2019-01-31

Paracin Chess Festival GM 2019


The Winter Chess Festival “Paracin 2019” is takig place in Paracin, Serbia from January 31st – February 6th.

Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 15 minutes to the end + 30 sec. from move 1

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1           Thursday, January 31st            16:30
Round 2           Friday, February 1st                 16:00
Round 3           Saturday, February 2nd            09:00
Round 4           Saturday, February 2nd            15:00
Round 5           Sunday, February 3rd               09:00
Round 6           Sunday, February 3rd               15:00
Round 7           Monday, February 4th              16:00
Round 8           Tuesday, February 5th              16:00
Round 9           Wednesday, February 6th         08:00

Watch the games of the Paracin Chess Festival GM 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

17th Gibraltar Masters 2019

The 17th edition of Gibraltar Masters is held in the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar from 22-31 January 2019. It's a 10-rounds open featuring  top GMs such as Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So.
The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes until the end of the game. In a case of a tie for first place a play-off will be played. The 1st price is £25,000.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Jan 22, 2019    14:00 
Round 2    Jan 23, 2019    14:00 
Round 3    Jan 24, 2019    14:00 
Round 4    Jan 25, 2019    14:00 
Round 5    Jan 26, 2019    14:00 
Round 6    Jan 27, 2019    14:00 
Round 7    Jan 28, 2019    14:00 
Round 8    Jan 29, 2019    14:00 
Round 9    Jan 30, 2019    14:00 
Round 10    Jan 31, 2019    10:00   

Watch the games of the 17th Gibraltar Masters 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


You can see games from previous issues of the Festival with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Gibraltar festival 2018 (Winner Levon Aronian​
Gibraltar festival 2017 (Winner Hikaru Nakamura
Gibraltar festival 2016 (Winner Hikaru Nakamura
Gibraltar festival 2015 (Winner Hikaru Nakamura)
Gibraltar festival 2014 (Winner Ivan Cheparinov)
Gibraltar festival 2013 (Winner Nikita Vitiugov)
Gibraltar festival 2012 (Winner Nigel Short)
Gibraltar festival 2011 (Winner Vassily Ivanchuk)
Gibraltar festival 2010 (Winner Michael Adams)


Read the blog information on previous editions.

2019-01-29

85th Brazilian Chess Championship 2019

The 85th Brazilian Chess Championship is a 16-player knockout tournament held from 29 January to 7 February 2019 in Natal. Each match consists of 2 classical games and in case of a tie a 25+10 match follows, if still tied another 3+2 match and finally an Armageddon game. The final consists of 4 classical games.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:
Round 1/8 final / Game 1    Jan 29, 2019    17:00 
Round 1/8 final / Game 2    Jan 30, 2019    13:00 
Round 1/8 final / Game 3    Jan 30, 2019    19:00 
Round 1/8 final / Game 4    Jan 30, 2019    20:00 
Round 1/8 final / Game 5    Jan 30, 2019    21:00 
Round 1/8 final / Game 6    Jan 30, 2019    21:15 
Round 1/8 final / Game 7    Jan 30, 2019    21:30 
Round 1/4 final / Game 1    Jan 31, 2019    17:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 2    Feb 1, 2019    13:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 3    Feb 1, 2019    19:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 4    Feb 1, 2019    20:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 5    Feb 1, 2019    21:00 
Round 1/4 final / Game 6    Feb 1, 2019    21:15 
Round 1/4 final / Game 7    Feb 1, 2019    21:30 
Round 1/2 final / Game 1    Feb 2, 2019    17:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 2    Feb 3, 2019    13:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 3    Feb 3, 2019    19:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 4    Feb 3, 2019    20:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 5    Feb 3, 2019    21:00 
Round 1/2 final / Game 6    Feb 3, 2019    21:15 
Round 1/2 final / Game 7    Feb 3, 2019    21:30 
Round Final / Game 1    Feb 4, 2019    17:00 
Round Final / Game 2    Feb 5, 2019    17:00 
Round Final / Game 3    Feb 6, 2019    17:00 
Round Final / Game 4    Feb 7, 2019    13:00 
Round Final / Game 5    Feb 7, 2019    19:00 
Round Final / Game 6    Feb 7, 2019    20:00 
Round Final / Game 7    Feb 7, 2019    21:00 
Round Final / Game 8    Feb 7, 2019    21:15 
Round Final / Game 9    Feb 7, 2019    21:30

