2019-09-19

European Senior Team Championship 2019


The European Senior Team Championships - u65+ and u50 are held from 18th to 26th September 2019 in Mali Losinj, Croatia.
Time control: 90 min for 40 moves, then 30 min till end of game, and 30 sec increment starting from move one.
System of play: 9-round Swiss

Official site

Schedule: 9 rounds starting every day at 13:00 UTC.

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Baku Open 2019


Baku Open 2019 is held in  Novkhani, Azerbaijan between 19th and 28th  September 2019.
System of play: 9 round Swiss open.
Time control; 90 min for 40 moves, then 30 minutes till the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Official webpage

Schedule: every day at 10:00 UTC.

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2019-09-12

Avicenna Cup 2019

The 16th edition of the International Open Chess Tournament 'Avicenna CUP' is held in the Iranian city of Hamedan between 13th to 20th September 2019.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Sep 12, 2019    13:15 
Round 2    Sep 13, 2019    05:15 
Round 3    Sep 14, 2019    05:15 
Round 4    Sep 14, 2019    13:15 
Round 5    Sep 15, 2019    13:15 
Round 6    Sep 16, 2019    13:15 
Round 7    Sep 17, 2019    13:15 
Round 8    Sep 18, 2019    05:15 
Round 9    Sep 19, 2019    05:15 

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FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2019


FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2019 is held in  Skolkovo from 11th to 22th of September 2019. It's 11 rounds of round robin with classical time control. The two finalists will win a spot in the 2021 Candidates Tournament.
Players: Goryachkina, Aleksandra; Gunina, Valentina; Ju, Wenjun; Harika, Dronavalli; Koneru, Humpy; Kosteniuk, Alexandra; Lagno, Kateryna; Paehtz, Elisabeth; Sebag, Marie; Cramling, Pia; Kashlinskaya, Alina; Stefanova, Antoaneta

Official site

Schedule: Rounds starting at 12:00 UTC.

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2019-09-11

7th Fischer Memorial 2019

The 7th edition of the Fischer Memorial GM Norm is held from 11th to 19th September 2019 in Anogia, Crete, Greece and is part of the Cretan Chess Tour. Time control: 90 min for 40 moves, then 30 min till the end of the game, and 30-second increment starting from move one.
System of play: 10 player round-robin

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Sep 11, 2019    14:00 
Round 2    Sep 12, 2019    14:00 
Round 3    Sep 13, 2019    14:00 
Round 4    Sep 14, 2019    14:00 
Round 5    Sep 15, 2019    14:00 
Round 6    Sep 16, 2019    14:00 
Round 7    Sep 17, 2019    14:00 
Round 8    Sep 18, 2019    14:00 
Round 9    Sep 19, 2019    08:00

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2nd Tal Memorial 2019

The 2nd Tal Memorial 2019 is held from 11-19 September 2019 in Anogia, Crete, Greece.he tournament is part of the Cretan Chess Tour.
Time control: 90 min for 40 moves, the 30 minutes till the end of the game, and a 30 sec increment  from move one.
Players: Bogdanov, Egor; Grieve, Harry; Lekic, Dusan; Goumas, Georgios; Katopodis, Dimitrios;
Logothetis, Sotirios; Peng, Li Min; Sidiropoulos, Nikolaos; Sokolovsky, Yahli; Vanheirzeele, Daniel

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Sep 11, 2019    14:00 
Round 2    Sep 12, 2019    14:00 
Round 3    Sep 13, 2019    14:00 
Round 4    Sep 14, 2019    14:00 
Round 5    Sep 15, 2019    14:00 
Round 6    Sep 16, 2019    14:00 
Round 7    Sep 17, 2019    14:00 
Round 8    Sep 18, 2019    14:00 
Round 9    Sep 19, 2019    08:00


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2019-09-10

Fall Chess Classic 2019

The 2019 Fall Chess Classic A and B are a 10-player round-robin tournaments held between 10th and 19th September 2019 in the St. Louis Chess Club, USA.
The 2019 Fall Chess Classic is the third of four tournaments each year featuring international chess professionals.
Time control: 90 min for 40 moves, followed by 30 min till end of the game, and 30-sec starting from move one. No draw offers are allowed before move 30.

