2018-01-31

Paranaense Championship 2018


The 2018 Paranaense Championship is an 8-round Swiss tournament taking place from 31 January to 4 February 2018 in Maringa, Brazil. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Jan 31, 2018    21:15 
Round 2    Feb 1, 2018    11:00 
Round 3    Feb 1, 2018    21:00 
Round 4    Feb 2, 2018    11:00 
Round 5    Feb 2, 2018    21:00 
Round 6    Feb 3, 2018    15:30 
Round 7    Feb 3, 2018    21:00 
Round 8    Feb 4, 2018    11:00

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


2018-01-30

2018 Grand Chess Tour Participants, Event Dates, and Tour Point Regulations


The Grand Chess Tour (GCT) is pleased to announce the list of players that have been invited to participate as full tour participants for the 2018 GCT. The 2018 GCT event dates and tour point regulations have also now been finalized and are detailed below.



2018 Tour Participants
A total of 10 players have been offered full tour contracts for the 2018 tour. The 2018 tour invitees were selected in line with the following process:

NumbersSelection MethodologyNotes
1–3Final 2017 GCT Tour StandingsThe top three finishes from the 2017 Grand Chess Tour
4–6Average of FIDE Classical RatingsTop 3 (not already selected) based on the average of the 12 monthly FIDE classical ratings for the period from 1 February 2017 until 1 January 2018
7–9Universal Rating SystemTop 3 (not already selected) based on the Universal Rating List as at 1 January 2018
10GCT Advisory Board NomineeSelected by the GCT Advisory Board

The players that have been invited to participate in the 2018 Grand Chess Tour according to the above process are as follows:
  • GM Magnus Carlsen (NOR) – 1st place, 2017 Grand Chess Tour
  • GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA) – 2nd place, 2017 Grand Chess Tour
  • GM Levon Aronian (ARM) – 3rd place, 2017 Grand Chess Tour
  • GM Fabiano Caruana (USA) – 1st Average FIDE Classic Rating
  • GM Wesley So (USA) – 2nd Average FIDE Classic Rating
  • GM Vladimir Kramnik (RUS) – 3rd Average FIDE Classic Rating
  • GM Hikaru Nakamura (USA) – 1st Universal Rating System
  • GM Alexander Grischuk (RUS) – 2nd Universal Rating System
  • GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) – 3rd Universal Rating System
  • GM Viswanathan Anand (IND) – GCT Advisory Board Nominee
GM Viswanathan Anand was selected by the GCT Advisory Board after taking account of his status as a former World Champion and as the reigning World Rapid Chess Champion. GM Anand was also ranked 9th per the Average FIDE Classical Ratings and 11th according to the URS™ rating list as at 1 January 2018.



2018 Tour Dates
The dates for the 2018 Grand Chess Tour events will be as follows:
  • Your Next Move GCT (Rapid & Blitz)
    June 10–17, 2018 | Brussels-Leuven, Belgium
     
  • Paris GCT (Rapid & Blitz)
    June 17–26, 2018 | Paris, France
     
  • Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid & Blitz)
    August 9–16, 2018 | Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
     
  • Sinquefield Cup (Classical)
    August 16–29, 2018 | Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
The 2018 London Chess Classic & GCT Tour Finals will take place on dates still to be confirmed during the period between December 10, 2018, and December 21, 2018, in London, UK.



2018 Tour Points Structure
2018 Tour Points will be awarded based on the final rank of each player in the events as set out below. Tour Point allocations for the 2018 Sinquefield Cup have been increased this year to ensure that a suitable balance is maintained between classical chess and rapid and blitz chess.

Another important change is that GCT Tour Points in 2018 shall be shared equally between tied players in all individual events. Tie-breaks will still be played to determine the overall winner of events but will not impact the allocation of GCT Tour Points in 2018.

PlaceSinquefield CupRapid & Blitz Events
(based on combined standings)
1st18/20*12/13*
2nd1510
3rd128
4th107
5th86
6th65
7th44
8th33
9th22
10th11

*Any player who wins an Event outright (without the need for a playoff) shall earn one extra bonus Tour Point in a Rapid & Blitz event and two extra bonus Tour Points in the Sinquefield Cup.



GCT Chief Arbiter
IA David Sedgwick has been reappointed as the GCT Chief Arbiter for 2018.
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2018-01-29

Vajda Arpad Memorial 2018


The 1st Vajda Arpad Memorial is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 29 January to 7 February 2018 in the Csili Cultural Center in Budapest, Hungary.

