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The Week in Chess

Chess News from throughout the World
  1. Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2018 - Games and Results

    The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz takes place 11th to 16th August 2018. Grischuk, Caruana, Nakamura, Aronian, MVL, Mamedyarov, Karjakin, Anand, So, Dominguez. Mamedyarov and Nakamura shared first in the rapid with 6/9.
  2. 105th British Chess Championships 2018 - Games and Results

    The 105th British Chess Championships took place in Hull 28th July to 5th August 2018. Adams, Howell, Jones, Hawkins, Pert, Fodor etc Michael Adams and Luke McShane tied for first place on 7/9. In a rapid tie-break Adams took the lead but allowed an equalising shot. In the blitz Adams made no mistake winning 2-0.
  3. 9th Hainan Danzhou GM 2018 - Games and Results

    9th Hainan Danzhou GM took place 27th July to 3rd August 2018. Yangyi Yu won with 4.5/7 half a point clear of Le Quang Liem.
  4. 51st Biel Chess Festival 2018 - Games and Results

    The 51st Biel Chess Festival took place Sun 22nd July (Round 1) to Wed 1st Aug 2018. World Champion Magnus Carlsen heads a strong field of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, David Navara and Nico Georgiadis. 6 players 10 rounds. Shakhriyar Mamedayarov took clear first place defeating World Champion Magnus Carlsen in round 9 to clinch it. Carlsen won his first couple of rounds but then had to wait until the final round for his third win against Georgiadis who blundered in a better position.
  5. 29th Czech Open 2018 - Games and Results

    The 29th Czech Open took place 12th to 29th July 2018. Sergei Movsesian won the Open A with 7.5/9.
  6. Xtracon Chess Open 2018 - Games and Results

    The Xtracon open took place in Helsingor 21st to 29th July 2018 with Vitiugov, Andreikin, Saric, Grandelius, Jobava, Shirov, Hammer, Tari etc. Jon Ludvig Hammer took first place on tie-break from Dmitry Andreikin after both scored 8.5/10.
  7. Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2018 - Games and Results

    The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship takes place July 24th to October 18th 2018. 16 players in a knockout online blitz tournament. 90 minutes of 5/1 blitz, 60 minutes of 3/1 blitz, and 30 minutes of 1/1 bullet chess. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Wei Yi, Anish Giri, Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Hou Yifan, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Vidit Gujrath were all invited. There was an invitational qualifier on June 26th-27th where Leinier Dominguez Perez defeated Jon Ludvig Hammer in the final (Georg Meier and Eric Hansen lost to these in the semi-finals). The final place will be decided in a 10 round open qualifier on Tuesday, July 10th.

    Games from the invitational qualifier available. It seems defending champion Magnus Carlsen is avoiding rapid and blitz ahead of his World Championship match in November.

    1) 24th July - Aronian - 20.5-6.5 Caruana, 2) 26th July 8pm EST - Nakamura 27.5-2.5 Hou Yifan, 3) 29th July 8pm EST - Wesley So 18.5-9,5 Wei Yi, 4) 2nd Aug 8pm BST - MVL 19-12 Dominguez, 5) 7th Aug 5pm - Nepomniachtchi-Grischuk, 6) 30th Aug 5pm - Vidit-Andriasian, 7) 6th Sept 6pm - Karjakin-Duda, 8) 7th Sept 6pm - Giri-Mamedyarov. *EST because they're 1am the following day in BST.

  8. 46th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018 - Games and Results

    The 46th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting took place 12th to 22nd July 2018. Kramnik, Giri, Nepomniachtchi, Wojtaszek, Duda, Nisipeanu, Kovalev and Meier were in the main GM tournament. Ian Nepomniachtchi took clear first with 5/7 half a point clear of Giri, Kovalev and Duda. Tigran Nalbandian edged out Daniel Hausrath on tie-break after both scored 7.5/9 in the open. Vitaliy Garbuz won the Helmut-Kohls-Turnier.
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