2018-05-31

Mitropa Cup 2018


The Mitropa Cup is a 10-team round-robin event for the national teams of Central European countries. In its 37th edition for the Open section and 15th for the Women’s section it’s being held in Isola Capo Rizzuto, Italy from 31 May to 9 June 2018. Teams of four in the Open and in the Women’s event compete with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minute to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    May 31, 2018    13:00 
Round 2    Jun 1, 2018    13:00 
Round 3    Jun 2, 2018    13:00 
Round 4    Jun 3, 2018    13:00 
Round 5    Jun 5, 2018    13:00 
Round 6    Jun 6, 2018    13:00 
Round 7    Jun 7, 2018    13:00 
Round 8    Jun 8, 2018    13:00 
Round 9    Jun 9, 2018    08:00   

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Castilla La Mancha Team Championship 2018


The Castilla La Mancha Team Championship is a 6-round Swiss tournament taking place from 31 May to 3 June 2018 in Ciudad Real. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 31, 2018    15:00 
Round 2    Jun 1, 2018    08:00 
Round 3    Jun 1, 2018    14:30 
Round 4    Jun 2, 2018    08:00 
Round 5    Jun 2, 2018    14:30 
Round 6    Jun 3, 2018    07:30   

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German Women's Team Championship 2018


The German Women's Team Championship of the regional associations is a 5-round CH-System tournament, which takes place from 31 May to 3 June 2018 in the Europasaal of the Haus des Gastes in Braunfels, Hesse. The time-control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus a 30-second increment per move starting from move 1.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 31, 2018    13:00 
Round 2    Jun 1, 2018    07:30 
Round 3    Jun 1, 2018    14:00 
Round 4    Jun 2, 2018    07:30 
Round 5    Jun 3, 2018    04:30

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Khanzad Classic Chess 2018

11th Khanzad Classic Chess Championship 2018 is held in Erbil, Iraq from May 31st till June 3rd 2018.
Time control: 75 minutes with 30 seconds increment from move 1

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1                   2018/05/31                    17:30
Round 2                   2018/06/01                    05:45
Round 3                   2018/06/01                    16:45
Round 4                   2018/06/02                    06:45
Round 5                   2018/06/02                    16:45
Round 6                   2018/06/03                    05:45
Round 7                   2018/06/03                    16:45

Nabeel, Aziz youkhana won the 11th Khanzad Classic Chess Championship 2018! Congratulations!


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2018-05-27

19th Karpov Poikovsky Tournament 2018

The 19th International Chess Tournament named after Anatoly Karpov, is taking place in Poikovsky, Russia from 27 May to 5 June. The event is a 10-player single round-robin with the average Elo 2688.
10 grandmasters are among participants: Ian Nepomniachtchi Dmitry Jakovenko Santosh Gujrathi Vidit Vladimir Fedoseev Vladislav Artemiev; Boris Gelfand; Anton Korobov; Vladislav Kovalev; Emil Sutovsky; Victor Bologan

Time control: 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 1.


Schedule: UTC
Round 1    May 27, 2018    10:00 
Round 2    May 28, 2018    10:00 
Round 3    May 29, 2018    10:00 
Round 4    May 30, 2018    10:00 
Round 5    Jun 1, 2018    10:00 
Round 6    Jun 2, 2018    10:00 
Round 7    Jun 3, 2018    10:00 
Round 8    Jun 4, 2018    10:00 
Round 9    Jun 5, 2018    08:00

Jakovenko, Dmitry won  19th Karpov Poikovsky Tournament 2018,  Nepomniachtchi, Ian became second and Gelfand, Boris is third! Congratulations!

