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  • 7th Sharjah Masters 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 22, 2024 at 9:36 am

    The 7th Sharjah Masters took place 14th to 22nd May 2024. Top seeds: Erigaisi, Maghsoodloo, Yu Yangyi, Radjabov, Tabatabaei, Sarana, Artemiev, Esipenko, Fedoseev, Sevian etc. Bardiya Daneshvar of Iran took first place on tie-break from Volodar Murzin, Sam Shankland and Shamsiddin Vokhidov, all scored 6.5/9. Deshmukh Divya won the Challengers ahead of Leya Garifullina and Sina Movahed on tie-break after all scored 7/9.

  • Casablanca Chess 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 19, 2024 at 10:29 am

    The Casablanca Chess tournament takes place May 18th-19th. This is part of the Morocco Chess Week. Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand and Amin Bassem play a double round robin rapid. The twist is the "players are given a position from a game that has already been played (or could also be imagined). However, this position must meet several well-defined criteria. First and foremost, the evaluation should be roughly equal (around 0.00, according to engines)."

  • Chess.com Classic 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 15, 2024 at 9:04 pm

    The Chess.com Classic which is part of the Champions Chess Tour took place Fri 10th to Wed 15th May 2024 on Chess.com. The format is Double Elimination Knockout. Carlsen, Ivic, Lazavik, Nepomniachtchi, Firouzja, Duda, Keymer and Sarana play for the title in Division 1. There were two further divisions which had qualification places for the division above. Alireza Firouzja overcame a loss to Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the first round to progress through the losers half and then beat Magnus Carlsen twice in a row in the Grand Final and its reset to take the title.

  • Superbet Poland Rapid & Blitz 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 12, 2024 at 4:47 pm

    The Superbet Poland Rapid & Blitz took place in Warsaw 6th to 13th May 2024. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Wei Yi, Arjun Erigaisi, Vincent Keymer, Kirill Shevchenko, Dommaraju Gukesh, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu and Anish Giri. Magnus Carlsen just edged out Wei Yi with a dominant 7/7 blitz start to the final day including beating Wei Yi. Wei Yi won the rapid, half a point clear of Carlsen. Carlsen won the blitz by 1.5 points from Wei Yi, both were miles clear of everyone else. Wei Yi has been a well known figure for at least 10 years becoming a GM at 13, now at 24 he finally seems to be living up to his undoubted potential.

  • 57th Capablanca Memorial 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 8, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    The 57th Capablanca Memorial takes place 3rd to 12th May 2024. Ruslan Ponomariov, Aryan Chopra, Luis Ernesto Quesada Perez, Evgeny Romanov, Carlos Daniel Albornoz Cabrera and Mads Andersen play.

  • 28th Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on May 3, 2024 at 9:15 pm

    The 28th Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament took place in Malmo 27th April to 3rd May 2024. Players: Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Arjun Erigaisi, Vincent Keymer, Peter Svidler, Nils Grandelius, Anton Korobov, Marc'Andria Maurizzi and Ju Wenjun. There was a three way tie on 4.5/7. Nodirbek Abdusattorov emerged the winner over Arjun Erigaisi in a second tie-break, Peter Svidler lost to both these players in the first tie-break.

  • Schachbundesliga 2023-24 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on April 29, 2024 at 3:33 pm

    The German Schachbundesliga took place over 15 rounds Sat 21st Oct to Sun 28th Apr 2024. SC Viernheim were the surprise champions winning all their matches and finishing 3 points clear of Baden-Baden. This is the first time Baden-Baden didn't win the league since the 2015/16 season, and only the second time they didn't win since their first title in 2005/06.

  • 24th European Women's Championship 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on April 24, 2024 at 10:42 pm

    The 24th European Women's Championship takes place Thu 18th Apr to Tue 30th Apr 2024 in Rhodes, Greece. Top seeds: Yuliia Osmak, Marsel Efroimski, Bella Khotenashvili, Dinara Wagner, Antoaneta Stefanova, Lela Javakhishvili etc

  • Dutch League 2023-24 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on April 24, 2024 at 10:37 pm

    The Dutch League took place 16th September 2023 to 20th April 2024. Kennemer Combinatie had already won the league before this weekend's final round.

  • 14th Asrian Memorial 2024 - Games and Results
    by Mark Crowther on April 24, 2024 at 10:28 pm

    The 14th Karen Asrian Memorial takes place in Yerevan Wed 24th Apr to Thu 2nd May 2024. The event returns after missing last year. Top seeds Manuel Petrosyan, Zaven Andriasian, M Pranesh etc.