2011

January

Azerbaijan. N. Mamedov took a clear first at the Azerbaijan Championships in Baku after scored 8/11.
Belarus. At the Belarus Championships in Minsk, A. Zhigalko became the champion on tie-break from S. Zhigalko. They both collected 9.5/12 points. A. Fedorov took the third place with 8.5/12 points.
Brazil. R. Leitao (BRA) took a clear first at the Antonio Rocha Memorial in Campinas after finished on 10/13 points ahead of G. Vescovi (BRA) who collected 9.5/13 points.
Croatia. A. Brkic won the Croatian Championship in Marija Bistrica with a clear half (8.5/11) ahead of I. Saric (8/11). M. Palac took the third place with 6.5/11 points.
England. The Indian Grandmaster, D. Sengupta won the Hastings Congress 2010-11 on tie-break from A. Das (IND). They both scored 7/9. R. Edouard (FRA) reached the third place on tie-break with 6.5/9 points.
Germany. At the XIV Guben Open, the Russian Grandmaster, V. Zakhartsov won the title with half a point clear after collected 7.5/9 points.
India. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, A. Areshchenko won the 9th Delhi Parsvnath International Open on tie-break from P. Negi (IND), Y. Kuzubov (UKR), M. Ragger (AUT) and Ni Hua (CHI). They all scored 9/11.
Italy. V. Gashimov (AZE) became the champion at the 53rd Reggio Emilia tournament on tie-break edged out the Spanish Grandmaster, F. Vallejo Pons. They finished on 6/9 points. S. Movsesian (SVK) reached the third place on tie-break from D. Navara (CZE) and V. Ivanchuk (UKR). They all collected 5/9 points.
Netherlands. H. Nakamura took a clear first at the 73rd Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee tournament with a clear half (9/13) ahead of V. Anand (8.5/13). M. Carlsen reached the third place on tie-break edged out L. Aronian. They both scored 8/13. The English Grandmaster, L. J. McShane won the B-Group on tie-break from D. Navara (CZE). They both finished on 8.5/13 points. D. Vocaturo (ITA) won the C-Group with 9/13 points.
Paraguay. The Colombian Grandmaster, N. Delgado Ramirez won the La Pergola Jardin in Asuncion on tie-break edged out G. Della Morte (ARG). They both scored 6.5/9.
Spain. At the XXII Roquetas Open in Villa De Roquetas, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, S. Fedorchuk finished with 7.5/9 points and  won the event.
Sweden. The Russian Grandmaster, S. Volkov took a clear first at the Rilton Cup 2010-11 after scored 8/9. A. Shimanov (RUS) got the second place (7.5/9) and A. Naiditsch (GER) reached the third place on tie-break (6.5/9).
Switzerland. At the Basel Hilton Open, 12 players finished on 5/7 points. Y. Pelletier (SUI) won the tournament, S. Ovsejevitsch (UKR) took the second place and E. Bacrot (FRA) got the third place.
USA. The Dutch Grandmaster, L. van Wely collected 8/10 points and took a clear first at the Berkeley International 2011.
Vietnam. Yu Yangyi won the 1st HDBank Cup in Ho Chi Minh City on tie-break from Wen Yang. They both scored 7/9.

