2018-02-24

British Universities Championship 2018

The 2018 British Universities' Championship is a 5-round team Swiss, with 42 teams playing over 4 divisions, taking place from 24-25 February. The top division is the Championship, with the top 4 teams qualifying for the European Universities' Championships.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Feb 24, 2018    12:00 
Round 2    Feb 24, 2018    15:00 
Round 3    Feb 24, 2018    18:00 
Round 4    Feb 25, 2018    10:00 
Round 5    Feb 25, 2018    13:00


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German Bundesliga 2017/2018



The Schachbundesliga season 2017/18 starts on 21 and 22 October in Baden-Baden, Mülheim, Dresden and Berlin, Germany.

The Bundesliga is the world’s top chess league, and although the 16 teams compete for the German Championship it attracts the world’s best players.Schachbundesliga was founded by the German Chess Federation in 1973. In the 1974/75 season it started with four regional groups of eight teams. In the end, the four group leaders determined the champions. The present form of the Budesliga - group of 16 teams, started in 1980. Look back on the previous season on ChessBomb.

The teams play with each other over a season. Each team consists of 8 players from a starting list of 18. A match win earns two team points, while a draw wins one.
For the final standings the team points come first, followed by board points.

The season is split into seven weekend double rounds, starting on Saturdays at 2 pm and on Sundays at 10 am. The Bundesliga is plaied in four changing venues around Germany. The last three rounds will be played in Berlin.

Players receive 100 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for the rest of the game, plus 30-second increment starting from move one.


Official site

Schedule: GMT+3

Round 1     Oct 21, 2017    15:15 
Round 2     Oct 22, 2017    11:15 

Round 3     Nov 11, 2017   15:15 
Round 4     Nov 12, 2017   11:15 

Round 5     Dec 09, 2017   15:15 
Round 6     Dec 10, 2017   11:15 

Round 7     Feb 03, 2018    15:15 
Round 8     Feb 04, 2018    11:15 
Round 9     Feb 24, 2018    15:15 
Round 10   Feb 25, 2018    11:15 

Round 11   Mar 10, 2018    15:15


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Watch back the games of the German Bundesliga in April 2016  on ChessBomb.

2018-02-23

Paraguayan Women's Championship 2018

The Paraguayan Women's Championship is a 7-round Swiss tournament taking place from 23-26 February 2018 in Luque.

Time cotrol: the players receive 60 minutes for the entire game, plus a 10-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Feb 23, 2018    22:00 
Round 2    Feb 24, 2018    17:00 
Round 3    Feb 24, 2018    20:00 
Round 4    Feb 25, 2018    17:00 
Round 5    Feb 25, 2018    20:00 
Round 6    Feb 26, 2018    17:00 
Round 7    Feb 26, 2018    20:00

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Bunratty Masters 2018


The 2018 Bunratty Masters is a 6-round Swiss open (rating > 2000), taking place from 23-25 February in Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty, Ireland. The favourite to win the first prize of €1,000 is top seed GM Nigel Short. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 15-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Feb 23, 2018    20:00 
Round 2    Feb 24, 2018    09:30 
Round 3    Feb 24, 2018    14:00 
Round 4    Feb 24, 2018    18:30 
Round 5    Feb 25, 2018    09:15 
Round 6    Feb 25, 2018    13:45

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CXC Brazil Open 2018

The CXC Brazil Open is a 6-round Swiss tournament taking place from 23-25 February 2018 in Curibita.

