2018-03-24

ChessBomb Bansko Open 2018





                              
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  24 - 31 of March 2018
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Tournament information:
ChessBomb is glad to welcome you on the ChessBomb Bansko Open 2018. The tournament is taking place from 24th till 31st of March 2018 in the famous Bulgarian ski resort – Bansko. The event is open for players from all generations up to age of 6 in 2 rating groups – group A: > 2101 and group B: 1500 - 2100. 

Tourist information:
Visiting Bulgaria on March will meet you with plenty of her winter charm and some great slopes for skiing and snow games. Set in the scenic Pirin National Park, Bansko is the most modern Bulgarian resort with fast lifts, the best snow record and longest ski season. The place is an unique mixture of a UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic old town, interesting nightlife and mountain peace and sports.
Weather: The climate in Bansko during March can be summarized as cool and reasonably dry. March is in the spring in Bansko and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 5°C (42°F), whilst at night -3°C (26°F) is normal. (source)

Venue:
The chess playing hall will be in hotel Regnum Bansko****.  

Accommodation:
The organizers offer 3 hotels for players’ accommodation with special price offers for the tournament participants and accompanying persons:
Regnum Bansko*****; Hotel Bansko Spa & Holidays**** and Hotel- Zara Bansko**** all of them near ski lifts, offering ski wardrobes and wellness and SPA procedures and restaurants with rich cuisine.  Accommodation rates are in Euro per person, per night including breakfast, lunch and dinner, hotel insurance, tourist tax, 9% VAT. All prices are net. 
The organizers provide special reduced tournament fee of 30 EUR for participants who stay in the preferred hotel group.

Regnum Bansko Apart Hotel & SPA***** offers a combination of spacious Suites with spectacular views of Pirin Mountain, a luxury SPA center, authentic cuisine during winter season, playground and children’s animation.


Special price offers of Regnum Bansko Apart Hotel & SPA*****  for the tournament participants and accompanying persons:
An adult in a double room: 70 EURO (third adult 55 EURO)
A child (up to 7 years) accompanied from 2 parents  - free
A child (7 - 14 years old) - 15 EURO.

Hotel Bansko Spa & Holidays**** - 1000 meters from the nearest ski lift.



Special price offers of Hotel Bansko Spa & Holidays**** for the tournament participants and accompanying persons:
An adult in a double room: 33 EURO (third adult  EURO)
A child (up to 7 years) accompanied from 2 parents  - free, a second child - 16 EURO,
A child (7 - 14 years old) - 16 EURO.

Hotel- Zara **** Bansko is located 900 m away from the Gondola cabin lift and 800 m from downtown Bansko.

Special price offers of Hotel- Zara **** Bansko for the tournament participants and accopaning persons:
An adult in a double room: 30 EURO (third adult  25 EURO)
A child (up to 6 years) accompanied from 2 parents  - free,
A child (6 - 12 years old) - 20 EURO. 

Tournament Prizes: 6000 EUR
Group A
1st place: 1000 EUR
2nd place: 600 EUR
3rd place: 400 EUR
4th place: 300 EUR
5th place: 300 EUR
6th place: 200 EUR
Best Woman: 100 EUR
Best Senior 60+: 100 EUR

Group B
1st place: 1000 EUR
2nd place: 600 EUR  
3rd place: 400 EUR
4th place: 150 EUR
5th place: 100 EUR
6th place: 100 EUR
7th place: 80 EUR
8th place: 70 EUR
9th place: 50 EUR
10th place: 50 EUR
Rating prizes Best player under 1800: 100 EUR
Best player under 1600: 100 EUR
Best Junior under 18: 100 EUR and Best Woman: 100 EUR
Control and a system of play: The tournament will be held in 9 rounds following the Swiss system, according to the FIDE tournament rules and FIDE Regulation from 1.07.2014. (Appendix В. Bliz - В4). The playing couples will be determined using the Swiss Manager software.
The time control will be 90 minutes + 30 sec. before each move for the whole game.
The ranking of players is determined according to the number of finishing points.
Tiе-break: the ranking of players whose finishing points are equal is determined by:
(A) The result of the games between players in the same group;
(B) Reduced Buchholz-1;
(C) Buchholz;
(D) Number of games won.