Watch the games of the Brazilian Chess Championship 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

2019-01-28

Velammal Women GM 2019

Velammal – AICF Women International Grandmaster Round Robin Chess tournament 2019 is а Round Robin Chess Tournament, held in Chennai, India from 28th January to 4th February, 2019.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    2018/01/28    12.30 pm
Round 2    2018/01/29    06.30 am
Round 3    2018/01/29    12.30 pm
Round 4    2018/01/30    06.30 am
Round 5    2018/01/31    06.00 am
Round 6    2018/01/31    12.30 pm
Round 7    2018/02/01    06.30 am
Round 8    2018/02/02    06.00 am
Round 9    2018/02/02    12.30 pm
Round 10    2018/02/03    06.30 am
Round 11    2018/02/04    06.30 am


Watch the games of the Velammal Women GM 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

Read the report of All India Chess Federaton - Divya Deshmukh emerges Champion

Manisa Rotary IM 2019

Manisa Rotary Closed IM tıtle Norm ChessTournament is a 10 rounds tounament, in the Scheveningen system between January 28 and 02 February, 2019 in Manisa, Turkey=

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1   2019/01/28 07:00
Round 2   2019/01/28    13:00
Round 3   2019/01/29 07:00
Round 4   2019/01/29    13:00
Round 5   2019/01/30 07:00
Round 6   2019/01/31 07:00
Round 7   2019/01/31   13:00
Round 8   2019/02/01 07:00
Round 9   2019/02/01   13:00
Round 10  2019/02/02 07:00

Watch the games of the Manisa Rotary IM 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

2019-01-27

Marmaris Karya IM 2019

The Marmaris Karya IM 201 is a 10-round tournament taking place from 27 to 31 January 2019 in Marmaris, Turkey.
Time cotrol:  90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Jan 27, 2019    08:00 
Round 2    Jan 27, 2019    14:00 
Round 3    Jan 28, 2019    07:00 
Round 4    Jan 28, 2019    13:00 
Round 5    Jan 29, 2019    07:00 
Round 6    Jan 29, 2019    13:00 
Round 7    Jan 30, 2019    07:00 
Round 8    Jan 30, 2019    13:00 
Round 9    Jan 31, 2019    06:00 
Round 10    Jan 31, 2019    12:00 

Watch the games of the Marmaris Karya IM 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

Lviv Tradition January 2019

January Lviv Tradition (IM-Group) (Memory Volodymyr Bilinsky) is a 9 round tournament held in Lviv Ukraine between 27 January and 1st February 2019.
Time control: 90 minutes with 30 second increment from move 1


Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    2019/01/27    13-30
Round 2    2019/01/28    09-00
Round 3    2019/01/28    14-00
Round 4    2019/01/29    09-00
Round 5    2019/01/29    14-00
Round 6    2019/01/30    09-00
Round 7    2019/01/30    14-00
Round 8    2019/01/31    09-00
Round 9    2019/02/01    09-00


Watch the games of the Lviv Tradition January 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


Turkish Chess Cup 2019

The 2019 Turkish Cup is an 11-round Swiss open held from 27 January to 3 February in Antalya, Turkey.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Jan 27, 2019    13:30 
Round 2    Jan 28, 2019    07:30 
Round 3    Jan 28, 2019    13:30 
Round 4    Jan 29, 2019    13:30 
Round 5    Jan 30, 2019    07:30 
Round 6    Jan 30, 2019    13:30 
Round 7    Jan 31, 2019    07:30 
Round 8    Jan 31, 2019    13:30 
Round 9    Feb 1, 2019    13:30 
Round 10    Feb 2, 2019    13:30 
Round 11    Feb 3, 2019    07:30 


Watch the games of the Turkish Chess Cup 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

Reykjavik Chess Congress 2019

Reykjavik Chess Congress 2019 (Skákþing Reykjavíkur 2019)is held in Reyjavik, Iceland between January 6th and February 3rd 2019. The tournament features 63 competitors.
The time control is 90/40 + 15 min, 30 sec. inc. from move 1

Official site

Schedule in UTC:
Round 1    2019/01/06    13.00
Round 2    2019/01/09    19.30
Round 3    2019/01/13    13.00
Round 4    2019/01/16    19.30
Round 5    2019/01/20    13.00
Round 6    2019/01/23    19.30
Round 7    2019/01/27    13.00
Round 8    2019/01/30    19.30
Round 9    2019/02/03    13.00

Watch the games of the Reykjavik Chess Congress 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

Tata Steel Masters 2019

The 81st Tata Steel Masters 2019 is a 14-player round-robin held in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands between 12 and 27 January.

