International Chess News

Update September 14, 2015

IM Tomas Krnan loses in the first round of the World Cup to Ling Diren 1.5-0.5

GM Anton Kovalyov qualifies for the second round of the World Cup after defeating Rustam Kasimdzhanov 4.5-3.5

Upcoming Major International Events

Calendar compiled from information by The Week in Chess, Chessdom, FIDE, ChessBase and other online sources
Date Event Name Location Format Players Comments
2015/08/01-13Asian Continental ChampionshipAl Ain, UAE9rd SwissLe, Nguyen, Sandipan, Salem, Ganguly, etcalso blitz & Rapid & Women's
2015/08/23-09/04Sinquefield CupSt Louis, USA10p RRCarlsen, Anand, Caruana, Grischuk, Topalov, Nakamura, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, So Grand Chess Tour Event #2
2015/09/10-10/04World CupBaku, AZE128 Player KOGM Anton Kovalyev and IM Tomas Krnan from Canada
2015/09/15-30World Junior ChampionshipKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS13rd Swiss
2015/10/08-12Millionaire ChessLas Vegas, USA7rd Swiss Qualifier -> 4 player KO Nakamura, So, Wang Hao, Yu Yangi, Vallejo, Le Liem, Shankland, Robson, Akobian, ..., Kovalyov (CAN) etc
2015/10/09-15World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsBerlin, GER
2015/10/24-11/05World Youth/Cadet ChampionshipPorto Carras, GRE13rd Swiss; 6 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2015/11/09-22World Senior ChampionshipAcqui Terme, ITA11rd Swiss; 50+, 65+ Age GroupsOpen & Women
2015/12 (Tent)Sport Accord Mind GamesBeijing, CHN16p Swiss Op & W Rapid, Blitz, and Basque (dual games)
2015/12/03-14 London Chess ClassicLondon, ENG10p RR Carlsen, Anand, Caruana, Grischuk, Topalov, Nakamura, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave Grand Chess Tour Event #3
2015/12/19-30Qatar MastersDoha, QAT9rd Swiss Kramnik, So, Giri, Ding Liren, Vachier-Lagrave, Tomashevsky, Radjabov, Mamedyarov, Harikrishna, Yu Yangyi, Vitiugov, Ivanchuk, Wei Yi, Naiditsch, Eljanov, Yu Yangi, Moiseenko, etc
2016/01/15-31Tata Steel ChessWijk aan Zee, NED14p RR
2016/01/26-02/05Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival Gibraltar, GIB10rd SwissAnand, Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Li Chao, Ni Hua, Howell, Short, etc
2016/1st HalfWomen's World Championship MatchLviv, UKR12g Hou Yifan vs M.Muzychuk (Champion)
2016/02 (Tent)Grenke Chess ClassicBaden-Baden, GER8pRR
2016/02 (Tent)Zurich Chess Challenge Zurich, SUI6pRR x 2Classic & Rapid (Combined Scores)
2016/03/08-16N1 Reykjavík OpenReykjavík, ICL10rd Swiss
2016/03/09-28Candidates TournamentTBA8p DRRAnand, Caruana, Nakamura (so far)
2016/04 (Tent)Vugar Gashimov MemorialShamkir, AZE10p RR
2016/04/18-28World Amateur ChampionshipEretria, GRE11rd Swiss
2016/05/11-25GrandPrix Tournament #1TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2016/06/01-10World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsTBA
2016/06 (Tent)Norway ChessStavanger, NOR10p RRGrand Chess Tour Event #1
2016/06 (Tent)Capablanca MemorialHavana, CUB6p DRR
2016/06 (Tent)Dortmund SparkassenDortmund, GER8p RR
2015/07 (Tent)Biel Chess FestivalBiel, SWI6p DRR
2016/07/06-20GrandPrix Tournament #2TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2016/2nd HalfGrandPrix Tournament #3TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2016/08/07-21World Junior ChampionshipBhuvaneswar, IND13rd Swiss
2016/09/01-15 World Youth ChampionshipKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS13rd 14, 16, 18 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2016/09/17-30World Chess OlympiadBaku, AZE11rd Team Swiss
2016/10/18-30 World Cadet ChampionshipBatumi, GEO13rd 8, 10, 12 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2016/10/11-31Women's World ChampionshipTBA64p KO
2016/11World Championship MatchTBA12g matchCarlsen (Champion) vs Winner of 2016 Candidates Tournament
2016/11/18-12/01World Senior ChampionshipMarianske Lazne, CZE11rd Swiss; 50+, 65+ Age GroupsOpen & Women
2017/05/11-25GrandPrix Tournament #4TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2017/05/15-27World Team ChampionshipKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS10 Team RRPlus World Women's Team
2017/06/01-10World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsTBA
2017/07/06-20GrandPrix Tournament #5TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2017/08/21-31 World Cadet ChampionshipBrasilia, BRZ13rd U8, U10, U12 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2017/09/01-09/25World CupTbilisi, GEO128 Player KO
2017/09/16-26 World Youth ChampionshipMontevideo, URU13rd U14, U16, U18 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2017/10/01-16World Junior ChampionshipTarvisio, ITA13rd Swiss
2017/2nd HalfWomen's World Championship MatchTBA12g
2017/11/06-19World Senior ChampionshipVenice, ITA11rd Swiss; 50+, 65+ Age GroupsOpen & Women
2017/2nd HalfGrandPrix Tournament #6TBA12p RR2016/17 Grand Prix Series
2018/03Candidates TournamentTBA8p DRR
2018/06World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsTBA
2018/09/01-15Chess OlympiadBatumi, GEO11rd Team Swiss
2018/09 World Youth ChampionshipTBA13rd 14, 16, 18 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2018/09World Junior ChampionshipTBA13rd Swiss
2018/10World Cadet ChampionshipTBA13rd 8, 10, 12 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2018/10Women's World ChampionshipTBA64p KO
2018/11World Championship MatchTBA12g matchChampion vs Winner of 2018 Candidates Tournament
2018/11World Senior ChampionshipTBA11rd Swiss; 50+, 65+ Age GroupsOpen & Women

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