Ultimate Blitz Challenge with Kasparov
St. Louis, USA
The top three finishers of the US Championship (Caruana, Nakamura, and So) will join Garry Kasparov in a special exhibition blitz tournament lasting 6 rounds.
Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Veselin Topalov, and others. Games start 10:00am USA/Eastern.
Magnus Carlsen wins with 7.5/9.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Apr 19-May 3
Anna Muzychuk, Zhao Xue, Nana Dzagnidze, Mariya Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina, Bela Khotenashvili, Elina Danielian, Almira Skripchenko, Nino Batsiashvili, Lela Javakhishvili, Olga Girya.
Wei Yi wins handily with 7.5/11, in the absense of many top Chinese players.
Chinese Championships (Women)
Qi Guo defeats Mo Zhai, Yiyi Xiao, et al.
US Chess Championships
Saint Louis, USA
Fabiano Caruana beat out Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Gata Kamsky, Alexander Onischuk, Samuel Shankland, Ray Robson, Aleksandr Lenderman, Varuzhan Akobian, Jeffery Xiong, Alexander Shabalov and Akshat Chandra with 8.5/11.
US Chess Championships (Women)
Saint Louis, USA
Nazi Paikidze beat out Anna Zatonskih, Irina Krush and many other strong ladies to finish with 8.5/11.
Polish Men's Championship
Mar 30-Apr 7
Radoslaw Wojtaszek won with 6.5/9.
World Chess Championship Candidates
Karjakin, winning with 8.5/14, will play a match for the title against reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen this November in the US.
Muzychuk - Hou Women's World Chess Championship
After not defending her title in a knockout format, Hou Yifan regained it by defeating Muzychuk 6-3.
Mamedyarov, Movsesian, Andreikin, Rapport, Cheparinov, Beliavsky, Sargissian, et al.
Gelfand, Bu Xiangzhi, Wei Yi, Korobov, Nepomniachtchi, et al.
IMSA Elite Mind Games (Blitz)
Feb 25-Mar 3
Featuring Ding Liren, Harikrishna, Li Chao, Mamedyarov, Navara, et al.
IMSA Elite Mind Games (Women's Blitz)
Feb 25-Mar 3
Valentina Gunina, Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Nana Dzagnidze, Antoaneta Stefanova, Kateryna Lahno, Alexandra Kosteniuk, et al.
IMSA Elite Mind Games (Rapid)
Feb 25-Mar 3
Rapid, Blitz and Basque formats for men and women. Featuring Ding Liren, Harikrishna, Li Chao, Mamedyarov, Navara, et al. Women include Wenjun Ju, Kosteniuk, Lagno, Dzagnidze, Ushenina, Gunina, et al.
IMSA Elite Mind Games (Women's Rapid)
Feb 25-Mar 3
Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Nana Dzagnidze, Antoaneta Stefanova, Kateryna Lahno, Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Kosteniuk, et al.
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