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  • Tal Memorial 2016    update

    25th September - 6th October 2016
    Moscow, Russia
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2760


    Round 1

    Peter Svidler - Vladimir Kramnik : 0.5 - 0.5
    Ian Nepomniachtchi - Evgeny Tomashevsky : 1 - 0
    Levon Aronian - Boris Gelfand : 0.5 - 0.5
    Anish Giri - Viswanathan Anand : 0.5 - 0.5
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - Li Chao : 0.5 - 0.5






  • Chess Olympiad 2016 Baku   update


    olympiad-baku

    1st - 14th September 2016
    Baku , Azerbaijan
    180 countries
    11 rounds, Swiss system
    Open: 4 players, 1 reserve
    Women: 4 players, 1 reserve

    USA won the gold medal.

    Final Round (11) - Top 10 boards

    USA - Canada : 2.5 - 1.5
    Ukraine - Slovenia : 3.5 - 0.5
    Russia - Italy : 3 - 1
    Turkmenistan - Azerbaijan 1: 1 - 3
    India - Norway: 2 - 2

    Peru - England : 2 - 2
    Turkey - Georgia : 2.5 - 1.5
    Greece - Hungary : 2 - 2
    France - Czech Republic : 3 - 1
    Poland - Spain : 3 - 1






  • Ratings September 2016   update

    Carlsen at the top with 2857 points. Vachier-Lagrave 2813, Caruana & Kramnik 2808
    List of the Top 100 players & top 10 countries





  • French championship 2016   update


    13th - 21st August,2016
    Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, France
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2557


    Cornette won with 6 points.





  • Sinquefield Cup 2016   


    5th - 16th August 2016
    Saint Louis, USA
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2779

    Players

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2819
    Fabiano Caruana USA 2807
    Levon Aronian ARM 2792
    Hikaru Nakamura USA 2791
    Wesley So USA 2771

    Viswanathan Anand IND 2770
    Anish Giri NED 2769
    Veselin Topalov BUL 2761
    Ding Liren CHN 2755
    Peter Svidler RUS 2751

    So won with 5.5 points.

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Topalov, Veselin - Aronian, Levon: 0.5 - 0.5
    Svidler, Peter - Anand, Viswanathan : 0.5 - 0.5
    Caruana, Fabiano - GM Giri, Anish :1 - 0
    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - So, Wesley: 0.5 - 0.5
    Nakamura, Hikaru - Ding, Liren :1 - 0






  • Poikovsky chess tournament    update


    23rd July - 1st August , 2016
    Poikovsky, Khanti-Mansisk,Russia
    round robin tournament
    10 players
    Average ELO: 2680
    Time Control: 100 mn / 40 moves + 50 mn until the end + 30 seconds per move

    Players

    Dmitry Andreikin RUS 2733
    Radoslav Wojtaszek POL 2733
    Dmitry Jakovenko RUS 2712
    Maxim Matlakov RUS 2684
    Ilya Smirin ISR 2676

    Igor Kovalenko LET 2667
    Alexander Motylev RUS 2660
    Anton Korobov UKR 2656
    Viktor Bologan MOL 2654
    Emil Sutovsky ISR 2622

    Korobov ( UKR ) won with 6 points.

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Wojtaszek, Radoslaw - Bologan, Victor : 1 - 0
    Andreikin, Dmitry - Smirin, Ilia : 0.5 - 0.5
    Jakovenko, Dmitry - Matlakov, Maxim : 0.5 - 0.5
    Sutovsky, Emil - Motylev, Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5
    Kovalenko, Igor - Korobov, Anton: 0 - 1






  • Svidler vs Vachier-Lagrave


    24th - 29th July 2016
    Biel, Switzerland
    4-game classical
    4-game rapid





  • Bilbao Masters 2016


    13 - 23 July 2016
    Bilbao, Spain
    6 players
    Double round robin , 10 rounds
    Average rating: 2777

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen NOR 2855
    Hikaru Nakamura USA 2787
    Anish Giri NED 2782
    Sergey Karjakin RUS 2774
    Wesley So USA 2770
    Yi Wei CHN 2694

