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  • Groningen chess festival

    26th - 30th December , 2013,
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Open A , 103 players ( Elo > 2000 ) , Open B, Open C tournaments 9 rounds and Karpov - Timman match ( 26th - 30th December )
    Time control : 90 minutes per 40 moves + 30 minutes till the end, increment 30 seconds per move


    Karpov - Timman match ( 26th - 30th December )
    40 mn + 30 seconds per move

    Final score: Karpov - Timman: 4 - 3

    Game 4: Karpov - Timman : 1 - 0 ( Queen's Indian - Nimzovich variation )
    Game 3: Timman - Karpov : 0.5 - 0.5 ( Ruy Lopez - Berlin defence )
    Game 2: Karpov - Timman : 0.5 - 0.5 ( Bogo Indian Defence )
    Game 1: Timman - Karpov : 0.5 - 0.5 ( Scandinavian Defence )

    Watch the games

    Open A - Final Standings - top 10
    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1-Andriasian, ZavenARM7
    2-L'Ami, ErwinNED7
    3-Bok, BenjaminNED7
    4-Ernst, SipkeNED7
    5-Romanov, EvgenyRUS6.5
    6-Rodshtein, MaximISR6.5
    7-Greenfeld, AlonISR6.5
    8-Michalik, PeterSVK6
    9-Stukopin, AndreyRUS6
    10-Kovchan, AlexanderUKR6







  • World Mind Games - Chess  

    SportAccord World Mind Games - Chess tournaments: Rapid ( 12th - 13th December ), Blitz ( 14th- 16th December ) and Basque system (A player will play with white and black pieces simultaneously against the same opponent ) ( 17th- 18th December ) tournaments in Beijing, China.








  • European Rapid Chess Championship 2013   

    14th - 15th December , 2013,
    Warsaw,Poland
    Time control: 15 mn + 10 sec per move

    Rapport (HUN) won the tournament thanks to his tie-break score.


    Final standings
    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1-Rapport, RichardHUN9.5
    2-Malakhov, VladimirRUS9.5
    3-Petrosian, Tigran ARM9.5
    4-Moiseenko, AlexanderUKR9







  • 5th London Chess Classic 2013 - Super Sixteen

    london chess 2013




    11th - 15th December , 2013, London, UK
    Rapid games
    Groups: Double round robin . Semi final and final knock out system.

    Nakamura won the tournament.

    Nakamura - Gelfand: 1.5 - 0.5

    Final :

    Boris Gelfand - Hikaru Nakamura: 0.5 - 0.5
    Hikaru Nakamura - Boris Gelfand: 1 - 0






  • Snowdrops vs Oldhands

    30th November - 8th December, 2013
    Prague , Czech Rep.
    2 round scheveningen match of two four-members teams.
    Time control : 90 minutes per 40 moves + 30 minutes till the end, increment 30 seconds per move

    Oldhands :Legendary grandmasters: Uhlmann Wolfgang, Ivkov Borislav , Gulko Boris , Dorfman Iossif
    Snowdrops: Kashlinskaya Alina, Cmilyte Viktorija , Muzychuk Mariya , Ziaziulkina Nastassia

    Final score : Snowdrops - Oldhands : 17.5 - 14.5

    Individual results:
    Snowdrops
    Uhlmann Wolfgang : 2.5
    Ivkov Borislav : 3
    Gulko Boris: 4.5
    Dorfman Iossif: 4.5

    Oldhands
    Kashlinskaya Alina : 5
    Cmilyte Viktorija: 4.5
    Muzychuk Mariya: 3.5
    Ziaziulkina Nastassia : 4.5






  • World Team Chess Championship

    24th November - 5th December , 2013
    Antalya ,Turkey
    10 teams, round robin tournament.

    Russia is the World Teams Champion.

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Russia - Egypt : 2.5 - 1.5
    Armenia - Ukraine : 1.5 - 2.5
    USA - Netherlands : 2 - 2
    China -Turkey : 3 - 1
    Azerbaijan - Germany :1 - 3






  • Italian Chess Championship
    21st November - 2nd December, 2013
    Roma, Italy
    Round robin tournament
    Average rating : 2478

    Final Round ( 11 )

    IM Caprio Guido - Brunello Sabino : 0.5 - 0.5
    David Alberto - De Filomeno Simone : 0.5 - 0.5
    Garcia Palermo Carlos - Godena Michele : 0.5 - 0.5
    Cocchi Andrea - Rombaldoni Denis : 0 - 1
    Bruno Fabio - Dvirnyy Danyyil : 0 - 1
    Rombaldoni Axel - Stella Andrea: 0.5 - 0.5






  • European Small Nation Team Champ.

    24th November - 1st December , 2013
    Monaco
    10 teams, round robin tournament.


    Final standings
    Rank CountryPoints
    1-Faroe Islands16
    2-Andorra14
    3-Monaco13
    4-Cyprus12
    5-Luxembourg10
    6-Malta8
    7-Liechenstein8
    8-San Marino5
    9-Guernsey4
    10-Jersey0







  • World Chess Championship 2013

    worldchamp2013 7th - 28th November, 2013
    Chennai, India .

    Carlsen ( NOR ) is World Chess Champion.

    Carlsen - Anand : 6.5 - 3.5

    10th game : Carlsen - Anand : 0.5 - 0.5 ( Sicilian defence )






  • European Team Chess Championship

    European Team Chess Championship 7th - 18th November, 2013
    Warsaw, Poland
    Swiss system, 9 rounds
    One open section and one section for the women’s teams
    Open 38 teams
    Women: 32 teams


    Azerbaijan won the Open section with 14 points. Ukraine won the Women's section with 15 points.


    Open section - Final Round - top 5 boards:

    Armenia - Azerbaijan : 2 - 2
    Russia - France : 2½ - 1½
    Czech Republic - Georgia : 2 - 2
    Hungary - Belarus : 3 - 1
    Greece - Italy : 2 - 2





  • Cap d'Agde Karpov Trophy 2013

    20th October - 2nd November, 2013
    Cap d'Agde France
    8 players
    Average rating: 2568
    Closed rapid tournament : 25 minutes + 10 seconds/move ,

    Bacrot won the tournament after beating Karpov: 3 - 1

    Tie-break Blitz games 3 min.

    Karpov - Bacrot : 0 - 1
    Bacrot - Karpov : 1 - 0

    Rapid games 25 min. games

    Karpov - Bacrot : 0.5 - 0.5
    Bacrot - Karpov : 0.5 - 0.5








  • Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona Chess Tournament

    25th - 31st October, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
    8 players
    Average rating: 2579
    time control: 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment for the first 40 moves plus 30 minutes +
    30 seconds increment per move remaining.
    Draw offers not allowed before 40 moves.

