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  • Women's World Chess Championship  update

    16th March - 7 April ,2015
    Sochi , Russian Federation
    64 players
    Knock out system


    Semi-finals - games 1

    Muzychuk, M. ( UKR ) -- Harika, D. ( IND ): 0.5 - 0.5
    Pogonina, N. ( RUS ) -- Cramling, P. ( SWE ) : 0 - 1






  • Aeroflot Open chess tournament  update

    27th March - 4th April,2015
    Moscow, Russia Federation
    68 players
    Swiss system, 9 rounds
    Average rating: 2594
    Time control: 100 minutes/40 + 50 minutes/20 + 15 minutes + 30 sec/move

    Players - ratings over 2700

    Mamedyarov Shakhriyar , AZE 2756
    Nepomniachtchi Ian ,RUS 2714
    Ponomariov Ruslan , UKR 2713
    Rapport Richard , HUN 2709
    Vallejo Pons Francisco, ESP 2708
    narkiev Ernesto , RUS 2706


    Round 3 - top 10 boards

    Ponkratov Pavel - Sasikiran Krishnan : 0 - 1
    Van Foreest Jorden - Khairullin Ildar : 0.5 - 0.5
    Adhiban B. - Nepomniachtchi Ian : 0.5 - 0.5
    Rapport Richard - Salgado Lopez Ivan : 0 - 1
    Inarkiev Ernesto - Dubov Daniil : 0.5 - 0.5
    Vidit Santosh Gujrathi - Korobov Anton: 0.5 - 0.5
    Fedoseev Vladimir - Bukavshin Ivan : 0.5 - 0.5
    Khalifman Alexander - Grachev Boris : 0.5 - 0.5
    Kovalenko Igor - Salem A.R. Saleh : 1 - 0
    Shimanov Aleksandr - Mamedov Rauf : 0.5 - 0.5






  • U.S. chess championship  update

    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






  • Reykjavik open chess tournament

    10th - 18th March,2015
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    274 players
    10 rounds ,Swiss system
    Average rating: 2033


    L'Ami Erwin (NED) won the tournament with 8.5 points.

    Final Round ( 10 ) - top 10 boards

    L'Ami Erwin - Eljanov Pavel : 0 - 1
    Gupta Abhijeet - Mamedyarov Shakhriyar : 0.5 - 0.5
    Hammer Jon Ludvig - Fier Alexandr : 0.5 - 0.5
    Jones Gawain C B - Libiszewski Fabien : 0 - 1
    Hansen Eric - Naroditsky Daniel : 0.5 - 0.5
    Navara David - Danielsen Henrik : 0 - 1
    Melkumyan Hrant - Pakleza Zbigniew : 1 - 0
    Idani Pouya - Movsesian Sergei : 0.5 - 0.5
    Grandelius Nils - Petrov Nikita : 1 - 0
    Grover Sahaj - Cornette Matthieu : 0.5 - 0.5






  • European Individual Chess Championship

    24th February - 8th March,2015
    Jerusalem, Israel
    250 players
    Swiss system, 11 rounds
    Average rating: 2341
    Time control: 90 mn / 40 moves + 30 mn + 30 sec from the start

    Najer (RUS) won with 8.5 points.

    Final Round ( 11 ) - top 10 boards

    Khismatullin Denis - Najer Evgeniy : 0.5 - 0.5
    Navara David - Cheparinov Ivan : 0.5 - 0.5
    Bartel Mateusz - Nepomniachtchi Ian : 1 - 0
    Matlakov Maxim - Rodshtein Maxim : 0.5 - 0.5
    Korobov Anton - Volokitin Andrei : 0.5 - 0.5
    Popov Ivan - Sjugirov Sanan : 0.5 - 0.5
    Laznicka Viktor - Vovk Yuri : 0.5 - 0.5
    Sargissian Gabriel - GM Can Emre : 0.5 - 0.5
    Motylev Alexander - Iljiushenok Ilia : 0.5 - 0.5
    Eljanov Pavel - Romanov Evgeny : 1 - 0






  • 31e Open de Cappelle-la-Grande

    28th February - 7th March , 2015
    Cappelle-la-Grande,France
    9 rounds, Swiss system
    544 players
    Time control: 90minutes + 30 sec/move for 40 moves + 30 minutes + 30 seconds until the end.