    Carlsen ( NOR ) won the tournament with 17 points.
    Final Round ( 10 )

    Karjakin, Sergey - Wei, Yi : 1 - 1
    Giri, Anish - Nakamura, Hikaru : 1 - 1
    So, Wesley - Carlsen, Magnus : 1 - 1






  • Dortmund 2016


    9 - 17 July 2016
    Dortmund, Germany
    8 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2731

    Players

    Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2812
    Fabiano Caruana USA 2804
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2789
    Leinier Dominguez CUB 2723
    Ruslan Ponomariov UKR 2706
    Evgeniy Najer RUS 2687
    Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu GER 2668
    Rainer Buhmann GER 2653

    Vachier-Lagrave won with the tournament with 5.5 points.

    Final Round ( 7 )

    Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime: 0.5 - 0.5
    Kramnik, Vladimir - Najer, Evgeniy : 1 - 0
    Ponomariov, Ruslan - Caruana, Fabiano : 0.5 - 0.5
    Buhmann, Rainer - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter: 0.5 - 0.5






  • Women's Grand-Prix Chengdu 2016   update


    1 - 15 July 2016
    Chengdu, China
    12 players
    Round robin
    Time control: 100'/40 moves + 50'/20 moves and
    15' + 30'' from 1st move.
    Players

    Harika Dronavalli 2526 IND
    Koneru Humpy 2575 IND
    Stefanova Antoaneta 2512 BUL
    Girya Olga 2444 RUS

    Muzychuk Mariya 2545 UKR
    Khotenashvili Bela 2454 GEO
    Ju Wenjun 2578 CHN
    Cramling Pia 2463 SWE

    Muzychuk Anna 2545 UKR
    Zhao Xue 2510 CHN
    Tan Zhongyi 2495 CHN
    Javakhishvili Lela 2487 GEO


    Harika won the tornament with 7 points.

    Final Round ( 11 )

    Javakhishvili Lela - Muzychuk Mariya: 0.5 - 0.5
    Ju Wenjun - Tan Zhongyi : 0.5 - 0.5
    Harika Dronavalli - Girya Olga : 0.5 - 0.5
    Cramling Pia - Zhao Xue : 0 - 1
    Muzychuk Anna - Khotenashvili Bela : 1 - 0
    Koneru Humpy - Stefanova Antoaneta: 1 - 0






  • Vidmar Memorial


    24 June - 3 July 2016
    Bled Slovenia
    10 players
    Round robin

    Players

    Volokitin, Andrei
    Beliavsky, Alexander
    Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
    Lenic, Luka
    Sebenik, Matej
    Ivanisevic, Ivan
    Naiditsch, Arkadij
    Borisek, Jure
    Skoberne, Jure
    Kozul, Zdenko

    Final Standings

    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Volokitin, AndreiUKR 7
    2 Naiditsch, ArkadijAZE 6.5
    3 Nisipeanu, Liviu-DieterGER 6
    4 Ivanisevic, IvanSRB 5.5
    5 Lenic, LukaSLO 4.5
    6 Beliavsky, Alexander SLO 4
    7 Sebenik, MatejSLO 3
    8 Skoberne, JureSLO 3
    9 Kozul, ZdenkoCRO 3
    10 Borisek, JureSLO 2.5














  • Leuven Grand Chess Tour 2016


    18 - 21 June 2016
    Leuven Belgium
    10 players
    Rapid : Round robin
    Blitz: Double Round robin

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen
    Fabiano Caruana
    Hikaru Nakamura
    Vladimir Kramnik
    Anand, Viswanathan

    Levon Aronian
    Anish Giri
    Wesley So
    Veselin Topalov
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    Carlsen won with 23 points.






  • Paris Grand Chess Tour 2016
    9 - 12 June 2016
    Paris France
    10 players
    Rapid : Round robin
    Blitz: Double Round robin

    Players

    Levon Aronian
    Fabiano Caruana
    Anish Giri
    Vladimir Kramnik
    Hikaru Nakamura

    Wesley So
    Veselin Topalov
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Magnus Carlsen
    Laurent Fressinet

    Nakamura won with 25.5 points.






