Norway Chess Tournament
Carlsen, Aronian, Radjabov, Karjakin, Anand, Topalov, Nakamura, Svidler, Wang Hao, and Jon Ludvig Hammer participate in Norway's first supertournament. Karjakin wins the event with 6/9.
Norway Chess Tournament (Blitz)
The Norway Supertournament kicks off with a blitz event which determines the pairings. Karjakin won with 6.5/9.
European Individual Championships
Moiseenko finished first on tie-break from Alekseev, Romanov, Beliavsky, Lupulescu, Vallejo Pons, Movsesian, Nepomniachtchi, Dreev and Melkumyan after all finished on 8/11.
Women Grand Prix
Top seeds include Hou Yifan, Muzychuk, Dzagnidze, Lahno, Tatiana Kosintseva, et al. Discussion forum now open.
St. Louis, USA
Gata Kamsky beat out Alejandro Ramirez-Alvarez in the rapid tiebreaks to become the 2013 USA Champion.
US Championships (Women)
St. Louis, USA
Defending champion Irina Krush wins with an amazing 8.5/9.
Anand-Carlsen World Championship
The Indian Chess Federation has signed a deal with FIDE making Chennai as the venue of the 2013 World Chess Championship to take place in November. Discussion forum now open.
Paris and St. Petersburg
Apr 20-May 1
Gelfand and Aronian shared first place with 5.5/9.
FIDE Grand Prix
Apr 17-May 1
Topalov was in fine form, winning by a full point and a half (8/11).
Wang Yue (top seed) won by a point and a half.
Chinese Championships (Women)
Ding Yixin is the 2013 Chinese Women's Chess Champion.
Russian Team Championships
A very strong field, despite the fact that Tomsk-400 could not attend. Karjakin, Caruana, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Morozevich, Ivanchuk, Svidler, Leko, Kamsky, et al. CF St. Petersburg won the championship aided by a last round win by Grischuk as black against the Ruy Lopez.
Russian Team Championships (Women)
Ushenina, Pogonina, Gunina, et al. Yugra (Ushenina, Pogonina, Kovanova, Romanko, Shadrina) took the gold, edging out SHSM by 1.5 points.
World Championship Candidates Tournament
Mar 15-Apr 1
A double round-robin with Gelfand, Carlsen, Aronian, Kramnik, Radjabov, Ivanchuk, Grischuk, and Svidler. In the final round, tournament leaders Carlsen and Kramnik both lost their games--but Magnus Carlsen prevails on tiebreak (most wins) and will therefore challenge Anand later this year.
3rd HD Bank Cup
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Le Quang Liem took clear first with 7.5/9.
13th European Individual Senior Championship
Mark Tseitlin (men) and Margarita Voiska (women's section) took first place both by a half-point.
Women's World Team Championship
10 countries competed: India, USA, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, France, Romania, China, Kazakhstan, and Turkey. Ukraine took the gold, ahead of China and Russia.
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