The Week in Chess
Saint Louis Summer Chess Classic 2018 - Games and Results
Thu May 24 17:39:00 2018
The Saint Louis Summer Chess Classic took place 15th-23rd May 2018. Two GM Groups. A Group: Durarbayli, Akobian, Sevian, Bok, Zherebukh, Indjic, Xiong, Prohaszka, Fridman and Jumabayev. Vasif Durarbayli won the a-group after beating Varuzhan Akobian 2-0 in a rapid tie-break after both finishing on 6/9. Kamil Dragun won the b-group.
Bundesliga 2017-18 - Games and Results
Thu May 24 07:50:00 2018
The German Bundesliga took place 21st October to 1st May 2018. Baden-Baden were defending champions and top seeds. The final weekend took place 29th April to 1st May 2018 in Berlin as part of the 150th birthday Celebrations of Emanuel Lasker organised by the club "Schachfreunde Berlin 1903". There was a special blitz tournament on the 28th April won by Tomashevsky. Baden Baden and Solingen tied on 27 points and there will be a playoff match for the title later in May. SK Schwaebisch Hall has announced it won't play in the Bundesliga next year. In the tie-break match on May 24th Baden-Baden claimed its 12th title in 13 years by beating Solingen 4.5-3.5.
53rd Capablanca Memorial 2018 - Games and Results
Sun May 20 09:53:00 2018
The 53rd Capablanca Memorial took place 9th-20th May 2018. Players: Samuel Shankland, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Aleksey Dreev, David Anton Guijarro, Aleksandr Rakhmanov and Yusnel Bacallao Alonso. Sam Shankland followed up his US Chess Championship win with a comfortable win in the Capablanca Memorial.
FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2018 - Games and Results
Fri May 18 12:54:00 2018
The FIDE Women's World Chess Championship match between defending champion Tan Zhongyi and challenger Ju Wenjun took place 3rd to 20th May. 10 game match Both were born in 1991 and are close friends. The first half of the match was in the "Intercontinental Hotel Puxi, near the historic centre of Shanghai", May 3rd-10th. Then the match moved to Chongqing finishing on May 20th. Ju Wenjun won the match 5.5-4.5, she led 3.5-1.5 at the half way stage and after losing game 6 won the title by drawing the remaining games.
Russian Team Championships 2018 - Games and Results
Thu May 10 12:06:00 2018
The Russian Team Championship took place in Soochi 1st to 10th May 2018. Leading players: Svidler, Vitiugov, Tomashevsky, Fedoseev, Artemiev, Matlakov, Dubov, Gelfand, Malakhov, Inarkiev, Rodshtein, Kamsky, Najer, Rublevsky, Riazantsev, Motylev, Shirov, Grachev, Khismatullin, Lysyj, Alekseenko, Zvjaginsev, Alekseev, Paravyan, Romanov, Bologan, Popov, Kobalia. Mednyy vsadnik (St Petersburg) won the Premier title and Yugra the women's.