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 2014 top

FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Apr 9-21

 Includes Yifan Hou, Muzychuk, Tatiana Kosintseva, Zhao Xue, Stefanova, et al. (42 games, 12 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Gashimov Memorial
Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Apr 20-30

 Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, and Radjabov. Discussion forum now open. (0 games, 0 players, no discussion.)
Russian Team Championships
Loo, Russia
Apr 7-13

 Malachite (Karjakin, Grischuk, et al) won. Top players included Grischuk, Karjakin, Svidler, Vitiugov, Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko, Morozevich, Leko, Shirov, Kamsky, et al. (251 games, 100 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Russian Team Championships (Women)
Loo, Russia
Apr 7-13

 Ugra (Cmilyte, Pogonina, et al) won. Top players included Galliamova, Gunina, Cmilyte, Pogonina, et al. Discussion forum now open. (48 games, 20 players, 1 discussion page.)
Latvian Railway Rapid
Riga, Latvia
Mar 28-30

 Ivanchuk dominates the field with an incredible 13/14. Also playing were Malakhkov, Fridman, Shirov, Van Wely, Bologan, Navara, Alekseev, et al. (70 games, 31 players, 1 discussion page.)
World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Mar 13-31

 A double round-robin to determine Carlsen's challenger in November. The all-star participants are: Anand, Kramnik, Andreikin, Topalov, Mamedyarov, Aronian, Karjakin, and Svidler. Vishy has won the event with 8.5/14, and has earned his rematch against Carlsen in November. (56 games, 8 players, 225 discussion pages, crosstable.)
15th European Individual Championships
Yerevan, Armenia
Mar 3-14

 Motylev scored a fine victory with 9/11 a point clear of the field. Other top seeds included Bacrot, Eljanov, Jakovenko, Korobov, Malakhov, Tomashevsky, Wojtaszek, Moiseenko, Fressinet, Almasi, Areshchenko, Judit Polgar, and more. 263 players in all. (1,308 games, 258 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Chinese Championship
Xinghua, China
Mar 11-22

 Yu Yangyi barely edged out Ding Liren on tiebreaks to claim the title. Also playing were Zhou Jianchao, Yifan Hou, Wen Yang, Wei Yi, Zhao Jun, Qun Ma, Xiu Deshun, Zeng Chongsheng, Liu Qingnan, and Lin Chen. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik, Iceland
Mar 4-12

 Li Chao wins with 8.5/10. Other top seeds included Naiditsch, Berkes, Rapport, A Bassem, G Jones, Kobalia, L'ami, et al. (1,114 games, 255 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Cappelle-la-Grande Open
Cappelle-la-Grande, France
Mar 1-8

 Axel Bachmann beat Sergei Azarov on tiebreaks, both with 7.5/9. Other top seeds included Ding Liren, Iturrizaga, Negi, Gupta, Ganguly, et al. (704 games, 305 players, 1 discussion page.)
David Bronstein Memorial
Minsk, Belarus
Feb 11-19

 Top seed Baadur Jobava edged out Fedorchuk and Oleksienko on tiebreaks, all finishing with 7/9. (135 games, 78 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Bunratty Chess Festival
Feb 7-9
Bunratty, Ireland

 Gawain Jones wins with 5.5/6. (118 games, 41 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Tradewise Gibraltar
Caleta, UK
Jan 28-Feb 6

 Cheparniov beat out Ivanchuk on tiebreaks. Other top players included Adams, Vachier-Lagrave, Kamsky, Short, et al. (1,235 games, 264 players, 10 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Zurich Chess Challenge
Zurich, Switzerland
Jan 29-Feb 4

 Carlsen, Aronian, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura and Gelfand made this the strongest Zurich Challenge ever. There were five rounds of blitz, five rounds of classical, and five rounds of rapid. Magnus Carlsen was the overall winner, winning the blitz on tiebreak and the classical. Caruana won the rapid. (15 games, 6 players, 56 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid)
Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 3-4

 Five rounds with Carlsen, Aronian, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura and Gelfand. Caruana won the event with 4/5, but that wasn't quite enough to displace Carlsen as the overall winner. (15 games, 6 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz)
Zurich, Switzerland
Jan 29

 The blitz tournament serves as an introduction to the main event, and will also be used to determine coloration and break ties if necessary. It was won by Carlsen on tiebreaks against Aronian. (15 games, 6 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Moscow Championship Superfinal Rapid
Moscow, Russia
Jan 30-31

 A ten player round robin rapid that includes Grischuk, Morozevich and Nepomniachtchi. The women's section includes Kosteniuk, Kovalevskaya and Gunina. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Tata Steel
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 11-26

 Aronian won the tournament by a point and a half (8/11) in spite of a surprise upset against Van Wely in the final round. (66 games, 12 players, 63 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tata Steel (Group B)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 11-26

 Ivan Saric won with 10/13 a point and a half clear of Timman and Jobava. (91 games, 14 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
New Zealand Championship
Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 2-12

 Won by Pu Chen Wang with 7.5/9. (131 games, 30 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Rilton Cup
Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 27-Jan 5

 Top seeds include Bartosz Socko, Ilya Smirin, Michal Krasenkow, Sergey Volkov and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Discussion forum now open. (292 games, 69 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
89th Hastings Chess Congress
Hastings, UK
Dec 28-Jan 5

 Top seeds include Mchedlishvili, Khenkin, Qun Ma, Hebden, Pert, Gormally, Flear, et al. (402 games, 99 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)

 2013 top

51st Groningen Chess Festival
Dec 20-30
Groningen, NL

 Four way tie for first place among Andriasian, L'Ami, Bok, and Ernst. (455 games, 103 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Karpov-Timman Match
Dec 26-30
Groningen, NL

 Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman play a 4-game match as part of the Groningen Chess Festival. (4 games, 2 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Cup Rapid
Dec 20-21
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

 Dmitry Jakovenko won again, beating out Kovalenko, Smirnov, Vladimir Onischuk, et al. (31 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page.)
SportAccord Mind Games (Men, Basque)
Dec 12-18
Beijing, China

 A "Basque game" is where players play two simultaneous games against one another, one of each color. Karjakin won the men's section. (80 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
SportAccord Mind Games (Women, Basque)
Dec 12-18
Beijing, China

 A "Basque game" is where players play two simultaneous games against one another, one of each color. Zhao Xue won the women's section. (80 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
SportAccord Mind Games (Men, Rapid)
Dec 12-18
Beijing, China

 Wang Yue beat out Aronian, Radjabov, Karjakin, Ivanchuk, Kamsky, et al. (56 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
SportAccord Mind Games (Women, Rapid)
Dec 12-18
Beijing, China

 Gunina beat out Hou Yifan, Koneru, Muzychuk, T Kosintseva, Kosteniuk, et al. (56 games, 16 players, no discussion, crosstable.)
SportAccord Mind Games (Men, Blitz)
Dec 12-18
Beijing, China

 Karjakin beat out Aronian, Radjabov, Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Wang Yue, et al. (238 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
SportAccord Mind Games (Women, Blitz)
Dec 12-18
Beijing, China

 Hou Yifan beat out Koneru, Muzychuk, T Kosintseva, Kosteniuk, et al. (240 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
London Chess Classic (Knockout)
Dec 14-15
London, UK

 Nakamura beats out Kramnik, Anand, Gelfand, Caruana, Short, Adams, and Svidler. (18 games, 8 players, 2 discussion pages.)
London Chess Classic (open)
Dec 7-15
London, UK

 Jon Ludvig Hammer wins with 7.5/9 after beating Abhijeet Gupta in the final round. two qualifiers seeded into a super-GM quadruple quad (Featuring Anand, Kramnik, Svidler, Gelfand, J Polgar, Nakamura, Caruana et al. Discussion forum now open. (719 games, 191 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
London Chess Classic (group A)
Dec 11-15
London, UK

 Adams, Anand, McShane, Istratescu. (12 games, 4 players, 2 discussion pages.)
London Chess Classic (group B)
Dec 11-15
London, UK

 Kramnik, Rowson, Svidler, Sadler. (12 games, 4 players, 1 discussion page.)
London Chess Classic (group C)
Dec 11-15
London, UK

 Gelfand, Nakamura, Jones, Polgar. (12 games, 4 players, 1 discussion page.)
London Chess Classic (group D)
Dec 11-15
London, UK

 Caruana, Howell, Short, Sutovsky. (12 games, 4 players, 1 discussion page.)
Battle of the Generations
Dec 2-8
Moscow, Russia

 Daniil Dubov and Alexei Shirov play 6 rounds. Experience trumps youth this time: Shirov won with a huge 5-1 margin. (6 games, 2 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
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. (24 games, 8 players, 2 discussion pages.)
FIDE World Team Championship
Antalya, Turkey
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. (180 games, 50 players, 20 discussion pages.)
Anand-Carlsen World Championship
Chennai, India
Nov 6-26

 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! (10 games, 2 players, 395 discussion pages.)

 2014 top

Schachbundesliga 2013-14
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. (956 games, 237 players, 3 discussion pages.)

 2013 top

European Team Championship
Warsaw, Poland
Nov 8-17

 Azerbaijan (Mamedyarov, Radjabov, et al) wins with 14/18, a clear point ahead of France, Russia, and Armenia. (682 games, 187 players, 5 discussion pages.)
European Team Championship (Women)
Warsaw, Poland
Nov 8-17

 Ukraine (Lagno, Ushenina, et al) wins with 15/18, a clear point ahead of Russia and Poland. (575 games, 160 players, 1 discussion page.)
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. (56 games, 8 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Casino de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
Oct 25-31

 Balog Csaba was crowned winner of the 18th edition of Casino Barcelona with 4.5/7. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
European Club Cup
Rhodes, Greece
Oct 19-27

 Czech team Novy Bor (Navara, Wojtaszek, Laznicka, Sasikiran et al) won the event, ahead of 2nd place Malachite (Grischuk, Karjakin, Morozevich, Shirov et al). (1,080 games, 365 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
European Club Cup (Women)
Rhodes, Greece
Oct 19-27

 Hands-down favorites Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo (Hou, Koneru, Muzychuk, Cramling, Skripchenko et al.) won the event with a perfect score. (131 games, 48 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Unive Crown Group
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 20-26

 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. (12 games, 4 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Unive Open
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 20-26

 Rodshtein was able to keep his lead in the open group and won half a point ahead of Moskalenko and L'Ami. (336 games, 77 players, 1 discussion page.)
66th Russian Championship Superfinals
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Oct 5-14

 Svidler won after beating Ian Nepomniachtchi 1.5-0.5 in a rapid tie-break. (45 games, 10 players, 16 discussion pages, crosstable.)
66th Russian Championship Superfinals (Women)
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Oct 5-14

 Valentina Gunina won the women's title with 7/9 half a point clear of Alexandra Kosteniuk. (45 games, 10 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Chigorin Memorial
St. Petersburg, Russia
Oct 4-13

 Over 250 players compete. Top seeds include Eljanov, Alekseev, Areshchenko, Akopian, Zhigalko, Volkov, etc. Discussion forum now open. (1,143 games, 260 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Bilbao Masters Final
Bilbao, Spain
Oct 7-13

 The top competition of the Grand Slam circuit featured Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Mamedyarov, and Adams. Aronian won with an undefeated 4/6. (12 games, 4 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Kings Tournament (Turneul Regilor)
Bucharest, Rumania
Oct 6-17

 Fabiano Caruana took clear first place with 5/8 beating out Ponomariov, Wang Hao, Radjabov, and Nisipeanu. (20 games, 5 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
FIDE Grand Prix
Paris, France
Sep 22-Oct 5

 Gelfand and Caruana share first place with 7/11, after Nakamura lost a critical game to Gelfand in the penultimate round. (66 games, 12 players, 37 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Women's Grand Prix
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Sep 17-Oct 1

 Humpy Koneru wins with 8/11. (66 games, 12 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Topalov-Laznicka Match
Sep 19-25
Novy Bor, Czech Republic

 Topalov and Laznicka played a 6 game match. Topalov won 4-2. Concurrent with that page, Tadeas Kriebel played Oleg Romanishin, which was tied 3-3. (6 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Baku Open
Baku, Azerbaijan
Sep 18-28

 Top seeds include Alekseev, Dreev, Zhigalko, Efimenko, Sutovsky, Smirin, et al. Discussion forum now open. (302 games, 69 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
World Junior Championship
Hatay, Turkey
Sep 12-27

 Yu Yangyi won the title, beating out champion Ipatov by half a point. (738 games, 118 players, 8 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Junior Championship (Girls)
Hatay, Turkey
Sep 12-27

 Russian Aleksandra Goryachkina won the women's title by a full point. (486 games, 77 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Anna Ushenina-Hou Yifan World Championship
Sep 10-27
Taizhou, China

 Hou Yifan reclaimed the title from Anna Ushenina of Ukraine with a dominating 5.5-1.5 victory. (7 games, 2 players, 36 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Sinquefield Cup
St. Louis, USA
Sep 9-15

 The first-ever Super GM tournament held in St. Louis featured four of the world's strongest players: Carlsen, Aronian, Nakamura, and Kamsky. Carlsen won by a full point with 4.5/6. (12 games, 4 players, 44 discussion pages, crosstable.)
ACP Cup
Riga, Latvia
Sep 13-15

 A rapid knockout tournament played at 25 min + 10s/move (with blitz/Armageddon tiebreaks). Grischuk defeated Nepomniachtchi in the final. (39 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page.)
78th Spanish Championship
Aug 29-Sep 6

 22 year old Ivan Salgado Lopez took clear first with 7.5/9. (270 games, 80 players, no discussion, crosstable.)
14th Karpov International
Poikovsky, Russia
Aug 27-Sep 7

 Eljanov beat out Jakovenko, Nepomniachtchi, Onischuk et al. finishing with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
67th Moscow Blitz Championship
Moscow, Russia
Sep 1

 Sergey Karjakin emerged first from a very strong field at 14.5/19. Discussion forum now open. (152 games, 20 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
FIDE World Cup
Tromso, Norway
Aug 11-Sep 3

 Kramnik emerged victorious after 7 rounds of knock-outs, culminating in a 4-game match with Dimitry Andreikin (who has also now qualified for the 2014 Candidates.) Other top seeds also included Aronian, Caruana, Grischuk, Karjakin, Nakamura, Gelfand, Kamsky, and Svidler. (431 games, 127 players, 209 discussion pages.)
100th British Championship
Torquay, England
Jul 29-Aug 10

 David Howell clinched it with a round to spare, finishing on 9.5/11, beating out Gawain Jones, Simon Williams, Mark Hebden, Stephen Gordon, Daniel Gormally et al. (509 games, 106 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Dortmund, Germany
Jul 26-Aug 4

 Michael Adams beat out Kramnik, Caruana, Leko, Wang Hao, et al. with an undefeated 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 41 discussion pages, crosstable.)
46th Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 20-Aug 2

 Players: Vachier-Lagrave, Nepomniachtchi, Bacrot, Ding Liren, Moiseenko, and Rapport. After a 4-way tie, Vachier-Lagrave beat out Ding Liren, Moiseenko, and Bacrot in the playoffs. (30 games, 6 players, 15 discussion pages.)
2013 Politiken Cup
Helsingor, Denmark
Jul 27-Aug 4

 Parimarjan Negi finished first with an astounding 9/10 in this very strong field. (720 games, 271 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
14th European Individual Women's Chess Championship
Belgrade, Serbia
Jul 22-Aug 4

 Hoang Thanh Trang finished first with 9/11, beating out Muzychuk, Dzagnidze, Lahno, Pogonina, et al. (922 games, 170 players, 8 discussion pages, crosstable.)
China-USA Chess Summit
Ningbo, China
Jul 19-27

 5 classical and 10 rapid games with teams of 5 men and 5 women playing each other. Top seeds are Ray Robson and Wang Yue. China crushed, winning the classical 31-19 and the rapid 70.5-29.5. (50 games, 20 players, 3 discussion pages.)
41st World Open
Arlington, USA
Jun 29-Jul 7

 After a giant 10-way tie at 6/9, Varuzhan Akobian emerged victorious after drawing with Black in an Armageddon game against Yuniesky Quesada. (211 games, 91 players, 1 discussion page.)
Leiden Chess Tournament
Leiden, Netherlands
July 12-21

 S.P. Sethuraman beat out Deep Sengupta on tie-breaks after both scored 7.5/9 in this strong open. (299 games, 75 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Universiade Chess Tournament
Kazan, Russia
Jul 3-18

 Wesley So beat Zaven Andriasian in the playoff after a giant 9-way tie at 6.5/9. (216 games, 74 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
FIDE Grand Prix Beijing
Beijing, China
Jul 4-17

 Players: Topalov, Karjakin, Grischuk, Morozevich, Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Mamedyarov, Wang Hao, Kamsky, Leko, Giri, Wang Yue. Mamedyarov was victorious with 7/11 (+5 -2 =4). Veselin Topalov was declared winner of the Grand Prix Series, making him first qualifier for the 2014 Candidates. (66 games, 12 players, 26 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Dutch Championship
Amsterdam, NL
Jul 5-11

 Dimitri Reinderman and Wouter Spoelman tied for first on 5.5/7 with Reinderman winning the rapid playoff 2-0. Lisa Schut won the women's section. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
8th Edmonton International
Edmonton, Canada
Jun 23-Jul 1

 Lazaro Bruzon beat out 2nd place Nigel Short with a phenomenal +7 -0 =2. (Special 3-1-0 scoring was in effect.) (45 games, 10 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Geneva Chess Masters
Geneva, Switzerland
Jun 26-30

 Knock-out style rapid tournament involving eight GMs: Players: Kramnik, Judit Polgar, Nakamura, Mamedyarov, Bacrot, Kosteniuk, Edouard, and Pelletier. Mamedyarov defeated Kramnik in the final on Sunday. (40 games, 8 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Carlsen-Predojevic Rapid Match
Lillehammer, Norway
Jun 28-29

 Carlsen played a four game rapid match against friend Borki Predojevic, winning 2.5 to 1.5. (4 games, 2 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Ukrainian Championship
Kiev, Ukraine
Jun 15-26

 Yuriy Kryvoruchko beat out Ruslan Ponomariov on tiebreaks, after both finished with 7.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Tal Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Jun 12-24

 Lineup: Anand, Carlsen, Kramnik, Nakamura, Gelfand, Karjakin, Caruana, Mamedyarov, Morozevich, and Andreikin. After beating the leader Nakamura in the 7th round, Gelfand cruised to the finish and won the event with an impressive 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 52 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tal Memorial (Blitz)
Moscow, Russia
Jun 12

 Before the main event, this blitz tournament is used to determine pairing numbers. Nakamura beat out Anand by half a point at 7/9. Nakamura chose #5, giving him white in the crucial first and last rounds. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
66th Russian Championship Higher League
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Jun 19-30

 This is the qualifier for the superfinals in October. Top seeds include Jakovenko, Nepomniachtchi, Vitiugov, et al. Also see the women's section. (222 games, 50 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
FIDE Women's Grand Prix Dilijan
Dilijan, Armenia
Jun 15-29

 Koneru Humpy beat out Muzychuk, Dzagnidze, Stefanova, et al. with lossless 8/11. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Cez Trophy
Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 11-14

 David Navara played a four game match against Yifan Hou. The final score was tied, all games drawn. (7 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
FIDE World Rapid Championship
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Jun 6-10

 On the final day, Mamedyarov scored a perfect 5/5 against leader Nepomniachtchi to take the title. (435 games, 58 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
FIDE World Blitz Championship
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Jun 10

 Le Quang Liem is the 2013 World Blitz Champion after scoring 20.5/30, a half-point ahead of all others. (900 games, 60 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
French Team Championship Top 12
Haguenau, France
May 30-Jun 9

 With a round to spare, Clichy (Vachier-Lagrave, Fressinet, Van Wely, Jakovenko, et al.) clinched this year's title. (528 games, 134 players, 1 discussion page.)
Sberbank GM Rapid
Kiev, Ukraine
Jun 5-8

 Sergey Karjakin took clear first with 6.5/9 half a point clear of Veselin Topalov. (45 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
FIDE Grand Prix
Thessaloniki, Greece
May 22-Jun 4

 In an exciting final round, Leinier Dominguez Perez's victory over Topalov, combined with Kamsky stumbling against Caruana, secured Leinier clear first place. Top seeds included Topalov, Caruana, Morozevich, Nakamura, and Ivanchuk. (66 games, 12 players, 24 discussion pages, crosstable.)
4th Danzhou Tournament
Danzhou, China
May 20-29

 Ding Liren finishes with 7/9, beating out Bu Xiangzhi, Ni Hua, Yangyi Yu and others. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
21st Sigeman & Co
Malmo, Sweden
May 22-28

 Nigel Short, Richard Rapport and Nils Grandelius all finished with 4.5/7 (28 games, 8 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Norway Chess Tournament
Stavanger, Norway
May 7-18

 Carlsen, Aronian, Radjabov, Karjakin, Anand, Topalov, Nakamura, Svidler, Wang Hao, and Jon Ludvig Hammer participate in Norway's first supertournament. Karjakin wins the event with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 54 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Norway Chess Tournament (Blitz)
Stavanger, Norway
May 7

 The Norway Supertournament kicks off with a blitz event which determines the pairings. Karjakin won with 6.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
European Individual Championships
Legnica, Poland
May 5-16

 Moiseenko finished first on tie-break from Alekseev, Romanov, Beliavsky, Lupulescu, Vallejo Pons, Movsesian, Nepomniachtchi, Dreev and Melkumyan after all finished on 8/11. (1,378 games, 280 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Women Grand Prix
Geneva, Switzerland
May 3-16

 Top seeds include Hou Yifan, Muzychuk, Dzagnidze, Lahno, Tatiana Kosintseva--but the winner was the Georgian WGM Bela Khotenashvili with 8/11. (66 games, 12 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
US Championships
St. Louis, USA
May 3-12

 Gata Kamsky beat out Alejandro Ramirez-Alvarez in the rapid tiebreaks to become the 2013 USA Champion. (108 games, 24 players, 8 discussion pages, crosstable.)
US Championships (Women)
St. Louis, USA
May 3-12

 Defending champion Irina Krush wins with an amazing 8.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Alekhine Memorial
Paris and St. Petersburg
Apr 20-May 1

 Gelfand and Aronian shared first place with 5.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 16 discussion pages, crosstable.)
FIDE Grand Prix
Zug, Switzerland
Apr 17-May 1

 Topalov was in fine form, winning by a full point and a half (8/11). (66 games, 12 players, 22 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Chinese Championships
Xinghua, China
Apr 16-27

 Wang Yue (top seed) won by a point and a half. (65 games, 12 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Chinese Championships (Women)
Xinghua, China
Apr 16-27

 Ding Yixin is the 2013 Chinese Women's Chess Champion. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Russian Team Championships
Sochi, Russia
Apr 6-14

 A very strong field, despite the fact that Tomsk-400 could not attend. Karjakin, Caruana, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Morozevich, Ivanchuk, Svidler, Leko, Kamsky, et al. CF St. Petersburg won the championship aided by a last round win by Grischuk as black against the Ruy Lopez. (210 games, 105 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Russian Team Championships (Women)
Sochi, Russia
Apr 6-14

 Ushenina, Pogonina, Gunina, et al. Yugra (Ushenina, Pogonina, Kovanova, Romanko, Shadrina) took the gold, edging out SHSM by 1.5 points. (60 games, 29 players, 1 discussion page.)
World Championship Candidates Tournament
London, UK
Mar 15-Apr 1

 A double round-robin with Gelfand, Carlsen, Aronian, Kramnik, Radjabov, Ivanchuk, Grischuk, and Svidler. In the final round, tournament leaders Carlsen and Kramnik both lost their games--but Magnus Carlsen prevails on tiebreak (most wins) and will therefore challenge Anand later this year. (56 games, 8 players, 488 discussion pages, crosstable.)
3rd HD Bank Cup
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Mar 18-25

 Le Quang Liem took clear first with 7.5/9. (228 games, 92 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
13th European Individual Senior Championship
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Mar 10-20

 Mark Tseitlin (men) and Margarita Voiska (women's section) took first place both by a half-point. (216 games, 83 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Women's World Team Championship
Astana, Kazakhstan
Mar 3-12

 10 countries competed: India, USA, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, France, Romania, China, Kazakhstan, and Turkey. Ukraine took the gold, ahead of China and Russia. (180 games, 50 players, 6 discussion pages.)
29th Cappelle-la-Grande Open
Cappelle la Grande, France
Feb 23-Mar 2

 A massive 8-way tie for 1st place, and Sanan Sjugirov won the event on tiebreaks. (691 games, 306 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Bunratty Masters
Bunratty, Ireland
Mar 1-3

 The 20th Bunratty Chess Festival stars Michael Adams and Nigel Short. Adams took a quick draw in the final round against Richard Bates to clinch first with 5.5/6. (18 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page.)
Zurich Chess Challenge
Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 23-Mar 1

 A four player double round-robin featuring Anand, Kramnik, Gelfand, and Caruana. Before the main event, the four played a blitz tournament, which was won by Caruana. That was a good omen, as Caruana went on to win the main event with 4/6. (12 games, 4 players, 12 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik, Iceland
Feb 19-27

 Wesley So, Pavel Eljanov, and Bassem Amin all tied for first with 8/10. (634 games, 226 players, 23 discussion pages, crosstable.)
GRENKE Chess Classic
Feb 7-17
Baden-Baden, Germany

 Viswanathan Anand scored back-to-back victories in the final rounds to overtake Caruana and seize first place. Also playing were Michael Adams, Arkadij Naiditsch, Daniel Fridman and Georg Meier. (30 games, 6 players, 13 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Aeroflot Rapid Open
Feb 12-17
Moscow, Russia

 The Aeroflot Open has been converted to a rapid and blitz event split into a qualification stage and 16-player rapid finals. Top seeds included Grischuk, Svidler, Andreikin, Karjakin, and Kamsky. In the end, Karjakin emerged victorious after beating Grischuk on time in an Armageddon tie-break. (143 games, 96 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Moscow Open
Moscow, Russia
Feb 2-10

 Boris Savchenko surpassed top seed Nepomniachtchi and others with 7.5/9. (132 games, 89 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Tradewise Gibraltar
Caleta, Gibraltar
Jan 22-31

 Vitiugov won the playoff round to break a 4-way tie with Short, Vachier-Lagrave, and Sandipan. Xue Zhao won the top female prize after a 5-hour draw with Ivanchuk. (990 games, 251 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tata Steel
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 11-27

 The 75th Wijk aan Zee tournament saw Magnus Carlsen taking an early lead and clinching his victory with a round to spare. Carlsen beat out Anand, Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, et al. with a score of 10/13, a point and a half ahead of Aronian. (91 games, 14 players, 111 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tata Steel (Group B)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 11-27

 Rapport and Naiditsch tied with 9/13. (91 games, 14 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tata Steel (Group C)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 11-27

 Italian GM Sabino Brunello won with an astounding 11/13, beating out second place Fernando Peralta by a half-point. (91 games, 14 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
88th Hastings Chess Congress
Hastings, UK
Dec 28-Jan 6

 Top seed Gawain Jones finished in first place alone on 7.5/10. (402 games, 89 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)

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World Cities Team Championship
Al-Ain, UAE
Dec 21-29

 Hoogeveen beat Tashkent 2.5-1.5 in the final thanks to a win from Sergei Tiviakov. Top seeds included Tomashevsky, Giri, Vachier, Short, Moiseenko, Fressinet, Wang Yue, Edouard, Smeets, Ivan Sokolov, Tiviakov, et al. (205 games, 109 players, 2 discussion pages.)

