, USA
Garry Kasparov defeated Nigel Short 7-1 in a blitz/rapid match in St. Louis.
Kasparov vs Short (Rapid)
Saint Louis, USA
Garry Kasparov defeated Nigel Short 7-1 in a blitz/rapid match in St. Louis.
FIDE World Team Championship
China took the gold medal with top board Ding Liren, Ukraine won the silver, and Aronian helped Armenia achieve the bronze.
17th Dubai Chess Open
Leading players include David Howell, Vladimir Fedoseev, Igor Kovalenko, Tigran L Petrosian, et al.
Bangkok Chess Club Open
Top players include Wang Hao, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Nigel Short, Jan Gustafsson, Jozsef Horvath, et al.
St. Louis, USA
Mar 31-Apr 14
Hikaru Nakamura placed first ahead of Wesley So, Ray Robson, Gata Kamsky, Alexander Onischuk, Daniel Naroditsky, Sam Shankland, Varuzhan Akobian, Timur Gareev, Kayden Troff, Sam Sevian and Conrad Holt.
US Championships (Women)
St. Louis, USA
Mar 31-Apr 14
Irina Krush placed first ahead of Katerina Nemcova, Tatev Abrahamyan, Anna Sharevich, et al.
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