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  • European Online Blitz Championship     December 19 - 20 2020,

    Jones Gawain is the winner of European Online Blitz Championship

    Final: Jones Gawain - Shirov Alexei : 2.5 - 0.5
    3rd place match : Bluebaum Matthias - David Navara : 2.5 - 0.5






  • Russian Champ. Super Final 2020

    5 - 16 December 2020
    Moscow , Russia Federation
    12 players
    Round robin

    Players

    Ian Nepomniachtchi (2784),
    Sergey Karjakin (2752),
    Peter Svidler (2723),
    Nikita Vitiugov (2720),
    Vladislav Artemiev (2711),
    Daniil Dubov (2702),
    Maxim Matlakov (2698),
    Andrey Esipenko (2686),
    Vladimir Fedoseev (2674),
    Maksim Chigaev (2619),
    Mikhail Antipov (2611),
    Aleksey Goganov (2594)

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  • Speed Chess Main Event

    Dates: November 1-December 13, 2020.

    November 1: Vachier-Lagrave - Sarin:16.5-11.5
    November 2: Carlsen - Maghsoodloo: 24-5.
    November 4: Firouzja - Fedoseev: 14-15.
    November 8: So - Abdusattorov : 18-10.
    November 11: Nepomniachtchi- Aronian 11 - 14
    November 12: Nakamura - Martirosyan : 21 - 5
    November 15: Caruana-Duda : 9 - 17
    November 16: Giri-Artemiev : 15,5 -11, 5

    Quarter-finals

    November 19 : So - Duda 16 - 11.
    December 2: Vachier-Lagrave Aronian : 14.5 - 12.5

    December 3: Nakamura - Fedoseev
    December 3: Carlsen - Artemiev

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  • 11th Hainan Danzhou    

    Rank PlayersCountry Point
    1 Rapport, Richard HUN 9
    2 Ding, Liren CHN 8.5
    3 Grischuk, AlexandreRUS 7.5
    4 Giri, Anish NED 7.5
    5 Wei, YiCHN 6.5
    6 Yu, Yangyi CHN 6
    7 Wang, Hao CHN 5.5
    8 Topalov, VeselinBUL 5.5







  • Skilling Open - Champions Chess Tour 2020

    1st event of the Champions Chess Tour . 22 November 2020
    Online at chess24.com
    16 players
    Average rating: 2760


    Players

    1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR
    2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA
    3 Ding, Liren CHN
    4 Nakamura, Hikaru USA
    5 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS
    6 Aronian, Levon ARM
    7 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL
    8 Radjabov, Teimour AZE
    9 Le, Quang Liem VIE
    10 Svidler, Peter RUS
    11 So, Wesley USA
    12 Giri, Anish NED
    13 Karjakin, Sergey RUS
    14 Firouzja, Alireza FID
    15 Dominguez Perez, Leinier USA
    16 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND

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  • Russian Team Chess Championship

    19 - 28 November 2020
    Sochi, Russia
    10 teams
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2514

    Continue to read Live games and results





  • Turkish Chess Championship

    13 - 21 November 2020
    Antalya, Turkey
    10 players
    Round-robin system
    Average rating: 2414

    Vahap Sanal is the champion.

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  • U.S. Championship

    26 - 29 October 2020
    Online tournament
    12 players
    Rapid Round robin
    Average rating: 2642
    Prize: $150.000

    Players

    Nakamura, Hikaru 2829
    Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2786
    So, Wesley 2741
    Xiong, Jeffery 2730
    Swiercz, Dariusz 2649
    Lenderman, Aleksandr 2642
    Shankland, Sam 2609
    Robson, Ray 2605
    Ramirez, Alejandro 2579
    Sevian, Samuel 2571
    Moradiabadi, Elshan 2566
    Liang, Awonder 2397

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  • Norway Chess 2020

    5 - 16 October 200 , Stavenger , Norway
    6 players , Round robin
    Average rating: 2764

    Players

    Carlsen, Magnus 2863
    Caruana, Fabiano 2835
    Aronian, Levon 2773
    Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 2753
    Firouzja, Alireza 2728
    Tari, Aryan 2630

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  • Banter Blitz Series    

    September 23 - 27, 2020
    16 players
    Online , Knock-out tournament
    10 games
    Time control: 3 mn + 2 sec
    tie-break: 2 blitz games
    and Armageddon game if needed.

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  • Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2020

    15 September - 19 September 2020
    Saint Louis, USA
    10 players
    Rapid Round Robin
    Blitz Double Round Robin
    20 mn +10 sec increment

    Players

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2863
    Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2784
    Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2777
    Aronian, Levon ARM 2773
    So, Wesley USA 2770
    Dominguez Perez, Leinier USA 2758
    Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2736
    Firouzja, Alireza FID 2728
    Xiong, Jeffery USA 2709
    Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2732


    Carlsen and So shared the first place.