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    Feb 23, 2018    17:00 
Round 2    Feb 23, 2018    22:00 
Round 3    Feb 24, 2018    17:00 
Round 4    Feb 24, 2018    22:00 
Round 5    Feb 25, 2018    12:00 
Round 6    Feb 25, 2018    17:00

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MatSK Weekender 2018

The MatSK Weekender is a 7-round Swiss open taking place from 23-25 February in Helsinki, Finland. The first three rounds are played on Friday with a time control of 20 minutes for the entire game plus 10-second increment per move starting from move 1. The four remaining rounds on Saturday and Sunday are played with 90 minutes for the entire game plus 30-seconds increment per move starting from move 1

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Feb 23, 2018    16:00 
Round 2    Feb 23, 2018    17:00 
Round 3    Feb 23, 2018    18:00 
Round 4    Feb 24, 2018    08:00 
Round 5    Feb 24, 2018    13:00 
Round 6    Feb 25, 2018    08:00 
Round 7    Feb 25, 2018    13:00

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Sofia City - Juniors 2018


The Sofia City - Juniors 2018 is held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 23rd till 25th of February 2018.

System of play: 7 Round Swiss
Rate of play:  60 minutes all moves +  30 seconds increment

Official site

Schedule : UTC/GMT +2 hours

22 February, 2018 (Friday)
Round 1 - 14:30
Round 2 - 18:00

23 February, 2018 (Saturday)
Round 3 - 09:30
Round 4 - 12:30
Round 5 - 17:30

24 February, 2018 (Sunday)
Round 6 - 12:30
Round 7 - 17:30

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Serpukhov Rapid Grand Prix 2018

The Serpukhov Rapid Grand Prix is an 11-round Swiss tournament taking place from 23-24 February 2018 in Serpukhov, Russia. Players receive 15 minutes for the entire game, plus a 10-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Feb 23, 2018    09:00 
Round 2    Feb 23, 2018    10:05 
Round 3    Feb 23, 2018    11:10 
Round 4    Feb 23, 2018    12:15 
Round 5    Feb 23, 2018    13:20 
Round 6    Feb 23, 2018    14:25 
Round 7    Feb 24, 2018    08:00 
Round 8    Feb 24, 2018    09:05 
Round 9    Feb 24, 2018    10:10 
Round 10    Feb 24, 2018    11:15 
Round 11    Feb 24, 2018    12:20

Dmitry Kryakvin won the Serpukhov Rapid Grand Prix 2018, Dmitry Bocharov took the second place and Dmitry Kokarev is third. Congratulations!

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2018-02-22

dMP Batavia Chess Tournament 2018

The 10th dMP Batavia Chess Tournament will start on Thursday, February 22 in Cafe Batavia, Amsterdam.
The tournament is a 10-player Round Robin which offers chances for both IM and GM norms. The highest rated player is Ivan Sokolov.
The time control shall be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from the move 1.

Official site

On Thursday February 22nd around UTC 9PM the participants of the Batavia Chess Tournament will play a blitz tournament to determine the color distribution for the main event.

Schedule: (UTC)
every day from 23.02 to 04.03 at 13:00
28.02 is a rest day

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2018-02-21

Kragero Resort Chess 2018

Kragero Resort Chess 2018 is taking place from Wednesday 21st of February till Sunday 25th of February 2018 in Kragero, Norway.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Feb 21, 2018    18:30 
Round 2    Feb 22, 2018    09:00 
Round 3    Feb 22, 2018    14:00 
Round 4    Feb 23, 2018    09:00 
Round 5    Feb 23, 2018    14:00 
Round 6    Feb 24, 2018    09:00 
Round 7    Feb 24, 2018    14:00 
Round 8    Feb 25, 2018    08:00 
Round 9    Feb 25, 2018    12:15


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Five Chess Legends Selected as 2018 Inductees to U.S. and World Chess Halls of Fame to be Honored in Saint Louis



Induction Ceremony Will Kick Off the 2018 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships

SAINT LOUIS (February 20, 2018) — An induction ceremony on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA), will recognize five exceptional contributors to the game of chess as they take their places in history as members of the World and U.S. Chess Halls of Fame. The ceremony will serve as a kick-off to the 2018 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championship tournaments being held at the Saint Louis Chess Club, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Members of the Halls of Fame are chosen for their impact on the sport and have included players, authors, journalists, scholars, organizers and supporters of the game.

