2018-11-12

“Tournament of Peace" 2018

Тhe “Tournament of Peace" is held in Zagreb, Serbia from 12 to 23th November. It's an 11 round round robin tournament featuring strong players as: Ivanchuk Vassily (2714), Cheparinov Ivan (2711), Amin Bassem (2709), Šarić Ivan (2692), Adhiban B. (2682), Bacrot Etienne (2677),  Malakhov Vladimir (2654), Kožul Zdenko (2612), Stević Hrvoje (2589),  Palac Mladen (2548), Jovanović Zoran (2537), Zelčić Robert (2508).

Official site

Schedule: UTC
Round 1 November 12 2018, 14h
Round 2 November 13 2018, 14h
Round 3 November 14 2018, 14h
Round 4 November 15 2018, 14h
Round 5 November 16 2018, 14h
Round 6 November 17 2018, 14h

Day off – November 18 2018

Round 7 November 19 2018, 14h
Round 8 November 20 2018, 14h
Round 9 November 21 2018, 14h
Round 10 November 22 2018, 14h
Round 11 November 23 2018, 10h


Watch the games of the Tournament of Peace 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

2018-11-11

Runavík Open 2018

The 2018 edition of the annual tournament Runavík Open is played in Runavík, Faroe Islands, between November 12th and 18th 2018. Among the 27 players from all over the world are 8 grandmasters - Oleg Korneev  (ESP), Vitaly Sivuk  (UKR), Vadim Malakhatko (BEL), Vitaliy Bernadskiy  (UKR), Nikita Maiorov (BLR), Vasily Papin (RUS), Normunds Miezis (LAT).
Time control: 90 minutes + 15 minutes after move 40, 30 seconds increment for all game

Official site

Schedule: UTC
Round 1    2018/11/12    18:00
Round 2    2018/11/13    17:00
Round 3    2018/11/14    10:00
Round 4    2018/11/14    17:00
Round 5    2018/11/15    17:00
Round 6    2018/11/16    17:00
Round 7    2018/11/17    10:00
Round 8    2018/11/17    17:00
Round 9    2018/11/18    14:00

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

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


2018-11-10

German Bundesliga 2018/2019



The German Bundesliga season 2018/19 is held in different cities across Germany from November 2018 to April 2019.
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. 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. The teams play with each other  in a round robin formatover 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.
Time control is 100 minutes for the first 40 moves and 50 for the rest of the game with a 30-second increment.
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.

Official site

Schedule (UTC):

Round 1      Nov 10, 2018    13:15 
Round 2      Nov 11, 2018    09:15 
Round 3      Nov 24, 2018    13:15 
Round 4      Nov 25, 2018    09:15
 
Round 5      Dec 15, 2018    13:15 
Round 6      Dec 16, 2018    09:15
 
Round 7      Feb 2, 2019    13:15 
Round 8      Feb 3, 2019    09:15 

Round 9      Mar 1, 2019    13:15 
Round 10    Mar 2, 2019    13:15 
Round 11    Mar 3, 2019    09:15 
Round 12    Mar 9, 2019    13:15 
Round 13    Mar 10, 2019    09:15
 
Round 14    Apr 6, 2019    13:15 
Round 15    Apr 7, 2019    09:15


Watch the games of the German Bundesliga 2018/2019  with computer analysis on ChessBomb.

Watch back the games of  German Bundesliga 2017 and the German Bundesliga 2016  with computer analysis on ChessBomb.


Mikhail Tal Blitz Cup 2018

Mikhail Tal Blitz Cup is 13 rounds blitz open tournamet held in Riga, Latvia on November 10th. Time control: the players have 3 minutes for game with 2 seconds increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule:
All 13 rounds will be played on 10.11.2018 from 10:10 to 14:10 UTC.

Watch the games of the Mikhail Tal Blitz Cup 201 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


Mikhail Tal 1982.jpg

The tournament has been held in Moscow annually since 2006 to honour the memory of the Soviet Latvian chess Grandmaster Mikhail Tal (1936 –1992), the eighth world chess champion (from 1960 to 1961).