    Balogh (HUN) won with 4.5 points.


    Final round ( 7 )
    Ftacnik Lubomir - Alsina Leal Daniel: 0 - 1
    Lopez Josep Manuel - Balogh Csaba : 0 - 1
    Hansen Eric - Narciso Marc : 1 - 0
    Shankland Samuel - Edouard Romain : 0.5 - 0.5






  • 29th European Club Cup

    20th - 26th October 2013,
    Rodos Palace Conference Center, Rhodes, Greece

    7 rounds
    53 teams
    Average Elo: 2268
    Time control : 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

    Top 10 teams according to the average rating:

    1 SOCAR AZE 2753
    2 Malachite RUS 2729
    3 Saint-Petersburg RUS 2710
    4 Ugra RUS 2700
    5 G-Team Novy Bor CZE 2667
    6 PGMB-Rostov RUS 2663
    7 O.R. Padova ITA 2633
    8 Odlar Yurdu AZE 2596
    9 Clichy Echecs 92 FRA 2579
    10 Peristeri GRE 2512

    G-Team Novy Bor won with 13 points.

    Final Standings top 5

    Rank TeamsCountryPoints
    1-G-Team Novy BorCZE13
    2-MalachiteRUS12
    3-SOCARAZE11
    4-Clichy Echecs 92FRA11
    5-Saint-PetersburgRUS11







  • Unive chess tournament - The Crown Group


    20th - 26th October , Hoogeveen , The Netherlands
    4 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2690

    So ( PHI ) won with 4.5 pts.

    Final Round ( 6 )

    Van Wely, Loek - Van Kampen, Robin : 0.5 - 0.5
    So, Wesley - Adams, Michael : 0.5 - 0.5








  • Kings chess tournament

    6th - 17th October,
    Bucharest, Romania
    5 players
    Double round robin
    Average rating: 2730
    Time control: 120 mn + 60 mn+(15'+30''/per move) Draws forbidden until move 30

    Caruana ( ITA ) won the tournament with 5 points.

    Final Round ( 10 )

    Radjabov - Caruana: 0.5 - 0.5
    Hao - Ponomariov: 1 - 0






  • Russian Chess Championship Super Final - Men

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    October 5-14, 2013
    Nizhny Novgorod , Russia,
    10 players,
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2696

    Svidler won the Russian Championship title after tie-break games.

    Tie-break - Rapid games:

    Peter Svidler - Ian Nepomniachtchi: 1-0

    Ian Nepomniachtchi - Peter Svidler: 0.5 - 0.5

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Kramnik, Vladimir : 1-0
    Vitiugov, Nikita - Andreikin, Dmitry : 1-0
    Karjakin, Sergey - Svidler, Peter : 0.5-0.5
    Inarkiev, Ernesto - Goganov, Aleksey : 1-0
    Motylev, Alexander - Shomoev, Anton : 1-0






  • Russian Super Final - Women

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    October 5-14, 2013
    Nizhny Novgorod , Russia,
    10 players,
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2448

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Kosteniuk, Alexandra - Gunina, Valentina : 0.5-0.5
    Pogonina, Natalija - Kosintseva, Tatiana: 1-0
    Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina - Kovanova, Baira : 0.5-0.5
    Goryachkina, Aleksandra - Bodnaruk, Anastasia : 0.5-0.5
    Kashlinskaya, Alina - Charochkina, Daria : 0.5-0.5






  • Chess Masters Bilbao


    7th - 12 th October , 2013,
    Bilbao, Spain

    Double round robin tournament
    Average rating: 2762


    Aronian won the tournament with 10 points.

    Final round ( 6 )

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Michael Adams: 0 - 1
    Levon Aronian - Shakhriyar Mamedyarov: 0.5 - 0.5






  • FIDE - Grand Prix - Paris

    grand prix paris


    21st September - 5th October, 2013
    Paris, France
    Round robin system
    12 players
    Average rating: 2746



    Players who have qualified for the Candidates Tournament until now :
    Vladimir Kramnik and Dmitry Andreikin ( from the World Chess Cup 2013 ) ,
    Veselin Topalov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov ( from the FIDE Grand Prix ) ,
    Levon Aronian and Sergey Karjakin ( rating )
    Loser of the 2013 World Chess Championship Match ( Anand or Carlsen )
    One player nominated by the Organiser

    Final Round (11)
    Wang Hao - Fressinet Laurent : 0.5 - 0.5
    Bacrot Etienne - Grischuk Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5
    Dominguez Perez Leinier - Caruana Fabiano : 0.5 - 0.5
    Tomashevsky Evgeny - Ivanchuk Vassily : 0.5 - 0.5
    Giri Anish - Nakamura Hikaru : 0.5 - 0.5
    Gelfand Boris - Ponomariov Ruslan : 0.5 - 0.5






  • Fide Women's Grand-Prix Tashkent

    tashkent


    17th September - 1st October 2013,
    Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    12 players
    Average ELO: 2479

    Round robin

    Players

    Koneru Humpy 2607
    Zhao Xue 2579 CHN
    Ju Wenjun 2535 CHN
    Lagno Kateryna 2532
    Khotenashvili Bela 2514 GEO
    Stefanova Antoaneta 2496
    Kosteniuk Alexandra 2495 Dronavalli Harika 2475 IND
    Danielian Elina 2470
    Girya Olga 2439 RUS
    Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 2307 KAZ
    Muminova Nafisa 2293 UZB

    Koneru ( IND ) won with 8 points.

    Final Round ( 11 )
    Muminova Nafisa - Kosteniuk Alexandra : 0 - 1
    Zhao Xue - Dronavalli Harika : 1 - 0
    Khotenashvili Bela - Stefanova Antoaneta: 1 - 0
    Nakhbayeva Guliskhan - Lagno Kateryna : 0 - 1
    Girya Olga - Koneru Humpy : 0.5 - 0.5
    Ju Wenjun - Danielian Elina : 0.5 - 0.5






  • Topalov vs Laznicka

    19th - 25 th September,
    Novi Bor , Czech Republic ,
    6 games
    Topalov (BUL) 2769 - Laznicka (CZE) 2677


    Game 6, Laznicka - Topalov: 0 - 1

    Aggregate score: Topalov - Laznicka: 4 - 2





  • Women's world chess championship

    10th to 28th September 2013
    Ushenina Anna vs Hou Yifan

    Hou Yifan becomes the World Champion.