  • Capablanca Memorial 2016

    9 - 20 June 2016
    Varadero, Cuba
    6 players
    Double round robin
    Average rating: 2695
    Time control: 100'/40 moves + 50'/20 moves +
    15' with 30'/move' from the 1st move.

    Players

    Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2723
    Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2710
    Almasi, Zoltan HUN 2688
    Cheparinov, Ivan BUL 2687
    Kryvoruchko, Yuriy UKR 2682
    Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB 2681

    Ivanchuk ( UKR ) won with 7 points.

    Final Round

    Ivanchuk, Vassily - Dominguez Perez, Leinier: 0.5 - 0.5
    Kryvoruchko, Yuriy - Bruzon Batista, Lazaro : 1 - 0
    Almasi, Zoltan - Cheparinov, Ivan : 0.5 - 0.5






  • International Youth Chess Festival Adriatic 2016   update
    24 - 27 August 2016
    Split, Croatia
    Rapid & Blitz tournaments U10, U12, U16 and U20





  • Gashimov memorial 2016
    25 May - 4 June 2016
    Shamkir, Azerbaijan
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2734

    Players

    Caruana Fabiano, USA, 2804
    Giri Anish , NED, 2782,
    Karjakin Sergey, RUS, 2773

    Eljanov Pavel , UKR, 2750
    Harikrishna Pentala , IND, 2763
    Mamedyarov Shakhriyar , AZE, 2748

    Radjabov Teimour , AZE, 2726
    Safarli Eltaj , AZE, 2674
    Yifan Hou , CHN, 2663
    Mamedov Rauf , AZE, 2655

    Mamedyarov ( AZE ) won the tournament after tie-break games against Caruana : 2.5 - 1.5






  • European Individual Chess Championship 2016

    12th - 23th May 2016
    Gjakova, Kosovo
    242 players
    Time control: 90'/40 moves + 30 minutes till the end +
    30 seconds per move
    Top Players

    Navara David CZE 2735
    Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2722
    Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2721
    Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2715
    Vallejo Pons Francisco FRA 2700

    Final Round (11)

    Piorun Kacper - Inarkiev Ernesto : 0.5 - 0.5
    Goganov Aleksey - Kovalenko Igor : 0 - 1
    Jobava Baadur - Wojtaszek Radoslaw : 1 - 0
    Navara David - Pashikian Arman : 1 - 0
    Vallejo Pons Francisco - Donchenko Alexander : 1 - 0






  • Russian Team Championship   update

    1st - 10th May, 2016
    Sochi, Russia
    5 teams
    Double round robin
    Average rating: 2633

    Mednyy Vsadnikh won with 13 points.

    Final Round ( 10 )

    Mednyy vsadnik - Ladya: 3.5 - 2.5
    Zhiguli - SHSM : 1 - 5






  • Norway Chess 2016 Super tournament

    19th - 29th April 2016
    Stavenger Forus , Norway
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2771

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen (NOR) 2851
    Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) 2801
    Anish Giri (NED) 2790

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA) 2788
    Levon Aronian (ARM) 2784
    Li Chao (CHN) 2755

    Veselin Topalov (BUL) 2754
    Pavel Eljanov (UKR) 2765
    Pendyala Harikrishna (IND) 2763
    Nils Grandelius (SWE) 2649

    Carlsen won the tournament with 6 points.

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Li, Chao b - Giri, Anish : 0.5 - 0.5
    Grandelius, Nils - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime : 0.5 - 0.5
    Topalov, Veselin - Kramnik, Vladimir : 0.5 - 0.5
    Harikrishna, P. - Aronian, Levon : 0.5 - 0.5
    Carlsen, Magnus - Eljanov, Pavel : 1 - 0






  • Blitz tournament: Kasparov, Caruana, So, Nakamura

    28th - 29th April 2016
    Saint Louis, USA
    4 players
    6 Rounds robin
    18 rounds
    Time control: 5mins + 3sec delay






  • Women's Grand-Prix Batumi 2016   update

    19 April - 3 May 2016
    Batumi, Georgia
    12 players
    Round robin

    Gunina won the tournament with 7.5 points.