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  • Saint Louis Champions Showdown :Chess 9LX

    11 - 13 September 2020
    Saint Louis, USA

    10-player
    Round Robin Chess 960 ( Fischer Random )
    20 mn +10 sec increment

    Players

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2863
    Caruana, Fabiano USA 2835
    Kasparov, Garry CRO 2812
    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2778
    Aronian, Levon ARM 2773

    So, Wesley USA 2770
    Dominguez Perez, Leinier USA 2758
    Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2736
    Firouzja, Alireza FID 2728
    Svidler, Peter RUS 2723


    Carlsen and Nakamura are the co-champions.

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  • FIDE Online Olympiad    

    27-30 August 2020
    Online tournament
    15 minutes for the entire game, plus a 5-second increment starting from move one.

    India and Russia are declared joint winners of the Online Chess Olympiad.

    Semi-finals
    USA - Russia : 0.5-1.5
    India - Poland : 2-1

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  • Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals

    August 9th - August 20th 2020
    Online tournament
    4 players

    Carlsen is the winner.

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  • Legends of Chess tournament

    July 21st - August 5th.
    Online tournament
    10 players
    Top 4 players will advance to the semi-finals

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen
    Viswanathan Anand
    Ding Liren
    Vladimir Kramnik
    Peter Svidler

    Boris Gelfand
    Vasyl Ivanchuk
    Anish Giri
    Ian Nepomniachtchi
    Peter Leko


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  • Biel Chess Festival Grandmasters tournament

    July 18 - 29 ,2020
    Biel, Switzerland
    8 players
    7 rounds Classical games
    7 rounds Rapid games
    14 rounds Blitz games

    Wojtaszek at the top after the Rapid games

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  • Women's Speed Championship Superfinal    

    July 21

    Anna Ushenina wins Women's Speed Chess Championship

    Anna Ushenina ( Ukraine ) - Alexandra Kosteniuk ( Russia ) : 14.5 - 13.5





  • Women's Speed Chess Grand Prix Leg 4

    July 18-20
    16-player knockout
    4 legs

    Kosteniuk wins the leg 4 of the Women’s Speed Chess Grand Prix and qualified for the Super Final match against Anna Ushenina.

    Final: Kosteniuk - Koneru: 7 - 5

    3rd place: Hou Yifan- Khademalsharieh: 7.5 - 2.5

    Semifinals :
    Kosteniuk ( RUS ) - Khadamalsharieh ( IRI ) : 7.5 - 3.5
    Koneru ( IND ) - Hou Yifan ( CHN ) : 6 - 5






  • Women's Speed Chess Grand Prix Leg 3

    July 8-12
    16-player knockout
    4 legs

    Lagno is the winner.
    Final: Kateryna Lagno - Hou Yifan : 6.5 - 5.5

    3rd place: Kosteniuk - Khademalsharieh: 7-4.

    Semifinals :
    Hou Yifan ( CHN ) - Sarasadat Khadamalsharieh ( IRI ) : 8 - 2
    Kateryna Lagno ( RUS ) - Alexandra Kosteniuk ( RUS ) : 6.5 - 4.5






  • Chess in Art



    As a chess enthusiast who save the photos of the chess paintings to my computer it was a pleasure for me to encounter a book released in the spring: Chess in Art .

    This unique book which includes the paintings of more than 700 artists spans 800 years of the relationship between chess and art. From 1100 to 1900.






  • Women's Speed Chess Grand Prix Leg 2

    Junly 1-5
    16-player knockout
    4 legs

    Gunina is the winner.
    Final: Gunina - Ushenina: 7-5

    3rd place: Lagno - Khademalsharieh : 9.5-2.5

    Top 5 after leg 2








  • Chessable Masters Finals

    June 25 - July 5
    Online chess tournament on chess24
    8 players
    Quarterfinals, Semi-finals and Final.

    Carlsen is the winner. Carlsen - Giri: 2 - 0

    Continue to read Live games and results





  • Women's Speed Chess Grand Prix Leg 1

    June 24-28
    16-player knockout
    4 legs








  • Chessable Masters Preliminaries

    June 20 - July 5
    Online chess tournament by chess24
    12 players, 2 groups
    Double round robin tournament
    Top 4 of each group will advance to the knockout stage

    Players

    GROUP A

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR
    Nakamura, Hikaru USA
    Grischuk, Alexander RUS
    Dubov, Daniil RUS
    Artemiev, Vladislav RUS
    Harikrishna, Pentala IND


    GROUP B

    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA
    Ding, Liren CHN
    Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS
    Caruana, Fabiano USA
    Radjabov, Teimour AZE
    Giri, Anish NED

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  • Clutch Chess International

    June 6 - 14, 2020
    8 players
    Online , Knock-out tournament
    Time control: 10 mn + 5 sec

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen NOR 2881
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2860
    Leinier Dominguez USA 2786
    Alexander Grischuk RUS 2784
    Levon Aronian ARM2778
    Fabiano Caruana USA 2773
    Wesley So USA 2741
    Jeffery Xiong USA 2730






  • Lindores Abbey Rapid Chess    

    May 19 - June 3
    Online chess tournament
    Knock-out system:
    The series of 3 mini-matches. Each mini-match consists of 4 rapid games.