Watch the games of the 19th Karpov Poikovsky Tournament 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
18th Karpov  Poikovsky International Chess Tournament 2017
17th Karpov  Poikovsky International Chess Tournament 2016
16th Karpov  Poikovsky International Chess Tournament 2015


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Altibox Norway Chess 2018



Altibox Norway Chess 2018, one of the strongest chess tournaments in the world, is taking place from 27th May to 8th June in Stavanger, Norway. The participants list is very impressive: Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri, Liren Ding, Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Official site 

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    May 28, 2018    14:30 
Round 2    May 29, 2018    14:30 
Round 3    May 30, 2018    14:30 
Round 4    Jun 1, 2018    14:30 
Round 5    Jun 2, 2018    14:30 
Round 6    Jun 3, 2018    14:30 
Round 7    Jun 5, 2018    14:30 
Round 8    Jun 6, 2018    14:30 
Round 9    Jun 7, 2018    14:30

Wesley So won the 2018 edition of Altibox Norway Chess Blitz . Congratulations!
So Fabiano Caruana won the Altibox Norway Chess 2018, Magnus Carlsen took the second prize and Hikaru Nakamura became third. Congratulations!

Watch games of the Altibox Norway Chess 2018 Blitz | Classic with computer analysis  on ChessBomb.

You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
 Norway Chess 2017 Blitz | Classic
 Norway Chess 2016 Blitz | Classic
 Norway Chess 2015 Blitz | Classic
 Norway Chess 2014 Blitz | Classic
 Norway Chess 2013


2018-05-26

Longtou Open 2018

The 1st Longtou Cup "Belt and Road" Chess Open is a 9-round Swiss open taking place in Qinhuangdao, China from 26 May to 4 June.  80 players take part in the tournament.

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

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 26, 2018    06:30 
Round 2    May 27, 2018    06:30 
Round 3    May 28, 2018    06:30 
Round 4    May 29, 2018    06:30 
Round 5    May 30, 2018    06:30 
Round 6    Jun 1, 2018    06:30 
Round 7    Jun 2, 2018    06:30 
Round 8    Jun 3, 2018    06:30 
Round 9    Jun 4, 2018    01:30

GM Wang Hao is the winner of Longtou Open 2018 with 7,5 points. GM Mikhail Antipov with 7 points is second and GM Pouya Idani with 6,5 points took the third place. Congratulations!


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You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Belt and Road 2017


Top 12 French Teams 2018


The 2018 Top 12 French Team Championship is taking place from 26 May to 5 June in Brest. The 12 best French teams play a single round-robin over 11 rounds. Each match is played over 8 boards, with teams choosing from a starting list of up to 16 players. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.


Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 26, 2018    13:30 
Round 2    May 27, 2018    12:30 
Round 3    May 28, 2018    12:30 
Round 4    May 29, 2018    12:30 
Round 5    May 30, 2018    12:30 
Round 6    May 31, 2018    12:30 
Round 7    Jun 1, 2018    12:30 
Round 8    Jun 2, 2018    12:30 
Round 9    Jun 3, 2018    12:30 
Round 10    Jun 4, 2018    12:30 
Round 11    Jun 5, 2018    12:00

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Madrid Championship 2018

The Madrid Championship is a 7-round Swiss tournament taking place from 5-11 June, 2017. Players receive 90 minutes for all the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 26, 2018    16:30 
Round 2    May 27, 2018    16:30 
Round 3    May 28, 2018    16:30 
Round 4    May 29, 2018    16:30 
Round 5    May 30, 2018    16:30 
Round 6    May 31, 2018    16:30 
Round 7    Jun 1, 2018    16:30


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2018-05-25

37th Zalakaros Open 2018

The 37th Zalakaros Open  - Hungarian Boys and Girls Junior Championships 2018 is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 25 May to 2 June, 2018 in Zalakaros, Hungary.

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.

Schedule: The rounds start at 15.00 every day with the exception of the last one, starting at 10.00.



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Czech Olympiad Qualification 2018


The Czech Olympiad Qualification is a double round-robin tournament of six top Czech players taking place from 25 May to 3 June in Prague. The winner of the tournament will join David Navara, Viktor Laznicka and Zbynek Hracek as a fourth member of this year's Czech Chess Olympiad team. The  fifth player will be selected by the team captain.

Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with 30 second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 25, 2018    13:00 
Round 2    May 26, 2018    13:00 
Round 3    May 27, 2018    13:00 
Round 4    May 28, 2018    13:00 
Round 5    May 29, 2018    13:00 
Round 6    May 30, 2018    13:00 
Round 7    May 31, 2018    13:00 
Round 8    Jun 1, 2018    13:00 
Round 9    Jun 2, 2018    13:00 
Round 10    Jun 3, 2018    08:00   

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WLC Weekender 2018


The WLC Weekender is a 6-round Swiss open taking place from 25-27 May in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 25, 2018    17:30 
Round 2    May 26, 2018    07:00 
Round 3    May 26, 2018    12:00 
Round 4    May 26, 2018    17:30 
Round 5    May 27, 2018    07:00 
Round 6    May 27, 2018    11:30

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Croatian Women's Championship 2018


The 2018 Croatian Women's Championship is 9-round Swiss tournament taking place in Zagreb, Croatia from 8-14 May.
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    May 23, 2018    15:15 
Round 2    May 24, 2018    15:00 
Round 3    May 25, 2018    15:00 
Round 4    May 26, 2018    07:00 
Round 5    May 26, 2018    15:00 
Round 6    May 27, 2018    07:00 
Round 7    May 27, 2018    15:00 
Round 8    May 28, 2018    15:00 
Round 9    May 29, 2018    15:00

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


2018-05-23

Happy birthday to Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov!

Photo by FIDE.


Photo by FIDE

The the legendary  Russian chess grandmasterq who turns 67 today, is considered for one of the best chess players in the chess world, official world champion from 1975 to 1985. His tournament successes include over 160 first-place finishes. 9-time owner of the Chess Oscars, three-time World Chess Champion among men, three-time FIDE’s World Champion. His Elo rating reached  2780.

 We wish him a long chess career and many more successes in the future!

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2018-05-19

Mongolian Championships 2018


The Mongolian Championships - Men and Women are a 12-player round-robin tournaments taking place from 19-27 May 2018 in Arkhangai, Mongolia.
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    May 19, 2018    07:00 
Round 2    May 20, 2018    01:00 
Round 3    May 20, 2018    08:00 
Round 4    May 21, 2018    07:00 
Round 5    May 22, 2018    01:00 
Round 6    May 22, 2018    07:00 
Round 7    May 24, 2018    01:00 
Round 8    May 24, 2018    07:00 
Round 9    May 25, 2018    07:00 
Round 10    May 26, 2018    07:00 
Round 11    May 27, 2018    01:00


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2018-05-18

Limburg Open 2018


The BPB Limburg Open takes place from 18-21 May, 2018 in Maastricht. The 7-round Swiss is one of the strongest open tournaments in the Netherlands. Players receive 120 minutes for the entire game, plus a 15-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 18, 2018    17:00 
Round 2    May 19, 2018    09:00 
Round 3    May 19, 2018    15:30 
Round 4    May 20, 2018    09:00 
Round 5    May 20, 2018    15:30 
Round 6    May 21, 2018    07:00 
Round 7    May 21, 2018    13:00 

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2018-05-16

May Lviv Tradition 2018

The May edition of the International Chess Festival “Lviv Tradition 2018” is held from 16th till 21st of May 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 on 2018/05/16 at 13-00
Round 2 on 2018/05/17 at 08-00
Round 3 on 2018/05/17 at 13-00 
Round 4 on 2018/05/18 at 08-00 
Round 5 on 2018/05/18 at 13-00 
Round 6 on 2018/05/19 at 13-00 
Round 7 on 2018/05/20 at 08-00 
Round 8 on 2018/05/20 at 13-00 
Round 9 on 2018/05/21 at 08-00


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

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March Lviv Tradition 2018
January Lviv Tradition 2018
November Lviv Tradition 2017
September Lviv Tradition 2017
February Lviv Tradition 2016
September Lviv Tradition 2016
September Lviv Tradition 2015
March Lviv Tradition 2015