Representatives of the World Chess Federation (Fédération Internationale des Échecs or FIDE) nominated and selected Aron Nimzowitsch, founder of the hypermodern chess movement; Kira  Zvorykina, three-time winner of the Soviet Women’s Chess Champion and Women’s World Chess Championship challenger; and Richard Réti, renowned endgame composer, writer and GM for induction into the 2018 World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF). The inductees join 31 other individuals who have received the honor since the WCHOF’s creation in 2001.

“The 2018 World Chess Hall of Fame inductees were iconic figures in the game during the early part of the 20th century—Nimzowitsch and Réti as founders of the hypermodern movement, and Zvorykina as one of the most prominent female competitors,” said FIDE Vice President Beatriz Marinello. 

The trustees of the U.S. Chess Trust have selected Alex Onischuk, former U.S. Chess Champion (2006) and head coach and director of the nationally-recognized Texas Tech University chess team, and Bill Goichberg, chess innovator and pioneer of scholastic chess tournaments, for induction into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame. Onischuk and Goichberg join 58 individuals currently in the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame. The U.S. Chess Federation Hall of Fame Committee considers and sends candidates to the U.S. Chess Trust each year.

“The 2018 inductees to the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame represent distinctly different eras and areas of focus in furthering the game in the United States—Onischuk as both a player and coach, and Goichberg through his influence on tournament play,” said Harold Winston, U.S. Chess Trust Chairman. 

Each player will be commemorated at the World Chess Hall of Fame in Saint Louis with a plaque bearing their image and a biography.
“The World Chess Hall of Fame in Saint Louis commends the 2018 inductees, and we look forward to celebrating their unique achievements at this year’s induction ceremony,” Shannon Bailey, chief curator of the WCHOF, said.

The Halls of Fame inductions and the opening ceremony of the Championships are open to the public and will take place at SLUMA on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. and program from 7-8 p.m. Tickets are $25 apiece. To attend, email register@saintlouischessclub.org.

About the 2018 World Chess Hall of Fame Honorees

Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935)
The founder of the hypermodern chess movement, Aron Nimzowitsch was not only a brilliant theoretician, but also the number three player in the world from 1925 to 1930, behind World Chess Champions Alexander Alekhine and José Capablanca. His most notable victories were at Dresden 1926 and Carlsbad 1929. Nimzowitsch was a gifted instructional writer, and his books Die Blockade (The Blockade, 1925), Mein System (My System, 1925), and Die Praxis meines Systems (Chess Praxis, 1929) are still read today. Several opening systems bear his name, the best-known being the Nimzo-Indian (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4) and Nimzowitsch Defense (1.e4 Nc6).

Kira Zvorykina (1919-2014)
Kira Zvorykina was one of the strongest female players in the world during the 1950s and early 1960s. She won the Soviet Women’s Chess Championship three times (1951, 1953, 1956) and tied twice but lost in playoffs (1957 and 1958). Her greatest triumph was winning the 1959 Women’s Candidates Tournament, which qualified her to play a match for the Women's World Chess Championship against Elizaveta Bykova. Zvorykina lost the match 4 ½-8 ½. She twice represented the Soviet Union in Chess Olympiads, winning team gold on both occasions while scoring an undefeated 17 ½ from 20. Zvorykina’s book Vri︠a︡dkh shakhmatnoĭ gvardii (In the Ranks of the Chess Guard, 1984) recounts highlights from her career.

Richard Réti (1889-1929)
Richard Réti was one of the fathers of hypermodern chess, which he promoted through his play and writing. His publications included Modern Ideas in Chess (1923) and the posthumous Masters of the Chess Board (1930). Réti was also a world-class player who defeated World Chess Champion José Capablanca at New York 1924, ending the latter’s eight-year, 63-game unbeaten streak. A one-time world blindfold record holder for most chess games played simultaneously (29 at São Paulo, Brazil, in 1925), Réti was also a renowned endgame composer. The Réti Opening, which is characterized by the fianchetto of both White bishops and the move c4, is named after him.