    Game 7: Hou Yifan - Ushenina Anna : 1 - 0





  • Sinquefield Cup

    sinquefield_cup 9th - 15th September,St Louis, USA,
    4 players
    Double round robin
    Average ELO: 2795

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen 2862 Norway
    Levon Aronian 2802 Armenia
    Hikaru Nakamura 2774 United States
    Gata Kamsky 2741 United States

    Carlsen (NOR) won the tournament.

    Final Round ( 6 )

    Kamsky - Nakamura: 0.5 - 0.5
    Carlsen - Aronian: 1 - 0





    ACP Cup rapid

    13th - 15th September, Riga,Latvia
    16 players
    Knock out system


    Grischuk (RUS) won the tournament..
    Finals

    Grischuk - Nepomniachtchi: 3 - 2





  • Linares Women's tournament

    8th - 14th September,Linares, Spain
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average ELO: 2292



    Anastasia Savina (RUS) won the tournament.

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Aranaz Murillo Amalia - Collado Barbas Laura : 1 - 0
    Guramishvili Sopiko - Hernandez Estevez Yudania : 1 - 0
    Daulyte Deimante - Matnadze Ana : 0 - 1
    Brunello Marina - Milliet Sophie : 0 - 1
    Savina Anastasia - Martin Perez Laura : 1 - 0





  • Poikovsky chess tournament  

    28th August - 7th September , 2013
    Round robin tournament
    10 players
    Average ELO: 2686
    Time Control: 100 '/ 40 moves + 50' / 20 moves + 15' + 30 "

    Round 9

    Nepomniachtchi, Ian - Motylev, Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5
    Onischuk, Alexander - Jakovenko, Dmitry : 0.5 - 0.5
    Bologan, Viktor - Inarkiev, Ernesto : 1-0
    Laznicka, Viktor - Eljanov, Pavel : 0.5 - 0.5
    Cheparinov, Ivan - Sutovsky, Emil : 1-0





  • FIDE Chess World Cup 2013

    World Chess Cup 2013 logo

    10th August - 5th September, 2013
    Tromso, Norway
    128 players
    Knock-Out system tournament.

    Andreikin vs Kramnik

    Kramnik wins the FIDE World Cup.

    Kramnik Vladimir ( RUS ) - Andreikin, Dmitry ( RUS ): 2.5 - 1.5


    Final

    Game 4: Andreikin - Kramnik : 0.5 - 0.5
    Game 3: Kramnik - Andreikin: 0.5 - 0.5
    Game 2: Andreikin - Kramnik: 0.5 - 0.5
    Game 1: Kramnik - Andreikin : 1-0


  • 88th French Championship  

    11th - 23rd August, 2013,
    Nancy, France
    National, National Women and Open tournaments

    National tournament

    Romain Edouard 2662
    Vladislav Tkachiev 2637
    Christian Bauer 2633
    Hicham Hamdouchi 2613
    Matthieu Cornette 2592
    Jean-Pierre Le Roux 2588
    Jean-Marc Degraeve 2563
    Andreï Sokolov 2558
    Anatoly Vaïsser 2544
    Marie Sebag 2527
    Manuel Apicella 2512
    Anthony Wirig 2496

    Hamdouchi is the champion.

    Play-off

    Degraeve - Hamdouchi : 0.5 - 0.5
    Hamdouchi - Degraeve : 1-0


    Final round ( 11 )


    Sokolov, Andrei - Wirig, Anthony : 0.5 - 0.5
    Hamdouchi, Hicham - Cornette, Matthieu : 1 - 0
    Le Roux, Jean-Pierre - Degraeve, Jean-Marc : 0 - 1
    Sebag, Marie - Vaisser, Anatoly : 0.5 - 0.5
    Tkachiev, Vladislav - Edouard, Romain : 1 - 0
    Bauer, Christian - Apicella, Manuel : 0.5 - 0.5

    Final Standings

    Rank PlayersPoints
    1-Degraeve, Jean-Marc7.5
    2-Hamdouchi, Hicham7.5
    3-Sokolov, Andrei7
    4-Edouard Romain 6.5
    5-Tkachiev Vladislav6.5
    6-Bauer, Christian6.5
    7-Wirig, Anthony5.5
    8-Apicella, Manuel5
    9-Le Roux, Jean-Pierre4
    11-Cornette, Matthieu3.5
    10-Vaisser, Anatoly3.5
    12-Sebag, Marie3


    Women:Maisuradze is the champion.
    Play-off

    Rapid:

    Maisuradze - Congiu : 1-0
    Congiu - Maisuradze : 1-0

    Blitz

    Maisuradze - Congiu : 1-0
    Congiu - Maisuradze : 0-1







  • Razuvaev Memorial

    6th - 12th August, 2013,
    Washington DC,
    Chess Beauty vs Admirers of Chess Beauty

    Admirers of Chess Beauty: 10.5 - Chess Beauty : 5.5

    Beauty Admirers
    Krush USA 2 Gulko USA 3.5
    Kosteniuk RUS 1.5Alburt USA 2.5
    Zatonskih USA 1.5 Mikhalchishin SLO 2.5
    Sedina ITA 0.5Tukmakov UKR 2







  • 100th British Championship  

    28th July - 10th August, 2013,
    Riviera International Centre, Torquay, UK
    106 players

    Howell is the champion.

    Final Standings , top 5,

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1-Howell, David ENG9.5
    2-Jones, Gawain ENG8
    3-Hebden, Mark ENG8
    4-Gordon, StephenENG8
    5-Gormally, Daniel ENG7.5







  • Politiken Cup

    27th July - 4th August, 2013,
    Helsingør, Denmark.
    309 players

    Final standings

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1-Negi Parimarjan IND9
    2-Cheparinov Ivan BUL8
    3-Edouard Romain FRA8







  • Politiken Cup

    27th July - 4th August, 2013,
    Helsingør, Denmark.
    309 players

    Final standings

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1-Negi Parimarjan IND9
    2-Cheparinov Ivan BUL8
    3-Edouard Romain FRA8







  • Dortmund 2013

    26th July - 4th August , 2013
    Dortmund, Germany
    Average ELO: 2709
    Round robin tournament

    Adams ( ENG ) won with 7 points.

    Players:

    Adams Michael ENG 2740
    Andrejkin Dmitri RUS 2727
    Caruana Fabiano ITA 2796
    Fridman Daniel GER 2629
    Hao Wang CHN 2752
    Khenkin Igor GER 2605
    Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2784
    Leko Peter HUN 2737
    Meier Georg GER 2610
    Naiditsch Arkadij GER 2710

    Final Round ( 9 )

    Adams, Michael - Kramnik, Vladimir : 0.5 - 0.5
    Naiditsch, Arkadij - Khenkin, Igor : 1 - 0
    Andrejkin, Dmitry - Leko, Peter : 0.5 - 0.5
    Caruana, Fabiano - Fridman, Daniel : 1 - 0
    Wang, Hao - Meier, Georg : 1 - 0





  • 14th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship

    23rd July - 3rd August 2013,
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Average ELO: 2207
    169 players
    11 rounds
    Swiss system

    Hoang Thanh Trang won the title with 9 points.