You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Tal Memorial Rapid 2018 (Winner Vishwanathan Anand)
Tal Memorial Rapid 2017 (Winner Onischuk Vladimir)
Tal Memorial Blitz 2017 (Winner Shirov Alexei))
Tal Memorial 2016 (Winner Ian Nepomniachtchi)
Tal Memorial Blitz 2016
Tal Memorial Blitz 2014 (Winner Shakhriyar Mamedyarov)




2018-11-09

Iranian Championship Semi Final 2018

The Iranian Championship semi-final is an open qualifier for the final of the championship in 2019. The event is a 9 round swiss tournamentq held in Hamedan, Iran between 9th and 17th of November.
Time control: 90 minutes for the game +30 seconds per move.

Official site

Schedule: UTC

Round 1    Nov 9, 2018    13:45 
Round 2    Nov 10, 2018    13:45 
Round 3    Nov 11, 2018    13:45 
Round 4    Nov 12, 2018    13:45 
Round 5    Nov 13, 2018    13:45 
Round 6    Nov 14, 2018    13:45 
Round 7    Nov 15, 2018    13:45 
Round 8    Nov 16, 2018    13:45 
Round 9    Nov 17, 2018    13:45   

Watch the games of the Iranian Championship Semi Final 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Iranian Championship Final 2018 (winner Maghsoodloo, Parham)


World Chess Championship 2018

The 2018 FIDE World Chess Championship is held in College, London between November 9th and  November 26th. The Norwegian World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana from US fight in 12-game classical match. The winner is the first player who reaches 6.5 points.
The prize fund is 1 million EURO.
The time control is classical 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves and then 15 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.
In case of a 6-6 tie the winner will be decided by a tiebreak of two rapid games 25+10 followed by two 5+3 games. If still a tie up to four more mini-matches will be played followed by an Armageddon.

Official site

Schedule: UTC
Game 1    Nov 9, 2018    15:00 
Game 2    Nov 10, 2018    15:00 
Game 3    Nov 12, 2018    15:00 
Game 4    Nov 13, 2018    15:00 
Game 5    Nov 15, 2018    15:00 
Game 6    Nov 16, 2018    15:00 
Game 7    Nov 18, 2018    15:00 
Game 8    Nov 19, 2018    15:00 
Game 9    Nov 21, 2018    15:00 
Game 10    Nov 22, 2018    15:00 
Game 11    Nov 24, 2018    15:00 
Game 12    Nov 26, 2018    15:00

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Tata Steel India Rapid Chess 2018

Tata Steel is one of the most prestigious chess tournaments with a long tradition since 1938 and traditionally attracts the top chess players from around the world.
The first TATA STEEL CHESS INDIA, RAPID & BLITZ tournament meets some of the world's strongest chess players and India's strongest players in Kolkata, India from 9th to 14th November 2018. It consist of a rapid tournament and a blitz tournament.
World's top players being titled as world number 2 in their career - Shakriyar Mamadeyarov, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Hikaru Nakamura and the former world number 4 - Sergey Karjakin are challenging the Indian super talents - the five times world champion Vishy Anand, the second  and the third best Indian players - P. Harikrishnaand and Vidit Gujrathi and the chess hero GM SS Ganguly. The final slot in the Blitz goes to the world's second youngest grandmaster (after Karjakin) the thirteen year old R. Paraggnanandhaa and the tenth player in the Rapid section is the teenage sensation GM Nihal Sarin, just one year older than Praggu.

Official site

Schedule:  (UTC)
Round 1    Nov 9, 2018    08:30 
Round 2    Nov 9, 2018    10:00 
Round 3    Nov 9, 2018    11:30 
Round 4    Nov 10, 2018    08:30 
Round 5    Nov 10, 2018    10:00 
Round 6    Nov 10, 2018    11:30 
Round 7    Nov 11, 2018    08:30 
Round 8    Nov 11, 2018    10:00 
Round 9    Nov 11, 2018    11:30

Watch the games of the Tata Steel India Rapid Chess 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

View games from previous editions of Tata Steel on ChessBomb:
the 80th Tata Steel 2018 - Masters and Challengers 2018
the 79th Tata Steel 2017 -  Masters | Challengers 2017
the 78th Tata Steel 2016 -  Masters | Challengers and Tata Steel 2015



2018-11-05

Winter Chess Classic 2018

The 2018 Winter Chess Classic is taking place from 5-13 November 2018 in the St. Louis Chess Club, USA. The event is held in two sections A and B, both 10-player round-robin tournaments=

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. 


