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  • Russian Team Championship 2018 update

    1 - 10 May, 2018
    Sochi, Russia
    8 teams
    Round robin






  • Women's World Chess Championship 2018 update

    2 - 20 May 2018
    1st half in Shanghai and 2nd half in Chongqing. China

    Tan Zhongyi ( CHN ) vs Ju Wenjun ( CHN )






  • Sigemen & Co chess 2018 update

    4 - 8 May 2018
    Malmö, Sweden
    6 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2620
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  • Ratings May 2018   update

    Carlsen at the top with 2843 points.
    List of the Top 102 players & top 10 countries





  • Shamkir Chess 2018 - Gashimov Memorial

    18 - 29 April 2018
    Shamkir, Azerbaijan
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2768

    Players

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2843
    Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2814
    Ding, Liren CHN 2778
    Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2778
    Giri, Anish NED 2777

    Topalov, Veselin BUL 2749
    Radjabov, Teimour RUS 2748
    Navara, David CZE 2745
    ojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2744
    Mamedov, Rauf RUS 2704




  • U.S. Chess Championship 2018

    17 - 30 April 2018
    Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis , USA
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2674

    Players

    Caruana Fabiano 2804
    Nakamura Hikaru 2787
    So Wesley 2786
    Onischuk Alex 2672
    Shankland Sam 2671
    Xiong Jeffery 2665

    Robson Ray 2660
    Akobian Varuzhan 2647
    Zherebukh Yaroslav 2640
    Lenderman Alex 2599
    Izoria Zviad 2599
    Liang Awonder 2552











  • European Individual Women's Champ. 2018

    31 March - 9 April 2018
    Karlsruhe & Baden-Baden, Germany

    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2736

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR - 2843
    Aronian, Levon ARM - 2794
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA - 2789
    Caruana Fabiano USA - 2784
    Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776

    Vitiugov, Nikita RUS - 2735
    Naiditsch Arkadij AZE - 2701
    Yifan Hou CHN - 2654
    Meier Georg GER - 2648
    Blübaum Matthias GER - 2631








  • Sharjah Masters
    12 - 19 April 2018
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    Average rating: 2159
    129 players

    Top 5 players

    Wang, Hao CHN 2707
    Kryvoruchko, Yuriy UKR 2703
    Naiditsch, Arkadij RUS 2701
    Artemiev, Vladislav AZE 2701
    Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2700


    Final Standings - Top 4
    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Maghsoodloo ParhamIRI 8
    2 Safarli EltajAZE 7
    3 Wang HaoCHN 7
    4 Sethuraman S.P.IND 6.5












  • European Small Nations Individual Championship 2018

    14-22 April 2018
    Klaksvík, Faroer Islands
    Average rating: 2242
    10 players

    Players

    Ziska Helgi Dam FAI 2549
    Aloma Vidal Robert AND 2440
    Efimov Igor MNC 2407
    Berend Fred LUX 2357
    Berg Olaf FAI 2235

    Klerides Paris CYP 2183
    Belzo Krzysztof JCI 2103
    Theocharous Stelios CYP 2099
    Renato LIE 2062
    Kirby Peter J. GCI 1985

    Final Standings - Top 3
    Rank Players Country Points
    1 Ziska Helgi DamFAI 8.5
    2 Efimov IgorMNC 7
    3 Berend FredLUX 6.5












  • Grenke Chess Classic 2018

    31 March - 9 April 2018
    Karlsruhe & Baden-Baden, Germany

    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2736

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR - 2843
    Aronian, Levon ARM - 2794
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA - 2789
    Caruana Fabiano USA - 2784
    Anand, Viswanathan IND 2776

    Vitiugov, Nikita RUS - 2735
    Naiditsch Arkadij AZE - 2701
    Yifan Hou CHN - 2654
    Meier Georg GER - 2648
    Blübaum Matthias GER - 2631






  • World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament 2018

    10 - 28 March 2018
    Berlin Germany
    8 players
    Double round robin

    Players

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2814
    Levon Aronian 2797
    Ding Liren 2769
    Fabiano Caruana 2784

    Vladimir Kramnik 2800
    Wesley So 2799
    Alexander Grischuk 2767
    Sergey Karjakin 2763


    Caruana is the winner. He will be the opponent of Carlsen in World Chess Championship.






  • European Individual Chess Championship 2018

    16 - 29 March 2018
    Batumi, Georgia
    302 players


    Top 10 Players

    Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2746
    Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2738
    Navara David CZE 2737
    Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2716
    Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2713

    Mamedov Rauf AZE 2709
    Matlakov Maxim RUS 2707
    Dubov Daniil RUS 2701
    Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2697
    Cheparinov Ivan FID 2693






  • Spring Chess Classic

    6 - 14 March 2018
    Saint Louis, USA
    Group A : 10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2670
    Time control: 90 mn / 40 moves + 30 mn +
    30 sec increment per move, starting from move 1

    Players - Group A

    Onischuk, Alexander USA 2681
    Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB 2673
    Shankland, Samuel USA 2668
    Ipatov, Alexander TUR 2665
    Swiercz, Dariusz POL 2654

    Ganguly, Surya Shekhar IND 2650
    Akobian, Varuzhan USA 2647
    Xiong, Jeffery USA 2640
    Zherebukh, Yaroslav USA 2628
    Edouard, Romain FRA 2613








  • Reykjavik open 2018

    6 - 14 March 2018
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    248 players
    9 rounds ,Swiss system
    Average rating: 1994

    Top players

    Rapport Richard HUN 2715
    Eljanov Pavel UKR 2713
    Kamsky Gata USA 2677
    Adhiban B. IND 2650
    Adly Ahmed EGY 2643

    L'ami Erwin NED 2634
    Gledura Benjamin HUN 2632
    Cornette Matthieu FRA 2620
    Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2619
    Landa Konstantin RUS 2613






  • Turkish Womens Chess Championship 2018

    4 - 11 March 2018
    Belek, Antalya
    Turkey
    103 players
    9 rounds
    Average rating: 1522






  • Tal Memorial 2018

    2 - 5 March 2018
    Museum of Russian Impressionism, Moscow, Russia
    10 players
    Round robin
    9-round rapid
    Rapid: 25 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 10 seconds for each move starting from the first one.
    Blitz: 5 minutes and 3 seconds increment for each move.