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Groningen Open
Groningen, NL
Dec 19-30

 Top seeds included Zaven Andriasian, Sabino Brunello, Alexander Kovchan and Robin van Kampen. Andriasian, Ernst, and Kovchan tied for 1st with 7/9 each. (313 games, 93 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)

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AICF-AAI Cup
Delhi, India
Dec 21-30

 Participants are Wojtaszek, Negi, Alekseev, Korobov, Gupta and Sasikiran. Discussion forum now open. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
SportAccord World Mind Games (Men)
Beijing, China
Dec 12-19

 This mixed event features bridge, chess, draughts, go, and xiangqi (Chinese chess). In the men's rapid, Laurent Fressinet beat Hikaru Nakamura and edged him to the title on tie-break after both finished on 5.5/7. In the men's blitz section Sergey Karjakin won handily with 12.5/15. Aronian won the men's blindfold section with 5.5/7. (56 games, 16 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
SportAccord World Mind Games (Women)
Beijing, China
Dec 12-19

 Kateryna Lahno edged out Hou Yifan, Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk on tie-break after all scored 5/7. In the women's blitz event, Kosteniuk edged out Muzychuk on tiebreaks both scoring 11.5/15. In the women's blindfold section, Hou Yifan won with an impressive 6/7. (56 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
12th MetLife Amplico European Blitz and Rapid
Warsaw, Poland
Dec 14-16

 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the blitz event with 18.5/22. (524 games, 285 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Snowdrops and Old-hands
Podebrady, Czech Republic
Dec 9-16

 Four young female players (Gunina, Sachdev, Kashlinskaya, Havlikova) compete against four players old enough to remember when Petrosian was champion (Hort, Uhlmann, Olafsson, Romanishen). After a rocky start, the Old-hands made a startling comeback in the second half to win the event 17 to 15. (32 games, 8 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
London Chess Classic
London, England
Dec 1-10

 This stellar lineup featured Anand, Carlsen, Aronian, Kramnik, Nakamura, Judit Polgar, Adams, McShane, and Gawain Jones. Winning with +5 -0 =3 was Magnus Carlsen, whose performance pushed his FIDE rating to a record breaking 2861. (36 games, 9 players, 54 discussion pages.)
London Chess Classic Open
London, England
Dec 1-9

 Top seeds Robin van Kampen and Hrant Melkumyan tied with 7.5/9. (803 games, 237 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
5th Kolkata Open
Kolkata, India
Dec 3-13

 Sethuraman Sethuraman and Marat Dzhumaev tied with 8/11 in this large Swiss open. (329 games, 88 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Nov 22-Dec 4

 Some amazing chess was played in fierce final rounds, but in the end Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Morozevich and Wang Hao all tied for first with 6.5/11 points. (66 games, 12 players, 13 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Women's World Chess Championship Knock-Out
Khanty Mansiysk, Russia
Nov 10-Dec 3

 Anna Ushenina beat out 63 other players including Hou Yifan, Humpy Koneru, Anna Muzychuk, Natalia Pogonina, Alexandra Kosteniuk, and many more. In the final, she beat out Antoaneta Stefanova in the rapid tiebreaks. (195 games, 64 players, 25 discussion pages.)
World Youth Chess Championships
Maribor, Slovenia
Nov 7-19

 Swiercz Dariusz from Poland won the U18 with 9/11. (612 games, 115 players, 1 discussion page.)
World Youth Chess Championships (Girls)
Maribor, Slovenia
Nov 7-19

 Top seed Alexandra Goryachkina won the U18 with 9.5/11. (110 games, 46 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Rector Cup MGSU
Moscow, Russia
Nov 9-11

 This rapid event took place at the Moscow State University featuring Nepomniachtchi, Andreikin, Potkin, and others. Andreikin beat-out Potkin on tiebreaks, both with 9/11 points. (126 games, 80 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Kings' Tournament
Nov 7-14
Bucharest, Romania

 Caruana, Topalov, Ivanchuk, and Nisipeanu play in a double round-robin. Topalov and Ivanchuk both were able to make wins and therefore tied the tournament. (12 games, 4 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division)
Nov 5-11
Leon, Spain

 Top players include Ponomariov, Dominguez-Perez, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Cheparinov, and more. Discussion forum now open. (166 games, 54 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Andreikin-Nepomniachtchi "Friendly" Match
Moscow, Russia
Oct 30-Nov 5

 Dmitry Andreikin beat Ian Nepomniachtchi in a friendly 6-game match in Moscow. Andreikin won the first round and the rest were drawn. (6 games, 2 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Trophee Anatoly Karpov
Oct 26-Nov 3
Cap d'Agde, France

 Karpov won the tournament in his honor, beating out Ivanchuk, Eduard, and others. The knock-out games are also available. (56 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
4NCL 2012/13
Nov 3-May 6
Various cities

 The 2012/13 season of the 4NCL has just begun in Sunningdale, England. It continues until May 6, 2013. Discussion forum now open. (125 games, 134 players, 1 discussion page.)
Casino Barcelona Masters
Barcelona, Spain
Oct 23-31

 Sanan Sjugirov won with 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Chigorin Memorial
St. Petersburg, Russia
Oct 27-Nov 4

 Shirov and Almasi are the top seeds in this prestigious Swiss. Discussion forum now open. (1,547 games, 349 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
16th Unive Tournament (Crown Group)
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 21-27

 This four player double round-robin features Nakamura, Giri, Tiviakov, and Yifan Hou. Nakamura won with a mighty 4.5/6. (12 games, 4 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
16th Unive Open
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 17-27

 Top seeds L'Ami and Nijboer tied with 7/9. (346 games, 78 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)

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Schachbundesliga 2012-13
Various cities, Germany
Oct 20-Apr 7

 The 2012/13 seasons kicks off in Forchheim. The 15 round event includes many of the world's strongest grandmasters. Discussion forum now open. (958 games, 240 players, 2 discussion pages.)

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2012 SPICE Cup
St. Louis, USA
Oct 12-21

 The Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) brings together six GMs from around the globe to Webster University: Le Quang Liem, Vachier-Lagrave, Ding Liren, Csaba Balogh, Wesley So, and Georg Meier. Vachier-Lagrave won with 6/10. (30 games, 6 players, 24 discussion pages, crosstable.)
28th European Club Cup
Eilat, Israel
Oct 10-17

 SOCAR of Azerbaijan (Radjabov, Mamedyarov, Topalov, Grischuk, Kamsky, Sutovsky) won the gold after they smashed Tomsk-400 5 to 1 in the final round, beating out St. Petersburg on the tiebreak. (586 games, 233 players, 4 discussion pages.)
28th European Club Cup (Women)
Eilat, Israel
Oct 10-17

 Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo took the gold (Koneru, Hou Yifan, Muzychuk, Cramling, Skripchenko) with a phenomenal 7/7 team victories. (111 games, 38 players, 1 discussion page.)
2nd Indonesian Open Championship
Jakarta, Indonesia
Oct 11-17

 Yangyi Yu beat Li Chao in tiebreaks after both finished with 7.5/9. (369 games, 104 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Bilbao Masters
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bilbao, Spain
Sep 24-Oct 13

 Six of the strongest players in the world competed: Anand, Carlsen, Aronian, Caruana, Karjakin, and Vallejo-Pons. Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen were tied with 17 points apiece under 3-1-0 scoring, then Carlsen won the blitz tiebreak. (30 games, 6 players, 42 discussion pages.)
13th Karpov International
Poikovsky, Russia
Sep 27-Oct 8

 Dmitry Jakovenko won with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
St. Petersburg Rapid Cup
St. Petersburg, Russia
Oct 5-7

 Leinier Dominguez Perez edged out Peter Svidler in the final round on tie-break after both finished on 7.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
FIDE Grand Prix
London, England
Sep 21-Oct 3

 Simpson's-in-the-Strand hosted a supertournament won by Gelfand, Topalov, and Mamedyarov all tied at 7/11. Also playing were Grischuk, Leko, Nakamura, Ivanchuk, Wang Hao, and others. (66 games, 12 players, 23 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Women's Grand Prix
Ankara, Turkey
Sep 16-29

 Koneru won the event by half a point with 8.5/11 after two victories in the last two rounds. (66 games, 12 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Black Sea Countries Final
Burgas, Bulgaria
Sep 12-19

 Cheparinov beat out Malakhov, Nisipeanu and others with 7/10. (30 games, 6 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
2012 Chess Olympiad
Istanbul, Turkey
Aug 27-Sep 10

 Armenia took their third gold medal defeating Hungary in the final round. Russia took the silver. Ukraine took the bronze after crushing the 10th round leaders China 3-1. (3,367 games, 766 players, 90 discussion pages.)
2012 Chess Olympiad (Women)
Istanbul, Turkey
Aug 27-Sep 10

 Russia devastated Kazakhstan 4-0 in the final round to take the gold on tie-break from China, who earned the silver. Ukraine took the bronze. (1,846 games, 588 players, 5 discussion pages.)
BDO Tournament
Haarlem, NL
Aug 25-Sep 2

 Zherebukh wins with 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
European Senior Championship
Aug 18-26
Kaunas, Lithuania

 Nikolai Pushkov beat out Kupreichik and Mochalov on tiebreaks; all finished with 7/9. (353 games, 102 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
French Championship
Pau, France
Aug 13-25

 Due to the tragic death of Bauer's baby boy, the 11th round of the French Championship has been cancelled by request of the players. A playoff between the other three leaders (Edouard, Vachier-Lagrave, Bacrot) was scheduled, but on further reflection it was decided that all four players should share the title. (60 games, 12 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Junior Championship (Boys)
Athens, Greece
Aug 2-16

 Alexander Ipatov won the title on tie-break from Richard Rapport after both finished with 10/13. (476 games, 131 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Junior Championship (Girls)
Athens, Greece
Aug 2-16

 Guo Qi of China took the women's title ahead on tie-break form Nastassia Ziaziulkina, Anastasia Bodnaruk and Warda Aulia Medina who all finished with 9.5/13. (415 games, 65 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Russian Superfinals
Moscow, Russia
Aug 3-13

 Andreikin defeated Karjakin, Svidler, Alekseev, Potkin, and Jakovenko in the rapid tie-breaks after all 6 finished on a massive 6-way tie. (45 games, 10 players, 9 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Superfinals Playoff
Moscow, Russia
Aug 3-13

 Andreikin defeated Karjakin, Svidler, Alekseev, Potkin, and Jakovenko. The time control is 15 minutes + 10s/move. (15 games, 6 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Women's Superfinals
Moscow, Russia
Aug 3-13

 Natalia Pogonina is the 2012 Russian Women's Champion, finishing with 6.5/9. Other top seeds include Galliamova, Gunina, and the Kosintseva sisters. (44 games, 10 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
CEG vs Legends
Geneva, Switzerland
Aug 4-10

 The Geneva Chess Club hosted a match between themselves and a group of "legends" including Viktor Korchnoi, Zoltan Ribli, Kevin Spraggett, Ulf Andersson, and Vlastimil Hort. The "legends" dominated the field. Korchnoi, Ribli, and Spraggett tied for 1st with 7/10. (50 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Shirov-Laznicka Match
Novy Bor, Czech Republic
Aug 2-8

 Shirov won the match 4 to 2. (6 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Ukrainian Championships
Kiev, Ukraine
Jul 26-Aug 7

 Anton Korobov won with 8/11. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Politiken Cup
Helsingor, Denmark
Jul 28-Aug 5

 Ivan Cheparinov beat Ivan Sokolov and Jonny Hector on tie-breaks. All three scored 8/10. (573 games, 248 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
99th British Championships
North Shields, England
July 23-Aug 4

 Gawain Jones beat Stephen Gordon in a playoff for the title after both finished with 9/11. (329 games, 64 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
July 22-Aug 3

 A double round-robin featuring 6 of the strongest players in the world: Carlsen, Nakamura, Bologan (substituting for Morozevich who withdrew after two rounds for health reasons), Wang Hao, Bacrot, and Anish Giri. Wang Hao emerged victorious with a win in the final round. (30 games, 7 players, 39 discussion pages.)
Biel Blitz Exhibition
Biel, Switzerland
July 22

 Nakamura won this 8 player knock-out tournament. Carlsen was eliminated in the first round by Bacrot. (16 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page.)
Wojtaszek vs Jobava Match
Poznan, Poland
Jul 24-28

 Baadur Jobava beat Radoslaw Wojtaszek 5 to 3 in this combined classical/rapid match. (8 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
40th Sparkassen Chess-Meeting
Dortmund, Germany
Jul 12-22

 Caruana edges out Karjakin on tiebreaks, both with 6/9. Also included were Kramnik, Leko, Ponomariov, and others. (45 games, 10 players, 14 discussion pages, crosstable.)
ACP Golden Classic
Amsterdam, NL
Jul 14-22

 Ivanchuk beats out Kamsky, Jobava, Sasikiran, Le Quang Liem, Sutovsky and Anna Muzychuk. This event returned to the old-fashioned method of giving players 2.5 hours to play 40 moves, followed by an adjournment. (21 games, 7 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Dutch Championship
Amsterdam, NL
Jul 14-22

 Anish Giri won handily with 6/7. Also see the women's section, won by Tea Bosboom-Lanchava. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Women Grand Prix Jermuk
Jermuk, Armenia
July 16-28

 Top seeds include Hou Yifan, Humpy Koneru, Zhao Xue, and Kateryna Lahno. Hou Yifan finished in clear first with 7/11. (66 games, 12 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Blitz Championships
Astana, Kazakhstan
Jul 9-10

 Alexander Grischuk wins with 20/30 points, a half point clear of second-place Carlsen. (240 games, 16 players, 73 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Rapid Championships
Astana, Kazakhstan
Jul 6-8

 In an exciting finish, Karjakin catches up and overtakes Carlsen to become the 2012 World Rapid Champion. (120 games, 16 players, 8 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Open
Philadelphia, USA
Jul 2-8

 Sokolov defeated Shabalov in the Armageddon playoff to take the top prize. (176 games, 87 players, 6 discussion pages.)
Russia vs China
St. Petersburg, Russia
Jul 2-8

 The best teams in Russia play against the best teams in China. This year, Russia emerges victorious with total combined score of 77.5 beating China's 72.5. (25 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Russia vs China (Women)
St. Petersburg, Russia
Jul 2-8

 The Chinese women, led by Ju Wenjun and a superb comeback by Zhao Xue, scored heavily and allowed China to win the classical portion of the match 26-24. (25 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page.)
Chinese League
Various cities
Apr 28-Dec 22

 The 2012 Chinese League is a 22-round marathon event taking place in Beijing, Taizhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, and Tianjin. (155 games, 69 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Edmonton International
Edmonton, Canada
Jun 27-Jul 2

 Nigel Short beat out Mikhalevski, Kovalyov, Krush, and others in this 10 player round-robin. (45 games, 10 players, 6 discussion pages.)
Russian Chess Championships Higher League
Tyumen, Russia
Jun 15-28

 Dmitry Andreikin beat out Nikita Vitiugov and Daniil Dubov on tiebreaks, all finishing with 7.5/11. (253 games, 46 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)
Tyumen, Russia
Jun 15-28

 Baira Kovanova took first with 9/11, and Natalia Pogonina placed clear 2nd with 8/11. (170 games, 32 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Cez Trophy (Svidler-Navara Match)
Jun 20-24
Prague, Czech Republic

 Russian Champion Peter Svidler defeated Czech Champion David Navara in a 4 game classical match in Prague, 3 to 1. (4 games, 2 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
National Open
Las Vegas, USA
June 15-17

 Aleksandr Lenderman was dancing with joy after finishing with 5.5/6. (147 games, 87 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Tal Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Jun 7-19

 Magnus Carlsen won with the Black pieces in the final round against McShane to stage an incredible come-from-behind victory, taking clear first with 5.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 73 discussion pages, crosstable.)
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Kazan, Russia
Jun 9-23

 Anna Muzychuk and Humpy Koneru shared first on 7.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Karpov-Seirawan Match
St. Louis, USA
Jun 9-13

 Former World Champion Anatoly Karpov played a friendly exhibition match against Yasser Seirawan that involved 2 classical games, 2 rapid games, and 10 blitz games. After nothing but draws at the longer time controls, an exciting flurry of blitz games settled the match in Karpov's favor, 8 to 6. (14 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Tal Memorial (Blitz)
Moscow, Russia
Jun 7

 The 7th Mikhail Tal Memorial kicked off with a blitz event, which saw Morozevich taking the €5000 first prize from Magnus Carlsen, both of whom scored 6.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
XXV Ciudad de Leon: Topalov vs Vallejo Match
Leon, Spain
Jun 8-10

 The 25th Leon Masters features a 6 game rapid match between Topalov and his former second, Vallejo-Pons. Vallejo beat Topalov 3.5 to 2.5. (6 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
3rd Danzhou Tournament
Danzhou, China
May 29-Jun 7

 Bu Xiangzhi beat out Ni Hua on tiebreaks. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Albena Open
May 26-Jun 3
Albena, Bulgaria

 Vladimir Akopian won on tiebreaks over Cheparinov, T L Petrosian, Nabaty and Grigoryan. All four scored 7 out of 9. (334 games, 113 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Golden Sands Grand Europe Open
Golden Sands, Bulgaria
Jun 4-12

 With 7.5/9 points, teenager Lu Shanglei was the surprise winner at this open, beating out Akopian, L'Ami, Cheparinov, T L Petrosian, and many other GMs. (499 games, 191 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Women's World Rapid Championship
Batumi, Georgia
May 31-Jun 3

 Antoaneta Stefanova won with 8.5/11, beating out Koneru, Kosteniuk, Muzychuk, and others. (274 games, 50 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Nigel Short vs Granda Zuniga
Lima, Peru
May 25-26

 Nigel Short is touring South America, including this rapid exhibition match against Peruvian chess legend Julio Granda Zuniga. Nigel won 3.5 to 2.5. (4 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
French Team Championship
Belfort, France
May 31-Jun 10

 The top teams are Chalons en Champagne (w/ Giri), Evry Grand Roque (w/ Le Quang Liem), and Clichy (w/ Ivanchuk, Fressinet, Wesley So). (440 games, 113 players, 1 discussion page.)
Anand-Gelfand World Chess Championship
Moscow, Russia
May 10-30

 The first 12 rounds were tied, so the match moved into rapid tiebreaks. After a victory in the second rapid, Anand was able to defend his title for a third time. Congratulations to Vishy. (16 games, 2 players, 194 discussion pages.)
Buenos Aires Masters
Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 28-Jun 3

 Shirov is top seed in this 8-man event. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
World's Youth Stars
Kirishi, Russia
World's Youth Stars
May 11-24

 Vladislav Artemiev won this 12 player round-robin for children that includes some of the brightest futures of chess. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
US Championship
St. Louis, USA
May 8-20

 Nakamura defeated his main rival Kamsky in the 10th round to secure his victory as the 2012 US Champion. His final score was an impressive 8.5/11 (+6 -0 =5). (66 games, 12 players, 14 discussion pages, crosstable.)
US Championship (Women)
St. Louis, USA
May 8-20

 Krush and Zatonskih were tied at 7/9, but Irina Krush won both of the rapid tiebreaks to become the 2012 US Women's Champion. (47 games, 10 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Asian Continental Chess Championship
May 4-14
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 Parimarjan Negi took first place on tie-break from Yu Yangyi after both scored 7/9. (314 games, 72 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Asian Continental Chess Championship (Women)
May 4-14
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 Irine Kharisma Sukandar took clear first with 7/9. (179 games, 41 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
20th Sigeman and Co Tournament
Malmo, Sweden
May 9-16

 Caruana beat out Leko, Li Chao, Giri, Emanuel Berg, Hans Tikkanen, Jonny Hector and Nils Grandelius. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
47th Capablanca Memorial
Havana, Cuba
May 3-14

 Ivanchuk beat out Dominguez Perez, Quesada Perez, Nepomniachtchi, and Potkin in this traditional celebration of Cuban chess. (30 games, 6 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Topalov Under-18 Clock Simul
Vienna, Italy
Apr 27

 Topalov won a clock simul against some of Europe's top juniors, scoring +4 -2 =2. Topalov conceded defeat against 16 year old GM Richard Rapport, and 13 year old Martin Christian Huber. (8 games, 9 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Italian Team Championships
Arvier, Italy
Apr 27-May 1

 The favorites are Obiettivo Risarcimento (Padova) with Caruana, Nakamura, and Georgiev. (201 games, 85 players, 1 discussion page.)
Kramnik vs Aronian Match
Zurich, Switzerland
Apr 21-28

 Kramnik and Aronian played a 6 game classical match in Zurich, tied 3 to 3. (6 games, 2 players, 15 discussion pages, crosstable.)
12th Bangkok Open
Bangkok, Thailand
Apr 13-19

 Nigel Short scored a fantastic 8/9 which (including a quick draw in the final round against Nguyen Duc Hoa). (28 games, 19 players, 1 discussion page.)
14th Dubai Open
Dubai, UAE
Apr 15-23

 Ni Hua won on tiebreaks after getting off to a fabulous start (4/4) at this very strong Swiss. (189 games, 90 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Russian Team Championships
Sochi, Russia
Apr 8-16

 Tomsk-400 cruised to the finish line with Sergey Karjakin on board one boasting a 2896 performance rating. (378 games, 135 players, 4 discussion pages.)
Russian Team Championships (Women)
Sochi, Russia
Apr 8-16

 Ladya/Kazan won the women's event, with Nadezhda Kosintseva on board one. (84 games, 35 players, 1 discussion page.)
Chinese Chess Championships
Xinghua, China
Mar 27-Apr 7

 Ding Liren becomes the Chinese Champion for the third year in a row, finishing with 8/11. (66 games, 12 players, 8 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Chinese Chess Championships (women)
Xinghua, China
Mar 27-Apr 7

 Huang Qian and Zhang Xiaowen both finish with 8/11, but Huang Qian took gold on tiebreak. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
13th European Individual Championship
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Mar 20-31

 100 players rated over 2600 at the biggest Swiss of the year! Dmitry Jakovenko trailed Fressinet by a half point going into the final round, then beat him to take the title with 8.5/11. (1,857 games, 347 players, 13 discussion pages, crosstable.)
European Women's Rapid
Gaziantep, Turkey
Mar 15-16

 Tatiana Kosintseva won with 9/11 points, while Alexandra Kosteniuk took the silver medal and Elisabeth Paehtz took third. (217 games, 46 players, 1 discussion page.)
European Individual Women's Championship Tournament
Gaziantep, Turkey
Mar 2-13

 Involving Nana Dzagnidze, Anna Muzychuk, Tatiana and Nadezhda Kosintseva, Kateryna Lahno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alexandra Kosteniuk, and many more. In the end, Tatiana Kosintseva, Valentina Gunina, and Anna Muzychuk all tied for first with 8.5/11. (560 games, 103 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik, Iceland
Mar 6-13

