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  • World Blitz Chess Championship

    29 - 30 December 2019
    Moscow , Russia
    206 players ( Open ), 125 players ( Women )
    21 rounds
    Time control: 3 minutes + 2 sec per move.

    Top 10 players

    1- Nakamura Hikaru 2885
    2- Carlsen Magnus 2865
    3- Karjakin Sergey 2836
    4- Nepomniachtchi Ian 2826
    5- Yu Yangyi 2807
    6- Svidler Peter 2805
    7- Duda Jan-Krzysztof 2796
    8- Artemiev Vladislav 2793
    9- Andreikin Dmitry 2780







  • World Rapid Chess Championship

    World Blitz Chess Championship 26 - 28 December 2018
    Moscow , Russia
    204 players ( Open ), 121 players ( Women )
    15 rounds
    Time control: 15 minutes + 10 sec per move.

    Top 10 players - Rapid rating

    1- Carlsen Magnus 2886
    2- Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2873
    3- Nakamura Hikaru 2819
    4- Korobov Anton 2818
    5- Grischuk Alexander 2808
    6- Aronian Levon 2784
    7- Fedoseev Vladimir 2768
    8- Artemiev Vladislav 2756
    9- GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2755
    10- GM Kamsky Gata 2755







  • FIDE Grand Prix - Jerusalem 2019

    10 - 24 December 2019
    16 players , Knock-out (or single-elimination) event

    Nepomniachtchi is the winner and gets a spot in the Candidates 2020.






  • London Chess Classic 2019

    11 - 17 December 2018
    Semi-final and Final of Grand Chsee Tour 2019
    London , UK

    8 games : 2 classical games + 2 rapid + 4 blitz
    Carlsen, Vachier-Lagrave, Ding Liren, Aronian






  • Women's Grand-Prix 2019-2020 Monaco

    December 2nd – 15th 2019
    Monaco
    12 players
    Round robin







  • European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2019

    Rapid: 13-round Swiss system
    5th - 6th December
    451 players

    Blitz: 11 double round Swiss system
    7th December
    428 players






  • Tata Steel Chess India Grand Chess Tour Rapid & Blitz 2019

    22 - 26 November 2019
    Kolkata, India
    10 players
    Average rating: 2782
    Players Rapid - Blitz

    Magnus Carlsen NOR 2849 2828
    Ding Liren CHN 2832 - 2840
    Hikaru Nakamura USA 2812 - 2871
    Wesley So USA 2802 - 2763
    Levon Aronian ARM 2768 - 2818
    Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS 2765 - 2830
    Viswanathan Anand IND 2757 - 2791
    Anish Giri NED 2705- 2740
    Vidit Gujrathi IND 2674 - 2744
    Pentala Harikrishna IND 2667 - 2617






  • Turkish Chess Championship 2019

    22 November - 3 December 2019
    Antalya, Turkey
    11 players
    Round-robin system
    Average rating: 2400






  • Grand Chess Tour Superbet Rapid & Blitz 2019    

    6 - 10 November 2019
    Bucharest, Romania
    10 players
    Round robin
    9 rounds of rapid
    18 rounds of blitz




    Players - Rapid - Blitz - Classical ratings
    Fabiano Caruana 2791 2774 2822
    Levon Aronian 2768 2818 2772
    Anish Giri 2705 2740 2776
    Wesley So 2802 2763 2760
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2734 2740 2772
    Viswanathan Anand 2757 2791 2757
    Sergey Karjakin 2756 2829 2754
    Vladislav Artemiev 2768 2779 2731
    Le Quand Liem 2746 2680 2713
    Anton Korobov 2798 2771 2760






  • Hamburg Grand Prix 2019    

    17 - 29 May, 2019 Hamburg, Germany


    Alexander Grischuk RUS
    Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS
    Radoslaw Wojtaszek POL
    Hikaru Nakamura USA
    Peter Svidler RUS
    Daniil Dubov RUS
    Wei Yi CHN
    Veselin Topalov BUL
    Yu Yangyi CHN
    Jan-Krzysztof Duda POL
    Teimour Radjabov AZE
    Nikita Vitiugov RUS
    Harikrishna Pentala IND
    David Navara CZE
    Dmitry Jakovenko RUS