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 29, 2018    14:00 
Round 2    Jan 30, 2018    14:00 
Round 3    Jan 31, 2018    14:00 
Round 4    Feb 1, 2018    14:00 
Round 5    Feb 2, 2018    14:00 
Round 6    Feb 3, 2018    14:00 
Round 7    Feb 4, 2018    14:00 
Round 8    Feb 5, 2018    14:00 
Round 9    Feb 6, 2018    09:00

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Orsha Open 2018

The international chess tournament "Orsha-2018" is held from January 28 to February 4, 2018 in the "Ice Arena" in Orsha, the Republic of Belarus. The competition is organized in the following groups:
Group A - an open tournament with the calculation of the rating FIDE
Group B - an open tournament (for all participants without a FIDE rating score)
Group C - boys and girls born in 2004 and younger
Group D - children born in 2006 and younger
Group E - children born in 2008 and younger
Group F - children born in 2010 and younger

Regulations: Group A - Swiss system, 9 rounds. Time control for the game is 1 hour 30 minutes + 30 seconds. for each move, starting with the first. Groups B, C, D, E, F - Swiss system, 9 rounds. Time control for the game is 1 hour 15 minutes + 30 seconds. for each move.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    2018/01/29    09.00
Round 2    2018/01/30    07.00
Round 3    2018/01/30    12.00
Round 4    2018/01/31    07.00
Round 5    2018/01/31    12.00
Round 6    2018/02/01    07.00
Round 7    2018/02/02    12.00
Round 8    2018/02/03    07.00
Round 9    2018/02/04    06.30

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


2018-01-27

Moscow Open 2018

The Moscow Open is a huge chess festival featuring over 1500 players across multiple events. The main A Open is a 9-round Swiss Open held in the Russian State Social University in Moscow from 27 January to 4 February 2018. Over 200 players compete for a 500,000 roubles (over $8,000) first prize.

The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Jan 27, 2018    13:30 
Round 2    Jan 28, 2018    13:00 
Round 3    Jan 29, 2018    13:00 
Round 4    Jan 30, 2018    13:00 
Round 5    Jan 31, 2018    13:00 
Round 6    Feb 1, 2018    13:00 
Round 7    Feb 2, 2018    13:00 
Round 8    Feb 3, 2018    13:00 
Round 9    Feb 4, 2018    08:00

Watch the games of the Moscow Open 2018 and  Moscow Open Women 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


Turkish Cup 2018

The 2018 Turkish Cup is an 11-round Swiss tournament taking place from 27 January to 3 February in Antalya, Kemer, Turkey.

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 27, 2018    13:30 
Round 2    Jan 28, 2018    07:30 
Round 3    Jan 28, 2018    13:30 
Round 4    Jan 29, 2018    13:30 
Round 5    Jan 30, 2018    07:30 
Round 6    Jan 30, 2018    13:30 
Round 7    Jan 31, 2018    13:30 
Round 8    Feb 1, 2018    07:30 
Round 9    Feb 1, 2018    13:30 
Round 10    Feb 2, 2018    07:30 
Round 11    Feb 3, 2018    07:30

Watch the games of the Turkish Cup 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


2018-01-22

Floripa Open 2018


The 4th Floripa Open is a 10-round Swiss tournament taking place from 19-25 January 2018 in Florianópolis, Brazil.

Time cotrol: 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 19, 2018    20:00 
Round 2    Jan 20, 2018    16:00 
Round 3    Jan 20, 2018    22:00 
Round 4    Jan 21, 2018    22:00 
Round 5    Jan 22, 2018    16:00 
Round 6    Jan 22, 2018    22:00 
Round 7    Jan 23, 2018    20:00 
Round 8    Jan 24, 2018    16:00 
Round 9    Jan 24, 2018    22:00 
Round 10    Jan 25, 2018    16:00

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Lviv Tradition - January 2018

The International Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2018” is held from 22nd till 27th of January 2018 in Lviv, Ukraine, as a part of the Ukraine Tour Chess Tournament Series 2018.

