2010

January

Armenia. At the 70th Armenian Championships in Yerevan, A. Grigoryan scored 7.5/9 and became the champion with two points clear ahead of T. Petrosian (5.5/9), Z. Andriasian (5.5/9) and A. Minasian (5.5/9).

Australia. Zhao Zong-Yuan won the Australian Championship in Sydney after finished on 10/11 points.

Belarus. There was a huge surprise at the 76th Belarusian Chess Championship in Minsk. Untitled E. Podolchenko scored 8/11 and became the champion ahead of S. Zhigalko (7.5/11) and A. Fedorov (7/11).

Brazil. At the I Memorial Vanderley Cason Melo in Campinas, A. Fier (BRA) won the event on tie-break edged out F. El Debs (BRA) and E. Matsuura (BRA). They all reached 9/13 points.

Cuba. L. Bruzon Batista won the 46th Cuban Championship in Ciego de Avila in a rapid playoff against J. Nogueiras Santiago after scored 7/9 at the main tournament.

England. The Romanian Grandmaster, A. Istratescu won the Hastings Chess Congress on tie-break edged out R. Edouard (FRA), D. Howell (ENG) and M. Hebden (ENG). They all collected 7/9 points.

Georgia. M. Gagunashvili became the champion at the 69th Championship of Georgia on tie-break from T. Gelashvili. They both scored 9/13.

Germany. At the Dresden Porzellan-Cup, the German Grandmaster, I. Khenkin won the title after finished with 7/9 points.

India. The Iran Grandmaster, E. Ghaem Maghami won the 8th Parsvnath International Open in New Delhi on tie-break edged out D. Kryakvin (RUS) and P. Kotsur (KAZ). They all collected 9/11 points.

Italy. G. Kamsky won the 52nd Reggio Emilia tournament on tie-break from the Hungarian Grandmaster, Z. Almasi. They both scored 6.5/9.

Netherlands. M. Carlsen collected 8.5/13 points and won the Corus tournament in Wijk aan Zee ahead of V. Kramnik (8/13) and A. Shirov (8/13). The Dutch Grandmaster, A. Giri took a clear first at the B tournament (9/13) ahead of the German Grandmaster, A. Naiditsch (8.5/13) and the Chinese Grandmaster, Ni Hua (8/13). Li Chao won the C section with 10/13 points.

Poland. M. Bartel finished on 7/9 and took a clear first at the Polish Championship in Warsaw ahead of R. Wojtaszek (6.5/9).

Sweden. At the XXXIX Rilton Cup in Stockholm, E. Rozentalis (LTU) became the champion on tie-break from R. Wojtaszek (POL), P. Ponkratov (RUS), L. McShane (ENG) and I. Lysyj (RUS).  They all scored 6.5/9.

Turkey. Russia (24 points) won the World Team Championship in Bursa ahead of the United States of America (21.5 points) and India (21 points).

February

England. M. Adams won the 8th Gibtelecom Chess Festival in Caleta after defeated the Spanish Grandmaster, F. Vallejo Pons in a playoff. It was a big tie-break after the 10 rounds at the main tournament among 9 players with 7.5/10 points.

France. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, Y. Zherebukh finished on 7.5/9 and won the 26th Cappelle-la Grande Open with half a point clear ahead of 9 players.

E. Postny (ISR) took a clear first at the 8th Nancy Chess Festival after collected 6/9 points.

India. At the Chennai Open, the Russian Grandmaster, M. Turov scored 9.5/11 and won the tournament with half a point clear.

Romania. C. Lupulescu became the champion at the Romanian Championship in Baile Olanesti on tie-break from V. Nevednichy and R.-A. Dragomirescu. They all finished with 7/9 points.

Russia. K. Chernyshov (RUS) won the Moscow Open on tie-break edged out E. Bareev (RUS), Le Quang Liem (VIE) and E. Inarkiev (RUS). They all collected 7/9 points.

The Vietnamese Grandmaster, Le Quang Liem scored 7/9 and won the 9th Aeroflot Open in Moscow ahead of A. Korobov (6.5/9).

