Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship
New York, USA
After 12 classical time-control games, World Champion Magnus Carlsen defended his title in the rapid tiebreaks against challenger Sergey Karjakin.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Nov 18-Dec 2
Top seed Ju Wenjun won with 7.5/11. Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Harika Dronavalli still able to win and qualify for a World Championship match.
St. Louis, USA
Topalov, Caruana, Anand, and Nakamura participate in a 4 day event that spans three styles of chess: two classical, two rapid, and four blitz games.
European Club Cup
Novi Sad, Serbia
Top seeds include Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Pentala Harikrishna, Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Pavel Eljanov, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Alexander Grischuk, et al. Discussion forum now open.
European Club Cup (Women)
Novi Sad, Serbia
Top seeds include Hou Yifan, Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Natalia Pogonina, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Carlsen-Nakamura Chess.com Blitz Battle
Carlsen obtained a large lead after the 5m+2spm and 3m+2spm sections and narrowly lost the bullet 1m+1spm with a final score of 14.5-10.5.
Alexander Riazantsev beat out Grischuk, Svidler, Inarkiev, Vitiugov, Tomashevsky, Jakovenko, et al.
Russian Superfinals (Women)
Alexandra Kosteniuk beat out Pogonina, Gunina, Bodnaruk, et al. with 8.5/11.
World Cadets U12
Nikhil Kumar won the U12 cadet's section of the 2016 WYCC with a score of 9.5/11.
Amir Timur 680th Anniversary Rapid
Quadruple round robin with Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov.
Short - Hou Match
Nigel Short takes on the world's strongest female player in a 6 game match, part of the Hoogeveen Chess Festival. GM Short won, 3.5 to 2.5.
Van Foreest - Sokolov
Jorden van Foreest plays a 6 game match with Ivan Sokolov, part of the Hoogeveen Chess Festival.
Karpov - Timman Match
Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman play a four game match in Murmansk as part of the 4th Basamro International.
Various cities, Germany
Oct 15-May 1
The next season of the German Schachbundesliga has begun.
Russian Team Blitz
Moscow team "SHSM Moscow" (Morozevich, Popov, Motylev, Dubov) won the both the rapid and blitz.
Russian Team Rapid
Moscow team "SHSM Moscow" won the both the rapid and blitz.
Russian Team Rapid (Women)
Team Yugra" from Khanty-Mansiysk won the women's rapid. Team "VIVO" from St. Petersburg won the women's blitz event, although the games are not currently avialable.
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