February

England. V. Ivanchuk scored 9/10 and took a clear first at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival in Caleta. N. Short reached the second place with 8.5/10 and the Estonian Grandmaster, K. Kulaots got the third place on tie-break edged out M. Roiz (ISR). They both finished on 7.5/10 points.
France. At the 10th Rochefort Open, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, Y. Solodovnichenko scored 7.5/9 and won the event ahead of the Georgian Grandmaster, D. Arutinian (6.5/9).
Iran. The Belarusian Grandmaster, A. Fedorov won the 9th Khazar Cup in Rasht on tie-break from G. Quparadze (GEO). They both collected 7/9 points.
Italy. At the 1st Cento Open, A. Dreev won the tournament on tie-break edged out A. David (LUX) and R. Salvador (PHI). They all scored 7/9.
Poland. M. Bartel took a clear first at the Polish Championships in Warsaw after finished on 7/9 points. P.Jaracz reached the second place on tie-break from R. Wojtaszek. They both collected 6/9 points.
Romania. C. Lupulescu won the Romanian Championships on tie-break edged out L-C. Miron, M-E. Parligras, M. Manolache and D. Baratosi. They all finished on 8.5/11 points.
Russia. There was a big surprise at the Moscow Open: Untitled Russian player, V. Belous became the champion after scored 8/9. 8 players collected 7.5/9 points; Zhou Weiqi (CHN) reached the second place and Yu Yangyi (CHN) took the third place. B. Grachev (RUS) took a clear first at the Young Masters section after collected 7.5/11 points. A. Kosteniuk (RUS) won the Young Masters Girls event with 7/9 and I. Popov (RUS) won the Moscow Open C event with 7/9 points.
The Vietnamese Grandmaster, Le Quang Liem won the 10th Aeroflot Open in Moscow on tie-break edged out N. Vitiugov (RUS) and E. Tomashevsky (RUS). They all finished with 6.5/9 points.

March

China. At the Chinese WTeam Selection Tournament in Beijing, Yu Yangyi won the event on tie-break from Li Chao B and Zhou Weiqi. They all finished on 9/14 points.
Dominican Republic. L. Dominguez Perez (CUB) took a clear first at the Zonal 2.3 for the Caribbean in Santiago de los Caballeros (11/13) ahead of the other Cuban Grandmaster, L. Bruzon Batista (10.5/13).
France. The Polish Grandmaster, G. Gajewski took a clear first at the 27th Cappelle-la-Grande Open after scored 7.5/9. E. Sharapov (UKR) reached the second place on tie-break edged out A. Ipatov (ESP) and Y. Vovk (UKR). They all collected 7/9 points.
Germany. A. Graf won the 18th VfB Open in Leipzig after scored 7.5/9.
Iran. At the 19th Fajr Open in Mashhad, 8 players scored 8.5/11 points. the Dutch Grandmaster, S. Tiviakov won the tournament ahead of E. Gleizerov (RUS) and D. Benidze (GEO).
Island. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, Y. Kuzubov won the MP Reykjavik Open on tie-break edged out I. Sokolov (NED), V. Baklan (UKR), K. Miton (POL), J. L. Hammer (NOR) and I. Nyzhnyk (UKR). They all finished with 7/9 points.
Qatar. The Indian Grandmaster, H. Koneru won the 6th FIDE Women Grand Prix on tie-break from E. Danielian (ARM). They both finished on 8/11 points.
Russia. At the Russian Junior Championships in St Petersburg, M. Matlakov won the title on tie-break edged out A. Shimanov. They both collected 7/10 points.
Serbia. I. Ivanisevic became the champion at the Serbian Championships in Kragujevac on tie-break from B. Damljanovic. They both scored 10.5/13.
Uzbekistan. The Armenian Grandmaster, T. L. Petrosian won the 5th George Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent on tie-break from A. Filippov (UZB) and M. Dzhumaev (UZB). They all finished with 7/9 points.

