48th Biel Chess Festival
GM group features Adams, Wojtaszek, Vachier-Lagrave, Navara, Eljanov, and Rapport. Discussion forum now open.
102nd British Chess Championships
Jul 27-Aug 8
Defending champion David Howell, Jonathan Hawkins, Simon Williams, Aaron Summerscale, Glenn Flear, Richard Pert, et al. Discussion forum now open.
July 25-Aug 2
Laurent Fressinet, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ilya Smirin, Markus Ragger, Jan Timman, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Gawain Jones, and couple hundred others. Discussion forum now open.
Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat out Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Vladislav Artemiev, Santosh Gujrathi Vidit, David Anton Guijarro, Robert Hovhannisyan, A R Saleh Salem, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, and Samuel Sevian.
Ding Liren vs Boris Gelfand
Ding Liren played Boris Gelfand in a four game classical match in his home city of Wenzhou. Ding Liren won, 3 to 1.
Top Chinese players face off against top Russian players. Includes Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Tan Zhongyi, Valentina Gunina, Natalia Pogonina, et al. Discussion forum now open.
China-Russia Match (Women)
China: Tan Zhongyi, Shen Yang, Huang Qian, Lei Tingjie, Ding Yixin. Russia: Gunina, Girya, Goryachkina, Pogonina, Kashlinskaya.
6th Hainan Danzhou Tournament
Wang Yue won with 7/9, beating Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Ni Hua, Bu Xiangzhi, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Krishnan Sasikiran, Lu Shanglei and Wang Chen.
Players: Anish Giri, Loek van Wely, Sergei Tiviakov, Erwin L'Ami, Robin van Kampen, Sipke Ernst, Benjamin Bok, and Roeland Pruijssers.
Karpov-Sveshnikov Rapid Match
12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov met the renowned chess theoretician Evgeny Sveshnikov in a 6 game match. Karpov won 4 to 2.
43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting
Jun 26-Jul 5
Caruana defeats Kramnik, So, Nepomniachtchi, Hou Yifan, Naiditsch, Nisipeanu, and Meier, clearing the field by a point and a half.
Topalov had a fine +5 -1 =3 performance beating out Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Grischuk, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Hammer.
Norway Chess (Blitz)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the event with 6.5/9.
10th Edmonton Chess Festival
Pentala Harikrishna beat out Ivanchuk, Wang Hao, Shankland, and Ganguly.
28th Leon Rapid
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ruslan Ponomariov, Wei Yi and David Anton Guijarro compete in a rapid knockout. Wei Yi won, defeating Vachier-Lagrave 2.5 to 1.5 in the final.
So - Navara Match
Prague, Czech Republic
Wesley So beat the Czech chess champion David Navara 3-1.
Includes Elianov, Dominguez, Yu Yangyi, Andreikin, Nepomniatchi, Bruzon, et al.
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Member predictions based on the ChessBookie Game
- J Garcia Padron vs Suba, 1979 0-1
- H Spangenberg vs Van Wely, 1994 1-0
- M Vachier-Lagrave vs R Rapport, 2015 1-0
- S Williams vs D Howell, 2015 0-1
- Bird vs Englisch, 1883 1/2-1/2
- Fischer vs Keres, 1962 1-0
- Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 1-0
- D Howell vs R Pert, 2015 1-0
- R Levrand vs J L Hammer, 2015 0-1
- Smirin vs T Hillarp Persson, 2015 0-1
Kibitzing over Fischer
American chess prodigy Tal Shaked
The chess games of problemist Sam Loyd
Morphy vs Maurian
Alekhine vs Amateurs
Kasparov's quickest victories (20 moves and less)
Great Match-Ups: Botvinnik vs Ragozin
Great Match-Ups: Tal vs Petrosian
Kramnik's Endgame Prowess
Bird plays Bird's Opening
Long games that aren't draws
Hard fought draws
Game Collection: The Brilliant Games of Emil Diemer
Game Collection: Grandmasters blundering endgames
"My Best Games with White" by Viktor Korchnoi
"My Best Games of Chess" by Anand
"Capablanca's Best Chess Endings"
"The Golden Dozen" by Chernev
|Kupchik vs A Simkov, 1924|
|G Jones vs Anand, 2012|
|Tarrasch vs F Riemann, 1888|
|N Pogonina vs A Galliamova, 2011|
|Gligoric vs Keres, 1959|
|Colle vs Marshall, 1928|
|Navara vs R Wojtaszek, 2015|
|Smirin vs T Hillarp Persson, 2015|
|Colle vs Ahues, 1930|
|Colle vs Stoltz, 1931|
|Aleksandar H Wohl|
|J Garcia Padron vs Suba, 1979|
|Wittek vs E Schallopp, 1881|
|Colle vs J Szekely, 1927|
|J Schwarz vs J Noa, 1881|
|British Championships (2015)|
|Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1990)|
|J Aagaard vs K Rasmussen, 2006|
|Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990|
|Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009|
|H Spangenberg vs Van Wely, 1994|
|Geller vs A Fuderer, 1955|
|D Howell vs R Pert, 2015|
|Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990|
|I Braskin vs K de Smet, 1988|
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