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  • Leuven Grand Chess Tour 2016   update


    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   update
    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





  • Ratings June 2016

    Carlsen at the top with 2855 points. Kramnik 2812, Caruana 2804
    List of the Top 100 players & top 10 countries





  • 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
















  • Gibraltar Chess Masters 2016

    26th January - 4th February , 2016
    Gibraltar
    250 players
    10-round
    Time control: 100'/40 moves + 50'/20 moves +
    15' with 30'/move' from the 1st move.

    Top 10 Players

    Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2787
    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2785
    Anand, Viswanathan IND 2784
    Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2755
    Li, Chao b CHN 2751

    Yu, Yangyi CHN 2747
    Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2732
    Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2727
    Rapport, Richard HUN 2721
    Fressinet, Laurent FRA 2700

    Round 9 - top 5 boards

    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime - Bacrot Etienne : 0.5 - 0.5
    Anton Guijarro David - Harikrishna P. : 0.5 - 0.5
    Nakamura Hikaru -Gupta Abhijeet : 1 - 0
    Li Chao B - Lenic Luka : 1 - 0
    Grandelius Nils - Yu Yangyi : 0.5 - 0.5






  • 78th Tata Steel Masters chess tournament 2016

    15th - 31st January,2016
    Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
    14 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2748

    Players

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2844
    Giri, Anish NED 2798
    Caruana, Fabiano USA 2787
    So, Wesley USA 2773
    Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2769
    Ding, Liren CHN 2766
    Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2760
    Mamedyarov, Shakhryar AZE 2747
    Adams, Michael ENG 2744
    Navara, David CZE 2730
    Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS 2728
    Wei, Yi CHN 2706
    Hou, Yifan CHN 2673
    Van Wely, Loek NED 2640

    Carlsen won the tournament 9 points.

    Final Round ( 13 )

    Magnus Carlsen - Liren Ding: 0.5 - 0.5
    Anish Giri - Yifan Hou: 0.5 - 0.5
    Pavel Eljanov - David Navara: 1 - 0
    Loek Van Wely - Yi Wei: 0.5 - 0.5
    Evgeny Tomashevsky - Fabiano Caruana: 1 - 0
    Shakhryar Mamedyarov - Sergey Karjakin : 0.5 - 0.5
    Michael Adams - Wesley So : 0.5 - 0.5







  • World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament   update

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







  • 76th Armenian Championship

    12 - 23 January 2016
    Yeervan, Armenia
    12 players

    Andriasian Zavenwon won with 8 points.

    Final standings, top 5:

    Rank Players Country Pts Tie-break
    1 Andriasian ZavenARM 842
    2 Hovhannisyan RobertARM 7.537
    3 Pashikian ArmanARM 6.534.75
    4 Ter-Sahakyan SamvelARM 6.532.75
    5 Gabuzyan Hovhannes ARM 632
















  • Keres Memorial

    8 - 10 January 2016
    Tallinn, Estonia
    178 players
    Time control: 15 mn + 10 sec from move 1

    Kovalenko Igor ( LAT ) won with 9 points.

    Final standings:

    Rank Players Country Pts Tie-break
    1 Kovalenko IgorLAT 973.5
    2 Howell David W LENG 8.573.5
    3 Gelfand BorisISR 8.573
    4 Ganguly Surya ShekharIND 8.571
    5 Duda Jan-KrzysztofPOL 876
















  • Nakamura vs Komodo chess engine ( Odds Match )

    6th - 7th January,2016
    4 games ( Odd games )
    Time control for each game: 45 minutes plus
    a 15-second increment.

    Nakamura : 2787
    Komodo 9.2 64-bit 4CPU rating : 3368

    Final result: Komodo - Nakamura: 2.5 - 1.5






  • Qatar Masters Open

    19th - 30th December,2015
    Doha, Qatar
    9 rounds, Swiss system
    145 players
    Tine control: 90 mn / 40 moves + 30mn with 30 sec/move

    Carlsen is the winner after defeating Yu in the tiebreak games. 2 - 0

    Final Round ( 9 ) - top 5 boards

    Kramnik Vladimir - Piorun Kacper : 0.5 - 0.5
    Grandelius Nils - Giri Anish : 0 - 1
    So Wesley - Naroditsky Daniel: 1 - 0
    Salem A.R. Saleh - Karjakin Sergey : 0.5 - 0.5
    Li Chao B - Ipatov Alexander: 1 - 0






  • European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship

    17th - 20th December,2015
    Minsk, Belarus

    Blitz: 11-round Swiss system
    18th December
    679 players

    Rapid: 11-round Swiss system
    19th-20th December
    800 players

    Mamedov is the champion of European Blitz Chess Championship. Popov (RUS) won the title of European Rapid Chess Champion.






