6th London Chess Classic,10 – 14 Dec 2014, London (England)

PLAY A SUPERSTAR! SUPER RAPIDPLAY OPEN (6-7 DECEMBER) This year’s London Chess Classic offers a unique opportunity for a few amateur players to experience what it’s like to face a legend of the game in a genuine one-to-one tournament game. Before the superstars cross swords with each other (10-14 December), the ‘Super Six’ are going to take part in the ten-round Super Rapidplay Open, over the weekend of 6-7 December, which is open to all to enter. The time limit is 25 minutes for all the moves, with ten-second increments. The first prize is £8,000. Chess in Schools and...

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World Mind Games 2014, 11 Dec 2014, Beijing (China)

World Mind Games 2014, 11 Dec 2014, Beijing (China) The SportAccord World Mind Chess Games 2014 are scheduled to take place on 11-17th December 2014 in Beijing, China. One of the strongest rapid and blitz events of the year will meet some of the world’s top Grandmasters. In the men section we find Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vassily Ivanchuk, Lenier Dominguez Perez, Ruslan Ponomariov, Teimour Radjabov, Boris Gelfand, Petar Leko, Etienne Bacrot, Anish Giri, Yue Wang, Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Hao Wang. In the women...

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Russian Championship Superfinal 2014, Nov – Dec 2014, Kazan (Russia)

Russian Cup Final 2014 The 2014 Russian Cup for men is taking place on 17-24th November 2014 in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. 16 players will participate in the event. The tempo of play will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move one. Official site

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Qatar Masters Open 2014, 26 Nov – 4 Dec 2014, Doha (Qatar)

Qatar Masters Open 2014, 26 Nov – 4 Dec 2014, Doha (Qatar) Qatar Masters Open A sakktörténelem eddigi legerősebb nyílt versenye zajlik Dohában. I decided to do a little analysis to determine how the Qatar Masters Open compares to other significant high level open tournaments. To compare, I took the average rating of the top 20 players from each tournament. Qatar Masters 2014 – The average rating of the Qatar Master’s top 20 players is a staggering 2713. If the tournament was between those 20 players only, it would be a Category 18. Aeroflot Open 2012 A Group...

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Ukrainian Championship 2014, 11 – 22 Nov 2014, Lviv (Ukraine)

3rd Ukrainian Individual Men’s Championship 2014 The 83rd Ukrainian Individual Men’s Chess Championship is taking place on 10-22nd November 2014 in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. The event is 12-player round-robin tournament, including five players from “Club 2700+” The finalists are GM Vassily Ivanchuk (2726), GM Pavel Eljanov (2719), GM Ruslan Ponomariov (2711), GM Yuriy Kryvoruchko (2706), GM Alexander Moiseenko (2701), GM Anton Korobov (2680), GM Yuriy Kuzubov (2661), GM Alexander Areshchenko (2655), IM Stanislav Bogdanovich (2590), GM Alexander Zubov (2588), GM Alexander Zubarev...

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