Carlsen-Anand World Championship
World Champion Magnus Carlsen successfully defended his title against erstwhile champion Viswanathan Anand in Russia. After a victory in game 11, World Champion Carlsen retains the title 6.5 to 4.5.
Saint Louis, USA
Nakamura and Aronian play a match of 4 classical games and 16 blitz games. Discussion forum now open.
A strong field with Ivanchuk, Eljanov, Ponomariov, Moiseenko, Korobov, Kuzubov, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Ukrainian Championship (Women)
Mariya Muzychuk, Anna Muzychuk, Osmak, Zhukova, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Tal Memorial Blitz
Kramnik, Karjakin, Svidler, Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi, Tomashevsky, Morozevich, Inarkiev, Kosteniuk, Gelfand, Leko, Mamedyarov.
Players: Aronian, Grischuk, Kramnik, Leko, Gelfand, Ding Liren, Morozevich and Inarkiev. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent
Oct 20-Nov 3
Andreikin beat out Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Mamedyarov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Radjabov, Jobava and Kasimdzhanov with 7/11.
Various cities, Germany
Oct 18-Apr 15
The German Schachbundesliga has begun. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Baku
Caruana and Gelfand tied with 6.5/11, beating out Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Dominguez Perez, Grischuk, Svidler, Andreikin, Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov and Tomashevsky.
Las Vegas, USA
Wesley So defeated Webster University teammate Ray Robson in the final match to clinch the championship and $100,000.
World Junior Championship
Lu Shanglei of China took the title with 10/13 half a point clear of his compatriot Wei Yi.
World Junior Championship (Girls)
Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia dominated the Girls event winning with 11/13 one and half points clear of Sarasadat Khademalsharieh of Iran.
PokerStars IoM Masters
Douglas, Isle of Man
Nigel Short wins with 7.5/9, beating out Michael Adams, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Laurent Fressinet, Gabriel Sargissian, Julio Granda Zuniga, et al.
Top seeds include Zhigalko, Inarkiev, Areshchenko, Kuzubov, et al. Inarkiev beat out Lupulescu on the tiebreak after both finished with 7/9.
Aronian, Anand, Ponomariov, and Vallejo Pons faced off for a DRR with 3-1-0 scoring. Anand won with 11 points.
European Club Cup
Taking place alongside the Bilbao Masters, SOCAR Azerbaijan (Giri, Topalov, Radjabov, et al) won with a perfect 7/7.
GRENKE Chess Classic
Naiditsch beat out Nisipeanu, Meier, Fridman, Baramidze, Schlosser, Blubaum, Wagner with 5/7.
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- Timman vs Salov, 1991 0-1
- Svidler vs D Andreikin, 2014 1-0
- The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 *
- Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 1-0
- Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 1-0
- Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 1/2-1/2
- Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 1-0
- Nunn vs Hebden, 1979 1-0
- R Fuchs vs Tal, 1969 1/2-1/2
- Lasker vs NN, 1900 1-0
Annotated games from 1889 (Steinitz et al)
Convicted murderer and prison chess champ, Claude Bloodgood
Four time women's world champion Susan Polgar
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The eclectic openings of Gerard Welling
Taimanov plays the Taimanov Sicilian
Great Match-Ups: Botvinnik vs Smyslov
Great Match-Ups: Leko vs Kramnik
Spassky, master of the closed sicilian
Marshall plays the Albin Countergambit
Rare victories by that perennial amateur, "NN"
Game Collection: The First World Championship
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|Carlsen vs Anand, 2014|
|The World vs Naiditsch, 2014|
|A Zinkl vs Schlechter, 1894|
|Nakamura-Aronian Match (2014)|
|Cambridge Springs (1904)|
|Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)|
|Lipschutz / Finn / Hymes vs Lasker / Delmar / Redding, 1902|
|NN vs Lasker, 1901|
|Louis F Stumpers|
|Kashdan vs Shainswit, 1938|
|Kharus vs D Gurevich, 1975|
|Timman vs Salov, 1991|
|N Djukic vs Caruana, 2014|
|Tal vs Korchnoi, 1958|
|La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834|
|Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)|
|P Nikolic vs E Kengis, 1999|
|Svidler vs D Andreikin, 2014|
|Spassky vs Ujtelky, 1964|
|R Fuchs vs Korchnoi, 1966|
|Ukrainian Championship (Women) (2014)|
|Carlsen vs Anand, 2014|
|Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014|
|D Burk vs J Walthour, 1982|
|Morozevich vs P Nikolic, 2000|
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