    Final standings

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1-Hoang Thanh Trang HUN9
    2-Melia Salome GEO8
    3-Mkrtchian Lilit ARM8
    4-Cmilyte Viktorija LTU8
    5-Kosteniuk AlexandraRUS8
    6-Khotenashvili Bela GEO8
    7-Socko MonikaPOL8






  • Biel chess festival 2013 - Grandmasters Tournament

    biel logo

    Chess festival: 20th July - 2nd August,Biel, Switzerland

    Festival consists Grandmaster Tournament,Master Tournament, Main Tournament,
    Rapid, Blitz, chess960, Vinetum Youth, simultaneous, chess-tennis tournaments


    Grandmaster Tournament in memoriam Olivier Breisacher
    ( 22nd July - 1st August,Biel, Switzerland )
    Average Elo : 2709

    Players - Ratings


    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2719
    Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS 2717
    Etienne Bacrot FRA 2714
    Ding Liren CHN 2714
    Alexander Moiseenko UKR 2699
    Richard Rapport HUN 2693


    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the tournament after tie-break games.

    Tie-Break playoff

    Final
    Rapid games

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Alexander Moiseenko: 1 - 0
    Alexander Moiseenko - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave: 0.5 - 0.5

    Semi-final:
    Blitz: two games with 5mn + 2sec ; if 1-1, one Armageddon game

    Alexander Moiseenko - Etienne Bacrot: 1 - 0
    Etienne Bacrot - Alexander Moiseenko: 0 - 1


    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Ding Liren: 1 - 0
    Ding Liren - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave: 0 - 1




  • 31st Andorra Open

    20th - 28th July 2013,
    Hotel St.Gothard, Andorra

    Final standings

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1-Vovk Andrey UKR7.5
    2-Rodshtein Maxim ISR7
    3-Vazquez Igarza Renier ESP7






  • China - USA match

    19th - 27th July 2013,
    Ningbo, Zhejiang, China

    Classical games : 5 rounds - Scheveningen system ( Each player of the team plays the each player of the other team )
    time control: 90 minutes for the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one

    Rapid games : 10 rounds - Scheveningen system
    time control: 25 minutes with 10 seconds increments per move

    China USA
    Women MenWomen Men
    Ju Wenjun 2531
    Tan Zhongyi 2478
    Guo Qi 2443
    Ding Yixin 2432
    Wang Jue 2399
    Wang Yue 2705
    Zhou Weiqi 2616
    Wen Yang 2593
    Xiu Deshun 2556
    Lu Shanglei 2536
    Tatev Abrahamyan 2316
    Sabina-Francesca Foisor 2281
    C Iryna Zenyuk 2250
    F Alisa Melekhina 2216
    Viktorija Ni 2173
    Ray Robson 2628
    Samuel L Shankland 2599
    Gregory S Kaidanov 2577
    Aleksandr Lenderman 2548
    Yury Shulman 2542


    Classical games : China - USA: 31 - 19
    Rapid games : China - USA: 69.5 - 30.5 : ( Men: China - USA: 32.5 - 17.5 - Women: China - USA: 37 - 13)

    Aggregate: China - USA: 100.5 - 49.5






  • FIDE Grand Prix - Beijing 2013

    grandprix beijing



    3rd - 17th July, 2013
    Beijing, China
    Round robin system
    12 players


    Mamedyarov (AZE) won with 7 points.

    Final Round ( 11 )

    Ivanchuk Vassily - Karjakin Sergey : 0.5 - 0.5
    Wang Hao - Kamsky Gata : 1 - 0
    Grischuk Alexander - Leko Peter : 0.5 - 0.5
    Mamedyarov Shakhriyar - Gelfand Boris : 0.5 - 0.5
    Topalov Veselin - Morozevich Alexander : 1 - 0
    Wang Yue - Giri Anish : 0.5 - 0.5





  • Paris Championships

    6th - 14th July 2013,
    Paris, France

    Adrien Demuth won with 7 points.

    Final standings

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1-Demuth Adrien FRA7
    2-Sanchez JosephPHI6.5
    3-Shchekachev Andrei FRA6.5
    4-Le Roux Jean-PierreFRA6.5
    5 -Lagarde MaximeFRA6.5






  • Is Bankasi Turkish chess league 2013

    29th - 10th July 2013,
    Denizli,Turkey
    Time control: 90 minutes + 30 mn after 40th move with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.
    13 teams

    Final standings

    1- Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu 20
    2- Kahramanmaras Belediye Spor 17
    3- Calli Spor 17
    4- Akdeniz Belediyesi Spor 16
    5- Pera Spor 15
    6- T.S Alyans Spor 14
    7- Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Spor 14
    8- Aliaga Gençlik ve Spor 14
    9- Tarsus Zeka Satranc 10
    10- Ankara Demirspor 9
    11- Ezgi Satranc 7
    12- Er Bakir Spor 3
    13- Ceyhan Belediye 0





  • Geneva chess masters 

    26th - 30th June ,
    Geneva , Switzerland
    2 groups, 8 players
    Each player will play 2 games against the opponent: 25 minutes + 10 seconds per move
    tie break : 2 blitz : 4 minutes + 2 secondes

    Mamedyarov ( AZE ) is the winner.

    Final :
    Mamedyarov Shakriyar - Kramnik Vladimir : 1 - 0
    Kramnik Vladimir - Mamedyarov Shakriyar : 0.5 - 0.5





  • Carlsen vs Predojevic - Rapid match 

    28th - 29th June 2013,
    Lillehammer, Norway
    Time control: 25 minutes plus 10 seconds per move.

    Carlsen, Magnus ( NOR , 2864 ) - Predojevic, Borki ( NOR , 2616 ) : 2.5 - 1.5





  • Fide Women Grand-Prix Dilijan 

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    15th - 29th June 2013,
    Dilijan, Armenia
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2505

    Koneru ( IND ) won with 8 points.

    Final round ( 11 )
    Kosintseva Tatiana - Cmilyte Viktorija : 1 - 0
    Khotenashvili Bela - Ushenina Anna : 0.5 - 0.5
    Muzychuk Anna- Danielian Elina : 0.5 - 0.5
    Stefanova Antoaneta - Harika Dronavalli: 0.5 - 0.5
    Koneru Humpy - Batchimeg Tuvshintugs : 1 - 0
    Dzagnidze Nana - Girya Olga : 1 - 0

    Round 10




  • Ukrainian chess championship 

    14th - 26th June, Kyýv, Ukraine
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average ELO: 2653



    Kryvoruchko won the tournament with 7.5 points.

