FIDE Women's World Chess Championship
Mar 16-Apr 7
Top seeds: Humpy Koneru, Ju Wenjun, Anna Muzychuk, Viktorija Cmilyte, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Valentina Gunina.
Mar 27-Apr 4
Top entrants include Mamedyarov, Tomashevsky, Nepomniachtchi, Ponomariov, Rapport, Korobov, Vallejo, Inarkiev. Discussion forum now open.
First won in 1964 by Tal, this is the 24th edition. Top players include Mamedyarov, Navara, and Eljanov. Discussion forum now open.
European Individual Championship
Feb 23-Mar 8
Evgeny Najer won with 8.5/11, beating out Navara, Vitiugov, Eljanov, Nepomniachtchi, Bacrot, Vallejo-Pons, et al.
Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid)
Kramnik beats out Aronian, Nakamura, Karjakin, Anand, and Caruana.
Zurich Chess Challenge
Anand beats out Caruana, Aronian, Karjakin, Nakamura and Kramnik.
Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz)
Aronian beats out Caruana, Anand, Karjakin, Nakamura and Kramnik.
Bunratty Chess Festival
Wesley So wins the masters section, ahead of Nigel Short, Gawain Jones, Nick Pert, Mark Hebden, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Bunratty Chess Festival (Classic)
Bjorn Thorfinnsson won this 10 player GM norm round-robin.
FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi
Tomashevsky dominated the field, a point and half ahead of Jakovenko. Also playing were Grischuk, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Mamedyarov, Svidler, Andreikin, et al.
GRENKE Chess Classic
Carlsen beat out Naiditsch in Armageddon tiebreaks. Both finished with 4.5/7, ahead of Caruana, Anand, Aronian, Adams, Bacrot, and Baramidze.
Jan 31-Feb 8
Top seeds include Vallejo-Pons, Nepomniachtchi, Alekseev, and T L Petrosian. Discussion forum now open.
Jan 28-Feb 6
Nakamura beat Topalov, Svidler, Vitiugov, Jakovenko, Harikrishna, Yangi Yu, Rapport, Wei Yi, Hou Yifan, et al. with 8.5/10.
Tata Steel 2015
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Carlsen, Caruana, Aronian, Giri, So, Vachier-Lagrave, Wojtaszek, Radjabov, Ding Liren, Jobava, Ivanchuk, Hou Yifan, Van Wely, and Saric give this mega-tournament an average rating of 2746. Magnus Carlsen won with 9/13.
Tata Steel 2015 (Group B)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Includes Wei Yi, Van Kampen, Shankland, Timman, and Gunina. Wei Yi won with 10.5/13.
90th Hastings Chess Congress
Dec 29-Jan 6
Zhao Jun finished with an excellent +7 -0 =2 score, winning by a full point.
Nutcracker Match of the Generations
The experienced "kings" (Leko, Shirov, Dreev and Morozevich) take on a team of younger "princes" (Artemiev, Fedoseev, Dubov and Oparin). The "Kings" won, 32.5 to 31.5.
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