2018-10-20

Shakh Club Open 2018

The Shakh Club Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-26 October 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Oct 20, 2018    11:00 
Round 2    Oct 21, 2018    11:00 
Round 3    Oct 22, 2018    06:00 
Round 4    Oct 22, 2018    13:30 
Round 5    Oct 23, 2018    11:00 
Round 6    Oct 24, 2018    06:00 
Round 7    Oct 24, 2018    13:30 
Round 8    Oct 25, 2018    11:00 
Round 9    Oct 26, 2018    11:00

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Isle of Man 2018

The 2018 Isle of Man International is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 20-28 October in the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre in Douglas, Isle of Man. The top prize is £50,000, with £7,000 for the highest finishing woman. In case of a tie for first place the winner will be determined between the top 2 in a playoff (2x Blitz, then Armageddon).
The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes until the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 30.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Oct 20, 2018    13:30 
Round 2    Oct 21, 2018    13:30 
Round 3    Oct 22, 2018    13:30 
Round 4    Oct 23, 2018    13:30 
Round 5    Oct 24, 2018    13:30 
Round 6    Oct 25, 2018    13:30 
Round 7    Oct 26, 2018    13:30 
Round 8    Oct 27, 2018    13:30 
Round 9    Oct 28, 2018    12:00   

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Paraguay Champions 2018


The Paraguay Champions 2018 is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place between 20 and 26 October 2018 in Asuncion, Paraguay. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one

Official site

Schedule (UTC)
Round 1 Oct 20, 2018 22:00
Round 2 Oct 21, 2018 03:00
Round 3 Oct 21, 2018 18:00
Round 4 Oct 21, 2018 01:00
Round 5 Oct 23, 2018 04:00
Round 6 Oct 24, 2018 04:00
Round 7 Oct 25, 2018 04:00
Round 8 Oct 26, 2018 04:00
Round 9 Oct 27, 2018 04:00

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Haarlem Masters 2018

The Haarlem Masters is a 10-player single round-robin tournament taking place from October 20-28 2018 in Haarlem, Netherlands. Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Oct 20, 2018    11:00 
Round 2    Oct 21, 2018    11:00 
Round 3    Oct 22, 2018    11:00 
Round 4    Oct 23, 2018    11:00 
Round 5    Oct 24, 2018    11:00 
Round 6    Oct 25, 2018    11:00 
Round 7    Oct 26, 2018    11:00 
Round 8    Oct 27, 2018    11:00 
Round 9    Oct 28, 2018    09:00   

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You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Haarlem Masters 2017
Haarlem Masters 2016
Haarlem Masters 2015


22nd Hoogeveen Chess Festival 2018

The 22nd Hoogeveen Chess Festival 2018 is taking place between 20 and 27 October in Hoogeveen Town Hall in the Netherlands.

The highlight of the event will be the 22nd Hoogeveen Chess Tournament - two 6-game classical matches, one between Sam Shankland and Peter Svidler, and the other between Jorden van Foreest and Vladimir Fedoseev.
The time control for the matches is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Schedule: (UTC)
Round Hoogeveen matches / Game 1    Oct 21, 2018    12:00 
Round Hoogeveen matches / Game 2    Oct 22, 2018    12:00 
Round Hoogeveen matches / Game 3    Oct 23, 2018    12:00 
Round Hoogeveen matches / Game 4    Oct 25, 2018    12:00 
Round Hoogeveen matches / Game 5    Oct 26, 2018    12:00 
Round Hoogeveen matches / Game 6    Oct 27, 2018    10:00


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The Hoogeveen Open is a  9-round open, part of the 22nd Hoogeveen Chess Festival. The total prize fund is €10,000 with a €4,000 1st prize. After the 7th round, the top 4 qualifies for the semi-finals and finals to decide the top prizes of the Open tournament. The remaining players of the Open group will play a regular 8th and 9th round.
The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Oct 20, 2018    12:00 
Round 2    Oct 21, 2018    12:00 
Round 3    Oct 22, 2018    07:00 
Round 4    Oct 22, 2018    13:00 
Round 5    Oct 23, 2018    12:00 
Round 6    Oct 24, 2018    12:00 
Round 7    Oct 25, 2018    12:00 
Round 8    Oct 26, 2018    12:00 
Round 9    Oct 27, 2018    10:00 