    Players

    Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
    2. Viswanathan Anand (India)
    3. Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia)
    4. Vladimir Kramnik (Russia)

    6. Peter Svidler (Russia, 2770 /2793)
    7. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan)
    8. Sergey Karjakin (Russia)
    9. Boris Gelfand (Israel)
    10. Daniil Dubov (Russia).






  • Batavia Chess tournament

    22 February - 4 March 2018
    Cafe Batavia , Amsterdam,
    The Netherlands
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2478

    Players

    Ivan Sokolov 2567
    Alexandr Fier 2544
    Friso Nijboer 2510
    Miguel Santos Ruiz 2505
    Robby Kevlishvili 2469

    Alina Kashlinskaya 2459
    Anna Zatonskih 2447
    Thomas Beerdsen 2445
    Liam Vrolijk 2427
    Manuel Bosboom 2403






  • Aeroflot Open

    20 - 28 February 2018
    Moscow, Russia
    9 -Round Swiss

    Open section A - Top 10 Players

    Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 2724
    Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND 2723
    Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2712
    Mamedov, Rauf AZE 2709
    Matlakov, Maxim RUS 2709

    Artemiev, Vladislav RUS 2697
    Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS 2684
    Najer, Evgeniy RUS 2683
    Kamsky, Gata USA 2677
    Sargissian, Gabriel ARM 267






  • Carlsen vs Nakamura - Fischer Random Chess

    9 - 13 February 2018
    Høvikodden, Oslo , Norway

    16 games, Fischer Random Chess






  • Moscow Open 2018
    27 January - 4 February 2018
    Moscow, Russia
    Average rating: 2273
    220 players

    Final Standings - Top 5
    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Lomasov SemenRUS 8
    2 Nabaty TamirISR 7.5
    3 Vavulin MaksimRUS 7
    4 Afanasiev NikitaRUS 7
    5 Timofeev ArtyomRUS 7















  • Tata Steel Masters 2018

    12 - 28 January 2018
    Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2751


    Players - Masters tournament

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2834
    Caruana, Fabiano USA 2811
    Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2804
    So, Wesley USA 2792
    Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787
    Svidler, Peter RUS 2768
    Anand, Viswanathan IND 2767

    Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2753
    Giri, Anish NED 2752
    Wei, Yi CHN 2743
    Matlakov, Maxim RUS 2718
    Hou, Yifan CHN 2680
    Adhiban, B. IND 2655
    Jones, Gawain C B ENG 2640







  • Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018

    23 January - 1 February 2018
    Gibraltar
    274 players
    10-round


    Top 10 Players

    Aronian Levon ARM 2797
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2793
    Nakamura Hikaru USA 2781
    Navara David CZE 2749
    Harikrishna P. IND 2745

    Le Quang Liem VIE 2737
    Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2732
    Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2726
    Duda Jan-Krzysztof POL 2724
    Wang Hao CHN 2711







  • Turkish Cup 2018

    27 January - 3 February 2018
    Antalya , Turkey
    388 players
    11-round

    Top 5 Players - National rating - ELO

    Yilmazyerli Mert 2493 2489
    Haznedaroglu Kivanc 2469 2457
    Oney Adil Feridun 2399 2234
    Arat Ufuk Sezen 2307 2361
    Koksal Ege 2305 2353






  • Tata Steel Masters 2018

    12 - 28 January 2018
    Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2751


    Players - Masters tournament

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2834
    Caruana, Fabiano USA 2811
    Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2804
    So, Wesley USA 2792
    Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2787
    Svidler, Peter RUS 2768
    Anand, Viswanathan IND 2767

    Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2753
    Giri, Anish NED 2752
    Wei, Yi CHN 2743
    Matlakov, Maxim RUS 2718
    Hou, Yifan CHN 2680
    Adhiban, B. IND 2655
    Jones, Gawain C B ENG 2640







  • Rilton Cup

    27 December 2017 - 5 January 2018
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Average rating: 2347
    126 players

    Final Standings - Top 5
    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Alekseenko KirillRUS 7.5
    2 Chigaev MaksimRUS 7
    3 Antipov MikhailRUS 7
    4 Rasmussen Allan StigDEN 7
    5 Salomon JohanNOR 6.5



















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List of the chess tournaments with detailed information.
World chess champ. -- Chess Olympiads
World Cup
World Team Chess Champ.
FIDE Grand prix series
Russian super final
European Team Chess Champ.
Tal Memorial -- Bilbao masters

Russian team ch. -- World cup
M-tel masters -- Corus Linares Morelia
Reggio Emilia -- Capablanca Mem.
Candidates matches -- London chess classic

Nanjing Pearl Spring -- World Chess Challenge
Aerosvit -- Cap d'Agde
Inventi chess -- NH chess
Amber -- Corus

Moscow open - Tata steel
Dortmund -- Poikovsky
Rilton cup -- Edmonton festival
Univé -- Yinzhou Cup

Country championships
Grandmaster Memorial tournaments
All chess tournaments


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