2020-01-27

Tata Steel Masters 2020

The 82nd Tata Steel Masters 2020 is a 13 rounds single round robin tournament held in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands between 11 and 26 January 2020.
The tournament is featuring  3  seeds - Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Anish Giri.

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 time control is 100 min for 40 moves, then 50 min for 20 moves, and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Jan 11, 2020    12:30 
Round 2    Jan 12, 2020    12:30 
Round 3    Jan 13, 2020    12:30 
Round 4    Jan 14, 2020    12:30 
Rest Day
Round 5    Jan 16, 2020    13:00 
Round 6    Jan 17, 2020    12:30 
Round 7    Jan 18, 2020    12:30 
Round 8    Jan 19, 2020    12:30 
Rest Day
Round 9    Jan 21, 2020    12:30 
Round 10    Jan 22, 2020    12:30 
Round 11    Jan 24, 2020    12:30 
Round 12    Jan 25, 2020    12:30 
Round 13    Jan 26, 2020    11:00

Watch the games of the Tata Steel Masters 2020 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

Read Peter Dogger's articles:
Carlsen, Caruana Top Seeds At 82nd Tata Steel Chess Tournament

View games from previous editions of Tata Steel:
81st Tata Steel 2019:   Masters 2019  and Challengers 2019
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

Read the previous blogpost  on Tata Steel Tournaments

2020-01-25

FIDE Women’s World Championship Match 2020

FIDE Women’s World Championship Match 2020 is a 12-game match held from 5th to 25th January 2020. The first six games will be played in Shanghai, China and the rest games will be plaies in Vladivostok, Russia.
The competitors are the Chinese chess champion Ju Wenjun and the Russian chess star Aleksandra Goryachkina.
Time control: 90 min for 40 moves, then 30 min till game end, plus 30-sec increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule in UTC
Game 1 Jan 5, 2020 07:30
Game 2 Jan 6, 2020 07:30
Game 3 Jan 8, 2020 07:30
Game 4 Jan 9, 2020 07:30
Game 5 Jan 11, 2020 07:30
Game 6 Jan 12, 2020 07:30
Game 7 Jan 16, 2020 05:30
Game 8 Jan 17, 2020 05:30
Game 9 Jan 19, 2020 05:30
Game 10 Jan 20, 2020 05:30
Game 11 Jan 22, 2020 05:30
Game 12 Jan 23, 2020 05:30

Watch the games of the FIDE Women’s World Championship Match 2020 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

Read the reports on Chess.com
Firouzja Regains Lead At Tata Steel Chess 
Dubov, Giri Score In Tata Steel Chess Round 6
Tata Steel Chess: Firouzja Joins So In Lead
Tata Steel Chess: Carlsen Sets Unbeaten Record; So Leads 
Firouzja Grabs Sole Lead On Tata Steel Chess Day 3 
White Pieces Score On Tata Steel Chess Day 2 
Firouzja, Van Foreest Win; Carlsen-Giri Draw In Tata Steel Chess Opener 
Tata Steel Chess Tournament Opens With Carlsen-Giri
Women's World Chess Championship: Ju Wenjun Strikes 1st
Ju Wenjun-Goryachkina Women's World Chess Championship Starts Sunday
FIDE Women's World Chess Championship Starts With Draws

2020-01-21

18th Gibraltar Masters 2020

The 18th edition of Gibraltar Masters is held from 21st to 30th January 2020 in  in Gibraltar.
The tournament is a 10 rounds swiss featuring the top seeds Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime, Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar and Wang, Hao.
Time control: 100 min for 40 moves, followed by 50 min for 20 moves, then 15 min until the end of the game, with a 30-sec increment.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Jan 21, 2020    14:00 
Round 2    Jan 22, 2020    14:00 
Round 3    Jan 23, 2020    14:00 
Round 4    Jan 24, 2020    14:00 
Round 5    Jan 25, 2020    14:00 
Round 6    Jan 26, 2020    14:00 
Round 7    Jan 27, 2020    14:00 
Round 8    Jan 28, 2020    14:00 
Round 9    Jan 29, 2020    14:00 
Round 10    Jan 30, 2020    10:00

Watch the games of the 18th Gibraltar Masters 2020 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.


You can see games from previous issues of the Festival with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
Gibraltar Masters 2019 (Winner Vladislav Artemiev
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.

2020-01-18

12th Chennai Open GM 2020

The 12th Chennai Open is held from 18th to 25th January 2020 in Chennai, India.
Time control: 90 min. for a game,  30-sec increment from move one.

