FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Humpy Koneru, Wenjun Ju, Nana Dzagnidze, Pia Cramling, Dronavalli Harika, Antoaneta Stefanova, Xue Zhao, Valentina Gunina, Nino Batsiashvili, Natalia Zhukova, Natalia Pogonina, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh.
Jan 25-Feb 4
Nakamura beat out Vachier-Lagrave (both on 8/10) in the Armageddon game.
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Carlsen wins with 9/13, beating Caruana, Giri, Ding Liren, So, Karjakin, Eljanov, Adams, Mamedyarov, Tomashevsky, Navara, Wei Yi, Hou Yifan, and Van Wely.
Tata Steel (Group B)
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Alexey Dreev, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Baskaran Adhiban, Eltaj Safarli, Erwin L'Ami, Benjamin Bok, Ju Wenjun, Samuel Sevian, Mikhail Antipov, Nijat Abasov, Jorden van Foreest, Nino Batsiashvili, Miguoel Admiraal, and Anne Haast.
Hastings Chess Congress
Dec 28-Jan 5
The 91st Hastings Chess Congress includes Ferenc Berkes, Igor Khenkin, Oleg Romanishin, Mark Hebden, Gyula Pap, Daniel Gormally, Simon Kim Williams, et al.
New Zealand Open
Players include Nigel Short, Gawain Jones, Alexandr Hilario, and Richard Taylor.
Qatar Masters Open
This very strong open included World Champion Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Sergey Karjakin, Li Chao, and many others. Magnus Carlsen won the event after beating Yu Yangyi 2-0 on tie-breaks.
Nutcracker Match of the Generations
The "Kings" (Gelfand, Najer, Leko, Morozevich) played a Scheveningen classical and rapid chess match against a team of "princes" (Vladislav Artemiev, Ivan Bukavshin, Mikhail Antipov and Grigoriy Oparin). The Kings won 18-14.
London Chess Classic
Carlsen, Anand, Nakamura, Aronian, Topalov, Grischuk, Vachier-Lagrave, Adams, and Giri. A threeway tie for first at 5.5/9 among Carlsen, Giri, and Vachier-Lagrave caused the event to go into rapid tiebreaks where Carlsen emerged triumphant.
China Kings and Queens
Nov 24-Dec 1
Men's and women's events with 8 players each in a knockout format.
China Kings and Queens (Women)
Nov 24-Dec 1
Men's and women's events with 8 players each in a knockout format.
European Team Championship
The 20th European Championship involved dream-teams including Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and many more. Russia secured the goold, Armenia the bronze, and Hungary the silver.
European Team Championship (Women)
In the women's section, Russia placed first, followed by Ukraine and Georgia.
Morozevich beat Bachmann on tie-breaks (most games with black) in spite of losing to him in the final round.
Oct 26-Nov 1
Wesley So beat Anish Giri in the blitz tiebreaks, after they tied for first (+1 -0 =5) ahead of Viswanathan Anand and Ding Liren.
European Club Cup
Club Sibera won, thanks to an incredible performance by Kramnik 4.5/5.
European Club Cup (Women)
Club Nona of Georgia finished with a perfect score.
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| Women's FIDE Grand-Prix 2015/16 Round 3:|
Harika - Gunina
Member predictions based on the ChessBookie Game
- B Lalic vs L Trent, 2008 1-0
- D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 1-0
- N Pogonina vs P Cramling, 2016 1-0
- D Harika vs N Pogonina, 2016 0-1
- Carlsen vs Yifan Hou, 2016 1-0
- Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 1-0
- Fischer vs Geller, 1967 0-1
- Schlechter vs Chigorin, 1900 1-0
- W So vs Nakamura, 2015 0-1
- Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 1-0
Annotated Evans Gambit
Chess author Bill Wall
Chess author David Brine Pritchard
A game played in 1610, still being copied today
1889 New York International, annotated
Fischer employs the Najdorf Sicilian
Morphy gives odds
Great Match-Ups: Chigorin vs Schiffers
Great Match-Ups: Alekhine vs Bogolubov
Karpov demonstrates the Queen's Indian Defense
Ivkov plays the English
Kramnik wins with Black
Game Collection: Sicilian Defense Opening Traps
Game Collection: Trap, Ambush, and Swindle
"My Best Games of Chess" by Anand
"Smyslov's Best Games of Chess" by Smyslov
"Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters Volume II" by Alburt & Parr
"100 Best Games of 20th Century" by Andrew Soltis
|FIDE Women's Grand Prix Tehran (2015)|
|Tata Steel (2016)|
|B Lalic vs L Trent, 2008|
|Morphy vs A Meek, 1855|
|Fedorov vs Carlsen, 2004|
|Jose Raul Capablanca|
|Greco vs NN, 1620|
|B Rozsa vs J Bolton, 1955|
|N Pogonina vs P Cramling, 2016|
|E J Clarke / E W Gruer|
|A Tari vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016|
|D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015|
|Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)|
|D Harika vs N Pogonina, 2016|
|Levenfish vs Botvinnik, 1937|
|Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015|
|Carlsen vs Ulf Andersson, 2006|
|I Nepomniachtchi vs R Hrzica, 2001|
|Lasker vs E H Augustus, 1926|
|Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935|
|Manila Interzonal (1990)|
|Fischer vs Geller, 1967|
|Harlow Bussey Daly|
|Jan van Reek|
|Louis F Stumpers|
|Kramnik vs Huebner, 2000|
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