    Li Chao (CHN) won the tournament with 7.5 points. (Better tie-break)

    Final Standings - Top 5

    Rank Players Country Pts Tie-break
    1 Li Chao CHN 7.545.5
    2 Onischuk VladimirUKR 7.544.5
    3 Nevednichy VladislavROU 741.5
    4 Tazbir MarcinPOL 741.5
    5 Kotronias VasiliosGRE 6.5-










         Tournament site




  • 133rd Varsity chess match : Oxford vs Cambridge

    7th March , 2015
    Royal Automobile Club,Pall Mall, London
    Result : Oxford vs Cambridge: 4 - 4

    Overall score stands at: Cambridge 58, Oxford 53, Drawn 22

         Tournament site




  • Ratings March 2015

    Carlsen at the top with 2863 points. Caruana 2802, Nakamura & Topalov 2798
    List of the Top 100 players & top 10 countries





  • 5th blitz match Blondes vs Brunettes

    5th March ,2015
    Moscow,Russia
    Scheveningen system

    Blondes - Brunettes: 34-30

    Blondes:
    GM Valentina Gunina 2528
    WGM Olga Girya 2459
    IM Irina Vasilevich 2320
    WGM Tatiana Grabuzova 2323
    WGM Irina Zakurdjaeva 2250
    WIM Maria Fominykh 2296
    WIM Alina Bivol 2355
    WFM Julia Dogodkina 2169

    Brunettes:
    IM Alina Kashlinskaya 2444
    IM Svetlana Matveeva 2380
    WGM Elmira Mirzoeva 2220
    WGM Daria Charochkina 2383
    FM Daria Pustovoytova 2334
    WIM Svetlana Bezgodova 2074
    WFM Anna Gvanceladze 2186
    WFM Tatiana Bogumil 2148

         Info





  • Batavia chess tournament

    20th February - 1st March ,2015
    Cafe Batavia , Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    10 players
    Single round robin
    Average rating: 2717
    Time control: is 40 moves in 90 minutes plus 30 minutes for all remaining moves with
    30 seconds per move added from the start.

    Reinderman (NED) won with 7 points.

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Goudriaan, Etienne - Zwirs, Nico : 1 - 0
    Ootes, Lars - Reinderman, Dimitri :0.5 - 0.5
    Schmaltz, Roland - Gormally, Daniel W :0.5 - 0.5
    Kevlishvili, Robby - Soors, Stef :0.5 - 0.5
    Heimann, Andreas - Van Foreest, Jorden :1 - 0






  • Grand Prix - Tbilisi 2015

    14th - 28th February,2015
    Tbilisi, Georgia
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2744

    Players - ratings

    Grischuk, Alexander , RUS , 2810
    Giri, Anish , NED 1, 2797
    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime , FRA , 2775
    Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar , AZE , 2759
    Svidler, Peter , RUS , 2739
    Andreikin, Dmitry , RUS ,2737
    Jakovenko, Dmitry ,RUS ,3 2733
    Radjabov, Teimour ,AZE , 2731
    Dominguez Perez, Leinier , CUB , 2726
    Tomashevsky, Evgeny , RUS , 2716
    Kasimdzhanov, Rustam , UZB , 2705
    Jobava, Baadur , GEO , 2696

    Tomashevsky (RUS) won with 8 points.