April

Brazil. At the Joao Braga Open in Sao Paolo, R. Leitao (BRA) scored 7.5/9 and won the event with half a point clear.
Bulgaria. J. Radulski took a clear first at the Bulgarian Championships in Bankya after collected 9.5/13.
China. Liren Ding dominated and took a clear first at the Chinese Championships in Xinghua Jiangsu after finished with 9/11 points.
At the 1st Chinese Women Masters in Jiangsu Wuxi, Hou Yifan became the champion after collected 7/9 points.
France. V. Potkin (RUS) won the 12th European Individual in Aix-les-Bains on tie-break from R. Wojtaszek (POL), J. Polgar (HUN) and A. Moiseenko (UKR). They all scored 8.5/11.
The Romanian Grandmaster, A. Istratescu won the 10th Malakoff Open on tie-break with 6 players. E. Sveshnikov (LAT) reached the second place and A. David (LUX) took the third place. They all finished on 7/9 points.
Germany. A. Naiditsch (GER) dominated and took a clear first at the 15th Neckar Open in Deizisau after scored 8.5/9.
The German Grandmaster, D. Fridman collected 6/7 points and won the Oberhausen Easter Open.
Macedonia. At the Karposh Open in Skopje, R. Markus (SRB) won the title on tie-break with 6 players. B. Damljanovic (SRB) took the second place and P. Drenchev (BUL) reached the third place. They all collected 6.5/9 points.
Mexico. L. Bruzon Batista (CUB) won the Americas Continental Championships in Toluca on tie-break from M. Bluvshtein (CAN), G. Vescovi (BRA) and Y. Quesada Perez (CUB). They all finished with 7.5/9 points.
Norway. At the Norsk Sjakkfestival in Fagernes, the Dutch Grandmaster, S. Tiviakov won the tournament with a clear half (7/9).
Spain. J. Granda Zuniga (PER) won the 4th Memorial Pedro Lezcano Montalvo tournament in Las Palmas after scored 7.5/9.
Thailand. The German Grandmaster, J. Gustafsson won the 11th BCC Thailand Open in Pattaya on tie-break edged out N. Short (ENG) and F. Vallejo Pons (ESP). They all finished on 7.5/9 points.
UAE. A. Gupta (IND) won the 13th Dubai Open after scored 7.5/9.

May

Angola. N. Short (ENG) dominated and took a clear first at the CUCA Open in Luanda after collected 8/9 points.
Azerbaijan. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, A. Korobov won the Nakhchivan Open with half a point clear after finished on 7/9 points ahead of Z. Almasi (HUN), F. Vallejo Pons (ESP) I. Sokolov (NED) and A. Ipatov (ESP). They all scored 6.5/9.
Bosnia and Herzegovina. B. Jobava (GEO) took a clear first at the 41st Bosna Open in Sarajevo after finished  with 21/27 points (the players got 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw).
China. At the 2nd Danzhou tournament, Yu Yangyi dominated and took a clear first (7/9) ahead of Bu Xiangzi (5.5/9) and Wang Yue (5.5/9).
Cuba. V. Ivanchuk won the 46th Capablanca Memorial in Havana on tie-break from Le Quang Liem. They both scored 6.5/10. D. Andreikin took the third place with 5.5/10.
Czech Republic. J. Stocek finished on 6/9 points and became the champion at the Czech Championships in Pardubice.
France. At the 2nd Lille Open, the French Grandmaster, T. Gharamian won the event on tie-break edged out O. Korneev (RUS), Y. Gozzoli (FRA) and N. Maiorov (BLR). They all collected 7/9 points.
Y. Solodovnichenko (UKR) dominated, and took a clear first at the 29th Metz Open after finished with 7.5/9 points. A. Gupta (IND) reached the second place on tie-break edged out V. Eingorn (UKR). They both collected 6/9 points.
Hungary. At the XXX Zalakaros Chess Festival, the Hungarian Grandmaster, V. Erdos won the tournament after finished on 7/9 points.
Iran. The Indian Grandmaster, P. Harikrishna won the 10th Asian Individual Championships in Mashhad on tie-break edged out Yu Yangyi (CHN) and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (VIE). They all scored 6.5/9.
Poland. At the 3rd Lublin Union Memorial, the Spanish Grandmaster, A. Shirov won the title after finished with 5/7 points ahead of B. Grachev (RUS) and S. Zhigalko (BLR). They both collected 4.5/7 points.
Russia. B. Gelfand won the FIDE World Chess Championship Candidates in Kazan after won the final match against A. Grischuk. With this winning, he has the right to play against V. Anand for the World Champion title.
At the 84th Championship of Saint Petersburg, V. Yemelin finished on 8/11 points and took a clear first ahead of A. Shimanov (7.5/11).
Spain. F. Vallejo Pons (ESP)took a clear first at the I Bahia Feliz tournament after scored 6/9 ahead of the Ukrainian Grandmaster, I. Nyzhnyk (5.5/9).
USA. At the 20th Annual Chicago Open, T. Gareyev (UZB) collected 7.5/9 points and won the event.
The Turkish Grandmaster, S. Atalik shared the first place with A. Yermolinsky (USA) at the 30th North American Open in Stillwater. They both finished with 10/11 points.