Baltic Zonal -Tallinn Stage 2018


The Baltic Zonal -Tallinn Stage is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 14-20 Mai 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. This is the first of three Baltic Zonal tournaments and the overall winner qualifies for the 2019 Chess World Cup.
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    May 14, 2018    13:00 
Round 2    May 15, 2018    07:00 
Round 3    May 15, 2018    13:00 
Round 4    May 16, 2018    13:00 
Round 5    May 17, 2018    07:00 
Round 6    May 17, 2018    13:00 
Round 7    May 18, 2018    13:00 
Round 8    May 19, 2018    13:00 
Round 9    May 20, 2018    07:00

Watch the games of the Baltic Zonal -Tallinn Stage 2018  with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Baltic Zonal Liepaja Stage 2017
Baltic Zonal Vilnius Stage 2017
Baltic Zonal 2016
Baltic Zonal 2015



2018-05-15

Summer Chess Classic 2018

The 2018 Summer Chess Classic is the second of four tournaments each year featuring international chess professionals.
The 2018 Summer Chess Classic A and B are both a 10-player round-robin tournaments taking place from 15-23 March in the St. Louis Chess Club, USA.
Over the course of 10 days, the competitors will battle for more than $30,000 in prize money and gain valuable experience in top-level events.

Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one. No draw offers are allowed before move 30.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 15, 2018    18:00 
Round 2    May 16, 2018    18:00 
Round 3    May 17, 2018    18:00 
Round 4    May 18, 2018    18:00     
Round 5    May 19, 2018    18:00 
Round 6    May 20, 2018    18:00 
Round 7    May 21, 2018    18:00     
Round 8    May 22, 2018    18:00     
Round 9    May 23, 2018    16:00

Vasif Durarbayli won SummerChessClassic A  and Kamil Dragun won SummerChessClassic B! Congratulations!

Watch the games of the Summer Chess Classic A 2018 and Summer Chess Classic B 2018 with computer analysis on ChessBomb.



World's Elite Battle It Out In 5-Day Chess Tournament in Leuven (Belgium)

World's Elite Battle It Out In 5-Day Chess Tournament in Leuven (Belgium)
15  May 2018
Leuven, Belgium – 11 May 2018 – The Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour Rapid & Blitz chess tournament will be returning once again to the historical City Hall of Leuven with play scheduled to take place from Tuesday 12th June until Saturday 16th June 2018.

The best chess players in the world will compete including the 2018 World Chess Champion Challenger Fabiano Caruana (USA) and former world champion Viswanathan Anand (India).

The tournament forms part of the 2018 Grand Chess Tour, a series of global chess events organized in some of the leading cities in the world. The prize money for the 2018 tournament totals US$ 150.000.

The players will compete in both Rapid and Blitz chess during the 5-day event with each player taking part in a total of 27 individual games. Both formats are much faster than the classical chess often seen in traditional chess tournaments. Rapid games typically last less than one hour while Blitz chess is even faster with both players having less than 5 minutes each to complete all their moves. 

Chess fans can enjoy the experience of seeing the greatest players competing live in Leuven or they can watch the games on streaming broadcasts, complete with grandmaster commentary. In 2017, more than 1,500 chess fans attended the event in person while the online video broadcasts received more than 700,000 views.

The 2018 event will also see the return of well-known British GM Nigel Short who will again host the live commentary at the tournament venue. He will be joined by GM Maurice Ashley from the USA with the pair also featuring as part of the live broadcast production. 

Registration for spectators who wish to attend the tournament in person are now open and anyone interested in visiting the tournament can register for tickets via the official tournament site.  Tickets will be allocated on a first come basis.

The tournament venue can accommodate approximately 300 spectators per day and chess fans are encouraged to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

The event will once again feature a travelling exhibition from the World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) in Saint Louis, USA. The “Art of Chess” exhibition will be installed in the City Hall for the full duration of the tournament and will feature legendary items from chess history from the WCHOF collection.

