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  • World Chess Championship 2018 update

    Carlsen vs Caruana

    9 - 28 November 2018
    London ,UK
    12 games .






  • Ratings November 2018   update

    Carlsen at the top with 2835 points.
    List of the Top 100 players & top 10 countries





  • Women's World Chess Championship 2018 update

    1- 25 November 2018
    Khanty-Mansiysk Russia
    64 players
    Knock-Out system tournament






  • Shenzhen Masters 2018 update

    4 - 14 November 2018
    Longgang District of Shenzhen , China
    Double round robin ( 10 rounds )
    Average rating: 2761
    6 players
    Players: Ding Liren , Vachier-Lagrave , Giri , Yu, Wojtaszek and Vitiugov





  • Turkish Chess Championship 2018

    27 October - 6 November 2018
    Antalya, Turkey
    12 players
    Round-robin system
    Average rating: 2354






  • Isle of Man Open Masters 2018

    20 - 28 October 2018 in Douglas (Isle of Man)
    167 players in Masters section
    9-Round ,

    Top Players

    Aronian Levon ARM 2780
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2780
    Giri Anish NED 2780
    Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2779
    So Wesley USA 2776

    Anand Viswanathan IND 2771
    Grischuk Alexander RUS 2769
    Nakamura Hikaru USA 2763
    Karjakin Sergey RUS 2760
    Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2727






  • European Club Cup 2018

    12 - 18 October 2018
    Chalkidiki , Greece
    60 teams ( Open ) , 12 teams ( Women )
    7 rounds

    Top 5 teams according to the average rating

    Alkaloid MKE 2741
    AVE Novy Bor 2712
    Odlar Yurdu AZE 2072
    Mednyi Vsadnik RUS 2696
    Valerenga Sjakklubb NOR 2672






  • Chess Olympiad 2018

    24 September - 5 October 2018
    Batumi, Georgia
    183 countries , 185 teams
    11 rounds, Swiss system

    Open section - Top 7 teams according to the average rating

    United States of America 2772
    Russia 2764
    China 2756
    Azerbaijan 2748
    India 2724
    Ukraine 2698
    France 2688






  • Champions Showdown: Chess 960 2018

    11 - 14 September 2018
    Saint Louis, USA
    10 players


    Pairings

    Garry Kasparov - Veselin Topalov
    Hikaru Nakamura - Peter Svidler
    Wesley So - Anish Giri
    Sam Shankland - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Levon Aronian - Leinier Dominguez






  • Sinquefield Cup 2018

    14 - 22 July 2018
    Dortmund, Germany
    8 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2718

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen NOR 2842
    Fabiano Caruana USA 2822
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2801
    Wesley So USA 2780
    Maxime Vachier Lagrave FRA 2779
    Hikaru Nakamura USA 2777
    Sergey Karjakin RUS 2773
    Viswanathan Anand IND 2768
    Levon Aronian ARM 2767
    Alexander Grischuk RUS 2766











  • Russian Super Final 2018

    25 August - 6 September 2018
    Satka, Russia Federation
    12 players
    Round robin

    Players

    Nepomniachtchi Ian 2768
    Jakovenko Dmitry 2748
    Vitiugov Nikita 2730
    Andreikin Dmitry 2710
    Fedoseev Vladimir 2707
    Tomashevsky Evgeny 2702
    Dubov Daniil 2691
    Inarkiev Ernesto 2690
    Khismatullin Denis 2634
    Kobalia Mikhail 2619
    Sarana Alexey 2613
    Oparin Grigoriy 2609






  • St Louis Rapid & Blitz 2018

    14 - 22 July 2018
    Dortmund, Germany
    8 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2718

    Players - Rating Rapid - Blitz

    Wesley So 2852 2800
    Leinier Dominguez Perez 2826 2687
    Hikaru Nakamura 2824 2913
    Levon Aronian 2806 2871
    Maxime Vachier Lagrave 2798 2878

    Sergey Karjakin 2793 2898
    Viswanathan Anand 2758 2812
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2754 2795
    Alexander Grischuk 2751 2831
    Fabiano Caruana 2738 2709





  • Biel 2018

    21 July - 1 August 2018
    Biel, Switzerland
    10 rounds
    Round Robin
    Average rating: 2743

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen NOR 2843
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2808
    Maxime Vachier Lagrave FRA 2789
    Peter Svidler RUS 2760
    David Navara CZE 2727
    Nico Georgiadis SUI 2527