Slovenia. At the 15th HIT Open in Nova Gorica, L. Lenic (SLO) finished on 7/9 and won the event with a point clear.

Spain. V. Topalov scored 6.5/10 and took a clear first at the Linares tournament ahead of A. Grischuk (6/10) and L. Aronian (5.5/10).

March

Brazil. V. Ivanchuk won the XI International Chess tournament Festival da Uva in Caxias do Sul on tie-break edged out S. Mareco (ARG). They both scored 8/9.

Croatia. The Russian Grandmaster, I. Nepomniachtchi took a clear first at the European Individual Championships in Rikeja after finished with 9/11 points. The Georgian Grandmaster, B. Jobava reached the second place (8.5/11) and A. Timofeev (RUS) took the third place (8.5/11). P. Cramling (SWE) won the Women’s Section with 9/11 points.

France. At the Cannes Festival of Games,the Franch Grandmaster, T. Gharamian won the tournament on tie-break from V. Malakhatko (BEL) and D. Sengupta (IND). They all collected 7/9 points.

Hungary. A. Beliavsky (SLO) took a clear first at the Gotth’ Art Cup in Szentgotthard after finished on 6.5/9 points. L. Portisch (HUN) reached the second place (6/9) and R. Rapport (HUN) took the third place (6/9).

Iceland. At the Reykjavík Open, I. Sokolov (BIH) won the title on tie-break from Y. Kozubov (UKR), A. Gupta (IND) and H. Stefansson (ISL). They all collected 7/9 points.

April

Australia. At the Doeberl Cup in Canberra, the Chinese Grandmaster, Li Chao won the title after finished on 7.5/9 points.

Bulgaria. B. Chatalbashev scored 10.5/13 and became the champion at the 74th Bulgarian Championships in Kyustendil with one point clear ahead of K. Georgiev (9.5/13).

France. The French Grandmaster, T. Gharamian won the 1st LUCOPEN in Lille on tie-break from J-M. Degraeve (FRA) and A. Barsov (UZB). They all collected 7/9 points.

Malaysia. Hou Yifan (CHN) scored 7.5/9 and won the 3rd Kuala Lumpur Open with half a point clear ahead of Nguyen Anh Dung (VIE) and M. Mchedlishvili (GEO),

Mexico. The American Grandmaster, A. Onischuk won the LVI Abierto Mexicano Monterrey after finished with 7.5/9 points.

Philippines. Ni Hua (CHN) scored 7/9 and took a clear first at the 9th Asian Continental in Olongapo City ahead of Wesley So (PHI), A. Gupta (IND), Jianchao Zhou (CHN) and Le Quang Liem (VIE). They all finished on 6.5/9 points,

Spain. At the La Laguna Open, K. Miton (POL) won the event on tie-break from L. Bruzon Batista (CUB), B. Kurajica (BIH), Y. Gonzalez Vidal (CUB), E. Gleizerov (RUS) and B. Herberla (POL). They all collected 7/9 points.

UAE. The Venezuelan Grandmaster, E. Iturrizaga won the 12th Dubai Open on a big tie-break (8 players scored 7/9).

Uzbekistan. M. Turov (RUS) won the 4th G.Agzamov Memorial International Chess Open in Tashkent on tie-break edged out S. Zhigalko (BLR), R. Jumabayev (KAZ) and V. Golod (ISR). They all scored 7/9.

May

Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Chinese Grandmaster, Wang Hao took a clear first at the 40th Bosna International in Sarajevo after he scored 23 points (the players got 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw). Z. Efimenko (UKR) reached the second place (22 points) and V. Bologan (MDA) took the third place (22 points).

Bulgaria. V. Anand defended his title against V. Topalov at the World Chess Championship in Sofia, after he won for 6.5-5.5.

Canada. The Israeli Grandmaster, V. Mikhalevski finished on 7/9 and won the Calgary International Chess Classic.

Czech Republic. At the Czech Championship in Ostrava, D. Navara scored 8.5/9 and became the champion.