Schedule: UTC
Round 1    Nov 5, 2018    19:00    
Round 2    Nov 6, 2018    19:00    
Round 3    Nov 7, 2018    19:00    
Round 4    Nov 8, 2018    19:00    
Round 5    Nov 9, 2018    19:00    
Round 6    Nov 10, 2018    19:00    
Round 7    Nov 11, 2018    19:00    
Round 8    Nov 12, 2018    19:00    
Round 9    Nov 13, 2018    17:00 

Winter Chess Classic B 2018


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2018-11-04

FIDE World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

The FIDE World Cadet Chess Championship 2018 is held in in Open and Girls sections in categories under 8, 10 and 12 years  between 4th and 15th November 2018 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Each event is an 11-round Swiss open. The players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one.

Official website:

Schedule:
Round 1 Nov 4, 2018 18:00
Round 2 Nov 5, 2018 18:00
Round 3 Nov 6, 2018 18:00
Round 4 Nov 7, 2018 18:00
Round 5 Nov 8, 2018 18:00
Round 6 Nov 9, 2018 18:00
Round 7 Nov 11, 2018 18:00
Round 8 Nov 12, 2018 18:00
Round 9 Nov 13, 2018 18:00
Round 10 Nov 14, 2018 18:00
Round 11 Nov 15, 2018 15:30

Watch the games of the FIDE World Cadet Chess Championship 2018 - Open  under 8under 10 and under 12  and Girls  under 8under 10 and under 12   with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

2018-11-03

Maria Albulet Memorial 2018

The Maria Albulet Memorial is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place in Braila, Romania between 3rd and 10th November 2018.
History: The tournament is held in memory of the famous Romanian WGM Maria Albuleț (1932 – 2005), who holds the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM, 1985); a three-time winner of the Romanian Women's Chess Championship (1951, 1955, 1956)] silver medalist of the Women's Chess Olympiad in 1957 in Emmen.  She took part in the Women's Correspondence Chess Olympiad (1974-1979), where Romanian team took 6th place.
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.

Official site

Schedule:
Round 1 Nov 3, 2018 14:00
Round 2 Nov 4, 2018 07:00
Round 3 Nov 4, 2018 14:00
Round 4 Nov 5, 2018 14:00
Round 5 Nov 6, 2018 14:00
Round 6 Nov 7, 2018 14:00
Round 7 Nov 8, 2018 14:00
Round 8 Nov 9, 2018 14:00
Round 9 Nov 10, 2018 07:00

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

You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Maria Albulet Memorial 2017


Bulgarian Women's Championship 2018

The Bulgarian Women's Championship 2018 is a 9 rounds round robin held in the city Chavdar, Bulgaria  between 3rd ad 11th November 2018.
The time control is 90+30 from move 1.

Schedule: UTC
Round 1    03.11.2018     13:00
Round 2    04.11.2018     13:00
Round 3    05.11.2018     13:00
Round 4    06.11.2018     13:00
Round 5    07.11.2018     13:00
Round 6    08.11.2018     13:00
Round 7    09.11.2018     13:00
Round 8    10.11.2018     13:00
Round 9    11.11.2018     07:00

Viktoria Radeva is the new chess champion of Bulgaria. Congratulations!

