Sep 25-Oct 6
Kramnik, Tomashevsky, Nepomniachtchi, Anand, Aronian, Gelfand, Li Chao, Mamedyarov, Giri and Svidler. Games start live at 8:00am USA.
Tal Memorial (Blitz)
Mamedyarov dominated all with 7.5/9 in the blitz event, which determines the seeding for the main event.
Isle of Man Open
Douglas, Isle of Man, England
Top entrants include Caruana, Nakamura, So, Eljanov, Adams, Wang Hao, and Leko. Discussion forum now open.
Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship
New York, USA
World Champion Magnus Carlsen will attempt to defend the title from challenger Sergey Karjakin. Discussion forum now open.
World Youth Championship U18
Sep 20-Oct 4
Maksim Vavulin, Vahap Sanal, Manuel Petrosyan, Bilel Bellahcene, Dmitrij Kollars, Shahin Lorparizangeneh, Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo, et al.
World Youth Championship U18 (Girl's)
Sep 20-Oct 4
Polina Shuvalova, Oliwia Kiolbasa, Anna-Maja Kazarian, Svetlana Tishova, Fiona Sieber, Battsooj Amina, et al.
Magnus Carlsen Play Live Challenge
New York, USA
Magnus Carlsen was in New York City to play a simul against 11 users of the Play Magnus mobile app. Everybody had 30 minutes on their clocks. Magnus won 11 to 0.
The USA won their first gold since 1976 featuring Caruana, Nakamura, So, Robson, and Shankland. They won on tie-break with Ukraine who also scored 20 points and took the silver. Russia took clear bronze.
Chess Olympiad (Women)
China's team with Hou Yifan, Zhao Xue, and Ju Wenjun dominated the field and finished with 20 points, well ahead of Poland and Ukraine with 17.
Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Andreikin, Wang Hao, Adhiban, Fedoseev, Areshchenko, and over 100 others. Discussion forum now open.
World Junior Championship
Jeffery Xiong won the title with a round to spare finishing on 10.5/13 ahead of Vladislav Artemiev.
World Junior Championship (Girls)
Dinara Saduakassova won with 9.5/13, a half-point clear of Nandhidhaa and Dordzhieva.
St. Louis, USA
Wesley So beat out Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Hikaru Nakamura, Peter Svidler, Veselin Topalov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Ding Liren.
Jul 25-Aug 6
Adams won his 5th British Championship with an outstanding 10/11. Jovanka Houska takes the women's title.
17th Karpov Poikovsky
Jul 23-Aug 1
Anton Korobov placed first ahead of Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Emil Sutovsky, Dmitry Andreikin, Ilia Smirin, Dmitry Jakovenko, Maxim Matlakov, Igor Kovalenko, Victor Bologan and Alexander Motylev.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, Benjamin Bok, Francesco Rambaldi, Nico Georgiadis, and Noel Studer.
Biel: Svidler vs MVL
Jul 23-Aug 3
Svidler and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave play a 4 round classical match, in additional to several top-notch side events.
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- NN vs Bronstein, 1961 0-1
- I Nepomniachtchi vs Kramnik, 2016 1-0
- Svidler vs A Giri, 2016 0-1
- I Nepomniachtchi vs Aronian, 2016 1/2-1/2
- A Giri vs Tomashevsky, 2016 1-0
- Kramnik vs Anand, 2016 1-0
- Gelfand vs Li Chao, 2016 0-1
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Annotated Evans Gambit
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