 This 9 round swiss has attracted GMs such as Caruana, Navara, Hou Yifan, Sokolov, and many more. Caruana avoided Hou Yifan's traps in the final round to take fiirst place. (779 games, 197 players, 9 discussion pages, crosstable.)
28th Cappelle-la-Grande
Cappelle-la-Grande, France
Mar 3-10

 Almost 500 players, including 74 GMs, participated at the Palais des arts, in Cappelle-la-Grande. Pentala Harikrishna won with 7/9. (380 games, 206 players, 1 discussion page.)
4th Batavia Chess Tournament
Amsterdam, NL
Feb 24-Mar 4

 Café Batavia 1920 (Amsterdam) hosts this tournament including Sipke Ernst, Mark Hebden, and the surprise runaway winner Dr. Achim Illner (FM). (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Polish Championships
Warsaw, Poland
Feb 18-26

 Mateusz Bartel and Bartlomiej Macieja both finished on 7/9, but Bartel emerged victorious in the tiebreak to become the 2012 Polish Champion. WGM Iweta Rajlich won the women's section. (109 games, 24 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
ACP Women Cup Rapid
Tbilisi, Georgia
Feb 17-21

 Pia Cramling and Nana Dzagnidze finished on 8/11, and Nana won the playoff. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Bunratty Masters
Bunratty, Ireland
Feb 17-19

 This Irish weekender attracted Michael Adams, Nigel Short, Alex Baburin, Mark Hebden, Simon Williams, Gawain Jones, and others. Top seeds Nigel Short and Michael Adams both finished with 5/6, drawing their game together. Adams took first place on tiebreaks. (35 games, 27 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Petrov Memorial
Jurmala, Latvia
Feb 15-20

 On the 18th and 19th, four strong GMs (Ivanchuk, Morozevich, Mamedyarov, and Shirov) were seeded with four qualifiers in a two day round robin. Alexander Morozevich won the final phase 18th-19th February with a score of 5/7 half a point clear of Alexei Shirov and Igor Kovalenko. (28 games, 8 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
11th Aeroflot Open
Moscow, Russia
Feb 7-Feb 15

 This 9 round open attracted many 2600+ and 2700+ players including Caruana, Jobava, Quang Liem Le, Sasikiran, and Vallejo Pons. In the end, three players tied at 6.5/9 but Mateusz Bartel of Poland edged out Korobov and Eljanov on tie-break. (347 games, 85 players, 8 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival
Caleta, UK
Jan 24-Feb 2

 This giant open tournament attracted luminaries such as Svidler, Mamedyarov, Adams, Short, Hou Yifan, Akobian, Korchnoi, Shirov and Judit Polgar. In the final round, Nigel Short caught up with the tournament leader Yifan Hou with a fine win against Sasikiran. Short went on to beat Hou in a 2 game blitz playoff to be crowned winner. (1,142 games, 258 players, 14 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tata Steel 2012
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 14-29

 The 74th Wijk aan Zee Tournament (aka "Tata Steel") is the strongest one ever. Aronian beat out Nakamura (last year's winner) as well as Carlsen, Topalov, Ivanchuk, and others, finishing with 9/13. (91 games, 14 players, 89 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tata Steel (B Group)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 14-29

 Pentala Harikrishna won the B Group with 9/13. (91 games, 14 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tata Steel (C Group)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 14-29

 Maxim Turov won the C Group with 10.5/13. (91 games, 14 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Queenstown Chess Classic
Queenstown, NZ
Jan 15-23

 Darryl K Johansen took first place on tie-break after defeating Gawain Jones in the final round. He, along with Li Chao B and Zhao Jun, finished on 7.5/9. (209 games, 96 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Hastings Chess Congress 2011-2012
Hastings, UK
Dec 28-Jan 5

 Leading players: Wang Yue, David Howell, Andrei Istratescu, Romain Edouard, Yuri Vovk. Wang Yue finished first with 7.5/9. (499 games, 117 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Donostia Chess Festival 2011-2012
San Sebastia, Spain
Dec 28-Jan 5

 This knock-out starred Gashimov, Mamedyarov, Bacrot, Moiseenko, Naiditsch and others. The real twist was that matches consisted of two games of classical chess played simultaneously, an old idea by David Bronstein. In the end, Andrei Volokitin beat Viktor Laznicka 2-0 in the tiebreak. (102 games, 59 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Reggio Emilia 2011-2012
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Dec 27-Jan 6

 The 54th Reggio Emilia featured Ivankchuk, Morozevich, Nakamura, Vitugov, Giri, and Caruana. Anish Giri took clear first, after a surprising finish. (30 games, 6 players, 19 discussion pages, crosstable.)

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Groningen Chess Festival
Groningen, NL
Dec 21-30

 Alex Kovchan beat Robert Hess on tiebreaks, after both finished with 7/9. Also playing were Sergei Tiviakov, Evgeny Romanov, Sipke Ernst, and many others. (238 games, 55 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
European Blitz Championship
Warsaw, Poland
Dec 16-18

 Hrant Melkumyan won the blitz event beating Alexey Dreev in a final playoff. (116 games, 61 players, 1 discussion page.)
European Rapid Championship
Warsaw, Poland
Dec 16-18

 Jobava Baadur won the rapid event with 11/13. (546 games, 268 players, 1 discussion page.)
FIDE Women's World Team Championship
Mardin, Turkey
Dec 17-28

 Players include Koneru, Mkrtchian, Dembo, Muzychuk, Yifan Hou, and the Kosintseva sisters. (179 games, 49 players, 3 discussion pages.)
SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)
Beijing, China
Dec 9-16

 Similar to the Amber tournament of the past, this tournament pits players in rapid, blitz, and blindfold events. Discussion forum now open. (56 games, 16 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
SportAccord Mind Games (Women's Rapid)
Beijing, China
Dec 9-16

 Similar to the Amber tournament of the past, this tournament pits players in rapid, blitz, and blindfold events. (56 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
SportAccord Mind Games (Blindfold)
Beijing, China
Dec 9-16

 The blindfold event was tied between Vachier-Lagrave and Zoltan Almasi, both at 5/7. (54 games, 16 players, no discussion, crosstable.)
SportAccord Mind Games (Women's Blindfold)
Beijing, China
Dec 9-16

 Yifan Hou is the blindfold lady of the event, winning by a full point at 5.5/7. (49 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
SportAccord Mind Games (Blitz)
Beijing, China
Dec 9-16

 Vachier-Lagrave finished first with 6.5/8. Antoaneta Stefanova won the Women's Blitz event. (61 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
London Chess Classic
London, UK
Dec 3-12

 Kramnik defeated a steller field of Carlsen, Anand, Nakamura, Aronian, Short, Adams, McShane, and Howell. (36 games, 9 players, 55 discussion pages.)
Snowdrops and Old-hands
Prague, Czech Republic
Dec 3-11

 A battle between "old hands" (Robert Huebner, Vlastimil Hort, Boris Gulko, Rafael Vaganian) and "snow drops" (Mariya Muzychuk, Natalia Pogonina, Eva Kulovana, Tania Sachdev). (32 games, 8 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Computer Chess Championship
Tilburg, NL
Nov 19-23

 Junior is the new computer champ, now that Rybka has been dishonorably disqualified. (36 games, 9 players, 10 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tal Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Nov 16-25

 A last round victory by Carlsen put him in the money alongside Aronian, both with 5.5 out of 9. Also playing: Anand, Kramnik, Karjakin, Ivanchuk, Nakamura, Gelfand, Svidler, and Nepomniachtchi. (45 games, 10 players, 47 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Hou-Koneru Women's World Championship
Tirana, Albania
Nov 14-30

 Yifan Hou retained her title against challenger Humpy Koneru in only 8 games. Congratulations to Hou, the Womens World Champion for 2011-2012. (8 games, 2 players, 11 discussion pages, crosstable.)
21st World Seniors Championship
Rijeka, Croatia
Nov 15-26

 IM Vladimir Okhotnik defeated GM Bojan Kurajica in the last round and took a clear first place with 9/11. (424 games, 159 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
European Team Championship
Porto Carras, Greece
Nov 3-11

 The German team unexpectedly defeated Armenia to secure first. Azerbaijan finished second, and Hungary's amazing final round sweep over Bulgaria (4-0) secured the bronze. (687 games, 187 players, 16 discussion pages.)
European Team Championship (Women)
Porto Carras, Greece
Nov 3-11

 The Russian team took the gold for the third consecutive year. Poland took the silver medal; Georgia, bronze. (505 games, 138 players, 1 discussion page.)
Corsica Masters Knockout
Corsica, France
Oct 28-31

 World Champion Anand beat Mamedyarov 2 to 0 in the final of the Corsica Masters knock-out. (43 games, 16 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Corsica Masters
Corsica, France
Oct 22-31

 Sasikiran finished with 7.5/9, half a point ahead of 2nd place Gawain Jones. (89 games, 47 players, 1 discussion page.)
SPICE Cup
Texas, USA
Oct 15-25

 Susan Polgar's annual tournament saw Le Quang Liem beating out Shulman, Robson, Dominguez-Perez, and others. Also see Group B and Group C. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page.)
Chinese League 2011
Various locations
Apr 12-Dec 6

 The Chinese League has rounds 13-15 in Qindao from Oct 26-28. Leading players are Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Le Quang Liem, Bu Xiangzhi, Ni Hua, Ding Liren, Hou Yifan, and others. Discussion forum now open. (225 games, 71 players, 1 discussion page.)
15th Unive Tournament
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 16-Oct 22

 Kramnik, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, and Judit Polgar competed in this double round-robin. Kramnik took sole first with 4.5/6. (12 games, 4 players, 16 discussion pages, crosstable.)
15th Unive Tournament (Open)
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 14-Oct 22

 Sergei Tiviakov took first place on tie-breaks from Van Kampen and Sipke Ernst who all scored 7/9. (234 games, 88 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Nalchik, Russia
Oct 8-23

 The 3rd Women's Grand Prix of the 2011-12 series saw an incredible 9.5/11 performance from Zhao Xue beating out contemporaries like Stefanova, Kosteniuk, Lahno, and the Kosintseva sisters. Her nearly perfect streak was broken only by Ju Wenjun in the final round. (66 games, 12 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Governor's Cup
Saratov, Russia
Oct 7-20

 Line up: Ponomariov, Morozevich, Leko, Vitiugov, Moiseenko, Shirov, Tomashevsky, Andreikin, Eljanov, Ni Hua, Roiz, and Alekseev. Morozevich won with 8.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Magistral Casino Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
Oct 12-20

 This double round-robin was won jointly by Ivan Salgado Lopez and Yasser Seirawan both with 5.5/8. (36 games, 9 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)

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Schachbundesliga 2011-12
Mülheim, Germany
Oct 14-15

 The 2011-2012 Germany Bundesliga kicks off in Mülheim, including Svidler, Gashimov, Adams, Bacrot, Almasi, Vallejo, Najer, and many more. (952 games, 237 players, 2 discussion pages.)

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Romanian Superliga
Brasov, Romania
Oct 8-16

 Top stars include Kamsky, Jobava, Volokitin, Nisipeanu, Fedorov, and others. Discussion forum now open. (180 games, 74 players, 1 discussion page.)
Romanian Superliga (Women)
Brasov, Romania
Oct 8-16

 Top stars include Cramling, Muzychuk, Melia, and others. Discussion forum now open. (89 games, 36 players, 1 discussion page.)
Oslo Open
Oslo, Norway
Oct 2-9

 England's Matthew Sadler has returned to the chess scene with a bang, scoring a phenomenal 8/9 at the Oslo Open. He was a point-and-a-half better than second place GM Sipke Ernst. (253 games, 58 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
12th Karpov International
Poikovsky, Russia
Oct 4-13

 Bacrot and Karjakin tied with 5.5 out of 9. Not exactly a crowd-pleaser, over 75% of the games were draws. (45 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
4th Bilbao Masters
Bilbao, Spain
and São Paulo, Brazil
Sep 25-Oct 11

 This year's Bilbao Masters spanned the globe from Brazil to Spain. Magnus Carlsen trailed Ivanchuk for most of the tournament, but beat "Chuky" in the penultimate round, taking the match into blitz tiebreaks, in which Carlsen was victorious. Also played: Vallejo, Anand, Aronian, and Nakamura. (30 games, 6 players, 48 discussion pages.)
Kasparov-Short Blitz Match
Leuven, Belgium
Oct 9

 Following his blitz match against Vachier in Clichy, Kasparov now plays an 8-game blitz match against Nigel Short in Belgium. Kasparov took the deciding 8th game to win 4.5 to 3.5. (8 games, 2 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Topalov Clock Simul
Dublin, Ireland
Oct 3

 Topalov played the entire Irish Men's Team (GM Alex Baburin, IM Sam Collins, IM Alex Lopez and IM Mark Quinn) at the same time. He tied the exhibition 2 to 2. (4 games, 5 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
27th European Club Cup
Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia
Sep 27-Oct 2

 St. Petersburg Chess Federation (Svidler, Vitiugov, Movsesian, Efimenko, et al) took first after defeating Mika Rtg-O (Sargissian, Petrosian, Andriasian, et al) 3.5 to 2.5. (1,200 games, 431 players, 2 discussion pages.)
27th European Club Cup (Women)
Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia
Sep 24-Oct 2

 The women's finals saw Russian AVS (Stefanova, Lahno, Pogonina, et al) triumph over Romanian AEM LUXTEN (Dzagnidze, Zatonskih, Javakhishvili, et al). Dzagnidze missed a win against Hou Yifan's ferocious attack. (142 games, 50 players, 1 discussion page.)
Kasparov in Clichy
Clichy, France
Sep 17

 Kasparov held a one day chess exhibition in Clichy to promote his Chess in Schools campaign, which included these two games against GM Vachier-Lagrave. (2 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
World Cup
Khanty-Mansiysk
Aug 27-Sep 20

 The 2011 World Cup took place again in Khanty-Mansiysk at the Ugorian Chess Academy. Peter Svidler beat 7 players in a row to become the 2011 World Cup Winner, defeating 2nd place Grischuk in the finals. Ivanchuk beat Ponomariov to take 3rd place. (391 games, 126 players, 95 discussion pages.)
Shenzhen Women's Grand Prix
Shenzhen, China
Sep 7-19

 The second Women's Grand Prix of the 2011-2012 series was pushed back to give Hou Yifan a chance to participate after her elimination in the 2011 World Cup. (66 games, 12 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Kings vs Queens
Sep 9-16
St. Louis, USA

 This "Battle of the Sexes" featured both rapid and Fischerandom. The Kings won 31.5 to 18.5, with Nakamura being the MVP with an incredible 9.5 out of 10 points. (25 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Botvinnik Memorial Rapid
Moscow, Russia
Sep 2-3

 "The Lightning Kid" emerged victorious over Carlsen, Aronian, and Kramnik. The event had a big twist: games were stopped midway so that the players could chat about their games with the viewers. (12 games, 4 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Women's Superfinals
Moscow, Russia
Aug 19-Aug 28

 Valentina Gunina convincingly beat out Charochkina, Galliamova, Pogonina, Kosteniuk, and others. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Botvinnik Memorial (Seniors)
Suzdal, Russia
Aug 15-18

 Korchnoi won the 2011 Botvinnik Memorial by a whole point. Time control was 25 minutes + 10s/move. Yuri Averbakh (now 89) presided as arbiter. (45 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
French Championships
Caen, France
Aug 14-27

 Vachier-Lagrave was able to contain Bacrot's sacrificial attack in the final round to become the 2011 French Champion. (66 games, 12 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Superfinals
Moscow, Russia
Aug 8-15

 Svidler captured his 6th title with a round to spare. Players: Kramnik, Morozevich, Karjakin, Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi, Svidler, Timofeev, and Galkin. (28 games, 8 players, 10 discussion pages, crosstable.)
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Aug 1-15

 Female World Champion Yifan Hou won clear first with 8/11. Also playing were Kateryna Lahno, Koneru Humpy, and the Kosintseva sisters. (66 games, 12 players, 8 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Junior Championships
Chennai, India
Aug 1-16

 Dariusz Swiercz edged out Robert Hovhannisyan on tiebreaks, both with 10.5/13. (788 games, 124 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Junior Championships (Girls)
Chennai, India
Aug 1-16

 Deysi Estela Cori Tello is the 2011 Girls' Junior World Chess Champion, finishing with an incredible 11/13. (382 games, 70 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Baku Open
Baku, Azerbaijan
Aug 5-14

 Sergei Zhigalko was the winner with 7/9 ahead of Andreikin, Sutovsky, Mamedyarov, Vallejo Pons, and others. It took place at the AF Hotel on the Caspian Sea, with a prize fund of €50K. (115 games, 47 players, 1 discussion page.)
British Championships
Sheffield, England
Jul 24-Aug 6

 The 98th British Championships ended with Adams beating out Short in the tiebreaks. (429 games, 89 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
112th US Open
Orlando, USA
Jul 30-Aug 7

 Lenderman is the official winner on tiebreaks, after a massive 7-way tie including Nakamura, Gelashvili, Gareyev, Alejandro Ramirez, and Kacheishvili. (306 games, 197 players, 4 discussion pages.)
Navara-Laznicka Match
Novy Bor, Czech Republic
Aug 2-7

 Láznička beat Navara in a six game match 4.5 to 1.5. (6 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
1st Hangzhou Women's GM Tournament
Hangzhou, China
Jul 14-23

 Ju Wenjun won by a clear point and achieved her first GM norm. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Dortmund
Dortmund, Germany
Jul 21-31

 The 39th Dortmund Chess Meeting featured Kramnik, Nakamura, Ponomariov, Giri, Quang Liem Le, and Georg Meier. Kramnik won hands-down with 7/10. (30 games, 6 players, 16 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 18-29

 The 44th Biel Chess Festival involved Carlsen, Vachier-Lagrave, Shirov, Caruana, Morozevich, and Pelletier. Special scoring was used (wins are worth 3 points, draws are worth 1) and Magnus amassed 19 placing him in clear first. (30 games, 6 players, 18 discussion pages.)
World Chess Team Championship
Ningbo, China
Jul 16-27

 Armenia (with Aronian, Movsesian, Akopian, and Sargissian) beat out 9 other nations: the USA (with Kamsky and Shulman), Russia (with Karjakin, Svidler, and Grischuk), Hungary (with Judit Polgar and Leko), China (with Wang Hao and Wang Yue), Azerbaijan (with Gashimov, Mamedyarov, and Radjabov), Ukraine (with Ivanchuk), India, Israel, and Egypt. (178 games, 50 players, 18 discussion pages.)
Dutch Open
Jul 19-28
Dieren, NL

 Maxim Turov edged out Yuri Vovk and Vladimir Georgiev on tie-break, both with 7/9. (279 games, 63 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Dutch Championships
Boxtel, NL
Jun 25-Jul 5

 The 2011 Dutch Championship was won by Anish Giri with a two point lead (7.5/9) over second place Sokolov. (45 games, 10 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Dutch Championships (Women)
Boxtel, NL
Jun 25-Jul 5

 Peng Zhaoqin won the Women's Dutch Championship with a three point lead (9/10) over second place Anne Haast. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
39th World Open
Philadelphia, USA
Jun 28-Jul 4

 Gata Kamsky and Michael Adams tied for first with 7/9 points, and Kamsky claimed the 2011 World Open Champion title by winning an Armageddon game. (184 games, 78 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Airports Authority of India GM Tournament
New Delhi, India
Jun 22-Jul 2

 Fabiano Caruana beat Wesley So, Negi, Laznicka, Sasikiran, and Hou Yifan play in this double round robin. (30 games, 6 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Gyorgy Marx Memorial IX
Paks, Hungary
Jun 16-Jun 27

 GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek has a clinch on first place with one round to go. Also see the women's event, won by Alina Kashlinskaya. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Commonwealth and South African Open
Gauteng, South Africa
Jun 25-Jul 3

 Gawain Jones edged out Nigel Short on tiebreaks, both with 9.5/11. This strong open featured 388 players. (557 games, 262 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
U.S. Junior Championship
Jun 16-Jun 26
Saint Louis, USA

 Gregory Young beat out Naroditsky, Harper, Getz, Bryant, Shen, Holt, Troff, Ding, and Sturt. He wins the cash prize but also for an automatic bid in both the World Junior Championship and the US Championship. (45 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Bazna Kings Tournament
Medias, Romania
Jun 10-23

 This double round robin featured Magnus Carlsen (in his first tournament since January's Tata Steel) who beat Sergey Karjakin using the 3rd tiebreak criterion (the Berger score) although both scored 6.5 out of 10. Also present were Radjabov, Nakamura, Ivanchuk, and Nisipeanu. (30 games, 6 players, 27 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Chess Championships Higher League
Taganrog, Russia
Jun 15-26

 A very strong lineup includes Vitiugov, Jakovenko, Tomashevsky, Morozevich, and others. (Also see women's section.) (337 games, 62 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
2011 Ukrainian Championships
Kiev, Ukraine
Jun 9-21

 With Ivanchuk busy in the Bazna Kings Tournament, Ponomariov ran away with the show, winning 8.5 out of 11. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
19th Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament
Malmo, Sweden
Jun 9-13

 Featuring Alexei Shirov, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Jonny Hector, Nils Grandelius and Hans Tikkanen. Wesley So, Anish Giri, and Hans Tikkanen tied with 3/5. (15 games, 6 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
2nd Danzhou Tournament
Danzhou, China
May 15-24

 Yangyi Yu finished with 7/9 and a 2914 performance rating. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
2011 French Team Championships
Mulhouse, France
May 25-June 5

 Marseille Echecs (Naiditsch, Bacrot, Istratescu, Delchev, Miton, et al) beat Clichy (Jakovenko, Fressinet, Nisipeanu, et al) to take the title. (523 games, 137 players, 1 discussion page.)
Anand-Shirov Match
Leon, Spain
June 2-6

 The 2011 Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez Ciudad de León featured Anand and Shirov in a 6 game match of quick games (45m + 30s/move). Vishy demonstrated why he's World Champion, winning 4.5 to 1.5. (6 games, 2 players, 16 discussion pages, crosstable.)
82nd German Chess Championship
Bonn, Germany
May 25-Jun 4

 The 82nd German Chess Championships took place in Bonn. Igor Khenkin took first place on tie-break from Jan Gustafsson. Sarah Hoolt won the women's event convincingly. (148 games, 34 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Gelfand-Grischuk Candidates Match
Kazan, Russia
May 19-27

 Gelfand strikes in the final round to win 3.5-2.5, earning the right to play Anand for the title. (6 games, 2 players, 30 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Championship Candidates Knock-Out
Kazan, Russia
May 5-27

 Eight players face off for the right to challenge Anand for the world title. Gelfand and Grischuk advanced into the final 6-game match, and Gelfand emerged triumphant. (48 games, 8 players, 152 discussion pages.)
Nakamura-Ponomariov Match
St. Louis, Missouri
May 17-25

 Nakamura defeated Ponomariov 3.5 to 2.5 in the classical match, followed by a 2.5-0.3 victory in a four game rapid match. (6 games, 2 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Finegold-Robson Match
St. Louis, Missouri
May 17-25

 Robson gained some match experience beating Finegold 4 to 2, including an epic 137 move game in the 5th round. Their four game rapid match was tied 2 to 2. (6 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
46th Capablanca Memorial
Havana, Cuba
May 10-May 21

 Ivanchuk and Le Quang Liem tied for 1st with 6.5/10. (30 games, 6 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
10th Asian Individual Championships
May 2-10
Mashhad, Iran

 Pentala Harikrishna, Yu Yangyi and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son finished on 6.5/9. (223 games, 50 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
US Championship (A)
Saint Louis, Missouri
Apr 15-28

 The 2011 US Championship saw two groups pare down two finalists, who then played one another in an exciting knock-out final. In the final two-game match, Gata Kamsky beat Shulman for the title. (28 games, 8 players, 9 discussion pages, crosstable.)
US Championship (B)
Saint Louis, Missouri
Apr 15-28

 Group B includes Christiansen, Shabalov, Seirawan, Kaidanov, Shankland, Hess, Finegold, and Onischuk. In the end was a playoff between Onischuk and Shankland in which Shankland overtook the former champ. (28 games, 8 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
US Championship (Women)
Saint Louis, Missouri
Apr 15-28

 Anna Zatonskih defeated Tatev Abrahamyan in the knock-out to become the US Women's Champion for her fourth time. (28 games, 8 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Team Championships
Olginka, Russia
Apr 12-Apr 23

 ShSM-64 (Gelfand, Caruana, Najer, et al) took the title from Tomsk-400 (Ponomariov, Motylev, et al) by a mere half point. (394 games, 90 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Russian Team Championships (Women)
Olginka, Russia
Apr 16-Apr 23

 The 7 round women's event was won by SHSM-RSCU headed by Alexandra Kosteniuk. (112 games, 38 players, 1 discussion page.)
13th Dubai Open
Dubai, UAE
Apr 9-19

 The 13th Dubai Open featured 40 GMs and 9 WGMs. Abhijeet Gupta won with 7.5/9. (446 games, 135 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Chinese Championship
Xinghua Jiangsu, China
Mar 30-Apr 10

 Wang Yue is the top seed. Hou Yifan participates in the men's division. (66 games, 12 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Chinese Championship (Women)
Xinghua Jiangsu, China
Mar 30-Apr 10

 The women compete for the highest chess title in China. (64 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
11th BCC Thailand Open
Pattaya, Thailand
Apr 11-Apr 17

 A record entry of over 200 players competed. Nigel Short, Jan Gustafsson, and Francisco Vallejo-Pons tied with 7.5/9. (193 games, 115 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
European Seniors Championship
Courmayeur, Italy
Apr 4-14

 Mihai Suba won on 7.5/9; Nona Gaprindashvili took the women's title. (445 games, 101 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
12th European Individual Championship
Aix-les-Bains, France
Mar 21-Apr 3

 Vladimir Potkin edged out Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Judit Polgar and Alexander Moiseenko on tie-break after all finished on 8.5/11. (1,249 games, 357 players, 12 discussion pages, crosstable.)
20th Amber Tournament (Rapid)
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Mar 11-25

 The 20th and final Amber tournament took place in Monte Carlo. Aronian won the overall tournament, while Carlsen placed 1st in the rapid section with 9.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 33 discussion pages, crosstable.)
20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Mar 11-25

 Aronian beat some of the strongest players in the world, with his eyes closed. He scored 8.5/11, a full point and a half ahead of 2nd place Anand. (66 games, 12 players, 33 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik, Iceland
Mar 9-16

 6 players finished on 7/9, they were (in order of tie-break) Kuzubov, Sokolov, Baklan, Miton, Ludvig Hammer and young talent Nyzhnyk. (739 games, 166 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
27th Cappelle-la-Grande Open
Cappelle la Grande, France
Feb 26-Mar 5

 The event was won by Grzegorz Gajewski who finished on 7.5/9 alone after a final round win against Alojzije Jankovic. (687 games, 300 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
6th FIDE Women Grand Prix
Doha, Qatar
Feb 22-Mar 5

 Koneru and Danielian tied for first in this all female tournament, both with 8/11. Koneru's Grand Prix standings now qualify her to play Hou Yifan in a Women's World Chess Championship match later this year. (66 games, 12 players, 8 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Aeroflot Open
Moscow, Russia
Feb 7-19

 The biggest open of the year saw defending champion Le Quang Liem retaining his title with 6.5 out of 9 points. (384 games, 86 players, 9 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival
Caleta, UK
Jan 24-Feb 3

 Over 200 players competed in this elite Swiss open, and Vassily Ivanchuk won with an outstanding 9/10. (1,096 games, 234 players, 5 discussion pages.)
Berkeley International
Berkeley, CA
Jan 2-8

 The event was won by Loek van Wely with 8/10. Samuel Shankland (US Junior Champ) made a GM norm. (265 games, 58 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Tata Steel
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 14-Jan 30

 Hikaru Nakamura placed first with 9/13 in this incredibly strong field (average Elo of 2740). (91 games, 14 players, 122 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tata Steel (Group B)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 14-Jan 30

 Luke McShane and David Navara tied with 8.5/13. (91 games, 14 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tata Steel (Group C)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 14-Jan 30

 Daniele Vocaturo took first place with 9/13. (91 games, 14 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Paul Keres Memorial
Tallinn, Estonia
Jan 7-9

 Shirov took clear first place with 6/7. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
118th New Zealand Championship
Auckland
Jan 2-12

 The 118th New Zealand Chess Championship will be an 11-round Swiss system tournament open to all NZ players with a current NZCF standard rating of 2000 or higher. Our very own Richard Taylor is among the participants. (130 games, 26 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)

 2010 top

European Rapid Championship
Warsaw, Poland
Dec 17-19

 6 players tied with 10.5 out of 13; a blitz tiebreak session saw Zoltan Almasi defeat Vugar Gashimov for the title. (631 games, 283 players, 1 discussion page.)
European Blitz Championship
Warsaw, Poland
Dec 17

 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Vassily Ivanchuk in the race to the finish. (161 games, 47 players, 1 discussion page.)

