43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting
Jun 26-Jul 5
Caruana, Kramnik, So, Nepomniachtchi, Hou Yifan, Naiditsch, Nisipeanu, and Meier.
Topalov had a fine +5 -1 =3 performance beating out Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Grischuk, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Hammer.
Norway Chess (Blitz)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the event with 6.5/9.
10th Edmonton Chess Festival
Pentala Harikrishna beat out Ivanchuk, Wang Hao, Shankland, and Ganguly.
28th Leon Rapid
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ruslan Ponomariov, Wei Yi and David Anton Guijarro compete in a rapid knockout. Wei Yi won, defeating Vachier-Lagrave 2.5 to 1.5 in the final.
So - Navara Match
Prague, Czech Republic
Wesley So beat the Czech chess champion David Navara 3-1.
Includes Elianov, Dominguez, Yu Yangyi, Andreikin, Nepomniatchi, Bruzon, et al.
French Team Championship
May 30-Jun 9
Top players include Wesley So, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Dmitry Jakovenko, Arkadij Naiditsch, Laurent Fressinet, Etienne Bacrot, et al.
FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk
Dmitry Jakovenko edged out Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana on tie-break after all finished with 6.5/11. Caruana and Nakamura qualify for the 2016 Candidates.
European Individual Women's Championship
Nana Dzagnidze, Bela Khotenashvili, Antoaneta Stefanova, Girya Olga, Hoang Thanh Trang, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Ding Liren, Wang Hao, Yangyi Yu, Wei Yi, Zhou Jianchao, Wen Yang, Zhao Jun, Lu Shanglei, Wang Chen, Liu Qingnan, Wan Yunguo, and Lin Chen.
Chinese Championship (Women)
Tan Zhongyi, Yang Shen, Qi Guo, Tingjie Lei, Ding Yixin, Zhang Xiaowen, Wang Jue, Shiqun Ni, Mo Zhai, Yiyi Xiao, Xueyi Li, and Ying Zhu.
EnterCard Scandinavian Masters
Players: Laurent Fressinet, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Nils Grandelius, Curt Hansen, Simen Agdestein and Aryan Tari.
Russian Team Rapid Championship
Leading players include Peter Svidler, Gata Kamsky, Nikita Vitiugov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vladimir Malakhov, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championship
Leading players include Grischuk, Kramnik, Aronian, Jakovenko, Wojtaszek, Vitiugov, Svidler, et al.
Russian Team Championship (Women)
Leading players include Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Natalia Pogonina, Lilit Mkrtchian, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, et al.
47th Italian Teams
Civitanova Marche, Italy
Apr 29-May 3
The team Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova (Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Bacrot) won the title.
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So (2778) - Nepomniachtchi (2720)
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