Last updated: Tuesday 6th October 2015 3:33 pm
FIDE World Cup 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Oct 5 15:28:00 2015)
Play is under way. Live commentary and video on the official site. Photo © | http://www.bakuworldcup2015.com/
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,Read more ....
Netherlands Rapid Championships 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sun Oct 4 17:33:00 2015)
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. Read more ....
Pokerstars Isle of Man Masters 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sat Oct 3 10:19:00 2015)
The Pokerstars Isle of Man Masters takes place 3rd to 11th October 2015. Leading players: Michael Adams, Pentala Harikrishna, David Howell, Laurent Fressinet, Arkadij Naiditsch, Nigel Short, Gabriel Sargissian etc. Read more ....
16th Karpov Tournament in Poikovsky 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Sep 28 10:19:00 2015)
The traditional Karpov tournament in Poikovsky, Russia takes place 28th September to 8th October 2015. I couldn't find a schedule so some of the details as to times and date of rest day are unclear. Players: Morozevich, Bologan, Shirov, Inarkiev, Lysyj, Korobov, Laznicka, Smirin, Sutovsky and Khismatullin. Read more ....
Bundesliga 2015-16 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri Sep 18 16:19:00 2015)
The German Bundesliga season 2015-16 takes place 18th September 2015 to 24th April 2016. Read more ....
69th Moscow Blitz Final 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sun Sep 6 17:04:00 2015)
The final of the 69th Moscow Blitz Chess Championships took place on 6th September 2015. Ian Nepomniachtchi won the 19 round all-play-all with 14/19 half a point clear of Dmitry Andreikin on 13.5 and Boris Savchenko on 13 pts. Read more ....
3rd Sinquefield Cup 2015 9
Mark Crowther (Wed Sep 2 16:27:00 2015)
Aronian easily scored the draw he needed to win the event. Photo © | http://grandchesstour.com
Levon Aronian made light work of the task of drawing with black against Veselin Topalov. Topalov spent some time in the morning preparing a sharp line but this was a line Aronian had prepared in detail and had reviewed before the event. He played quickly and forced Topalov into giving perpetual check. This victory brings to end a dry spell lasting since January 2014 when Aronian won the Tata Steel tournament.
Hikaru Nakamura won the last game to finish beating Alexander Grischuk in the final game of the day to finish. The game saw fluctuating fortunes after a fairly dull opening. Grischuk stood better at a couple of points but it was mostly Nakamura pressing and he emerged with a win in the end and joint second in the event.
The remaining games were drawn.
Final standings: Aronian 6pts, Giri, Carlsen, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura 5pts, Topalov, Grischuk 4.5pts, Anand, Caruana 3.5pts and So 1.5pts
The Grand Chess Tour with 13 points for the winner, 10 p0ints for second and 8 for third sees all to play for in the final event at the London Chess Classic December 3rd to 13th.
Tour standings: 1 Topalov 17 3 Nakamura 16 9 Aronian 15 7 Carlsen 14 4 Giri 13 2 Anand 12 6 Vachier-Lagrave 12 5 Caruana 9 8 Grischuk 8 10 Hammer 1 11 So 1.
The result also strengthens Anish Giri's chances of qualifying for the Candidates on rating. All the players apart from Carlsen and Grischuk move on to the FIDE World Cup in Baku 10th September to 4th October where two more Candidates places are available.Read more ....
Chinese Team Championship 2015 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Aug 20 16:38:00 2015)
The Chinese Team Championship takes place 10th April to 11th December 2015 over a marathon 22 rounds. Read more ....
The Week in Chess Anniversary 20 years
Mark Crowther (Wed Sep 17 16:20:00 2014)
Mark Crowther on the 20th Anniversary of TWIC on Wednesday September 17th 2014. Photo © | http://www.theweekinchess.com/
The Week in Chess is 20 years old today. The first issue of the magazine was published on Saturday 17th September 1994. In the full article below I give an update from the 1000th issue earlier in the year. I list all 1036 issues so far along with their text and with a donation button to get all the games in ChessBase format. I feel a great sense of achievement in reaching this landmark. I hope that in some small way I've helped players all over the world keep in touch with chess and have access to almost every top class game over that time no matter how rich or poor they are. Now I have to look to the future. I plan to be around a long while. I have some obvious additions I can make to the website that only require some programming but also my personal financial stability has to come to the fore now. Read more ....
|Live Games now here|
|16th Karpov Poikovsky||Poikovsky||RUS||11:00||8|
|PokerStars IoM Masters||Douglas||ENG||13:30||4|
|Monte Carlo WGP 2015||Monaco||MNC||14:00||4|
|Other events today|
|US Chess League 2015||ICC||INT||7|
|Baku Open 2015||Baku||AZE||07:00||7|
|Asian Junior Girls 2015||Bishkek||KGZ||10:00||4|
|Asian Juniors 2015||Bishkek||KGZ||10:00||4|
|TCh-GEO Club 2015||Ureki||GEO||12:00||2|
|TCh-ROU Superliga w 2015||Mamaia||ROU||13:00||4|
|TCh-ROU Superliga 2015||Mamaia||ROU||13:00||4|
|24th TCh-CRO Div 1a 2015||Bol||CRO||14:00||4|
|24th TCh-CRO Div 1b 2015||Bol||CRO||14:00||4|
|11th Heviz Open 2015||Heviz||HUN||14:00||5|
|24th TCh-CRO Women 2015||Bol||CRO||14:00||5|
|11th Heviz IM 2015||Heviz||HUN||14:00||5|
|11th Heviz GM 2015||Heviz||HUN||14:00||5|
|Hradec Kralove Open 2015||Hradec Kralove||CZE||15:00||3|
|Chigorin Memorial 2015||St Petersburg||RUS||15:00||4|
|Pankrac Cup 2015||Prague||CZE||17:00||4|
|Akobian vs Troff Match||Temecula||USA||18:00||3|
|90th ch-ARG 2015||Buenos Aires||ARG||21:00||6|
|Akobian vs Troff Match||Temecula||USA||23:59||4|
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Chigorin Memorial 2015 Games and Results
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World Juniors 2015 Games and Results
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French Chess Championships 2015 Games and Results
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68th Russian Chess Championships Superfinal 2015 Games and Results
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Spanish Team Championships 2015 Games and Results
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102nd British Chess Championships 2015 Games and Results
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48th Biel Chess Festival 2015 Games and Results
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China-Russia Win and Continue Match Pt1 2015 Games and Results
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9th Leiden Chess Tournament 2015 Games and Results
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Lake Sevan 2015 Games and Results
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China-Russia Match 2015 Games and Results
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Ding Liren vs Boris Gelfand Match 2015 Games and Results
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43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2015 7
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43rd Annual World Open 2015 Games and Results
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