  • Hainan Danzhou Super Grandmaster Chess Tournament

    26 July - 4 August , 2018
    Danzhou City, China
    8 players
    Average ratng: 2728
    Round robin
    Time control: 90mn 40 moves + 30 minutes +
    30 seconds increment from move 1.
    Players

    Yu, Yangyi CHN 2762
    Duda, Jan-Krzysztof CZE 2737
    Wei, Yi CHN 2729
    Le, Quang Liem CHN 2728
    Shankland, Samuel USA 2727
    Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND 2718
    Bu, Xiangzhi CHN 2712
    Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 2707






  • Turkish Chess Super League 2018

    24 July - 5 August 2018
    Ankara
    13 teams
    Round robin

    TEAMS - ratings

    Türk Hava Yollari 2530
    Hatay B. Belediyesi 2509
    Besiktas JK 2490
    Darussafaka 2412 Genc Akademisyenler 2296
    Gokceada Spor Kulubu 2263
    Deniz Su Aquamatch 2485

    Tarsus Zeka 2412
    Karaman Belediye 2406
    Kahramanmaras B. Belediyesi 2395
    Tas Duvar 2383
    Rota Koleji 2383
    Bursa B. Belediyesi 2257






  • Dortmund 2018

    14 - 22 July 2018
    Dortmund, Germany
    8 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2718

    Players

    Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2792
    Anish Giri NED 2782
    Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS 2751
    Jan-Krzysztof Duda CZE 2731
    Radoslaw Wojtaszek POL 2730
    Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu GER 2672
    Vladislav Kovalev RUS 2650
    Georg Meier GER 2628 2507






  • Magistral Ciutat de Leon 2018

    5 - 9 July 2018
    Leon , Spain
    4 players
    Average rating: 2642
    Cup system with semifinals and final

    Players

    Wesley So USA 2799
    Francisco Vallejo Pons ESP 2717
    Jaime Santos Latasa ESP 2547
    Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa IND 2507






  • Paris Grand Chess Tour 2018

    20 - 24 June 2018
    Paris France
    10 players
    Average rating: 2782
    Rapid : Round robin
    Blitz: Double Round robin



    Players

    Fabiano Caruana USA 2816
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2808
    Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2792
    Maxime Vachier Lagrave FRA 2789
    Sergey Karjakin RUS 2782

    Wesley So 2778 USA
    Hikaru Nakamura 2769 USA
    Alexander Grischuk 2766 RUS
    Levon Aronian 2764 ARM
    Viswanathan Anand 2759 IND





  • Leuven Grand Chess Tour 2018

    12 - 16 June 2018
    Leuven Belgium
    10 players
    Average rating: 2781

    Players

    Fabiano Caruana 2816
    hriyar Mamedyarov 2808
    Maxime Vachier Lagrave 2789
    Sergey Karjakin 2782
    Anish Giri 2782
    Wesley So 2778
    Hikaru Nakamura 2769
    Alexander Grischuk 2766
    Levon Aronian 2764
    Viswanathan Anand 2759






  • Norway Chess 2018

    28 May - 7 June 2018 , Stavenger , Norway
    10 players ,
    Average rating: 2791

    Players

    Carlsen Magnus NOR 2843
    Caruana Fabiano USA 2822
    Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2808
    Ding, Liren CHN 2791
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2789

    Karjakin Sergey RUS 2782
    So Wesley USA 2778
    Nakamura Hikaru USA 2769
    Aronian, Levon ARM 2764
    Anand Viswanathan IND 2760








  • Poikovsky chess tournament 2018

    27 May - June , 2018
    Poikovsky, Khanti-Mansisk,Russia
    Round robin tournament
    10 players
    Average ELO: 2688

    Players

    Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS
    Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS
    Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND
    Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS
    Artemiev, Vladislav RUS

    Gelfand, Boris ISR
    Korobov, Anton UKR
    Kovalev, Vladislav BLR
    Sutovsky, Emil ISR
    Bologan, Victor MDA






  • Russian Team Championship 2018

    1 - 10 May, 2018
    Sochi, Russia
    8 teams
    Round robin






  • Women's World Chess Championship 2018

    2 - 20 May 2018
    1st half in Shanghai and 2nd half in Chongqing. China

    Tan Zhongyi ( CHN ) vs Ju Wenjun ( CHN )






  • Sigemen & Co chess 2018

    4 - 8 May 2018
    Malmö, Sweden
    6 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2620






  • Shamkir Chess 2018 - Gashimov Memorial

    18 - 29 April 2018
    Shamkir, Azerbaijan
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2768