  • Kings vs Princes

    Nutcracker Match of the Generations 2015 : Kings vs Princes
    20 - 26 December, 2015
    2 teams: Kings vs Princes
    4 rounds classic + 8 rounds rapid
    Standard games: Win 2 points , draw 1 point
    Rapid games: Win 1 point , draw 0.5 point

    Kings: Boris Gelfand (RUS) , Peter Leko (HUN) , Evgeny Najer (RUS) , Alexander Morozevich (RUS).

    Princes : Young Russian players ,Vladislav Artemiev , Ivan Bukavshin, Mikhail Antipov , Grigoriy Oparin

    Final result:

    Aggregate result ( Rapid + classical games ) : Kings - Princes : 35.5 - 28.5

    Rapid: Kings - Princes : 17.5 - 14.5
    Classical games: Kings - Princes : 18 - 14

    Result - Rapid games :

    Final Round ( 8 )

    G.Oparin - E.Naer : 0 - 1
    I.Bukavshin - P.Leko : 0.5 - 0.5
    A.Morozevich - M.Antipov : 1 - 0
    B.Gelfand - V.Artemev : 1 - 0


    Round 7

    E.Naer - I.Bukavshin : 0 - 1
    P.Leko - M.Antipov : 0 - 1
    V.Artemev - A.Morozevich : 0 - 1
    G.Oparin - B.Gelfand : 0 - 1


    Round 6

    M.Antipov - E.Naer : 1 - 0
    V.Artemev - P.Leko : 0.5 - 0.5
    A.Morozevich - G.Oparin : 1 - 0
    B.Gelfand - I.Bukavshin : 0.5 - 0.5


    Round 5

    E.Naer - V.Artemev : 0.5 - 0.5
    P.Leko - G.Oparin : 1 - 0
    I.Bukavshin - A.Morozevich : 1 - 0
    M.Antipov - B.Gelfand : 0.5 - 0.5


    Round 4

    V.Artemev - E.Naer : 1 - 0
    G.Oparin - P.Leko : 0.5 - 0.5
    A.Morozevich - I.Bukavshin : 1 - 0
    B.Gelfand - M.Antipov : 1 - 0


    Round 3

    E.Naer - M.Antipov : 0.5 - 0.5
    P.Leko - V.Artemev : 0 - 1
    G.Oparin - A.Morozevich : 1 - 0
    I.Bukavshin - B.Gelfand: 0.5 - 0.5


    Round 2

    I.Bukavshin - E.Naer : 1 - 0
    M.Antipov - P.Leko : 0 - 1
    A.Morozevich - V.Artemev : 0.5 - 0.5
    B.Gelfand - G.Oparin 0 - 1

    Round 1

    E.Naer - G.Oparin : 1 - 0
    P.Leko - I.Bukavshin : 0.5 - 0.5
    M.Antipov - A.Morozevich : 0 - 1
    V.Artemev - B.Gelfand : 0.5 - 0.5



    Result after the end of Standard games:

    Kings - Princes : 18 - 14

    Round 4
    V.Artemev - E.Naer : 2 - 0
    G.Oparin - P.Leko : 1 - 1
    A.Morozevich - I.Bukavshin : 1 - 1
    B.Gelfand - M.Antipov: 2 - 0


    Round 3
    I.Bukavshin - E.Naer : 0 - 2
    M.Antipov - P.Leko : 1 - 1
    A.Morozevich - V.Artemev : 1 - 1
    B.Gelfand - G.Oparin : 2 - 0


    Round 2
    E.Naer - M.Antipov : 1 - 1
    P.Leko - V.Artemev : 1 - 1
    G.Oparin - A.Morozevich : 1 - 1
    I.Bukavshin - B.Gelfand : 1 - 1

    Round 1
    E.Naer - G.Oparin : 1 - 1
    P.Leko - I.Bukavshin: 2 - 0
    M.Antipov - A.Morozevich : 2 - 0
    V.Artemev - B.Gelfand : 1 - 1

    Rapid games will be played on 24 & 25 December.