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


Shenzhen Chess Masters 2018

The 2nd edition of the 2018 Shenzhen Chess Masters is held between November 4 and 14 in the Longgang District of Shenzhen, China. The Chinese number 1 Ding Liren and number 2 Yu Yangyi, and  Giri Wojtaszek and Vitiugov will meet in the 6-player double round-robin chess fight.
The prize fund is $90,000, with $20,000 for first place.
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 from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Nov 4, 2018    06:00 
Round 2    Nov 5, 2018    06:00 
Round 3    Nov 6, 2018    06:00 
Round 4    Nov 7, 2018    06:00 
Round 5    Nov 8, 2018    06:00 
Round 6    Nov 10, 2018    06:00 
Round 7    Nov 11, 2018    06:00 
Round 8    Nov 12, 2018    06:00 
Round 9    Nov 13, 2018    06:00 
Round 10    Nov 14, 2018    02:00 

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

You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Shenzhen Chess Masters 2017


Czech Extraliga 2018

The Czech Extraliga is a strong team competition in which the favourites are 2013 European Club Cup winners Novy Bor. Twelve teams compete in matches on eight boards, over eight rounds on four weekends. The league culminates in a final weekend of three rounds where all teams play together in one location followed by the closing ceremony held after the last round. Each match-winning team receives three points, while in case of a draw each team earns one point. The two teams finishing last are relegated to a lower league. Players have 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an additional 30-second increment from move one.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1    Nov 3, 2018    13:00 
Round 2    Nov 4, 2018    09:00 
Round 3    Dec 1, 2018    13:00 
Round 4    Dec 2, 2018    09:00 
Round 5    Jan 12, 2019    13:00 
Round 6    Jan 13, 2019    09:00 
Round 7    Feb 9, 2019    13:00 
Round 8    Feb 10, 2019    09:00 
Round 9    Apr 19, 2019    15:00 
Round 10    Apr 20, 2019    13:00 
Round 11    Apr 21, 2019    09:00

Watch the games of the Czech Extraliga 2018 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Czech Extraliga 2017


Women's World Chess Championship 2018

The 2018 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship, held between 3 and 23 November in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, features 64 players in a series of knockout matches. The early rounds are two games each, plus a tiebreak if necessary. The final is a match of four games, plus a possible tiebreak, with the winner declared the Women's World Champion.
The prize fund is USD $450,000 with the winner taking home $60,000.
Time control: the players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with a 30-second increment from move one. The tiebreaks consist of two 25 min + 10-sec increment rapid games, then if needed two additional 10+10 games, two 5+3 blitz games and finally a single Armageddon game, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4, but a draw counts as a win for Black.
The list of participants is impressive:  the China stars GM Wenjun Ju (2568) and the last year's winner GM Zhongyi Tan (2513), the Indian GM Humpy Koneru (2548), the Russian GMs Kateryna  Lagno (2556), Alexandra Kosteniuk (2543), Aleksandra Goryachkina (2534) and Valentina Gunina (2497) as well as the famous Ukrainan GMs Anna (2564) and Mariya (2545) Muzychuk,  the German IM Elisabeth Paehtz (2495), as well as GM Nana Dzagnidze (2516) and many others.