    Final Round (11)

    Radjabov Teimour - Giri Anish:0.5 - 0.5
    Dominguez Perez Leinier - Mamedyarov Shakhriyar:0.5 - 0.5
    Svidler Peter - Grischuk Alexander :0.5 - 0.5
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime - Jakovenko Dmitry :0.5 - 0.5
    Kasimdzhanov Rustam - Jobava Baadur :0.5 - 0.5
    Andreikin Dmitry - Tomashevsky Evgeny :0.5 - 0.5






  • Zurich Chess Challenge

    13th-19th February,2015
    Zurich, Switzerland
    6 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2785

    Players - ratings

    Fabiano Caruana , Italy, 2811,
    Viswanathan Anand , India, 2797,
    Vladimir Kramnik , Russia, 2783,
    Levon Aronian , Armenia, 2777,
    Hikaru Nakamura , USA, 2776,
    Sergey Karjakin , Russia, 2760,

    Nakamura won the tournament by winning a final Armageddon tie-break against Anand.

    Round 5

    Caruana, Fabiano - Kramnik, Vladimir: 0.5 - 0.5
    Nakamura, Hikaru - Aronian, Levon: 0.5 - 0.5
    Karjakin, Sergey - Anand, Viswanathan: 0.5 - 0.5







  • Grenke Chess t. 2015

    2nd - 9th February , 2015
    Baden-Baden, Germany
    8 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2752

    Players - ratings

    Magnus Carlsen, 2862 , Norway
    Fabiano Caruana 2820, Italy
    Viswanathan Anand, 2797 , India
    Levon Aronian, 2797, Armenia
    Michael Adams, 2738, England
    Etienne Bacrot, 2711, France
    Arkadij Naiditsch, 2694, Germany
    David Baramidze, 2594, Germany

    Carlsen won the tournament after playoff games:

    Armageddon: Carlsen - Naiditsch: 1-0






  • Moscow Open

    31st January - 8th February ,2015
    Moscow,Russia
    9 rounds, Swiss system
    Average rating: 2339
    244 players
    Time control: 90minutes / 40 moves + 30 minutes' +30 seconds per move.

    Inarkiev ( RUS ) won with 8 points.

    Final Standings - Top 5

    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Inarkiev ErnestoRUS 8
    2 Korobov AntonUKR 7
    3 Vallejo Pons FranciscoESP 7
    4 Petrosian Tigran L.ARM 7
    5 Artemiev VladislavRUS 7









         Tournament site








  • Gibraltar Chess Festival - Masters

    27th January - 5th February ,2015
    Gibraltar
    244 players
    10 rounds, Swiss system
    Average rating: 2285
    Time control: 40 moves in 100 minutes plus 20 moves in 50 minutes plus
    15 minutes for all remaining moves with 30 seconds per move added from the start.

    Final Round (10) - Top 10 boards

    Nakamura Hikaru - Harikrishna P. : 0.5 - 0.5
    Hou Yifan - Howell David W L : 0.5 - 0.5
    Vitiugov Nikita - Bachmann Axel : 0.5 - 0.5
    Bartel Mateusz - Topalov Veselin: 0 - 1
    Svidler Peter - Sutovsky Emil : 0.5 - 0.5
    Naroditsky Daniel - Jakovenko Dmitry : 0.5 - 0.5
    Bok Benjamin - Yu Yangyi : 0.5 - 0.5
    Kuipers Stefan - Matlakov Maxim : 0 - 1
    Cheparinov Ivan - Adhiban B. : 0 - 1
    Wei Yi - Felgaer Ruben : 1 - 0






  • Tata Steel Chess t. 2015

    9th - 25th January,2015
    Wijk aan Zee ( some rounds in Rotterdam and The Hague), Netherlands
    Masters tournament: 14 players
    Double round robin
    Average rating: 2746


    Carlsen ( NOR ) won with 9 points.