    Players

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843
    Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2814
    Ding, Liren CHN 2778
    Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2778
    Giri, Anish NED 2777

    Topalov, Veselin BUL 2749
    Radjabov, Teimour RUS 2748
    Navara, David CZE 2745
    ojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744
    Mamedov, Rauf RUS 2704




  • U.S. Chess Championship 2018

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

    Players

    Caruana Fabiano 2804
    Nakamura Hikaru 2787
    So Wesley 2786
    Onischuk Alex 2672
    Shankland Sam 2671
    Xiong Jeffery 2665

    Robson Ray 2660
    Akobian Varuzhan 2647
    Zherebukh Yaroslav 2640
    Lenderman Alex 2599
    Izoria Zviad 2599
    Liang Awonder 2552






  • European Individual Women's Champ. 2018

    31 March - 9 April 2018
    Karlsruhe & Baden-Baden, Germany

    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2736

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR - 2843
    Aronian, Levon ARM - 2794
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA - 2789
    Caruana Fabiano USA - 2784
    Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776

    Vitiugov, Nikita RUS - 2735
    Naiditsch Arkadij AZE - 2701
    Yifan Hou CHN - 2654
    Meier Georg GER - 2648
    Blübaum Matthias GER - 2631








  • Sharjah Masters
    12 - 19 April 2018
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    Average rating: 2159
    129 players

    Top 5 players

    Wang, Hao CHN 2707
    Kryvoruchko, Yuriy UKR 2703
    Naiditsch, Arkadij RUS 2701
    Artemiev, Vladislav AZE 2701
    Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2700


    Final Standings - Top 4
    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Maghsoodloo ParhamIRI 8
    2 Safarli EltajAZE 7
    3 Wang HaoCHN 7
    4 Sethuraman S.P.IND 6.5












  • European Small Nations Individual Championship 2018

    14-22 April 2018
    Klaksvík, Faroer Islands
    Average rating: 2242
    10 players

    Players

    Ziska Helgi Dam FAI 2549
    Aloma Vidal Robert AND 2440
    Efimov Igor MNC 2407
    Berend Fred LUX 2357
    Berg Olaf FAI 2235

    Klerides Paris CYP 2183
    Belzo Krzysztof JCI 2103
    Theocharous Stelios CYP 2099
    Renato LIE 2062
    Kirby Peter J. GCI 1985

    Final Standings - Top 3
    Rank Players Country Points
    1 Ziska Helgi DamFAI 8.5
    2 Efimov IgorMNC 7
    3 Berend FredLUX 6.5












  • Grenke Chess Classic 2018

    31 March - 9 April 2018
    Karlsruhe & Baden-Baden, Germany

    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2736

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR - 2843
    Aronian, Levon ARM - 2794
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA - 2789
    Caruana Fabiano USA - 2784
    Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776

    Vitiugov, Nikita RUS - 2735
    Naiditsch Arkadij AZE - 2701
    Yifan Hou CHN - 2654
    Meier Georg GER - 2648
    Blübaum Matthias GER - 2631






  • World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament 2018

    10 - 28 March 2018
    Berlin Germany
    8 players
    Double round robin

    Players

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2814
    Levon Aronian 2797
    Ding Liren 2769
    Fabiano Caruana 2784

    Vladimir Kramnik 2800
    Wesley So 2799
    Alexander Grischuk 2767
    Sergey Karjakin 2763


    Caruana is the winner. He will be the opponent of Carlsen in World Chess Championship.






  • European Individual Chess Championship 2018

    16 - 29 March 2018
    Batumi, Georgia
    302 players


    Top 10 Players

    Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2746
    Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2738
    Navara David CZE 2737
    Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2716
    Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2713

    Mamedov Rauf AZE 2709
    Matlakov Maxim RUS 2707
    Dubov Daniil RUS 2701
    Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2697
    Cheparinov Ivan FID 2693






  • Spring Chess Classic

    6 - 14 March 2018
    Saint Louis, USA
    Group A : 10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2670
    Time control: 90 mn / 40 moves + 30 mn +
    30 sec increment per move, starting from move 1

    Players - Group A

    Onischuk, Alexander USA 2681
    Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB 2673
    Shankland, Samuel USA 2668
    Ipatov, Alexander TUR 2665
    Swiercz, Dariusz POL 2654

    Ganguly, Surya Shekhar IND 2650
    Akobian, Varuzhan USA 2647
    Xiong, Jeffery USA 2640
    Zherebukh, Yaroslav USA 2628
    Edouard, Romain FRA 2613








