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  • Sinquefield Cup 2015   update

    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






  • Ratings September 2015   update

    Carlsen at the top with 2853 points. Anand & Topalov 2816
    List of the Top 100 players & top 10 countries





  • 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









         More results




  • 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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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
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