Netherlands. D. Reinderman (NED) dominated and won the 27th BSG Pinkstertournament in Bussum after finished on 6.5/7 points.

The French Grandmaster, T. Gharamian won the Limburg Open in Maastricht on tie-break edged out E. Miroshnichenko (UKR). They both reached 6/7 points.

Paraguay. At the 3rd Copa Roggio in Asuncion, E. Rozentalis (LTU) scored 7/9 and took a clear first.

Poland. The Polish Grandmaster, B. Macieja won the 2nd Grandmaster tournament at the European Chess Festival on tie-break edged out B. Grachev (RUS) and M. Bartel (POL). They all collected 5.5/9 points.

Serbia. N. Sedlak won the Serbian Championships in Kragujevac on tie-break edged out B. Bogosavljevic. They both finished with 9.5/13 points.

Spain. At the 12th Salou Open, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, S. Fedorchuk won the event on tie-break edged out V. Iotov (BUL) and O. Almeida Quintana (CUB). They all scored 7/9.

Sweden. The Dutch Grandmaster, A. Giri took a clear first at the 18th Annual Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament after finished on 4.5/5 points.

Russia. T. Kosintseva (RUS) dominated and won the 3rd Women’s Chess Grand Prix in Nalchik with one and a half points clear (9/11) ahead of Hou Yifan (7.5/11).

At the FIDE Grand Prix in Astrakhan, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, P. Eljanov finished on 8/13 and won the title with a clear point ahead of R. Ponomariov (UKR), D. Jakovenko (RUS), S. Mamedyarov (AZE), E. Alekseev (RUS) and T. Radjabov (AZE).

I. Khairullin scored 7/11 and won the 83rd St Petersburg Championship with half a point clear ahead of M. Matlakov (6.5/11).

USA. G. Kamsky became the champion at the US Championships in Saint Louis after reached a draw against Y. Shulman in a blitz playoff (it was enough for him to win the tournament).

At the Chicago Open, the Dutch Grandmaster, L. van Wely finished with 7.5/9 points and won the event with half a point clear.

June

China. Wang Hao won the Chinese Chess Championships in Xinghua on tie break edged out Bu Xiangzhi and Zhou Jianchao. They all scored 7.5/11.

Bu Xiangzhi won the 1st Danzhou Tournament in Danzhou City on tie-break edged out Li Chao. They both collected 6/9 points.

Cuba. At the 45th Capablanca Memorial in Havana, V. Ivanchuk took a clear first after finished on 7/10 ahead of I. Nepomniachtchi (6/10).

India. The Russian Grandmaster, D. Kokarev collected 9/11 points and won the 3rd Mumbai Open with half a point clear.

Netherlands. At the Dutch Championships in Eindhoven, J. Smeets scored 6.5/9 and took a clear first ahead of A. Giri (6/9) and S. Ernst (5.5/9).

Philippines. Wesley So finished with 8.5/10 and won the Philippines Championships in Tagaytay City.

Romania. M. Carlsen won the 4th Kings tournament in Medias, Romania with two points clear after collected 7.5/10. T. Radjabov reached the second place (5.5/10) and B. Gelfand took the third place (5.5/10).

The Russian Grandmaster, M. Turov won the Eforie International Chess Festival on tie-break from M. Manolache (ROU) and A. Gavrilov (RUS). They all finished with 8.5/11 points.

Russia. At the 11th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament, S. Karjakin and V. Bologan (MDA) scored 7/11 and shared the first place ahead of D. Jakovenko (6.5/11) and N. Vitiugov (6.5/11).

A Rakhmanov won the 14th Voronezh International Chess Festival on tie-break from D. Khismatullin. They both reached 7/9 points.

Spain. The Bulgarian Grandmaster, I. Cheparinov finished on 6/7 and took a clear first at the Ruy Lopez Chess Festival in Villafranca de los Barros ahead of F. Caruana (4.5/7) and V. Malakhov (4.5/7).

July

Armenia. A. Pashikian (ARM) won the Lake Sevan Tournament in Martuni on tie-break from T. Petrosian (ARM). They both collected 6/9 points.

