International Chess News

Update Mar 6, 2014

GM Eric Hansen ties for 2nd at Reykjavik Open

GM Kevin Spraggett playing at San Sebastian International Open, April 12

For latest Canadian results and games try Michael Yip's Blog on Canadian Chess

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
2014/01/29-02/04Zurich Chess Challenge Zurich, SUI6p DRRCarlsen, Aronian, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura, GelfandClassic & Rapid
2014/01/27-02/06Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival Gibraltar10rd SwissAdams, Kamsky, Ivanchuk, Vachier-Lagrave, Vitiugov, Cheparinov, etc Hansen, Spraggett, Hambleton, Porper
2014/03/04-12Reykjavik OpenReykjavik, ISL10rd Swiss Li Chao, Berkes, Rapport, Amin, L'Ami, Jones, etc GM Hansen, IM's Panjwani, Porper
2014/03/03-14European IndividualYerevan, ARM11rd SwissBacrot, Eljanov, Jakovenko, Korobov, Malakhov, Jobava, Khismatullin, Wojtaszek, Moiseenko, Tomashevsky, Fressinet, Motylev,etc
2014/03/12-30Candidates TournamentKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS8p DRR Anand, Aronian, Kramnik, Karjakin, Topalov, Mamedyarov, Svidler, Andreikin
2014/04/20-30Gashimov MemorialShamkir, AZE6p DRRCarlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Radjabov
2014/05/07-18Capablanca MemorialHavana, CUB6p DRRIvanchuk, Dominguez, So, Almasi, Vallejo, Bruzon
2014/05/10-21Karpov PoikovskyPoikovsky, RUS10p RR
2014/05/14-28GrandPrix Tournament #1TBA12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2014/06/02-13Norway Super TournamentNOR10p RRCarlsen, Aronian, Kramnik, Topalov, Caruana, Karjakin, Grischuk, Svidler so far
2014/06/11-22Alekhine MemorialVoronezh, RUS10p RR
2014/06/15-22World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsDubai, UAE
2014/06/26-07/08Mikhail Tal MemorialMoscow, RUS
2014/07/02-16GrandPrix Tournament #2TBA12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2014/07/21-27Politken CupHelsingor, DEN10rd SwissMatlakov, Rapport, Negi, etc
2014/08/01-14Chess OlympiadTromso, NOR11rd Team Swiss
2014/08/28-/09/09Sinquefield CupSt Louis, USA4p DRR
2014/09/10-24GrandPrix Tournament #3TBA12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2014/09/12-20Grand Slam FinalsBilbao, ESP4p DRR
2014/09/15-30World Junior ChampionshipMumbai, IND13rd Swiss
2014/09/18-30 World Youth ChampionshipDurban, RSA13rd 6 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2014/10/11-31Women's World ChampionshipTBA64p KO
2014/11/05-25World Championship MatchTBA12g matchCarlsen vs Winner of 2014 Candidates Tournament
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
2015/05/13-27GrandPrix Tournament #4TBA12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2015/06/01-10World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsTBA
2015/07/01-15GrandPrix Tournament #5TBA12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2015/09/15-30World Junior ChampionshipKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS13rd Swiss
2015/2nd HalfWorld Youth/Cadet ChampionshipPorto Carras, GRE13rd 6 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2015/2nd HalfWorld CupBaku, AZE128 Player KO
2015/09/09-23GrandPrix Tournament #6TBA12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2015/10/11-31Women's World Championship MatchTBA12g
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 18, 16, 14 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2016/09/01-15 World Cadet ChampionshipTBA13rd 12, 10, 8 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2016/09/15-30World Junior ChampionshipTBA13rd Swiss
2016/09/17-30Chess OlympiadBaku, AZE11rd Team Swiss
2016/2nd halfWorld Championship MatchTBA12g matchChampion vs Winner of 2016 Candidates Tournament
2016/10/11-31Women's World ChampionshipTBA64p KO
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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