  • 7th London Chess Classic tournament 2015

    4th -13th December ,2015
    London, UK
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2785
    Time control: 120 mn / 40 moves +
    60 mn + 30'sec/move from 41st move for the rest of the game

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen NOR 2834
    Veselin Topalov BUL 2803
    Viswanathan Anand IND 2796
    Hikaru Nakamura USA 2793
    Levon Aronian ARM 2788

    Fabiano Caruana USA 2787
    Anish Giri NED 2784
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2773
    Alexander Grischuk RUS 2747
    Michael Adams ENG 2737

    Carlsen won the London Chess Classic and the Grand Chess Tour.






  • Italian Chess Champ.

    30th November - 11th December,2015
    Milano, Italia
    12 players
    Round robin

    Danyyil Dvirnyy won the title after tie-break games.

    Final Round ( 11 )

    Bellia, Fabrizio - Moroni, Luca Jr: 0.5 - 0.5
    Borgo, Giulio - Vocaturo, Daniele: 0 - 1
    Bove, Alessandro - Godena, Michele : 0 - 1
    David, Alberto - Basso, Pier Luigi: 1 - 0
    Rombaldoni, Axel - Dvirnyy, Danyyil : 0.5 - 0.5
    Valsecchi, Alessio - Brunello, Sabino : 1 - 0






  • Indian Premier Chess Champ.

    15th - 28th November,2015
    Tiruvarur, Tamilnadu, India
    14 players
    Round robin
    Average rating 2503.


    Karthikeyan Murali is the winner.

    Final Round - 13

    Das Arghyadip - Karthikeyan Murali: 1 - 0
    Vidit Santosh Gujrathi - Shyam Sundar M : 0.5 - 0.5
    Rathnakaran K - Venkatesh M R: 1 - 0
    Shyaamnikhil P - K Praneeth Surya: 1 - 0
    Kunte Abhijit - Sengupta Deep: 0.5 - 0.5
    Swapnil S Dhopade - Neelotpal Das : 1 - 0
    Sethuraman S P - Karthikeyan P : 0.5 - 0.5






  • European Team Chess Champ. 2015

    12th - 22th November, 2015
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Swiss system, 9 rounds
    Open 36 teams
    Women: 30 teams


    Final Round - top 5 boards

    Hungary - Russia : 2 - 2
    Netherlands - France : 1.5 - 2.5
    Armenia - Georgia : 3 - 1
    Germany - Azerbaijan : 2 - 2
    Moldova - Ukraine : 1.5 - 2.5






  • Nakamura vs. Caruana

    12th - 15th November,2015
    St. Louis, USA.
    $100.000 prize

    Games of various formats

    Basque Chess
    Fischer Random Chess (4 gamesG/20 +10)
    Rapid Chess (4 gamesG/15 + 10)
    Blitz Chess (8 games, G/3 +2)







  • Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona Chess Tournament

    4th - 8th November,2015
    Barcelona, Spain
    6 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2596

    Time control: 90 mn / 40 moves + 30 mn + 30'' from 1st move.
    Players

    Alexander Morozevich RUS 2711
    Csaba Balogh HUN 2657
    Karen Grigoryan ARM 2600
    Axel Bachmann PAR 2593
    Marc Narciso Dublan ESP 2529
    Hipolito Asis Gargatagli ESP 2483

    Morozevich won with 3 points.


    Round 5

    Bachmann, Axel - Morozevich, Alexander : 1 - 0
    Balogh, Csaba - Narciso Dublan, Marc : 0.5 - 0.5
    Grigoryan, Karen - Asis Gargatagli, Hipolito: 0 - 1






  • Bilbao Masters 2015

    26th October - 1st November,2015
    Bilbao, Spain
    4 players
    Double round robin , 6 rounds
    Average rating: 2786

    Players

    Viswanathan Anand ( IND ) 2803
    Anish Giri ( NED ) 2798
    Liren Ding ( CHN ) 2782
    Wesley So ( USA ) 2760


    Wesley So is the winner.






