Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match
Nov 9-28 2018
The upcoming World Chess Championship, between reigning world champion (since 2013) Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana–the first American to challenge for the World Chess title since Bobby Fischer stunned the World in 1972—will be a 12-game match, played at The College of Holborn in London, and organized by FIDE and its commercial partner Agon. Chessgames.com will be carrying all the games LIVE. Official Site - Carlsen / Caruana WC Page
Women's World Championship KO
Nov 3-25 2018
The Women's World Chess Championship tournament, played in a 64-player knockout format, will be the second women's championship event held this year. In May, Ju Wenjun defeated Tan Zhongyi to take the women's title in a match that had originally been scheduled to occur in 2017. Official Site - Tournament Page
Isle of Man Masters
Oct 20-28 2018
The Isle of Man International included leading players such as Aronian, Giri, MVL, Kramnik, Wesley So, Anand, Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, Rapport, Wang Hao, Le Quang Liem, & Adams. Radoslaw Wojtaszek finally edged out Arkadij Naiditsch in an Armageddon tie-break game to win the event.
34th European Club Cup
Porto Carras GRE
Oct 12-18 2018
The 34th European Club Cup took place in Porto Carras, with 61 open teams and 12 women's teams (split into two groups). World Champion Magnus Carlsen played his final event before his World Championship defense against Fabiano Caruana. Mednyi Vsadnik St.Petersburg defeated Valerenga Sjakklubb in the final round to win the title. Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo won the women's title.
43rd Chess Olympiad
Sep 23-Oct 6 2018
The 43rd Chess Olympiad concluded with China taking double gold by edging out the USA on a tiebreak in the Open section, as well as dominating the Women's section. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the discussion on Chessgames.com. Tournament pages: Open Section - Women's Section
57th World Juniors
Sep 4-16 2018
The 57th World Juniors saw Top seed Maghsoodloo of Iran dominate the event, wrapping up first place with a round to spare. He was defeated in the final round but still won the event by a point from Abhimanyu Puranik of India and Sergei Lobanov of Russia.
36th World Junior Girls
Sep 4-16 2018
Untitled Aleksandra Maltsevskaya from Russia won the girls event on tie-break from Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova of Uzbekistan after both scored 8.5/11, Nino Khomeriki took 3rd.
St. Louis Rapid & Blitz
St. Louis, MO USA
Aug 11-Aug 16 2018
The St. Louis Rapid and Blitz featured such players as Grischuk, Caruana, Nakamura, Aronian, MVL, Mamedyarov, Karjakin, Anand, So, and Dominguez. Mamedyarov and Nakamura tied for first in the rapid with 6/9 and shared the honors. MVL dominated in the blitz, making 13.5/18, 3 whole points ahead of the runner up Nakamura. Nakamura was the overall victor, as a result of his joint first place in the Rapid and 2nd in the blitz.
105th British Chess Championships
Jul 28-Aug 5
The 105th British Chess Championships featured names like Adams, Howell, Jones, Hawkins, Pert, Fodor, and others. Luke McShane and Michael Adams ended up tied for first place. After the rapid tie-break failed to produce a winner, Michael Adams prevailed 2-0 in the blitz tiebreak and emerged as Champion.
9th Hainan Danzhou GM
Jul 27-Aug 3 2018
9th Hainan Danzhou GM saw Yangyi Yu won with 4.5/7 half a point clear of Le Quang Liem.
6th Sinquefield Cup
St. Louis, MO USA
This elite international event featured 10 of the strongest chess players in the world, concluding with an unusual, mutually-agreed three way tie for first place, with Fabiano Caruana, World Champion Magnus Carlsen, and Levon Aronian sharing equal honors.
Biel Chess Festival
July 22-Aug 1
A double round-robin featuring Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, David Navara and Nico Georgiadis. Games start 8:00am USA/Eastern.
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Players: Kramnik, Giri, Nisipeanu, Nepomniachtchi, Kovalev, Meier, Wojtaszek, and Duda.
Wesley So retained his title beating Vallejo 2-0 in a blitz tie-break in the final. Praggnanandhaa, although finishing last, scored his first victory against So.
Russian Higher League
Jun 26-Jul 6
Maxim Matlakov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Evgeny Alekseev, Denis Khismatullin, Alexey Dreev, Alexander Motylev, Evgeny Najer, and scores more compete for invitation to the Russian Superfinals.
Russian Higher League (Women)
Jun 26-Jul 6
Oksana Gritsayeva leads after 7 rounds. Top seeds include Galliamova, Kovalevskaya, Bodnaruk, Nechaeva, Ovod, and many more.
Gideon Japhet Cup
Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Georg Meier, Anna Muzychuk.
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