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Wijk aan Zee NED
Jan 12-27 2019
The Wimbledon of Chess attracts the greatest grandmasters from around the world, with 2019 marking the 81st year for this prestigious event. Visit our Tata Steel Masters and Challengers tournament pages every day for the latest games and lively discussions. Most rounds will start at 1:30pm local time (7:30am EST), except for the two Chess On Tour days (Round 5 in Alkmaar and Round 10 in Leiden) which begin at 2pm (8am EST), and the final round, which commences at noon (6am EST). Chessgames.com will be broadcasting select games LIVE!. See the official site for more info.
 
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St. Petersburg RUS
Dec 26-30 2018
The King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships took place in St. Petersburg, between Dec 26-30. In the Rapid Open section, Daniil Dubov won the crown, ahead of last year's Rapid Champion Viswanathan Anand, and World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who suffered a poor start. In the Rapid Women's section, Ju Wenjun won again and retained her title from last year. The Blitz Open section was won by Carlsen, as in 2017, while in the Blitz Women's section, Kateryna Lagno replaced last year's winner Nana Dzagnidze. Official Site
 
10th London Chess Classic
London ENG
Dec 11-17 2018
The London Chess Classic was a knockout tournament between GCT finalists Fabiano Caruana, Maxim Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, and Hikaru Nakamura. Nakamura emerged the victor, besting Caruana in the Semi-Finals and then MVL in the Final, thereby becoming the Grand Chess Tour 2018 Champion.
 
Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match
London ENG
Nov 9-28 2018
The World Chess Championship—which pitted reigning title holder Magnus Carlsen of Norway against American challenger Fabiano Caruana—was a 12-game match played at The College of Holborn in London, and organized by FIDE and its commercial partner Agon. Chessgames.com simulcasted each game LIVE, and after all 12 rounds conducted under Classical time control resulted in draws, it was Magnus Carlsen who dominated the ensuing rapid chess tiebreak round, dashing Fabiano Caruana's hopes by sweeping the first 3 games, ensuring himself of a 3rd successful defense of the world chess title he initially won in 2013. Official Site - Carlsen / Caruana WC Page
 
Women's World Championship KO
Khanty-Mansiysk RUS
Nov 3-25 2018
The Women's World Chess Championship tournament, played in a 64-player knockout format, was the second women's championship event held this year. Ju Wenjun, who had won the Women's World Championship match in May, advanced to the final and faced off against Kateryna Lahno. After tieing 2-2 in the Classical games and 1-1 in the 25 min + 10-sec tiebreaks, Ju Wenjun won both 10 min + 10-sec tiebreak games, securing her first defense of the women's world title. Official Site - Tournament Page
 
Isle of Man Masters
Douglas ENG
Oct 20-28 2018
The Isle of Man International included leading players such as Aronian, Giri, MVL, Kramnik, Wesley So, Anand, Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, Rapport, Wang Hao, Le Quang Liem, & Adams. Radoslaw Wojtaszek finally edged out Arkadij Naiditsch in an Armageddon tie-break game to win the event.
 
34th European Club Cup
Porto Carras GRE
Oct 12-18 2018
The 34th European Club Cup took place in Porto Carras, with 61 open teams and 12 women's teams (split into two groups). World Champion Magnus Carlsen played his final event before his World Championship defense against Fabiano Caruana. Mednyi Vsadnik St.Petersburg defeated Valerenga Sjakklubb in the final round to win the title. Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo won the women's title.
 
43rd Chess Olympiad
Batumi, Georgia
Sep 23-Oct 6 2018
The 43rd Chess Olympiad concluded with China taking double gold by edging out the USA on a tiebreak in the Open section, as well as dominating the Women's section. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the discussion on Chessgames.com. Tournament pages: Open Section - Women's Section
 
57th World Juniors
Manavgat TUR
Sep 4-16 2018
The 57th World Juniors saw Top seed Maghsoodloo of Iran dominate the event, wrapping up first place with a round to spare. He was defeated in the final round but still won the event by a point from Abhimanyu Puranik of India and Sergei Lobanov of Russia.
 
36th World Junior Girls
Manavgat TUR
Sep 4-16 2018
Untitled Aleksandra Maltsevskaya from Russia won the girls event on tie-break from Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova of Uzbekistan after both scored 8.5/11, Nino Khomeriki took 3rd.
 
St. Louis Rapid & Blitz
St. Louis, MO USA
Aug 11-Aug 16 2018
The St. Louis Rapid and Blitz featured such players as Grischuk, Caruana, Nakamura, Aronian, MVL, Mamedyarov, Karjakin, Anand, So, and Dominguez. Mamedyarov and Nakamura tied for first in the rapid with 6/9 and shared the honors. MVL dominated in the blitz, making 13.5/18, 3 whole points ahead of the runner up Nakamura. Nakamura was the overall victor, as a result of his joint first place in the Rapid and 2nd in the blitz.
 
105th British Chess Championships
Hull, ENG
Jul 28-Aug 5
The 105th British Chess Championships featured names like Adams, Howell, Jones, Hawkins, Pert, Fodor, and others. Luke McShane and Michael Adams ended up tied for first place. After the rapid tie-break failed to produce a winner, Michael Adams prevailed 2-0 in the blitz tiebreak and emerged as Champion.
 

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