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The Week in Chess

  • 1st China Chess Kings and Queens Matches 2015 – Games and Results
    The 1st China Chess Kings and Queens Matches take place 24th November to 1st December 2015. Men’s and women’s events with 8 players each in a knockout format. Players: Men: Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Wang Yue, Bu Xiangzhi, Ni Hua, Zhao Jun, Lu Shanglei. Women: Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Tan Zhongyi, Shen Yang, Guo Qi, Lei Tingjie, Ding Yixin, Zhu Jiner.
  • 11th Ugra Governor’s Cup 2015 – Games and Results
    The 11th Ugra Governor’s Cup takes place 22nd November to 2nd December 2015. Players: Vladislav Artemiev, Ivan Bukavshin, Denis Khismatullin, Sanan Sjugirov, Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Aleksej, Aleksandrov, Dmitry Kokarev, Pavel Ponkratov etc
  • 20th European Team Championship 2015 – Games and Results
    The 20th European Team Championship took place in Reykjavik 13th to 22nd November 2015. Stellar field playing for their national teams headed by World Champion Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Pavel Eljanov, Alexander Grischuk, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Peter Svidler, Michael Adams, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Teimour Radjabov, Dmitry Jakovenko, David Navara, Vasil Ivanchuk etc. Russia won both men’s and women’s titles. Men’s 1st Russia, 2nd Armenia, 3rd Hungary. Women’s 1st Russia, 2nd Ukraine 3rd Georgia.
  • Saint Louis Showdown 2015 – Games and Results
    The Saint Louis Showdown took place 12th to 15th November 2015. Two matches Hikaru Nakamura vs Fabiano Caruana and Hou Yifan vs Parimarjan Negi over four days and four chess contests. Day 1 saw two rounds of ”Basque” chess where the players play their opponents in two games one with black and one with white. day two Fischer Random chess, day 3 4 rapid games, and on the final day 4 8 rapid blitz. . Nakamura and Caruana drew both Basque games, Nakamura won the Fischer Random 2.5-1.5, Caruana the rapid 3-1 and the blitz 4.5-3.5. Final result: Caruana 10 – 8 Nakamura. Negi won both Basque games. Hou Yifan won the Fischer Random section 3.5-0.5, the rapids 3-1 and the blitz 4.5-3.5. Final result: Hou Yifan 11 – 7 Negi.
  • 20th Barcelona GM International 2015 – Games and Results
    The 20th Barcelona GM International took place 4th to 8th of November 2015. Players: Hipolito Asis Gargatagli, Marc Narciso Dublan, Axel Bachmann Csaba Balogh, Karen Grigoryan and Alexander Morozevich. Alexander Morozevich won on tie-break from Axel Bachmann in spite of losing his final round game to him. Both finished on 3/5. The first tie-break was most games played with the black pieces and Morozevich played 3 to Bachmann’s 2.
  • FIDE Candidates 2016 – Games and Results
    The FIDE Candidates tournament takes place in Moscow 10th to 30th March 2016. The event is sponsored by the Tashir Group run by Armenian billionaire Samvel Karapetyan who backed the 2014 Petrosian Memorial. Players: Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin and Peter Svidler have secured their places. Levon Aronian is the sponsor’s wildcard nominee and Anish Giri is a almost certain to take the final place on rating.
  • 78th Tata Steel Masters 2016 – Games and Results
    The 78th Tata Steel Masters takes place 15th to 31st January 2016. The event is mostly in Wijk aan Zee with two rounds at other venues (Science Center NEMO in Amsterdam on 21st Jan and the Railway Museum in Utrecht on 27 Jan). Players: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Ding Liren, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Sergey Karjakin, Michael Adams, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Wei Yi, David Navara, Hou Yifan, Loek Van Wely. plus the ACP best player rated below 2750 plus one more.
  • British Rapidplay 2015 –
    The British Rapidplay took place 31st October to 1st November 2015 in Leeds. Mark Hebden and Ameet Ghasi shared first on 9/11. The table is as complete as I can make it from a photo of the wallchart. Some names at the bottom were missing from this image however.
  • VIII Grand Slam Masters Final Bilbao 2015 – Games and Results
    The VIII Grand Slam Masters Final took place in Bilbao 25th October to 1st November 2015. Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Ding Liren and Wesley So played in this 4 player 6 round event. Wesley So beat Anish Giri in a two game blitz match 1.5-0.5 after both tied on 8 points with 1 win and 5 draws apiece.
  • 13th Cap D’Agde 2015 – Games and Results
    The 13th Cap D’Agde tournament took place October 23rd to 31st 2015. The main event is the Karpov Trophy and rapid event with a preliminary 14 rounds and a final 4 player knockout. Laurent Fressinet. beat Anatoly Karpov in the final. The two rapid games were drawn but Fressinet won the blitz 2-0.
  • Schachbundesliga 2015-16 – Games and Results
    The very strong German Schachbundesliga takes place Friday 18th Oct 2015 to Sun 24th Apr 2016. Games and standings on this page.
  • 19th Hoogeveen Chess Festival 2015 – Games and Results
    The 19th Hoogeveen Chess Festival took place 17th to 24th October 2015. Two matches Timman – Van Foreest and Kazarian – Guramishvili. In addition there is an open.
  • 16th Karpov Tournament in Poikovsky 2015 – Games and Results
    The traditional Karpov tournament in Poikovsky, Russia took place 28th September to 8th October 2015. Anton Korobov and Viktor Bologan scored 6/9.
  • Chinese Team Championship 2015 – Games and Results
    The Chinese Team Championship takes place 10th April to 11th December 2015 over a marathon 22 rounds.
  • 31st European Club Cup 2015 – Games and Results
    The 31st European Club Cup took place 18th to 24th October 2015. Leading players: Nakamura, Topalov, Giri, Caruana, Aronian, Kramnik, Grischuk, etc Vladimir Kramnik scored a fantastic 4.5/5 to lead his team Siberia to victory ahead of ratings favourites SOCAR of Azerbaijan. Nona of Georgia won all their matches in the women’s event.
  • World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2015 – Games and Results
    The World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships took place in Berlin 9th to 15th October 2015. Rapid 10th to 12th October and Blitz 13th to 14th October. World Champion Magnus Carlsen retained his rapid title ahead of Ian Nepomniachtchi and Teimour Radjabov. Carlsen was an early leader in the blitz too but a loss in the final game of day 1 to Karjakin started a poor run that was continued on day two. Carlsen got into contention again before losing to Ivanchuk in round 20. Alexander Grischuk won the blitz title for the third ahead of Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Vladimir Kramnik Carlsen finished 6th.
  • 2nd Millionaire Chess Open 2015 –
    The 2nd Millionaire Chess open took place 8th to 12th October 2015. 7 rounds of open chess followed by tie-breaks produce four players for the knock-out segment and the main prizes. Leading players: Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Yangyi Yu, Gata Kamsky, Liem Le, Luke McShane, Ray Robson, Evgeny Bareev, Evgeniy Najer, Sam Shankland, Aleksandr Shimanov, Varuzhan Akobian, Sergei Azarov, Yaroslav Zherebukh, Illya Nyzhnyk, Aleksandr Lenderman, Vasif Durarbayli, Bartlomiej Macieja, Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez, Jianchou Zhou, Alejandro Ramirez, Andrey Stukopin etc Hikaru Nakamura took the $100,000 first prize by beating Quang Liem Le in the final. Nakamura didn’t have it easy earlier having to go to tie-breaks to secure his place in the Semi-Finals.
  • FIDE World Cup 2015 – Games and Results
    The FIDE World Cup took place in Baku 11th September to 5th October 2015. 128 players competed in this knockout event with two Candidates places at stake.

