GRENKE Chess Classic
Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Aronian, Adams, Bacrot, Naiditsch, and Baramidze make this the most exciting GRENKE Classic ever. Discussion forum now open.
Jan 31-Feb 8
Top seeds include Vallejo-Pons, Nepomniachtchi, Alekseev, and T L Petrosian. Discussion forum now open.
Jan 28-Feb 6
The top seeds include Topalov, Nakamura, Svidler, Vitiugov, Jakovenko, Harikrishna, Yangi Yu, Rapport, Wei Yi, Hou Yifan, and many more. Discussion forum now open.
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.
London Chess Classic
Anand edged out Giri and Kramnik on tiebreaks, all finishing +1 -0 =4 (7 points). Also played: Nakamura, Adams, and Caruana.
London Chess Classic (Blitz)
Adams edged out Kramnik and Nakamura on tiebreaks, all finishing with 17/30 (using 3-1-0 scoring).
London Chess Classic (Rapid Open)
This prelude to the main event allows chess fans to play agains the super-GMs. Nakamura won with an outstanding 9.5/10.
Nov 27-Dec 8
Alexander Morozevich, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Jakovenko, Nikita Vitiugov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Denis Khismatullin, Boris Grachev, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Igor Lysyj. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Superfinals (Women)
Nov 27-Dec 8
Alisa Galliamova, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Valentina Gunina, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Oksana Gritsayeva. Discussion forum now open.
Qatar Masters Open
Nov 26-Dec 4
This very strong open includes Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Naiditsch, Giri, Mamedyarov, Bu Xiangzhi, et al. Discussion forum now open.
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. The classical games were tied, but Nakamura won the blitz 9.5 to 6.5 to win the match.
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.
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