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The Week in Chess

Chess News from throughout the World
  1. 7th Altibox Norway Chess 2019 - Games and Results

    The 7th Altibox Norway Chess tournament took place 3rd to 15th June. The event tried a new format. There was be a main game of 2 hours per player (10 seconds a move increment after move 40). if this was drawn there was a single Armageddon game. Points: win in the main game 2 points. Loss main game: 0 points Draw in the main game and win in the Armageddon: 1½ points Draw in the main game and loss in the Armageddon: ½ points. Magnus Carlsen won the event with 13.5 from an available 18 points. He won two classical games and 6 Armageddon tie-breaks before being defeated by Fabiano Caruana in the final Armageddon tie-break of the tournament. Yu Yangyi and Levon Aronian were on 10.5 points. Ding Liren would have shared first with Carlsen if just the classical games were counted but finished 6th in the actual event. Conventional scores: 1 Ding Liren 5.5pts, 1 Carlsen 5.5pts, 3 So 5pts, 3 Caruana 5pts, 5 Aronian 4.5pts, 5 Yu 4.5pts, 7 Anand 4pts, 7 MVL 4pts, 9 Grischuk 3.5pts, 9 Mamedyarov 3.5pts.
  2. FIDE Women's Candidates Tournament 2019 - Games and Results

    The FIDE Women's Candidates Tournament takes place Friday 31st May to Mon 17th Jun 2019 in Kazan, Russia. Play starts at 1pm UK time each day. 8 players and 14 rounds just as in the men's event. Players: Anna and Mariya Muzychuk, Kateryna Lagno, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Zhongyi Tan, Nana Dzagnidze and Valentina Gunina.
  3. Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 2019 - Games and Results

    The Moscow FIDE Grand Prix was the first of the new format of events for the World Chess Championship cycle 2019-20. Pretty much the World Cup KO formula with 16 players and took place 17th to 29th May 2019. Players: Mamedyarov, Giri, Wesly So, Aronian, Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi, Svidler, Radjabov, Jakovenko, Wojtaszek, Wei Yi, Duda, Vitiugov and Dubov. Ian Nepomniachtchi beat Alexander Grischuk in the final 2.5-1.5 after winning the second rapid game.
  4. Lindores Abbey Chess Stars 2019 - Games and Results

    The Lindores Abbey Chess Stars tournament was a rapid event with Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin, Ding Liren and Viswanathan Anand that took place 25th to 26th May 2019. 6 rounds double round robin 25 minutes plus 10 seconds a move with pairs of 3m+2spm blitz games if there is a tie. Play started at 1:30pm each day. Somewhat surprisingly a single win by Magnus Carlsen was sufficient for him to win the tournament.
  5. 54th Capablanca Memorial 2019 - Games and Results

    The 54th Capablanca Memorial took place Fri 3rd May to Mon 13th May 2019. B Adhiban, Vasil Ivanchuk, David Anton, Sam Sevian, Yuri Gonzalez Vidal and Carlos Albornoz Cabrera played in the 6 player 10 round Elite group. Vassily Ivanchuk won the event for the 8th time (including one shared). Ivanchuk was in the joint lead with David Anton going into the final round after being beaten by Sam Sevian in round 9. Ivanchuk beat Baskaran Adhiban where as Anton failed to convert a large advantage against Albornoz Cabrera.
  6. IMSA World Masters 2019 - Games and Results

    The IMSA World Masters took place in China on the 14th-19th May 2019. Rapid and Blitz with Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, Andreikin, Korobov, Dominguez, Rapport, Bu Xiangzhi, Gelfand, Fedoseev, Le Quang Liem, Leko, Ponomariov, Mamedov, Vidit, Cheparinov and Gawain Jones. Anton Korobov won the rapid event and came second in the blitz behind Bu Xiangzhi, similarly Alexandra Kosteniuk won the rapid and came second in the blitz behind Lei Tingjie.
  7. Cote d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz 2019 - Games and Results

    The Cote d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz took place Wed 8th May to Sun 12th May 2019 in Abidjan. This is the first event of the Grand Chess Tour 2019. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Sergey Karjakin, Veselin Topalov, Ding Liren, Wei Yi and Bassem Amin. Magnus Carlsen won with the combined score of 26.5 points, a record for this format of event. Final combined scores: 1st Carlsen 26.5/36, 2nd Nakamura 23, 2nd MVL 23, 4th Wesley So 19.5, 5th Ding Liren 18.5, 6th Wei Yi 16.5, 7th Nepomniachtchi 15.5, 7th Karjakin 15.5, 9th Topalov 11.5, 10th Amin Bassem 10.5.
  8. 25th Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2019 - Games and Results

    The 25th Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament took place Fri 3rd May to Thu 9th May 2019 in Malmo, Sweden. Harikrishna, Gawain Jones, Ivan Saric, Nils Grandelius, Parham Maghsoodloo, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Nihal Sarin and Tiger Hillarp Persson play in this 8 players 7 round event. Gawain Jones took clear first place with 5/7, he held second placed Pentala Harikrishna to a draw in the final round.
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