June

France. A. David (LUX) finished on 6/7 and won the 35th Fourmies Open on tie-break edged out E. Janev (BUL).
Hungary. At the 9th Gyorgy Marx Memorial in Paks, the Polish Grandmaster, R. Wojtaszek dominated and won the event after scored 8/10. I. Smirin (ISR) took the second place on tie-break edged out F. Berkes (HUN). They both collected 6.5/10 points.
India. A. Aleksandrov (BLR) scored 9/11 and won the 3rd Orissa Open in Bhubaneswar ahead of T. Petrosian (ARM), P. M. Chandran (IND) and A. Gupta (IND). They all finished on 8.5/11 points.
Mozambique. At the African Individual Championships in Maputo, A. Adly (EGY) dominated and took a clear first after scored 8/9.
Netherlands. The German Grandmaster, I. Khenkin collected won the HSG Open in Hilversum on tie-break from P. Nikolic (BIH), A. Dgebuadze (BEL) and N. Zwirs (NED). They all scored 5/7.
Romania. M. Carlsen won the 5th King’s Tournament in Medias on tie-break from S. Karjakin. They both finished with 6.5/10 points. T. Radjabov took the third place (4.5/10) on tie-break edged out H. Nakamura (4.5/10).
At the 3th Eforia Nord Festival, the Dutch Grandmaster, S. Tiviakov scored 8.5/11 and won the tournament ahead of A. Fedorov (BLR; 8/11).
Russia. D. Kokarev won the 15th Petr Izmailov Memorial in Tomsk on tie-break edged out P. Ponkratov, D. Khismatullin and P. Maletin. They all collected 7/9 points.
At the Higher League of the Russian Chess Championships in Taganrog, A. Morozevich finished on 8/11 points and became the champion. A. Timofeev reached the second place and A. Galkin gained the third place. They both collected 7.5/11 points.
D. Kokarev took a clear first at the 15th Voronezh International Chess Festival after scored 7/9.
Ukrain. R. Ponomariov collected 8.5/11 points and took a clear first at the Ukrainian Championship in Kiev ahead of P. Eljanov (7.5/11).
Uzbekistan. At the Zonal 3.4 in Tashkent, A. Filippov (UZB) dominated and took a clear first after scored 7.5/9.