Another exciting addition to the schedule for this year is an open autograph session which will held on Monday 11th June. This session will be held in conjunction with the drawing of lots which will decide the pairings for the tournament and will start at 5pm local time. Chess players and fans who would like to secure signatures from the best players in the world are welcome to attend this session for which pre-registration will also be required to control numbers.

The Fourth Hotel in Leuven will serve as the official hotel for the tournament and is located within the Grote Markt square and less than 100 meters from the Leuven Town Hall. Fans who require accommodation may contact Joselien Cleyman at experience@th4th.com to secure reservations at the Hotel as required.

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2018-05-14

Kolkata Open 2018

The 3rd Kolkata Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 14-22 May 2018 in The New Town School, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 14, 2018    10:00 
Round 2    May 15, 2018    10:00 
Round 3    May 16, 2018    10:00 
Round 4    May 17, 2018    10:00 
Round 5    May 18, 2018    10:00 
Round 6    May 19, 2018    10:00 
Round 7    May 20, 2018    10:00 
Round 8    May 21, 2018    10:00 
Round 9    May 22, 2018    04:30


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Romanian Championships 2018

The 2018 Romanian Championships - Men and Women are botha a 9-round Swiss tournament staking place from 14-22 May in Băile Olănești.
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    May 14, 2018    12:00 
Round 2    May 15, 2018    12:00 
Round 3    May 16, 2018    12:00 
Round 4    May 17, 2018    12:00 
Round 5    May 18, 2018    12:00 
Round 6    May 19, 2018    12:00 
Round 7    May 20, 2018    12:00 
Round 8    May 21, 2018    12:00 
Round 9    May 22, 2018    06:00



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2018-05-13

Llucmajor Open 2018


The 7th international Llucmajor is a 9-round Swiss open taking place from 13-20 May, 2018 in Llucmajor, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 13, 2018    08:00 
Round 2    May 13, 2018    18:30 
Round 3    May 14, 2018    18:30 
Round 4    May 15, 2018    18:30 
Round 5    May 16, 2018    18:30 
Round 6    May 17, 2018    18:30     
Round 7    May 18, 2018    18:30 
Round 8    May 19, 2018    14:30 
Round 9    May 20, 2018    07:30   

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2018-05-12

LOTTO Polish Championship 2018


The 2018 LOTTO Polish Championship is a 10-player single round-robin taking place in the Trading Room of the Warsaw Stock Exchange from 12-20 May. The top prize is 20,000 PLN (about $5,500) with the top two qualifying for the Polish Olympiad team.

The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 30.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 12, 2018    14:00 
Round 2    May 13, 2018    14:00 
Round 3    May 14, 2018    14:00 
Round 4    May 15, 2018    14:00 
Round 5    May 16, 2018    14:00 
Round 6    May 17, 2018    14:00 
Round 7    May 18, 2018    14:00 
Round 8    May 19, 2018    14:00 
Round 9    May 20, 2018    14:00 

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


Budimex Polish Women's Championship 2018



The 2018 Budimex Polish Women's Championship is a 10-player single round-robin taking place in the Trading Room of the Warsaw Stock Exchange from 12-20 May. The top prize is the same as for the open - 20,000 PLN (about $5,500), with the top two qualifying for the Polish team. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 30.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 12, 2018    14:00 
Round 2    May 13, 2018    14:00 
Round 3    May 14, 2018    14:00 
Round 4    May 15, 2018    14:00 
Round 5    May 16, 2018    14:00 
Round 6    May 17, 2018    14:00 
Round 7    May 18, 2018    14:00 
Round 8    May 19, 2018    14:00 
Round 9    May 20, 2018    14:00   

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


2018-05-10

Deltalift Open 2018

Deltalift Open 2018 is held between 10th and 12th May in  Hotel Tylösand, Tylöhusvägen, Halmstad, Sweden. Its an 8 rounds ELO-registered tournament
Time control: 30 min + 12 sec. increment.