  • Cap d'Agde Karpov Trophy 2015



    23th - 31st October , 2015
    Cap d'Agde France
    8 players
    Double round robin
    Average rating: 2545
    Closed rapid tournament : 25 minutes + 10 seconds/move ,


    Laurent Fressinet is the winner.

    Final:

    Anatoly Karpov - Laurent Fressinet : 0.5 - 0.5
    Laurent Fressinet - Anatoly Karpov : 0.5 - 0.5

    Tie-break games:( 3 minutes + 2 seconds )

    Anatoly Karpov - Laurent Fressinet : 0 - 1
    Laurent Fressinet - Anatoly Karpov : 1 - 0




    Semifinal:

    Tigran Gharamian - Laurent Fressinet : 0.5 - 0.5
    Laurent Fressinet - Tigran Gharamian : 1 - 0

    Anatoly Karpov - Romain Edouard : 0.5 - 0.5
    Romain Edouard - Anatoly Karpov : 0.5 - 0.5


    Tie-break games:( 3 minutes + 2 seconds )

    Anatoly Karpov - Romain Edouard : 0 - 1
    Romain Edouard - Anatoly Karpov : 0 - 1

    Anatoly Karpov - Romain Edouard : 1 - 0
    Romain Edouard - Anatoly Karpov : 0 - 1




    Standings after round 14
    (Q) : qualified players

    Rank Players Country Pts Tie-break
    1 Laurent FRESSINET (Q)FRA 9.559.75
    2 Anatoly KARPOV (Q)RUS 9.556.5
    3 Romain EDOUARD (Q)FRA 956
    4 Tigran GHARAMIAN (Q)FRA 747.5
    5 Marie SEBAGFRA 6.544
    6 Anna MUZYCHUKUKR 645.25
    7 Mariya MUZYCHUKUKR 4.525.25
    8 Zhansaya ABDUMALIKKAZ 424.75


















  • European Club Cup 2015



    17th - 25th October,2015
    Skopja, Macedonia
    48 teams
    7 rounds
    Time control: 90mn/40 moves + 30mn + 30 sec

    Final Round (7) - top 5 boards

    Siberia (Rus) - Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova (Ita) : 3 - 3
    Mednyi Vsadnik (Rus) - SOCAR (Aze) : 3 - 3
    Beer-Sheva (Isr) - Alkaloid (Mkd) : 1.5 - 4.5
    Ave Novy Bor (Cze) - Schachgesellschaft Zurich (Sui) : 5 - 1
    Worldtradinglab Club 64 Modena (İta) - Univerzity-Belorechensk (Rus): 0.5 - 3.5







  • Van Foreest vs. Timman match - Unive Hoogeven



    18th - 24th July,2015
    Hoogeveen, Netherlands.

    6 matches

    Players

    Jan Timman (2562)
    Van Foreest (2548)


    Final result: Timman - Van Foreest: 3.5 - 2.5






  • World Blitz Chess Championship 2015

    13th - 14th October,2015
    Berlin, Germany

    196 players
    Swiss system 21 rounds
    Single game for each round
    Time control: 3 minutes + 2sec per move.

    Vachier-Lagrave 9.5 , Carlsen 9 pts after day 1.






  • World Rapid Chess Championship 2015

    10th - 12th October,2015
    Berlin, Germany

    196 players
    Swiss system 15 rounds
    Single game for each round
    Time control: 15 minutes + 10 sec per move.

    Top Players Highest Rating (Jan 2015 - Aug 2015)

    Magnus Carlsen NOR 2914
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2854
    Alexander Grischuk RUS 2846
    Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS 2840
    Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2835

    Carlsen is the champion with 11.5 pts.






  • Millionaire chess



    8th - 11th October,2015
    Las Vegas, USA
    194 players
    7 rounds + Tie-break playoffs + Final four
    $100,000 prize to the winner.

    Nakamura won the title and $100.000

    FINAL
    Hikaru Nakamura - Le Quang Liem : 1 - 0
    Le Quang Liem - Hikaru Nakamura : 0.5 - 0.5








  • Women's Grand-Prix Monaco



    27th September - 8th October , 2015
    Poikovsky, Khanti-Mansisk,Russia
    round robin tournament
    10 players
    Average ELO: 2668
    Time Control: 100 mn / 40 moves + 50 mn until the end + 30 seconds per move


    Hou Yifan ( CHN ) won the tournament with 9 points.

