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Tuesday, May 22
Richard Teichmann
vs
Mikhail Chigorin

The Teichmann Cometh

Player of the Day
Alexander McDonnell
(1798-1835)

Opening of the Day
French, Winawer
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. ♘c3 ♗b4

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Altibox Norway
Stavanger, Norway
May 27-Jun 8
Aronian, Anand, Carlsen, Mamedyarov, MVL, Caruana, Karjakin, Nakamura, Wesley So and Ding Liren. Discussion forum now open.
 
Capablanca Memorial
Havana, Cuba
May 8-20
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Women's World Championship
Chongqing/Shanghai, China
May 3-20
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.
 
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Soochi, Russia
May 1-10
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Soochi, Russia
May 1-10
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US Championship
Saint Louis, USA
Apr 18-30
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
Apr 18-30
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.
 
Gashimov Memorial
Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Apr 19-28
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
Baden-Baden, Germany
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
Mar 10-28
Berlin, Germany
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European Individual Chess Championship
Mar 17-28
Batumi, Georgia
Jakovenko, Wojtaszek, Navara, Vallejo Pons, Ivanchuk, Mamedov, Matlakov, Dubov, Naiditsch, Ponomariov, et al.
 
Reykjavík Open
Mar 6-14
Reykjavík, Iceland
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Tal Memorial (Rapid)
Mar 2-5
Moscow, Russia
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)
Mar 5
Moscow, Russia
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.
 
Aeroflot Open
Feb 19-Mar 2
Moscow, Russia
Vladislav Kovalev beat out a strong field including Fedoseev, Vidit, Andreikin, Mamedov, Matlakov, et al.
 
Hou-Karpov Match
Harbin, China
Feb 4-7
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.
 
Tradewise Gibraltar
Jan 23-31
Caleta, Gibraltar
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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