Tashkent Grand Prix
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent
Oct 20-Nov 3
Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Mamedyarov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Andreikin, Radjabov, Jobava and Kasimdzhanov. Discussion forum now open.
Carlsen-Anand World Championship
Next month, World champion Magnus Carlsen will defend his title against erstwhile champion Viswanathan Anand in Russia. Discussion forum now open.
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
Top seeds include Vladimir Fedoseev, Robin Van Kampen, Wei Yi, Santosh Gujrathi Vidit, Jorge Cori, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Benjamin Bok, et al. Discussion forum now open.
World Junior Championship (Girls)
Top girls include Aleksandra Goryachkina and Meri Arabidze. Discussion forum now open.
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.
Aug 27-Sep 7
St. Louis, USA
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup was arguably the strongest tournament ever, with Carlsen, Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Topalov, and Vachier-Lagrave. Caruana started with an incredible 7/7 and won with 8.5/10.
Stockfish - Nakamura Match
Nakamura takes on Stockfish in a four game match. In two of the games, the GM received assistance from Rybka. In the other two, pawn and move odds. The computer won 3 to 1.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Aug 24-Sep 7
Hou Yifan shared first place with Ju Wenjun and with that secured victory in the entire Grand Prix series.
Fressinet, Bacrot, Degraeve, Dorfman, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Riga Technical University Open
Melkumyan beats out Rapport on tiebreaks, both finishing on 7.5/9.
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| FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent 2014 Round 1:|
Caruana - Vachier Lagrave
Member predictions based on the ChessBookie Game
- K Gratka vs M Azadmanesh, 1994 1-0
- Y Yu vs A Zatonskih, 2013 1-0
- The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 *
- R Rapport vs A Donchenko, 2014 1-0
- Y Yu vs Robson, 2014 0-1
- A Indjic vs Lu Shanglei, 2014 0-1
- Parma vs Larsen, 1972 1-0
- B Milic vs Puc, 1946 1-0
- Mamedyarov vs Jobava, 2014 1-0
- Nisipeanu vs D Reinderman, 2010 1-0
Annotated Evans Gambit
Peter Clarke's Ponderings on Petrosian
Humphrey Bogart plays chess
Chess author Bruce Pandolfini
Kasparov vs Karpov
Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1997
Fischer employs the Najdorf Sicilian
Great Match-Ups: Morphy vs Maurian
Great Match-Ups: Topalov vs Kramnik
Marshall plays the Albin Countergambit
Bird plays Bird's Opening
Long games that aren't draws
Game Collection: Games of Emil Diemer
Game Collection: Colors-Reversed Openings
"Smyslov's Best Games of Chess" by Smyslov
"Uncompromising Chess" by Alexander Belyavsky
"My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937" by Alekhine
"The Times: Winning Moves" compiled by Ray Keene
|Hebden vs I Snape, 2006|
|E Saunders vs C Wheeler, 1903|
|The World vs Naiditsch, 2014|
|Stefansson vs Baburin, 1991|
|Fischer vs I Zalys, 1964|
|FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014)|
|[LIVE] Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014|
|Carlsen-Anand World Championship (2014)|
|Y Yu vs A Zatonskih, 2013|
|E Inarkiev vs A Berelowitsch, 2014|
|Lu Shanglei vs V Fedoseev, 2014|
|World Junior Championship (2014)|
|Nisipeanu vs D Reinderman, 2010|
|Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000|
|Geller vs Najdorf, 1953|
|Wei Yi vs J Duda, 2014|
|A Indjic vs Lu Shanglei, 2014|
|Y Yu vs R Markus, 2014|
|K Gratka vs M Azadmanesh, 1994|
|Lasker vs Babson / Henderson / Fleming, 1892|
|Kasparov vs Timman, 1991|
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|Jan Jodilyn Fronda|
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