Official site


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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 Fall Chess Classic A and B

2019-09-09

Panchenko Memorial 2019

The Panchenko Memorial 2019 is held between 9th and 17th September 2019 in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
System of play: a 9 round Swiss
Time control: 90 min for the game, and 30-sec increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:
Round 1    2019/09/09    11.00
Round 2    2019/09/10    11.00
Round 3    2019/09/11    11.00
Round 4    2019/09/12    11.00
Round 5    2019/09/13    11.00
Round 6    2019/09/14    11.00
Round 7    2019/09/15    11.00
Round 8    2019/09/16    11.00
Round 9    2019/09/17    07.00

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2019-09-06

Russian Rapid Grand Prix - Kurnosov Memorial 2019

Kurnosov Memorial 2019 is held from 6th to 8th September 2019 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The event is devoted to the Russian chess player Igor Kurnosov (30 May 1985 – 8 August 2013) and is part of the Russian Rapid Grand Prix 2019.
System of play: 11 rounds of rapid
Time control: 15 min for all moves, + 10 sec. increment from move 1.

Official webpage

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Sep 6, 2019    07:00 
Round 2    Sep 6, 2019    08:15 
Round 3    Sep 6, 2019    10:30 
Round 4    Sep 6, 2019    11:45 
Round 5    Sep 7, 2019    06:00 
Round 6    Sep 7, 2019    07:15 
Round 7    Sep 7, 2019    08:30 
Round 8    Sep 7, 2019    10:45 
Round 9    Sep 7, 2019    12:00 
Round 10    Sep 8, 2019    06:00 
Round 11    Sep 8, 2019    07:15   

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2019-09-05

Champions Showdown Chess 960 2019


Champions Showdown Chess 960 2019, hosted by Saint Louis Chess Club from 2th to 6th of September 2019. 4 matches of Fischer Random Chess (Chess 960) are played. Each match contains 6 rapid and 14 blitz games. A rapid game is worth 2 points and a blitz game 1.
Time control: rapid - 30+10 delay. Blitz - 5+5 delay.
The players:
Fabiano Caruana vs. Garry Kasparov
Wesley So vs. Veselin Topalov
Leinier Dominguez vs. Peter Svidler
Hikaru Nakamura vs. Levon Aronian

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round R1    Sep 2, 2019    18:00 
Round R2    Sep 2, 2019    19:30 
Round B1    Sep 2, 2019    21:00 
Round B2    Sep 2, 2019    21:30 
Round R3    Sep 3, 2019    18:00 
Round R4    Sep 3, 2019    19:30 
Round B3    Sep 3, 2019    21:00 
Round B4    Sep 3, 2019    21:30 
Round R5    Sep 4, 2019    18:00 
Round R6    Sep 4, 2019    19:30 
Round B5    Sep 4, 2019    21:00 
Round B6    Sep 4, 2019    21:30 
Round B7    Sep 5, 2019    18:00 
Round B8    Sep 5, 2019    18:30 
Round B9    Sep 5, 2019    19:00 
Round B10    Sep 5, 2019    19:30 
Round B11    Sep 5, 2019    20:30 
Round B12    Sep 5, 2019    21:00 
Round B13    Sep 5, 2019    21:30 
Round B14    Sep 5, 2019    22:00

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Read the recaps of Peter Doggers on Chess.com:
Champions Showdown Chess9LX: Nakamura Crushes Aronian On Final Day 
Champions Showdown Chess9LX: Caruana Decides Match With Kasparov
Champions Showdown Chess9LX: Kasparov 'Happy', Caruana Extends Lead 
Kasparov Rusty On 1st Day Champions Showdown Chess9LX

2019-09-03

2019 Champions Showdown Chess 9LX Recap – Day 1

Day 1 Recap


The first day of the 2019 Champions Showdown definitely didn’t lack for excitement. Everyone was eager to see how Garry Kasparov would fare against the world #2, and he looked pretty strong out of the gate, but was unable to convert his good positions when low on time.

