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January 12 - January 28
De Moriaan Community Centre, Dorpsduinen 4
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
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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
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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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March 31 - April 9
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Grenke Chess Classic is an elite chess tournament held yearly in Germany and is sponsored by GRENKE Leasing. So far, four editions have been organized. This year's edition includes 9 rounds; round 1-3 is held at…

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April 18 - April 28

Shamkir Chess is a chess supertournament played in Shamkir, Azerbaijan in memory of Vugar Gashimov. This year's tournament is composed of 9 rounds as well as an opening and closing ceremony. Magnus will be one…

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May 27 - June 8
Clarion Hotel Energy, Stavanger, Norway
Norway Chess

The annual tournament Altibox Norway Chess has, in only a matter of a few years, grown to be one of the world’s biggest chess tournaments. Altibox Norway Chess has had top-ranked players and prominent guests,…

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July 21 - August 1
The Congress Centre, Biel, Switzerland

The Biel International Chess Festival is a chess tournament annually held in Biel, Switzerland. It consists of two events - the Grandmaster Tournament and the Master Open Tournament (MTO). This year's edition is the 51st!

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August 18 - August 28

The Sinquefield Cup is an elite international event held in St. Louis, USA, and features some of the strongest chess players in the world. The tournament exists of nine rounds - round 1 starts August…

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October 8

The Play Live Challenge is an annual event organized by Play Magnus. Each year the best players in four categories from the Play Magnus app are chosen to play Magnus face to face. The event…

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October 11 - October 19

The 34th European Club Cup tournament will be held from October 11th - 19th, 2018 in Porto Carras, a famous Greek seaside resort in Halkidiki.

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November 9 - November 28
The College in Holborn, London, United Kingdom
By Lennart Ootes

The World Chess Championship 2018, organized by FIDE, is an upcoming chess match between the World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen, and Fabiano Caruana. The tournament lasts 3 weeks, built upon 12 rounds, and will take place in London, England.

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