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Official site

World Youth Chess Championship 2018

The 2018 World Youth Chess Championships are 11-round Swiss tournaments taking place from 20-30 October in Porto Carras, Chalkidiki, Greece. The event is played in 6 age categories (Open U14, U16, U18 and Girls U14, U16, U18). 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    Oct 20, 2018    12:30 
Round 2    Oct 21, 2018    07:30 
Round 3    Oct 21, 2018    14:30 
Round 4    Oct 22, 2018    12:30 
Round 5    Oct 23, 2018    12:30 
Round 6    Oct 24, 2018    12:30 
Round 7    Oct 26, 2018    12:30 
Round 8    Oct 27, 2018    12:30 
Round 9    Oct 28, 2018    12:30 
Round 10    Oct 29, 2018    12:30 
Round 11    Oct 30, 2018    12:30


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2018-10-17

Mukachevo Masters 2018

The Mukachevo Masters is a 10-player round-robin tournament taking place between 17 and 22 October 2018 in Mukachevo, Ukraine.
Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule:
Round 1    Oct 17, 2018    13:00 
Round 2    Oct 18, 2018    07:00 
Round 3    Oct 18, 2018    13:00 
Round 4    Oct 19, 2018    07:00 
Round 5    Oct 19, 2018    13:00 
Round 6    Oct 20, 2018    13:00 
Round 7    Oct 21, 2018    07:00 
Round 8    Oct 21, 2018    13:00 
Round 9    Oct 22, 2018    07:00

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You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Mukachevo Summer 2018
Mukachevo Summer 2017


2018-10-16

Third Almaty Open 2018


The Almaty Open is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place from 16-23 October 2018 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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    Oct 16, 2018    09:00 
Round 2    Oct 17, 2018    04:00 
Round 3    Oct 17, 2018    10:00 
Round 4    Oct 18, 2018    09:00 
Round 5    Oct 19, 2018    09:00 
Round 6    Oct 20, 2018    09:00 
Round 7    Oct 21, 2018    09:00 
Round 8    Oct 22, 2018    09:00 
Round 9    Oct 23, 2018    04:00

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You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Second Almaty Open 2017
First Almaty Open 2016


2018-10-14

“One Move at a Time”


New podcast focuses on the US Chess non-profit educational mission
CROSSVILLE, TN: The US Chess Federation is pleased to announce the premiere of its second podcast, “One Move at a Time,” on October 12, 2018 to help kick of the October 13 National Chess Day activities around the nation. This monthly show will explore people and organizations that are advancing the US Chess educational mission of “Empowering people through chess, one move at a time.” Hosted by Dan Lucas, the US Chess Senior Director of Strategic Communication, the goal is to give listeners ideas and methods that can be used within their own community to expand the reach of chess.
In the initial episode, the Honorable Mayor Michael J. Ryan of Sunrise, Florida explains how he made chess a key city initiative, including (among many other ideas and programs) adding the game to the school curriculum and having bicycle patrol police officers hand out travel chess sets; go to https://new.uschess.org/news/one-move-time-debuts-michael-j-ryan-mayor-sunrise-podcast/ to listen to this show and see a summary of the city’s chess initiatives. In recognition of the positive chess activity in Sunrise, the Florida city was named “Chess City of the Year” by US Chess in 2015. You can see everything happening with chess in Sunrise here: https://sunrisechesscenter.org/index.php/about-us/history. Mayor Ryan can be reached at MRyan@sunrisefl.gov.
This is the second podcast program offered by US Chess. “Cover Stories with Chess Life,” which goes behind the scenes and in depth with each issue’s cover story author, premiered in April 2018. Additional podcasts are currently being developed by the non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. For an archive of all shows to date go to: https://new.uschess.org/category/podcast/ .  Further tying in the chess world to our podcasts, the theme music for One Move at a Time, titled “So Don’t I,” was composed by National Master Alex King of Memphis, Tennessee. Alex will be featured in the November Chess Life’s “My Best Move” column.
USCFSales.com is sponsoring both podcasts. For a chance to win a $50 gift certificate, send an email to podcast@uschess.org and for One Move at a Time, put the show title in the subject header and your name and phone number in the body of the email to be entered into a random drawing for a winner. For Cover Stories with Chess Life, put the show title in the subject header and provide a question for our “Best Question” contest. The November guest will be Al Lawrence who wrote about the U.S. Open; your question can be specifically for him or a general one about Chess Life or US Chess.
Going forward, One Move at a Time will drop on the second Tuesday of each month, with Cover Stories with Chess Life dropping on the first Tuesday.