Arbitrage:
Chief Arbiter - IA Genova Ruzhka WIM, ID 2902273, e-mail:genova.ruzh@gmail.com
Arbiter - Djingarova, Emilia WGM, ID 2903229
Tournament Fee: 50 EUR for adults; 40 EUR for children. 
The organizers provide special reduced tournament fee of 30 EUR for participants who stay in the preferred hotel group.
23.03.2018 (Friday): Arrival - from 18:00
24.03.2018 (Saturday):
13:00 Draw of pairings
14:30 Opening ceremony
15:00 Round 1
25.03.2018 (Sunday):
10.00 Round 2  
16.00 Round 3
26t.03.2018 (Monday):
16:00 Round 4
27.03.2018 (Tuesday):
16.00 Round 5
21:00 Chess lecture of GM Al. Delchev
28.03.2018 (Wednesday):
16.00 Round 6
29.03.2018 (Thursday):
16.00 Round 7
21:00 Chess lecture of GM Al. Delchev
30.03.2018 (Friday):
16.00 Round 8
31.03.2018 (Saturday):
10.00 Round 9
01.04.2018 (Sunday): Departure


2018-01-16

Georgian 77th Championship 2018

The 77th Georgian Championship is held from 16th  till 27th of January 2018 in Georgia. It is a knockout system between 16 players.

Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

The top players are GM Levan Pantsulaja, GM Luka Paichadze, GM Davit Arutinian, GM Davit Jojua, GM Tornike Sanikidze, GM Davit Benidze etc

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
I  Round – January 16th 10:00
II Round – January 17th 10:00
Tie-breaks – January 18th 08:00
I Round – January 19th 10:00
II Round – January 20th 10:00
Tie-breaks – January 21st 08:00
Semifinal:
I Round – January 22nd 10:00
II Round – January 23rd 10:00
Tie-breaks – January 24th 08:00
Final for I-II and III-IV places:
I Round – January 25th 10:00
II Round – January 26th 10:00
Tie-breaks – January 27th 08:00

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2018-01-15

Azerbaijan Championship 2018

The Azerbaijan Championship is a 9-round Swiss open taking place in ACF in Baku from 15-24 January, 2018.
Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 15, 2018    10:00 
Round 2    Jan 16, 2018    10:00 
Round 3    Jan 17, 2018    10:00 
Round 4    Jan 18, 2018    10:00 
Round 5    Jan 19, 2018    10:00 
Round 6    Jan 21, 2018    10:00 
Round 7    Jan 22, 2018    10:00 
Round 8    Jan 23, 2018    10:00 
Round 9    Jan 24, 2017    10:00


Watch the games of the Azerbaijan Championship 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


Official site

2018-01-14

Prague Open 2018

The 17th International Chess Festival Prague Open 2018 is held from 12th till 20th of January 2018. Its is part of the CZECH TOUR Series which are held since 2001.

 Official site

Schedule:

Round 1 - 12 January, 1:00
Round 2 - 13 January, 09:00
Round 3 - 13 January, 16:00
Round 4 - 14 January, 17:00
Round 5 - 15 January, 16:00
Round 6 - 16 January, 16:00
Round 7 - 17 January, 1:00
Round 8 - 18 January, 16:00
Round 9 - 19 January, 09:00

Watch the games of the Prague Open 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


2018-01-13

Tata Steel Masters 2018



Watch the games of the Tata Steel Masters 2018 and Tata Steel Challengers 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


Tata Steel is one of the most prestigious chess tournaments with a long tradition since 1938. Initially, it was called Hoogovens Tournament and was held in Beverwijk (the Netherlands). Since 1968 it is held in the small town of Wijk aan Zee. After the Dutch steel and aluminium producer Koninklijke Hoogovens merged with British Steel to form the Corus Group, the tournament was given the name Corus Tournament (2000-2010), and after Corus Group was purchased by Tata Steel, since 2011 the tournament is called Tata Steel. Tata Steel traditionally attracts the top chess players from around the world.