July

Andorra. The Bulgarian Grandmaster, K. Georhiev finished with 7.5/9 points and won the 24th Andorra Open in Arinsal.
Armenia. At the Lake Sevan tournament in Martuni, The Georgian Grandmaster, B. Jobava won the title on tie-break from H. Melkumyan (ARM). They both scored 5.5/9. Zhou Jianchao (CHN) took the third place with 5/9 points.
Bulgaria. I. Cheparinov (BUL) won the Albena Open on tie-break from A. Kolas (BUL). They both collected 7.5/9 points.
At the 5th Varna Open in Golden Sands, B. Chatalbashev (BUL) won the tournament after scored 7/9.
China. Armenia won the 8th World Team Championship in Ningbo ahead of China and Ukraine.
France. A. Istratescu (FRA)  finished on 7.5/9 and won the 2nd Vaujany Chess Festival.
The Ukrainian Grandmaster, Y. Drozdovskij won the 26th Avoine Open after collected 7.5/9 points.
Germany. At the 39th Dortmund Chess Meeting, V. Kramnik dominated and took a clear first after scored 7/10. Le Quang Liem reached the second place (5.5/10) and R. Ponomariov gained the third place (5/10).
Greece. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, Y. Kryvoruchko won 5he 3rd Rethymno Open on a big tie break with 10 players. P. Prohaszka (HUN) reached the second place and D. Svetushkin (MDA) took the third place. They all collected 7/9 points.
At the 4th Paleohora Open, Y. Kryvoruchko won the title on tie-break from A. David (LUX). They both scored 7.5/9.
India. F. Caruana (ITA) finished with 7/10 and took a clear first at the AAI GM tournament in New Delhi. K. Sasikiran (IND) reached the second place (6/10) and V. Laznicka (CZE) got the third place (5.5/10).
Netherlands. At the Nova College Chess Tournament in Haarlem, M. Sadler (ENG) won the title on tie-break edged out E.Van den Doel (NED). They both finished on 5/6 points.
A. Giri became the champion at the Dutch Championships in Boxtel after collected 7.5/9 points. I. Sokolov took the second place with 5.5/9.
At the 5th Leiden Chess Tournament, S. Tiviakov (NED) won the event after scored 7.5/9. P. Nikolic (BIH) took the second place on tie-break edged out D. Howell (ENG). They both collected 7/9 points.
M. Turov (RUS) won the Dutch Open in Dieren on tie-break from Y. Vovk (UKR) and V. Georgiev (MKD). They all scored 7/9.
Philippines. Wesley So took a clear first at the Philippines Championships in Manila after collected 9/13 points.
Poland. The Polish Grandmaster, B. Macieja finished on 7.5/9 points and took a clear first at the Wroclaw Chess Festival.
T. Markowski (POL) won the Najdorf Memorial in Warsaw on tie-break from D. Swiercz (POL). They both scored 7/9.
Russia. D. Kokarev finished with 7.5/9 and won the III Corporation Cup in Izhevsk ahead of D. Khismatullin (7/9) and I. Kovalenko (7/9).
Slovakia. At the International Championship of Slovakia in Banska Stiavnica, the Russian Grandmaster, E. Gleizerov became the champion on tie-break from T. Petrik (SVK) and J. Markos (SVK). They all collected 7/9 points.
South African Republic. The English Grandmaster, G. Jones won the Commonwealth and South African Open in Ekurhuleni on tie-break from N. Short. They both scored 9.5/11.
Spain.  L. Aroshidze (GEO) finished with 7.5/9 point and won the 34th Barbera del Valles Open ahead of the Bulgairan Grandmaster, K. Georgiev (7/9).
At the 31st Benasque Open, the Armenian Grandmaster, T. Petrosian took a clear first after scored 8.5/10. The Peruvian Grandmaster, J. Granda Zuniga reached the second place on tie-break (8/10) and A. Delchev (BUL) gained the third place (8/10).
Sweden. H. Tikkanen scored 6.5/9 and won the Swedish Championship in Vasteras.
Switzerland. The French Grandmaster, C. Bauer won the 11th Swiss Championships in Leukerbad after collected 7.5/9. A. Sokolov (FRA) took the second place (7/9) and V. Kortschnoj (SUI) reached the third place on tie-break with 7 players (6.5/9).
M. Carlsen finished on 19/30 (the players got 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw) and won the Biel Chess Festival. A Morozevich reached the second place (17/30) and M. Vachier-Lagrave took the third place (12/30). The Chinese Grandmaster, Ni Hua won the Biel MTO Section with 8.5/11 points.
USA. At the 39th World Open in Philadelphia, Gata Kamsky became the champion after he won agains M. Adams in a blitz playoff. They both scored 7/9 at the main tournament.