 2011 top

53rd Reggio Emilia
Italy
Dec 28-Jan 6

 Short, Vallejo-Pons, Ivanchuk, Movsesian, Caruana, Onischuk, Gashimov, and Godena played. Both Vugar Gashimov and Francisco Vallejo Pons scored 6/9 but the Sonneborn-Berger tiebreak system favoured Gashimov due to his victory over Vallejo. (45 games, 10 players, 12 discussion pages, crosstable.)

 2010 top

London Chess Classic
London, England
Dec 6-15

 The 2010 Classic was the strongest yet, featuring Anand, Kramnik, Carlsen, Nakamura, and the top English players Adams, Short, McShane, and Howell. Magnus Carlsen's last round victory secured him first place in the special 3-point-for-a-win scoring system. (28 games, 8 players, 81 discussion pages.)
63rd Russian Championship Superfinal
Moscow, Russia
Dec 11-22

 Ian Nepomniachtchi won his first Russian title by defeating Sergey Karjakin in the tiebreaks. (66 games, 12 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)

 2011 top

2010-2011 Schachbundesliga
Various locations
Oct 8 '10-Apr 10 '11

 The German Schachbundesliga starts its 8th season at the venues Baden-Baden, Bremen, Wattenscheid and Aue. We will be adding games to this tournament page throughout the year. (826 games, 232 players, 1 discussion page.)

 2010 top

Women's World Chess Championship
Antakya, Turkey
Dec 2-25

 Top seed is India's Humpy Koneru. Other players include Pogonina, Paehtz, Kosteniuk, Cramling, Yifan Hou, and both Kosintsevas. Discussion forum now open. (171 games, 62 players, 22 discussion pages.)
Ajedrez UNAM Quadrangular
Mexico City
Nov 23

 A rapid knock-out involving Judit Polgar, Topalov, Ivanchuk, and Manuel Leon Hoyos. Judit Polgar won the whole event including a King's Gambit in the final round. (12 games, 4 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
60th Russian Women's Superfinals
Moscow, Russia
Nov 16-27

 This year's lineup includes Alexandra Kosteniuk, Nazi Paikidze, Alisa Galliamova-Ivanchuk, Tatiana Kosintseva, and Natalia Pogonina. There was a three-way tie for first among Galliamova-Ivanchuk, Kosintseva, and Pogonina, all with 7 out of 11. (66 games, 12 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
16th Asian Games (Men Teams)
Guangzhou, China
Nov 18-27

 Rustam Kasimdzhanov won the rapid event; the team events are now under way. (206 games, 76 players, 4 discussion pages.)
16th Asian Games (Women Teams)
Guangzhou, China
Nov 18-27

 Hou Yifan won the rapid event; the team events are now under way. Discussion forum now open. (146 games, 53 players, 1 discussion page.)
World Blitz Championship
Moscow, Russia
Nov 16-18

 All of the players in the Tal Memorial plus a dozen more strong GMs (Carlsen, Svidler, Movsesian, et al) played to determine the world's best blitz chess player: Aronian. (378 games, 20 players, 53 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tal Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Nov 4-18

 Aronian, Mamedyarov, and Karjakin tied for 1st with 5.5 out of 9. Also playing were Kramnik, Grischuk, Gelfand, Shirov, Eljanov, Nakamura, and Wang Hao. (45 games, 10 players, 43 discussion pages, crosstable.)
SPICE Cup
Lubbock, Texas
Oct 28-Nov 7

 The 2010 SPICE Cup (Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence) involved Zoltan Almasi, Alexander Onischuk Wesley So, Georg Meier, Ray Robson and Eugene Perelshteyn. Onischuk won under the special scoring (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw.) (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page.)
SPICE Cup (Group B)
Lubbock, Texas
Oct 31-Nov 7

 Group B winner was GM Gergely Antal. (39 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page.)
Unive Tournament
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 22-30

 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took first ahead of Shirov, Giri, and Tiviakov. (12 games, 4 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Nanjing Pearl Spring Tournament
Nanjing, China
Oct 18-30

 This 10 round double round-robin featured Carlsen, Topalov, Anand, Gashimov, Bacrot, and Wang Yue. GM Carlsen won the event with 7/10. (30 games, 6 players, 60 discussion pages, crosstable.)
9th Cap d'Agde (Group A)
Cap d'Agde, France
Oct 22-31

 Ivanchuk beat Nakamura in the final to win the event. Group A was composed of Judit Polgar, Anatoly Karpov, Hikaru Nakamura, Bu Xiangzhi, Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Romain Edouard, Nadezhda Kosintseva, and Sophie Milliet. (28 games, 8 players, 10 discussion pages, crosstable.)
9th Cap d'Agde (Group B)
Cap d'Agde, France
Oct 22-31

 Ivanchuk, Pelletier, Le Quang Liem, and others compete in the B group. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
European Club Cup
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Oct 16-24

 A total of 135 GMs, 57 IMs, 47 FMs, and 243 titled players have signed up for the strongest club event of the year. Discussion forum now open. (999 games, 333 players, 4 discussion pages.)
European Club Cup (Women)
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Oct 16-24

 53 all-female teams have registered for the most prestigious club event of the year. Discussion forum now open. (194 games, 63 players, 1 discussion page.)
Bilbao Masters
Bilbao, Spain
Oct 9-15

 Kramnik beat out Anand, Carlsen, and Shirov in this four player double round-robin. (12 games, 4 players, 69 discussion pages.)
39th Chess Olympiad
Khantiy Mansiysk, Russia
Sep 19-Oct 4

 The Ukraine took the Gold Medal, Russia team 1 took the silver, and Israel took the bronze on tie-break from Hungary. (2,857 games, 726 players, 87 discussion pages.)
39th Chess Olympiad (Women)
Khantiy Mansiysk, Russia
Sep 19-Oct 4

 Russia team 1 took the gold in the women's with a round to spare; China took the silver, and Georgia took the bronze. (2,486 games, 565 players, 4 discussion pages.)
Shanghai Masters
Shanghai, China
Sep 3-8

 Alexei Shirov took clear first place in this quad against Aronian, Kramnik, and Wang Hao. (12 games, 4 players, 28 discussion pages.)
RAW Chess Challenge
New York City
Sep 10

 Magnus Carlsen agreed to play a game against "The World" via the internet. The world chose among candidate moves proposed by GMs in 60 seconds of web voting. Carlsen won the game in 44 moves. (1 games, 2 players, 8 discussion pages.)
Arctic Securities Chess Stars
Kristiansund, Norway
Aug 28-30

 Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Judit Polgar and Jon Ludvig Hammer played in this two-stage rapid tournament. Carlsen beat Anand 1.5-0.5 in the final to win. (16 games, 4 players, 8 discussion pages.)
Baku Open
Baku, Azerbaijan
Aug 23-31

 Top seed Gata Kamsky won by a half point, 7.5 out of 9. (151 games, 96 players, 1 discussion page.)
Leko-Gelfand Match
Miskolc, Hungary
Aug 25-30

 Boris Gelfand beat Peter Leko 4.5 to 3.5 in an 8 game rapid match. (8 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Rising Stars vs Experience
Amsterdam, NL
Aug 12-22

 The experienced Gelfand, Svidler, Nielsen, Van Wely and Ljubojevic take on the rising stars of Nakamura, Caruana, Wesley So, Giri and Howell. The Youth side defeated the Experience side by a narrow margin of 26-24. (50 games, 10 players, 28 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Junior Chess Championship
Chotowa, Poland
Aug 3-16

 Dmitry Andreikin took first place on tie-break from Sanan Sjugirov, both finishing with 10/13. (710 games, 120 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Junior Chess Championship (Girls)
Chotowa, Poland
Aug 3-16

 Top seed Anna Muzychuk won with 11/13. (489 games, 81 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
French Championship
Belfort, France
Aug 9-21

 Romain Edouard and Laurent Fressinet played off for the title on Saturday after topping the men's event with 8/11. Fressinet took the title by winning the second rapid game. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Gyorgy Marx Memorial
Aug 5-16
Paks, Hungary

 The 8th Gyorgy Marx Memorial stars Almasi, Berkes, Laznicka, Acs, Timman and Robson. Discussion forum now open. (31 games, 6 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
China vs Russia
Ningbo, China
Aug 4-16

 Bu Xiangzhi, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Zhou Jianchao and Ni Hua compete against Sergei Rublevsky, Vladimir Potkin, Nikita Vitiugov, Artyom Timofeev, and Vladimir Malakhov. Discussion forum now open. (25 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
China vs Russia (Women)
Ningbo, China
Aug 4-16

 Ju Wenjun, Wang Yu, Ding Yixin, Huang Qian, Tan Zhongyi and Huang Qian compete against Natalia Pogonina, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Nadezhda Kosintseva, and Valentina Gunina. Discussion forum now open. (25 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
FIDE Women Grand Prix
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Jul 30-Aug 12

 The 5th FIDE Women Grand Prix features Koneru, Yifan, Stefanova, Sebag, Chiburdanidze, and others. Discussion forum now open. (66 games, 12 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
British Championship
Canterbury, Kent
July 25-Aug 7

 Top seed Michael Adams won with a round to spare, 8.5/11 undefeated. (385 games, 78 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
43rd Biel International Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 17-30

 A three way tie between Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Fabiano Caruana forces them to play tiebreaks on Thursday. (45 games, 10 players, 10 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Dortmund
Dortmund, Germany
Jul 15-25

 Ruslan Ponomariov won the tournament by a point against Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Naiditsch, Leko, and Le Quang Liem (winner of the Aeroflot open). (30 games, 6 players, 42 discussion pages, crosstable.)
USA Junior Championship
St. Louis, Missouri
Jul 10-20

 A tight three-way race saw Sam Shankland beat Zhao and then Robson to take the title of USA Junior Championship. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
USA Women Championship
St. Louis, Missouri
Jul 10-20

 Krush won this year's USA Women Championship with an incredible 8/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Capablanca Memorial
Havana, Cuba
Jun 9-22

 The 45th Capablanca Memorial's elite group included Ivanchuk (who won with 7/10) as well as Nepomniachtchi, Dominguez-Perez, Bruzon, Alekseev, and Short. (30 games, 6 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
38th World Open
King of Prussia, Philadelphia
Jun 29-Jul 5

  Viktor Laznicka took clear first place on 7.5/9 after navigating the tactical fireworks of Loek van Wely. (161 games, 87 players, 1 discussion page.)
4th Women Grand Prix
Jermuk, Armenia
Jun 3-Jul 6

 Nana Dzagnidze took clear first place with 9/11. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
King's Tournament
Bazna, Romania
Jun 14-Jun 25

 Magnus Carlsen finished with a two point lead over Gelfand, Radjabov, Ponomariov, Nisipeanu, and Wang Yue. (30 games, 6 players, 30 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Polonia Wroclaw Chess Festival
Wroclaw, Poland
Jun 26-Jul 4

 This tournament incorporates the 5th Open and 19th Adolf Anderssen Memorial. Discussion forum now open. (310 games, 76 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Dutch Championships
Eindhoven, NL
11th-20th

 Top seed Jan Smeets secured victory with a three move draw in the final round, a half point ahead of Anish Giri. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Dutch Championships (Women)
Eindhoven, NL
11th-20th

 Peng Zhaoqin won by a full two points. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
10th International Computer Tournament
Leiden, NL
May 28-30

 The Dutch Computer Chess Federation let the programmers unleash their monsters. Rybka again took clear first with 8/9. (63 games, 14 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
1st Danzhou Tournament 2010
Danzhou City, Hainan
Jun 11-20

 Bu Xiangzhi took first place on tie-break from Li Chao. Bu drew his final game and Li beat Yu Yangyi in the final round. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
23rd Leon Rapid Tournament
Leon, Spain
Jun 3-7

 The XXIII Ciudad De Leon saw Boris Gelfand beating Aronian 4-2 after back-to-back blitz victories in the finals. (16 games, 4 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
11th Poikovsky Tournament
Poikovsky, Russia
Jun 2-14

 The field has been expanded to 12 players. Discussion forum open now. (66 games, 12 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
ACP Rapid Cup
Odessa, Ukraine
May 27-29

 Time control is 20m/game + 5s/move. If the match is drawn there are two blitz games of 3 minutes with an increment of 2 seconds per move. If this tie-break ends in a draw (1-1) a final decisive Armageddon blitz game. (47 games, 16 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament
Malmo, Sweden
May 26-May 30

 The 18th Annual Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament takes place at the classical Hipp Theater in central Malmo. Players: Anish Giri, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Jonny Hector, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Pia Cramling and Nils Grandelius. (15 games, 6 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Chinese Championship
Xinghua, Jiangsu
May 24-Jun 4

 Men's and women's events take place alongside each other. Discussion forum now open. (65 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Chinese Championship (Women)
Xinghua, Jiangsu
May 24-Jun 4

 Men's and women's events take place alongside each other. Discussion forum now open. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
US Championships
Saint Louis
May 13-May 25

 With only seconds left on the clock, Kamsky defeated Shulman in the Armageddon-inspired rapid tiebreaks. (107 games, 24 players, 55 discussion pages, crosstable.)
FIDE Grand Prix
Astrakhan, Russia
May 9-25

 The Grand Prix is part of the next World Chess Championship qualification cycle. Discussion forum now open. (91 games, 14 players, 22 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Anand-Topalov World Chess Championship
Sofia, Bulgaria
Apr 24-May 13

 World champion Viswanathan Anand won the match 6.5 to 5.5, winning with the Black pieces in the final round. (12 games, 2 players, 406 discussion pages.)
Russian Team Championships
Dagomys, Russia
Apr 1-10

 The 17th Russian Team Championships saw ShSM-64 of Moscow (Gelfand, Karjakin, Wang Hao, Caruana etc) as clear winners with 16/18 possible match points. (269 games, 76 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Russian Team Championships (Women)
Dagomys, Russia
Apr 1-10

 The women's event of the Russian Team Championships saw Spb Chess (Cmilyte, Socko, Arakhamia-Grant, Atalik, Bodnaruk, Demina) as winners. (84 games, 38 players, 1 discussion page.)
Dubai Open
Apr 4-14
Dubai, UAE

 A massive 8-way tie at 7/9 saw Eduardo Iturrizaga taking first place on tie-break. (307 games, 113 players, 1 discussion page.)
Philadelphia Open
Mar 31-Apr 4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 Gata Kamsky finished first, beating out Ray Robson, Alexander Stripunsky, Alexander Shabalov, and others. (77 games, 61 players, 1 discussion page.)
Amber Tournament (Rapid)
Mar 12-25
Nice, France

 The 19th Amber Tournament took place at the Palais de la Mediterranne in France. Ivanchuk and Carlsen shared top honors in the rapid section, a full 1.5 points ahead of the rest of the pack. (66 games, 12 players, 20 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Amber Tournament (Blindfold)
Mar 12-25
Nice, France

 A blunder in the last round cost Carlsen his queen and his lead, leaving Grischuk as clear first place. (66 games, 12 players, 10 discussion pages, crosstable.)
European Individual Championships
Mar 6-18
Rijeka, Croatia

 Ian Nepomniachtchi took clear first with 9/11, half a point clear of Baadur Jobava and Artyom Timofeev. Baadur Jobava took the silver medal after a playoff against Artyom Timofeev who took bronze. (2,221 games, 406 players, 8 discussion pages.)
European Individual Championships (Women)
Mar 6-18
Rijeka, Croatia

 14 players qualified for the Women's World Championship: Cramling, Cmilyte, Socko, T. Kosintseva, Sebag, Zhukova, Dembo, Stefanova, A. Muzychuk, N. Kosinsteva, M. Muzycduk Kovalevskaya, Ziazulkina, Rajlich. (880 games, 158 players, 2 discussion pages.)
2009-2010 Bundesliga
(Various venues)
Oct' 09-Mar '10

 The Schachbundesliga in Germany is the strongest chess league in the world. The first two rounds of the 2009-2010 season is just beginning. Anand, Ivanchuk, Svidler, Shirov, Movsesian, and Vachier are playing. (953 games, 229 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Reykjavik Open
Iceland
Feb 24-Mar 3

 Ivan Sokolov edged out Yury Kozubov, Abhijeet Gupta and Hannes Stefansson on tie-break after all scored 7/9. (465 games, 104 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Linares 2010
Linares, Spain
Feb 13-25

 Veselin Topalov defeated Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Boris Gelfand and Vugar Gashimov with a score of 6.5/9. (30 games, 6 players, 36 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Polgar-Kaidanov Sicilian Theme Match
Hilton Head, SC
Feb 22-25

 Judit Polgar plays Gregory Kaidanov in a 4 game match in South Carolina. They played the following Sicilians, in order: Sveshnikov, Dragon, Najdorf, and Scheveningen. The loser was the Sicilian Defense itself, as White was victorious in all four rounds, leaving the match tied 2:2. A blitz playoff will determine the winner. (4 games, 2 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Cappelle la Grande
France
Feb 13-20

 Ivan Sokolov, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Sergey Fedorchuk, Jon Ludwig Hammer, Yuri Drozdovskij, and Eduardas Rozentalis are the star players. (178 games, 113 players, 1 discussion page.)
Aeroflot Open
Moscow, Russia
Feb 8-Feb 19

 This year's Aeroflot open features dozens of grandmasters. Discussion forum now open. (355 games, 80 players, 12 discussion pages.)
Moscow Open
Moscow, Russia
Jan 30-Feb 7

 Konstantin Chernyshov, Evgeny Bareev, Le Quang Liem and Ernesto Inarkiev all tied with 7/9; Chernyshov won the tie-break (due to the most wins). (267 games, 148 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Gibraltar
Caleta Hotel
Jan 26-Feb 4

 Michael Adams won the title after beating Francisco Vallejo Pons in the final of the playoff. (1,066 games, 228 players, 4 discussion pages.)
Corus
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 15-31

 Magnus Carlsen emerged victorious with 8.5/13 over Anand, Kramnik, Nakamura, Short, Ivanchuk and others. (91 games, 14 players, 131 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Corus (B Group)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 15-31

 Group B includes Wesley So, Anish Giri, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Ni Hua, and others. (91 games, 14 players, 9 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Corus (C Group)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 15-31

 Group C includes Peng Zhaoqin, Ray Robson, Robin Van Kampen, and others. (91 games, 14 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Polish Championship
Warsaw, Poland
Jan 9-17

 Mateusz Bartel won the event with 7/9 half a point clear of Radoslaw Wojtaszek. (126 games, 28 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Hastings Chess Congress
Hastings, England
Dec 28-Jan 5

 Ended in a four-way tie between Howell, Hebden, Eduard, and Istratescu all with 7 out of 9. (456 games, 108 players, 1 discussion page.)
World Team Championship
Bursa, Turkey
Jan 3-14

 Teams: Russia, Brazil, Egypt, India, Armenia, Israel, USA, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Greece. Russia won the gold, USA won the silver, and India the bronze. (179 games, 59 players, 25 discussion pages.)
52nd Reggio Emilia
Italy
Dec 28-Jan 6

 Gata Kamsky defeated Zoltan Almasi on tie-break. (45 games, 10 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
39th Rilton Cup
Dec 27-Jan 5
Stockholm, Sweden

 Top seeds include Wojtaszek, McShane, Lysyj, Rozentalis, Popov and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Discussion forum now open. (298 games, 68 players, 1 discussion page.)