    Final Round ( 11 )

    Koneru Humpy - Muzychuk Anna : 0 - 1
    Pogonina Natalija - Cramling Pia : 0.5 - 0.5
    Hou Yifan - Kosteniuk Alexandra : 0.5 - 0.5
    Skripchenko Almira - Muzychuk Mariya : 0.5 - 0.5
    Stefanova Antoaneta - Zhukova Natalia : 0.5 - 0.5
    Dzagnidze Nana - Khademalsharieh Sarasadat : 1 - 0






  • World Chess Cup 2015

    10th September - 5th October,2015
    Saint Louis, USA
    128 players
    Knock-Out system
    2 games ,tie-break games if necessary

    Fianl : 4 games:

    Game 1: Svidler vs Karjakin: 1 - 0
    Game 2: Karjakin vs Svidler : 0 - 1
    Game 3: Svidler vs Karjakin: 0 - 1
    Game 4: Karjakin vs Svidler : 1 - 0






  • 16th Poikovsky chess tournament 2015



    27th September - 8th October , 2015
    Poikovsky, Khanti-Mansisk,Russia
    round robin tournament
    10 players
    Average ELO: 2668
    Time Control: 100 mn / 40 moves + 50 mn until the end + 30 seconds per move

    Players

    Shirov, Alexei 2712 LAT
    Morozevich, Alexander 2711 RUS
    Korobov, Anton 2700 UKR
    Laznicka, Viktor 2676 CZE
    Lysyj, Igor 2671 RUS
    Inarkiev, Ernesto 2660 RUS
    Smirin, Ilia 2655 ISR
    Khismatullin, Denis 2651 RUS
    Sutovsky, Emil 2635 ISR
    Bologan, Viktor 2607 MDA

    Final Round

    Inarkiev, Ernesto - Sutovsky, Emil : 0.5 - 0.5
    Smirin, Ilia - Shirov, Alexei : 1 - 0
    Korobov, Anton - Laznicka, Viktor : 0.5 - 0.5
    Bologan, Viktor - Lysyj, Igor : 0.5 - 0.5
    Morozevich, Alexander - Khismatullin, Denis : 0 - 1






  • Ratings October 2015   

    Carlsen at the top with 2850 points. Nakamura 2816 , Topalov 2813
    List of the Top 100 players & top 10 countries





  • Sinquefiels Cup 2015   



    22nd August - 3rd September,2015
    Saint Louis, USA
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2794
    Time control: 120'/40 moves + 60' till the end +
    50'' from 41st move.
    Players

    Magnus Carlsen NOR 2853
    Viswanathan Anand IND 2816
    Veselin Topalov BUL 2816
    Hikaru Nakamura USA 2814
    Fabiano Caruana USA 2808
    Anish Giri NED 2793
    Wesley So USA 2779
    Alexander Grischuk RUS 2771
    Levon Aronian ARM 2765
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2731

    Aronian won with 6 points.

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Giri, Anish : 0.5 - 0.5
    Caruana, Fabiano - So, Wesley : 0.5 - 0.5
    Topalov, Veselin - Aronian, Levon : 0.5 - 0.5
    Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus : 0.5 - 0.5
    Nakamura, Hikaru - Grischuk, Alexander : 1 -0






  • Russian Super Final

    9th - 20th August,2015
    Chita, Russia Federation
    12 players
    Round robin
    Time control: 90 mn / 40 moves + 30 mn + 30 sec from 1st move

    Players

    Igor Lysyj
    Dmitry Jakovenko
    Denis Khismatullin
    Sergey Karjakin
    Evgeny Tomashevsky
    Peter Svidler
    Nikita Vitiugov
    Vladislav Artemiev
    Alexander Motylev
    Ivan Bukavshin
    - Ildar Khairullin
    Daniil Dubov

    Tomashevsky won with 7.5 points.

