Chinese Chess League
Various cities, China
A 12-team double round-robin featuring most of the strongest Chinese players. Top seeds include Ding Liren, Li Chao, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, et al. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Moscow
Ding Liren beat Grischuk, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Gelfand, Hou Yifan, Nepomniachtchi, Mamedyarov, Mickey Adams, and many others, with 6/9.
Saint Louis Spring Classic (Group A)
St. Louis, USA
Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Jeffery Xiong, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Dariusz Swiercz, Sandro Mareco, Alexander Ipatov, Varuzhan Akobian, Yuniesky Quesada Perez, Yaroslav Zherebukh, Andrey Baryshpolets.
Saint Louis Spring Classic (Group B)
St. Louis, USA
Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Aleksandr Lenderman, Tamaz Gelashvili, Vladimir Belous, Ioan-Cristian Chirila, Akshat Chandra, Cemil Can Ali Marandi, Awonder Liang, Nazi Paikidze, Zhansaya Abdumalik.
Saint Louis Spring Classic (Group C)
St. Louis, USA
Aleksandr Shimanov, Illya Nyzhnyk, Samuel Sevian, Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, Andrey Stukopin, Ruifeng Li.
23rd Sigeman & Co Tournament
The Sigeman & Co returns after a three year break. Players: Nigel Short, Pavel Eljanov, Baadur Jobava, Nils Grandelius, Erik Blomqvist and Dronavalli Harika. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championships
May 1-May 10
One of the world's strongest team events sees Russian teams compete for local honours and a place in the European Club Cup. Players include Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Gata Kamsky, Alexey Shirov, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championships (Women)
May 1-May 10
Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Natalia Pogonina, Anna Ushenina, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Marina Romanko Nechaeva, Evgenija Ovod, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championships Major League
May 1-May 10
Aleksandr Shimanov, Boris Savchenko, Vladislav Kovalev, Pavel Ponkratov, Artur Gabrielian, Adam Tukhaev, Daniil Yuffa et al. Discussion forum now open.
Apr 22-May 4
Wei Yi won the men's event with 8.5/11, beating Wen Yang and Lu Shanglei by a half-point.
Apr 22-May 4
Tingjie Lei won the women's event with 9/11, a half-point ahead of Tan Zhongyi.
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won with 5.5/9 ahead of So, Kramnik, Karjakin, Adams, Harikrishna, Eljanov, Wojtaszek, Topalov, and Radjabov.
Anish Giri wins with 8.5/10 ahead of Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Alexei Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, Gawain Jones, Gata Kamsky, Nils Grandelius, Erwin L'Ami, Alexander Beliavsky, and hundreds more.
GRENKE Chess Classic
Levon Aronian wins a point and a half ahead of Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Arkadij Naiditsch, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hou Yifan, Matthias Bluebaum, and Georg Meier.
GRENKE Chess Classic (Open)
Top seeds include Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Nikita Vitiugov, Maxim Matlakov, Etienne Bacrot, Richard Rapport, Gata Kamsky, Vladimir Fedoseev, et al.
European Individual Championship (Women)
Nana Dzagnidze won with 8.5/11, beating top seeds include Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Kateryna Lahno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alisa Galliamova, Pia Cramling, Natalia Pogonina, and over a hundred more.
18th Karpov Poikovsky
Roster: Ernesto Inarkiev, Dmitry Jakovenko, Maxim Rodshtein, Anton Korobov, Evgeniy Najer, David Anton Guijarro, Daniil Dubov, Emil Sutovsky, Victor Bologan and Sergei Zhigalko. Discussion forum now open.
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Member predictions based on the ChessBookie Game
- Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2004 1/2-1/2
- P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985 0-1
- Wei Yi vs Huu Thai Le, 2017 1-0
- K Hulak vs Spassky, 1982 0-1
- Kupreichik vs A Planinc, 1970 1-0
- Y Quesada Perez vs Akobian, 2017 1/2-1/2
- T Gelashvili vs V Belous, 2017 1-0
- NN vs Greco, 1620 0-1
- Riga vs Kupreichik, 1950 1-0
- Keene vs M H Hughes, 1963 1-0
Kibitzing over Scotch
Vladimir Kramnik, World Champion
Games attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte
Morphy vs Amateurs
"The Menchik Club" (Men who lost to Vera)
Great Match-Ups: Leko vs Kramnik
Great Match-Ups: Reti vs Spielmann
Marshall plays the Albin Countergambit
Balashov plays an offbeat Sicilian
Game Collection: Grandmasters blundering endgames
Game Collection: Anand: The Lightning Kid Strikes
"Reti's Best Games of Chess" by Golombek
"The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal" by Tal
"I Play Against Pieces" by Gligoric
"GM RAM" by Rashid Ziatdinov
|Fine vs O'Kelly, 1951|
|G Nakhbayeva vs Ju Wenjun, 2014|
|J A Leonard vs T Loyd, 1861|
|Joseph Henry Blackburne|
|Kramnik - Topalov World Championship Match (2006)|
|NN vs Blackburne, 1880|
|P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985|
|G Nakhbayeva vs Baiq Vina Lestari, 2010|
|Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2004|
|K Hulak vs Spassky, 1982|
|Chinese Chess League (2017)|
|Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981|
|Wei Yi vs Yan Fang, 2017|
|M Alice vs Abdulrahman A Masrhi, 2014|
|D Crowe vs R E Evans, 1989|
|Fine vs E E Book, 1937|
|Lanlin Zhang vs Tan Zhongyi, 2017|
|St. Louis Spring Classic (Group A) (2017)|
|Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971|
|G Negyesy vs K Honfi, 1955|
|Paul H Fields|
|J M Hodgson vs Short, 1996|
|Short vs Timman, 1991|
|Yiyi Xiao vs Zhang Xiaowen, 2017|
|M Hughes Hughes|
|Keene vs M H Hughes, 1963|
|William Henry Krause Pollock|
|Y Quesada Perez vs Akobian, 2017|
|C Kaye vs Keene, 1966|
|Kupreichik vs Bagirov, 1973|
|Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1914|
|Wei Yi vs Huu Thai Le, 2017|
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