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The Week in Chess

The 6th Sinquefield Cup takes place Saturday 18th to Tuesday 28th August 2018.\r\nPlayers: Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sergey Karjakin , Viswanathan Anand and Wesley So.
The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz takes place 11th to 16th August 2018. Grischuk, Caruana, Nakamura, Aronian, MVL, Mamedyarov, Karjakin, Anand, So, Dominguez. Mamedyarov and Nakamura shared first in the rapid with 6/9. MVL scored a crushing victory in the blitz making 13.5/18 a whole 3 points clear of Nakamura. The over all winner was Nakamura with a joint first place in the Rapid and 2nd in the blitz.
The 25th Abu Dhabi Masters took place Mon 6th Aug to Thu 16th Aug 2018.\r\nDaniil Dubov took first place on tie-break from Anton Korobov after both\r\nscored 7.5/9.
The 105th British Chess Championships took place in Hull 28th July to 5th August 2018. Adams, Howell, Jones, Hawkins, Pert, Fodor etc\r\nMichael Adams and Luke McShane tied for first place on 7/9. In a rapid tie-break Adams took the lead but allowed an equalising shot. In the blitz Adams made no mistake winning 2-0.
9th Hainan Danzhou GM took place 27th July to 3rd August 2018. Yangyi Yu won with 4.5/7 half a point clear of Le Quang Liem.
The 51st Biel Chess Festival took place Sun 22nd July (Round 1) to Wed 1st Aug 2018. World Champion Magnus Carlsen heads a strong field of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, David Navara and Nico Georgiadis. 6 players 10 rounds. Shakhriyar Mamedayarov took clear first place defeating World Champion Magnus Carlsen in round 9 to clinch it. Carlsen won his first couple of rounds but then had to wait until the final round for his third win against Georgiadis ...
The 29th Czech Open took place 12th to 29th July 2018.\r\nSergei Movsesian won the Open A with 7.5/9.
The Xtracon open took place in Helsingor 21st to 29th July 2018 with Vitiugov, Andreikin, Saric, Grandelius, Jobava, Shirov, Hammer, Tari etc.\r\nJon Ludvig Hammer took first place on tie-break from Dmitry Andreikin after both scored 8.5/10.
The Speed Chess Championship takes place July 24th to October 18th 2018. 16 players in a knockout online blitz tournament. 90 minutes of 5/1 blitz, 60 minutes of 3/1 blitz, and 30 minutes of 1/1 bullet chess. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Wei Yi, Anish Giri, Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Hou Yifan, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Vidit Gujrath were all invited. There was an invitational qualifier on June 26th-27th where Leinier ...
The 46th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting took place 12th to 22nd July 2018. Kramnik, Giri, Nepomniachtchi, Wojtaszek, Duda, Nisipeanu, Kovalev and Meier were in the main GM tournament. Ian Nepomniachtchi took clear first with 5/7 half a point clear of Giri, Kovalev and Duda. Tigran Nalbandian edged out Daniel Hausrath on tie-break after both scored 7.5/9 in the open. Vitaliy Garbuz won the Helmut-Kohls-Turnier.