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  • World Fischer Random Chess Championship 2019

    27 October - 3 November 2019
    Hovikodden , Norway


    Final:

    Carlsen - So

    3rd place: Caruana - Nepomniachtchi






  • European Team Chess Championship

    24 October - 2 November 2019
    Batumi , Georgia
    Swiss system, 9 rounds
    Open 40 teams
    Women: 32 teams






  • FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss 2019    

    9 - 21 October 2019
    Isle of Man
    154 players
    11 rounds

    The winner of the FIDE Grand Swiss qualifies for the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020






  • FIDE World Chess Cup    

    9 September - 4 October 2019
    Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
    128 players
    Knock-Out system tournament. 2 games






  • Women's Grand-Prix Skolkovo    

    10 - 23 September 2019
    SkolkovoMoscow. Russia
    12 players
    Round robin

    Koneru is the winner.






  • Champions Showdown Chess960    

    2 - 5 September 2019
    Saint Louis, USA


    Fabiano Caruana vs. Garry Kasparov

    Wesley So vs. Veselin Topalov

    Leinier Dominguez vs. Peter Svidler

    Hikaru Nakamura vs. Levon Aronian






  • Sinquefield Cup 2019 - Grand Chess Tour    

    17 - 29 August 2019
    St Louis, USA,
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating : 2783

    Players
    Magnus Carlsen 2882
    Fabiano Caruana 2818
    Ding Liren 2805
    Anish Giri 2779
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2778
    Wesley So 2776

    Ian Nepomniachtchi 2774
    Levon Aronian 2765
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2764
    Viswanathan Anand 2756
    Sergey Karjakin 2750
    Hikaru Nakamura 2743






  • Russian Super Final 2019

    9 - 23 August 2019
    Russia Federation
    12 players
    Round robin

    Players

    Vladislav Artemiev 2757
    Nikita Vitiugov 2728
    Maxim Matlakov 2710
    Evgeny Tomashevsky 2706
    Dmitry Jakovenko 2704
    Ernesto Inarkiev 2682
    Vladimir Fedoseev 2671
    Kirill Alekseenko 2668
    Alexander Motylev 2668
    Aleksey Dreev 2662
    Alexey Sarana 2655
    Alexandr Predke 2650






  • French Chess Championship 2019

    17 - 25 August,2019
    Chartres, France
    Men - 10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2571

    Players - men

    Romain Édouard 2650
    Maxime Lagarde 2626
    Laurent Fressinet 2625
    Yannick Gozzoli 2614
    Jules Moussard 2595
    Tigran Gharamian 2586
    Sébastien Feller 2577
    Matthieu Cornette 2555
    Sébastien Mazé 2554
    Julien Favarel 2333






  • Grand Chess Tour St. Louis Rapid & Blitz - 2019

    10 - 14 August 2019
    Saint Louis, USA
    10 players
    Round robin
    9 rapid & 18 blitz rounds

    Players
    Magnus Carlsen
    Fabiano Caruana
    Ding Liren
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Levon Aronian
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
    Leinier Dominguez
    Yu Yangyi
    Sergey Karjakin
    Richard Rapport






  • Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid & Blitz - 2019

    27 July - 1 August 2019
    Paris, France
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating : 2763

    Players
    Fabiano Caruana 2819
    Anish Giri 2779
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2775
    Ian Nepomniachtchi 2775
    Alexander Grischuk 2766
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2765
    Viswanathan Anand 2764
    Hikaru Nakamura 2754
    Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2729
    Daniil Dubov 2700






  • FIDE Riga Grand Prix - 2019

    11 - 25 July, 2019

    16 players , Knock-out (or single-elimination) event






  • Biel chess fest. GM tournament

    20 - 31 July 2019
    Biel, Switzerland
    8 players
    7 rounds Classical games
    7 rounds Rapid games
    7 rounds Blitz games

