Players: So, Kramnik, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Adams, Harikrishna, Eljanov, Wojtaszek, Topalov, Radjabov. Discussion forum now open.
GRENKE Chess Classic
Levon Aronian wins a point and a half ahead of Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Arkadij Naiditsch, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hou Yifan, Matthias Bluebaum, and Georg Meier.
GRENKE Chess Classic (Open)
Top seeds include Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Nikita Vitiugov, Maxim Matlakov, Etienne Bacrot, Richard Rapport, Gata Kamsky, Vladimir Fedoseev, et al.
European Individual Championship (Women)
Top seeds include Anna Muzychuk, Nana Dzagnidze, Mariya Muzychuk, Kateryna Lahno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alisa Galliamova, Pia Cramling, Natalia Pogonina, and over a hundred more. Discussion forum now open.
18th Karpov Poikovsky
Roster: Ernesto Inarkiev, Dmitry Jakovenko, Maxim Rodshtein, Anton Korobov, Evgeniy Najer, David Anton Guijarro, Daniil Dubov, Emil Sutovsky, Victor Bologan and Sergei Zhigalko. Discussion forum now open.
Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge
Nakamura, Svidler, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Kramnik, Gelfand, Oparin and Pelletier. Accelerated time control of 45m+30spm for the first 7 rounds and then a final day of games at 10 minutes plus 5s/move.
Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz)
Nakamura tied with Gelfand against Svidler, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Oparin and Pelletier.
St. Louis, USA
Mar 28-Apr 10
12 player round-robin with Caruana, So, Nakamura, Robson, Shankland, Xiong, Kamsky, Onischuk, Naroditsky, Akobian, Zherebukh, and Shabalov. So defeated Onischuk in the tiebreak round.
US Championship (Women)
St. Louis, USA
Mar 28-Apr 10
Sabina-Francesca Foisor won by a full point against Krush, Zatonskih, Paikidze, Abrahamyan, Nemcova, Sharevich, Yu, Virkud, Feng, Nguyen, and Yip.
Gawain Jones, Gabriel Sargissian, Anton Korobov, Alexander Areshchenko, Vladimir Akopian, Sergei Zhigalko, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Mar 22-Apr 3
A six player double round-robin with Anish Giri, Michael Adams, Pentala Harikrishna, Peter Svidler, Liren Ding and Yangyi Yu. Ding Liren won by a full point.
St. Louis, USA
David Howell defeated Swiercz, Fedoseev, Shankland, Ipatov, et al. with 6/9.
Mateusz Bartel, Michal Krasenkow, Kacper Piorun, Bartosz Socko, Grzegorz Gajewski, Aleksander Mista, Jacek Tomczak, Bartlomiej Heberla, Daniel Sadzikowski, and Lukasz Jarmula. Discussion forum now open.
HD Bank Cup
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Le Quang Liem beat Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, Ivan Cheparinov, Wang Hao, et al, with 7/9.
Tal Memorial (Rapid)
Top seeds include Alexey Shirov, Loek van Wely, Viktor Laznicka, Igor Kovalenko, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Daniel Fridman, Vladimir Onischuk, Alexei Fedorov, Alexander Shabalov, Jaan Ehlvest and many more.
Women's World Championship
Feb 11-Mar 3
Entrants include Ju Wenjun, Pogonina, Cramling, Anna Muzychuk, Kosteniuk, Zhao Xue, Gunina, et al. In the final Zhongyi Tan won the second rapid against Anna Muzychuk to become the new Womens's World Champion.
FIDE Grand Prix Sharjah
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and Alexander Grischuk tied for first with 5.5/9.
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