May 26-Jun 4
Caruana, Giri, Karjakin, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Mamedyarov, Radjabov, Safarli, Hou Yifan, Mammadov
European Individual Chess Championship
Ernesto Inarkiev beat out top seeds David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Nikita Vitiugov, Ruslan Ponomariov, Francisco Vallejo Pons, et al.
Short - Gretarsson Match
Nigel Short defeated Hjorvar Gretarsson in a 6 game rapid match, 4.5 to 1.5.
Ding - So Match
Ding Liren deafeted Wesley So play a 4 game match as part of the China/USA Summit in Shanghai. Ding Liren won with +1 -0 =3.
Russian Team Championship
Kramnik, Karjakin, Svidler, Grischuk, Dominguez, Jakovenko, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championship (Women)
Kateryna Lahno, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Natalia Pogonina, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Apr 30-May 8
Leading players include Alexey Shirov, Dmitry Andreikin, Zoltan Almasi, Krishnan Sasikiran, Ilya Smirin, Eduardas Rozentalis, et al.
Ultimate Blitz Challenge with Kasparov
St. Louis, USA
The top three finishers of the US Championship (Caruana, Nakamura, and So) joined Garry Kasparov in a special exhibition blitz tournament lasting 6 rounds. Nakamura won with 11/18 while the former champion held his own with a solid +6 -5 =7.
Magnus Carlsen wins with 6/9 ahead of Aronian, Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Topalov, Harikrishna, Li Chao, Anish Giri, Pavel Eljanov and Nils Grandelius.
Magnus Carlsen wins with 7.5/9.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Apr 19-May 3
Anna Muzychuk, Zhao Xue, Nana Dzagnidze, Mariya Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina, Bela Khotenashvili, Elina Danielian, Almira Skripchenko, Nino Batsiashvili, Lela Javakhishvili, Olga Girya.
Wei Yi wins handily with 7.5/11, in the absense of many top Chinese players.
Chinese Championships (Women)
Qi Guo defeats Mo Zhai, Yiyi Xiao, et al.
US Chess Championships
Saint Louis, USA
Fabiano Caruana beat out Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Gata Kamsky, Alexander Onischuk, Samuel Shankland, Ray Robson, Aleksandr Lenderman, Varuzhan Akobian, Jeffery Xiong, Alexander Shabalov and Akshat Chandra with 8.5/11.
US Chess Championships (Women)
Saint Louis, USA
Nazi Paikidze beat out Anna Zatonskih, Irina Krush and many other strong ladies to finish with 8.5/11.
Polish Men's Championship
Mar 30-Apr 7
Radoslaw Wojtaszek won with 6.5/9.
World Chess Championship Candidates
Karjakin, winning with 8.5/14, will play a match for the title against reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen this November in the US.
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- Yifan Hou vs E Safarli, 2016 1/2-1/2
- Radjabov vs Yifan Hou, 2016 1/2-1/2
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|Yifan Hou vs E Safarli, 2016|
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Chess masters are known for their remarkable memory for the pieces on a chessboard. But it's not because people with
photographic memories become chess masters. The masters are no better than beginners when remembering a board of
randomly arranged pieces. Their memory captures meaningful relations among the pieces, such as threats and defenses, not
just their distribution in space.
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