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  • 36 players qualified to FIDE World Cup

    36 players qualified to 2021 Sochi FIDE World Cup after European Hybrid Qualification Chess Tournament which took place from 28-29 May.

    Artemiev Vladislav (RUS, 2709)
    Tomashevsky Evgeny (RUS, 2706)
    Esipenko Andrey (RUS, 2701)
    Predke Alexandr (RUS, 2690)
    Matlakov Maxim (RUS, 2688)
    Fedoseev Vladimir (RUS, 2687)
    David Anton Guijarro (ESP, 2673)
    Cheparinov Ivan (BUL, 2667)
    Sjugirov Sanan (RUS, 2663)

    Lupulescu Constantin (ROU, 2656)
    Oparin Grigoriy (RUS, 2652)
    Laznicka Viktor (CZE, 2647)
    Motylev Alexander (RUS, 2641)
    Martirosyan Haik (ARM, 2637)
    Yilmaz Mustafa (TUR, 2630)
    Bogdan Deac Daniel (ROU, 2627)
    Ponkratov Pavel (RUS, 2624)
    Shant Sargsyan (ARM, 2618)

    Alekseev Evgeny (RUS, 2617)
    Svane Rasmus (GER, 2615)
    Zvjaginsev Vadim (RUS, 2614)
    Braun Arik (GER, 2609)
    Indjic Aleksandar (SRB, 2607)
    Ivanisevic Ivan (SRB, 2606)
    Jobava Baadur (GEO, 2603)
    Krasenkow Michal (POL, 2597)
    Brkic Ante (CRO, 2592)

    Hovhannes Gabuzyan (ARM, 2590)
    Thai Dai Van Nguyen (CZE, 2577)
    Emre Can (TUR, 2569)
    Paichadze Luka (GEO, 2565)
    Martinovic Sasa (CRO, 2548)
    Savchenko Boris (RUS, 2538)

    Afanasiev Nikita (RUS, 2522)
    Kozak Adam (HUN, 2518)
    Teclaf Pawel (POL, 2502)

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  • Russian Team Championship 2021

    1 - 10 May 2021
    Sochi, Russia
    9 teams
    Round robin

    Bronze Horseman won Russian Team Champ. Moscow Chess Team won the Women's Championship.

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  • New in Chess Classic Knockout 2021 - Champions Chess Tour

    28- April - 2 May 2021
    8 players advanced to the Knock-out tournament

    Players

    Carlsen
    Aronian
    So
    Radjabov

    Mamedyarov
    Firouzja
    Le
    Nakamura


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  • Candidates Tournament

    Nepomniachtchi is the winner. He will challenge the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.

    19 - 28 April 2021
    15 March - 4 April
    Yekaterinbourg, Russia
    8 players
    Double round robin

    Players

    Caruana, Fabiano 2842
    Ding Liren 2805
    Nepomniachtchi Ian 2774
    Grischuk, Alexander 2777

    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2767
    Giri, Anish 2763
    Wang, Hao 2762
    Alekseenko, Kirill 2698






  • Magnus Carlsen Invitational Knock-out tournament - Champions Chess Tour

    13 - 21 March 2021
    8 players advanced to the Knock-out tournament

    Quarterfinals

    Carlsen - Aronian : 2.5 - 0.5
    Nakamura - Nepomniachtchi : 2 - 2


    So - Firouzja : 2.5 - 0.5
    Giri - Vachier-Lagrave : 2 - 2

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  • Magnus Carlsen Invitational Preliminaries - Champions Chess Tour

    13 - 21 March 2021
    16 players

    Average rating: 2731

    Players

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR
    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA
    Nakamura, Hikaru USA
    Aronian, Levon ARM
    Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS
    Dubov, Daniil RUS
    Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE
    Radjabov, Teimour AZE

    So, Wesley USA
    Giri, Anish NED
    Karjakin, Sergey RUS
    Firouzja, Alireza FIDE
    Anton Guijarro, David ESP
    Grandelius, Nils SWE
    Pichot, Alan ARG
    Van Foreest, Jorden NED


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  • Opera Euro Rapid - Champions Chess Tour

    6th - 14th February 2021
    16 players
    Average rating: 2757
    15 minutes for all moves,
    with a 10-second increment from move 1


    Players

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR
    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA
    Ding, Liren CHN
    Nakamura, Hikaru USA
    Dominguez Perez, Leinier USA

    Grischuk, Alexander RUS
    Aronian, Levon ARM
    Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS
    Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL
    Dubov, Daniil RUS

    Radjabov, Teimour AZE
    So, Wesley USA
    Giri, Anish NED
    Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND
    Shankland, Sam USA
    Bluebaum, Matthias GER


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  • Tata Steel Chess - Masters

    15-31 January 2021
    Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands

    Masters & Challengers : 14 players each one
    Round robin

    Average rating: 2728

    Time control: 100'/40 moves + 50'/20 moves and
    15' + 30'' from 1st move.

    Players - Masters tournament

    Carlsen, Magnus 2862
    Caruana, Fabiano 2823
    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2784
    Giri, Anish 2764
    Firouzja, Alireza 2749
    Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 2743

    Harikrishna, Pentala 2732
    Dubov, Daniil 2710
    Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 2705
    Anton Guijarro, David 2679
    Esipenko, Andrey 2677
    Van Foreest, Jorden 2671
    Grandelius, Nils 2663
    Tari, Aryan 2625

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  • Caplin British Online Championship    

    December 18 2020 - January 3. 2021

    Michael Adams is the winner

    Top 3
    Rank PlayersCountry Point
    1 Adams Michael ENG 7
    2 Ghasi Ameet K ENG 7
    3 Wadsworth Matthew J ENG 6.5






  • Airthings Masters - Champions Chess Tour 2020

    26 December 2020 - 3 January 2021
    Online at chess24.com

    12 players

    Average rating: 2774

    Players

    Carlsen, Magnus NOR
    Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA
    Nakamura, Hikaru USA
    Aronian, Levon ARM
    Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS

    Dubov, Daniil RUS
    Radjabov, Teimour AZE
    So, Wesley USA
    Giri, Anish NED
    Harikrishna, Pentala IND
    Anton Guijarro, David ESP


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