International Chess News




Update July 25, 2014



Cdn GM's Kovalyov and Hansen 1/2 pt behind Van Kampen with 2 rounds to go at Canadian Open. A further 1/2 pt back are GM Sambuev, IM Panjwani, and juniors Cao and Preotu.

Upcoming Major International Events

Calendar compiled from information by The Week in Chess, Susan Polgar's Blog, Chessdom, FIDE, ChessBase and other online sources
Date Event Name Location Format Players Comments
2014
2014/06/02-13Norway Super TournamentNOR10p RRKarjakin 1st, Carlsen 2nd, Grischuk 3rd
2014/06/15-22World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsDubai, UAECarlsen wins both events !!
2014/07/12-20Dortmund SparkassenDortmund, GER8p RRCaruana 1st, Leko, Meier =2nd
2014/07/14-25Biel Chess FestivalBiel, SWI6p DRRVachier-Lagrave 1st
2014/07/19-26Canadian OpenMontreal, CAN9rd SwissGM's Tiviakov, Van Kampen, etc, Cdn GM's Kovalyov, Hansen, Sambuev, IM's Gerzhoy, Panjwani, Cheng, Wang, etc
2014/07/21-27Politiken CupHelsingor, DEN10rd SwissMoiseenko, Matlakov, Rapport, Bu, Negi, Edouard, Jones, Rodshtein, etc
2014/08/01-14Chess OlympiadTromso, NOR11rd Team Swiss Open & Women
2014/08/28-/09/09Sinquefield CupSt Louis, USA6p DRRCarlsen, Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Karjakin(Invited)
2014/09/12-20Grand Slam FinalsBilbao, ESP4p DRRAronian, Anand, Vallejo, Ponomariov
2014/09/18-30 World Youth ChampionshipDurban, RSA13rd 6 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2014/09/25-10/09GrandPrix Tournament #1TBA12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2014/10/06-19World Junior ChampionshipPune, IND13rd Swiss
2014/10/11-31Women's World ChampionshipTBA64p KO
2014/10/18-26American Continental ChampionshipNatal (Pipa), BRA11rd Swissalso Blitz & Rapid
2014/10/20-11/03GrandPrix Tournament #2Tashkent, UZB12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2014/??Mikhail Tal MemorialMoscow, RUS
2014/11/07-28World Championship MatchSochi, RUS12g matchCarlsen vs Anand
2014/12/09-18Sport Accord Mind GamesBeijing, CHN16p Op & WRapid, Blitz, and Basque
2015
2015/01/09-25Tata Steel ChessWijk aan Zee, NED12p RR
2015/01/25-02/06Tradewise Gibralar Chess FestivalGibraltar10rd Swiss
2015/02Zurich Chess Challenge Zurich, SUI6p DRRClassic & Rapid
2015/03/01-15World Team ChampionshipARM10 Team RRPlus World Women's Team
2015/TBAAmerican Continental ChampionshipURU11rd Swissalso Blitz & Rapid
2015/05/13-27GrandPrix Tournament #3TBA12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2015/06/01-10World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsTBA
2015/07/01-15GrandPrix Tournament #4TBA12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2015/09/09-23GrandPrix Tournament #5TBA12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2015/09/10-10/04World CupBaku, AZE128 Player KO
2015/09/15-30World Junior ChampionshipKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS13rd Swiss
2015/10/11-31Women's World Championship MatchTBA12g
2015/10/24-11/05World Youth/Cadet ChampionshipPorto Carras, GRE13rd 6 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2016
2016/03/09-28Candidates TournamentTBA8p DRR
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 ChampionshipTBA13rd Swiss
2016/09/17-30Chess OlympiadBaku, AZE11rd Team Swiss
2016/10/18-30 World Cadet ChampionshipBatumi, GEO13rd 8, 10, 12 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2016/2nd halfWorld Championship MatchTBA12g matchChampion vs Winner of 2016 Candidates Tournament
2016/10/11-31Women's World ChampionshipTBA64p KO
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


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