    Final Round ( 13 )

    Van Wely, L. - Jobava, B. : 0.5 - 0.5
    Radjabov, T. - Hou, Y. : 0.5 - 0.5
    Ivanchuk, V. - Caruana, F. : 0.5 - 0.5
    Vachier-Lagrave, M. - Aronian, L. : 0.5 - 0.5
    Ding, L. - Carlsen, M. : 0.5 - 0.5
    Saric, I. - Wojtaszek, R. : 1 - 0
    Giri, A. - So, W. : 1 - 0






  • Azerbaijan Chess Championship

    6th - 15th January,2015
    22players
    9 rounds Swiss system
    Average rating: 2426
    Time control: 90 mn / 40 moves + 30 mn + 30 sec from 1st move

    Mamedov won the tournament with 6.5 points. ( Thanks to the better tie break-point )

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Mirzoev Azer - Mamedov Rauf : 0.5 - 0.5
    Guseinov Gadir - Rasulov Vugar : 0.5 - 0.5
    Abasov Nijat - Safarli Eltaj : 0 - 1
    Durarbayli Vasif - Izzat Kanan : 1 - 0
    Shahaliyev Ismayil - Sadikhov Ulvi : 0.5 - 0.5
    Heydarli Kanan - Guliev Logman : 0.5 - 0.5
    Sevdimaliyev Urfan - Bajarani Ulvi : 0 - 1
    Bayramov Elvin - Asadli Vugar : 1 - 0
    Gasimov Parviz - Iskandarov Misratdin : 0.5 - 0.5
    Rzayev Bahruz - Abdulov Orkhan : 0.5 - 0.5
    Mammadov Zaur - Shabanov Nurlan : 0.5 - 0.5






  • World Cup 2015 - Average rating list

    FIDE average rating list for World Cup 2015:
    Top-40 spots of the average rating list from February 2014 to January 2015, which will determine the 18 rating qualifiers and
    any rating reserves needed for this year's World Cup in Baku.

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872.5833
    Aronian, Levon ARM 2808.0000
    Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2803.6667
    Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2792.1667
    Anand, Viswanathan IND 2785.0000
    Topalov, Veselin BUL 2784.5000
    Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2775.4167
    Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2774.3333
    Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2772.0000
    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2758.8333
    Giri, Anish NED 2756.9167
    Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2755.3333
    Gelfand, Boris ISR 2752.0000
    Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2750.2500
    So, Wesley USA 2748.6667
    Adams, Michael ENG 2747.6667
    Svidler, Peter RUS 2747.4167
    Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2740.8333
    Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2736.3333
    Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2735.2500
    Leko, Peter HUN 2731.0833
    Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2730.0833
    Ding, Liren CHN 2726.5000
    Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2725.5000
    Wang, Hao CHN 2724.8333
    Harikrishna, P. IND 2723.5000
    Morozevich, Alexander RUS 2723.3333
    Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2722.7500
    Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2722.5833
    Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2722.0833
    Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2721.9167
    Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2718.5000
    Navara, David CZE 2716.2500
    Wang, Yue CHN 2715.9167
    Jobava, Baadur GEO 2715.5000
    Li, Chao b CHN 2712.8333
    Fressinet, Laurent FRA 2709.6667
    Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2708.5000
    Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS 2705.0833
    Rapport, Richard HUN 2704.0000





















































  • Basel chess festival

    1st - 5th January2014
    Basel, Swirzerland
    7 rounds, Swiss system



    Naiditsch ( GER ) won the tournament with 5.5 points.

    Final Standings - Top 10

    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Naiditsch, ArkadyGER 5.5
    2 Donchenko, AlexandGER 5.5
    3 Iturrizaga BonellVEN 5.5
    4 Dann,MatthiasGER 5.5
    5 Pavlovic,MilosSRB 5.5
    6 Svane,RasmusGER 5
    7 Bok, BenjaminNED 5
    8 Pelletier,YannickSUI 5
    9 Graf,FelixGER 5
    10 Hort,VlastimilGER 5















  •       Tournament site





  • Rilton Cup

    27th December 2014 - 5 January 2015
    Stockholms, Sweden
    85 players

    9 rounds, Swiss system

    Hammer Jon Ludvig ( NOR ) won with 7 points .

    Final Standings - Top 5

    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Hammer Jon LudvigNOR 7
    2 Hillarp Persson TigerSWE 7
    3 Roiz MichaelISR 6.5
    4 Turov MaximRUS 6.5
    5 Smirin IliaISR 6.5








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List of the chess tournaments with detailed information.
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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
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