About the 2018 U.S. Chess Hall of Fame Honorees

Alex Onischuk (1975- ) Note: Alex will be in attendance at the induction ceremony.
Born in Ukraine, Alex Onischuk immigrated to the United States in 2001. One of only six American players to have attained a FIDE rating of 2700, he has competed in every U.S. Chess Championship since 2004. In 2006, Onischuk won the U.S. Chess Championship, and he has either tied for or taken second or third place seven times (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2017). He has represented the United States in six Chess Olympiads (2004-2014) and six World Team Championships (2005-2017). Onischuk also played Board One on the U.S. gold medal-winning team at the 2013 Pan-American Team Championship. In 2012, he became the Head Coach and Director of the nationally-recognized chess program at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Bill Goichberg (1942- ) 
A great innovator in American chess, Bill Goichberg pioneered rated scholastic tournaments (1966) and originated the National High School Championship (1969), the National Junior High School Championship (1973), the National Elementary (K-6) Championship (1976), and the National High School (K-12) Championship (1991). Goichberg originated non-smoking events (1973), the Grand Prix (1979), and rated beginner opens (1990). He also ran many GM/IM swiss norm events to help American players earn FIDE titles and popularized sudden death time controls and the “quad” format. Goichberg organized thousands of tournaments, including the World Open (1973-present), the world’s largest chess tournament for most of the past 45 years.

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About the World Chess Hall of Fame in Saint Louis

The World Chess Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization committed to building awareness for the cultural and artistic significance of chess. It opened on September 9, 2011, in the Central West End after moving from previous locations in New York and Miami. The World Chess Hall of Fame is located at 4652 Maryland Avenue, housed in an historic 15,900 square-foot residence-turned-business, and features the U.S. and World Chess Halls of Fame, displays of artifacts from the permanent collection and exhibitions highlighting the great players, historic games and rich cultural history of chess. The World Chess Hall of Fame partners with the Saint Louis Chess Club to provide innovative programming and outreach to local, national and international audiences.   

For more information, please visit the World Chess Hall of Fame online at www.worldchesshof.org or call (314) 367-9243 (WCHF).

Visit our social channels: Facebook (@WorldChessHOF), Twitter (@WorldChessHOF), Instagram (@worldchesshof), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/worldchesshof).

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.

World Chess Hall of Fame | Mind. Art. Experience.

4652 Maryland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108 | (314) 367-WCHF (9243)

The World Chess Hall of Fame acknowledges Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, whose generous support makes our exhibitions possible.

The STLCC 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.

2018-02-19

Aeroflot Open 2018


The 16th Aeroflot Open runs from 20-28 February 2018 in the Cosmos Hotel in Moscow. The A Open, for players rated 2550 and above, sees Vladimir Fedoseev as top-seed fighting for the €18,000 first prize and a place in the Dortmund 2018 Supertournament, while the total prize fund for the three opens is €120,000.  The event is sponsored by Aeroflot and organised by the Russian Chess Federation in cooperation with the Association of Chess Federations.

Players have 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Feb 20, 2018    12:00 
Round 2    Feb 21, 2018    12:00 
Round 3    Feb 22, 2018    12:00 
Round 4    Feb 23, 2018    12:00 
Round 5    Feb 24, 2018    12:00 
Round 6    Feb 25, 2018    12:00 
Round 7    Feb 26, 2018    12:00 
Round 8    Feb 27, 2018    12:00 
Round 9    Feb 28, 2018    12:00

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2018 U.S. and U.S. Women’s Chess Championships Fields Announced




 
SAINT LOUIS (February 16, 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. The fields have now been confirmed and fans are sure to see great battles April 17-30, 2018. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit uschesschamps.com.
 

