May 27-Jun 8
Aronian, Anand, Carlsen, Mamedyarov, MVL, Caruana, Karjakin, Nakamura, Wesley So and Ding Liren. Discussion forum now open.
Samuel Shankland won with 7.5/10, defeating Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Aleksey Dreev, David Anton Guijarro, Aleksandr Rakhmanov and Yusnel Bacallao Alonso.
Women's World Championship
Defending champion Tan Zhongyi played Ju Wenjun in a 10 game match. Ju Wenjun emerged victorious 5.5 to 4.5 and is the new Women's World Champion.
Russian Team Championship
The event was won by "The Bronze Horseman" of St. Petersburg, consisting of Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Maxim Matlakov, et al.
Russian Women's Team Championship
The event was won by "Ugra", consisting of Anna Ushenina, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, et al.
Saint Louis, USA
Sam Shankland won with a stellar +6 -0 =5. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Alex Onischuk, Ray Robson, Sam Shankland, Varuzhan Akobian, Jeffery Xiong, Alex Lenderman, Awonder Liang, Yaroslav Zherebukh and Zviad Izoria.
US Championship (Women)
Saint Louis, USA
Nazi Paikidze won after defeating Annie Wang in the tiebreaks. Players: Irina Krush, Anna Zatonskih, Tatev Abrahamyan, Nazi Paikidze, Sabina Foisor, Jennifer Yu, Annie Wang, Maggie Feng, Anna Sharevich, Dorsa Derakhshani, Akshita Gorti and Rusudan Goletiani.
The 5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial included Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Sergey Karjakin, Veselin Topalov, Teimour Radjabov, Rauf Mamedov and David Navara. Carlsen won with 6/9.
GRENKE Chess Classic
Mar 31-Apr 9
This world class tournament featured Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Vitiugov, Naiditsch, Hou Yifan, Georg Meier, and Matthias Bluebaum. Caruana was in the lead for most of the event and finished a full point ahead, with 6.5/9.
World Chess Championship Candidates
Fabiano Caruana finished a full point in the lead with 9/14, earning the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen in November.
European Individual Chess Championship
Jakovenko, Wojtaszek, Navara, Vallejo Pons, Ivanchuk, Mamedov, Matlakov, Dubov, Naiditsch, Ponomariov, et al.
Now dubbed "The Bobby Fischer Memorial", this strong open included many GMs including Pavel Eljanov, Gata Kamsky, Richard Rapport, Konstantin Landa, Erwin L'Ami, Ahmed Adly, and Aleksandr Lenderman. The winner was Baskaran Adhiban with 7.5/9.
Tal Memorial (Rapid)
The 11th Tal Memorial is a rapid/blitz event featuring Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, and Daniil Dubov. Anand won with 6/9.
Tal Memorial (Blitz)
The 11th Tal Memorial is a rapid/blitz event featuring Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, and Daniil Dubov. Karjakin won with 10/13.
Feb 19-Mar 2
Vladislav Kovalev beat out a strong field including Fedoseev, Vidit, Andreikin, Mamedov, Matlakov, et al.
Former world champion Karpov took on three-time women world champion Hou Yifan in a 6-game rapid match, and won 3.5 to 2.5.
One of the strongest Gibraltar tournaments ever featured Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, Ivanchuk, and scores of other top GMs. There was a seven way tie with 7.5/10. Levon Aronian won the event defeating Rapport in the semi-finals and Vachier-Lagrave in the final.
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