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The Paris Grand Chess Tour 2018 took place in France, 20th-24th June.
Hikaru Nakamura of USA won the tournament with 23 out of 36 scores.
Paris Grand Chess Tour 2018

The Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour 2018 was held in Leuven (Belgium), June 12th – 16th.
Wesley So of USA won the tournament with 22 out of 36 scores.
Your Next Move Grand Chess Tour 2018

The American Continental Championship 2018 was held in Montevideo (Uruguay), 1st-10th June.
1. Samuel Shankland - 9 out of 11 scores, 2. Diego Flores - 8.5.
Samuel Shankland Games, American Continental Championship 2018

The Poikovsky 2018 tournament was held in Russia, 26th May - 6th June.
1. Dmitry Jakovenko - 6.5 out of 9 scores, 2-3. Ian Nepomniachtchi, Boris Gelfand - 6, 4. Vidit Santosh Gujrathi - 5.5, 5. Vladimir Fedoseev - 5, 6. Vladislav Kovalev - 4.5, 7. Anton Korobov - 4, 8. Vladislav Artemiev - 3.5, 9. Emil Sutovsky - 2.5, 10. Victor Bologan - 1.5.
Dmitry Jakovenko Games, Poikovsky 2018

The Altibox Norway Chess 2018 was held in Stavanger, 27th May – 8th June.
1. Fabiano Caruana - 5 out of 8 scores, 2-4. Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand - 4.5.
Norway Chess 2018

The US Chess Championships 2018 took place in Saint Louis, United States of America, April 17th-30th.
Samuel Shankland is the new U.S. Champion, 8.5 out of 11 scores.
US Chess Championships 2018, Saint Louis

The Shamkir Chess 2018, Vugar Gashimov Memorial was held in Azerbaijan, 18th-28th April.
1. Magnus Carlsen wins the tournament with 6 out of 9 scores.
Shamkir Chess 2018, Vugar Gashimov Memorial

The GRENKE Chess Classic 2018 took place in Germany, 31st March - 9th April.
1. Fabiano Caruana - 6.5 out of 9 scores, 2. Magnus Carlsen - 5.5, 3-5. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Nikita Vitiugov, Levon Aronian - 5.
GRENKE Chess Classic 2018

The European Individual Chess Championship 2018 took place in Batumi (Georgia), 17th-28th March.
1. Ivan Saric - 8.5 out of 11 scores, 2-8. Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Sanan Sjugirov, Gawain Jones, Maxim Matlakov, Luke McShane, Anton Korobov, Eltaj Safarli - 8, According to FIDE regulations top 23 players have qualified for the World Cup 2019 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
Final Standings: European Individual Chess Championship 2018
Ivan Saric Games, European Individual Chess Championship 2018

The HD Bank Cup 2018 was held in Hanoi (Vietnam), 9th-16th March.
1. Sandro Mareco - 7.5 out of 9 scores, 2-4. Murali Karthikeyan, Alan Pichot, Le Tuan Minh - 7.
Sandro Mareco Games, HD Bank Cup 2018

The GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2018 Bobby Fischer Memorial was held in Iceland, 6th-14th March.
1. Baskaran Adhiban - 7.5 out of 9 scores, 2-3. Maxime Lagarde, Mustafa Yilmaz - 7.
Baskaran Adhiban Games, Reykjavik Open 2018

The Tal Memorial 2018 rapid chess tournament was held in Moscow (Russia) 2nd-4th March in the Museum of Russian Impressionism. Tal Memorial 2018 Blitz: March 5, Central Chess Club in Moscow.
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Boris Gelfand, Daniil Dubov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vladimir Kramnik. Blitz: also Vladislav Artemiev, Dmitry Andreikin, Vladimir Fedoseev, Alexander Morozevich.
Tal Memorial 2018 Rapid: 1. Viswanathan Anand - 6 out of 9 scores, 2-4. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura - 5, 5-6. Boris Gelfand, Alexander Grischuk - 4.5, 7-8. Daniil Dubov, Vladimir Kramnik - 4, 9-10. Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi - 3.5. Viswanathan Anand wins the Tal Memorial 2018 Rapid.
Tal Memorial 2018 Blitz: 1. Sergey Karjakin - 10 out of 13 scores, 2. Hikaru Nakamura - 8.5, 3. Ian Nepomniachtchi - 7.5, 4-6. Vladislav Artemiev, Alexander Grischuk, Vladimir Kramnik - 7, 7-8. Daniil Dubov, Dmitry Andreikin - 6.5, 9-10. Viswanathan Anand, Peter Svidler - 6, 11-13. Alexander Morozevich, Vladimir Fedoseev, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 5, 14. Boris Gelfand - 4.

The Aeroflot Open 2018 took place in Moscow (Russia) 20th-28th February.
1. Vladislav Kovalev - 7 out of 9 scores, 2-3. Sethuraman S.P., Dmitry Gordievsky - 6.5.

The Fischer Random Chess match 2018 Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura was held in Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Hovikodden, Baerum, near Oslo (Norway) 9th-13th February. Magnus Carlsen wins 14-10.
Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura before game 3
Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura before game 3. Photo: Maria Emelianova / Chess.com
Fischer Random Chess match 2018 Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura

The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018 took place in Gibraltar 23rd January - 2nd February.
Final: Aronian - Vachier-Lagrave 2.5-1.5. Levon Aronian wins the Gibraltar Masters 2018.
Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2018 was held in Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands) January 13th-28th, but round 5 - in Hilversum, round 10 - in Groningen.
Tiebreak: Magnus Carlsen - Anish Giri 1.5-0.5.
Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Wijk aan Zee 2018

Happy New Year!!
Happy New Year!! Photo © Boris Schipkov

The New Zealand Open 2018 took place in Wellington 1st-9th January. The 125th New Zealand Chess Congress.
1. Adrien Demuth - 8 out of 9 scores, 2. Fabien Libiszewski - 7, 3-4. Russell Dive, Alphaeus Ang - 6. Adrien Demuth (France) wins the New Zealand Open 2018, but Russell Dive and Alphaeus Ang are the New Zealand Champions.
Site: http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/

The Hastings International Chess Congress 2017-2018 took place in England 28th December 2017 - 5th January 2018.
1-2. Deep Sengupta, Lou Yiping - 7 out of 9 scores, 3-5. G.A. Stany, Jakhongir Vakhidov, Arghyadip Das - 6.5.

The Rilton Cup 2017-2018 took place in Stockholm (Sweden) 27th December 2017 - 5th January 2018.
1. Kirill Alekseenko - 7.5 out of 9 scores, 2-4. Maksim Chigaev, Mikhail Antipov, Allan Stig Rasmussen - 7.

The Erfurt Schachfestival 2017 was held in Germany 26th-30th December.
1-3. Alexander Lagunow, Roland Schmaltz, Felix Meissner - 6.5 out of 8 scores, 4-8. Filiz Osmanodja, Jan Wöllermann, Marian Can Nothnagel, Sebastian Pallas, Anthony Petkidis - 6.
My game vs the winner Alexander Lagunow in 1986.

The Zurich Christmas Chess Open 2017 was held in Switzerland 26th-30th December. 1-4. Christian Bauer, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Vitaly Kunin, Luca Moroni - 5.5 out of 7.

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