    Final round ( 11 )

    Alexander Areshchenko - Martyn Kravtsiv : 1 - 0
    Alexander Moiseenko - Stanislav Bogdanovich : 0.5 - 0.5
    Andrei Volokitin - Zahar Efimenko : 0.5 - 0.5
    Andrey Baryshpolets - Ruslan Ponomariov : 0 - 1
    Anton Korobov - Pavel Eljanov : 0.5 - 0.5
    Yuriy Kryvoruchko - Valeriy Neverov : 1 - 0







  • 8th Mikhail Tal Memorial 2013

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    12th - 24th June, Moscow , Russia
    10 players
    Round robin

    Players

    Carlsen 2864 NOR
    Kramnik 2803 RUS
    Anand 2786 IND
    Nakamura 2784 USA
    Karjakin 2782 RUS
    Caruana 2774 ITA
    Morozevich 2760 RUS
    Gelfand 2755 ISR
    Mamedyarov 2753 AZE
    Andreikin 2713 RUS

    Gelfand (ISR) won with 6 points.

    Final round

    Caruana, Fabiano - Andreikin, Dmitry : 0.5 - 0.5
    Karjakin, Sergey - Anand, Viswanathan : 0.5 - 0.5
    Kramnik, Vladimir - Gelfand, Boris : 0.5 - 0.5
    Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Carlsen, Magnus : 0.5 - 0.5
    Nakamura, Hikaru - Morozevich, Alexander : 0 - 1





  • World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship

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    World Blitz Championship

    9th - 10 th June, 2013
    60 players
    Swiss system
    15 rounds
    Time control: 3 minutes + 2 seconds additional time per move, starting from move 1.

    Le Quang Liem ( VIE ) is the World Blitz Chess Champion.


    World Rapid Chess Championship

    6th - 8th June, 2013
    58 players
    Swiss system
    15 rounds

    Mamedyarov (AZE) became the World Rapid Chess Champion.





  • Ivanchuk vs Giri -- The Magistral Ciudad de Leon

    6th - 10th June , Leon, Spain

    Vassily Ivanchuk ( UKR ) vs Anish Giri ( NED )

    07 June : 2 games Classic chess (45m+15 seconds for the whole game )
    08 June : 4 games rapid chess (20 minutes+10 seconds/move for the whole game)
    09 June : 10 games Blitz chess (5 minutes+3 seconds/move for the whole game.)


    Classic chess:A. Giri (NED) - V. Ivanchuk (UKR): 1.5 - 0.5
    Rapid chess:A. Giri (NED) - V. Ivanchuk (UKR): 3.5 - 0.5
    Blitz chess:A. Giri (NED) - V. Ivanchuk (UKR): 2.5 - 7.5





  • French Team Championship 2013

    30th May - 9th June, 2013
    Haguenau, France
    Round robin system
    12 teams

    Clichy won with 33 points.

    Final Round 11

    Clichy - Vandoeuvre : 3 - 1
    Grasse - Rueil Malmaison : 4 - 1
    Marseille Echecs - Migne Echecs : 7 - 0
    Strasbourg -Evry Grand Roque : 0 - 4
    Metz Fischer - Mulhouse Philidor : 1 - 1
    Chalons en Champagne - Bischwiller : 1 - 1

    Final Standings

    Rank TeamsPoints
    1 Clichy 33
    2Chalons en Champagne 29
    3 Bischwiller 28
    4Evry Grand Roque27
    5 Mulhouse Philidor26
    6 Metz Fischer23
    7 Marseille Echecs22
    8 Rueil Malmaison17
    9 Strasbourg16
    10 Vandoeuvre 16
    11 Grasse16
    12 Migne Echecs11






  • Sberbank Open Rapid Chess

    5th - 8th June, 2013
    Kiev , Ukraine
    Round robin system
    9 rounds



    Final Standings

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Karjakin, Sergey RUS6.5
    2- Topalov, Veselin BUL6
    3- Leko, Peter HUN5
    4- Zhigalko, Sergei BLR5
    5- Eljanov, Pavel UKR4.5
    6- Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS4.5
    7- Korobov, Anton UKR4.5
    8- Areshchenko, Alexander UKR4
    9- Karpov, Anatoly RUS3
    10- Naiditsch, Arkadij GER2






  • FIDE Grand Prix - Thessaloniki 2013

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    21st May - 4th June, 2013
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    Round robin system
    12 players
    Average rating: 2753

    Dominguez (CUB) won with 8 points.

    Final Round ( 11 )

    Kasimdzhanov Rustam - Grischuk Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5
    Nakamura Hikaru - Svidler Peter : 1 - 0
    Bacrot Etienne - Ivanchuk Vassily : 0 - 1
    Morozevich Alexander - Ponomariov Ruslan : 0.5 - 0.5
    Caruana Fabiano - Kamsky Gata : 1 - 0
    Dominguez Perez Leinier - Topalov Veselin : 1 - 0





  • Sigeman & Co 2013 Chess Tournament

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    22nd - 28th May , 2012
    Malmö, Sweden
    Round robin , 7 rounds
    Average ELO: 2607
    The time control : 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then
    15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each
    move starting from the first move.

    Final Round ( 7 ) :

    Emanuel Berg - Loek van Wely: 0.5 - 0.5
    Nils Grandelius - Ivan Sokolovr: 1 - 0
    Nigel Short - Hans Tikkanen: 0.5 - 0.5
    Jonny Hector - Richard Rapport: 0 - 1





  • Russian Rapid Chess Championship


    21st - 22nd May 2013
    St. Petersburg ( Russia )
    9 rounds
    Swiss system

    Time control: 15 minutes + 10 seconds per move starting from the first one
    Men: 48 players; Average rating: 2534
    Women: 31 players; Average rating: 2204

    Men - Final Standings
    Rank PlayersPointsTie-break
    1- Panarin Mikhail 6.5 51
    2- Dreev Aleksey 6.5 48.51
    3- Fedoseev Vladimir 6.5 42.5
    4- Shomoev Anton 6.5 39.5
    5- Sjugirov Sanan 6 53.5


    Women - Final Standings
    Rank PlayersPoints
    1- Gunina Valentina 7.5
    2- Pustovoitova Daria 7
    3- Bodnaruk Anastasia 6
    4- Sudakova Irina 6






  • Norway Chess 2013 supertournament

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    7th - 18th May,
    Stavanger, Norway
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2770

    Players

    Carlsen, Magnus - NOR - 2872
    Aronian, Levon - ARM - 2809
    Radjabov, Teimour - AZE - 2793

    Karjakin, Sergey - RUS - 2786
    Anand, Viswanathan - IND - 2783
    Topalov, Veselin - BUL - 2771

    Nakamura, Hikaru - USA - 2767
    Svidler, Peter - RUS - 2747
    Wang, Hao - CHN - 2743
    Hammer, Jon Ludvig - NOR - 2631

    Karjakin ( RUS ) won with 6 points.