 The 2018 Tata Steel Masters is a 14-player single round-robin taking place from 13-28 January. For its 80th edition the tournament boasts six Top 10 players including World Champion Magnus Carlsen and former champions Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand. As well as the traditional venue in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, rounds will be played in Hilversum (17 January) and in Groningen (24 January).

The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1. If two or more players tie for first place then a rapid or blitz playoff will be held, though the monetary prizes will be shared evenly.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 13, 2018    12:30 
Round 2    Jan 14, 2018    12:30 
Round 3    Jan 15, 2018    12:30 
Round 4    Jan 16, 2018    12:30 
Round 5    Jan 17, 2018    13:00 
Round 6    Jan 19, 2018    12:30 
Round 7    Jan 20, 2018    12:30 
Round 8    Jan 21, 2018    12:30 
Round 9    Jan 23, 2018    12:30 
Round 10    Jan 24, 2018    13:00 
Round 11    Jan 26, 2018    12:30 
Round 12    Jan 27, 2018    12:30 
Round 13    Jan 28, 2018    11:00


View games from previous editions of Tata Steel: the 78th Tata Steel 2016 -  Masters | Challengers and Tata Steel 2015

Blog post about Tata Steel 2015



Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial Cup Rapid 2018

The Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial Cup Rapid is an 11-round Swiss tournament taking place from 13-14 January 2018 in Taganrog, Russia.

Time control: the players receive 15 minutes for the entire game, plus a 10-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 13, 2018    10:00 
Round 2    Jan 13, 2018    11:05 
Round 3    Jan 13, 2018    12:10 
Round 4    Jan 13, 2018    14:00 
Round 5    Jan 13, 2018    15:05 
Round 6    Jan 13, 2018    16:10 
Round 7    Jan 14, 2018    07:00 
Round 8    Jan 14, 2018    08:10 
Round 9    Jan 14, 2018    09:20 
Round 10    Jan 14, 2018    10:30 
Round 11    Jan 14, 2018    11:40



Watch the games of the Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial Cup Rapid 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


Keres Memorial 2018


The 27th Keres Memorial is an 11-round rapid open taking place in the Original Sokos Hotel Viru in Tallinn, Estonia on 13-14 January 2018. Igor Kovalenko and Georg Meier are the favourites to win the €1,500 first prize in the tournament marking the 102nd birthday of Paul Keres. The time control is 15 minutes per player for the entire game, with a 5-second increment per move starting from move 1. The event is organised by the Kalev Estonian Sports Association.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Jan 13, 2018    09:00 
Round 2    Jan 13, 2018    10:00 
Round 3    Jan 13, 2018    11:00 
Round 4    Jan 13, 2018    12:00 
Round 5    Jan 13, 2018    14:00 
Round 6    Jan 13, 2018    15:00 
Round 7    Jan 13, 2018    16:00 
Round 8    Jan 14, 2018    08:00 
Round 9    Jan 14, 2018    09:00 
Round 10    Jan 14, 2018    10:00 
Round 11    Jan 14, 2018    11:00   

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2018-01-12

Sevilla Open 2018


The 43rd Sevilla Open is a 9-round Swiss open taking place from 12-20 January 2018 in Sevilla, Spain.

Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 12, 2018    16:30 
Round 2    Jan 13, 2018    16:30 
Round 3    Jan 14, 2018    16:30 
Round 4    Jan 15, 2018    16:30 
Round 5    Jan 16, 2018    16:30 
Round 6    Jan 17, 2018    16:30 
Round 7    Jan 18, 2018    16:30 
Round 8    Jan 19, 2018    16:30 
Round 9    Jan 20, 2018    08:30

Watch the games of the Sevilla Open 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


Armenian Championship The Highest League 2018

The Armenian men's 78th championship is held in Yerevan, Armenia from 12.01 till 22.01.2018.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    2018/01/12    11.00
Round 2    2018/01/13    11.00
Round 3    2018/01/14    11.00
Round 4    2018/01/15    11.00
Round 5    2018/01/16    11.00
Round 6    2018/01/17    11.00
Round 7    2018/01/18    11.00
Round 8    2018/01/19    11.00
Round 9    2018/01/20    11.00
Round 10    2018/01/21    11.00
Round 11    2018/01/22    11.00

Watch the games of the Armenian men's 78th championship and Armenian Women's champioship 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


2018-01-10

Skakping Reykjavikur 2018

The Reykjavik Skakping is held from 10th of January till 08th of February 2018 in Reykjavík, Iceland. Its a nine round tournament by the Swiss system.

