2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Michael Adams and Rauf Mamedov.
FIDE World Team Championship
Leading players include Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Ruslan Ponomariov, and Peter Leko.
17th Dubai Chess Open
Leading players include David Howell, Vladimir Fedoseev, Igor Kovalenko, Tigran L Petrosian, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Bangkok Chess Club Open
Top players include Wang Hao, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Nigel Short, Jan Gustafsson, Jozsef Horvath, et al.
St. Louis, USA
Mar 31-Apr 14
Hikaru Nakamura placed first ahead of Wesley So, Ray Robson, Gata Kamsky, Alexander Onischuk, Daniel Naroditsky, Sam Shankland, Varuzhan Akobian, Timur Gareev, Kayden Troff, Sam Sevian and Conrad Holt.
US Championships (Women)
St. Louis, USA
Mar 31-Apr 14
Irina Krush placed first ahead of Katerina Nemcova, Tatev Abrahamyan, Anna Sharevich, et al.
FIDE Women's World Chess Championship
Mar 16-Apr 7
Mariya Muzychuk defeated Natalia Pogonina in the finals 2.5-1.5.
Mar 27-Apr 4
Top entrants include Mamedyarov, Tomashevsky, Nepomniachtchi, Ponomariov, Rapport, Korobov, Vallejo, Inarkiev. Discussion forum now open.
First won in 1964 by Tal, this is the 24th edition. Top players include Mamedyarov, Navara, and Eljanov. Discussion forum now open.
European Individual Championship
Feb 23-Mar 8
Evgeny Najer won with 8.5/11, beating out Navara, Vitiugov, Eljanov, Nepomniachtchi, Bacrot, Vallejo-Pons, et al.
Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid)
Kramnik beats out Aronian, Nakamura, Karjakin, Anand, and Caruana.
Zurich Chess Challenge
Anand beats out Caruana, Aronian, Karjakin, Nakamura and Kramnik.
Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz)
Aronian beats out Caruana, Anand, Karjakin, Nakamura and Kramnik.
Bunratty Chess Festival
Wesley So wins the masters section, ahead of Nigel Short, Gawain Jones, Nick Pert, Mark Hebden, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Bunratty Chess Festival (Classic)
Bjorn Thorfinnsson won this 10 player GM norm round-robin.
FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi
Tomashevsky dominated the field, a point and half ahead of Jakovenko. Also playing were Grischuk, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Mamedyarov, Svidler, Andreikin, et al.
GRENKE Chess Classic
Carlsen beat out Naiditsch in Armageddon tiebreaks. Both finished with 4.5/7, ahead of Caruana, Anand, Aronian, Adams, Bacrot, and Baramidze.
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Member predictions based on the ChessBookie Game
- Negi vs G Munkhgal, 2014 1-0
- Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 0-1
- W So vs Carlsen, 2015 1/2-1/2
- Adams vs A Giri, 2015 1-0
- Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2015 1-0
- Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 1-0
- Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 1-0
- Anand vs Adams, 2015 1-0
- R Mamedov vs Caruana, 2015 1/2-1/2
- Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 1-0
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Capablanca's rare losses
Great Match-Ups: Reti vs Spielmann
Great Match-Ups: Alekhine vs Bogolubov
Kramnik's Endgame Prowess
Sokolsky plays 1.b4
Kramnik wins with Black
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|Gashimov Memorial (2015)|
|[LIVE] Carlsen vs R Mamedov, 2015|
|Wei Yi vs M Rodshtein, 2015|
|Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005|
|Negi vs G Munkhgal, 2014|
|FIDE World Team Championship (2015)|
|L Bruzon vs Ivanchuk, 2015|
|W So vs Carlsen, 2015|
|Akopian vs R Rapport, 2015|
|R Mamedov vs Caruana, 2015|
|M Sana vs A Roach, 2014|
|V Tukmakov vs Korchnoi, 1970|
|Anand vs Mamedyarov, 2015|
|J McConnell vs Morphy, 1850|
|O Dementiev vs Karpov, 1970|
|M Khazankin vs V Bogdanov, 2013|
|M Sana vs C Mabe, 2014|
|Kramnik vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015|
|Anand vs Adams, 2015|
|E Hansen vs Mamedyarov, 2015|
|Ivanchuk vs Sutovsky, 2015|
|Botvinnik vs J H Donner, 1965|
|Adams vs A Giri, 2015|
|Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1992|
|Savon vs Tal, 1970|
|Tal vs Lutikov, 1964|
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