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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. 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!! 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.
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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