Official site

Schedule
Thursday May 10th:
Round 1: 13.30
Round 2: 15.30
Round 3: 18.00
Round 4: 20.00
Friday May 11th:
Round 5: 10.00
Round 6: 16.00
Saturday May 12th:
Round 7: 09.00
Round 8: 15.00

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Groningen Weekender 2018


The Groningen Weekender is a 7-round Swiss tournament taking place from 10-13 My 2018 in Groningen, Netherlands. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 10, 2018    13:00 
Round 2    May 11, 2018    08:00 
Round 3    May 11, 2018    13:00 
Round 4    May 12, 2018    08:00 
Round 5    May 12, 2018    13:00 
Round 6    May 13, 2018    08:00 
Round 7    May 13, 2018    13:00

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53rd Capablanca Memorial 2018

The 53rd edition of the International Tournament Capablanca in Memorial is taking place from May 9-19 in the Habana Libre Hotel in Havana, Cuba. The event is organised by the Cuban Federation and the National Chess Commission.
An elite group of players: Lazaro Bruzon BatistaAleksey DreevEduardo Iturrizaga BonelliDavid Anton GuijarroAleksandr Rakhmanov, is honouring the Cuban Chess World Champion José Raúl Capablanca  in a double round-robin with new US Champion Sam Shankland.
Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for 40  moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one.

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The tournament is celebrated annually since 1962  in honour to the famous Cuban chess master José Raúl Capablanca (1888 -1942) who made numerous contributions to chess, in theory and practice  both. This year the prestigious event reached its 53rd edition, not being held only in 1966, because of the World Chess Olympiad in Cuba. The first Champion in the history of the tournament was Miguel Najdorf, in 1962 and the highest winner was Vassily Ivanchuk with 6 titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012). Among Cubans, Leinier has won three editions (2004, 2008, and 2009).

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1     May 9, 2018      19:00 
Round 2     May 10, 2018    19:00     
Round 3     May 11, 2018    19:00 
Round 4     May 12, 2018    19:00 
Round 5     May 13, 2018    19:00
Round 6     May 15, 2018    19:00 
Round 7     May 16, 2018    19:00   
Round 8     May 17, 2018    19:00 
Round 9     May 18, 2018    19:00 
Round 10    May 19, 2018    19:00


Watch the games of the 53rd Capablanca Memorial 2018 and Capablanca Memorial Open 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
52nd Capablanca Memorial 2017
51st Capablanca Memorial 2016
50th Capablanca Memorial 2015
49th Capablanca Memorial 2014

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Norwegian Team Championship 2018

The Norwegian Team Championship 2018 (Bergen Chess Festival 2018) - five tournaments in four days is organised by the Bergens Chessclub and Søråshøgda Chessclub in Hotel Edvard Grieg at Sandsli, Bergen, Norway  between 10th and 13 May 2018.

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Schedule  CEST (UTC+2):

Round 1, May 10        18:00
Round 2, May 11        18:00
Round 3, May 12        11:00
Round 4, May 12        16:00
Round 5, May 13          9:00
Round 6, May 13        13:30


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Dutch Team Cup Finals 2018

Dutch Team Cup Finals 2018 is held on 10th May 10 in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

Format: Four teams have qualified for the semi finals: LSG, Voerendaal, MuConsult Apeldoorn and Lonneker. The winners of the semi finals will play the finals. The losers of the semi finals will play for the 3rd-4th place.

Each team consist of 4 players. In case of a 2-2, the teams will play a blitz match. In case of a 2-2 in the blitz, the 4th board of the classical will be eliminated and the score on the top-3 board will decide the winner. If that was a draw, the 3rd board will be eliminated... up until the 2nd board of the blitz. Did all 8 games end in a draw, then drawing of lots decides.

Rate of play:
Classical: 110 minutes for the whole game plus an increment of 5 seconds from move one.
Blitz: 3 minutes of the whole game plus an increment of 5 seconds from move one.