    Final Round (11)

    Zhao Xue - Kosteniuk Alexandra : 0 - 1
    Batsiashvili Nino - Gunina Valentina: 0.5 - 0.5
    Girya Olga - Skripchenko Almira : 0.5 - 0.5
    Danielian Elina - Muzychyk Anna : 0.5 - 0.5
    Muzychuk Mariya - Khotenashvili Bela: 0.5 - 0.5
    Dzagnidze Nana - Javakhishvili Lela: 0.5 - 0.5






  • U.S. Chess Championship 2016

    13th - 20th April 2016
    Saint Louis, USA
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2739
    Prize: $194.000
    Time control: 90 mn / 40 moves+ 30 mn for the rest +
    30 sec / move starting from move 1.

    Players

    Fabiano Caruana 2868
    Hikaru Nakamura 2865
    Wesley So 2846

    Gata Kamsky 2748
    Ray Robson 2746
    Alex Onischuk 2745

    Sam Shankland 2725
    Jeffery Xiong 2723
    Alex Lenderman 2705

    Varuzhan Akobian 2699
    Alexander Shabalov 2639
    Akshat Chandra 2557

    Caruana won the title with 8.5 pts.

    Final Round (11)

    Onischuk, Alexander - Akobian, Varuzhan: 0.5 - 0.5
    Xiong, Jeffery - Shabalov, Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5
    Robson, Ray - Nakamura, Hikaru : 0.5 - 0.5
    Lenderman, Aleksandr - So, Wesley : 0.5 - 0.5
    Kamsky, Gata - Shankland, Samuel L : 0.5 - 0.5
    Chandra, Akshat - Caruana, Fabiano : 0 - 1






  • Dubai Open 2016

    11th - 19th April 2016
    Dubai, UAE
    195 players
    Swiss system, 9-round
    Average rating: 2222
    Time control: 90 mn + 30 sec from move 1.

    Final Round ( 9 ) - Top 5 boards

    Jones Gawain C B - Savchenko Boris : 1 - 0
    Pantsulaia Levan - Akopian Vladimir : 0 - 1
    Fier Alexandr - Darini Pouria : 0.5 - 0.5
    Sokolov Ivan - Sargissian Gabriel : 0.5 - 0.5
    Bruzon Batista Lazaro - Anton Guijarro David : 1 - 0






  • Candidates 2016

    10 - 30 March , 2016
    Moscow, Russia
    8 players
    Double round robin

    Players

    Vishwanathan Anand ( IND ) ,
    The finalist of 2014 World Championship Match

    Sergey Karjakin ( RUS ) ,
    The winner of the FIDE World Cup 2015

    Peter Svidler ( RUS ) ,
    The runner-up of the FIDE World Cup 2015

    Fabiano Caruana ( USA ) ,
    from FIDE Grand Prix 2014–15

    Hikaru Nakamura ( USA ) ,
    from FIDE Grand Prix 2014–15

    Veselin Topalov ( BUL ) ,
    By rating

    Anish Giri ( NED ) ,
    By rating

    Levon Aronian ( ARM ) ,
    Organizers nominee



    Karjakin ( RUS ) is the winner with 8.5 points.