 2009 top

Russian Championship Superfinal
Dec 20-29
Moscow, Russia

 The Central Chess Club in Moscow will be the site for the 2009 Russian Superfinals. Grischuk beat out Svidler, Jakovenko, Alekseev, Tomashevsky, Vitiugov, Riasantsev, Timofeev, Khismatullin, and Sjugirov. (45 games, 10 players, 8 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)
Dec 20-29
Moscow, Russia

 Alisa Galliamova-Ivanchuk beat out Bodnaruk, Gunina, Zaiatz, Manakova, Romanko, Stepovaia-Dianchenko, and the Kosintseva sisters. Natalia Pogonina withdrew due to medical reasons. (43 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Groningen Chess Festival
Groningen, NL
Dec 21-30

 13 year old Ukrainian Illya Nyzhnyk dominated the Open section with a solid 7.5/9. (271 games, 64 players, 1 discussion page.)
Groningen Chess Festival: Timman vs Kampen
Groningen, NL
Dec 26-29

 Jan Timman beat Robin van Kampen in a four game match 2.5-1.5. (4 games, 2 players, no discussion, crosstable.)
Spassky-Korchnoi Match
Elista, Russia
Dec 17-27

 These two chess veterans drew an 8-game match during the month of December. (8 games, 2 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
London Chess Classic
London, England
Dec 8-15

 A round robin wih Nigel Short, Michael Adams, Luke McShane, David Howell, Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Ni Hua, and Vladimir Kramnik. Carlsen edged out Kramnik by 1 point under the special "3 points for a win" scoring system. (28 games, 8 players, 71 discussion pages.)
Indian Premier National Championship (A)
Mumbai, India
Dec 1-14

 This was won handily by the teenage IM Baskaran Adhiban with 10/13. (273 games, 42 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
FIDE World Cup
Khanty-Mansiysk
Nov 20-Dec 15

 This knockout format features 128 of the world's strongest players and is part of the World Championship Cycle. (489 games, 127 players, 128 discussion pages.)
BNbank Blitz
Oslo, Norway
Nov 28

 Some of the best blitz chess players in the world faced off in Norway. Hikaru Nakamura defeated Magnus Carlsen in the finals. (29 games, 12 players, 13 discussion pages.)
World Blitz Championship
Moscow, Russia
Nov 16-18

 Carlsen is the world Blitz Chess Champion after defeating Anand and 20 other GMs. (460 games, 22 players, 52 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tal Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Nov 4-19

 One of the strongest tournaments ever, this event included ex-World Champion Kramnik, World Champion Anand, Carlsen, Ivanchuk, and many other eminent GMs. After 9 rounds, Kramnik won with 6 points (+3 -0 =6). (45 games, 10 players, 101 discussion pages, crosstable.)
48th World Junior Championship
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Oct 21-Nov 4

 Maxime Vachier Lagrave is the new World Junior Chess Champion, beating out Sergei Zhigalko on tiebreaks. Both finished with 10.5/13. (412 games, 82 players, 11 discussion pages, crosstable.)
48th World Junior Championship (Girls)
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Oct 21-Nov 4

 Swaminathan Soumya is the new World Female Junior Chess Champion, beating out Betul Yildiz and Deysi Cori Tello on tiebreaks. (221 games, 45 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Chigorin Memorial Open
St. Petersburg
Oct 14-25

 The open tournament was won by Sergey Volkov on tie-break from Zhou Weiqi, Rychagov, Deviatkin and Melkumyan, all finished on 7/9. Most games of the leaders are available now. (546 games, 249 players, 1 discussion page.)
17th European Team Championship
Novi Sad, Serbia
Oct 21-31

 The young Azerbaijan team (including Radjabov, Gashimov, Mamedyarov, et al.) took the gold. Russia took the silver medal; Ukraine, the bronze. (674 games, 183 players, 34 discussion pages.)
17th European Team Championship (Women)
Novi Sad, Serbia
Oct 21-31

 The Russian women took the gold, Georgia took the silver, and the Ukraine ladies took the bronze. (494 games, 137 players, 1 discussion page.)
US Women's Chess Championship
St. Louis, Missouri
Oct 4-13

 Anna Zatonskih clinches her second consecutive US Women's Championship with a staggering 8.5 of 9 points. (45 games, 10 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
13th Unive Tournament
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 16-24

 Tiviakov won the main group with 3.5/6. (12 games, 4 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
13th Unive Tournament (Open)
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 16-24

 This large Swiss open was won by Stewart Haslinger with 7.5/9. (275 games, 63 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Pan-American Junior Championship
Montevideo, Uruguay
Oct 6-Oct 11

 Roy Robson won with 7 consecutive victories, followed by a draw in the final round. This gives Ray his third GM norm, just in time for his 15th birthday later in the month. (152 games, 34 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Pearl Spring Chess Tournament
Nanjing, China
Sep 28-Oct 9

 Magnus Carlsen finished with an incredible 8/10 points, thereby pushing his "live rating" over 2800. Carlsen, Topalov, Radjabov, Leko, Jakovenko, and Wang Yue competed. (30 games, 6 players, 75 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Nanjing Women's FIDE Grand Prix
Nanjing, China
Sep 28-Oct 9

 Alongside the Pearl Spring tournament is this high level women's event. Yuhua Xu won the event with 8/11. (66 games, 12 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
European Club Cup
Ohrid, Macedonia
Oct 3-10

 Economist-SGSEU-1 of Saratov took first place (Alekseev, Eljanov et al.) (1,099 games, 369 players, 7 discussion pages.)
Marx Gyorgy Memorial VII
Paks, Hungary
Sep 24-Oct 5

 Zoltan Almasi took clear first with 7/10. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
2009 SPICE Cup
Texas, USA
Sep 19-29

 Texas Tech is host to this very strong tournament with an average rating of 2631. Kuzubov won in the playoffs beating Mamedov and Andreikin all at 5.5/10. The B Group saw a three way tie among Finegold, Bhat, and Perelshteyn. Benjamin Finegold finally got his GM title. Daniel Rensch got his IM title. (30 games, 6 players, 24 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Inventi Chess Tournament
Antwerp, Belgium

 10 players compete in Belgium in this high-calibre contest. Emil Sutovsky won with 7 out of 9 points. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Kasparov-Karpov Rapid Match
Sep 21-24
Valencia, Spain

 25 years after their infamous aborted match, Kasparov and Karpov play each other in a set of four rapid games, followed by 8 blitz games. Kasparov won the rapid games 3 to 1. (4 games, 2 players, 37 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Kasparov-Karpov Blitz Match
Sep 21-24
Valencia, Spain

 Kasparov won the blitz games 6 to 2. (8 games, 2 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Short-Efimenko Match
Mukachevo, Ukraine
Sep 20-26

 A first-class matches to be organized by Universal Event Promotion. Discussion forum now open. One game will be played each day, except for September 23rd, which is a rest day. (6 games, 2 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Dutch Championship
Haaksbergen, NL
Sep 12-20

 Anish Giri took clear first place with 6/8. There was controversy which resulted in Tiviakov leaving after three rounds. (39 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
2nd Grand Slam Masters Bilbao Final
Bilbao, Spain
Sep 5-12

 The winners of the Nanching Pearl Spring, Corus-Wijk aan Zee, Ciudad de Linares and Mtel Masters-Sofia tournaments were due to compete, but last minute replacement for Topalov, Levon Aronian, took first place. (12 games, 4 players, 21 discussion pages.)
62nd Russian Championship Higher League Tournament
Ulan Ude, Buryatia
Sep 2-13

 Evgeny Tomashevsky took clear first with 8/11. (305 games, 57 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Yinzhou Cup Women Team Championship
Yingbo, China
Sep 2-11

 The 2009 Women's World Team Championship took place in China. "China Team One" overtook Poland after beating them in Round 8. (178 games, 50 players, 3 discussion pages.)
4th Kolkata Open
Calcutta, India
Sep 1-10

 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Nigel Short are headliners at this open tournament in Calcutta. New games will be uploaded as they become available. (148 games, 69 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Montreal International Chess Tournament
Montreal, Quebec
Aug 27-Sep 7

 Naiditsch wins with 7.5 point against 11 leading grandmasters. (66 games, 12 players, 8 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Rising Stars vs Experience
Amsterdam, Holland
Aug 20-31

 This Scheveningen-style match pits 5 experienced GMs against 5 young "rising stars". For the first year, the "Experience Team" won, 27.5 to 22.5. (50 games, 10 players, 21 discussion pages.)
Russia vs China Match (Men)
Sochi, Russia
Aug 14-24

 Some of China's finest players face off against leading Russian grandmasters. Russia emerged victorious in the men's division, 13 to 12. (24 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Russia vs China Match (Women)
Sochi, Russia
Aug 14-24

 The women's division of the China vs Russia match; here China won 13.5 to 11.5. (23 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page.)
Zurich Champions Rapid
Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 23

 This rapid event featured eight world champions: Anand, Hug, Karpov, Khalifman, Kramnik, Polgar, Ponomariov and Topalov. Kramnik edged out the competition with 5/7. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
FIDE Jermuk Grand Prix
Jermuk, Armenia
Aug 8-24

 "Vassily Ivanchuk continues to amaze his followers" beating Kasimdzhanov, Akopian, Aronian, Leko, and a bevy of other world-class players. (91 games, 14 players, 77 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Howard Staunton Memorial
London, England
Aug 7-17

 The round robin saw Jan Timman take first, by winning 6 out of 9 games. (45 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Howard Staunton Memorial: UK vs NL
London, England
Aug 7-17

 This Scheveningen-style match between the top UK players and the top Dutch players saw Nigel Short score an enormous 8 out of 10 points, carrying the British team to victory. (49 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Arctic Chess Challenge
Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-9

 Monika Socko took first place on tie-break from Ray Robson, Marijan Petrov and Emanuel Berg after all four finished on 7/9. (349 games, 120 players, 1 discussion page.)
Ordix Open
Mainz, Germany
Jul 27-Aug 2

 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won this year's giant ORDIX rapid open. (110 games, 86 players, 1 discussion page.)
Zürich Chess Club 200th Anniversary
Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 9-15

 Areshchenko took the title on a tiebreak. We are still trying to gather more games from this event; thank you for your patience. (213 games, 124 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
British Championship
Torquay, England
Jul 26-Aug 8

 The 96th British Championship will be held in Torquay, Devon. (418 games, 76 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Chess Classic Mainz
Mainz, Germany
Jul 27-Aug 2

 The Grenkeleasing Rapid World Championship saw Levon Aronian beating Ian Nepomniachtchi in the finals. Other events include the Chess960 world championship, the ORDIX rapid open, FiNet Chess960 Open, U14 tournaments, and Levon Aronian's 40 game simul. (12 games, 4 players, 20 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Dutch Open
Dieren, Netherlands
Jul 21-30

 Erwin L'Ami took first place with 7.5/9 at the "Open Netherlands Championship." (237 games, 86 players, 1 discussion page.)
42nd Biel International Chess Festival
Jul 18-31
Biel, Switzerland

 Vachier-Lagrave beat out Ivanchuk, Gelfand, Morozevich, Alekseev, and Caruana. (30 games, 6 players, 35 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Politiken Cup
Helsingor, Denmark
Jul 18-26

 New games will be uploaded daily. Discussion forum now open. (832 games, 291 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
2009 Najdorf Memorial
Warsaw, Poland
Jul 18-26

 Radoslaw Wojtaszek achieved first with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Canadian Open Chess Championship
Edmonton, Alberta
Jul 11-Jul 19

 GM Mark Bluvshtein defeated IM Eduard Porper in the tiebreak phase. (211 games, 125 players, 7 discussion pages.)
Donostia Chess Festival
San Sebastian, Spain
Jul 7-16

 Nakamura won this category 18 event after defeating Ponomariov in the tiebreaks. Also playing were Karpov, Granda-Zuniga, Kasimdzhanov, Movsesian, Svidler, and more. (45 games, 10 players, 44 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Dortmund, Germany
Jul 2-12

 Kramnik wins by a full point, over Leko, Carlsen, Jakovenko, Bacrot, and Naiditsch. (30 games, 6 players, 78 discussion pages, crosstable.)
2009 World Open
Philadelphia, USA
Jun 25-Jul 5

 Evgeny Najer beat Jaan Ehlvest to secure a 1st place tie with Hikaru Nakamura, who had taken two half-point byes on the final day as he jetted off to another tournament. (158 games, 84 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Big Slick Chess Tournament
London, England
Jun 27-Jul 5

 The 1st annual Big Slick Chess Tournament took place at the Big Slick Poker Club, Purley (London), England. Keith Arkell tied Alexander Cherniaev with 6.5/9. (42 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
17th World Computer Chess Championship
Pamplona, Spain
May 11-17

 Rybka, as usual, dominated the field. It finished with +7 -0 =2, a full point and a half ahead of 2nd place Deep Sjeng. (45 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Bazna Tournament
Bazna, Romania
Jun 14-25

 "Chucky" beats out Radjabov, Shirov, Gelfand, Kamsky, and Nisipeanu compete in this double round robin. (30 games, 6 players, 29 discussion pages, crosstable.)
44th Capablanca Memorial
Habana, Cuba
Jun 8-18

 Leinier Dominguez-Perez wins the "elite group", beating Meier, Khenkin, Savchenko, Bruzon Batista, and Timofeev. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
10th Karpov Tournament
Poikovsky, Russia
Jun 3-12

 Alexander Motylev won the event with 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 11 discussion pages, crosstable.)
XXII Leon Tournament
Leon, Spain
Jun 5-8

 A rapid knockout tournament, featuring Carlsen, Morozevich, Ivanchuk, and Wang Yue. Magnus Carlsen beat Vassily Ivanchuk 4-3 after the blitz playoff in the final. (17 games, 4 players, 9 discussion pages.)
Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament
Malmo, Sweden
Jun 3-7

 Six leading player play 5 rounds for this quick round robin. Nigel Short won with 4.5/5: a 2990 performance rating. (15 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Leko-Anand Rapid Match
Miskolc, Hungary
Jun 3-7

 World Champion Anand defeats Peter Leko 5-3 in this rapid match. (8 games, 2 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Chinese Championship
Xinghua Jiangsu
May 26-Jun 6

 Ding Liren won the tournament after receiving a forfeit point in the final round, due to the new "no tolerance" policy of arriving late at the board. (66 games, 12 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Chinese Championship (Women)
Xinghua Jiangsu
May 26-Jun 6

 12 of the strongest female Chinese players vie for the women's title. Discussion forum now open. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Cez Trophy 2009: Navara vs Ivanchuk
Prague, Czech Republic
May 27-31

 Ivanchuk defeated Navara 5.5 to 2.5 in this rapid match. (8 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
3rd ACP World Rapid Cup
Odessa, Ukraine
May 22-24

 Boris Gelfand took clear first place with a 3-1 victory over Peter Svidler in the finals. (44 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page.)
M-Tel Masters
Sofia, Bulgaria
May 12-23

 Alexey Shirov places first with 6.5/10, beating Topalov, Carlsen, Ivanchuk, Wang Yue, and Dominguez-Perez. The event was a double round robin played in a glass pavilion on the square in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov. (30 games, 6 players, 46 discussion pages, crosstable.)
8th Asian Continental Chess Championship
Subic, Philippines
May 13-24

 Surya Sekhar Ganguly beat out Zhou Weiqi on tiebreaks, both finishing with 8/11 points. Players from 15 countries competed, including 40 GMs, 15 IMs, and 8 FMs. Zhang Xiaowen won the women's event with 9/11. (692 games, 130 players, 5 discussion pages.)
US Championship
St. Louis, Missouri
May 7-17

 With 7 out of 9 points, Nakamura is the 2009 US Champion. (107 games, 25 players, 40 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Bosnia 2009
Sarajevo, Bosnia
May 8-18

 Pavel Eljanov won this 6 player double round robin, beating out Movsesian, Sokolov, Wang Hao, Harikrishna, and Predojevic. (30 games, 6 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Azerbaijan vs the World
Baku, Azerbaijan
May 7-9

 The Azerbaijan team (Radjabov, Gashimov, Mamedyarov, and Guseinov) was defeated by "The World" (Anand, Kramnik, Shirov, and Karjakin) at rapid chess (25m) 21.5 to 10.5. (32 games, 9 players, 12 discussion pages.)
4th FIDE Grand Prix
Nalchik, Russia
Apr 14-29

 The fourth FIDE Grand Prix Series Tournament is took place in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria. Aronian won on 8.5/13. (91 games, 14 players, 51 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Akobian vs Shulman Rapid Match
California, USA
Apr 22-25

 There were 6 rapid games over three days, then 10 blitz games on the final day. Akobian edged out Shulman in the rapid games 3.5 to 2.5, but dominated in the blitz event 6 to 2. (6 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
PWC Toronto Open
Toronto, Canada
Apr 17-19

 Bator Sambuev and Joshua Friedel both finished with a perfect 5/5. GM Nakamura was held back due to a surprise upset by IM Artem Samsonkin. (119 games, 79 players, 1 discussion page.)
Russian Team Championship
Dagomys, Russia
Apr 4-10

 Tomsk-400 (Jakovenko, Timofeev, Inarkiev, Tiviakov, et al) captured first place in the Premier League. (168 games, 57 players, 4 discussion pages.)
Russian Team Championship: Women's League
Dagomys, Russia
Apr 4-10

 Spartak (Stefanova, the Kosintseva sisters, Lahno, et al) won the women's division. (112 games, 40 players, 1 discussion page.)
Russian Team Championship: Higher League
Dagomys, Russia
Apr 4-10

 Polytechnik (Kokarev, Maletin, et al) won the second tier. (240 games, 72 players, 1 discussion page.)
Foxwoods Open
Mashantucket, Connecticut
Apr 8-12

 Darmen Sadvakasov defeated Yury Shulman by drawing with the black pieces in the Armageddon blitz tiebreaker. (179 games, 105 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Gedeon Barcza Memorial
Budapest, Hungary
Apr 6-17

 Tournament was cancelled in what some call a scandal; read kibitzing for more info. (6 games, 12 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik, Iceland
Mar 24-Apr 1

 Four way tie among Hedinn Steingrimsson, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Hannes Stefansson, and Mihail Marin, all finishing on 7/9. (480 games, 110 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
2008-2009 Bundesliga
(Various venues)
Oct '08-Mar '09

 The 2008/2009 season of Schachbundesliga is now over, and OSC Baden-Baden retained the title. (946 games, 240 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Amber Tournament (Blindfold)
Nice, France
Mar 14-26

 In the blindfold event, there was a three-way tie for first among Kramnik, Aronian, and Carlsen. The overall winner (rapid and blindfold combined) was Aronian who scored 7/11 in both events. (66 games, 12 players, 79 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Amber Tournament (Rapid)
Nice, France
Mar 14-26

 In the rapid section, Anand, Aronian, and Kamsky tied for first place, all with 7/11. (66 games, 12 players, 61 discussion pages, crosstable.)
10th European Individual Championship
Budva, Montenegro
Mar 6-17

 Evgeny Tomashevsky won the title after winning an enormous playoff of 11 players who all finished on 8/11. (1,650 games, 305 players, 12 discussion pages.)
10th European Individual Women's Championship
St. Petersburg, Russia
Mar 7-21

 Tatiana Kosintseva emerged victorious after defeating Lilit Mkrtchian in the playoffs. (923 games, 168 players, 1 discussion page.)
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Istanbul, Turkey
Mar 5-20

 Koneru Humpy wins in the final round, breaking a three-way tie and winning the event 8.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 12 discussion pages, crosstable.)
25th Cappelle la Grande
France
Feb 28-Mar 7

 Yuri Vovk won this large Swiss style open with 7.5/9. We are still missing some games and will upload them when they become available. (338 games, 224 players, 1 discussion page.)
Linares XXVI
Linares, Spain
Feb 18-Mar 8

 Alexander Grischuk and Vassily Ivanchuk finished on top with 8/14. (56 games, 8 players, 192 discussion pages, crosstable.)
7th International Chess Festival
Nancy, France
Feb 16-22

 Pentala Harikrishna won with 7/9 in the main section, while Nikolai Ninov won the B Group. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Topalov-Kamsky Match
Sofia, Bulgaria
Feb 17-27

 Veselin Topalov defeated Gata Kamsky 4.5 to 2.5 in an 8 game match to determine the right to play World Champion Anand later in the year. (7 games, 2 players, 99 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Aeroflot Open
Moscow, Russia
Feb 16-27

 Bacrot beat Moiseenko on tiebreaks, both with 6.5/9. (340 games, 81 players, 12 discussion pages, crosstable.)
2nd Queenstown Chess Classic
Queenstown, New Zealand
Jan 15-24

 David Smerdon took first place with 8/10. (176 games, 82 players, 1 discussion page.)
Gibtelecom
Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar
Jan 27-Feb 5

 Peter Svidler took first after defeating Vadim Milov 2-0 in the rapid tiebreaks. (849 games, 191 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Mate of the King
Tehran, Iran
Jan 26-Feb 3

 To mark the 30th Anniversary of the Islamic revolution there was a match between Anatoly Karpov and Ehsan Ghaem Maghami. After a tie in the rapids, Maghami won the event after edging out Karpov in the blitz event. (4 games, 2 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
71st Corus Tournament
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 16-Feb 1

 Sergey Karjakin defeated Leinier Dominguez in the final round to achieve victory with 8/13. (91 games, 14 players, 121 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Corus (Group B)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 16-Feb 1

 Fabiano Caruana beat Nigel Short in the final round to win the B group with 8.5/13. (91 games, 14 players, 14 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Corus (Group C)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 16-Feb 1

 Wesley So placed first with a point to spare, 9.5/13. (91 games, 14 players, 9 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Aker Chess Challenge
Gjovik, Norway
Jan 2-Jan 5

 Magnus Carlsen, Peter Svidler, Hikaru Nakamura, and Kjetil Lie play in a super rapid tournament. Peter Svidler emerged victorious in the blitz playoffs to emerge triumphant in the final rounds. (16 games, 4 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Ivanchuk-Leko Match
Mukachevo, Ukraine
Jan 3-5

 Ivanchuk defeated Leko 3.5 to 2.5. (6 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Hastings Chess Congress
Hastings, England
Dec 28-Jan 5

 The legendary Hastings tournament finished. Igor Kurnosov finished first with 7.5/9. (444 games, 105 players, 1 discussion page.)
51st Reggio Emilia Tournament
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Dec 27-Jan 4

 Ni Hua wins by an entire point and half, with 7.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)

 2008 top

18th Pamplona International
Pamplona, Spain
Dec 22-29

 This invitational GM tournament features Sasikiran, Malakhov, Delchev, Caruana, Vallejo-Pons, Roiz, Nepomniachtchi, and Salgado Lopez. Krishnan Sasikiran won with 5/7. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
FIDE Grand Prix
Elista, Kalmykia
Dec 13-29

 Radjabov, Javkovenko and Grischuk finished on 8/13. (91 games, 14 players, 26 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Pearl Spring Chess Tournament
Nanjing, China
Dec 10-22

 Topalov had a commanding performance, winning with 7/10. (30 games, 6 players, 32 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Israeli Championship
Haifa, Israel
Nov 30-Dec 12

 A swiss open tournament will determine the champion. Boris Avrukh won the title on tiebreaks. (46 games, 24 players, 2 discussion pages.)
United States Chess League
Internet
Aug 25-Dec 6

 Some of America's strongest players compete online, organized geographically. Team "Dallas Destiny" (Zivanic, Kuljasevic, Boskovic, et al) beat "Boston Blitz" (Christiansen, Perelshteyn, Sammour-Hasbun, et al) in the tiebreaks. By individual scores, IM Alex Lenderman from Queens amassed 22.5 points, edging out Miami's Julio Becerra with 20. (251 games, 120 players, 1 discussion page.)
21st Belgrade Trophy
Obrenovac, Serbia
Nov 7-Dec 5

 This large open tournament ended in a three-way tie among Dejan Antic, Jon Viktor Gunnarsson, and Srdjan Cvetkovic, all with 7.5/9. (973 games, 229 players, 1 discussion page.)
Remco Heite Invitational
Welvega, Netherland
Nov 28-30

 Loek Van Wely and Bartlomiej Macieja tie for first, beating Yusupov, Tiviakov, Agdestein, and Van Den Doel. (15 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
2008 Olympiad
Dresden, Germany
Nov 12-25

 Armenia repeats their success and wins the gold medal. Israel wins the silver medal, and the USA takes the bronze. (3,071 games, 708 players, 197 discussion pages.)
2008 Women's Olympiad
Dresden, Germany
Nov 12-25

 Perennial powerhouse Georgia broke China's hegemony of the women's division. Ukraine secured the silver medal, and the USA won the bronze. (2,357 games, 537 players, 7 discussion pages.)
World Blitz Championship
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Nov 7-8

 Leinier Dominguez-Perez wins with 11.5/15. All games are now online, but some of the game scores are incomplete. (120 games, 16 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Casino de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
Oct 30-Nov 7

 Dreev wins clear first with 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Anand-Kramnik World Championship Match
Bonn, Germany
Oct 14-Nov 2

 Viswanathan Anand defends his title with a final score of 6.5 to 4.5. (11 games, 2 players, 444 discussion pages.)
Cap d'Agde
Cap d'Agde, France
Oct 26-Nov 1

 Hikaru Nakamura defeated Vassily Ivanchuk in the final. (75 games, 18 players, 40 discussion pages.)
Magistral Internacional Ruibal
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sep 29-Oct 9

 Club Argentino de Ajedrez sponsored this 10 way round robin invitational. Andres Rodriguez won with 7.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
12th Essent Chess Tournament
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 17-25

 Ivan Sokolov beat out Smeets, Adly, and Sebag with 5/6. (12 games, 4 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
European Club Cup
Kallithea, Greece
Oct 16-24

 URAL Sverdlovskaya (Radjabov, Kamsky, Shirov, Grischuk, Malakhov, Motylev and Dreev) won the event. (1,330 games, 444 players, 7 discussion pages.)
European Club Cup (Women)
Kallithea, Greece
Oct 16-24

 Cercle d'Echecs Monte Carlo won the European Club Cup for Women. (251 games, 82 players, 1 discussion page.)
Commonwealth Championship
Nagpur, India
Sep 28-Oct 6

 Nigel Short wins with 9.5 out of 11. (1,142 games, 261 players, 1 discussion page.)
Russian Superfinals
Moscow, Russia
Oct 2-16

 A three way tie on 7/9 among Svidler, Jakovenko, and Alekseev led to a playoff, in which Svidler emerged victorious with 3/4. (66 games, 12 players, 20 discussion pages, crosstable.)
SPICE Cup
Lubbock, Texas
Sep 19-28

 The highest rated 10-player international round-robin chess tournament in US history. Four-way tie for 1st place (5.5/10) among Akobian, Onischuk, Harikrishna, and Kritz. Pentala Harikrishna placed highest in the tiebreak protocol. (41 games, 10 players, 5 discussion pages.)
Russia vs China Match
Ningpo, China
Sep 18-27

 Russia's strongest grandmasters face off against China's biggest stars. China won the main event narrowly, 26 to 24. (50 games, 20 players, 7 discussion pages.)
Bilbao Grand Slam Chess Final
Bilbao, Spain
Sep 2-13

 Topalov wins this category 22 monster tournament with 17 points, under the special scoring system where wins are worth 3 points and draws are worth 1. (30 games, 6 players, 106 discussion pages.)
Women's World Championship
Nalchik, Russia
Aug 28-Sep 18

 Alexandra Kosteniuk defeated Hou Yifan in the finals to become the 2008 Women's World Chess Champion. (144 games, 53 players, 41 discussion pages.)
European Union Championships
Liverpool, England
Sep 9-18