    Final Round ( 9)

    Aronian, Levon - Carlsen, Magnus : 0.5 - 0.5
    Hammer, Jon Ludvig - Nakamura, Hikaru : 0 - 1
    Karjakin, Sergey - Topalov, Veselin : 0.5 - 0.5
    Radjabov, Teimour - Svidler, Peter : 0.5 - 0.5
    Wang, Hao - Anand, Viswanathan : 1 - 0





  • European Individual Chess Championship


    4th - 17th May 2013
    Legnica ( Poland )
    11 rounds
    Average rating: 2450
    286 players
    time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with
    an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

    Final standings , top 3

    Rank PlayersCountryPointsTie-break
    1- Moiseenko Alexander UKR82643
    2- Alekseev Evgeny RUS82639
    3- Romanov Evgeny RUS82637


    Tie-break: Rating average of the opponents





  • Fide - Foundation Neva Women Grand-Prix Geneva

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    2nd - 16th May 2013,
    Geneva, Switzerland
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2511

    Players

    Hou, Yifan CHN 2617
    Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2585
    Lagno, Kateryna UKR 2548

    Dzagnidze, Nana GEO 2545
    Ju, Wenjun CHN 2544
    Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU 2522

    Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS 2517
    Khotenashvili, Bela GEO 2505
    Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2491

    Ushenina, Anna UKR 2491
    Girya, Olga RUS 2463
    Batchimeg Tuvshintugs MGL 2298

    Khotenashvili (GEO9) won with 8 pts.

    Final round ( 11 )
    Anna Muzychuk - Alexandra Kosteniuk : 0.5 - 0.5
    Olga Girya - Viktorija Cmilyte : 0 - 1
    Kateryna Lagno - Tuvshintugs Batchimeg: 0.5 - 0.5
    Anna Ushenina - Bela Khotenashvili : 0.5 - 0.5
    Wenjun Ju - Tatiana Kosintseva : 1 - 0
    Yifan Hou - Nana Dzagnidze : 0 - 1





  • U.S. chess championship 2013

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    2nd - 13th May 2013
    St.Louis, The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average ELO: 2538


    US chess champion: Kamsky . He defeats Ramirez in Armageddon game

    Final Round ( 9 )
    Robson, Ray - Kamsky, Gata : 0.5 - 0.5
    Ramirez, Alejandro - Christiansen, Larry : 1 - 0
    Gareev, Timur - Holt, Conrad : 1 - 0
    Onischuk, Alexander - Troff, Kayden : 0.5 - 0.5
    Benjamin, Joel - Shankland, Samuel : 0.5 - 0.5
    Akobian, Varuzhan - Kaidanov, Gregory : 1 - 0
    Finegold, Benjamin - Shabalov, Alexander : 0 - 1
    Sevian, Samuel - Hess, Robert : 0.5 - 0.5
    Bryant, John Daniel - Norowitz, Yaacov : 0 - 1
    Shulman, Yury - Sammour-Hasbun, Jorge : 1 - 0
    Stripunsky, Alexander - Ivanov, Alexander : 0 - 1
    Khachiyan, Melikset - Arnold, Marc : 0.5 - 0.5





  • U.S. Women chess championship 2013

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    2nd - 13th May 2013
    St.Louis, The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
    24 players
    Swiss system
    Average ELO: 2280


    Krush won with 8 points.

    Round 9
    Zatonskih, Anna - Foisor, Sabina : 1 - 0
    Belakovskaia, Anjelina - Zenyuk, Iryna : 0.5 - 0 .5
    Chiang, Sarah - Kats, Alena : 1 - 0
    Krush, Irina - Baginskaite, Camilla : 0.5 - 0 .5
    Ni, Viktorija -Abrahamyan, Tatev : 0 - 1






  • Capablanca Memorial

    20th April - 1st May,
    La Havana, Cuba
    6 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2688

    Players

    Dmitry Andreikin ( RUS ) 2727
    Inarkiev Ernesto ( RUS ) 2688
    Harikrishna Pentala ( IND ) 2705
    Almasi Zoltan ( HUN ) 2689
    Leinier Dominguez ( CUB ) 2723
    Yuniesky Quesada ( CUB ) 2596

    Almasi Zoltan (HUN) won with 6.5 points.

    Final Round ( 10 )
    Pentala Harikrishna - Ernesto Inarkiev : 0.5 - 0.5
    Yuniesky Quesada Perez - Leinier Dominguez Perez : 0.5 - 0.5
    Zoltan Almasi - Dmitry Andreikin : 0.5 - 0.5






  • Alekhine Memorial 2013

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    20th - 26th April 2013 , Paris,France / 27th April - 2nd May, St. Petersburg , Russia.
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2745

    Aronian won with better tie-break (Sonneborn-Berger) point.

    Final Round ( 9 )
    Aronian - Vachier-Lagrave : 1 - 0
    Gelfand - Anand: 0.5 - 0.5
    Adams - Kramnik: 0 - 1
    Vitiugov - Ding: 0.5 - 0.5
    Svidler - Fressinet: 0.5 - 0.5






  • Renova Group Grand Prix - Zug 2013

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    17th April - 1st May, 2013
    Zug, Switzerland
    Round robin system
    12 players

    Average rating: 2755

    Topalov won with 8 points.

    Final round ( 11 )

    Leko Peter - Kasimdzhanov Rustam : 0.5 - 0.5
    Kamsky Gata - Giri Anish : 0.5 - 0.5
    Topalov Veselin - Karjakin Sergey : 1 - 0
    Nakamura Hikaru - Caruana Fabiano : 0.5 - 0.5
    Radjabov Teimour - Mamedyarov Shakhriyar : 0.5 - 0.5
    Ponomariov Ruslan - Morozevich Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5






  • Russian Team Championship 
    Russian Team Championship

    6th - 14th April , 2013

    Loo, Krasnodar-Krai , Russia.


    Men:
    Round robin, 7 rounds,
    time control: 90 mn /40 moves + 30 mn + 30s increments per move, starting from move one.
    Average rating: 2527
    7 rounds
    Swiss system
    The players cannot agree to a draw before move 40.

