Last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2018 8:10 am
Aeroflot Open 2018 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue Feb 20 12:08:00 2018)
The Aeroflot Open takes place in Moscow 20th-28th February 2018. Leading players: Fedoseev, Vidit, Andreikin, Mamedov, Matlakov, Artemiev, Inarkiev, Najer, Kamsky, Sargissian, Sasikiran, Korobov, Piorun, Sjugirov etc Read more ....
Aeroflot Open B 2018 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1))
Aeroflot Open Blitz (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:3m+2spm)
PRO Chess League 2018 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Feb 15 13:56:00 2018)
The PRO Chess League is a rapid chess tournament taking place on the chess.com website 18th January to 8th April 2018. 32 city based teams from throughout the world start in four groups. Play day is generally Wednesday. The first round was changed to fit in with Wijk aan Zee. There are four players per team and they play each member of the opposition once for a total of four games. The final four play in a decider on the weekend of 7th-8th April. Time control 15 minutes plus 2 seconds a move. Leading players: Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, etc.
Live video commentary on the chess.com website.Read more ....
Fischer Random 2018 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Wed Feb 14 10:49:00 2018)
Fischer Random 2018. Photo © | http://www.frchess.com/
The Fischer Random chess match between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura took place in Baerum, Norway 9th to 13th February 2018. This is a variant of chess where one of 960 starting positions is used rather than the standard one. Castling Kingside and Queenside is always possible but can lead to some very large leaps by the king. Four pairs of rapid games from the same starting position were played for four days, then on the final day there were four pairs of blitz games.
Magnus Carlsen won the match 14-10 with a 9-7 win in the rapid (double points over the blitz) and 5-3 win in the blitz. But for an extraordinary lapse at the end of the final game of the rapid where he had a draw by asking the margin would have been bigger. Carlsen hadn't got really good results in the few games in this format he'd played before but he was really impressive here, Read more ....
Bundesliga 2017-18 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sat Feb 3 22:20:00 2018)
The German Bundesliga takes place 21st October to 1st May 2018. Baden-Baden are defending champions and top seeds. Read more ....
Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Feb 1 12:04:00 2018)
Gibraltar Chess Promotion projected onto their Moorish Castle. Photo © | http://www.gibchess.com
The Tradewise Gibraltar Masters took place 23rd January to 1st February 2018. Leading players: Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, David Navara, Pentala Harikrishna, Le Quang Liem, Nikita Vitiugov, Vassily Ivanchuk, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Wang Hao, Michael Adams, Richard Rapport, Ivan Cheparinov, Boris Gelfand, Daniil Dubov, David Howell, Nigel Short, Alexander Motylev, Emil Sutovsky, David Anton Guijarro etc.
There was a seven way tie on 7.5/10. The top four on tie-break went into a playoff for the title. Levon Aronian won the event. Aronian beat Richard Rapport in the semi-finals and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the final. MVL defeated defending champion Nakamura in the semi-final. Read more ....
Mark Crowther (Mon Nov 6 18:39:00 2017)
Mark Crowther of TWIC at home on 6th November. Photo © | theweekinchess.com/
The 1200th edition of TWIC has been published on 6th November, this seems a surprisingly big number, even to me. It is five years since I moved to supporting the web site with advertising and donations and I'm still going. At the time of that change I was concerned I wouldn't even make it to 1000 issues but it was donations for this landmark and the 20th Anniversary that allowed me to keep going. It hasn't been easy and raising money to pay for my work and time has been the hardest part. If you do use TWIC a lot and find it useful please consider giving a donation. If this is over £30 then you are entitled to a TWIC compilation file in ChessBase format, although I can convert this to PGN on request.
I have offered my personal game file of all the TWIC issues in ChessBase format to those who donate over £30 for some time (and can convert this file to PGN for those who want it in this format). There are over 2.1 million games at the moment in there and this has gone down pretty well.
Below are various Paypal links for donation. I have also compiled a full, up to date, listing of all TWIC issues with links to all the texts, later game files and the numbers of games and stories in each issue.
Mark Crowther 6th November 2017.Read more ....
|Live Games now here|
|Aeroflot Open A 2018||Moscow||RUS||12:00||2|
|Other events today|
|5th Karun Cup 2018||Ahvaz||IRI||06:00||5|
|Graz Open A 2018||Graz||AUT||09:00||6|
|ch-AZE w 2018||Baku||AZE||10:30||4|
|Aeroflot Open B 2018||Moscow||RUS||12:00||2|
|3rd Sat Djenovici Feb GM||Djenovici||MNE||13:30||5|
|3rd Sat Djenovici Feb IM||Djenovici||MNE||13:30||5|
|5th Karun Cup 2018||Ahvaz||IRI||13:30||6|
|17th Rochefort Open 2018||Rochefort||FRA||13:30||7|
|Pierre & Vacances Open||Cannes||FRA||14:00||4|
|Graz Match 2018||Graz||AUT||16:00||5|
|Graz Open A 2018||Graz||AUT||16:00||7|
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Hou Yifan vs Karpov Rapid Match 2018 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Tue Feb 6 10:28:00 2018)
Montebelluna International Chess Festival 2018 Games and Results
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80th Tata Steel Masters 2018 Games and Results
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47th Rilton Cup 2017-18 Games and Results
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Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2017 Games and Results
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Wei Yi - David Navara Match 2017-18 Games and Results
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Groningen Chess Festival 2017 Games and Results
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World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2017 Games and Results
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Nutcracker Match of the Generations 2017 Games and Results
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