International Chess News

Update August 5, 2014

Canada (#37) has 2 wins and a loss after 3 rounds of play at the Olympiad. Today playing Venezuela (#61).
The Womens Team (#45) also has 2 wins and a loss. Today playing Slovenia (#37).

Canadian Olympic Team (in board order)
1. GM Anton Kovalyov
2. GM Eric Hansen
3. IM Leonid Gerzhoy
4. GM Bator Sambuev
5. IM Aman Hambleton
Ranked 37th (based on average rating of top 4 players)

Canadian Olympic Women's Team (in board order)
1. WIM Yuanling Yuan
2. WIM Natalia Khoudgarian
3. WFM Alexandra Botez
4. WFM Qiyu Zhou
5. WIM Nava Starr
Ranked 45th (based on average rating of top 4 players)

After the dust had settled there was a 3 way tie for 1st at the Canadian Open between Duth players Sergey Tiviakov and Robin Van Kampen along with Iranian Ehsan Ghaem Maghami. Anton Kovalyov was among those tied for fourth, while Eric Hansen and Bator Sambuev were a further 1/2 pt back. Jason Cao scored an IM Norm.

Upcoming Major International Events

Calendar compiled from information by The Week in Chess, Susan Polgar's Blog, Chessdom, FIDE, ChessBase and other online sources
Date Event Name Location Format Players Comments
2014/07/12-20Dortmund SparkassenDortmund, GER8p RRCaruana 1st, Leko, Meier =2nd
2014/07/14-25Biel Chess FestivalBiel, SWI6p DRRVachier-Lagrave 1st
2014/07/19-26Canadian OpenMontreal, CAN9rd SwissGM's Tiviakov, Van Kampen, etc, Cdn GM's Kovalyov, Hansen, Sambuev, IM's Gerzhoy, Panjwani, Cheng, Wang, etc
2014/07/21-27Politiken CupHelsingor, DEN10rd SwissMoiseenko, Matlakov, Rapport, Bu, Negi, Edouard, Jones, Rodshtein, etc
2014/08/01-14Chess OlympiadTromso, NOR11rd Team SwissChina, Russia (W) Open & Women
2014/08/28-/09/09Sinquefield CupSt Louis, USA6p DRRCarlsen, Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Topalov
2014/09/12-20Grand Slam FinalsBilbao, ESP4p DRRAronian, Anand, Vallejo, Ponomariov
2014/09/18-30 World Youth ChampionshipDurban, RSA13rd 6 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2014/10/01-10/15GrandPrix Tournament #1Baku, AZE12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2014/10/06-19World Junior ChampionshipPune, IND13rd Swiss
2014/10/11-31Women's World ChampionshipTBA64p KO
2014/10/18-26American Continental ChampionshipNatal (Pipa), BRA11rd Swissalso Blitz & Rapid
2014/10/20-11/03GrandPrix Tournament #2Tashkent, UZB12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2014/11/07-28World Championship MatchSochi, RUS12g matchCarlsen vs Anand
2014/11/25-12/05Qatar Masters OpenQAT9rd SwissKramnik, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Ding Liren, Fressinet, Shirov, Jobava, etc
2014/12/09-18Sport Accord Mind GamesBeijing, CHN16p Op & WRapid, Blitz, and Basque
2015/01/09-25Tata Steel ChessWijk aan Zee, NED12p RR
2015/01/25-02/06Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival Gibraltar10rd Swiss
2015/02Zurich Chess Challenge Zurich, SUI6p DRRClassic & Rapid
2015/02/14-28GrandPrix Tournament #3Tehran, IRA12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2015/03/01-15World Team ChampionshipARM10 Team RRPlus World Women's Team
2015/TBAAmerican Continental ChampionshipURU11rd Swissalso Blitz & Rapid
2015/05/13-27GrandPrix Tournament #4Moscow, RUS12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2015/06/01-10World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsTBA
2015/09/09-23GrandPrix Tournament #5TBA12p RR2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2015/09/10-10/04World CupBaku, AZE128 Player KO
2015/09/15-30World Junior ChampionshipKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS13rd Swiss
2015/10/11-31Women's World Championship MatchTBA12g
2015/10/24-11/05World Youth/Cadet ChampionshipPorto Carras, GRE13rd 6 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2016/03/09-28Candidates TournamentTBA8p DRR
2016/05/11-25GrandPrix Tournament #1TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2016/06/01-10World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsTBA
2016/07/06-20GrandPrix Tournament #2TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2016/2nd HalfGrandPrix Tournament #3TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2016/09/01-15 World Youth ChampionshipKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS13rd 14, 16, 18 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2016/09/15-30World Junior ChampionshipTBA13rd Swiss
2016/09/17-30Chess OlympiadBaku, AZE11rd Team Swiss
2016/10/18-30 World Cadet ChampionshipBatumi, GEO13rd 8, 10, 12 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2016/2nd halfWorld Championship MatchTBA12g matchChampion vs Winner of 2016 Candidates Tournament
2016/10/11-31Women's World ChampionshipTBA64p KO
2017/03/01-15World Team ChampionshipKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS10 Team RRPlus World Women's Team
2017/05/11-25GrandPrix Tournament #4TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2017/06/01-10World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsTBA
2017/07/06-20GrandPrix Tournament #5TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2017/09/01-15 World Youth/Cadet ChampionshipTBA13rd 6 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2017/09/15-30World Junior ChampionshipTBA13rd Swiss
2017/2nd HalfGrandPrix Tournament #6TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series

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