Official site

Schedule (Indian time)

18.01.2020 Saturday 03.00 PM Round 1
19.01.2020 Sunday 10.00 AM Round 2
19.01.2020 Sunday 03.30 PM Round 3
20.01.2020 Monday 10.00 AM Round 4
21.01.2020 Tuesday 10.00 AM Round 5
21.01.2020 Tuesday 03.30 PM. Round 6
22.01.2020 Wednesday 10.00 AM Round 7
23.01.2020 Thursday 10.00 AM Round 8
24 .01.2020 Friday 10.00 AM Round 9
25.01.2020 Saturday 10.00 AM Round 10

Watch the games of the 12th Chennai Open GM 2020 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

2020-01-10

Prague Open 2020

The Prague Open is held from 10th to 17th January 2020 in Prague, Czechia.
Time control: 90 min for 40 moves, then 30 min till game end, and 30-sec increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule in local time:
Friday 10th January 10.00 – 14.00 registration A,B
16.00 1st round A,B
Saturday 11th January 09.00 2nd round A,B
16.00 3rd round A,B
Sunday 12th January 08.30 – 09.15 registration C
09.30 – 13.30 tournament C
17.00 4th round A,B
Monday 13th January 16.00 5th round A,B
Tuesday 14th January 16.00 6th round A,B
Wednesday 15th January 09.15 - 09.45 registration D
10.00 - 13.00 tournament D
16.00 7th round A,B
Thursday 16th January 16.00 8th round A,B
Friday 17th January 09.00 9th round A,B
15.30 solemn conclusion

Watch the games of the Prague Open 2020 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

2020-01-09

Margaryan Memorial 2020

The 10th edition of Andranik Margaryan Memorial is held in Yerevan, armenia between 9th and 17th January 2020.
Time control: 90 min/ 40 moves, followed by 30 min till game end, and 30-sec increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Jan 9, 2020    12:00 
Round 2    Jan 10, 2020    11:00 
Round 3    Jan 11, 2020    11:00 
Round 4    Jan 12, 2020    11:00 
Round 5    Jan 13, 2020    11:00 
Round 6    Jan 14, 2020    11:00 
Round 7    Jan 15, 2020    11:00 
Round 8    Jan 16, 2020    11:00 
Round 9    Jan 17, 2020    07:00

Watch the games of the Margaryan Memorial 2020  with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

2020-01-08

Club Caissa Guatemala Open 2020

The Club Caissa Guatemala Open is held from 8th to 12th January 2020 in Guatemala, Guatemala. Time control: 90 min for a game, 30-sec increment from move 1.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:
Round 1    Jan 8, 2020    16:00 
Round 2    Jan 9, 2020    00:30 
Round 3    Jan 9, 2020    16:00 
Round 4    Jan 10, 2020    00:00 
Round 5    Jan 10, 2020    16:00 
Round 6    Jan 11, 2020    00:00 
Round 7    Jan 11, 2020    16:00 
Round 8    Jan 11, 2020    11:00 
Round 9    Jan 12, 2020    15:00 

Watch the games of the Club Caissa Guatemala Open 2020 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

2020-01-04

10th Sharjah Cup for Women 2020

The 10th edition of the Sharjah Women's Cup is held from 4th to 12th January 2020 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Time control: 90 min for a game, and 30-sec increment starting from move 1.

Official site

Schedule in UTC
Round 1 January 4 2020 13:30
Round 2 January 5 2020 13:00
Round 3 January 6 2020 13:00
Round 4 January 7 2020 06:00
Round 5 January 7 2020 12:00
Round 6 January 8 2020 13:00
Round 7 January 9 2020 13:00
Round 8 January 11 2020 13:00
Round 9 January 12 2020 12:00

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2020-01-02

Charlotte Open 2020

The Charlotte Open 2020 is held in Charlotte, USA from 2nd to 5th January 2020.
Time control: 100 minutes for a game, and 30-sec increment from move one.

Official site

Schedule in local time:

Wednesday: 7:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:30pm

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31 Roquetas de Mar

The 31 edition of Roquetas de Mar Open is held in Roquetas de Mar, Spain from 2nd to 7th January 2020
Time control: 90 min for a game, and 30-sec increment starting from 1st move.
Time control is 90+30

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    Jan 2, 2020   15:30
Round 2    Jan 3, 2020    09:30
Round 3    Jan 3, 2020    15:30
Round 4    Jan 4, 2020    09:00
Round 5    Jan 4, 2020    15:30
Round 6    Jan 5, 2020    15:30
Round 7    Jan 6, 2020    09:00
Round 8    Jan 6, 2020    15:30
Round 9    Jan 7, 2020    09:00


Watch the games of the Roquetas de Mar Open 2020 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

2020-01-01

5th Eka Iilf Wealth GM Open 2019

The Eka Iilf Wealth GM Open 2019 GM Open is held from 30th December 2019 to 7th January 2020 in Mumbai, India.
Time control: 90 min for 40 moves, and 30 minutes till game end, plus 30-sec increment starting from move1.

Official site

Schedule: 9 rounds starting everyday at 10:00 UTC.

Watch the games of the 5th Eka Iilf Wealth GM Open 2019 with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.