 Jan Werle won first place with 8/10. (678 games, 141 players, 2 discussion pages.)
61st Russian Championship Higher League
Novokuznetsk, Russia
Sep 3-14

 Some very strong players compete in a large swiss style tournament. We will upload new games as they become available. (301 games, 56 players, 1 discussion page.)
NH Chess Tournament
Amsterdam, NL
Aug 20-30

 Also known as Youth vs Experience, the youth beat the experience 33.5 to 16.5. Especially notable was Wang Yue finished on 8.5/10. (50 games, 10 players, 8 discussion pages.)
Tal Memorial Blitz Tournament
Moscow, Russia
Aug 27-28

 Ivanchuk wins the blitz tournament (after winning the main event). (297 games, 18 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tal Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Aug 17-27

 Ivanchuk wins by a full point finishing on 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 103 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tournoi international de Montreal
Aug 24-Sep 2

 Yury Shulman wins with 6.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Antwerp Tournament
Antwerp, Belgium
Aug 23-31

 Bu Xiangzhi wins with 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
French Championships
Pau, France
Aug 11-23

 Etienne Bacrot took the title after beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the rapid tiebreaker. Sophie Milliet won the French Women's Championship. (68 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Villarrobledo International Rapid Open
Villarrobledo, Spain
Aug 2-3

 Topalov took clear first with 8/9. (36 games, 28 players, 1 discussion page.)
Najdorf Memorial
Warsaw, Poland
Aug 2-10

 Sasikiran won with 6.5/9, a clear point ahead of the field. (46 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page.)
World Junior Championship
Gaziantep, Turkey
Aug 2-16

 Abhijeet Gupta is the new World Junior Champion. Dronavalli Harika won the girls' section. (697 games, 111 players, 11 discussion pages.)
FIDE Grand Prix
Sochi, Russia
July 31-Aug 14

 Levon Aronian places first by half a point, finishing with 8.5/13. (91 games, 14 players, 108 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Howard Staunton Memorial
London, England
Aug 7-18

 Michael Adams wins with 8/11. (66 games, 12 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Chess Classic Mainz
Mainz, Germany
July 28-Aug 3

 Anand beats Carlsen in the finals 3-1 to win this four way rapid event. (20 games, 4 players, 17 discussion pages.)
Ordix Open
Mainz, Germany
Aug 2-3

 Nepomniachtchi beat Eljanov on tiebreaks in this rapid chess tournament. (109 games, 80 players, 1 discussion page.)
41st Biel International Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
July 19-Aug 1

 Alekseev beat Dominguez-Perez in the playoff. (30 games, 6 players, 73 discussion pages, crosstable.)
North Urals Cup
Krasnoturinsk, Russia
July 26-Aug 3

 Antoaneta Stefanova took clear first with 4.5 out of 7. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Gyorgy Marx VI
Paks, Hungary
July 25-Aug 4

 A round robin among Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Gabriel Sargissian, Ferenc Berkes, Daniel Stellwagen, Alexander Beliavsky and Peter Acs. New games will be uploaded as they become avialable. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
British Championship
Liverpool, England
July 27-Aug 9

 Stuart Conquest defeated Keith Arkell in the rapid-chess tiebreaks to become the 2008 British Chess Champion. (124 games, 48 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Poikovsky Tournament
Poikovsky, Russia
July 8-17

 A four way tie for first place among Shirov, Rublevsky, Jakovenko, and Gashimov, all finishing with 5.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 11 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Lake Sevan
Martuni, Armenia
July 10-20

 Arman Pashikian won with 6.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
World Open
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 2-6

 Four way tie for 1st place included Najer, Neji, Ftacnik, and Moiseenko. (209 games, 104 players, 1 discussion page.)
Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Dortmund, Germany
Jun 28-Jul 6

 Peter Leko wins this 8 player round-robin featuring Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Leko, Ivanchuk, Van Wely, Nepomniachtchi, Naiditsch, and Gustafsson. (28 games, 8 players, 52 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Karjakin-Short Rapid Match
Kiev, Ukraine
July 3-7

 Sergey Karjakin beat Nigel Short 7.5 to 2.5 in a 10 game rapid match in Kiev. (10 games, 2 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Aerosvit 2008
Foros, Crimea
June 7-20

 Magnus Carlsen wins with 8/11, a full point ahead of 2nd place Ivanchuk. (66 games, 12 players, 53 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Karen Asrian Memorial
Yerevan, Armenia
Jun 8-15

 Formerly "Yerevan Chess Giants", this rapid time control tournament featuring eight of the world's leading grandmasters. Levon Aronian wins with 8.5/14. (56 games, 8 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Bosnia Sarajevo Tournament
Sarajevo, Bosnia
May 23-Jun 2

 Morozevich dominated the field and finished with 7.5/10. (30 games, 6 players, 9 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Bosnia Sarajevo Tournament (Group B)
Sarajevo, Bosnia
May 23-Jun 2

 Dalibor Stojanovic wins the B-group with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Bazna King's Tournament
Bazna, Romania
May 24-Jun 4

 Nigel Short clinches first place with a round to spare. (55 games, 11 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Magistral Ciudad de Leon
Leon, Spain
May 29-Jun 2

 Ivanchuk beats Anand, Vallejo Pons, and Shirov. (14 games, 4 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Carlsen-Leko Rapid Match
Miskolc, Hungary
May 28-Jun 1

 Carlsen wins the match 5-3. (8 games, 2 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup
Odessa, Ukraine
May 30-Jun 2

 Pavel Tregubov wins on tiebreaks over Yuri Drozdovskij, Boris Gelfand and Ruslan Ponomariov, all with 9/14. (56 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Argentine Championship
Mendoza, Argentina
May 20-31

 Ruben Felgaer beat Fernando Peralta and Diego Valerga on tiebreaks. (66 games, 12 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
US Championship
Tulsa, Oklahoma
May 13-21

 Yury Shulman is the new American Chess Champion. (108 games, 24 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
US Women's Championship
Tulsa, Oklahoma
May 13-21

 Anna Zatonskih beats Irina Krush in the tiebreaks to become the new American Women's Champion (45 games, 10 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
M-Tel Masters
Sofia, Bulgaria
May 7-May 18

 Ivanchuk wins with 8/10 after a bold start of 5 consecutive wins. (30 games, 6 players, 104 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Cez Chess Trophy
Prague, Czech Republic
May 14-18

 Kramnik beats Navara 5.5 to 2.5 in a rapid match. (8 games, 2 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
President's Cup
Baku, Azerbaijan
May 11-21

 A large swiss tournament dedicated to the memory of Haydar Aliyev. Evgeniy Najer takes clear first with 7.5/9. (213 games, 113 players, 1 discussion page.)
Sigeman & Co Tournament
Malmo, Sweden
Apr 22-30

 Tiger Hillarp Persson wins with 7.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Baku Grand Prix
Azerbaijan
Apr 20-May 6

 Vugar Gashimov, Wang Yue and Magnus Carlsen shared first place on 8/11. (91 games, 14 players, 141 discussion pages, crosstable.)
European Individual Championship
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Apr 20-May 3

 Sergei Tiviakov wins with 8.5/11. (1,743 games, 323 players, 8 discussion pages.)
European Individual Championship (Women)
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Apr 20-May 3

 Kateryna Lahno won the women's event on 8.5/11. (850 games, 157 players, 1 discussion page.)
Japfa Match
Jakarta, Indonesia
Apr 15-20

 Wesley So defeats Susanto Megaranto in a 6 game match. (6 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Japfa WGM Tournament
Jakarta, Indonesia
Apr 15-20

 Li Ruofan won the this round robin featuring 6 of the world's strongest females. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Dos Hermanas XIV
Spain
Apr 18-20

 Topalov won the final beating Francisco Vallejo Pons. (12 games, 4 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Team Championship
Dagomys, Sochi
Apr 1-14

 Ural-Ekaterininburg (Radjabov, Shirov, Kamsky, Grischuk, Malakhov, Akopian, Dreev, Motylev) wins with 37.5 points. (396 games, 95 players, 27 discussion pages.)
Gausdal Chess Classic
Norway
Apr 8-16

 Kaidanov wins with 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Dubai Open
Dubai, UAE
Apr 6-15

 Prodigy Wesley So won the cup with 7/9 points. (249 games, 100 players, 1 discussion page.)
Ruy Lopez Chess Festival
Mérdia, Spain
Apr 4-13

 Michael Adams wins with 5.5/7. (28 games, 8 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Dutch Championships
Hilversum, NL
Apr 2-13

 Jan Smeets is the new Dutch Champion, by defeating Stellwagen in the last round and finishing with 7.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Heviz Tournament
Hungary
Mar 18-28

 Balogh, Naiditsch, Nisipeanu, and Almasi tied with 5.5/10, and Csaba Balogh wins first place on a tiebreak. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page.)
Foxwoods Open
Connecticut, USA
Mar 19-22

 Yury Shulman defeats Alexander Ivanov in an Armageddon playoff for the title. (140 games, 86 players, 1 discussion page.)
Amber Tournament (Rapid)
Nice, France
Mar 14-28

 Aronian wins handily with 8/11, a point and a half against 2nd place Ivanchuk. (66 games, 12 players, 77 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Amber Tournament (Blindfold)
Nice, France
Mar 14-28

 Four way tie for first, including Kramnik, Topalov, Aronian, and Morozevich. (66 games, 12 players, 52 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Under-20 Championship
St. Petersburg, Russia
Mar 8-18

 Sanan Sjugirov and Nikolai Chadaev tie at 8/11 and are now qualified in the World Under 20 Championship. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Isbank Ataturk Women Masters
Mar 10-21
Istanbul, Turkey

 Yifan Hou wins by a full point. (45 games, 10 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Reykjavic Open
Mar 3-11
Reykjavic, Iceland

 A three-way tie for first place among Wang Hao, Hannes Stefansson, and Wang Yue, all with 7/9. Rounds 1-5 uploaded now; more to come. (364 games, 91 players, 1 discussion page.)
Morelia-Linares
Morelia, Mexico
Linares, Spain
Feb 15-Mar 7

 World Champion Viswanathan Anand wins with 8.5/14. (56 games, 8 players, 203 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Aeroflot Open
Moscow
Feb 14-22

 Ian Nepomniachtchi takes clear first place with 7/9. (297 games, 78 players, 10 discussion pages.)
Moscow Open
Moscow, Russia
Feb 2-10

 Timofeev took sole first place. (159 games, 124 players, 12 discussion pages.)
Croatian Championship
Split, Croatia
Jan 16-29

 Hrvoje Stevic won the event with 8/12. (78 games, 13 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Gibtelecom Chess Festival
Gibraltar
Jan 22-31

 Nakamura defeats Bu Xiangzhi in the tiebreaks to take first place. (935 games, 209 players, 7 discussion pages.)
Corus 2008
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 11-27

 A category 20 tournament featuring 14 of the strongest players in the world. Aronian and Carlsen tie for first with 8/13. (91 games, 14 players, 307 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Corus Group B
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 11-27

 Movsesian wins with 9.5/13. (91 games, 14 players, 15 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Corus Group C
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 11-27

 Fabiano Caruana wins with 10/13. (91 games, 14 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Corus Honorary Group
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 18-27

 Four legendary players compete: Korchnoi, Timman, Ljubojevic, and Portisch. Ljubojevic wins with 4/6. (12 games, 4 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
New Zealand Championship
Auckland, NZ
Jan 15-23

 Murray Chandler wins with 9/11. (120 games, 22 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Armenian Championship
Yerevan, Armenia
Jan 7-21

 Karen Asrian beats out Minasian Artashes (both with 8/13) on Sonneborn-Berger tiebreaks. (57 games, 13 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
83rd Hastings Chess Congress
Hastings, England
Dec 28-Jan 6

 Malakhatko and Mamedov tied for first with 7.5/10. (499 games, 103 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Torneo di Capodanno
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Dec 29-Jan 6

 Zoltan Almasi cleared first place by a half-point, finishing with 6/10. (40 games, 10 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)

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Russian Championship Superfinals
Moscow, Russia
Dec 18-30

 Morozevich is the new Russian Champion. (66 games, 12 players, 46 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Championship Superfinals (Women)
Moscow, Russia
Dec 18-30

 Tatiana Kosintseva beat out Ovod, Korbut, and Tairova on tiebreaks. (66 games, 12 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Pamplona International
Pamplona, Spain
Dec 21-29

 Francisco Vallejo-Pons beats out 7 other grandmasters in Spain. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
World Chess Cup
Khanty-Mansiysk
Nov 24-Dec 18

 A seven round knockout event featuring 128 of the strongest players in the world. Kamsky defeated Shirov in the finals to claim the cup. (376 games, 127 players, 206 discussion pages.)
World Blitz Cup
Moscow, Russia
Nov 19-20

 Ivanchuk wins with 25.5/38, beating second place Anand by a full point. (380 games, 20 players, 10 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tal Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Nov 9-19

 Kramnik secures his victory with a round to spare, finishing with 6.5/9 points. (45 games, 10 players, 50 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Femida Super Tournament
Oct 30
Kharkov, Ukraine

 14 year old IM Sanan Sjugirov won this rapid event with 8/11, leading by an entire point. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Liga de Campeones
Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain
Nov 1-15

 Topalov wins by a whopping 1.5 point margin at 7/10. (30 games, 6 players, 15 discussion pages, crosstable.)
USSR vs Yugoslavia Match
Moscow, Russia
Nov 8-10

 The USSR team (Korchnoi, Taimanov, Zaitsev, et al) defeated their old Yugoslavian rivals. (19 games, 20 players, 2 discussion pages.)
European Team Chess Championships Tournament
Crete, Greece
Oct 27-Nov 7

 Russia wins. (677 games, 191 players, 31 discussion pages.)
European Team Chess Championships Tournament (Women)
Crete, Greece
Oct 27-Nov 7

 Russia wins. (504 games, 141 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Corsica Masters
Bastia, Corsica
Oct 28-30

 Nakamura beats Kasimdzhanov in the finals to win this annual rapid chess (10 min + 3s/move) knockout. (45 games, 19 players, 1 discussion page.)
Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid Tournament
Mukachevo, Ukraine
Oct 26-28

 Ivanchuk wins the match in the tiebreaks. (14 games, 2 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Calvia Chess Festival: CECLUB Finals
Calvia, Mallorca (Spain)
Oct 6-24

 Linex Magic (Shirov, Adams, Sublevsky, Sargissian, Cheparinov, Perez-Candelario) claims the Spanish CECLUB title. (23 games, 25 players, 1 discussion page.)
Casino de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
Oct 18-26

 Hikaru Nakamura wins with 7/9, a clear point ahead of Dominguez-Perez. (45 games, 10 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Bilbao Blindfold Chess World Cup
Bilbao, Spain
Oct 16-20

 Bu Xiangzhi defeats Topalov, Carlsen, Polgar, Karjakin, and Harikrishna, with his eyes closed! (30 games, 6 players, 7 discussion pages.)
11th Essent Chess Tournament
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 12-20

 Mamedyarov won the event on 4.5/6. (12 games, 4 players, 8 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Essent Open
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 12-20

 Eltaj Safarli wins with 7/9. (337 games, 77 players, 1 discussion page.)
World Junior Championship
Yerevan, Armenia
Oct 2-17

 Ahmed Adly wins with 10/13. (387 games, 78 players, 6 discussion pages.)
World Junior Championship (Girls)
Yerevan, Armenia
Oct 2-17

 Vera Nebolsina wins with 10/13. (258 games, 55 players, 1 discussion page.)
European Club Cup
Kemer-Antalya, Turkey
Oct 2-10

 Linux Magic won the cup. (1,167 games, 389 players, 12 discussion pages.)
European Club Cup (Women)
Kemer-Antalya, Turkey
Oct 2-10

 Cercle d'Echecs wins the women's cup. (252 games, 83 players, 1 discussion page.)
FIDE World Championship Tournament
Mexico City, Mexico
Sep 12-30

 Undefeated "Vishy" Anand finishes with 9/14 and claims the title of World Chess Champion. (56 games, 8 players, 477 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Monarch Assurance International
Isle of Man
Sep 22-30

 Mateusz Bartel, Vitali Golod, Zahar Efimenko, Yuri Yakovich, Michael Roiz and Mikhail Kobalia all tied at 6.5/9. (385 games, 86 players, 1 discussion page.)
Clash of the Computer Titans
Mexico City, Mexico
Sep 20-27

 Zappa defeats Rybka 5.5 to 4.5. We will post the remaining games shortly. (10 games, 2 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Asian Individual Championship
Cebu City, Philippines
Sep 18-30

 Discuss forum now open. We will post more games as they become available. (345 games, 72 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Czech Coal Carlsbad Tournament
Carlsbad, Czech Republic
Sep 7-15

 Movsesian edges out Ponomariov on tiebreaks (both finished 4.5/7). (27 games, 8 players, 11 discussion pages, crosstable.)
UK vs China Match
Liverpool, England
Sep 4-Sep 9

 China beat the UK 28 to 20. (48 games, 16 players, 16 discussion pages.)
Russian Championship (Higher League)
Sep 3-11
Krasnoyarsk, Russia

 A massive 11-way tie for first place, but Nikita Vitiugov wins on tiebreak criteria. (358 games, 66 players, 1 discussion page.)
Bratto Festival
Bratto, Italy
Aug 23-31

 Vladimir Burmakin beat out Miso Cebalo on tiebreaks (both with 7/9). (121 games, 78 players, 1 discussion page.)
Euwe Stimulans
Arnhem, NL
Aug 17-26

 Amon Simutowe won the event with 7.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Russia vs China Match
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Aug 18-31

 China won the match overall 52.5-47.5 coming back to win the men's half with three victories in the final round, and winning the women's event 27-23. (100 games, 20 players, 6 discussion pages.)
NH Chess Tournament
Amsterdam, NL
Aug 22-Sep 1

 "Rising Stars" beat "Experience" 26.5-23.5 and Karjakin won with 7/10 and earned an invitation to next year's Amber tournament. (50 games, 10 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
IBCA European Individual Championship
Durham, UK
Aug 13-24

 Jaroslav Olsar wins with 8/9 points, a half point clear of Yuri Meshkov. (334 games, 76 players, 1 discussion page.)
Chess Classic Mainz
Mainz, Germany
Aug 13-19

 Anand defeated Aronian in the final. However, Aronian defeated Anand to become the victor of the Chess960 event. (4 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Ordix Open
Mainz, Germany
Aug 13-19

 David Navara beat out Mchedlishvili and Sasikiran on tiebreaks, all with 9.5/11. (114 games, 83 players, 1 discussion page.)
French Championships
Aix-les-Bains, France
Aug 13-25

 Vachier-Lagrave beats Tkachiev in the blitz tiebreaks for the title. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Staunton Memorial
London, England
Aug 7-18

 Michael Adams wins the tournament by a full point. (66 games, 12 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Arctic Chess Challenge
Tromsø, Norway
Aug 4-12

 Moiseenko wins with 7.5/9. You can see his games here. (400 games, 99 players, 1 discussion page.)
British Championships
Great Yarmouth, England
Jul 29-Aug 11

 The 94th Championships of The British Isles Organised by the English Chess Federation was won by Jacob Aagaard. (374 games, 69 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Folkschack Festival
Täby, Sweden
Aug 4-11

 Li Chao wins with a stunning 8.5/9 points. (229 games, 144 players, 1 discussion page.)
5th György Marx Memorial
Paks, Hungary
Aug 4-15

 Peter Acs edged out Pentala Harikrishna (both with 6/10) on tiebreak criteria. (30 games, 6 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament
Vlissingen, NL

 Four way tie between FM Migchiel De Jong, IM Fabiano Caruana, IM Ralf Appel, and GM Sergei Tiviakov. (327 games, 177 players, 4 discussion pages.)
Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
July 21-Aug 3

 Carlsen and Onischuk tied for 1st place with 5.5/9, but Carlsen wins the top honors by beating Onischuk in the blitz tiebreakers. (45 games, 10 players, 48 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Politiken Cup
Copenhagen, Denmark
July 21-29

 Five way tie for 1st among Emanuel Berg, Krasenkow, Sargissian, DeFirmian, and Malakhov. (538 games, 223 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Banja Luka Tournament
Bosnia and Herzegovina
July 22-30

 Ilincic and Korchnoi tied for 1st with 6.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
North Urals Cup
Krasnoturinsk, Russia
July 22-31

 10 of the strongest women compete in Krasnoturinsk. Zhu Chen and Zhao Xue tie for 1st place with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Monroi International Women's Grand-Prix
Montreal, Canada
July 21-28

 This 8 player round robin features some of the strongest female players in the world. Pia Cramling wins with 5/7. (28 games, 8 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Frank K. Berry US Women's Championship
Stillwater, Oklahoma
July 16-20

 Irina Krush defeated Abrahamyan in round 9 to win the title, finishing with 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Montreal International Tournament
Montreal, Canada
July 19-28

 10 super GMs compete in Quebec for a $22,000 purse. Ivanchuk wins with 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 15 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Canadian Open
Ottawa, Canada
July 7-15

 Bu Xiangzhi placed first with 8/10. (356 games, 145 players, 4 discussion pages.)
Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup
Odessa, Ukraine
July 4-6

 Ivanchuk wins with 7/9 points. (45 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Ciudad de León
León, Spain
July 6-9

 Anand beats Topalov, Ponomariov and Kasimdzhanov to win the annual speed-chess battle in Spain. (12 games, 4 players, 17 discussion pages.)
World Open
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Jun 30-Jul 4

 Varuzhan Akobian won after beating Stripunsky in the Armageddon tiebreak game. (257 games, 105 players, 15 discussion pages.)
15th World Computer Chess Championship
Amsterdam, NL
June 11-18

 Rybka won with 10/11. (63 games, 12 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Dortmund, Germany
Jun 23-Jul 1

 Kramnik wins with 5/7, a full point ahead of the rest. (28 games, 8 players, 62 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Bazna "Turnuel Regilor"
Bazna, Romania
Jun 15-27

 Khalifman wins the "King's Tournament" with 7/10. (55 games, 11 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Dutch Championship
Hilversum, Holland
Jun 16-28

 Sergei Tiviakov wins the two game playoff against Daniel Stellwagen to take the title. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Dutch Women's Championship
Hilversum, Holland
Jun 16-28

 Zhaoqin Peng took the title with an astounding 8/9. (45 games, 10 players, no discussion, crosstable.)
Aerosvit Tournament 2007
Foros, Ukraine
Jun 17-30

 "Chucky" wins with 7.5/11. (65 games, 12 players, 34 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Gorenje Tournament
Valjevo, Serbia
June 13-21

 Roiz wins after edging out Atalik on the tie-breaks. (45 games, 10 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
National Open
Las Vegas, NV
Jun 7-11

 Hikaru Nakamura took clear first place with 5.5/6. Click here to see Nakamura's games. (127 games, 80 players, 1 discussion page.)
Candidates Match: Grischuk vs Rublevsky

 Grischuck wins by scoring 2 to 0.5 in the tiebreaks. (9 games, 2 players, 30 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Candidates Match: Aronian vs Shirov

 Aronian wins 3.5 to 2.5. (6 games, 2 players, 43 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Candidates Match: Gelfand vs Kamsky

 Gelfand wins the match 3.5 to 1.5. (5 games, 2 players, 33 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Candidates Match: Bareev vs Leko

 Leko wins the match 3.5 to 1.5. (5 games, 2 players, 14 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Candidates Match: Aronian-Carlsen

 Aronian wins the tiebreaks 4-2 after a double victory in the blitz phase. (12 games, 2 players, 88 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Candidates Match: Shirov-Adams

 Shirov wins the tiebreaks 2.5 to 0.5. (9 games, 2 players, 22 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Candidates Match: Gelfand-Kasimdzhanov

 Gelfand wins the tiebreaks 2.5 to 0.5. (9 games, 2 players, 12 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Candidates Match: Polgar-Bareev

 Bareev beats Polgar 3.5 to 2.5. (6 games, 2 players, 35 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Candidates Match: Ponomariov-Rublevsky

 Rublevsky wins 3.5 to 2.5. (6 games, 2 players, 12 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Candidates Match: Grischuk-Malakhov

 Grischuk wins the match 3.5 to 1.5. (5 games, 2 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Candidates Match: Bacrot-Kamsky

 Kamsky wins the match 3.5 to 0.5. (4 games, 2 players, 13 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Candidates Match: Leko-Gurevich

 Leko wins the match 3.5 to 0.5. (4 games, 2 players, 10 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Deep Fritz vs Deep Junior Match
Elista, Kalmykia
Jun 6-8

 Deep Junior defeats Deep Fritz with a final score of 3.5 to 1.5. (6 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
42nd Capablanca Memorial
Havana, Cuba
May 17-29

 Ivanchuk wins by two full points, finishing with 7.5/9. (44 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
1st Women's World Team Championship
Ekaterinburg, Russia
May 19-30

 With an emphatic 8 wins, 1 draw and no losses, China took the 15 kilogram golden trophy in the first-ever World Women's Team Chess Championship; Russia and Ukraine came in second and third respectively. (180 games, 49 players, 7 discussion pages.)
37th Bosna Sarajevo Tournament
Sarajevo
May 18-28