    Final Round ( 14 )

    Karjakin, Sergey - Caruana, Fabiano : 1 - 0
    Svidler, Peter - Anand, Viswanathan: 0.5 - 0.5
    Giri, Anish - Topalov, Veselin: 0.5 - 0.5
    Nakamura, Hikaru - Aronian, Levon: 0.5 - 0.5







  • Women's World Chess Championship 2016

    1 - 18 March 2016

    The Potocki’s Palace
    Lviv, Ukraine
    10 games


    Muzychuk Mariya (UKR) , the Current World Champion vs Hou Yifan (CHN) former World Champion 2010-2012, 2013-2015

    Hou Yifan is the World Champion. Hou Yifan - Muzychuk Mariya: 6 - 3






  • Aeroflot Open 2016

    29 February - 11 March ,2016
    Moscow, Russia

    Top 10 Players

    Gelfand Boris ISR 2735
    Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2724
    Wei Yi CHN 2706

    Matlakov Maxim RUS 2682
    Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2676
    Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2675

    Artemiev Vladislav RUS 2673
    Jobava Baadur GEO 2673
    Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2673
    Najer Evgeniy RUS 2672
    Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2667

    Najer ( RUS ) won the tournament with 6.5 pts.

    Final Round ( 9 ) - Top 5 boards

    Najer Evgeniy - Kamsky Gata : 0.5 - 0.5
    Gelfand Boris - Jumabayev Rinat : 1 - 0
    Zvjaginsev Vadim - Matlakov Maxim : 0.5 - 0.5
    Kobalia Mikhail - Dubov Daniil : 0.5 - 0.5
    Rakhmanov Aleksandr - Bartel Mateusz : 0.5 - 0.5







  • Batavia 2016

    18th - 28th January , 2016
    Cafe Batavia , Amsterdam,
    The Netherlands
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2442
    Time control: 90mn / 40 moves + 30 minutes for all remaining moves with + 30 seconds per move added from the start.
    Players

    Sabino Brunello (2562) ITA
    Friso Nijboer (2545) NED
    Lars Schandorff (2500) DEN

    Moulthun Ly (2480) AUS
    Arthur Pijpers (2476) NED
    Thomas Willemze (2418) NED

    Stef Soors (2390) BEL
    Anne Haast (2381) NED
    Lucas van Foreest (2350) NED
    Danny de Ruiter (2312) NED

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Brunello, Sabino - Van Foreest, Lucas : 0.5 - 0.5
    Pijpers, Arthur - Schandorff, Lars : 0.5 - 0.5
    De Ruiter, Danny - Ly, Moulthun : 0 - 1
    Haast, Anne - Willemze, Thomas : 0 - 1
    Soors, Stef - Nijboer, Friso : 0 - 1






  • Zurich Chess Challenge 2016

    12 - 15 February, 2016
    Zurich, Switzerland
    6 players
    Classical chess and Blitz
    Average rating: 2774
    Time control: 40 minutes / game + 10 sec/move

    Players

    Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2801
    Giri, Anish NED 2798
    Aronian, Levon ARM 2792
    Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2787
    Anand, Viswanathan IND 2784
    Alexei Shirov LAT 2684


    Round 5

    Aronian, Levon- Nakamura, Hikaru : 0 - 1
    Giri, Anish - Shirov, Alexei: 0.5 - 0.5
    Anand, Viswanathan - Kramnik, Vladimir : 0.5 - 0.5






  • Moscow Open 2016    update

    30 January - 7 February 2016
    Moscow, Russia
    229 players

    Eliseev Urii won with 7.5 points.

    Final standings, top 5:

    Rank Players Country Pts Tie-break
    1 Eliseev UriiRUS 7.552.5
    2 Gordievsky DmitryRUS 7.547
    3 Korobov AntonUKR 760.5
    4 Timofeev ArtyomARM 754
    5 Artemiev Vladislav RUS 752.5




















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List of the chess tournaments with detailed information.
World chess champ. -- Olympiads
World Team Chess Champ.
FIDE Grand prix series
Russian super final
European Team Chess Champ.
Tal Memorial -- Bilbao masters

Russian team ch. -- World cup
M-tel masters -- Corus Linares Morelia
Reggio Emilia -- Capablanca Mem.
Candidates matches -- London chess classic

Nanjing Pearl Spring -- World Chess Challenge
Aerosvit -- Cap d'Agde
Inventi chess -- NH chess
Amber -- Corus

Moscow open - Tata steel
Dortmund -- Poikovsky
Rilton cup -- Edmonton festival
Univé -- Yinzhou Cup

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Grandmaster Memorial tournaments
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