2018 U.S. Chess Championship Field

TitleFirstLastInvitational Rating*Qualification Method
GMFabianoCaruana2868Rating
GMHikaruNakamura2853Rating
GMWesleySo2852U.S. Champion
GMAlexOnischuk2759Rating
GMRayRobson2731Rating
GMSamShankland2730Rating
GMVaruzhanAkobian2728Rating
GMJefferyXiong2724Rating
GMAlexLenderman2695U.S. Open Champion
GMAwonderLiang2669U.S. Junior Champion
GMYaroslavZherebukh2717Wildcard
GMZviadIzoria2714Rating
 

2018 U.S. Women's Chess Championship Field

TitleFirstLastInvitational Rating*Qualification Method
GMIrinaKrush2524Rating
IMAnnaZatonskih2517Rating
WGMTatevAbrahamyan2450Rating
IMNaziPaikidze2434Rating
WGMSabinaFoisor2407U.S. Women's Champion
WGMJenniferYu2402Rating
WIMAnnieWang2373Rating
FMMaggieFeng2363Rating
WGMAnnaSharevich2361Rating
IMDorsaDerakhshani2321Wildcard
WIMAkshitaGorti2317U.S. Girls' Junior Champion
IMRusudanGoletiani2302Rating
 
*Invitational ratings are calculated based on the January USCF rating supplement, with bonuses for being at or near peak rating and penalties for inactivity.

 

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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Saint Louis Chess Club | Building Champions

4657 Maryland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108 | (314) 361-CHESS (2437)

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

The STLCC 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.

2018-02-18

Azerbaijan Women's Championship 2018


The Azerbaijan Women's Championship is a 9-round Swiss open taking place in ACF in Baku from 18-26 February, 2018. 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    Feb 18, 2018    10:30 
Round 2    Feb 19, 2018    10:30
Round 3    Feb 20, 2018    10:30 
Round 4    Feb 21, 2018    10:30 
Round 5    Feb 22, 2018    10:30 
Round 6    Feb 23, 2018    10:30 
Round 7    Feb 24, 2018    10:30
Round 8    Feb 25, 2018    10:30 
Round 9    Feb 26, 2018    10:30




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2018-02-17

Bobby Fischer´s Academy 2018


The IRT U2000 Bobby Fischer´s Academy is a 7-round Swiss tournament taking place from 15-18 February 2018 in Asunción, Paraguay. Players receive 60 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Feb 15, 2018    22:00 
Round 2    Feb 16, 2018    22:00 
Round 3    Feb 17, 2018    15:00 
Round 4    Feb 17, 2018    20:00 
Round 5    Feb 18, 2018    12:00 
Round 6    Feb 18, 2018    17:00 
Round 7    Feb 18, 2018    20:00   

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Karun Cup 2018

The 5th International Karun Cup is held from 17th - 24th of February 2018 in Khuzestan, Iran.

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

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1 2018/02/17 15:30
Round 2 2018/02/18 8:00
Round 3 2018/02/18 15:30
Round 4 2018/02/19 15:30
Round 5 2018/02/21 8:00
Round 6 2018/02/21 15:30
Round 7 2018/02/22 15:30
Round 8 2018/02/23 15:30
Round 9 2018/02/24 08:00

GM Mosadeghpour Masoud won the 5th International Karun Cup 2018. GM Lorparizangeneh Shahin is second and GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan is third. Congratulations!


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Women’s Bundesliga 2018


The Women’s Bundesliga takes place from October 1, 2017 to March 25, 2018 at various venues. Broadcasting the games is not mandatory as in the Open Bundesliga. If a club decides to broadcast the games they will be shown here. All games of the final three rounds played in Berlin will be broadcasted.

Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1     Oct 01, 2017      09:00 
Round 2     Nov 18, 2017     13:00 
Round 3     Nov 19, 2017     08:00 
Round 4     Dec 16, 2017      13:00 
Round 5     Dec 17, 2017      08:00 
Round 6     Jan 27, 2018       13:00 
Round 7     Jan 28, 2018       08:00 
Round 8     Feb 17, 2018       13:00 
Round 9     Feb 18, 2018       08:00 
Round 10    Mar 24, 2018      13:00 
Round 11    Mar 25, 2018      09:00 

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Brazilian Women's Championship 2018

The Brazilian Chess Federation (CBX) and the Rio de Janeiro Chess Federation (FEXERJ) are organising the 57th Brazilian Women's Chess Championship from 17-23 February 2018 at Guanabara Club, Rio de Janeiro. The tournament is a 10-player round-robin in which each player has 90 minutes for all moves, with a 30-second per move increment from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Feb 17, 2018    12:30 
Round 2    Feb 18, 2018    16:00 
Round 3    Feb 19, 2018    11:00 
Round 4    Feb 19, 2018    17:00 
Round 5    Feb 20, 2018    17:00 
Round 6    Feb 21, 2018    11:00 
Round 7    Feb 21, 2018    17:00 
Round 8    Feb 22, 2018    17:00 
Round 9    Feb 23, 2018    11:00

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


2018-02-16

Noteboom Tournament 2018

The 78th Noteboom Tournament is a 6-round Swiss tournament taking place from 16-18 February 2018 in Oegstgeest, Netherlands. Players receive 100 minutes for the entire game, plus a 10-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Feb 16, 2018    18:30 
Round 2    Feb 17, 2018    08:00 
Round 3    Feb 17, 2018    13:00 
Round 4    Feb 17, 2018    18:30 
Round 5    Feb 18, 2018    08:00 
Round 6    Feb 18, 2018    13:00   

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Serbian Championship Semifinal 2018

The Semifinal of the Serbian Championship  2018 is held from 16th till 22nd February 2018.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
1 Round 16.02. 15,30
2 Round 17.02. 09,00
3 Round 17.02. 15,30
4 Round 18.02. 09,00
5 Round 18.02. 15,30
6 Round 19.02. 15,30
7 Round  20.02. 15,30
8 Round  21.02. 15,30
9 Round 22.02. 09,00

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Kolomna Rapid Grand Prix 2018

The Kolomna Rapid Grand Prix is an 11-round Swiss tournament dedicated to Internationalist soldiers taking place from 16-17 February 2018 in Kolomna, Russia.

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Feb 16, 2018    08:15 
Round 2    Feb 16, 2018    09:00 
Round 3    Feb 16, 2018    09:45 
Round 4    Feb 16, 2018    10:30 
Round 5    Feb 16, 2018    11:15 
Round 6    Feb 16, 2018    12:00 
Round 7    Feb 17, 2018    09:00 
Round 8    Feb 17, 2018    09:45 
Round 9    Feb 17, 2018    10:30 
Round 10    Feb 17, 2018    11:15 
Round 11    Feb 17, 2018    12:00

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Georgian Women’s 75th Championship 2018

Georgian Women’s 75th Championship will take start. It will be round robin among 10 players. Time control: 90 minutes in the addition of 30 minutes after 40 moves with an increment of 30 seconds each move starting from move 1.

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    2018/02/16    11:00
Round 2    2018/02/17    11:00
Round 3    2018/02/18    11:00
Round 4    2018/02/19    11:00
Round 5    2018/02/20    11:00
Round 6    2018/02/22    11:00
Round 7    2018/02/23    11:00
Round 8    2018/02/24    11:00
Round 9    2018/02/25    11:00


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5th Memory of Sotnya Nebesna Rapid 2018

The 5th Memory of Sotnya Nebesna Rapid 2018 is held in Lutsk, Ucraine from 17th to 18th of February 2018.

Official site

System of play: 11 Rounds, Rapid, 20+5

Schedule: UTC

17.02.2018 08:00 to 16:00
18.02.2018 09:00 to 17:00

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2018-02-15

Vardaris Open 2018


The 4th International Chess Tournament "Vardaris" takes place from 15-19 February 2018 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece. It is a 7-round Swiss event in two ratings groups ( > 1900 and < 1900 ). 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    Feb 15, 2018    15:30 
Round 2    Feb 16, 2018    15:30 
Round 3    Feb 17, 2018    08:30 
Round 4    Feb 17, 2018    15:30 
Round 5    Feb 18, 2018    08:30 
Round 6    Feb 18, 2018    15:30 
Round 7    Feb 19, 2018    08:00   

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2018-02-14

Northumbria Masters 2018

The Northumbria Masters is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 14-18 February 2018 in the Chillingham pub in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The total prize fund is £3,150, with £1,200 for first prize.