 Movsesian wins with 6.5/10, a full point ahead of the pack. Finishing +3 -0 =7, he was the only undefeated contestant. (30 games, 6 players, 21 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Youth Stars Tournament
Kirishi, Russia
May 14-28

 Ian Nepomniachtchi beat Mamedov, Negi, and Andriasian on tiebreaks (all finished 7/11). (66 games, 12 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
US Championships
Stillwater, Oklahoma
May 15-23

 Shabalov wins with 7/9 points to become, once again, the U.S. Champion. (162 games, 36 players, 17 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Mtel Masters
Sofia, Bulgaria
May 9-20

 In the final round, Topalov defeated Sasikiran to take first place alone with 5.5/10. (30 games, 6 players, 154 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Team Championship
Sochi, Russia
May 1-12

 Tomsk-400 wins with a perfect 9/9 score. (Team includes Morozevich, Jakovenko, Karjakin, and Kasimdzhanov.) (267 games, 80 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Baku Chess Festival
Baku, Azerbaijan
Apr 30-May 12

 Arkadi Naiditsch takes clear first place with 7.5/9. (241 games, 112 players, 1 discussion page.)
"Match of the Hopes"
Porto-Vecchio, France
May 18

 Radjabov defeats Carlsen in the "Armageddon" tiebreak in this match of speed chess (15 minutes + 3 seconds/move). (5 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Kramnik-Aronian Rapid Match
Yerevan, Armenia
May 4-6

 Aronian beats Kramnik 4-2 in this match of six rapid games (25+10s/move) in Armenia. (6 games, 2 players, 40 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Spassky-Portisch Match
Heviz, Hungary
Apr 13-15

 Boris Spassky tied Lajos Portisch in a six game match. (6 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Leko vs Kramnik Rapid Match
Miskolc, Hungary
Apr 24-29

 Kramnik wins 4.5 to 3.5. (8 games, 2 players, 21 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Gausdal Chess Classics
Gausdal, Norway
Apr 18-26

 Magnus Carlsen wins by a full point and a half. (45 games, 10 players, 12 discussion pages, crosstable.)
15th Sigeman & Co Tournament
Malmo, Sweden
Apr 18-26

 Ivan Cheparinov wins by a full point and a half. (44 games, 10 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Moscow Championship
Moscow, Russia
Apr 18-24

 Vladimir Belov beat Boris Grachev in the tiebreaks to place first. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
8th European Individual Championships
Dresden, Germany
Apr 2-16

 Vladislav Tkachiev won the tiebreaks beating out Cheparinov, Jakovenko, and Sutovsky in the final. (2,154 games, 400 players, 16 discussion pages.)
8th European Individual Championships (Women)
Dresden, Germany
Apr 2-16

 Tatiana Kosintseva is the new European Women's Champion. (813 games, 150 players, 4 discussion pages.)
Villa de Canada de Calatrava
Spain
Apr 6-8

 Shirov wins this rapid event (G/25) on tiebreaks, beating out Daniel Fridman, Ivan Sokolov and Boris Gelfand all of whom finished with 7.5/9. (84 games, 63 players, 1 discussion page.)
Foxwoods Open
Connecticut, USA
Apr 4-8

 Gata Kamsky is the winner on speed playoff, beating out Izoria, Ibragimov and Stripunsky (all finished with 7/9). (186 games, 106 players, 1 discussion page.)
Danish Championship
Aalborg, Denmark
Mar 31-Apr 8

 Defending champion Sune Berg Hansen wins the event. (84 games, 24 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Bangladesh Championship
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Apr 2-Apr 15

 Al-Rakib Abdulla with a convining result of 11/13, with only two draws. (91 games, 14 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
16th Amber Tournament (Blindfold)
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Mar 17-29

 Kramnik wins the overall prize, mostly due to his stunning 9/11 score in the blindfold event. (66 games, 12 players, 86 discussion pages, crosstable.)
16th Amber Tournament (Rapid)
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Mar 17-29

 The rapid event of the Amber tournament was won by Viswanathan Anand with 8.5/11, a full two points ahead of the pack. (66 games, 12 players, 92 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Ruy Lopez Festival
Zafra, Spain
Mar 16-25

 Gabriel Sargissian dominated the event, finishing with 6.5/7, a point-and-a-half above the rest. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
8th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament
Russia
Mar 15-23

 Dmitry Jakovenko wins the event by a clear point. (44 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Cappelle la Grande
France
Mar 3-10

 Over 600 players, including 87 GMs and 81 IMs. Wang Yue beat out Miroshnichenko, Gashimov, Arutinian, Drozdovskij, and Yemelin on tiebreaks (all scoring 7/9). (244 games, 156 players, 1 discussion page.)
Linares-Morelia
Linares, Spain
Morelia, Mexico
Feb 16-March 11

 Vishy wins with 8.5/14 points. (56 games, 8 players, 288 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Moscow Open
Russia
Jan 27-Feb 4

 Najer and Yemelin shared first place with 7.5/9 from a field of 250 players. (534 games, 228 players, 1 discussion page.)
6th Aeroflot Festival
Moscow, Russia
Feb 13-Feb 23

 Evgeny Alekseev beats some of the world's strongest GMs to take clear first place. (389 games, 88 players, 16 discussion pages.)
5th Gibraltar Chess Festival
Jan 23-Feb 1
Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar

 Vladimir Akopian emerges with 7.5/9 from a field of 176 players. (752 games, 181 players, 21 discussion pages.)
Corus Tournament
Wijk Aan Zee, NL
Jan 12-28

 Topalov, Radjabov, and Aronian all finish with 8.5/13. (91 games, 14 players, 367 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Corus Group B
Wijk Aan Zee, NL
Jan 12-28

 Pavel Eljanov wins with 9/13. (91 games, 14 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Corus Group C
Wijk Aan Zee, NL
Jan 12-28

 Krasenkow wins with 10.5/13. (91 games, 14 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Armenian Championsip
Yerevan, Armenia
Jan 16-26

 After 6 rounds, Karen Asrian won the event by beating Tigran Kotanjian 2-0 in the playoffs. (68 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Rilton Cup
Sweden
Dec 27-Jan 5

 Robert Fontaine took clear first with 7.5/9. David Howell earned his 3rd GM norm. (229 games, 103 players, 1 discussion page.)
Reggio Emilia
Italy
Dec 30-Jan 7

 Viorel Iordachescu wins with 7/9 points. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
ACP Rapid Tournament
Odessa, Ukraine
Jan 5-8

 Leko beats Ivanchuk in the final. (41 games, 16 players, 24 discussion pages.)
Hastings Chess Congress 2006/2007
England
Dec 28-Jan 7

 Gagunashvili and Neverov tie with 7/9. (432 games, 100 players, 1 discussion page.)

 2006 top

16th International Computer Chess Championship
Paderborn, Germany
Dec 27-30

 Rybka bested 9 other chess computers with a score of 6.5/7. (28 games, 10 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Ciudad de Pamplona
Pamplona, Spain
Dec 22-29

 Morozevich wins with a stunning 6/7. (28 games, 8 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Lahno vs Negi Match
New Delhi, India
Dec 17-25

 Kateryna Lahno defeated Parimarjan Negi in an 18 game match dubbed "The Amity Grandmasters Challenge". (18 games, 2 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
University of Texas GM Invitational
Dalls, TX
Dec 5-13

 Yury Shulman and Drasko Boskovic tie with 7.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Russian Championship Superfinals
Dec 3-15
Moscow

 Evgeny Alekseev defeated Jakovenko in the rapid tiebreaks to become the 2006 Russian champion. (66 games, 12 players, 8 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Blind Chess World Duel
Bilbao, Spain
Dec 7-9

 Veselin Topalov defeated Judit Polgar in a six game match of blindfold chess with a score of 3.5 to 2.5. (6 games, 2 players, 7 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Remco Heite Chess Tournament
Nov 24-26
Wolvega, NL

 Loek Van Wely blows away the competition with four wins and one draw. (15 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Capablanca Memorial
Nov 19-30
Havana, Cuba

 Ivanchuk wins with 6.5/10. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Kramnik vs Deep Fritz
Nov 25-Dec 5
Bonn, Germany

 The World Champion tackled a popular commercial chess program in a 6 game match. The computer won, 4 to 2. (6 games, 2 players, 137 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Tal Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Nov 5-19

 The main event is a ten player round-robin featuring Aronian, Svidler, Leko, Shirov, Gelfand, Mamedyarov, Carlsen, Morozevich, Grischuk and Ponomariov. Leko, Ponomariov, and Aronian all finish on 5.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 134 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Spanish Team Championship
Olite, Spain
Sep 13-Nov 4

 Team "Linex Magic" (Ponomariov, Shirov, etc.) wins. (142 games, 65 players, 1 discussion page.)
Corsica Masters
Bastia, France
Nov 5

 Kasimdzhanov beat Anand in the finals to win the knockout event. (38 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page.)
Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona-Casino
Spain
Oct 19-27

 Lenier Dominguez-Perez won with an outstanding 8/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Essent Chess Tournament
Netherlands
Oct 22-28

 Judit Polgar was edged-out by Mamedyarov on tiebreakers; both finished with 4.5/6 points. (12 games, 4 players, 98 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Cap D'Agde
Oct 26-Nov 2

 16 players compete for 16,000 euros. Teimour Radjabov won the final against Sergey Karjakin. (75 games, 16 players, 40 discussion pages.)
Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match
Elista, Russia
Sep 21-Oct 13

 Kramnik wins the tiebreaks to become the unified World Chess Champion. (16 games, 2 players, 1,162 discussion pages.)
World Junior Championship
Yerevan, Armenia
Oct 2-17

 Zaven Andriasian is the world U20 champion. (383 games, 78 players, 1 discussion page.)
World Junior Championship (Girls)

 Yang Shen is the new U20 female champion. (254 games, 56 players, 1 discussion page.)
European Club Cup
Feugen, Austria
October 8-14

 Team Tomsk-400 won the men's event. Also see women's section. (1,066 games, 393 players, 6 discussion pages.)
European Club Cup (Women)

 Team Yerevan wins the women's event. (119 games, 51 players, 1 discussion page.)
Norwegian Championship Playoff
Oslo, Norway
Sep 19-20

 Magnus Carlsen has become the 2006 Norwegian champion after defeating Agdestein in the playoff match. (4 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
7th Lausanne Young Masters Tournament
Lausanne, Switzerland
Sep 13-18

 Eight of the strongest young players in the world compete. Vachier-Lagrave takes top honors. (44 games, 8 players, 2 discussion pages.)
European Individual Championships
Sep 6-15
Liverpool, England

 Nigel Short took clear first place with 7.5/10. (408 games, 84 players, 6 discussion pages.)
59th Russian Championship Tournament
Sep 3-11
Tomsk, Russia

 Ernesto Inarkiev is the 2006 Russian Champion with 6.5/9. (261 games, 58 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
World Blitz Championship Tournament
Sep 7
Rishon Le Zion, Israel

 Alexander Grischuk defeated Svidler in the playoff to win the title. Not all games are available, sorry. (119 games, 16 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Hereford International
Hereford, England
Aug 29-Sep 3

 Daniel Gormally wins with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Leko-Karpov Match
Miskolc, Hungary
Aug 29-Sep 3

 Leko wins the match 4.5 to 3.5. (8 games, 2 players, 5 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Belzberg Invitational Canadian Closed
Aug 18-27
Toronto, Ontario

 Igor Zugic won the event with 7/9. (134 games, 58 players, 1 discussion page.)
NH Chess "Youth vs Experience"
Amsterdam, NL
Aug 19-29

 Five old-timers (team "Experience") tackled five youth (team "Rising Stars") in Amsterdam. The "Rising Stars" beat the old guard, 28-22. (50 games, 10 players, 25 discussion pages.)
French Championships
Besancon, France
Aug 14-26

 Tkachiev defeated Fressinet in a rapid play off for the title. (68 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Lichthof Chess Champions
Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 22

 Kasparov, Karpov, Korchnoi and Judit Polgar participated in this blitz chess tournament. Kasparov and Karpov tie with 4.5/6. (12 games, 4 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Howard Staunton Memorial Tournament
London, UK

 Sokolov wins the strongest lineup ever for this prestigious event with 9/11. (66 games, 12 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Chess Classic Mainz
Mainz, Germany
Aug 17-20

 Anand beats Radjabov in the annual rapid match 5 to 3. (8 games, 2 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
British Championship
Swansea, Wales
Aug 6-19

 Rowson beats Parker in the final round to win the title. (341 games, 62 players, 13 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Montreal Empresa International
Montreal, Canada
Aug 8-16

 Pavel Eljanov wins the "A" group with 6.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Acropolis Tournament
Athens, Greece
Aug 13-21

 We will post more games as they become available. (284 games, 68 players, no discussion.)
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Dortmund, Germany
Jul 29-Aug 6

 Svidler and Kramnik tie for first place with 4.5/7 points. (28 games, 8 players, 51 discussion pages, crosstable.)
4th Marx György Memorial
Paks, Hungary
Jul 28-Aug 7

 Pentela Harikrishna is in the lead by a solid point, with 5.5/8. (29 games, 6 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Biel Int'l Festival
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 22-Aug 4

 Morozevich wins with 7.5/10. (29 games, 6 players, 20 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Biel Int'l Festival (Ladies)
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 22-Aug 4

 Cramling wins with 7/10. (30 games, 6 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Politiken Cup
Copenhagen
July 22-30

 Three way tie among Nigel Short, Vadim Malakhatko, Jonny Hector. Hundreds of games have been uploaded; more to come soon. (396 games, 195 players, 2 discussion pages.)
North Urals Cup
Krasnoturyinsk, Russia
Jul 22-Aug 1

 Kateryna Lahno won the event by a whole point with 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Swedish Championship
Gothenburg, Sweden
Jul 1-14

 Hellsten wins with an impressive +8 -0 =4. Hermansson withdrew due to illness. (81 games, 14 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Swiss Championship
Lenzerheide, Switzerland
Jul 13-21

 Florian Jenni is the new Swiss champion, beating Korchnoi and others with 7/9 points. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Amsterdam Tournament
Amsterdam, NL
Jul 15-23

 Tiviakov, Erenburg, and Nijboer tied for first place with 7/9. (371 games, 86 players, 1 discussion page.)
National Open
Las Vegas, Nevada
Jun 15-19

 Wojtkiewicz took first place on tiebreaks ahead of Varuzhan Akobian, Nikola Mitkov, Merab Gagunashvili and Lubomir Ftacnik all of whom finished on 5/9. (117 games, 76 players, 1 discussion page.)
10th Petr Izmailov Memorial
Jul 11-16
Tomsk, Russia

 Karjakin beat the strong GM field in this rapid tournament. (22 games, 6 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Norwegian Championship
Jul 8-15
Moss, Norway

 Carlsen blows the last round, which sets up a playoff between Carlsen and Agdestein for the 2nd year in a row. (99 games, 22 players, 9 discussion pages, crosstable.)
34th World Open
Philadelphia
Jun 28-Jul 4

 Kamsky wins in blitz tiebreaks against Milov. (361 games, 205 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Midnight Sun Chess Challenge
Tromso, Norway
Jun 24-Jul 2

 Sergei Shipov wins with 7.5/9. (222 games, 62 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Dutch Championship
Hilversum, NL
Jun 16-Jul 2

 Tiviakov wins with 9/11 points, a point and a half above 2nd place Sokolov. (66 games, 12 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Aerosvit GM Tournament
Foros, Ukraine
Jun 16-29

 Sergei Rublevsky wins the event with 7.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 26 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Hockenheim Willingen GM Tournament
Hockenheim & Willingen, Germany

 Rainer Buhmann wins with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
XIX Ciudad de Leon
Leon, Spain
Jun 9-11

 Rapid chess knockout featuring Anand, Bruzon, Topalov, Vallejo. Anand beats Topalov in the finals 2.5-1.5. (16 games, 4 players, 5 discussion pages.)
37th Chess Olympiad
Turin, Italy
May 20-Jun 4

 Armenia wins the gold medal; China wins silver; and the United States wins the bronze. (3,642 games, 900 players, 176 discussion pages.)
37th Chess Olympiad: Women
Turin, Italy
May 20-Jun 4

 Ukraine takes the gold; Russia takes the silver; China, bronze. (1,890 games, 401 players, 4 discussion pages.)
14th World Computer Chess Championship
Turin, Italy
May 25-Jun 1

 Junior wins with 9/11 points. (93 games, 18 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Match de Légendes
Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
May 26

 Boris Spassky defeated Anatoly Karpov in a two game rapid match, 15 minutes + 3 seconds per move. The audience included 300 children. (2 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Mtel Masters
Sofia, Bulgaria
May 10-21

 Topalov wins with 6.5/10 followed by Kamsky with 6/10. (30 games, 6 players, 151 discussion pages, crosstable.)
4th "Young Stars of the World"
Kirishi, Russia
May 8-21

 Ivan Popov wins with 8.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Bosna Sarajevo Tournament
May 7-16

 Malakhov, Nisipeanu and Carlsen tied with 5.5/10. (30 games, 6 players, 15 discussion pages, crosstable.)
6th International CSVN Computer Tournament
Leiden, NL
May 5-7

 This all-computer tournament was dominated by Rybka with a chilling 8.5/9 score. (58 games, 14 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Sigeman & Co Tournament
Malmöt, Sweden
Apr 28-May 6

 Jan Timman placed first with 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
XIII Russian Club Championship
Sochi, Russia
Apr 19-May 1

 The top four teams now qualify for the European Club Cup: Ural (Sverdlovsk), TPS (Saransk), Tomsk-400 (Tomsk), Termosteps (Sarama). Also see the women's section. (350 games, 93 players, 2 discussion pages.)
8th Dubai Open
United Arab Emirates
Apr 22-May 2

 Three way tie for first place among Fedorchuk, Sargissian, and Petrosian (7/9 points each). (310 games, 112 players, 1 discussion page.)
Magnus Carlsen vs Loek Van Wely
Apr 28-May 1
Schagen, NL

 The four game match was tied, but Carlsen emerged victorious after the blitz tiebreakers. (8 games, 2 players, 13 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Spring North American FIDE Invitational
Schaumburg, Illinois
Apr 18-22

 Gilberto Hernandez wins with 8/9. (135 games, 30 players, no discussion, crosstable.)
Danish Championship
Aalborg, Denmark
Apr 8-17

 Sune Berg Hansen is the 2006 Danish Champion with 6.5/9. Also see the Gladiator Games, which are 25+10s/move and 10+5s/move tiebreakers. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
43rd Indian Championship
Visakhapatnam, India
Apr 3-17

 Surya Shekhar Ganguly is the new Indian champion. The new women's champion is Ghate Swathi. (199 games, 21 players, 6 discussion pages.)
7th European Individual Championship
Kusadasi, Turkey
Apr 4-17

 Zdenko Kozul is the new European Champion. (745 games, 138 players, 6 discussion pages.)
7th European Individual Women's Championship
Kusadasi, Turkey
Apr 4-17

 Ekaterina Atalik is the new European Women's Champion. (520 games, 97 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Topalov vs Nisipeanu
Bucharest, Romania
Apr 6-9

 Topalov wins 3 to 1. (4 games, 2 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Bangladesh Championship
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mar 10-23

 Enamul Hossain dominated the field with an incredible 12/13 performance. (91 games, 14 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
2006 Amber Tournament
Monte Carlo
Mar 18-Mar 30

 Morozevich dominated the blindfold section with 9.5/11, while Anand won the rapid section with 8/11. Both players tied for best overall standing. Also see the rapid games. (66 games, 12 players, 11 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Trophee Universitaire
La Roche sur Yon, France
Mar 15-24

 Krishnan Sasikiran scored clear first with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Poikovsky VII
Poikovsky, Siberia
Mar 18-28

 Shirov wins with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 6 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Turkish Championship
Istanbul, Turkey
Mar 11-23

 Mikhail Gurevich became the Turkish Champion on his first attempt. (91 games, 14 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
66th Armenian Championship
Yerevan, Armenia
Mar 16-25

 Artashes Minasian won by a full point with 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
FIDE Women's World Championship
Ekaterinburg, Russia
Mar 10-27

 Yuhua Xu defeated Galliamova to become the 2006 Women's World Chess Champion. (181 games, 63 players, 30 discussion pages.)
22nd Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik, Iceland
Mar 6-14

 Five players score 7/9, but the tiebreak system placed Gabriel Sargissian as the winner, ahead of Adly Ahmed, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Pentala Harikrishna and Igor Nataf. (229 games, 87 players, 1 discussion page.)
US Championship
San Diego
Mar 2-12

 Alexander Onischuk is the new US Champion after defeating Shulman in the finals. Anna Zatonskih is the new US Women's Champion. (288 games, 64 players, 20 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Linares 2006
Morelia, Mexico
& Linares, Spain
Feb 18-Mar 12

 Levon Aronian wins with 8.5/14 after defeating Peter Leko in the final round. (56 games, 8 players, 120 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Hungarian Championship
Szekesfehervar, Hungary
Mar 1-9

 Zoltan Almasi took the title by beating Adam Horvath in the final round. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Polish Championship
Krakow, Poland
Feb 25-Mar 9

 Mateusz Bartel wins by a wide margin with 8.5/12. (78 games, 13 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
22nd Cappelle la Grande
France
Feb 18-25

 Moiseenko takes 1st place with 7.5/9. (518 games, 282 players, 1 discussion page.)
Aeroflot Open
Moscow
Feb 8-17

 Baadur Jobava beats out Bologan, Sasikiran, and Mamedyarov on tiebreaks, all scoring 6.5/9. (259 games, 89 players, 15 discussion pages.)
Queenstown Chess Classic
Queenstown, New Zealand
Jan 15-24

 Murray Chandler wins first prize with 8.5/10. (250 games, 137 players, 1 discussion page.)
German Championship
Osterburg, Germany
Feb 2-12

 Thomas Luther beat out Kunin and Yusupov on tiebreaks with 6.5/9. 46 players competed. (204 games, 46 players, 1 discussion page.)
Cuernavaca Young Masters
Mexico
Feb 1-11

 Ponomariov and Vallejo Pons tied for first with 6.5/9. Ponomariov takes first on tiebreaks. (44 games, 10 players, 23 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Corus Chess Tournament
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 13-29

 Topalov and Anand tied for first with 9/13. Motylev and Carlsen tied for first in group B with 9/13. Atalik dominated group C with 10.5/13. (91 games, 14 players, 177 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Corus Chess Tournament Group B
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 13-29

 Motylev and Carlsen finish with 9/13. (91 games, 14 players, 29 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Corus Chess Tournament Group C
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 13-29

 Suat Atalik finishes on 10.5/13. (91 games, 14 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Gibtelecom Chess Festival
Gibraltar
Jan 24-Feb 2

 Kiril Georgiev wins with 8.5/10. A special consultation game occurred to kick off the event. (529 games, 127 players, 8 discussion pages.)
Keres Memorial Rapid Tournament
Tallinn, Estonia
Jan 6-9

 Three way tie between Ivanchuk, Karpov, and Kasimdzhanov. (43 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Rilton Cup
Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 27-Jan 5

 Five players finished on 7/9, but Rozentalis won on tiebreaks. (223 games, 91 players, 1 discussion page.)
Hastings Chess Congress
Hastings, England
Dec 28-Jan 6

 Neverov won the event with 8/10. (339 games, 98 players, 1 discussion page.)