Schedule: (UTC)
1    2018/01/10    19:30
2    2018/01/14    13:00
3    2018/01/17    19:30
4    2018/01/21    13:00
5    2018/01/24    19:30
6    2018/01/28    13:00
7    2018/01/31    19:30
8    2018/02/04    13:00
9    2018/02/07    19:30

Watch the games of the Skakping Reykjavikur 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


Official site

2018-01-09

Andranik Margaryan Memorial 2018

The 8th Andranik Margaryan Memorial is held at the Chess Academy of Armenia from 9th till 17th of January.  Ten chess players are going to participate in the round robin tournament, among them 5 Grandmasters and 5 International Masters.

Time control:  90min +30 sec round robin.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1 - 9 January, 11:00
Round 2 - 10 January, 11:00
Round 3 - 11 January, 11:00
Round 4 - 12 January, 11:00
Round 5 - 13 January, 11:00
Round 6 - 14 January, 11:00
Round 7 - 15 January, 11:00
Round 8 - 16 January, 11:00
Round 9 - 17 January, 07:00

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U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships to be Held at the Saint Louis Chess Club



Tenth consecutive year for Saint Louis to host U.S. and U.S. Women’s Championships

 

SAINT LOUIS (January 8, 2018) — For the tenth consecutive year, the Saint Louis Chess Club will host the U.S. Chess Championship and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. Since the 2009 Championships, the Chess Club has awarded more than two million dollars in prize money, with an additional $294,000 on the line for this year’s 24 competitors.

When: April 18-30, 2018

Who: The 2018 U.S. Chess Championship will include the defending 2017 U.S. Champion — Grandmaster Wesley So, 2017 U.S. Junior Champion — International Master Awonder Liang, and 2017 U.S. Open Champion — Grandmaster Alex Lenderman, along with one wildcard and 8 players who qualify based on their United States Chess Federation (USCF) rating. The 2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship will include defending 2017 U.S Women’s Champion — Woman Grandmaster Sabina Foisor, 2017 U.S. Girls’ Champion — Women’s International Master Akshita Gorti, two wildcards, and 8 players who qualify by USCF rating.

Where: Saint Louis Chess Club, 4657 Maryland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108

Event Details: Information will be available at uschesschamps.com. Spectators will be able to enjoy world class commentary live at uschesschamps.com or by visiting the Saint Louis Chess Club located in the heart of the historic Central West End. Tickets will be $10/day and include access to watch games live in the tournament hall, as well as live commentary provided at Kingside Diner. Complimentary valet parking also provided for spectators and media.

About the Saint Louis Chess Club 
The Saint Louis Chess Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to making chess an important part of our community. In addition to providing a forum for the community to play tournaments and casual games, the club also offers chess improvement classes, beginner lessons and special lectures.

Recognizing the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess, the Saint Louis Chess Club is committed to supporting those chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. For more information, visit www.saintlouischessclub.org. 



Saint Louis Chess Club | Building Champions


The Saint Louis Chess Club acknowledges Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, whose generous support makes our tournaments possible.

The CCSCSL and WCHOF admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational & admissions policies, scholarship & loan programs, and athletic & other school-administered programs.

© 2018 Saint Louis Chess Campus. All rights reserved.

Delhi International Open 2018


The 16th Delhi International is a 10-round Swiss Open taking place from 9-16 January 2018 in the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, India. Players receive 90 minutes for the whole game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Jan 9, 2018    08:30 
Round 2    Jan 10, 2018    04:00 
Round 3    Jan 10, 2018    10:30 
Round 4    Jan 11, 2018    09:00 
Round 5    Jan 12, 2018    04:00 
Round 6    Jan 12, 2018    10:30 
Round 7    Jan 13, 2018    09:00 
Round 8    Jan 14, 2018    09:00 
Round 9    Jan 15, 2018    09:00 
Round 10    Jan 16, 2018    04:30

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2018-01-08

Starodubtsev Memorial 2018


The 4th Starodubtsev Memorial is a 10-player rapid all-play-all tournament taking place in the Regional Art Museum in Tula, Russia on 8-9 January 2018.