    Final Round ( 11 )

    Dubov, Daniil - Motylev, Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5
    Vitiugov, Nikita - Khairullin, Ildar : 0.5 - 0.5
    Lysyj, Igor - Artemiev, Vladislav : 1 - 0
    Khismatullin, Denis - Bukavshin, Ivan : 0.5 - 0.5
    Jakovenko, Dmitry - Karjakin, Sergey : 0.5 - 0.5
    Tomashevsky, Evgeny - Svidler, Peter : 0.5 - 0.5






  • French chess championship 2015

    9th - 20th August,2015
    Saint-Quentin, France
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2720
    Time control: 90mn/40 moves + 30 mn until to the end +
    30 sec from 1st move.
    Players

    Etienne Bacrot 2693
    Tigran Gharamian 2649
    Romain Edouard 2639
    Andrei Istratescu 2619
    Christian Bauer 2618
    Matthieu Cornette 2582
    Sébastien Maze 2575
    Yannick Gozzoli 2567
    Jean-Marc Degraeve 2555
    Andreï Shchekachev 2552
    Maxime Lagarde 2544
    Jules Moussard 2464

    Bauer won the title after tie-break games. Bauer - Gharamian : 1.5 - 0.5

    Final Round ( 11 )

    Lagarde, Maxime - Edouard, Romain : 1 - 0
    Istratescu, Andrei - Degraeve, Jean-Marc : 1 - 0
    Bauer, Christian - Maze, Sebastien : 0.5 - 0.5
    Cornette, Matthieu - Moussard, Jules: 1 - 0
    Bacrot, Etienne - Gharamian, Tigran : 0.5 - 0.5
    Shchekachev, Andrei - Gozzoli, Yannick : 0.5 - 0.5






  • Turkish Chess Super League

    4-15 August August,2015
    Kocaeli, Turkey
    14 teams
    Round robin

    BJK won with 25 points.

    TEAMS - ratings

    ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI 2522
    DENIZ SU AQUAMATCH 2504
    CALLI SPOR 2289
    PAMUKKALE YONETIMI B.S.Z. 2100
    BESIKTAS JIMNASTIK KULUBU 2493
    KAYSERI SEKER SPOR 2432
    TURK HAVA YOLLARI 2424
    KAHRAMANMARAŞ B. BELEDIYESI 2305
    T.S ALYANS SATRANC 2380
    HATAY B.BELEDIYESI 2370
    TARSUS ZEKA SATRANÇ 2338
    AKDENIZ BELEDIYESI 2287
    KOCAELI B. BELEDIYESI KAGIT SPOR 2218
    ANKARA DEMIRSPOR 2107







  • Politiken Cup chess tournament

    25th July - 2nd August, 2015
    Helsingor, Denmark

    Final Standings - Top 5

    Rank Players Country Pts Tie-break
    1 Ragger MarkusAUT 858.5
    2 Nisipeanu Liviu-DieterGER 856.5
    3 Hammer Jon LudvigNOR 855.5
    4 Fressinet LaurentFRA 854
    5 Hillarp Persson TigerSWE 853.5












         Official site




  • Biel chess GM tournament

    20th - 30th July,2015
    Biel, Switzerland
    6 players
    Double round robin
    Average rating: 2720

    Players

    Michael Adams, ENG, 2740
    Radoslaw Wojtaszek, POL, 2733
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, FRA, 2731
    David Navara, CZE, 2724
    Pavel Eljanov, UKR, 2723
    Richard Rapport, HUN, 2671


    Vachier-Lagrave won the tournament with 6.5 points.

    Final Round (10)

    Pavel Eljanov - Michael Adams: 0 - 1
    Radoslaw Wojtaszek - David Navara : 0.5 - 0.5
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Richard Rapport : 1 - 0






  • 6th Hainan Danzhou chess tournament

    2nd - 11th July , 2015
    Hainan Danzhou, China

    Final Standings - Top 5

    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Wang, YueCHN 7
    2 Ni, HuaCHN 6
    3 Ding, LirenCHN 5.5
    4 Wei, YiCHN 5
    5 Yu, YangyiCHN 4.5












         All results




  • Dortmund chess tournament

    27th June - 5 July,2015
    Dortmund, Germany
    8 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2724

    Players

    Caruana, Fabiano USA 2805
    Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2783
    So, Wesley USA 2778
    Naiditsch, Arkadij 2722 GER
    Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2720
    Hou, Yifan CHN 2676
    Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter GER 2654
    Meier, Georg GER 2654


    Caruana won with 5.5 points.