 2005 top

Pamplona International
Pamplona, Spain
Dec 23-29

 Ponomariov took clear first with 5/7. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Russian Championship Superfinal
Moscow, Russia
Dec 18-30

 Rublevsky is the new Russian Champion. He was the only player to go undefeated, with 7.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 104 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Reggio Emilia International
Italy
Dec 29-Jan 6

 Konstantin Landa wins by a clear point, with 7/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
XVIII Carlos Torre Memorial
Mérida, Mexico
Dec 15-23

 Bruzon beats Krasenkow in the final after winning the third playoff game. (40 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page.)
FIDE World Chess Cup
Khanty Mansyisk, Russia
Nov 26-Dec 18

 Aronian beats Ponomariov in the tiebreaks to win the 2005 World Cup. (469 games, 127 players, 115 discussion pages.)
2nd Festival Internacional de Ajedrez Man-Machine
Bilbao, Spain
Nov 19-23

 Ponomariov, Kasimdzhanov, and Khalifman took on Junior, Fritz and Hydra. The machines won 8-4. (12 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Croatian Championships
Vukovar, Croatia
Nov 7-17

 Krunoslav Hulak is the 2005 Croatian champion. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
World Junior Championship (Boys)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 9-22

 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov regains the title with 10.5/13. (497 games, 92 players, 2 discussion pages.)
World Junior Championship (Girls)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 9-22

 Elisabeth Paehtz wins with 10/13. (358 games, 67 players, 1 discussion page.)
Norwegian Championship Playoffs
Nov 7-10
Oslo, Norway

 Agdestein defeated Carlsen in the rapid playoffs to become 2005 Norwegian champion. (2 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
World Team Championship
Oct 31-Nov 11
Beer Sheva, Israel

 Russia emerges victorious after defeating China in the final round. (144 games, 54 players, 10 discussion pages.)
9th Essent Tournament
Oct 21-30
Hoogeveen, NL

 Pentala Harikrishna won the event with 4/6. (12 games, 4 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Corsica Masters International Rapid
Oct 30-Nov 3
Bastia, France

 Vadim Milov defeated Vishy Anand 3-1 in the finals to win the top prize. (173 games, 86 players, 1 discussion page.)
Casino de Barcelona Masters
Oct 24-28
Barcelona, Spain

 Ivanchuk tied Moskalenko but placed first with tiebreaks. (15 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
5th Asian Individual Championship
Hyderabad, India
Oct 6-15

 Zhong Zhang took clear first with 7.5/9. (328 games, 85 players, 1 discussion page.)
21st European Club Cup
Saint-Vincent, Italy
Sep 18-24

 Tomsk-400 (Tkachiev, Inarkiev, Bologan, Jakovenko, Belozerov, Smirnov, and Aronian) won the gold medal. NTN Tbilisi won the women's event. (943 games, 328 players, 2 discussion pages.)
World Seniors Championship
Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
Sep 27-Oct 10

 Liuben Spassov wins with 8.5/11. (634 games, 139 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Karabakh International
Stepanakert
Oct 1-11

 Levon Aronian won with 6/9. The winner of the B-group tournament was T L Petrosian. (42 games, 10 players, 4 discussion pages, crosstable.)
2005 FIDE World Chess Championship
San Luis, Argentina
Sep 27-Oct 16

 Topalov is the new FIDE World Chess Champion with 10/14 points. (56 games, 8 players, 337 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Mario Covas Tournament
São Paulo, Brazil
Sep 26-Oct 1

 Rafael Duailibe Leitao wins with 5.5/7 (21 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Dutch Rapid Open
Vlaardingen, NL
Oct 4

 Arkadi Naiditsch wins by a full point and a half. (80 games, 34 players, 1 discussion page.)
58th Russian Championship Semi-Finals
Kazan, Tatarstan
Sep 2-12

 Evgeny Bareev took first on tie-break from Alexander Khalifman, both qualifying for the next phase of the championship. (270 games, 65 players, 1 discussion page.)
80th Argentinean Championship
Los Polvorines
Sep 8-16

 Diego Flores defeated Pablo Ricardi in the playoff. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Lausanne Young Masters
Lausanne, Switzerland
Sep 14-19

 Eight of the strongest under-20 players in the world lock horns at the Casino de Montbenon. Volokitin defeats Nakamura 2-0 in the final. (31 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page.)
Dutch Championships
Leeuwarden, NL
Sep 5-16

 Loek Van Wely won his 6th Dutch title. Zhaoqin Peng wins the women's section. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
74th Ukrainian Championship
Rivne, Ukraine
Aug 24-Sep 2

 Alexander Areshchenko came out on top of this 32 player knockout tournament. (77 games, 32 players, 1 discussion page.)
French Championships
Chartres, France
Aug 15-27

 Lautier is the new French Champion. Skripchenko won the women's event. (66 games, 12 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Staunton Memorial III
London, England
Aug 19-30

 Jonathan Levitt beat Jon Speelman on tiebreaks, with 6/10 points. The brilliancy prize was awarded to Howell-Levitt which features a brilliant king-hunt. (30 games, 6 players, 3 discussion pages, crosstable.)
American Continental Championship
Buenos Aires
Aug 5-16

 Lazaro Bruzon won with 8.5/11. (675 games, 152 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Magistral Ciutat d'Igualada
Igualada, Spain
Aug 16-21

 Luke McShane wins with 4/6 points. (12 games, 4 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Smith & Williamson British Chess Championship
Aug 1-13
Isle of Man

 Jonathan Rowson is the 92nd British Chess Champion with an impressive 8.5/11 points. (253 games, 46 players, 1 discussion page.)
Anand-Grischuk Match
Aug 11-14
Mainz, Germany

 Anand beat Grischuk 5 to 3. (8 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Unzicker's 80th Birthday
Aug 9-10
Mainz, Germany

 As a preliminary event of Mainz, four chess legends gathered in Germany to celebrate Wolfgang Unzicker's 80th birthday. Karpov and Korchnoi came out on top with 3.5/6, Spassky had 3 points, and the guest of honor scored 2. (12 games, 4 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
15th European Team Championship
Jul 30-Aug 8
Gothenburg, Sweden

 The Netherlands wins the gold. Poland wins the women's event. (711 games, 194 players, 2 discussion pages.)
2005 Mercosur Cup
Vicente Lopez, Argentina
Jul 14-25

 The 8th Republica Argentina Chess Masters tournament allowed the computer software Shredder to participate this year. The computer was the undisputed champ with 8.5/10. The top scoring human was Andres Rodriguez with 6/10. (55 games, 11 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
38th Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 17-29

 Gelfand and Volokitin tied for 1st place with 6/10. (30 games, 6 players, 9 discussion pages, crosstable.)
38th Biel Chess Festival (Women)
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 17-29

 Almira Skripchenko was the winner of the Women's section, beating Vijayalakshmi on tiebreaks. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
2nd Amsterdam Chess Tournament
Amsterdam, NL
Jul 16-24

 Pavel Eljanov emerges on top of a very strong field, winning by a half-point with 7/9. (241 games, 91 players, 1 discussion page.)
Swiss Championships
Saas Almagell, Switzerland
Jul 7-15

 Joe Gallagher is the new Swiss Champion. Monika Seps is the new Swiss Women's Champion. (134 games, 85 players, 1 discussion page.)
17th Maccabiah Tournament
Jerusalem
Jul 10-20

 Evgeny Najer wins the gold medal, tied with Ilya Smirin at 3.5/5. (15 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
2nd Sanjin Hotel Cup
Tiayuan, China
Jul 8-20

 Pentala Harikrishna wins by a clear point with 8.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
XVI Milan Vidmar Memorial
Jul 9-17
Pororoz, Slovenia

 Beliavsky came in clear first with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Canadian Open
Edmonton, Alberta
Jul 9-17

 Five way tie for first place among Ivanchuk, Chowdhury, Shirov, Bluvshtein, and Bologan. We have only a few games at this time--more to come soon. (52 games, 49 players, 1 discussion page.)
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Dortmund, Germany
Jul 8-17

 The local favorite, Naiditsch took clear first with 5.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 98 discussion pages, crosstable.)
USA vs Russia Distance Tournament
St. Petersberg/New York
Jul 10

 Four Russian GMs (Khalifman, Sakaev, E. Alekseev, and Vitiugov) played four American GMs (S. Polgar, Onischuk, Gulko, and Stripunsky) in a long-distance chess match. The Russians won 6 to 2. (8 games, 8 players, 3 discussion pages.)
Norwegian Championships
Sandnes, Norway
Jul 2-9

 Agdestein and Carlsen both finished with 7/9. (99 games, 22 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Efim Geller Memorial
Odessa, Ukraine
Jul 1-3

 Ponomariov won the event wth 7.5/9, a clear point ahead of the field. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
6th European Individual Championship
Warsaw, Poland
June 17-July 3

 Nisipeanu beats Beliavsky in the final round to take the title. (1,287 games, 229 players, 3 discussion pages.)
6th European Individual Women's Championship
Chisinau, Moldova
Jun 10-25

 Kateryna Lahno won the event by scoring 9/12 and beating Nadezhda Kosintseva in the playoff match. (620 games, 156 players, 1 discussion page.)
Volokitin-Timman
Leon, Spain
June 24

 Andrei Volokitin defeated Jan Timman 2.5-1.5 (4 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Adams vs Hydra
London, England
Jun 21-27

 The Hydra computer has won the match with an incredible score of 5.5 to 0.5. (6 games, 2 players, 22 discussion pages, crosstable.)
3rd Marx György Tournament
Paks, Hungary
Jun 12-22

 Zoltan Almasi wins with 6.5/10. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Foxwoods Open
Ledyard, CT
Mar 23-27

 Nakamura won with 7.5/9. (94 games, 77 players, 1 discussion page.)
Ciudad de Leon XVIII
Leon, Spain
Jun 9-13

 Anand won the final by defeating Kasimdzhanov 2.5-1.5. (12 games, 4 players, 1 discussion page.)
Bosna XXXV International Tournament
May 18-25

 Bologan and Sokolov finished with 6.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Leko-Adams Rapid Match
Miskolc, Hungary
Jun 2-5

 Match drawn at 4-4. (8 games, 2 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
69th Bulgarian Championship
Pleven, Bulgaria
May 23-Jun 3

 Topalov's second, Ivan Cheparinov, wins the tournament with 9.5/13. (75 games, 14 players, 1 discussion page.)
HB Global Chess Challenge
Minneapolis, USA
May 18-22

 Zviad Izoria wins the $50,000 top prize by scoring 7.5/9. (336 games, 184 players, 4 discussion pages.)
Mtel Masters
Sofia, Bulgaria
May 11-22

 Topalov wins the tournament by a full point, with 6.5/10. You can see his games here. (30 games, 6 players, 133 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Capablanca Memorial
Havana, Cuba
May 5-19

 Ivanchuk dominates the field with 9.5/12 points. (41 games, 7 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Armenian Championship
Yerevan, Armenia
Apr 29-May 12

 Ashot Anastasian wins with 7.5/11. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Grand Prix d'Echecs de Bordeaux
Apr 28-May 1
France

 Karpov beat Hamdouchi in the final. (18 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page.)
13th Sigeman & Co. Tournament
Apr 15-24
Malmo/Copenhagen

 Jan Timman and Krishnan Sasikiran tied for first with 6.5 out of 9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
XIII Dos Hermanas International
Apr 1-9

 Teimour Radjabov won the event with 5.5 out of 9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
II Copa ENTEL
Mar 15-22
Santiago, Chile

 Johan Hellsten won the event with 10 out of 12. (78 games, 13 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
European Union Championship and Cork Chess Congress
Mar 21-Apr 3

 Zoltan Gyimesi from Hungary won the Championship with 8.5/10. (561 games, 121 players, 1 discussion page.)
14th Amber Tournament
Mar 19-31
Monaco

 Anand was clear winner in both the rapid and blindfold events. (66 games, 12 players, 37 discussion pages, crosstable.)
XI Anibal Open
Feb 25-Mar 4
Spain

 Ivan Cheparinov of Bulgaria won with 7/8. (175 games, 75 players, 1 discussion page.)
6th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament
Feb 26-Mar 7
Poikovsky, Russia

 Bacrot and Bologan finished with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
XXII Torneo Ciudad de Linares
Feb 22-Mar 10
Spain

 Topalov and Kasparov finish with 8/12 points; Kasparov wins on tiebreaks. (42 games, 7 players, 197 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Aeroflot Open
Moscow, Russia
Feb 15-23

 Sutovsky wins on tiebreaks with 6.5/9. You can see his games here. (249 games, 94 players, 9 discussion pages.)
Czech Championship
Feb 1-11

 David Navara and Jiri Stocek finished 8/11; Navara won the title on the tiebreak. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Bermuda International
Jan 30-Feb 9

 Harikrishna and Gelfand tied with 6/10. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Gibraltar Masters
Jan 25-Feb 3

 There was a five way tie for first among Aronian, Efimenko, Georgiev, Shirov and Sutovsky, all with 7.5/10. (436 games, 117 players, 1 discussion page.)
Corus Chess
Jan 14-30
Wijk aan Zee, NL

 Peter Leko is the winner, undefeated with 8.5/13 points. Karjakin won the B group with 9.5/13. Georgiev is the winner of the C group with 10.5/13. (91 games, 14 players, 252 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Indochess Man vs Machine
Jan 10-11
Jakarta, Indonesia

 The chips clobbered the humans 14.5 to 1.5! (16 games, 8 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Drammen International Chess Festival
Dec 27-Jan 5
Drammen, Norway

 Shirov and Nielsen finished with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 38 discussion pages, crosstable.)

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Pamplona Tournament
Dec 20-29
Spain

 Boris Gelfand wins by a full point with 5.5 out of 7. (28 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Harmonie Chess Tournament
Dec 21-30
Gronnigen, Netherlands

 Yuri Kuzubov places first on tie-break. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Zürich Christmas Open
Dec 26-Dec 30
Switzerland

 Kveinys, Pelletier, Roiz, Pikula, Ginsburg, and Malakhatko all scored 5.5/7, and Kveinys won on tiebreaks. (101 games, 85 players, 1 discussion page.)
XVII Carlos Torre Memorial
Dec 13-21
Mexico

 Ivanchuk beat Graf in the playoffs to win the event. We also have some games from the qualifier open tournament. (38 games, 16 players, 1 discussion page.)
Greek Championships
Dec 4-12
Athens, Greece

 Nikolaidis will play Banikas in the playoff to determine the 2004 Greek Champion. (40 games, 20 players, 1 discussion page.)
Grand Prix d'Echecs
Dec 8-11
d'Aix en Provence, France

 Karpov wins. (19 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Nakamura vs Karjakin
Dec 9-14
Cuernavaca, Mexico

 New US Champ Hikaru Nakamura defeated Sergey Karjakin 4.5:1.5. (6 games, 2 players, 36 discussion pages, crosstable.)
2005 Chessmaster US Championships
Nov 23-Dec 5
San Diego, California

 Hikaru Nakamura is the new US Champion. Rusudan Goletiani is the new US Women's Champion. (288 games, 64 players, 13 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Russian Championships 2004
Nov 14-Dec 1
Hotel Russia

 Kasparov is the new Russian Champion, finishing a full 1 1/2 points ahead of runner-up Grischuk. (55 games, 11 players, 103 discussion pages, crosstable.)
1st Iberoamerican Tournament
Nov 11-Nov 19
Ayamonte, Spain

 Ruben Felgaer won the event with an impressive 8/9. (41 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page.)
Corsica Masters Knockout
Oct 29-Nov 4
Bastia, France

 Anand won the final with 7.5 points out of 8! (27 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page.)
36th Olympiad
Oct 14-31
Calvià, Majorca

 The Ukraine team wins with a three point lead over Russia and Armenia. We also have the women's games. (3,296 games, 798 players, 16 discussion pages.)
Kramnik-Leko World Championship Match
Sep 25-Oct 18
Brissago, Switzerland

 KRAMNIK RETAINS TITLE! Kramnik won the first game to secure an early lead, but Leko fought back in game 5, then took the lead in the dramatic 8th game. Finally, in the final game Kramnik wins to draw the match and retain his crown. (14 games, 2 players, 73 discussion pages.)
Canadian Championships
Aug 20-29
Toronto, Canada

 Pascal Charbonneau beats Eric Lawson in the playoffs to become Canada's 77th national champion. (327 games, 69 players, 1 discussion page.)
79th Argentine Championship
Sep 24-Oct 1
Buenos Aires

 Ariel Sorin is the new Champion of Argentina, scoring 7.5 out of 9. (265 games, 98 players, 1 discussion page.)
European Club Cup
Oct 2-9
Izmir, Turkey

 The NAO Chess Club (Adams, Grischuk, Bacrot, etc.) comes out on top with 6/7. (588 games, 236 players, 1 discussion page.)
Piloo Mody Open
Oct 1-9
Gomti Nagar, India

 Dzhumaev Marat of Uzbeckstan wins with 7.5/9. (34 games, 29 players, 1 discussion page.)
Kasparov Simul
Aug 21
Sao Paulo, Brazil

 Kasparov scored a perfect 20 wins out of 20 boards. (17 games, 18 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Israeli Championships
Ramat Aviv, Israel
Sep 19-29

 Sergey Erenburg and Vitali Golod tied for first. (162 games, 36 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
5th Lausanne Young Masters Tournament
Lausanne, Switzerland
Sep 15-20

 Luke McShane came in first in this knockout competition. (36 games, 8 players, 1 discussion page.)
Pune SuperGM Tournament
Sep 2-12
Pune, India

 Nisipeanu tied with FIDE Champion Kasimdzhanov with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
73rd Ukrainian Championship
Ayg 23-Sep 2
Kharkiv, Ukraine

 Andrei Volokitin is the new Ukrainian champion. (73 games, 32 players, 1 discussion page.)
Sao Paulo Rapid
Aug 20-24
Sao Paulo, Brazil

 Anand dominated the field with 8.5/10. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
US Open 2004
Aug 7-15
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

 Seven way tie for 1st place included Alexander Onischuk, Rodrigo Vasquez, Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Ildar Ibragimov, Andran Matikozyan, Renier Gonzalez, and Marcel Martinez. (72 games, 78 players, 1 discussion page.)
11th Ordix Open
Mainz, Germany
Aug 7-8

 Grischuk wins with 9.5 out of 11. You can see his games here. (53 games, 47 players, 1 discussion page.)
British Championships
Scarborough, Yorkshire
Aug 1-14

 Jonathan Rowson is the new British Champion. (290 games, 62 players, 1 discussion page.)
Chess Classic Mainz
Mainz, Germany
Aug 4-8

 Anand beat Shirov 5:3. (8 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Biel Ladies' Tournament
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 19-Jul 29

 Tatiana Kosintseva wins with 7/10. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Dortmund-Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Jul 22-Aug 1
Dortmund, Germany

 Vishy beats out Kramnik for first place. (67 games, 8 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Dutch Championships
Jun 28-Jul 10
Leeuwarden, NL

 Loek Van Wely retains his crown. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
37th Biel International Chess Festival
Jul 19-29
Biel, Switzerland

 Alexander Morozevich takes clear first for the second year in a row. (29 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Scottish Championships
Jul 10-18
Hamilton, Scottland

 Jonathan Rowson took clear first place with 7.5/9. (82 games, 20 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Swiss Championships
Jul 8-Jul 16
Samnaun, Switzerland

 Joe Gallagher wins with 6.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Norwegian Championship
Jul 3-10
Molde, Norway

 Magnus Carlsen and Berge Ostenstad shared 1st place and will have a playoff match in August. (99 games, 22 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
World Computer Chess Championship
Jul 4-July 12
Ramat-Gan, Israel

 Deep Junior wins with 9/11. (77 games, 14 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
World Chess Championship 2004
Jun 18-Jul 13
Tripoli, Libya

 Kasimdzhanov defeated Adams in the tiebreaks to become the 2004 FIDE Champion. (393 games, 124 players, 103 discussion pages.)
Korchnoi vs Vallejo
Jul 9-11
Vera, Spain

 "Paco" beats Korchnoi 3.5 to 2.5. (6 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
32nd Annual World Open
Jun 28-Jul 6
Philadelphia, USA

 Varuzhan Akobian has bested the field with 7.5/9. (218 games, 164 players, 1 discussion page.)
Marx György Chess Memorial
Paks, Hungary
Jun 5-15

 Korchnoi won the event with 7.5/10 and a 2780 performance rating! (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Armenia vs The Rest of the World
Jun 10-16
Moscow

 The "Rest of the World" team defeated the Armenian Team 18.5-17.5. (36 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page.)
Russian Championship Qualifiers
May 20-31
St. Petersberg & Tomsk

 Dreev places first in St. Petersberg; Motylev, Tomsk. (311 games, 70 players, 1 discussion page.)
European Individual Championships
May 14-May 31
Antalya, Turkey

 Ivanchuk wins after beating Predrag Nikolic in the finals. Levon Aronian took the bronze. You can see Ivanchuk's games here. (478 games, 74 players, 1 discussion page.)
FIDE Women's Championships 2004
May 21-Jun 8
Elista, Kalmykia

 Antoaneta Stefanova wins the title by defeating Ekaterina Kovalevskaya in the final. (197 games, 64 players, 1 discussion page.)
XXXIV Bosnia Tournament
May 18-27
Sarajevo

 Shirov wins with 7.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Dutch Team Championships
May 20-21
Enschede, Netherlands

 Won by team ZZICT Breda (Van Wely, Van den Doel, Van der Wiel, Timman, Cuijpers, etc.) (40 games, 41 players, 1 discussion page.)
Capablanca Memorial 2004
Havana, Cuba
May 5-19

 Lenier Dominguez wins the Elite section with 8.5/10. We also have the games from the other sections: Premier I, Premier II, and MIXTO. (60 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
12th Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament
Malmo/Copenhagen

 Curt Hansen and Peter Heine Nielsen tied for 1st with 6/9. Magnus Carlsen, the world's youngest GM, came in 3rd with 5.5/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Bulgarian Championip
Sophia, Bulgaria
Apr 24-May 4

 Ivan Cheparinov is the new Bulgarian champion. (88 games, 14 players, 1 discussion page.)
Beer Shiva Rapid
Israel
Apr 18-21

 Viktor Korchnoi wins with 8/11. (38 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page.)
6th Dubai Open
Dubai, UAE
Apr 18-28

 Mamedyarov wins with 7/9. Magnus Carlsen makes his third norm to become the 2nd youngest person to have achieved the title of Grandmaster. (350 games, 113 players, 1 discussion page.)
Russian Team Championships
Sochi, Russia
Apr 20-28

 Morozevich and his team Tomsk 400 Yukos won the event. With 6.5/8. Morozevich had a performance rating of 2900! See his games here. (188 games, 71 players, 1 discussion page.)
77th St. Petersberg Championship
Russia
Apr 1-11

 Loginov and Popov tied with 7/10. (55 games, 11 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Copa ENTEL Tournament
Santiaga, Chile
Mar 21-28

 Granda Zuniga places first. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Cogas Energy Match
Netherlands
Apr 8-10

 Loek Van Wely beat Jan Timman 3-1. (4 games, 2 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Miskolc GM Tournament
Miskolc, Hungary
Mar 10-Mar 19

 Varga wins with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
13th Amber Rapid Tournament
Monaco
Mar 20-Apr 1

 Anand wins the rapid. Morozevich wins the blindfold event. Morozovich and Kramnik share 1st place for their combined scores. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
13th Amber Blindfold Tournament
Monaco
Mar 20-Apr 1

 Morozevich wins the blindfold event. (66 games, 12 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
5th Karpov International
Poikovsky, Russia
Mar 17-26

 Grischuk wins with 6/9. (45 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik, Iceland
Mar 7-Mar 16

 Dreev wins on tiebreaks with 6.5/9. See his games here. (335 games, 79 players, 1 discussion page.)
Reykjavik Rapid
Reykjavik, Iceland
March 17-21

 Time controls: 25 minutes + 5 seconds/move. Kasparov beats Short in the final. More games may become available soon. (31 games, 16 players, 2 discussion pages.)
Petrosian Memorial
Stepanakert, Karabakh
March 8-18

 Karen Asrian places first. (44 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Makita-Lakoni GM Tournament
Jakarta, Indonesia
Feb 16-25

 Stefanova and Juswanto tied for 1st. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
2nd Fraenkische Grossmeistertage
Bayreuth, Germany
Feb 18-28

 Jan Gustafsson takes first place. (55 games, 11 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Cappelle-la-Grande Open
France
Feb 28-Mar 6

 Evgeny Najer places first. (231 games, 207 players, 1 discussion page.)
21st Linares Tournament
Linares, Spain
Feb 19-Mar 5

 Kramnik wins +2 -0 =10 (42 games, 7 players, 61 discussion pages, crosstable.)
3rd Aeroflot Festival
Moscow, Russia
Feb 17-26

 Sergei Rublevsky wins on tie-breaks with 7/9 points. (253 games, 126 players, 1 discussion page.)
German Championships
Hoeckendorf, Germany
Jan 29-Feb 7

 Graf wins by a clear point. See his games here. (197 games, 46 players, 1 discussion page.)
GibTelecom Chess Festival
Gibraltar
Jan 26-Feb 5

 Nigel Short wins with 8/10. See his games here. (303 games, 86 players, 1 discussion page.)
Bermuda GM Round Robin
Fourways Inn, Bermuda
Jan 15-25

 Giovanni Vescovi wins. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Wijk aan Zee Corus Chess Tournament
The Netherlands
Jan 9-25

 Vishy wins the prestigious event's "A group." B Group winner Lazaro Bruzon of Cuba. C Group winner Magnus Carlsen of Norway. (91 games, 14 players, 11 discussion pages, crosstable.)
Excelsior Cup 2004
Gothenburg, Sweden
Jan 8-16

 Won by Leif-Erlend Johannessen. (34 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Hastings 2003/2004
Hastings, England
Dec 28-Jan 5

 Rowson and Kotronias tied with 6 out of 9 points. (43 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page.)

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Marshall Chess Club Championships 2003
New York

 Jaan Ehlvest places first. (83 games, 23 players, 1 discussion page.)
Pamplona International
Pamplona, Spain
Dec 20-28

 Three way tie among Illescas-Cordoba, McShane, and Sutovsky. (28 games, 8 players, no discussion, crosstable.)
Harmonie 2003
Groningen, Netherlands
Dec 21-30

 Friso Nijboer wins with 7 out of 9 points. (41 games, 10 players, no discussion.)
6th Belfort Masters
Belfort, France
Dec 15-24

 Mikhail Gurevich wins with 7 out of 10 points. (30 games, 6 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
NAO Chess Club GM International
Paris, France
Dec 15-23

 Andrei Shchekachev won with 7.5 out of 9. (43 games, 11 players, no discussion.)
16th Carlos Torre Memorial
Merida, Mexico
Dec 12-20

 Yuniesky Quezada beat Valerij Filippov in the knockout phase to secure 1st place. (70 games, 47 players, 1 discussion page.)
2nd Selfoss Milk Tournament
Selfoss, Iceland
Oct 29-Nov 7

 Sokolov placed 1st. (44 games, 10 players, 1 discussion page, crosstable.)
Tournament of Stars
Benidorm, Spain
Nov 21-28

 Topalov takes first place. (55 games, 11 players, 2 discussion pages, crosstable.)