Peter Svidler and Wesley So played well and secured solid leads, while Hikaru Nakamura had a disastrous day and is trailing significantly against Levon Aronian. Let’s recap each match one by one.

Read the full recap >
Player standings after Day 1

Fabiano Caruana vs. Garry Kasparov


All of us were unsure how Kasparov’s form would be coming into this event, and at first it looked quite promising for him.  He got a strong initiative in the first rapid game, but allowed Caruana to draw after getting low on time.  In game two, he was playing a brilliant game and had a winning advantage. Unfortunately, time was once again his enemy, and when the clocks were low he blundered a piece and passed the win to the American #1. The blitz didn’t go any better, and Fabiano won both games without too many difficulties. As such, Caruana finished the day with a dominating 5 to 1 lead.  
Kasparov had his chances today, but only got one draw for his efforts

Wesley So vs. Veselin Topalov


Similar to Kasparov, time seemed to be Topalov’s biggest foe. He won a pawn in the first rapid game, but allowed his clock to get dangerously low very quickly. The Bulgarian flagged in a position where he was no worse. In the 2nd rapid game, he once again got an advantage, and did so by using a lot less time. Wesley managed to swindle a draw this time in a pawn down endgame. They split the blitz games, leaving the American in the lead with 4 points against 2.  
So was in trouble against Topalov, but his superior time management paid dividends

Leinier Dominguez vs. Peter Svidler


Svidler seemed to dominate in the rapid games.  In the first one he came close to winning with black, but Dominguez put up an admirable defense, and the Russian missed a win with seconds on his clock allowing Leinier to nab a draw. Peter was far more merciless in game two, winning a pawn again but this time converting it into a win with few difficulties. The Russian also won the first blitz game, and while the second blitz game was a fairly tame draw. This left Svidler clearly ahead with 4.5 points to Dominguez’s 1.5  
Dominguez, Topalov, and Nakamura were in good spirits before the games

Hikaru Nakamura vs. Levon Aronian


The rapid portion spelled disaster for the 2019 U.S. Champion. Nakamura was completely winning in the first game, but Aronian found some serious counterplay, and was able to checkmate the American with a nasty mating net. In game two, the Armenian ground down Hikaru in an instructive endgame, eventually winning the game using a passed g-pawn in a rook endgame. The first blitz game didn’t improve the American’s mood, as he lost by getting his queen trapped right out of the opening. Hikaru managed to secure a draw in the 2nd blitz game, but the 5.5 - .5 deficit will be difficult to overcome against an opponent as strong as Aronian.  
Hikaru had a disastrous day at the office, and will have a seriously uphill battle ahead
Tomorrow the games will begin at 1pm local time. The live broadcast with GM's Yasser Seirawan, Maurice Ashley, and WGM Jennifer Shahade starts at 12:50. GM's Alejandro Ramirez and Cristian Chirila will be doing live commentary at Kingside Diner next to the Saint Louis Chess Club.
Watch all the action live on uschesschamps.com
Further Information:
Web: uschesschamps.com | Twitter: @STLChessClub
#ChampionsShowdown #Chess9LX

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2019-09-02

Sabadell Open 2019

The Sabadell Open is held from 2nd to 10th September 2019 in Sabadell, Spain.
System of play: 9 round Swiss
Time control: 90 min for the game, and 30s sec increment from move 1.

Official webpage

Schedule: 9 rounds starting every day at 15:00 UTC

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Marmaris IM 2019

The Marmaris IM is held from 2nd to 6th September 2019 in Marmaris, Turkey.
System of play: 10 rounds, Scheveningen
Time control: 90 min for a game, 30-sec increment from move one.

Official webpage

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Sep 2, 2019    08:00 
Round 2    Sep 2, 2019    14:00 
Round 3    Sep 3, 2019    07:00 
Round 4    Sep 3, 2019    13:00 
Round 5    Sep 4, 2019    07:00 
Round 6    Sep 4, 2019    13:00 
Round 7    Sep 5, 2019    07:00 
Round 8    Sep 5, 2019    13:00 
Round 9    Sep 6, 2019    06:00 
Round 10    Sep 6, 2019    12:00

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