Photo: The Honorable Mayor Michael J. Ryan of Sunrise, Florida

Shanghai Cooperation Open 2018


The 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organization Chess Open is a 9-round Swiss open taking place in Xingtai, China from the 14-22 October.
The time control is 90 minutes for all moves, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Oct 14, 2018    06:30 
Round 2    Oct 15, 2018    06:30 
Round 3    Oct 16, 2018    06:30 
Round 4    Oct 17, 2018    06:30 
Round 5    Oct 18, 2018    06:30 
Round 6    Oct 19, 2018    06:30 
Round 7    Oct 20, 2018    06:30 
Round 8    Oct 21, 2018    06:30 
Round 9    Oct 22, 2018    01:00   

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2018-10-12

European Club Cup 2018

The 34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup are taking place between 12 and 18 October 2018 at the Porto Carras Grand Resort in Chalkidiki, Greece.

The 34th European Club Cup is an annual 7-round Swiss team event played with the standard time-control of 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes till the end of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1. Standings are determined by Match points (2-1-0), while individual performance prizes are also on offer for each board. The Open section is played on 6 boards (with up to 2 reserves) and consists of 63 teams and 448 players, including World Champion Magnus Carlsen and several other members of the world's elite.

The 23rd European Women Club Cup is an annual 7-round Swiss team event  with preliminary round-robin groups (5 rounds) and play-offs (2 rounds), played with the standard time-control of 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes till the end of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1. Standings in the round-robins are determined by Match points (2-1-0), while individual performance prizes are also on offer for each board. The Women section is played on 4 boards (with a possible reserve) and consists of 12 teams and 54 players, including several members of the world's elite.
Full coverage with live commentary, video, photos and news is offered through the official website and chess24. Live broadcast is delayed by 15 minutes, as per the regulations of the European Chess Union.
 
Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Oct 12, 2018    12:15 
Round 2    Oct 13, 2018    12:15 
Round 3    Oct 14, 2018    12:15 
Round 4    Oct 15, 2018    12:15 
Round 5    Oct 16, 2018    12:15 
Round 6    Oct 17, 2018    12:15 
Round 7    Oct 18, 2018    12:15


Watch the games of the 34th European Club Cup 2018 and The 23rd European Women Club Cup with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
33rd European Club Cup 2017
32nd European Club Cup 2016
31st European Club Cup 2015


2018-10-11

Portuguese Masters and Honour 2018

Portuguese Masters and Honour 2018 is a  round robin tournament held between 14th and 16th October 2018 in Cascais, Italy.

Official site

Schedule:

Round 1 2018/08/11 3:00 p.m.
Round 2 2018/08/12 3:00 p.m.
Round 3 2018/08/12 7:30 p.m.
Round 4 2018/08/13 7:30 p.m.
Round 5 2018/08/14 7:30 p.m.
Round 6 2018/08/15 3:00 p.m.
Round 7 2018/08/15 7:30 p.m.
Round 8 2018/08/16 7:30 p.m.
Round 9 2018/08/17 3:00 p.m.