For the semi finals, both the team pairings and the team lineups will be decided shortly before the start of the games.

Schedule (CET):
09.45-10.00   Opening and drawing of lots
10.00-14.00 Semi Finals (Followed by blitz when necessary)
15.00-19.00 Final and match for 3rd/4th place.

In case of blitz in the semi finals, the blitz will be round-2. And the classical of the finals will be round-3. In that case, the blitz in the finals will be round-4.


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2018-05-09

Bamberg Open 2018


The Bamberg Open (Prof. Dr. Robert Pfleger Memorial) is a 7-round Swiss tournament taking place between 9th and 13th of May 2018 in Bamberg, Germany.

Time control: the 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.

The prize pool is 10,000 Euro, with 1,500 Euro for first place.

The players: 220 players from 15 nations are plaing in groups A and B. In the tournament take part famous playes as: the 20-year-old GM Aleksander Donchenko and GM Boris Chatalbashev from Bulgaria and the German Grandmaster Vitaly Kuninq as well as the young stars - the 13-year-old international champion Vincent Keymer, winner in the Karlsruhe Grenke Open and the 17-year-old international champion Roven Vogel, winner in the U16 World Championship 2016.

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Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 9, 2018    16:00 
Round 2    May 10, 2018    08:00 
Round 3    May 10, 2018    14:00 
Round 4    May 11, 2018    15:30 
Round 5    May 12, 2018    08:00 
Round 6    May 12, 2018    15:00 
Round 7    May 13, 2018    07:00   

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


2018-05-07

Katowice Spring 2018


The International Chess Festival “Katowice Spring 2018”(IM-group) organised by the Silesian Chess Federation. The event includes closed Round Robin Title Tournaments for IM norm which are held from 07.05 (Monday) to 12.05 (Saturday) in Venue Park Hotel, Katowice, Poland.

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

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Schedule: UTC

Round 1, 07.05.2018. at 14:00
Round 2, 08.05.2018. at 09:00
Round 3, 08.05.2018. at 14:00
Round 4, 09.05.2018. at 09:00
Round 5, 09.05.2018. at 14:00
Round 6, 10.05.2018. at 09:00
Round 7, 11.05.2018. at 09:00
Round 8, 11.05.2018. at 14:00
Round 9, 12.05.2018. at 09:00

Watch the games of the Katowice Spring 2018  with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


2018-05-05

48th Bosna Open 2018

The 48th International Bosna Open is a 9-round Swiss open taking place from 5-11 May, 2018 in Sarajevo. 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.

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Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    May 5, 2018     15:00 
Round 2    May 6, 2018     08:00 
Round 3    May 6, 2018     15:00 
Round 4    May 7, 2018     15:00 
Round 5    May 8, 2018     08:00 
Round 6    May 8, 2018     15:00 
Round 7    May 9, 2018     15:00 
Round 8    May 10, 2018   15:00 
Round 9    May 11, 2018    08:00

Yilmaz Mustafa won the 48th Bosna Open 2018! Predke Alexandr is second and Can Emre - third! Congratulations! Watch the games with computer analysis  on ChessBomb.

You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
47th Bosna Open 2017
46th Bosna Open 2016
45th Bosna Open 2015
44th Bosna Open 2014



Polish-Hungarian Friendship Tournament 2018


The 6th Polish-Hungarian Friendship Chess Tournament is a 9-round rapid Swiss Open taking place in the International Congress Center in Katowice, Poland on the weekend of 5-6 May 2018. In total more than 600 players are competing for a 40,000 PLN (9,000 EUR) prize fund.

The time control is 15 minutes per player per game, with a 10-second increment from move one. The tournament is organised by the cities of Katowice and Miskolc and the Silesian Chess Association.

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Schedule: (UTC)
05.05  -- 5 rounds from 8:00 to 13:30
06.05  -- 4 rounds from 8:00 to 13:00

Watch the games of the  Polish-Hungarian Friendship Tournament 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.