    Players

    Leko, Peter HUN
    Shankland, Sam USA
    Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND
    Maghsoodloo, Parham IRI
    Cori, Jorge PER
    Georgiadis Nico SUI
    Abdusattorov, Nodirbek UZB
    Bogner, Sebastian GER






  • Dortmund tournament 2019    

    14 - 22 July 2018
    Dortmund, Germany
    8 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2706

    Players

    Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2775
    Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2760
    Radjabov, Teimour 2759
    Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 2737
    Rapport, Richard 2735
    Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2672
    Fridman, Daniel 2638
    Kulaots, Kaido 2560






  • Turkish Super League    

    17 - 28 July 2019
    Konya
    14 teams
    Round robin






  • Croatia Grand Chess Tour 2019

    26 June - 8 July 2019
    Zagreb, Croatia
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating : 2782

    Players
    Magnus Carlsen 2875
    Fabiano Caruana 2819
    Ding Liren 2805
    Anish Giri 2779
    Maxime Vachier Lagrave 2779
    Ian Nepomniachtchi 2775
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2774
    Viswanathan Anand 2767
    Hikaru Nakamura 2754
    Wesley So 2754
    Levon Aronian 2752
    Sergey Karjakin 2748






  • Norway Chess 2019

    3 - 15 June 2019 , Stavenger , Norway
    10 players , Round robin
    Average rating: 2783

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen 2875
    Fabiano Caruana 2819
    Ding Liren 2805
    Maxime Vachier Lagrave 2779
    Alexander Grischuk 2775

    Shahriyar Mamedyarov 2774
    Viswanathan Anand 2767
    Wesley So 2754
    Levon Aronian 2752
    Yu Yangyi 2738






  • Women's Candidates Tournament 2019    

    29 May - 19 June 2019
    Kazan,Tatarstan, Russia
    8 players

    Players

    Kateryna Lagno RUS 2554
    Mariya Muzychuk UKR 2563
    Alexandra Kosteniuk RUS 2546
    Anna Muzychuk UKR 2539
    Valentina Gunina RUS 2506
    Nana Dzagnidze GEO 2510
    Tan Zhongyi CHN 2513
    Alexandra Goryachkina RUS 2522






  • World Masters Rapid & Blitz 2019

    12 - 18 May 2019
    Hengshui, China
    16 players : Men and Women

    Rapid Time control: 15+ 10






  • Capablanca Memorial 2019

    3 - 13 May 2019
    Havana, Cuba
    Elite Group 6 players
    Double round robin

    Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2677 ,. Sevian, Samuel USA 2666 ,Anton Guijarro, David ESP 2667 ,Gonzalez Vidal, Yuri CUB 2567 , Adhiban, Baskaran IND 2701 ,Albornoz Cabrera, Carlos Daniel CUB 2566






  • Côte d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz - Grand Chess Tour 2019

    8 - 12 May 2019
    Abidjan , Côte d'Ivoire
    10 players
    Rapid : Round robin
    Blitz: Double Round robin

    Carlsen Magnus ,Ding Liren ,Vachier-Lagrave Maxime , Ian Nepomniachtchi, Hikaru Nakamura ,So Wesley ,Karjakin Sergey ,Veselin Topalov ,Wei Yi ,Bassem Amin






  • Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess 2019

    3 - 9 May 2019
    Malmö, Sweden
    8 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2664






  • Russian Team Champ. 2019

    1 - 10 May, 2019
    Sochi, Russia
    10 teams
    Round robin






  • Grenke chess classic 2019

    22 - 29 April 2019
    Karlsruhe & Baden-Baden, Germany

    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2726

    Carlsen is the winner.