Tata Steel is one of the most prestigious chess tournaments with a long tradition since 1938. Initially, it was called Hoogovens Tournament and was held in Beverwijk (the Netherlands). Since 1968 it is held in the small town of Wijk aan Zee. After the Dutch steel and aluminium producer Koninklijke Hoogovens merged with British Steel to form the Corus Group, the tournament was given the name Corus Tournament (2000-2010), and after Corus Group was purchased by Tata Steel, since 2011 the tournament is called Tata Steel. Tata Steel traditionally attracts the top chess players from around the world.

The tournament is featuring top 10 players including World Champion Magnus Carlsen (2835); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2817); Liren Ding (2813); Anish Giri (2783); Vladimir Kramnik (2777);  Viswanathan Anand (2773); Ian Nepomniachtchi (2763) etc.
The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment. If two or more players tie for first place a 2-game blitz (5+3) playoff and, if still tied, an Armageddon will be played.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Jan 12, 2019    12:30 
Round 2    Jan 13, 2019    12:30 
Round 3    Jan 14, 2019    12:30 
Round 4    Jan 15, 2019    12:30 
Round 5    Jan 16, 2019    13:00 
Round 6    Jan 18, 2019    12:30 
Round 7    Jan 19, 2019    12:30 
Round 8    Jan 20, 2019    12:30 
Round 9    Jan 22, 2019    12:30 
Round 10    Jan 23, 2019    13:00 
Round 11    Jan 25, 2019    12:30 
Round 12    Jan 26, 2019    12:30 
Round 13    Jan 27, 2019    11:00 

Watch the games of the Tata Steel Masters 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

Read Peter Dogger's articles:
Carlsen Leads Tata Steel Chess Before Clash With Giri
Carlsen Grinds Down Anand In Leiden, Leads Tata Steel Chess
Nepomniachtchi Joins Carlsen, Anand To Lead Tata Steel Chess
Anand, Carlsen Lead Tata Steel Chess After Great Wins
Anand Joins Leaders On Tata Steel Chess's Ladies Day
Carlsen, Giri Join Leaders At Tata Steel Chess
Ding Liren Catches Nepomniachtchi As Tata Steel Chess Visits Alkmaar
Tata Steel Chess R4: Carlsen Beats Giri's Drawing Streak
Tata Steel Chess R3: Nepomniachtchi Wins Again, Grabs Lead
Dutch Comeback: Giri, Van Foreest Win In Tata Steel Chess Round 2
Anand, Nepomniachtchi Start With Wins At Tata Steel Chess Tournament 
Carlsen, Mamedyarov, Ding Top Seeds At 81st Tata Steel Chess Tournament

View games from previous editions of Tata Steel:
80th Tata Steel 2018:  Masters 2018 and Challengers 2018
the article of Peter Dogers on 2018's edition Carlsen Beats Giri In Playoff, Wins Tata Steel Chess
79th Tata Steel 2017:  Masters 2017 and Challengers 2017
the article of Peter Dogers on 2017's edition 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament: Preview
78th Tata Steel 2016: Masters and Challengers
Tata Steel 2015 and the Blog post about Tata Steel 2015



2019-01-26

Moscow Chess 2019

The Moscow Chess - Open and Women 2019 are taking place in the Russian State Social University in Moscow from 26 January to 3 February 2019.
TIme control : 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game.


Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Jan 26, 2019    13:00 
Round 2    Jan 27, 2019    13:00 
Round 3    Jan 28, 2019    13:00 
Round 4    Jan 29, 2019    13:00 
Round 5    Jan 30, 2019    13:00 
Round 6    Jan 31, 2019    13:00 
Round 7    Feb 1, 2019    13:00 
Round 8    Feb 2, 2019    13:00 
Round 9    Feb 3, 2019    08:00

Watch the games of the Moscow Chess - Open and Women 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


Lithuanian Chess League 2019

The Lithuanian Chess League 2019 is held in different Lithuania cities 20 teams are competing .
Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes till the end +30 sec. increment