    Leading players: Veselin Topalov, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Liren Ding, Vladimir Kramnik, Wesley So, Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Dmitry Jakovenko, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Michael Adams, Boris Gelfand, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Teimour Radjabov, Pendyala Harikrishna, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Yi Wei, Leinier Domínguez, David Navara, Peter Svidler, Vassily Ivanchuk, Nikita Vitiugov, Yangyi Yu, Dmitry Andreikin, Pavel Eljanov, Hao Wang, Peter Leko, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Hua Ni, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Laurent Fressinet, Anton Korobov etc.

    In a quite remarkable final every single one of the games finished decisively with Sergey Karjakin eventually emerging the winner 6-4 over Peter Svidler. Both players will play in the Candidates in 2016,

  • Netherlands Rapid Championships 2015 – Games and Results
    The Netherlands Rapid Championships took place in Amstelveen on Sunday 4th October 2015. Top seeds Anish Giri and Anne Haast both scored 6.5/7 to win the men’s and women’s events.
  • Pokerstars Isle of Man Masters 2015 – Games and Results
    The Pokerstars Isle of Man Masters took place 3rd to 11th October 2015. Leading players: Michael Adams, Pentala Harikrishna, David Howell, Laurent Fressinet, Arkadij Naiditsch, Nigel Short, Gabriel Sargissian etc.

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