    Final Round ( 7 )

    Hou, Yifan - Nepomniachtchi, Ian : 0.5 - 0.5
    Naiditsch, Arkadij - Meier, Georg : 0.5 - 0.5
    Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Caruana, Fabiano : 0 - 1
    So, Wesley - Kramnik, Vladimir : 1 - 0






  • Norway Chess super tournament 2015

    15th - 26th June,2015
    Stavenger Forus , Norway
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2781

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen (NOR) 2876
    Fabiano Caruana (ITA) 2805
    Viswanathan Anand (IND) 2804
    Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2799
    Veselin Topalov (BUL) 2798
    Levon Aronian (ARM) 2780
    Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2781
    Anish Giri (NED) 2773
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA) 2723
    Jon Ludvig Hammer (NOR) 2677

    Topalov won the tournament with 6.5 points.

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Aronian, Levon - Nakamura, Hikaru : 0 - 1
    Caruana, Fabiano - Giri, Anish : 0.5 - 0.5
    Hammer, Jon Ludvig - Carlsen, Magnus : 1 - 0
    Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan : 0.5 - 0.5
    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Grischuk, Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5






  • Capablanca Memorial 2015

    14th - 26th June,2015
    Havana, Cuba
    6 players
    Double round robin
    Average rating: 2716
    Time control: 90mn / 40 moves + 30 sec / move from the 1st move.


    Yu won the tournament with 7 points.

    Final Round ( 10 )

    Andreikin, Dmitry - Dominguez Perez, Leinier: 0.5 - 0.5
    Eljanov, Pavel - Bruzon Batista, Lazaro: 1 - 0
    Yu, Yangyi - Nepomniachtchi, Ian: 0.5 - 0.5







  • French Team Championship 2015

    30th May - 9th June ,2015
    Le Grau-du-Roi , France
    12 teams
    Round robin

    Bischwiller won the tournament with 33 points.

    Final Round ( 11 )

    Evry Grand Roque - Grasse : 1 - 1
    Mulhouse Philidor - Clichy : 2 - 3
    Bois-Colombes - Poitiers-Migne : 6 - 0
    Strasbourg - Chalons-En-Champagne : 2 - 0
    Montpellier - Bischwiller : 0 - 3
    Metz Fischer - Vandoeuvre :3 - 3






  • European - ACP Individual Women's Rapid Chess Championship   update

    1st - 3rd June , 2015
    Kutaisi, Greece
    Time control15 minutes for a game for a player, with
    an increment of 10 seconds per move
    Final Standings - Top 5

    Rank Players Country Pts Tie-break
    1 Kosteniuk AlexandraRUS 8.5-
    2 Gunina ValentinaRUS 82410
    3 Batsiashvili NinoGEO 82303
    4 Zhukova NataliaUKR 82293
    5 Stefanova AntoanetaBUL 7.5-












         All results




  • European Individual Women's Chess Championship 2015

    19th - 30th May,2015
    Chakvi, Adjara , Georgia
    99 players
    11 rounds
    Average rating: 2249

    Final Round ( 11 ) - top 5 boards

    Zhukova - Danielian : 1 - 0
    Goryachkina - Batsiashvili : 0 - 1
    Socko - Girya : 0.5 - 0.5
    Guseva - Gaponenko : 0.5 - 0.5
    Hoang - Kashlinskaya : 0 - 1






  • 4th stage FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk 2015

    14th - 26th May,2015
    Khanty-Mansiysk , Russia
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2755

    Players

    Fabiano Caruana (ITA) 2803
    Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2799
    Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2780
    Anish Giri (NED) 2776
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA) 2754
    Sergey Karjakin (RUS) 2753
    Evgeny Tomashevsky (RUS) 2749
    Boris Gelfand (ISR) 2744
    Dmitry Jakovenko (RUS) 2738
    Peter Svidler (RUS) 2734
    Leinier Domínguez (CUB) 2734
    Baadur Jobava (GEO) 2699

    Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura qualified for the 2016 Candidates.

    Final Round ( 11 )

    Karjakin - Gelfand: 0.5 - 0.5
    Nakamura - Jakovenko : 0.5 - 0.5
    Giri - Caruana : 0.5 - 0.5
    Dominguez - Grischuk : 0.5 - 0.5
    Svidler - Jobava : 1 - 0
    Tomashevsky - Vachier-Lagrave : 0.5 - 0.5






  • Scandinavian Masters

    10th - 16th May,2015
    Oslo, Norway
    6 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2627

    Hammer (NOR) won the tournament and got the right to participate to 3rd Norway Chess Masters in June.