August

Azerbaijan. S. Zhigalko (BLR) took a clear first at the Baku Open (7/9). D. Andreikin (RUS) reached the second place on tie-break edged out E. Sutovsky (ISR). They both finished with 6.5/9 points.
Denmark. At the Politiken Cup in Helsingor, the Russian Grandmaster, I. Kurnosov won the event after scored 8.5/10.
England. M. Adams won the 98th British Championships in Ponds Forge in Sheffield after won in rapid playoff against N. Short. They finished on 8.5/11 at the main tournament.
France. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, Y. Solodovnichenko won the Creon Open after collected 7.5/9 points.
At the French Chess Championship in Caen, M. Vachier-Lagrave became the champion with half a point clear (7/11) ahead of L. Fressinet (6.5/11), E. Bacrot (6.5/11), A. Istratescu (6.5/11) and S. Feller.
Greece. S. Dragan (SRB) won the 20th Kavala Open on tie-break edged out M. Bartel (POL). They both scored 7/9. D. Mastrovasilis (GER) reached the third place and the title of Open Chess Champion of Greece with 6,5/9.
Latvia. The Luxembourgish Grandmaster, A. David took a clear first at the Riga Technical University Open after collected 7.5/9 points.
Netherlands. At the 15th HZ Open in Vlissingen, the Russian Grandmaster, K. Landa took a clear first (8/9) ahead of E. Postny (ISR), A. Naiditsch (GER) and Y. Seirawan (USA). They finished with 7.5/9 points.
The Dutch Grandmaster, L. van Wely won all his games (9/9) at the 11th Curacao Chess Festival, so he won the tournament, too.
Russia. At the 64th Russian Championship in Moscow, P. Svidler scored 5/6 and took a clear first ahead of A. Morozevich (4.5/6).
The Chinese Grandmaster, Hou Yifan dominated and won the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Rostov-on-Don after collected 8/11 points. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, K. Lahno reached the second place with 7/11 points.
D. Khismatullin won the 100 Years of Mikhail Botvinnik tournament in St Petersburg on a big tie-break (with 7 players). They all scored 7/9.
Serbia. At the 17th Beograd Jezero Open, the Dutch Grandmaster, S. Ernst won the title on tie-break from G. M. Todorovic (SRB). They both finished with 7.5/9 points.
Slovenia. A. Beliavsky won the 19th Milan Vidmar Memorial in Ljubljana, so became the Slovenian Champion after scored 6.5/9 and edged out L. Lenic on tie-break.
Spain. E. Iturrizaga (VEN) won the 5th AD San Juan in Pamplona on tie-break from J. Granda Zuniga (PER), S. Fedorchuk (UKR) and B. Damljanovic (SRB). They all finished on 7/9 points.
At the 21st Pobla De Lillet Open, F. Peralta (ARG) scored 7.5/9 and won the tournament with half a point clear.
The Venezuelan Grandmaster, E. Iturrizaga won the 4th Sabadell Open on tie-break from O. Almeida Quintana (CUB). They both collected  7/9 points.
Sweden. The Swedish Grandmaster, E. Berg took a clear first at the Manhem Chess Week GM tournament in Gothenburg (6.5/9).
USA. M. Adams (ENG) won The 1st Metropolitan International in Los Angeles after finished on 7.5/9 points.