    Carlsen,
    Nakamura,
    So,
    Ding Liren
    Yu, Yangyi
    Dubov, Daniil
    Karjakin, Sergey
    Aronian, Levon






  • Clutch Chess Rapid

    May 26 - 29
    4 players
    Online , Knock-out tournament
    Prize: $100,000

    Players

    Nakamura, Hikaru 2829
    Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2786
    Caruana, Fabiano 2773
    So, Wesley 2741






  • Play for Russia Chess tournament

    12 - 14 May
    Online chess tournament on chess24
    8 players
    Blitz tournament
    Double round robin tournament
    semi-finals and final

    Players

    Kramnik, Vladimir 2797
    Grischuk, Alexander 2765
    Tomashevsky, Evgeny 2695
    Karjakin, Sergey 2766
    Svidler, Peter 2754
    Inarkiev, Ernesto 2639
    Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2785
    Riazantsev, Alexander 2497






  • Online Nations Cup

    May 5 - 10
    Online chess tournament on chess.com
    6 teams
    Double round robin tournament

    Teams - Average Rapid rating

    1. Europe 2687
    2. China 2718
    3. India 2611
    4. USA 2654
    5. Rest of the World 2598
    6. Russia 2662







  • Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2020

    15 April - 1 May 2020
    Online chess tournament on chess24
    8 players
    Single round robin tournament

    Players

    Carlsen, Magnus
    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
    Ding, Liren
    Nakamura, Hikaru
    Nepomniachtchi, Ian
    Caruana, Fabiano
    Giri, Anish
    Firouzja, Alireza






  • Fide Women's Grand-Prix 2019-2020 Lausanne

    1 - 14 March 2020
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2713






  • Turkish Women's Chess Championship

    2 - 8 March 2020
    Ankara
    Turkey
    73 players
    9 rounds
    Average rating: 1598






  • Batavia 2020    

    21 February - 1 March 2020
    Cafe Batavia , Amsterdam,
    The Netherlands
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2460

    Reinderman won with 7.5 points.

    Read more for Games and results





  • Aeroflot Open    

    19 - 27 February 2020
    Moscow, Russia
    9 -Round Swiss

    Suleymanli Aydin is the winner.

    Read more for Games and results





  • Prague Chess Festival Masters

    11 - 22 February 2020
    Prague, Czechia
    Masters t. : 10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2708

    Read more for Games and results





  • Cairns Cup

    6 - 17 February 2020
    St.Louis , USA
    10 players
    Round robin


    Read more for Games and results





  • Moscow Open A

    25 January - 2 February 2020

    Final standings
    Rank PlayersCountry Points
    1 Lobanov SergeiRUS 7.5
    2 Lintchevski DaniilRUS 7
    3 Tsydypov ZhamsaranRUS 7
    4 Martinez Alcantara Jose EduardoPER 7
    5 Sindarov JavokhirUZB 7





  • Gibraltar Masters    

    21 -30 January 2020
    Gibraltar
    248 players
    10-round
    Average rating: 2369

    Read more for Games and results





  • Turkish Cup    

    25 January - 5 February 2020
    Antalya , Turkey
    313 players
    11-round


    Read more for Live Games and results





  • Women's World Chess Championship

    4 - 12 January 2020 , Shanghai , China
    15 - 25 January 2020 , Vladivostok , Russia

    Ju Wenjun is the champion.

    Ju Wenjun vs Aleksandra Goryachkina

    Read more for Games and results





  • Tata Steel chess tournament

    10 - 26 January 2020
    Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands

    Players - Masters tournament

    Magnus Carlsen 2872
    Fabiano Caruana 2822
    Anish Giri 2768
    sley So 2765
    Viswanathan Anand 2758
    Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2758
    Nikita Vitiugov 2747
    Vladislav Artemiev 2731
    Yu Yangyi 2726
    Alireza Firouzja 2723
    Jeffery Xiong 2712
    Daniil Dubov 2683
    Vladislav Kovalev 2660
    Jorden Van Foreest 2644

    Read more for Games and results





  • 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


    Read more for Games , standings and results



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