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    Feb 14, 2018    18:30 
Round 2    Feb 15, 2018    10:00 
Round 3    Feb 15, 2018    15:30 
Round 4    Feb 16, 2018    10:00 
Round 5    Feb 16, 2018    15:30 
Round 6    Feb 17, 2018    10:00 
Round 7    Feb 17, 2018    15:30 
Round 8    Feb 18, 2018    10:00 
Round 9    Feb 18, 2018    15:30

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XII Termo Eko Cup 2018

XII Termo Eko Cup 2018 is held from 14th till 18th of February 2018 in Jurmala, Latvia.

Time control: 90 min. + 30 sek.

The first players in the starting list are GM Nikita Meskovs, IM Sergey Grishchenko and FM Bernotas Arturs.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    2018/02/14    16:00
Round 2    2018/02/15    16:00
Round 3    2018/02/16    16:00
Round 4    2018/02/17    08:30
Round 5    2018/02/17    14:00
Round 6    2018/02/18    08:30
Round 7    2018/02/18    14:00


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2018-02-10

Bordeaux February Open 2018


The Bordeaux February Open is a 7-round Swiss tournament taking place from 5-7 February 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    Feb 10, 2018    12:30 
Round 2    Feb 10, 2018    16:00 
Round 3    Feb 11, 2018    08:30 
Round 4    Feb 11, 2018    12:30 
Round 5    Feb 11, 2018    16:00 
Round 6    Feb 12, 2018    08:30 
Round 7    Feb 12, 2018    12:30

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2018-02-09

Chess House GM 2018

The Chess House GM tournament is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 9-18 February 2018 in Aarhus, Denmark. 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. No draws are allowed before move 30.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Feb 9, 2018    16:00 
Round 2    Feb 10, 2018    13:00 
Round 3    Feb 12, 2018    16:00 
Round 4    Feb 13, 2018    16:00 
Round 5    Feb 14, 2018    16:00 
Round 6    Feb 15, 2018    16:00 
Round 7    Feb 16, 2018    16:00 
Round 8    Feb 17, 2018    15:00 
Round 9    Feb 18, 2018    09:00

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Fischer Random Match - Carlsen - Nakamura 2018









From 9 - 13 February a Fischer Random Match between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura is held in Høvikodden, near Oslo Norway.

Fischer Random (Fischerandom or Chess960) is a variant of chess invented by the world chess champion Bobby Fischer and popular since 1996. In comparison with the standard chess, the starting position of the pieces on the players' home ranks is randomized. This challenges players through the memorization of opening lines.

Fischer Random World Championship has traditions since 2001. Players like Levon Aronian, Peter Svidler, and Hikaru Nakmaura took part in it.
There will be two games per day during the first 4 days.

The time control is 45 minutes for the first 40 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, no increment.
The games start at 17.00 and 20.00. (UTC+1)

On the last day there are 8 games: 10 minutes and 5 seconds incremental for each move.


Magnus Carlsen is the winner in the Fischer Random match. Congratulations!

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Official site



2018-02-08

Saint Louis Norm 2018


The Saint Louis GM and IM Norm Congress is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place from 8-13 February 2018 in the Saint Louis Chess Club. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Feb 8, 2018    23:00 
Round 2    Feb 9, 2018    17:00 
Round 3    Feb 9, 2018    23:00 
Round 4    Feb 10, 2018    17:00 
Round 5    Feb 10, 2018    23:00 
Round 6    Feb 11, 2018    17:00 
Round 7    Feb 11, 2018    23:00 
Round 8    Feb 12, 2018    17:00 
Round 9    Feb 13, 2018    17:00


