16th Karpov Poikovsky Tournament
Sep 27-Oct 8
Morozevich, Bologan, Shirov, Inarkiev, Lysyj, Korobov, Laznicka, Smirin, Sutovsky and Khismatullin.
PokerStars IoM Masters
Douglas, Isle of Man
Michael Adams, Sergei Movsesian, Pentala Harikrishna, Arkadij Naiditsch, Laurent Fressinet, David Howell, Nigel Short, and over a hundred other players compete in this colorful event.
Sep 10-Oct 5
128 world class players including Topalov, Nakamura, Caruana, Giri, Kramnik, So, Grischuk, Ding Liren, Aronian, and many more. In the final, Karjakin defeated Svidler in a see-saw struggle that was settled in blitz tiebreaks.
Various cities, Germany
Sep 18-Apr 24
The German Schachbundesliga has begun.
World Junior Championship
Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Jorge Cori, Karen H Grigoryan, Benjamin Bok, Matthias Bluebaum, Jorden van Foreest, et al.
World Junior Championship (Girls)
Nastassia Ziaziulkina, Dinara Saduakassova, Medina Warda Aulia, Zhansaya Abdumalik, Paula Andrea Rodriguez Rueda, et al.
St. Louis, USA
Aug 23-Sep 3
Aronian won with 6/9, aheada of Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Topalov, Grischuk, Anand, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, and Wesley So.
Leko - Li Chao Match
The City of Szeged and the Hungarian Chess Federation organized a six-game match between Leko Peter and Li Chao. Li Chao won 3.5 to 1.5.
Etienne Bacrot, Romain Edouard, Christian Bauer, Andrei Istratescu, Tigran Gharamian, Jean-Marc Degraeve, Sebastien Maze, Matthieu Cornette, Andrei Shchekachev, Maxime Lagarde, Yannick Gozzoli, Jules Moussard.
French Championships (Women)
Almira Skripchenko, Sophie Milliet, Silvia (Aleksieva) Collas, Nino Maisuradze, Anda Safranska, Maria Nepeina Leconte, Andreea-Cristiana Navrotescu, Natacha Benmesbah, Christine Flear, Mathilde Choisy, Sophie Aflalo, Oriane Soubirou.
Tomashevsky won with 7.5/11, beating out Igor Lysyj, Dmitry Jakovenko, Denis Khismatullin, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Vladislav Artemiev, Alexander Motylev, Ivan Bukavshin, Ildar Khairullin, and Daniil Dubov.
Russian Superfinals (Women)
16 year old Aleksandra Goryachkina beat out Valentina Gunina, Alisa Galliamova, Ekaterina Lagno, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Marina Guseva, Alina Kashlinskaya, Anastasia Savina, Anastasia Bodnaruk, and Evgenija Ovod.
102nd British Chess Championships
Jul 27-Aug 8
Jonathan Hawkins beat out David Howell, Simon Williams, Aaron Summerscale, Glenn Flear, Richard Pert, et al. with 8.5/11.
Jul 29-Aug 1
Russia: Sergey Karjakin, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexander Morozevich, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Dmitry Andreikin. China: Wei Yi, Ding Liren, Ni Hua, Yu Yangyi and Wang Yue. A knockout-style event in two parts, the latter half to be played in Harbin City come December.
48th Biel Chess Festival
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took clear first on 6.5/10, beating out Adams, Wojtaszek, Navara, Eljanov, and Rapport.
July 25-Aug 2
Laurent Fressinet, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ilya Smirin, Markus Ragger, Jan Timman, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Gawain Jones, and couple hundred others.
Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat out Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Vladislav Artemiev, Santosh Gujrathi Vidit, David Anton Guijarro, Robert Hovhannisyan, A R Saleh Salem, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, and Samuel Sevian.
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- R Hardarson vs S Briem, 1982 1-0
- Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 1-0
- Svidler vs Karjakin, 2015 0-1
- Morozevich vs Sutovsky, 2015 0-1
- Morozevich vs V Laznicka, 2015 1-0
- Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 1-0
- Morozevich vs Bologan, 2015 0-1
- V Laznicka vs D Khismatullin, 2015 0-1
- Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 0-1
- A Korobov vs Sutovsky, 2015 1-0
Capablanca annotates his match with Lasker, 1921
Peter Clarke's Ponderings on Petrosian
Canadian Hall of Famer Lawrence Day
The chess games of problemist Sam Loyd
Zukertort vs Rosenthal, 1880
"The Immortal Draw", and several copycat games
Games by computers
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Great Match-Ups: Botvinnik vs Ragozin
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Bird plays Bird's Opening
Odds-games (and other variants)
Scandinavian Defense miniatures
Game Collection: The Nine Degrees of Howard Staunton
Game Collection: Trap, Ambush, and Swindle
"Smyslov's Best Games of Chess" by Smyslov
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"Ragozin's Selected Games" by Botvinnik
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|World Cup (2015)|
|R Hardarson vs S Briem, 1982|
|Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015|
|Carlsen vs I A Abusdal, 2003|
|Sokolsky vs Taimanov, 1954|
|R Hodgson vs A Wallace, 1896|
|Taimanov vs Byvshev, 1954|
|P Bilguer vs K Schorn, 1839|
|Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883|
|P Doessel vs G Asbrand, 2000|
|G Marco vs Marshall, 1904|
|Louis F Stumpers|
|Bledow vs K Schorn, 1839|
|La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834|
|Fischer vs R Neustaedter, 1964|
|Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975)|
|George Alan Thomas|
|Walther von Holzhausen|
|A Korobov vs Sutovsky, 2015|
|D Howell vs Arkell, 2015|
|I Lysyj vs E Inarkiev, 2015|
|The World vs Kosteniuk, 2004|
|Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1929|
|E S Kennedy vs J S Mucklow, 1851|
|Ed. Lasker vs Tartakower, 1924|
|M Zumsande vs Timman, 2015|
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