Russian Rapid Grand Prix FinaL December 1 – 4 || Russian Cup Final December 4 – 13

December 1 – 4 | Russian Rapid Grand Prix Final | Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia The culmination of a year-long series of strong rapid tournaments held across Russia. December 4 – 13 | Russian Cup Final | Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia A knockout final for players qualified through a series of classical events held around Russia over the course of the year. Russian Chess Federation – Российская Шахматная...

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December 9 – 16 | London Chess Classic | London, England

December 9 – 16 | London Chess Classic | London, England The 2018 London Chess Classic is a knockout classical, rapid and blitz tournament featuring the top four performers over the preceding four events of the Grand Chess Tour. It will determine the overall winner of the tour, and has a $300,000 prize fund. Join us for a very special 10th London Chess Classic from December 11-17, 2018. The exciting finale of the Grand Chess Tour being fought out at the London Chess Classic, in a knockout format for the first time and with $300,000 at stake. The semi-final battles, which will...

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December 14 – 23 | Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival | Sitges, Spain

December 14 – 23 | Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival | Sitges, Spain This strong open in a coastal town south of Barcelona will be holding its 5th edition in 2018. http://www.sunwaychessfestival.com/ http://chess-results.com/tnr383044.aspx?lan=1     Starting rank No. Name FideID FED RtgI RtgN sex Typ Gr Club/City 1 GM Andreikin Dmitry 4158814 RUS 2719 0 2 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 14100010 UKR 2714 0 3 GM Inarkiev Ernesto 4162722 RUS 2693 0 4 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 5004985 IND 2671 0 Oil and Natural Gas Corporation...

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December 26 – 30 | Zurich Christmas Open | Zurich, Switzerland

December 26 – 30 | Zurich Christmas Open | Zurich, Switzerland 42nd christmas tournament 26. – 30. December 2018 in Zurich The 42nd edition of the strong 7-round “Zürcher Weihnachtsopen” will be taking place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Zurich. Links: official website

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FIDE announces World Rapid and Blitz 2018 Championships

FIDE announces World Rapid and Blitz 2018 Championships FIDE is happy to confirm the World Rapid and Blitz 2018 Championships to take place between December 25 (arrival day) and December 31 (departure day), with the prize giving ceremony on December 30 early evening. While we are still finalizing the details in order to publish the official regulations next week, we found it essential to update our players, thus allowing them to plan their schedule accordingly. FIDE is looking forward to stage an exceptional event, and let the strongest win!...

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