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2018-02-07

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

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Official site

2018-02-06

Chilean Women's Championship 2018

The Chilean Women's Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 6-11 February 2018 in Las Condas. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Feb 6, 2018    20:00 
Round 2    Feb 7, 2018    13:00 
Round 3    Feb 7, 2018    19:00 
Round 4    Feb 8, 2018    13:00 
Round 5    Feb 8, 2018    19:00 
Round 6    Feb 9, 2018    19:00 
Round 7    Feb 10, 2018    13:00 
Round 8    Feb 10, 2018    19:00 
Round 9    Feb 11, 2018    13:00

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Brazilian Championship 2018

The 2017 Brazilian Championship is a 16-player knockout tournament taking place from 6-15 February 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. Each Match consist of 2 classical games (90'+30" per move), if tied a 25+10 match follows, still tied another 3+2 match and finally an Armageddon game (5 vs. 4).

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1/8 final / Game 1    Feb 6, 2018    16:00 
Round 1/8 final / Game 2    Feb 7, 2018    12:00 
Round 1/8 final / Game 3    Feb 7, 2018    18:00 
Round 1/8 final / Game 4    Feb 7, 2018    19:30 
Round 1/8 final / Game 5    Feb 7, 2018    21:00 
Round 1/8 final / Game 6    Feb 7, 2018    21:15 
Round 1/8 final / Game 7    Feb 7, 2018    21:30 
Round 1/4 final / Game 1    Feb 8, 2018    16:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 2    Feb 9, 2018    12:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 3    Feb 9, 2018    18:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 4    Feb 9, 2018    19:30 
Round 1/4 final / Game 5    Feb 9, 2018    21:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 6    Feb 9, 2018    21:15 
Round 1/4 final / Game 7    Feb 9, 2018    21:30 
Round 1/2 final / Game 1    Feb 10, 2018    16:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 2    Feb 11, 2018    12:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 3    Feb 11, 2018    18:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 4    Feb 11, 2018    19:30 
Round 1/2 final / Game 5    Feb 11, 2018    21:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 6    Feb 11, 2018    21:15 
Round 1/2 final / Game 7    Feb 11, 2018    21:30 
Round Final / Game 1    Feb 12, 2018    16:00 
Round Final / Game 2    Feb 13, 2018    16:00 
Round Final / Game 3    Feb 14, 2018    16:00 
Round Final / Game 4    Feb 15, 2018    12:00 
Round Final / Game 5    Feb 15, 2018    18:00 
Round Final / Game 6    Feb 15, 2018    19:30 
Round Final / Game 7    Feb 15, 2018    21:00 
Round Final / Game 8    Feb 15, 2018    21:15 
Round Final / Game 9    Feb 15, 2018    21:30

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2018-02-04

Women Chess Stars 2018


The Women Chess Stars is a 6-player round robin tournament taking place on Febuary 4, 2018 in Velencia, Spain. Players receive 10 minutes for the entire game, plus a 5-second increment starting from move one.

The stars in the tournament are  GM Anna Muzychuk; GM Mariya Muzychuk ; IM Sabrina Vega Gutierrez; WIM Unuk Laura

Official site

Schedule (UTC)
Round 1    Feb 4, 2018    16:45 
Round 2    Feb 4, 2018    17:15 
Round 3    Feb 4, 2018    17:50 
Round 4    Feb 4, 2018    18:20 
Round 5    Feb 4, 2018    18:55

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2018-02-03

26th International Fajr Cup 2018

The 26th International Chess Festival “Fajr Cup” is held in Amol, Mazandaran, Iran from 3rd till 11th of February 2018.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1  2018/02/03   14:30
Round 2  2018/02/04   6:00
Round 3  2018/02/04   13:30:00
Round 4   2018/02/05  13:30 
Round 5   2018/02/06  13:30
Round 6   2018/02/07  13:30
Round 7   2018/02/08  13:30
Round 8   2018/02/09  13:30
Round 9   2018/02/10  06:00

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