September

Belgium. At the InventiChess tournament in Antwerp, R. Edouard (FRA) won the event (7/9) with half a point clear ahead of the Dutch Grandmaster, J. Timman (6.5/9).
China. Hou Yifan finished with 8/11 points and won the 2nd Women’s Grand Prix of the 2011-12 series in Shenzhen ahead of A. Muzychuk (SLO). She reached 7/11 points.
Croatia. At the 2nd Zlatni Rat Open in Bol, A. Brkić (CRO) won the tournament on tie-break from R. Zelcić (CRO) and R. Markus (SRB). They all scored 7/9.
France. The French Grandmaster, A. Istratescu won the 7th Dieppe Festival on tie-break from F. Guilleux (FRA). They both collected 7/9 points.
India. A. Aleksandrov (BLR) finished on 9.5/11 points and won the Mumbai Mayor’s Cup with half a point clear ahead of the Ukrainian Grandmaster, M. Kravtsiv (9/11).
Italy. At the 1st Alghero Open, B. Avrukh (ISR) won the event on tie-break from M. Ulibin (RUS), D. Vocaturo (ITA) and S. Brunello (ITA). They all scored 6.5/9.
The Hungarian Grandmaster, V. Erdos won the 13th Trieste Open on tie-break from S. Volkov (RUS) and V. Balkan (UKR). They all collected 6.5/9 points.
At the 1st Barclays Roma Festival, Y. Solodovnichenko (UKR) won the title after finished on 7.5/9 points.
S. Volkov (RUS) won the 2nd Livigno Open with half a point clear (7/9).
Switzertland. The French Grandmaster, C. Bauer scored 6/7 and won the Lausanne Open with half a point clear.
Ukrain. At the Yuzhny Open, I. Kovalenko (UKR) won the tournament after finished on 8/9 points.

October

France. At the Corsica Masters Open in Bastia, K. Sasikiran (IND) took a clear first after finished with 7.5/9 ahead of the English Grandmaster, G. Jones (7/9).
E. Romanov collected 7/9 points and took a clear first at the 26th Le Touquet Open.
Germany. The Serbian Grandmaster, I. Ivanisevic scored 6/7 and won the 15th Chemnitzer Turm Open in Chemnitz on tie-break.
A. Graf (GER) finished on 8/9 and won the Lichtenrader Autum in Berlin.
The German Grandmaster, K. Landa dominated and won the 29th Muensterland Open in Senden with one and a halp points clear after scored 8/9 points.
India. At the 49th National Premier Indian Championship in Aurangabad, A. Gupta became the champion with half a point clear after collected 9.5/13 points.
Indonesia. The Chinese Grandmaster, Li Chao b won the Indonesia Open in Jakarta on tie-break edged out the Indian Grandmaster, S. S. Ganguly. They both scored 7/9.
Netherlands. V. Kramnik finished with 4.5/6 points and took a clear first at the 15th Unive Tournament in Hoogeveen with one and a half points clear ahead of the Dutch Grandmaster, A. Giri (3/6). S. Tiviakov (NED) won the Open event on tie-break edged out R. Van Kampen (NED) and S. Ernst (NED). They all scored 7/9.
Norway. Matthew Sadler dominated and took a clear first at the Oslo Chess International after collected 8/9 points.
Russia. At the 12th Karpov International in Poikovsky, E. Bacrot won the event on tie-break edged out S. Karjakin. They both scored 5.5/9. F. Caruana reached the third place (5/9).
A. Morozevich took a clear first at the Governor’s Cup in Saratov, after collected 8.5/11 points. E. Tomashevsky reached the second place with 7/11 and P. Leko took the third place with 6.5/11 points.
Spain. M. Carlsen won the 4th Bilbao / Sao Paulo Final Masters in a blitz playoff against V. Ivanchuk. They finished with 15 points at the main tournament (the players got 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw).
At the Magistral Casino Barcelona tournament, the Spanish Grandmaster, I. Salgado Lopez won the tournament on tie-break from Y. Seirawan (USA). They both scored 5.5/9.
USA. The Vietnamese Grandmaster, Le Quanf Liem won the 5th SPICE Cup in Lubbock with 17/30 points (the players got 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw).
Uzbekistan. R. Kasimdzhanov (UZB) scored 7.5/9 and won the 1st Central Asia Cup in Tashkent.

