International Chess News

Update Feb 23, 2015

Anton Kovalyov & Eric Hansen to represent Canada at Continental Championship this May in Uruguay

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
2015/01/29-02/09Moscow Open Moscow, RUS9rd SwissNepomniachtchi, Vallejo, Lysyj, Alekseev, Sjugirov, Eljanov, Inarkiev, etc
2015/02/02-09Grenke Chess ClassicBaden-Baden, GER8pRRCarlsen, Caruana, Aronian, Anand, Adams, Naiditsch, Bacrot, Baramidze
2015/02/13-19Zurich Chess Challenge Zurich, SUI6pRR x 2Caruana, Aronian, Anand, Karjakin, Nakamura, Kramnik Classic & Rapid (Combined Scores)
2015/02/14-28GrandPrix Tournament #3Batumi, GEO12p RRGrischuk, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Dominguez, Mamedyarov, Jakovenko, Svidler, Andreikin, Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov, Tomashevsky, Jobava 2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2015/02/23-03/07European Individual ChampionshipJerusalem, ISR11rd SwissNavara, Nepomniachtchi, Vitugov, Eljanov, Bacrot, Vallejo, Matlakhov, Moiseenko, Cheparinov, Inarkiev, Howell, Van Kampen, etc
2015/03/07-08Petrov MemorialJurmala, LTV11rd Swiss (Rapid)Ivanchuk, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Tomashevsky, Morozevich, Gelfand, Rapport, Malakhov, etc
2015/03/10-18N1 Reykjavík Open Reykjavík, ICL10rd SwissMamedyarov, Navara, Eljanov, Melkumyan, Jones, Movsesian, Hammer, Granda Zuniga, Gupta, Naroditsky, Van Kampen, L'Ami, Hansen (CAN), IM Preotu (CAN), etc
2015/03/16-04/07Women's World ChampionshipSochi, RUS64p KOYuanling Yuan (CAN)
2015/03/27-04/04Aeroflot Open Moscow, RUS9rd SwissWinner qualifies for Dortmund
2015/03/31-04/14US ChampionshipSt Louis, USA12p RRNakamura, So, Kamsky, Robson, Shankland, Onischuk, Naroditsky, Akobian, Gareev, Troff, Holt, Sevian
2015/04/05-16Dubai Open Dubai, UAE9rd Swiss
2015/04/16-25Vugar Gashimov MemorialShamkir, AZE10p RR Carlsen, Caruana, Topalov, Anand, Giri, So, Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Mamedyarov and Radjabov
2015/04/18-29World Team ChampionshipTsakhkadzor, ARM10 Team RRChina, Russia, India, Armenia, USA, Ukraine, Hungary, Israel, Cuba, EgyptPlus World Women's Team (KAZ)
2015/05/13-27GrandPrix Tournament #4Moscow, RUS12p RRCaruana, Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Dominguez, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Svidler, Tomashevsky, Jobava2014/15 Grand Prix Series
2015/05/15-24American Continental ChampionshipMontevideo, URU11rd SwissKovalyov (CAN), Hansen (CAN)also Blitz & Rapid
2015/06/01-10World Rapid & Blitz ChampionshipsTBA
2015/06/14-26Capablanca MemorialHavana, CUB6p DRRDominguez, Bruzon, etc
2015/06/15-27Norway ChessStavanger, NOR10p RRCarlsen, .....
2015/06/27-07/05Dortmund SparkassenDortmund, GER8p RRSo, ....
2015/07/10-16Canadian Closed ChampionshipGuelph, CAN9rd SwissWinner qualifies for World Cup
2015/07/17-26International Meeting of Francophone ChessMontreal, CAN9rd SwissBlitz-20th, Rapid-26th
2015/07/18-31Biel Chess FestivalBiel, SWI6p DRR
2015/08/23-09/04Sinquefield CupSt Louis, USA6p DRR
2015/09/10-10/04World CupBaku, AZE128 Player KO
2015/09/15-30World Junior ChampionshipKhanty-Mansiysk, RUS13rd Swiss
2015/10/08-12Millionaire ChessLas Vegas, USA7rd Swiss Qualifier -> 4 player KONakamura, So, Wang Hao, Le, Shankland, Robson, Akobian, Dreev, etc
2015/10/11-31Women's World Championship MatchTBA12g Hou Yifan vs ??
2015/10/24-11/05World Youth/Cadet ChampionshipPorto Carras, GRE13rd 6 Age groupsOpen & Girls
2015/12 (Tent)Sport Accord Mind GamesBeijing, CHN16p Swiss Op & W Rapid, Blitz, and Basque (dual games)
2015/12 (Tent)London Chess ClassicLondon, ENG6p RR
2016/01/15-31Tata Steel ChessWijk aan Zee, NED14p RR
2016/01 (Tent)Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival Gibraltar, GIB10rd Swiss
2016/02 (Tent)Grenke Chess ClassicBaden-Baden, GER8pRR
2016/02 (Tent)Zurich Chess Challenge Zurich, SUI6pRR x 2Classic & Rapid (Combined Scores)
2016/03/09-28Candidates TournamentTBA8p DRRAnand, etc
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 ChampionshipIND13rd Swiss
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
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
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

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