  • European Individual Women's Chess Championship 2019

    11 - 22 April 2019
    Antalya, Turkey
    130 players
    11 rounds
    Average rating: 2250

    Players

    Goryachkina, Aleksandra 2534 RUS
    Dzagnidze, Nana 2513 GEO
    Khotenashvili, Bela 2479 GEO
    Kashlinskaya, Alina 2477 RUS
    Stefanova, Antoaneta 2464 ECX

    Cornette, Deimante 2464 LTU
    Sebag, Marie 2461 FRA
    Girya, Olga 2461 RUS
    Cramling, Pia 2460 SWE
    Shuvalova, Polina 2457 RUS






  • Shamkir Chess - Gashimov memorial 2019

    30 March - 9 April 2019
    Shamkir, Azerbaijan
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2779

    Players

    Carlsen Magnus 2845
    Liren Ding 2812
    Giri Anish 2797
    Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2790
    Anand Viswanathan 2779
    Grischuk Alexander 2771

    Radjabov Teimour 2756
    Karjakin Sergey 2753
    Topalov Veselin 2740
    Navara David 2739






  • U.S. Chess Championship 2019

    17 - 30 April 2018
    Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis , USA
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2674
    Prize: $194.000

    Nakamura and Yu are the winners.






  • European Individual Chess Championship 2019

    18 - 29 March 2018
    Skopje, Macedonia
    368 players

    Artemiev is the winner.






  • Champions Showdown 2019

    20 - 26 February 2019
    Saint Louis, USA

    12-Rapid , 24-Blitz games

    5 matchups

    Hikaru Nakamura - Jan-Krzysztof Duda,
    Fabiano Caruana - Pentala Harikrishna,
    Wesley So -. David Navara,
    Leinier Dominguez - Veselin Topalov
    Sam Shankland - Richard Rapport






  • Turkish Women's Chess Champ. 2019

    3 - 9 March 2019
    Antalya
    Turkey
    70 players
    9 rounds
    Average rating: 1538


    Read more for Games and standings





  • Aeroflot Open 2019

    19 - 27 February 2019
    Moscow, Russia

    Open section A - Top 7 Players

    Wei Yi CHN 2733
    Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2715
    Wang Hao CHN 2714
    Dubov Daniil RUS 2703
    Kovalev Vladislav BLR 2703
    Mamedov Rauf AZE 2703
    Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2692






  • Napoleon Chess Trophy

    16 February 2019
    La Roche-sur-Yon , France
    10 players
    Round robin


    CountryBlitz Chess960 Napoleon Opening Blinfold Total Points
    Vachier-LagraveFRA1 21 0.5 4.5
    Van Foreest NED1 0 1 0.5 2.5





  • Cairns Cup 2019

    5 - 16 February 2019
    St.Louis , USA
    10 players
    Round robin


    Players

    Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2532
    Dzagnidze, Nana GEO 2513
    Gunina, Valentina RUS 2501
    Khotenashvili, Bela GEO 2491
    Sebag, Marie FRA 2476
    Harika, Dronavalli IND 2471
    Abdumalik, Zhansaya KAZ 2468
    Paehtz, Elisabeth GER 2466
    Krush, Irina USA 2435
    Zatonskih, Anna USA 2428






  • Gibraltar Chess Masters 2019

    22 - 31 January 2019
    Gibraltar
    249 players


    Artemiev won with 8.5 points.






  • Tata Steel Masters 2019

    11 - 27 January 2019
    Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands

    Players - Masters tournament

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2835
    Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2817
    Ding, Liren CHN 2813
    Giri, Anish NED 2783
    Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2777
    Anand, Viswanathan IND 2773
    Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2763

    Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2757
    Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2738
    Rapport, Richard HUN 2732
    Shankland, Samuel USA 2724
    Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 2719
    Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND 2701
    Van Foreest, Jorden NED 2614






  • Turkish Cup 2019

    27 January - 3 February 2018
    Antalya , Turkey
    388 players
    11-round

    Top 5 Players - ELO rating -

    Yýlmazyerli Mert 2436
    Gökerkan, Cem Kaan 2420
    Kamer, Kayra 2399
    Arat Ufuk Sezen 2361
    Köksal Ege 2360











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