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US Chess Championships 2015

US Chess Championships 2015 Games and Results

The US Chess Championships take place in St Louis 1st to 14th April 2015. Opening ceremony 31st March. Players men: Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Ray Robson, Gata Kamsky, Alexander Onischuk, Daniel Naroditsky, Sam Shankland, Varuzhan Akobian, Timur Gareev, Kayden Troff, Sam Sevian and Conrad Holt. The women's event has Irina Krush, Tatev Abrahamyan, Anna Sharevich etc. Play starts 1pm local time 7pm BST. Read more ....

ch-USA 2015 (Saint Louis USA)
Tue 31st Mar 2015 - Tue 14th Apr 2015 - Official Site

ch-USA 2015 (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games Men | Live Men

ch-USA w 2015 (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games Women | Live Women

Aeroflot Open 2015

Aeroflot Open 2015 Games and Results

The 2015 Aeroflot Open takes place in Moscow 27th March to 5th April 2015. Leading players: Mamedyarov, Nepomniachtchi, Ponomariov, Rapport, Vallejo etc, Read more ....

Aeroflot Open 2015 (Moscow RUS)
Thu 26th Mar 2015 - Mon 6th Apr 2015 - Official Site - Results - Live

Aeroflot Open A 2015 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

Aeroflot Open B 2015 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1))

Aeroflot Open C 2015 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m+30spm(1))

FIDE Women's World Chess Championship KO 2015

FIDE Women's World Chess Championship KO 2015 Games and Results

The FIDE Women's World Chess Championship knockout tournament takes place 16th March (opening ceremony first round on 17th March 12pm GMT) to 7th April 2015. World Champion Hou Yifan does not defend her title although she is already qualified for the scheduled title match later in the year via the women's Grand Prix. Top seeds: Humpy Koneru, Ju Wenjun, Anna Muzychuk, Viktorija Cmilyte, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Valentina Gunina. Read more ....

Women's World Championship KO 2015 (Sochi RUS)
Mon 16th Mar 2015 - Tue 7th Apr 2015 - Official Site

WCh Women 2015 (64 players 6 Rds KO Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

Reykjavik Open 2015

Reykjavik Open 2015 Games and Results

The Reykjavik Open takes place 10th to 18th March 2015. Leading players: Mamedyarov, Navara, Eljanov, Melkumyan, Movsesian, Hammer, Granda Zuniga, Gawain Jones, Naroditsky etc. Read more ....

Reykjavik Open 2015 (Reykjavik ISL)
Tue 10th Mar 2015 - Wed 18th Mar 2015 - Official Site - Results

Reykjavik Open 2015 (10 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

India-China Summit Match 2015

India-China Summit Match 2015 Games and Results

The India-China Summit Match took place in Hyderabad 2nd to 10th March 2015. Players: India Krishnan Sasikiran, M.R. Lalith Babu, B. Adhiban and national champion S.P. Sethuraman. China: Ding Liren, Wang Chen, Wei Yi and Zhou Jianchoa. China beat India 18-14. Read more ....

IND-CHN Summit 2015 (Hyderabad IND)
Mon 2nd Mar 2015 - Tue 10th Mar 2015 - Official Site

IND-CHN Summit 2015 (8 players 8 Rds Schev Team TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

16th European Individual Championship 2015

16th European Individual Championship 2015 Games and Results

The 16th European Individual Championship took place in Jerusalem 23rd February to 8th March 2015. Leading players: David Navara, Nikita Vitiugov, Pavel Eljanov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Etienne Bacrot, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Maxim Matlakov, Alexander Moiseenko, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Alexander Riazantsev, Anton Korobov etc. Evgeniy took clear first with 8.5/11. Read more ....

16th European Individual Championship 2015 (Jerusalem ISR)
Mon 23rd Feb 2015 - Sun 8th Mar 2015 - Official Site - Results - Live

16th ch-EUR Indiv 2015 (11 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2015

Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2015 Games and Results

The Vladimir Petrov Memorial took place in Jurmala 6th to 8th March 2015. There were blitz and rapid open events with a very strong field. Vladimir Malakhov won the blitz and Vassily Ivanchuk the rapid. Read more ....

Vladimir Petrov Memorial 2015 (Jurmala LAT)
Sat 7th Mar 2015 - Sun 8th Mar 2015 - Official Site - Results - Live

Vladimir Petrov Mem 2015 (11 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:15m+6spm) - Games in PGN: Games

Petrov Mem Blitz 2015 (10 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:3m+3spm) - Games in PGN: Games Blitz

Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix 2015

Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix 2015 Games and Results

The Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix took place 15th February (Round 1) to 27th February 2015. Players: Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Andreikin, Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radjabov, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Baadur Jobava. The favourites Anish Giri and Alexander Grischuk both had disappointing results. The event was dominated by Evgeny Tomashevsky scoring 8/11 a point and a half clear of Dmitry Jakovenko. Tomashevsky goes to the top of the Grand Prix standings and will also play the final event in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia 13th to 27th May 2015. It seems likely Tomashevsky, Caruana, Nakamura and maybe Gelfand and Jakovenko will fight it out for the two Candidates places. Karjakin, Grischuk and Giri will no doubt have to win the event to have any chance at all of qualifying by this route. Mamedyarov currently stands second but he will inevitably be overtaken in the final tournament. FIDE Grand Prix Wiki page. Read more ....

Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix 2015 (Tbilisi GEO)
Sat 14th Feb 2015 - Sat 28th Feb 2015 - Official Site - Live

Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

John Watson Book Review #114 More on Electronic Publishing

John Watson Book Review 114

MChess one of several apps discussed by John Watson. Photo ©

MChess one of several apps discussed by John Watson. Photo © | http://mchessapp.com/

IM John Watson looks again at more Electronic Publications by MChess, EPlus, Everyman Books, Gambit Studio, ForwardChess, ChessApps and SmartChess and some of the publications within them. Read more ....

20 years of The Week in Chess

The Week in Chess Anniversary 20 years

Mark Crowther on the 20th Anniversary of TWIC on Wednesday September 17th 2014. Photo ©

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 ....

Tournaments for Wednesday 1st April 2015 combined with links to official website, live coverage and PGN file
EventSiteFEDUK TimeRd
WebLivePGN
Live Games now here
ch-POL 2015PoznanPOL08:009
Aeroflot Open A 2015MoscowRUS13:006
ch-USA 2015Saint LouisUSA19:001
ch-USA w 2015Saint LouisUSA19:001
Other events today
ch-POL w 2015PoznanPOL08:009
African Zonal 4.1 2015HammametTUN10:009
ch-DEN 2015SvendborgDEN12:005
Fagernes GM Open 2015FagernesNOR13:005
Aeroflot Open B 2015MoscowRUS13:006
38th San Sebastian OpenDonostiaESP16:006
Karpos Open 2015SkopjeMKD16:307

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