The time control is 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Jan 8, 2018    08:00 
Round 2    Jan 8, 2018    09:00 
Round 3    Jan 8, 2018    11:00 
Round 4    Jan 8, 2018    12:00 
Round 5    Jan 8, 2018    13:00 
Round 6    Jan 8, 2018    14:00 
Round 7    Jan 9, 2018    08:00 
Round 8    Jan 9, 2018    09:00 
Round 9    Jan 9, 2018    10:00



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2018-01-05

Bordeaux Winter Open 2018


The Bordeaux Winter Open is a 7-round Swiss tournament taking place from 5-7 January 2018 in Bordeaux, France.

Time control: the players receive 60 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 5, 2018    10:30 
Round 2    Jan 5, 2018    14:00 
Round 3    Jan 6, 2018    06:30 
Round 4    Jan 6, 2018    10:30 
Round 5    Jan 6, 2018    14:00 
Round 6    Jan 7, 2018    06:30 
Round 7    Jan 7, 2018    10:30

Watch the games of the Bordeaux Winter Open 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


MTS Logistics GM Tournament 2018

The MTS Logistics GM Tournament is a 10-player double Schevingen taking place from 5-14 January 2018 in Izmir, Turkey. Five Turkish players, Team White, compete against a team of five foreign players, Team Blue.

Time cotrol: the players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 5, 2018    12:00 
Round 2    Jan 6, 2018    12:00 
Round 3    Jan 7, 2018    12:00 
Round 4    Jan 8, 2018    12:00 
Round 5    Jan 9, 2018    12:00 
Round 6    Jan 10, 2018    12:00 
Round 7    Jan 11, 2018    12:00 
Round 8    Jan 12, 2018    12:00 
Round 9    Jan 13, 2018    12:00 
Round 10    Jan 14, 2018    08:00

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2018-01-04

Fuad Jafarov Memorial 2018


The Fuad Jafarov Memorial Masters is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 3-11 January 2018 in the Anatolia Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 4, 2018    12:00 
Round 2    Jan 5, 2018    06:00 
Round 3    Jan 5, 2018    12:00 
Round 4    Jan 6, 2018    06:00 
Round 5    Jan 7, 2018    11:00 
Round 6    Jan 8, 2018    11:00 
Round 7    Jan 9, 2018    11:00 
Round 8    Jan 10, 2018    11:00 
Round 9    Jan 11, 2018    06:00



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Steinpor Baldursson Memorial 2018


Steinpor Baldursson Memorial 2018 is an open youth championship for players born 1997-2003 and are above 1750 ELO rating. it is held in Kópavogur, Iceland. The tournament is played according to the Swiss system with the time limit 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds per move.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1 Thursday, January 4th,   11:00
Round 2 Thursday, January 4th,   17:00
Round 3 Friday, January 5th,        11:00
Round 4 Friday, January 5th,        17:00
Round 5 Saturday, January 6th,    11:00
Round 6 Saturday, January 6th,    11:00
Round 7 Sunday, January 7th,      11:00



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2018-01-03

Bosnjaci Open 2018


The Bošnjaci Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 3-9 January in Bošnjaci, Croatia. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 3, 2018    17:00 
Round 2    Jan 4, 2018    09:00 
Round 3    Jan 4, 2018    16:00 
Round 4    Jan 5, 2018    16:00 
Round 5    Jan 6, 2018    09:00 
Round 6    Jan 6, 2018    16:00 
Round 7    Jan 7, 2018    15:00 
Round 8    Jan 8, 2018    16:00 
Round 9    Jan 9, 2018    08:30   

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2018-01-02

3rd Heraklion "Fischer Memorial" GM-norm 2018

The 3rd Heraklion "Fischer Memorial" GM-norm tournament is held from 2-10 January 2018 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. The tournament is part of the Heraklion IT Grand Prix, which is held for 8th  consecutive year.
The tounament is named ater the American GM Robert James Fischer (1943 – 2008), the eleventh World Chess Champion. The 1st Heraklion GM Norm Tournament 2017 and the 2nd Heraklion GM Norm Tournament 2017  were won by GM Kapnisis Spyridon. The event is a 10-player invitational round-robin.

Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 2, 2018    15:00 
Round 2    Jan 3, 2018    15:00 
Round 3    Jan 4, 2018    15:00 
Round 4    Jan 5, 2018    15:00 
Round 5    Jan 6, 2018    15:00 
Round 6    Jan 7, 2018    15:00 
Round 7    Jan 8, 2018    15:00 
Round 8    Jan 9, 2018    15:00 
Round 9    Jan 10, 2018    12:00

Watch the games of the 3rd Heraklion "Fischer Memorial" GM-norm 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

Look back on the 2017 Heraklion tournaments on ChessBomb.

Greek Campionship u18 2018


The Girls U18 Greek Campionship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 2-8 January 2018 in Chania, Crete. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 15 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 2, 2018    14:00 
Round 2    Jan 3, 2018    07:30 
Round 3    Jan 3, 2018    14:30 
Round 4    Jan 4, 2018    14:00 
Round 5    Jan 5, 2018    07:30 
Round 6    Jan 5, 2018    14:30 
Round 7    Jan 6, 2018    14:00 
Round 8    Jan 7, 2018    14:00 
Round 9    Jan 8, 2018    07:30   

Watch the games of the Greek Campionship u18 2018 and Greek Campionship u18 Girls 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


29th Roquetas de Mar Open 2018

The 29th Roquetas de Mar International Open is a 9-round Swiss open taking place in the Hotel Bahia Serena, Roquetas de Mar, Spain from 2-7 January 2018.

The time control is 90 minutes for all moves, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 2, 2018    15:30 
Round 2    Jan 3, 2018    09:00 
Round 3    Jan 3, 2018    15:30 
Round 4    Jan 4, 2018    09:00 
Round 5    Jan 4, 2018    15:30 
Round 6    Jan 5, 2018    15:30 
Round 7    Jan 6, 2018    09:00 
Round 8    Jan 6, 2018    15:30 
Round 9    Jan 7, 2018    09:00


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Australian Championship 2018


The 2018 Australian Championship is an 11-round Swiss tournament taking place from 2nd till 12th of January in the Norths Leagues Club, Cammeray, NSW, Australia. The total prize fund is 14,000 AUD (about €9,000).

Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1      Jan 2, 2018      03:00 
Round 2      Jan 2, 2018      23:45 
Round 3      Jan 3, 2018      05:00 
Round 4      Jan 4, 2018      02:30 
Round 5      Jan 5, 2018      02:30 
Round 6      Jan 6, 2018      02:30 
Round 7      Jan 8, 2018      02:30 
Round 8      Jan 9, 2018      02:30 
Round 9      Jan 10, 2018    02:30 
Round 10    Jan 11, 2018    02:30 
Round 11    Jan 11, 2018    23:45

Watch the games of the Australian Championship 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


2018-01-01

Palmy Knights Open 2018


The Palmy Knights Open is a 6-round Round Robin tournament taking place from 2-9 January 2018 in Palmerston North.

Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 1, 2018    20:30 
Round 2    Jan 2, 2018    20:30 
Round 3    Jan 3, 2018    20:30 
Round 4    Jan 6, 2018    20:30 
Round 5    Jan 7, 2018    20:30 
Round 6    Jan 8, 2018    20:30 


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IIFL Wealth Open 2018

The IIFL Wealth Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from December 30, 2017 to January 7, 2018 in Mumbai, India.

Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Dec 30, 2017    10:30 
Round 2    Dec 31, 2017    10:30 
Round 3    Jan 1, 2018    10:30 
Round 4    Jan 2, 2018    10:30 
Round 5    Feb 3, 2018    10:30 
Round 6    Jan 4, 2018    10:30 
Round 7    Jan 5, 2018    10:30 
Round 8    Jan 6, 2018    10:30 
Round 9    Feb 7, 2018    07:30 

Watch the games of the IIFL Wealth Open 2018  with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.