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November 11, 2016 - November 30, 2016
Fullton Market Building, 11 Fulton Street, Seaport District
New York, NY 10038 United States

Perhaps the most exciting event of the year, the FIDE World Chess Championship will be taking place in New York on November 11-30, 2016. Magnus (25 years old) will be challenging Russian newcomer Sergey Karjakin…

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December 25, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Doha, Qatar

The planned 2016 Qatar Masters Open has been cancelled, but the World Rapid and Blitz Championships will take place in Qatar, with Magnus Carlsen aiming to defend his title in rapid chess (over 15 rounds).

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June 17, 2017
Stavanger, Norway
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Magnus Carlsen

Altibox Norway Chess 2017 will take place in Stavanger, Norway from the 5th to the 17th of June 2017. Reigning champion, Magnus Carlsen, and his contender for the title, Sergey Karjakin, will both participate in…

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June 21, 2017 - June 25, 2017
CANAL FACTORY – Les Studios de Boulogne, Paris, France

The 1st stage of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour features three days of rapid and two days of blitz chess as some of the world's best players compete for a $150,000 prize fund and Grand…

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August 1, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, St Louis, United States

The 2017 Sinquefield Cup is an elite international event, featuring 10 of the strongest chess players in the world. Over the course of nine rounds, these competitors will battle for $300,000 in prize money, points toward…

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September 2, 2017 - September 27, 2017

The Chess World Cup 2017 is a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament, being held in Tbilisi, Georgia from 2 to 27 September 2017.

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November 29, 2017 - December 11, 2017
Olympia Conference Center, London, United Kingdom

The London Chess Classic is the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour. Apart from the Sinquefield Cup, the London Classic is the only other classical event in the GCT and also carries a $300,000…

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December 26, 2017 - December 30, 2017

The 2017 King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 26th - 30th December 2017.

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January 12 - January 28
De Moriaan Community Centre, Dorpsduinen 4
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands

The Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee is one of the most prestigious events in the international chess calendar. The "Wimbledon of Chess" attracts the very best chess grandmasters in the world, along…

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February 8 - February 13
Henie-Onstad Art Center, Sonja Henies vei 31
Høvikodden, 1311 Norway

Fischer Random Chess, also called Chess960, is a variant of chess invented by former world chess champion Bobby Fischer. It uses the same board and pieces as standard chess, but the starting position of the…

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