Time control: 90 minutes with 30 second increment from move 1

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1 2018/01/22 16-00
Round 2 2018/01/23 09-00
Round 3 2018/01/23 14-00
Round 4 2018/01/24 09-00
Round 5 2018/01/24 14-00
Round 6 2018/01/25 09-00
Round 7 2018/01/25 14-00
Round 8 2018/01/26 09-00
Round 9 2018/01/27 08-00

Watch the games of the Lviv Tradition 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

Watch back at the games of the November Lviv Tradition 2017.

Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018


The 16th Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival will take place from 23rd January to 1st February 2014 in Gibraltar. The tournament is played annually at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar since 2003.

Official site

The 10-round, 250-player open sees this year the top 10 stars Aronian, MVL and Nakamuraq who compete for a £25,000 first prize. The women's top prize of £15,000 has again attracted many of the world's best female players.

Time control: the players receive 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes until the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. A tie for first place will be settled in a speed play-off.

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 23, 2018    14:00 
Round 2    Jan 24, 2018    14:00 
Round 3    Jan 25, 2018    14:00 
Round 4    Jan 26, 2018    14:00 
Round 5    Jan 27, 2018    14:00 
Round 6    Jan 28, 2018    14:00 
Round 7    Jan 29, 2018    14:00 
Round 8    Jan 30, 2018    14:00 
Round 9    Jan 31, 2018    14:00 
Round 10    Feb 1, 2018    10:00

Watch the games of the Gibraltar Masters 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

You can see games from previous issues of the Festival with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Gibraltar festival 2017 (Winner Hikaru Nakamura
Gibraltar festival 2016 (Winner Hikaru Nakamura
Gibraltar festival 2015 (Winner Hikaru Nakamura)
Gibraltar festival 2014 (Winner Ivan Cheparinov)
Gibraltar festival 2013 (Winner Nikita Vitiugov)
Gibraltar festival 2012 (Winner Nigel Short)
Gibraltar festival 2011 (Winner Vassily Ivanchuk)
Gibraltar festival 2010 (Winner Michael Adams)


Levon Aronian​ won the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2018! Congratulations! 
Watch the tb back on  https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2018-tradewise-gibraltar-masters/18-tb8-Aronian_Levon-Vachier_Lagrave_Maxime


The Gibraltar Chess Festival also features four separate amateur tournaments. The Gibraltar Challengers A is a 5-round Swiss open taking place from 22-26 January 2018 as part of the Gibraltar Chess Festival. Players receive 110 minutes for the entire game, with a 10-second increment from move one.

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Jan 22, 2018    08:45 
Round 2    Jan 23, 2018    08:45 
Round 3    Jan 24, 2018    08:45 
Round 4    Jan 25, 2018    08:45 
Round 5    Jan 26, 2018    08:45


Watch the games of the Gibraltar Challengers 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


2018-01-20

Marianske Lazne 2018

The 2 GM and 3 IM tournaments are 10-player round-robin tournaments taking place from 20-27 January 2018 in Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic. 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 20, 2018    15:00 
Round 2    Jan 21, 2018    16:00 
Round 3    Jan 22, 2018    15:00 
Round 4    Jan 23, 2018    08:00 
Round 5    Jan 23, 2018    15:00 
Round 6    Jan 24, 2018    15:00 
Round 7    Jan 25, 2018    15:00 
Round 8    Jan 26, 2018    15:00 
Round 9    Jan 27, 2018    08:00

Watch the games of the Marianske Lazne 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


2018-01-18

Belarusian Championship 2018

The 2018 Belarusian Championship is a 12-player round-robin tournament taking place in Minsk, Belarus from 18-28 January.

The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Jan 18, 2018    11:00 
Round 2    Jan 19, 2018    11:00 
Round 3    Jan 20, 2018    11:00 
Round 4    Jan 21, 2018    11:00 
Round 5    Jan 22, 2018    11:00 
Round 6    Jan 23, 2018    11:00 
Round 7    Jan 24, 2018    11:00 
Round 8    Jan 25, 2018    11:00 
Round 9    Jan 26, 2018    11:00 
Round 10    Jan 27, 2018    11:00 
Round 11    Jan 28, 2018    07:00

Watch the games of the Belarusian Championship 2018  and Belarusian Women's Championship 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


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


Watch the games of the Georgian 77th Championship 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


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   

Watch the games of the Keres Memorial 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


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.


2018-01-09

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

Watch the games of the Andranik Margaryan Memorial 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


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. 



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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.

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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

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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

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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   

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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

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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 

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