    Round 7

    SPb Chess Fed - PGMB Rostov: 2.5 - 3.5
    Malakhit Chess Club - SHSM Nashe Nasledie: 3 - 3
    AGU - Belorechensk - Yugra: 1.5 - 4.5
    Economist-SGSEU - Politekhnik: 5 - 1
    Navigator - Kazan: 3.5 - 2.5
    Rakita Chess Club - Atom: 2.5 - 3.5
    Zhiguli - Tverskaya : 4.5 - 1.5
    Yamal - EGU-Perspektiva: 4.5 - 1.5
    Kaluzhskaya - M.I.Chigorin Chess Club: 1 - 5






  • 54th Mexican International Championship

    26th-31st March, 2013
    Pueblo, Mexico
    9 rounds, Swiss system.
    192 players

    Final standings , top 3

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Otero Acosta, Diasmany CUB7.5
    2- Ramirez, Alejandro USA7.5
    3- Onischuk, Alexander USA7.5









  • Candidates Tournament 2013

    Carlsen and Kramnik lost their game in the final round. Thus Calsen won on tie-break rule:
    He has more wins (5) than Kramnik (4).
    Carlsen will be challenger of Viswanathan Anand for World Chess Champion title.

    14th March - 2nd April
    London, UK
    8 players
    Double round robin
    Average rating: 2786
    The Prize Fund : €510,000.

    Players:

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2872
    Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2810
    Aronian, Levon ARM 2809
    Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2793
    Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2764
    Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2757
    Svidler, Peter RUS 2747
    Gelfand, Boris ISR 2740

    Final Round - 14

    Carlsen Magnus - Svidler Peter: 0 - 1
    Ivanchuk Vassily - Kramnik Vladimir: 1 - 0
    Gelfand Boris - Grischuk Alexander: 0.5 - 0.5
    Aronian Levon - Radjabov Teimour: 1 - 0






  • Women's World Chess Team Championship

    Women's World  Chess Team Championship 2nd - 13th March, 2013,
    Astana, Kazakistan
    Round robin system




    Final round ( 9 )

    China - India : 2.5 - 1.5
    France - Turkey : 3.5 - 0.5
    Georgia - Kazakhstan : 2.5 - 1.5
    USA - Romania : 2 - 2
    Russia - Ukraine : 2 - 2






  • 27th Cannes Chess Festival

    25th February - 3rd March,
    Cannes , France
    9 rounds, Swiss system.
    Average rating: 2324
    92 players

    Final standings , top 3

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Akshayraj Kore IND7.5
    2- Lgaer Ruben ARG7
    3- Safarli Eltaj AZE7









  • 29th International Chess Open Capelle-la-Grande 2013

    23rd February - 2nd March , 2013
    Cappelle la Grande, France.
    9 rounds , Swiss system
    560 players
    Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with a 30 seconds increment per move.

    Final standings , top 3

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Sjugirov Sanan RUS7
    2- Negi Parimarjan IND7
    3- Rodshtein Maxim ISR7







  • Zurich Chess Challenge

    23 rd February - 1st March,
    Zurich , Switzerland
    4 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2772

    Fabiano Caruana won with 4 points.

    Final Round ( 6 ):

    Anand - Kramnik: 1 - 0
    Caruana - Gelfand: 1 - 0






  • Reykjavik Open 2013

    19th - 27th February, 2013
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    10 rounds , Swiss system
    113 players
    Time control: 90 min for 40 moves + 30 minutes after 40 moves. Increment of 30 sec. for every move.

    Players whose rating is over 2700

    Giri Anish NED 2722
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2715
    Navara David CZE 2710
    Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2709
    Ding Liren CHN 2709
    Yu Yangyi CHN 2688
    So Wesley PHI 2684
    Eljanov Pavel UKR 2678
    Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2675
    Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2644
    Sokolov Ivan NED 2644
    Socko Bartosz POL 2643
    Jones Gawain C B ENG 2637
    Amin Bassem EGY 2631
    Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2622
    L'ami Erwin NED 2622
    Baklan Vladimir UKR 2609
    Solak Dragan TUR 2603
    Dziuba Marcin POL 2602

    Final standings , top 3

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Eljanov Pavel UKR8
    2- So Wesley PHI8
    3- Amin Bassem EGY8







  • French blitz championship

    17th February, 2013
    Paris, France
    13 rounds , Swiss system
    125 players

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is the champion. ( 12 out of 13 )

    Final standings , top 3

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA12
    2- Bacrot Etienne FRA11.5
    3- Fedorchuk Sergey A. FRA10







  • Grenke Chess 2013

    grenke chess logo 7th - 17th February, 2013
    Baden-Baden , Germany
    6 players
    Double Round robin
    Average rating: 2715

    Anand won the tournament with 6.5 points.

    Final Round (10) :

    Fridman Daniel - Caruana Fabiano : 0.5 - 0.5
    Adams Michael - Meier Georg : 0.5 - 0.5
    Naiditsch Arkadij - Anand Viswanathan : 0 - 1






  • Aeroflot Open

    11st - 18th, February, 2013
    Moscow, Russia

    Schedule

    12nd -13th February, Qualifications of the rapid tournament
    14th February, Blitz tournament
    15th February, Rapid: Knockout tournament with 32 winners of the qualifying rounds
    16th - 17 th February, Grand final : 8 winners of the qualifying competition + 8 guest stars ( Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Andreikin, Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Wang Hao and Shahriyar Mammadyarov )

    Aeroflot Open - Rapid - knouck out final :
    8 players are qualified to the final : Alexander Shimanov, Sanan Sjugirov, Dmitry Frolyanov (RUS),
    Anton Korobov, Pavel Eljanov (UKR),
    Gata Kamsky (USA), Le Quang Liem (VIE) & Rauf Mamedov (AZE)

    Other 8 invited players : Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Andreikin, Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Wang Hao, and Anatoly Karpov

    Final

    Karjakin is winner

    Karjakin Sergey - Grischuk Alexander : 2 - 1 ( 1-1 regular game; Armageddon tiebreak game 1 - 0 )


    Semi final

    Kamsky Gata - Grischuk Alexander : 0.5 - 1.5
    Karjakin Sergey - Nepomniachtchi Ian : 2 - 1


    Quarter final

    Grischuk Alexander - Mamedyarov Shakhriyar : 1.5 - 0.5
    Svidler Peter - Nepomniachtchi Ian: 1 - 2
    Wang Hao - Karjakin Sergey: 1.5 - 0.5
    Eljanov Pavel - Kamsky Gata: 0.5 - 1.5





    Aeroflot Open - Blitz

    Final Standings

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS15.5
    2- Svidler Peter RUS14.5
    3- Grischuk Alexander RUS14









  • moscow open Moscow Open 2013

    2nd - 10th, February, 2013
    Moscow, Russia

    Group A

    Swiss system
    233 players

    Savchenko (RUS) won with 7.5 points.

