The Review of Chess Events for 2018
The World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2018 took place in Saint Petersburg (Russia) 26th-30th December.
World Champion Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Vladislav Artemiev, Vladimir Fedoseev, Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Viswanathan Anand, Wang Hao and others.
World Blitz Open Chess Championship 2018: 1. Magnus Carlsen - 17 out of 21 scores, 2. Jan-Krzysztof Duda - 16.5, 3. Hikaru Nakamura - 14.5.
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is World Blitz Chess Champion again.
World Blitz Women Chess Championship 2018: 1. Kateryna Lagno - 13.5 out of 17 scores, 2. Sarasadat Khademalsharieh - 13, 3. Lei Tingjie - 12.5.
Kateryna Lagno is Women's World Blitz Chess Champion.
World Rapid Open Chess Championship 2018: 1. Daniil Dubov - 11 out of 15 scores, 2. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, 3. Hikaru Nakamura, 4. Vladislav Artemiev, 5. Magnus Carlsen - 10.5 out of 15. Carlsen had 0 out of 2 scores.
Daniil Dubov is World Rapid Chess Champion.
World Rapid Women Chess Championship 2018: 1. Ju Wenjun - 10 out of 12 scores, 2. Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, 3. Aleksandra Goryachkina - 9.
Women's World Chess Champion Ju Wenjun is Women's World Rapid Chess Champion again.
Site: http://chess-results.com/tnr399595, http://chess-results.com/tnr399597.aspx?lan=1
The London Chess Classic 2018 was held in England 11th-17th December. The final of the Grand Chess Tour 2018. Knockout. 4 players: Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
Final: Hikaru Nakamura - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 15-13.
London Chess Classic 2018
The World Chess Championship 2018 Match - Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana - took place in London (England, the United Kingdom), 9th-28th November. 12 classical games (plus tie-break games).
Magnus Carlsen beats Fabiano Caruanan 9-6. Magnus Carlsen of Norway is World Chess Champion again, he retains World Championship title.
World Chess Championship 2018 Match Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana, London 2018
The chess.com Isle of Man Masters 2018 took place in Douglas, 20th-28th October.
Isle of Man Masters 2018, Final Standings: 1-2. Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Arkadij Naiditsch - 7 out of 9 scores.
Isle of Man Masters 2018
The Chess European Club Cups 2018 took place in Porto Carras (Greece) 11th-19th October. 7 round Swiss.
Open: 1. Mednyi Vsadnik St.Petersburg, 2. AVE Novy Bor - 12 out of 14 scores, 3. Molodezhka, 4. Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova, 5. Valerenga Sjakklubb, 6. Alkaloid - 11.
Mednyi Vsadnik St.Petersburg: Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Maxim Matlakov, Maxim Rodshtein, Kirill Alekseenko.
Mednyi Vsadnik Games 1-24, European Club Cup 2018
Mednyi Vsadnik Games 25-42, European Club Cup 2018
Open: World Champion Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Jakovenko, David Navara, Pentala Harikrishna, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Richard Rapport, Dmitry Andreikin, Wang Hao, Peter Leko.
Women: 1. Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo, 2. Nona, 3. Ugra.
Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo: Anna Muzychuk, Pia Cramling, Monika Socko, Deimante Cornette, Almira Skripchenko .
Site: http://chess-results.com/tnr373918, http://eurochess2018.com/
The 43rd Chess Olympiad 2018 was held in Batumi (Georgia), 23rd September - 6th October. Free Day - 29th September. Swiss, 11 rounds.
Desiree Di Benedetto of Italy, Chess Olympiad, Batumi 2018, Round 7. Photo by Lana Afandiyeva
Olympiad Open Final Standings: 1. China, 2. United States of America, 3. Russia - 18 out of 22 scores. Olympiad Women: 1, China 2. Ukraine - 18 out of 22 scores, 3. Georgia - 17.
43rd Chess Olympiad, Batumi 2018
Beautiful girls, chess queens of the 43rd Chess Olympiad, Batumi 2018
The Champions Showdown 2018 Chess 960 was held in Saint Louis (USA) 11th-14th September. Five matches.
Champions: Garry Kasparov, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov, Peter Svidler, Wesley So, Anish Giri, Sam Shankland, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Leinier Dominguez.
Champions Showdown 2018, Saint Louis, Chess 960
The Russian Chess Championships 2018 Super Finals was held in Satka, 25th August - 6th September. Rest day - 31st August 2018.
1-2. Dmitry Andreikin, Dmitry Jakovenko - 7 out of 11 scores, 3. Evgeny Tomashevsky - 6.5.
Russian Chess Championships 2018 Super Finals, Satka 2018
The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz competition 2018 was held in Saint Louis (USA) 10th-16th August. 1. Hikaru Nakamura - 22.5 out of 36 scores.
Sinquefield Cup 2018, Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz 2018
The Sinquefield Cup 2018 Grand Chess Tour chess tournament was held in Saint Louis (USA), 17th-28th August.
1-3. Levon Aronian, Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana - 5.5 out of 9 scores.
The Biel Chess Festival 2018 took place in Switzerland, 22nd July - 1st August.
Grandmaster Tournament: 1. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 7.5 out of 10 scores, 2. Magnus Carlsen - 6, 3-4. Peter Svidler, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 5.5, 5. David Navara - 4, 5. Nico Georgiadis - 1.5. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat World Champion Magnus Carlsen and won the tournament.
Biel Chess Festival 2018 Grandmaster Tournament Games
Games Biel GM 2018 (30, pgn)
The Czech Open 2018 was held in Pardubice, 20th-28th July. Swiss, 9 rounds.
1. Sergei Movsesian - 7.5 out of 9 scores, 2-7. Lukasz Jarmula, Christopher Noe, Valeriy Neverov, Ori Kobo, Pavel Potapov, Laszlo Gonda - 7.
Sergei Movsesian Games, Czech Open 2018
The Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2018 was held in Dortmund (Germany), 14th-22nd July.
1. Ian Nepomniachtchi - 5 out of 7 scores.
Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund 2018
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 Women's World Championship Match 2018 Tan Zhongyi versus Ju Wenjun was held in Shanghai and Chongqing (China), 2nd-19th May.
Ju Wenjun of China is the new Women's World Chess Champion. Tan Zhongyi - Ju Wenjun 4.5-5.5.
Ju Wenjun, round 1. Photo by Gu Xiaobing
Women's World Championship Match 2018 Tan Zhongyi vs Ju Wenjun, Shanghai-Chongqing 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 Candidates Tournament 2018 was held in Berlin (Germany), 10th-28th March. 1. Fabiano Caruana - 9 out of 14 scores.
Fabiano Caruana will play vs Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship Match in London (England, the United Kingdom), 9th-28th November 2018.
Chess Candidates Tournament, Berlin 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 Wijk aan Zee Tournament 2018 was held in The Netherlands, January 13th-28th, but round 5 - in Hilversum, round 10 - in Groningen.
Tiebreak: Magnus Carlsen - Anish Giri 1.5-0.5.
Wijk aan Zee Chess Tournament 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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