November

Albania. Hou Yifan defended her title at the Women’s World Chess Championships in Tirana against H. Koneru, after reached a 5.5-2.5 win.
France. Hicham Hamdouchi (MOR) dominated and took a clear first at 6th Trophee International de Lyon after collected 8/9 points.
Germany. A. Graf (GER) won the 15th Bavarian Open in Bad Wiessee on tie-break from P. Negi (IND), R. Kempinski (POL) and S. Zhigalko (BLR). They all finished with 7.5/9 points.
At The 6th Deizisauer Herbstopen, the German Grandmaster, D. Baramidze took a clear first after scored 6.5/7.
Greece. Germany won the Men’s European Team Championships in Porto Carras ahead of Azerbaijan and Hungary. In the Women’s Section, Russia became the champion, Poland reached the second place and Georgia took the third place.
Macedonia. At the 19th Skopje Open, R. Markus (SRB) won the tournament on tie-break edged out V. Georgiev (MKD), G. Todorovic (SRB), Z. Stanojoski (MKD) and F. Pancevski. They all scored 6.5/9.
Panama. The Dutch Grandmaster, S. Tiviakov took a clear first at the Panama Open in Panama City with 7.5/9 points.
Russia. M. Carlsen won the 6th Tal Memorial in Moscow on tie-break edged out L. Aronian. They both scored 5.5/9. S. Karjakin reached the third place on tie-break with 5/9 points.
Uruguay. A. Fier (BRA) won the II Latin American Cup in Montevideo on tie-break from D. Flores (ARG). They both finished on 7.5/9 points.
USA. At the 2nd St Louis Thanksgiving Open, A. Shabalov took a clear first with 5.5/6 points.
The American Grandmaster, V. Akobian won the 47th American Open in Orange after scored 7/8.

December

Argentina. At the 3rd Marcel Duchamp GM tournament in Buenos Aires, the German Grandmaster, G. Meier won the event after scored 6/10.
Brazil. R. Leitao became the champion at the Brazilian Championship in Campinas after finished with 9/11 points (half a point clear ahead of A. Fier).
Colombia. At the II JAVH McGregor Open in Bogota, L. Bruzon Batista (CUB) won the title on tie-break from S. Tiviakov (NED) and B. Macieja (POL). They all scored 8.5/10.
Croatia. The Croatian Grandmaster, H. Stevic took a clear first at the Zadar Open after finished on 7/9 points.
England. V. Kramnik won the 3rd London Chess Classic (16/27; the players got 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw) with one point ahead of H. Nakamura (15/27). M. Carlsen reached the third place with 14/27 points. The Indian Grandmaster, A. Gupta took a clear first at the Open section with 8/9 points.
India. The Indian Grandmaster, A. Gupta won the Vizag GM Open in Visakhapatnam on tie-break from E. Gleizerov (RUS), T. Petrosian (ARM), H. Danielsen (ISL) and B. Lalith (IND). They all scored 8.5/11.
Italy. F. Caruana dominated and won the 71st Italian Championship in Perugia after finished on 10/11 points.
The Georgian Grandmaster, J. Baadur won the 32nd Crespi Memorial in Milan after scored 8.5/9 (2 points clear ahead of the Ukrainian Grandmaster, V. Malaniuk).
Montenegro. I. Ivanisevic took a clear first at the 3rd Balkan Individual Chanmpionships in Podgorica after collected 6.5/9 points.
Spain. At the XVII Navalmoral Open, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, S. Fedorchuk took a clear first with 7.5/9 points.
The Russian Grandmaster, O. Korneev won the V Stadium Casablanca Open in Zaragoza on tie-break from K. Georgiev (BUL). They scored 7.5/9.
Switzerland. I. Kurnosov (RUS) won the 35th Zurich Christmas Open on tie-break from B. Grachev (RUS). They finished with 5.5/7 points.
Turkey. Georgia won the FIDE Women’s World Team Championship in Mardin ahead of China and Russia.
USA. At the UTD Grandmaster Invitational in Richardson, the American Grandmaster, A. Onischuk took a clear first after scored 7/9.
The Spanish Grandmaster, F. Vallejo Pons won the North American Open in Las Vegas after finished on 6/7 points.