Official site

Playing schedule

Round 1 2019/01/26 14.00
Round 2 2019/01/27 10.00
Round 3 2019/03/30 11.00
Round 4 2019/03/30 17.30
Round 5 2019/03/31 10.00
Round 6 2019/04/27 14.00
Round 7 2019/04/28 10.00

Watch the games of the Lithuanian Chess League 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


2019-01-25

2019 GCT to Expand to Twelve Full Tour Participants, Eight Events and a $1.75 Million Prize Fund

Saint Louis, MO, January 24, 2019 – The fifth edition of the Grand Chess Tour (GCT) will see the tour expand to eight tournaments and increase the number of full tour participants to twelve. The tour will also welcome fourteen event level wildcards in 2019. Tour participants will fight for a record prize fund of $1.75 million as the GCT expands its reach to four continents to include tournaments in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. The prize money on offer for the classical tournaments has been increased to $325,000 per event ($90,000 for 1st place and $60,000 for 2nd) while the prize fund for the GCT Finals in London will also be raised to $350,000 ($150,000 for 1st place and $100,000 for 2nd).

The new tournaments will be in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire), Kolkata (India), Bucharest (Romania) and Zagreb (Croatia). Major sponsors already confirmed for the 2019 season include Vivendi SA, Colliers International, Tata Steel India, St Louis Chess Club and Superbet Group. Gameplan Sports have been appointed as the official sponsorship and branding partner of the tour.

Croatia GCT and the Sinquefield Cup will be classical tournaments with five rapid and blitz tournaments to be held in Abidjan, Paris, St Louis, Bucharest and Kolkata. The GCT Finals will once again be held in London as part of the 2019 London Chess Classic.

The twelve full tour participants will play in both classical events as well as in three of the five rapid and blitz tournaments. The classical events will be expanded to eleven-rounds while the rapid and blitz events will all use the GCT’s traditional ten player formats. 

The full schedule for the 2019 regular season (including arrival and departure days) is as follows:
 
  1. Cote d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz, May 6 - 13, 2019, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
  2. Croatia GCT (Classical), June 24 - July 9, 2019, Zagreb, Croatia
  3. Paris Rapid & Blitz, July 26 - August 2, 2019, Paris, France
  4. St Louis Rapid & Blitz, August 8 - 15, 2019, St. Louis, Missouri USA
  5. Sinquefield Cup (Classical), August 15 - 30, 2019, St. Louis, Missouri USA
  6. Superbet Rapid & Blitz, November 4 - 11, 2019, Bucharest, Romania
  7. Tata Steel India Rapid & Blitz, November 20 - 27, 2019, Kolkata, India
  8. London Chess Classic (GCT Finals), November 30 - December 10, 2019, London UK

Full Tour Participants

The twelve players listed below have been invited to participate as full tour participants of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour. All ratings listed are from the respective ratings lists as at 1 January 2019. 
 
#NameFEDURS (Rank)FIDE (Rank)Selection Method
1Carlsen, MagnusNOR2859 (1)2835 (1)URS #1
2Nakamura, HikaruUSA2806 (2)2749 (16)Winner 2018 GCT
3Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeFRA2796 (3)2780 (6)Runner-Up 2018 GCT
4Caruana, FabianoUSA2794 (4)2828 (2)3rd Place 2018 GCT
5Mamedyarov, ShakhriyarAZE2792 (5)2817 (3)URS #2
6Ding, LirenCHN2788 (6)2813 (4)URS #3
7Aronian, LevonARM2782 (7)2783 (5)URS #4
8So, WesleyUSA2779 (8)2765 (11)FIDE Ave Rating #3
9Nepomniachtchi, IanRUS2778 (9)2763 (13)GCT Nominee
10Kramnik, VladimirRUS2768 (13)2777 (7)FIDE Ave Rating #1
11Giri, AnishNED2765 (14)2783 (5)FIDE Ave Rating #2
12Anand, ViswanathanIND2761 (16)2773 (8)FIDE Ave Rating #4
 
GM Sergey Karjakin and GM Yu Yangyi have been selected as the first and second alternates respectively and will be offered full tour contracts if any of the twelve players above decline their invitations.
 
