Carlsen-Anand World Championship
World Champion Magnus Carlsen is defending his title against erstwhile champion Viswanathan Anand in Russia. We're broadcasting games live daily (free) at 7am USA/Eastern.
Saint Louis, USA
Nakamura and Aronian play a match of 4 classical games and 16 blitz games. Discussion forum now open.
A strong field with Ivanchuk, Eljanov, Ponomariov, Moiseenko, Korobov, Kuzubov, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Ukrainian Championship (Women)
Mariya Muzychuk, Anna Muzychuk, Osmak, Zhukova, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Tal Memorial Blitz
Kramnik, Karjakin, Svidler, Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi, Tomashevsky, Morozevich, Inarkiev, Kosteniuk, Gelfand, Leko, Mamedyarov.
Players: Aronian, Grischuk, Kramnik, Leko, Gelfand, Ding Liren, Morozevich and Inarkiev. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent
Oct 20-Nov 3
Andreikin beat out Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Mamedyarov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Radjabov, Jobava and Kasimdzhanov with 7/11.
Various cities, Germany
Oct 18-Apr 15
The German Schachbundesliga has begun. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Baku
Caruana and Gelfand tied with 6.5/11, beating out Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Dominguez Perez, Grischuk, Svidler, Andreikin, Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov and Tomashevsky.
Las Vegas, USA
Wesley So defeated Webster University teammate Ray Robson in the final match to clinch the championship and $100,000.
World Junior Championship
Lu Shanglei of China took the title with 10/13 half a point clear of his compatriot Wei Yi.
World Junior Championship (Girls)
Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia dominated the Girls event winning with 11/13 one and half points clear of Sarasadat Khademalsharieh of Iran.
PokerStars IoM Masters
Douglas, Isle of Man
Nigel Short wins with 7.5/9, beating out Michael Adams, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Laurent Fressinet, Gabriel Sargissian, Julio Granda Zuniga, et al.
Top seeds include Zhigalko, Inarkiev, Areshchenko, Kuzubov, et al. Inarkiev beat out Lupulescu on the tiebreak after both finished with 7/9.
Aronian, Anand, Ponomariov, and Vallejo Pons faced off for a DRR with 3-1-0 scoring. Anand won with 11 points.
European Club Cup
Taking place alongside the Bilbao Masters, SOCAR Azerbaijan (Giri, Topalov, Radjabov, et al) won with a perfect 7/7.
GRENKE Chess Classic
Naiditsch beat out Nisipeanu, Meier, Fridman, Baramidze, Schlosser, Blubaum, Wagner with 5/7.
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