The Week in Chess
Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 2019 - Games and Results
Thu May 16 14:55:00 2019
The Moscow FIDE Grand Prix is the first of the new format of events for the World Chess Championship cycle 2019-20. It's pretty much the World Cup KO formula with 16 players and takes place 17th to 29th May 2019. Players: Mamedyarov, Giri, Wesly So, Aronian, Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, Nepomniachtchi, Svidler, Radjabov, Jakovenko, Wojtaszek, Wei Yi, Duda, Vitiugov and Dubov. Play starts 3pm local time 1pm BST.
54th Capablanca Memorial 2019 - Games and Results
Tue May 14 10:46:00 2019
The 54th Capablanca Memorial took place Fri 3rd May to Mon 13th May 2019. B Adhiban, Vasil Ivanchuk, David Anton, Sam Sevian, Yuri Gonzalez Vidal and Carlos Albornoz Cabrera played in the 6 player 10 round Elite group. Vassily Ivanchuk won the event for the 8th time (including one shared). Ivanchuk was in the joint lead with David Anton going into the final round after being beaten by Sam Sevian in round 9. Ivanchuk beat Baskaran Adhiban where as Anton failed to convert a large advantage against Albornoz Cabrera.
IMSA World Masters 2019 - Games and Results
Tue May 14 07:55:00 2019
The IMSA World Masters took place in China on the 14th-19th May 2019. Rapid and Blitz with Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, Andreikin, Korobov, Dominguez, Rapport, Bu Xiangzhi, Gelfand, Fedoseev, Le Quang Liem, Leko, Ponomariov, Mamedov, Vidit, Cheparinov and Gawain Jones. Anton Korobov won the rapid event and came second in the blitz behind Bu Xiangzhi, similarly Alexandra Kosteniuk won the rapid and came second in the blitz behind Lei Tingjie.
Cote d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz 2019 - Games and Results
Mon May 13 16:17:00 2019
The Cote d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz took place Wed 8th May to Sun 12th May 2019 in Abidjan. This is the first event of the Grand Chess Tour 2019. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Sergey Karjakin, Veselin Topalov, Ding Liren, Wei Yi and Bassem Amin. Magnus Carlsen won with the combined score of 26.5 points, a record for this format of event. Final combined scores: 1st Carlsen 26.5/36, 2nd Nakamura 23, 2nd MVL 23, 4th Wesley So 19.5, 5th Ding Liren 18.5, 6th Wei Yi 16.5, 7th Nepomniachtchi 15.5, 7th Karjakin 15.5, 9th Topalov 11.5, 10th Amin Bassem 10.5.
25th Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2019 - Games and Results
Thu May 9 10:51:00 2019
The 25th Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament took place Fri 3rd May to Thu 9th May 2019 in Malmo, Sweden. Harikrishna, Gawain Jones, Ivan Saric, Nils Grandelius, Parham Maghsoodloo, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Nihal Sarin and Tiger Hillarp Persson play in this 8 players 7 round event. Gawain Jones took clear first place with 5/7, he held second placed Pentala Harikrishna to a draw in the final round.