  • Russian Team Championship

    1st - 7 th May,2015
    Sochi, Russia
    8 teams
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2604






  • World Team Chess Championship 2015

    18th - 29th April,2015
    Tsakhkadzor, Armenia
    10 teams
    Round robin
    Teams: 4 players +1 reserve + 1 captain

    China took the gold medal with 15 points.

    Final Round ( 9 )

    USA - Cuba: 3 - 1
    Hungary - Ukraine: 2 - 2
    China - India: 3 - 1
    Armenia - Egypt: 2.5 - 1.5
    Russia - Israel: 2.5 - 1.5






  • Gashimov memorial

    16th - 26th April,2015
    Shamkir, Azerbaijan
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2773


    Players - ratings

    Carlsen Magnus 2863 NOR
    Caruana Fabiano 2802 ITA
    Anand Viswanathan 2791 IND
    Giri Anish 2790 NED
    So Wesley 2788 USA

    Kramnik Vladimir 2783 RUS
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2762 FRA
    Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2754 AZE
    Adams Michael 2746 ENG
    Mamedov Rauf 2651 AZE

    Carlsen won the tournament with 7 points.

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Carlsen, Magnus - Mamedov, Rauf : 1 - 0
    Caruana, Fabiano - Anand, Viswanathan : 0.5 - 0.5
    Giri, Anish - Kramnik, Vladimir : 0.5 - 0.5
    Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Adams, Michael : 0.5 - 0.5
    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - So, Wesley : 0.5 - 0.5






  • Kasparov vs Short

    25th - 26th April , 2015
    St Louis, USA,

    2 rapid and 8 blitz games

    Time Control: Rapid - 25 minutes, with a 10-second delay; Blitz - 5 minutes, with a 3-second delay.

    Rapid Match 1 : Kasparov - Short: 0.5 - 0.5
    Rapid Match 2 : Short - Kasparov : 0 - 1

    Aggregate - Rapid: Kasparov - Short: 1.5 - 0.5


    Blitz Match 1 : Short - Kasparov : 0 - 1
    Blitz Match 2 : Kasparov - Short: 0 - 1
    Blitz Match 3 : Short - Kasparov : 0 - 1
    Blitz Match 4 : Kasparov - Short: 1 - 0
    Blitz Match 5 : Kasparov - Short: 1 - 0
    Blitz Match 6 : Short - Kasparov : 0 - 1
    Blitz Match 7 : Kasparov - Short: 1 - 0
    Blitz Match 8 : Short - Kasparov : 0 - 1

    Aggregate - Blitz: Kasparov - Short: 7 - 1


         Official site




  • Bangkok Open

    12th - 17th April , 2015
    Bangkok, Thailand
    9 rounds, Swiss system


    Short Nigel (ENG) won the tournament with 7 points. (better tie-break)

    Final Standings - Top 5

    Rank Players Country Pts Tie-break
    1 Short Nigel DENG 7.552
    2 Ganguly Surya ShekharIND 7.551
    3 Dragun KamilPOL 7.547
    4 Wang HaoCHN 755
    5 Vallejo Pons FranciscoESP 6.555.5


    Tie-Break: Buchholz









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  • U.S. chess championship

    31st March - 14th April,2015
    Saint Louis, USA
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2732


    Players - ratings

    Hikaru Nakamura, 2865
    Wesley So, 2834
    Ray Robson, 2770
    Gata Kamsky, 2748
    Alexander Onischuk, 2740
    Daniel Naroditsky, 2737

    Sam Shankland, 2735
    Varuzhan Akobian, 2713
    Timur Gareev, 2698
    Kayden Troff, 2662
    Sam Sevian, 2645
    Conrad Holt, 2632


    Nakamura is the winner with 8 points. Irina Krush won the women's title with 8.5 points.

    Final Round ( 11 )

    So, Wesley - Troff, Kayden W : 1 - 0
    Naroditsky, Daniel - Kamsky, Gata : 0.5 - 0.5
    Shankland, Samuel L - Akobian, Varuzhan : 0.5 - 0.5
    Sevian, Samuel - Holt, Conrad : 1 - 0
    Nakamura, Hikaru - Onischuk, Alexander : 1 - 0
    Gareev, Timur - Robson, Ray : 0 - 1












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