International Chess News




Update Apr 21, 2015



Eric Hansen ties for 4th at Reykjavik International

Yuanling Yuan loses in tie-breakers at 1st round of the World Women's Championship

Anton Kovalyov & Eric Hansen to represent Canada at American Continental Championship this May in Uruguay

Upcoming Major International Events

Calendar compiled from information by The Week in Chess, Chessdom, FIDE, ChessBase and other online sources
Date Event Name Location Format Players Comments
2015
2015/03/16-04/07Women's World ChampionshipSochi, RUS64p KOHumpy Koneru, A.Muzychuk, M.Muzychuk, Pogonina, Cramling, etc, Yuanling Yuan (CAN)
2015/03/27-04/04Aeroflot Open Moscow, RUS9rd SwissMamedyarov, Nepomniachtchi, Rapport, Vallejo, Inarkiev, etc Winner qualifies for Dortmund
2015/03/31-04/14US ChampionshipSt Louis, USA12p RRNakamura, So, Kamsky, Robson, Shankland, Onischuk, Naroditsky, Akobian, Gareev, Troff, Holt, Sevian
2015/04/05-14Dubai Open Dubai, UAE9rd SwissHowell, Fedoseev, Petrosian, Kuzubov, Zhigalko, Bartel, Solak, etc
2015/04/16-25Vugar Gashimov MemorialShamkir, AZE10p RR Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Giri, So, Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Mamedyarov, Adams, and Mamedov
2015/04/18-29World Team ChampionshipTsakhkadzor, ARM10 Team RRChina, Russia, India, Armenia, USA, Ukraine, Hungary, Israel, Cuba, EgyptPlus World Women's Team (KAZ)
2015/05/13-27GrandPrix Tournament #4Moscow, RUS12p RRCaruana, Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Dominguez, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Svidler, Tomashevsky, Jobava2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2015/05/15-24American Continental ChampionshipMontevideo, URU11rd SwissGranda, Queseda, Bachmann, Lenderman, Kovalyov (CAN), Hansen (CAN), Mareco, etc also Blitz & Rapid
2015/06/14-26Capablanca MemorialHavana, CUB6p DRRDominguez, Andreikin, Eljanov, Nepomniachtchi, Yu Yangi, Bruzon
2015/06/15-27Norway ChessStavanger, NOR10p RRCarlsen, Anand, Caruana, Grischuk, Topalov, Nakamura, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Hammer Grand Chess Tour Event #1
2015/06/27-07/05Dortmund SparkassenDortmund, GER8p RRCaruana, Kramnik, So, Nepomniachtchi, Naiditch, Hou Yifan, Meier, Nisipeanu
2015/07/10-16Canadian Closed ChampionshipGuelph, CAN9rd SwissWinner qualifies for World Cup
2015/07/17-26International Meeting of Francophone ChessMontreal, CAN9rd SwissBlitz-20th, Rapid-26th
2015/07/18-31Biel Chess FestivalBiel, SWI6p DRR Vachier-Lagrave, Eljanov, Navara, Adams, Wojtaszek, Rapport
2015/08/01-13Asian Continental ChampionshipAl Ain, UAE9rd Swissalso blitz & Rapid & Women's
2015/08/23-09/04Sinquefield CupSt Louis, USA10p RRCarlsen, Anand, Caruana, Grischuk, Topalov, Nakamura, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, So Grand Chess Tour Event #2
2015/09/10-10/04World CupBaku, AZE128 Player KO
2015/09/15-30World Junior ChampionshipKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS13rd Swiss
2015/10/08-12Millionaire ChessLas Vegas, USA7rd Swiss Qualifier -> 4 player KO Nakamura, So, Wang Hao, Yu Yangi, Vallejo, Le Liem, Shankland, Robson, Akobian, ..., Kovalyev (CAN) etc
2015/10/09-15World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsBerlin, GER
2015/10/11-31Women's World Championship MatchTBA12g Hou Yifan vs M.Muzychuk
2015/10/24-11/05World Youth/Cadet ChampionshipPorto Carras, GRE13rd 6 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2015/12 (Tent)Sport Accord Mind GamesBeijing, CHN16p Swiss Op & W Rapid, Blitz, and Basque (dual games)
2015/12/03-14 London Chess ClassicLondon, ENG10p RR Carlsen, Anand, Caruana, Grischuk, Topalov, Nakamura, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave Grand Chess Tour Event #3
2015/12/19-30Qatar MastersDoha, QAT9rd Swiss Kramnik, So, Giri, Ding Liren, Vachier-Lagrave, Tomashevsky, Mamedyarov, Harikrishna, Yu Yangyi, Naiditsch, Eljanov, Moiseenko, etc
2016
2016/01/15-31Tata Steel ChessWijk aan Zee, NED14p RR
2016/01/26-02/05Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival Gibraltar, GIB10rd SwissAnand, Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Howell, Short, etc
2016/02 (Tent)Grenke Chess ClassicBaden-Baden, GER8pRR
2016/02 (Tent)Zurich Chess Challenge Zurich, SUI6pRR x 2Classic & Rapid (Combined Scores)
2016/03/08-16N1 Reykjavík OpenReykjavík, ICL10rd Swiss
2016/03/09-28Candidates TournamentTBA8p DRRAnand (so far)
2016/04 (Tent)Vugar Gashimov MemorialShamkir, AZE10p RR
2016/05/11-25GrandPrix Tournament #1TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2016/06/01-10World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsTBA
2016/07/06-20GrandPrix Tournament #2TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2016/2nd HalfGrandPrix Tournament #3TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2016/09/01-15 World Youth ChampionshipKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS13rd 14, 16, 18 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2016/09/15-30World Junior ChampionshipIND13rd Swiss
2016/09/17-30World Chess OlympiadBaku, AZE11rd Team Swiss
2016/10/18-30 World Cadet ChampionshipBatumi, GEO13rd 8, 10, 12 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2016/10/11-31Women's World ChampionshipTBA64p KO
2016/11World Championship MatchTBA12g matchCarlsen (Champion) vs Winner of 2016 Candidates Tournament
2017
2017/03/01-15World Team ChampionshipKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS10 Team RRPlus World Women's Team
2017/05/11-25GrandPrix Tournament #4TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2017/06/01-10World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsTBA
2017/07/06-20GrandPrix Tournament #5TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2017/09/01-15 World Youth/Cadet ChampionshipTBA13rd 6 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2017/09/15-30World Junior ChampionshipTBA13rd Swiss
2017/2nd HalfGrandPrix Tournament #6TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2018
2018/03Candidates TournamentTBA8p DRR
2018/06World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsTBA
2018/09/01-15Chess OlympiadBatumi, GEO11rd Team Swiss
2018/09 World Youth ChampionshipTBA13rd 14, 16, 18 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2018/09World Junior ChampionshipTBA13rd Swiss
2018/10World Cadet ChampionshipTBA13rd 8, 10, 12 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2018/10Women's World ChampionshipTBA64p KO
2018/11World Championship MatchTBA12g matchChampion vs Winner of 2018 Candidates Tournament


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