Official site

Schedule: (UTC)
Round 1 / Game 1    Nov 3, 2018    11:00 
Round 1 / Game 2    Nov 4, 2018    11:00 
Round 1 / Game 3    Nov 5, 2018    11:00 
Round 1 / Game 4    Nov 5, 2018    12:30 
Round 1 / Game 5    Nov 5, 2018    14:00 
Round 1 / Game 6    Nov 5, 2018    14:45 
Round 1 / Game 7    Nov 5, 2018    15:30 
Round 1 / Game 8    Nov 5, 2018    16:00 
Round 1 / Game 9    Nov 5, 2018    16:30 
Round 2 / Game 1    Nov 6, 2018    11:00 
Round 2 / Game 2    Nov 7, 2018    11:00 
Round 2 / Game 3    Nov 8, 2018    11:00 
Round 2 / Game 4    Nov 8, 2018    12:30 
Round 2 / Game 5    Nov 8, 2018    14:00 
Round 2 / Game 6    Nov 8, 2018    14:45 
Round 2 / Game 7    Nov 8, 2018    15:30 
Round 2 / Game 8    Nov 8, 2018    16:00 
Round 2 / Game 9    Nov 8, 2018    16:30 
Round 3 / Game 1    Nov 9, 2018    11:00 
Round 3 / Game 2    Nov 10, 2018    11:00 
Round 3 / Game 3    Nov 11, 2018    11:00 
Round 3 / Game 4    Nov 11, 2018    12:30 
Round 3 / Game 5    Nov 11, 2018    14:00 
Round 3 / Game 6    Nov 11, 2018    14:45 
Round 3 / Game 7    Nov 11, 2018    15:30 
Round 3 / Game 8    Nov 11, 2018    16:00 
Round 3 / Game 9    Nov 11, 2018    16:30 
Round 1/4 final / Game 1    Nov 12, 2018    11:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 2    Nov 13, 2018    11:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 3    Nov 14, 2018    11:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 4    Nov 14, 2018    12:30 
Round 1/4 final / Game 5    Nov 14, 2018    14:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 6    Nov 14, 2018    14:45 
Round 1/4 final / Game 7    Nov 14, 2018    15:30 
Round 1/4 final / Game 8    Nov 14, 2018    16:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 9    Nov 14, 2018    16:30 
Round 1/2 final / Game 1    Nov 15, 2018    11:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 2    Nov 16, 2018    11:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 3    Nov 17, 2018    11:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 4    Nov 17, 2018    12:30 
Round 1/2 final / Game 5    Nov 17, 2018    14:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 6    Nov 17, 2018    14:45 
Round 1/2 final / Game 7    Nov 17, 2018    15:30 
Round 1/2 final / Game 8    Nov 17, 2018    16:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 9    Nov 17, 2018    16:30 
Round Final / Game 1    Nov 19, 2018    11:00 
Round Final / Game 2    Nov 20, 2018    11:00 
Round Final / Game 3    Nov 21, 2018    11:00 
Round Final / Game 4    Nov 22, 2018    11:00 
Round Final / Game 5    Nov 23, 2018    11:00 
Round Final / Game 6    Nov 23, 2018    12:30 
Round Final / Game 7    Nov 23, 2018    14:00 
Round Final / Game 8    Nov 23, 2018    14:45 
Round Final / Game 9    Nov 23, 2018    15:30 
Round Final / Game 10    Nov 23, 2018    16:00 
Round Final / Game 11    Nov 23, 2018    16:30

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

You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2017


2018-11-02

Saint Louis Chess Club to Broadcast Coverage of the World Chess Championship

Today in Chess Video Series to Happen November 9–28, 2018

 
SAINT LOUIS (November 2, 2018) — For the first time since Bobby Fischer in 1972, an American will play for the undisputed World Chess Championship title. To commemorate the occasion, the Saint Louis Chess Club will be broadcasting coverage of the tournament November 9–28, 2018 as part of its “Today in Chess” series. The broadcast team of Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan, Woman Grandmaster Jennifer Shahade, and Grandmaster Maurice Ashley will provide detailed analysis of the day’s match starting at 11 AM CST and run through the end of play on uschesschamps.com

The broadcast will focus on the World Chess Championship match happening in London between current World Champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and challenger Fabiano Caruana of the U.S. Commentators will also be highlighting the Women’s World Championship match that will happen simultaneously in Russia. The Women’s World Championship is a large knockout tournament and features two U.S. representatives, Grandmaster Irina Krush and Woman Grandmaster Sabina Foisor. The show is sure to enthrall chess fans of all ages.  

Who: Broadcast team of Yasser Seirawan, Jennifer Shahade and Maurice Ashley.

What: Detailed match commentary of the 2018 World Chess Championship in London, England and Women’s World Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

When: 11 AM CST through end of play each day, November 9–28, 2018

Where: The show will be live on uschesschamps.com.
 

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 saintlouischessclub.org.


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Brest Open 2018

The II International chess Festival «Black pawn» is held in Brest, Belarus between 2nd and 5th November 2018 /
Time control: 90 minutes with 30 second increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule:
Round 1 2018/11/02 11-00
Round 2 2018/11/02 15-00
Round 3 2018/11/03 11-00
Round 4 2018/11/03 15-00
Round 5 2018/11/04 09-00


Watch the games of the II International chess Festival «Black pawn» with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.