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Ladies Knight Podcast Debuts

     

 Jennifer Shahade’s podcast focuses on prominent female members of the chess community; 
adds to US Chess’ increasing lineup of shows



CROSSVILLE, TN: Jennifer Shahade, two-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, CLO editor and vocal advocate for women in chess, has debuted a new monthly podcast, “Ladies Knight,” featuring conversations with prominent female members of our community. Listen to the first episode by clicking here or subscribe on Itunes here and on Android here.  Going forward, Ladies Knight will be available on the third Tuesday of each month.

In this initial episode, Jennifer Shahade interviews popular streamer and five-time Canadian Girls Champion Alexandra Botez. Alexandra is also the CEO of Fame Game and a commentator for the PRO Chess League. Jen and Alexandra talk about bullet chess, building a successful twitch channel, and how to tackle trolls. Follow Alexandra on https://www.twitch.tv/alexandrabotez and https://www.instagram.com/missbotez/.
The podcast features music by the artist Juga, who went viral when her song, “Oh Capablanca,” dropped in the Fall of 2018. You can find more about Juga onhttps://www.jugamusica.com/
The podcast name was originally inspired by the 2015 show Ladies’ Knight: A Female Perspective on Chess at the World Chess Hall of Fame. 
Find a full index of US Chess podcasts here, including “Cover Stories with Chess Life,” which goes deeper behind each month’s cover story (first Tuesday of each month), and “One Move at a Time,” which looks at people who are advancing the US Chess mission statement (second Tuesday of each month). To support the podcast, consider making a donation to advance our Women’s Initiative at https://new.uschess.org/give/donate-online-women/ or make a donation to US Chess here:https://new.uschess.org/give/donate-online/.

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Podcast theme art designed by Frankie Butler based on a photo by David Llada.
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Saint Louis Chess Club to Host Inaugural Cairns Cup from February 5-16, 2019


All-Female Tournament to Provide Unparalleled Tournament Experience for Women Worldwide

 

SAINT LOUIS (January 25, 2019) – Women the world over will descend upon the Saint Louis Chess Club to compete in the inaugural Cairns Cup, an elite tournament for the top female players from around the world. The nine-round classical chess tournament, to take place from February 5-16, brings together one of the strongest international fields ever assembled in women’s chess with one of the largest prize funds for an all-female tournament.

Inspired by its mission to further promote the game of chess to women and girls, the Saint Louis Chess Club created and named the Cairns Cup in honor of Chess Club co-founder Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield, whose maiden name is Cairns. The tournament format is similar in style to the prestigious Sinquefield Cup, with the 10 best female players from around the world earning invitations to compete at the Saint Louis Chess Club’s renowned facility for the $150,000 prize fund. The top three finishers will receive $40,000, $30,000, and $20,000 respectively.

The inaugural tournament field features women from seven different countries and consists of legendary champions, including former Women’s World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, former Women’s World Blitz Champion Nana Dzagnidze, 4-time U.S. Women’s Champion Anna Zatonskih, and 7-time U.S. Women’s Champion Irina Krush. 

“We are really excited to introduce this new international chess tournament for women,” said Dr. Jeanne Cairns Sinquefield, Co-founder of the Saint Louis Chess Club.  “We hope this will inspire more women to play chess on a competitive level. We look forward to hosting this tournament for years to come and for it to become one of the premier chess tournaments in the world.”

Each round will be streamed live daily from Feb. 5-16 at 1 p.m. Central Time with the expert commentary team of WGM Jennifer Shahade, GM Yasser Seirawan, and GM Maurice Ashley, as well as a Russian language broadcast with IM Almira Skripchenko and WGM Anastasiya Karlovich on www.uschesschamps.com. Fans are also welcome to purchase tickets to the historic event by visiting uschesschamps.com or on-site at the Saint Louis Chess Club. Ticket holders will have access to watch players live in-person and enjoy live commentary with WGM Tatev Abrahamyan and IM Tania Sachdev at Kingside Diner.
 
2019 Cairns Cup Field
TitleNameFIDE Classical RatingAgeResidence
GMAlexandra Kosteniuk253734Russia
GMNana Dzagnidze251332Georgia
GMValentina Gunina250129Russia
GMBela Khotenashvili249130Georgia
IMElisabeth Paehtz247734Germany
GMMarie Sebag247624France
GMHarika Dronavalli247128India
IMZhansaya Abdumalik246819Kazakhstan
GMIrina Krush243635USA
IMAnna Zatonskih242840USA
 

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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.

Saint Louis Chess Club | Building Champions

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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.