    Group A, Final round ( 9 ), top 10 boards,

    Kokarev Dmitry - Nepomniachtchi Ian : 0.5 - 0.5
    Mamedov Rauf - Smirnov Pavel : 0.5 - 0.5
    Maletin Pavel - Khairullin Ildar : 0.5 - 0.5
    Ponkratov Pavel - Savchenko Boris : 0 - 1
    Ibragimov Ildar - Iturrizaga Eduardo : 0 - 1
    Kovalev Vladislav - Guseinov Gadir : 0.5 - 0.5
    Goganov Aleksey - Sandipan Chanda : 0 - 1
    Nyzhnyk Illya - Matinian Nikita : 0 - 1
    Demchenko Anton - Vidit Santosh Gujrathi : 0.5 - 0.5
    Gabuzyan Hovhannes - Ganguly Surya Shekhar : 0.5 - 0.5

    Group A, Final Standings, top 5

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Savchenko Boris RUS7.5
    2- Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS7
    3- Maletin Pavel RUS7
    4- Mamedov Rauf AZE7
    5- Kokarev Dmitry RUS7







  • Turkish chess championship

    2nd - 9th, February, 2013
    Kemer-Antalya, Turkey
    11 rounds , Swiss system
    320 players

    Chess champion of Turkey : Dragan Solak

    Final round (11), top 5 boards,

    Solak Dragan - Sanal Vahap : 1 - 0
    Atakisi Umut - Ipatov Alexander : 0.5 - 0.5
    Seyhanoglu Deniz - Esen Baris : 0 - 1
    Can Emre - Ali Marandi Cemil Can : 0.5 - 0.5
    Haznedaroglu Kivanc - Kinsiz Onur : 0.5 - 0.5

    Final standings , top 6

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Solak Dragan TUR9.5
    2- Esen Baris TUR9
    3- Ipatov Alexander TUR9
    4- Can Emre TUR8.5
    5- Yilmazyerli Mert TUR8.5
    6- Ali Marandi Cemil Can TUR8.5







  • Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2013 - Masters update

    21st - 31st, January, 2013
    Gibraltar,
    5 tournaments : Masters, Challenger A, Challenger B, Amateur A, Amateur B
    Masters tournament: 246 players ; Average rating:2210


    Players whose ratings are over 2700

    1- Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2758
    2- Kamsky Gata USA 2740
    3- Adams Michael ENG 2725
    4- Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2723
    5-Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2711
    6- Navara David CZE 2710
    7- Shirov Alexei LAT 2708
    8- Le Quang Liem VIE 2705

    Final round , top 10 boards,

    Vitiugov Nikita - Vachier-Lagrave Maxime : 0.5 - 0.5
    Navara David - Short Nigel : 0.5 - 0.5
    Zhao Xue - Ivanchuk Vassily : 0.5 - 0.5
    Georgiev Kiril - Adams Michael : 0.5 - 0.5
    Le Quang Liem - Sandipan Chanda : 0 - 1
    Kamsky Gata - Ibarra Jerez Jose Carlos : 1 - 0
    Felgaer Ruben - Wojtaszek Radoslaw : 0.5 - 0.5
    Cramling Pia - Yu Yangyi : 0 - 1
    Gordon Stephen - Fridman Daniel : 0 - 1
    Jones Gawain - Gallagher Joseph G. : 0.5 - 0.5


    Final standings , top 7

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Vitiugov Nikita RUS8
    2- Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA8
    3- Sandipan Chanda IND8
    4- Short Nigel ENG8
    5- Georgiev Kiril BUL7.5







  • Asian zone 3.3 chess championship update

    22nd - 29th, January, 2013
    Tagaytay City, Phlipinnes

    Final standings, top 4

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE7.5
    2- So Wesley PHI7
    3- Megaranto Susanto INA6
    4- Antonio Rogelio Jr PHI6







  • Tata steel chess 2013

    12th - 27th January, 2013
    Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands

    Three main groups with 14 players each.
    Grandmaster Group A : Average rating : 2732 Category : 20

    Group B : Average rating : 2620 Category : 15
    Group C : Average rating : 2476 Category : 10

    Round robin system

    round 13

    Karjakin - van Wely: 1 - 0
    Hou - Leko: 0.5 - 0.5
    L'Ami - Sokolov: 0.5 - 0.5
    Wang - Anand: 1 - 0
    Nakamura - Harikrishna: 0.5 - 0.5
    Giri - Carlsen: 0.5 - 0.5
    Caruana - Aronian: 0.5 - 0.5






  • 73rd Armenian Championship

    12th - 21st, January, 2013
    Yerevan, Armenia
    10 players
    Round robin.
    Average rating: 2574

    Players

    Melkumyan Hrant 2656
    Petrosian Tigran L. 2648
    Hovhannisyan Robert 2615
    Pashikian Arman 2607
    Grigoryan Avetik 2599
    Andriasian Zaven 2598
    Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 2567
    Kotanjian Tigran 2518
    Hayrapetyan Hovik 2488
    Aghasaryan Robert 2443

    Petrosian won with 7 points.

    Final standings , top 3,

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Petrosian Tigran L. ARM7
    2- Grigoryan Avetik ARM6.5
    3- Hovhannisyan Robert ARM6.5







  • 11th Delhi International Open Chess Festival

    5th - 13th, January, 2013
    New Delhi, India
    105 players
    10 rounds of Swiss system.
    Time control: 90 Minutes plus 30 second increment from move 1 for entire game.
    Average rating: 2307

    Aleksandrov (BLR) won with 8 pts.

    Final Standings, top 5,

    Rank PlayersCountryPoints
    1- Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR8
    2- Dzhumaev Marat UZB7.5
    3- Teske Henrik GER7.5
    4- Vaibhav Suri IND7.5
    5- Lalith Babu M.R. IND7







  • Basel Chess Festival 2013

    1st - 5th January, 2013
    Basel, Switzerland.
    90 players
    7 rounds of Swiss system.


    Grachev (RUS) won the tournament.

    Final standings, top 5,

    Rank PlayersCountryPointsTie break
    1- Grachev,Boris RUS5.525
    2- Vajda, Levente NED5.523.5
    3- Van Kampen, Robin NED5.523
    4- Istratescu,Andrej FRA5.522.5
    5- Vachier-Lagrave,M FRA522.5







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