London Chess Classic
An open with 190 strong players creates two qualifiers seeded into a super-GM quadruple quad (Featuring Anand, Kramnik, Svidler, Gelfand, J Polgar, Nakamura, Caruana et al. Discussion forum now open.
Battle of the Generations
Daniil Dubov and Alexei Shirov play 6 rounds. Experience trumps youth this time: Shirov won with a huge 5-1 margin.
Vrsanska Uhelna Chess Match ("Snowdrops and Oldhands")
Nov 30-Dec 8
Podebrady, Czech Republic
An annual tradition pairing legendary grandmasters (Gulko, Ivkov, Uhlmann and Dorfman) against the rising generation of women players ((Kashlinskaya, Muzychuk, Ziaziulkina and Cmilyte). After six rounds, the ladies have the upper hand 14.5 to 9.5.
FIDE World Team Championship
Nov 26-Dec 5
10 nations competed. Russia retained the title by a point. Leading players competing included Aronian, Kramnik, Nakamura, Grischuk, Karjakin, Vitiugov, Giri, Ivanchuk etc.
Anand-Carlsen World Championship
After only 10 games, Magnus Carlsen clinched victory with a score of 6.5 to 3.5. Congratulations to the new World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen!
Various cities, Germany
Oct 12-Apr 6
The 2013/14 season kicks off in Emsdetten, and includes some of the world's strongest players. Discussion forum now open.
European Team Championship
Azerbaijan (Mamedyarov, Radjabov, et al) wins with 14/18, a clear point ahead of France, Russia, and Armenia.
European Team Championship (Women)
Ukraine (Lagno, Ushenina, et al) wins with 15/18, a clear point ahead of Russia and Poland.
Le trophee Anatoly Karpov
Cap D'Agde, France
Oct 25-Nov 2
Ivanchuk, Karpov, Bacrot, Pelletier, Muzychuk, Maisuradze, Zhao Xue and Sebag played in a qualification stage. Karpov was the champion of the qualification stage with 11/14 but lost to Bacrot in the final blitz stage.
Casino de Barcelona
Balog Csaba was crowned winner of the 18th edition of Casino Barcelona with 4.5/7.
European Club Cup
Czech team Novy Bor (Navara, Wojtaszek, Laznicka, Sasikiran et al) won the event, ahead of 2nd place Malachite (Grischuk, Karjakin, Morozevich, Shirov et al).
European Club Cup (Women)
Hands-down favorites Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo (Hou, Koneru, Muzychuk, Cramling, Skripchenko et al.) won the event with a perfect score.
Unive Crown Group
Michael Adams, Wesley So, Loek van Wely and Robin van Kampen played in a 6 round DRR; Wesley won with a round to spare at 4.5/6.
Rodshtein was able to keep his lead in the open group and won half a point ahead of Moskalenko and L'Ami.
66th Russian Championship Superfinals
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Svidler won after beating Ian Nepomniachtchi 1.5-0.5 in a rapid tie-break.
66th Russian Championship Superfinals (Women)
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Valentina Gunina won the women's title with 7/9 half a point clear of Alexandra Kosteniuk.
St. Petersburg, Russia
Over 250 players compete. Top seeds include Eljanov, Alekseev, Areshchenko, Akopian, Zhigalko, Volkov, etc. Discussion forum now open.
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- N Vitiugov vs Robson, 2013 0-1
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- Charousek vs Chigorin, 1896 1-0
- B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 0-1
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