Belgium. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, S. Fedorchuk won the 33rd Taminco Open International Chess Tournament Gent on tie-break from S. Docx (BEL). They scored 8/9.

Canada. At Tte 47th Canadian Open Chess Championship in Toronto, L. McShane (ENG) won the tournament with half a point clear (8/9).

Czech Republic. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, A. Korobov took a clear first at the 21st Czech Open in Pardubice after finished with 8/9 points.

Finland. M. Turov (RUS) won the Heart of Finland Open in Jyvaskyla on tie-break from T. Nyback (FIN) and T. Luukkonen (FIN). They scored 7/9.

France. At the Le Championnat International de Paris, the French Grandmaster, S. Feller finished with 8/9 and became the champion with half a point clear ahead of T. Gharamian (FRA).

Germany. A. Kovalyov (ARG) took a clear first at the 2nd Nettetal-Open after collected 8.5/9 points.

At the Sparkassen Chess-Meeting in Dortmund, R. Ponomariov finished with 6.5/10 and took a clear first ahead of Le Quang Liem (5.5/10). V. Kramnik reached the third place on tie-break edged out S. Mamedyarov (5/10).

Greece. Y. Kryvoruchko (UKR) won the 3rd Paleohora Open on tie-break from A. Zubarev (UKR) and D. Svetushkin (MDA). They all collected 7.5/9 points.

Poland. The Polish Grandmaster, R. Wojtaszek won the Polonia Wroclaw Chess Festival in Wroclaw on tie-break edged out B. Macieja. They both scored 7/9. R. Markus (SRB) reached the third place (6.5/9).

Spain. At the Montcada Open in Montcada i Reixac, the Cuban Grandmaster, L. Bruzon Batista won the title with half a point clear (7/9).

L. Bruzon Batista won the Barbera de Valles Open on tie-break edged out S. Fedorchuk (UKR). They both finished on 7/9 points. The Venezuelan Grandmaster, E. Iturrizaga took the third place with 6.5/9 points.

The Bulgarian Grandmaster, K. Georgiev won the XXX Open Internacional “Villa de Benasque” on tie-break from E. Safarli (AZE). They both collected 8.5/10 points.

Sweden. At the Swedish Championships in Lund E. Berg became the champion on tie-break from J. Hector. They both scored 6.5 /9.

Switzerland. Y. Pelletier became the champion at the Swiss Championships in Lenzerheide (7/9) ahead of J. Gallagher (6.5/9).

The Vietnamese Grandmaster, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son won the Biel Chess Festival on tie-break edged out M. Vachier-Lagrave and F. Caruana. They all finished on 5.5/9 points. A. Riazantsev (RUS) won the Open section on a big tie-break with 8/11 points.

USA. V. Laznicka (CZE) finished on 7.5/9 and won the World Open in King of Prussia, Philadelphia with half a point clear ahead of L. McShane (ENG), P. Harikrishna (IND) and I. Smirin (ISR). They scored 7/9.

August

Austria. M. Ragger became the champion at the Austrian Championships in Vienna after took a clear first with 8/9 ahead of D. Shengelia (7/9) and A. Fauland (7/9).

Denmark. At the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen, P. Eljanov (UKR) collected 8.5/10 and won the event ahead of M. Rodshtein (ISR), K. Landa (RUS) and B. Macieja (POL). They all reached 8/10 points.

England. M. Adams reached 9.5/11 points and took a clear first at the British Championships in Canterbury ahead of N. Pert (8/11).

Mongolia. Hou Yifan took a clear first at the 5th FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Ulaanbaatar after finished with 6.5/11 points.

Norway. At the Arctic Chess Challenge in Tromso, M. Kobalia (RUS) won the title on tie-break edged out M. Leon Hoyos (MEX). They both collected 7.5/9 points.

Spain. The Polish Grandmaster, R. Wojtaszek won the 4th AD San Juan International GM in Pamplona on tie-break from L. Fressinet (FRA). They both scored 6.5/9. The Cuban Grandmaster, L. Bruzon Batista won the Open section on tie-break with 7/9 points.