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2018-10-10

Fall Chess Classic 2018

The 2018 Fall Chess Classic A and B are a 10-player round-robin tournaments taking place between 10 and 18 October 2018 in the St. Louis Chess Club, USA. 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    Oct 10, 2018    16:00 
Round 2    Oct 11, 2018    18:00 
Round 3    Oct 12, 2018    18:00 
Round 4    Oct 13, 2018    18:00 
Round 5    Oct 14, 2018    18:00 
Round 6    Oct 15, 2018    18:00 
Round 7    Oct 16, 2018    18:00 
Round 8    Oct 17, 2018    18:00 
Round 9    Oct 18, 2018    16:00

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You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Fall Chess Classic B 2017


2018-10-08

Barcelona Masters 2018

The 2018 Barcelona Masters (Magistral de Barcelona) is a 5-round Scheveningen tournament between Argentina and Catalonia taking place from 8-12 October in Barcelona, Spain. The time control is 90 minutes for the entire game, with a 30-second increment from move 1

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Oct 8, 2018    13:00 
Round 2    Oct 9, 2018    13:00 
Round 3    Oct 10, 2018    13:00 
Round 4    Oct 11, 2018    13:00 
Round 5    Oct 12, 2018    13:00


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Russian Rapid Team Championship 2018

The 2018 Russian Rapid Team Championship is taking place in the Zhemchuzhina Hotel in Sochi on October 8-9. The 9-round Swiss tournament features 26 teams of four players. The time control is 15 minutes for all moves with a 10-second increment from move 1. Standings are determined by match points (2 for a win, 1 for a draw) then game points.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Oct 8, 2018    11:00 
Round 2    Oct 8, 2018    12:15 
Round 3    Oct 8, 2018    13:30 
Round 4    Oct 8, 2018    14:45 
Round 5    Oct 8, 2018    16:00 
Round 6    Oct 9, 2018    11:00 
Round 7    Oct 9, 2018    12:15 
Round 8    Oct 9, 2018    13:30 
Round 9    Oct 9, 2018    14:45   

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2018-10-07

Spanish Veterans 2018


The Spanish Veterans Championship - 50+ and 65+  are a 9-round Swiss opens taking place in Altea, Spain from October 7-14 2018.
The time control is 90 minutes for the whole game, with a 30-second increment from move one.


Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Oct 7, 2018    15:00 
Round 2    Oct 8, 2018    15:00 
Round 3    Oct 9, 2018    08:00 
Round 4    Oct 9, 2018    15:00 
Round 5    Oct 10, 2018    15:00 
Round 6    Oct 11, 2018    15:00 
Round 7    Oct 12, 2018    15:00 
Round 8    Oct 13, 2018    15:00 
Round 9    Oct 14, 2018    08:00


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2018-10-05

Russian Rapid Championships 2018

The 2018 Russian Rapid Championship and Russian Women's Rapid Championship are a 11-round Swiss tournaments taking place in Sochi, Russia from 5-6 October.

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

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

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


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Gujarat GM 2018


The 1st Gujarat GM is a 10-round Swiss tournament taking place from 5-12 October 2018 in Ahmedabad, India. Players receive 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Oct 5, 2018    09:00 
Round 2    Oct 6, 2018    09:00 
Round 3    Oct 7, 2018    04:30 
Round 4    Oct 7, 2018    11:00 
Round 5    Oct 8, 2018    09:00 
Round 6    Oct 9, 2018    04:30 
Round 7    Oct 9, 2018    11:00 
Round 8    Oct 10, 2018    09:00 
Round 9    Oct 11, 2018    09:00 
Round 10    Oct 12, 2018    04:30   


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2018-10-03

German Youth State Team Championship 2018

The German Youth State Team Championship  is a 7-round Swiss tournament taking place between 3rd and 7th October 2018 in W├╝rzburg, Germany. The competitors are 20 teams of 8 youths of each of the age groups u20, g20, u18, u16, g16, u14, u12 and g12.
Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus 30-second increment per move starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)

Round 1    Oct 3, 2018    06:45 
Round 2    Oct 3, 2018    12:45 
Round 3    Oct 4, 2018    06:45 
Round 4    Oct 5, 2018    06:45 
Round 5    Oct 5, 2018    12:45 
Round 6    Oct 6, 2018    06:45 
Round 7    Oct 7, 2018    06:15   

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