  • Reykjavik open 2018

    6 - 14 March 2018
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    248 players
    9 rounds ,Swiss system
    Average rating: 1994

    Top players

    Rapport Richard HUN 2715
    Eljanov Pavel UKR 2713
    Kamsky Gata USA 2677
    Adhiban B. IND 2650
    Adly Ahmed EGY 2643

    L'ami Erwin NED 2634
    Gledura Benjamin HUN 2632
    Cornette Matthieu FRA 2620
    Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2619
    Landa Konstantin RUS 2613






  • Turkish Womens Chess Championship 2018

    4 - 11 March 2018
    Belek, Antalya
    Turkey
    103 players
    9 rounds
    Average rating: 1522






  • Tal Memorial 2018

    2 - 5 March 2018
    Museum of Russian Impressionism, Moscow, Russia
    10 players
    Round robin
    9-round rapid
    Rapid: 25 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 10 seconds for each move starting from the first one.
    Blitz: 5 minutes and 3 seconds increment for each move.

    Players

    Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
    2. Viswanathan Anand (India)
    3. Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia)
    4. Vladimir Kramnik (Russia)

    6. Peter Svidler (Russia, 2770 /2793)
    7. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan)
    8. Sergey Karjakin (Russia)
    9. Boris Gelfand (Israel)
    10. Daniil Dubov (Russia).






  • Batavia Chess tournament

    22 February - 4 March 2018
    Cafe Batavia , Amsterdam,
    The Netherlands
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2478

    Players

    Ivan Sokolov 2567
    Alexandr Fier 2544
    Friso Nijboer 2510
    Miguel Santos Ruiz 2505
    Robby Kevlishvili 2469

    Alina Kashlinskaya 2459
    Anna Zatonskih 2447
    Thomas Beerdsen 2445
    Liam Vrolijk 2427
    Manuel Bosboom 2403






  • Aeroflot Open

    20 - 28 February 2018
    Moscow, Russia
    9 -Round Swiss

    Open section A - Top 10 Players

    Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 2724
    Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND 2723
    Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2712
    Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2709
    Matlakov, Maxim RUS 2709

    Artemiev, Vladislav RUS 2697
    Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS 2684
    Najer, Evgeniy RUS 2683
    Kamsky, Gata USA 2677
    Sargissian, Gabriel ARM 267






  • Carlsen vs Nakamura - Fischer Random Chess

    9 - 13 February 2018
    Høvikodden, Oslo , Norway

    16 games, Fischer Random Chess






  • Moscow Open 2018
    27 January - 4 February 2018
    Moscow, Russia
    Average rating: 2273
    220 players

    Final Standings - Top 5
    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Lomasov SemenRUS 8
    2 Nabaty TamirISR 7.5
    3 Vavulin MaksimRUS 7
    4 Afanasiev NikitaRUS 7
    5 Timofeev ArtyomRUS 7















  • Tata Steel Masters 2018

    12 - 28 January 2018
    Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2751


    Players - Masters tournament

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2834
    Caruana, Fabiano USA 2811
    Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2804
    So, Wesley USA 2792
    Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787
    Svidler, Peter RUS 2768
    Anand, Viswanathan IND 2767

    Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2753
    Giri, Anish NED 2752
    Wei, Yi CHN 2743
    Matlakov, Maxim RUS 2718
    Hou, Yifan CHN 2680
    Adhiban, B. IND 2655
    Jones, Gawain C B ENG 2640







  • Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018

    23 January - 1 February 2018
    Gibraltar
    274 players
    10-round


    Top 10 Players

    Aronian Levon ARM 2797
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2793
    Nakamura Hikaru USA 2781
    Navara David CZE 2749
    Harikrishna P. IND 2745

    Le Quang Liem VIE 2737
    Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2732
    Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2726
    Duda Jan-Krzysztof POL 2724
    Wang Hao CHN 2711







  • Turkish Cup 2018

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

    Top 5 Players - National rating - ELO

    Yilmazyerli Mert 2493 2489
    Haznedaroglu Kivanc 2469 2457
    Oney Adil Feridun 2399 2234
    Arat Ufuk Sezen 2307 2361
    Koksal Ege 2305 2353






  • Rilton Cup

    27 December 2017 - 5 January 2018
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Average rating: 2347
    126 players

    Final Standings - Top 5
    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Alekseenko KirillRUS 7.5
    2 Chigaev MaksimRUS 7
    3 Antipov MikhailRUS 7
    4 Rasmussen Allan StigDEN 7
    5 Salomon JohanNOR 6.5



















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