2012

January

Armenia. T. L. Petrosian scored 7/11 and won the 72nd Armenian Championships in Yerevan with a clear half point.
Belarus. At the 78th Championship of Belorus in Minsk, S. Zhigalko won the title after collected 8/11 points.
Croatia. M. Palac won the Croatian Championships in Opatija with 7.5/11 points ahead of A. Brkic, I. Saric and D. Kuljasevic. They scored 6.5/11.
Czech Republic. At the 11th Prague Open, N. Mamedov (AZE) won the tournament on tie-break edged out A. Fier (BRA). They both finished on 7.5/9 points.
England. Wang Yue scored 7.5/9 and won the Hastings Congress 2011-12 with a clear half point ahead of A. Istratescu (FRA), B. Lalith (IND) and S. M. Shyam (IND). They collected 7/9 points.
Germany. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, A. Sumets took a clear first at the 15th Guben New Year Open after scored 7.5/9.
Italy. At the 54th Reggio Emilia super-tournament, A. Giri took a clear first with 16 points (the players got 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw). A. Morozevich reached the second place on tie-break edged out H. Nakamura and F. Caruana. They finished on 15 points.
Netherlands. L. Aronian became the champion at the 74th Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee with a clear point after finished on 9/13. M. Carlsen got the second place on tie-break edged out T. Radjabov and F. Caruana.They all collected 8/13 points. The Indian Grandmaster, P. Harikrishna won the B-Group with 9/13 points and M. Turov won the C-Group with 10.5/13 points.
Sweden. The Russian Grandmaster, A. Shimanov took a clear first at the 41st Rilton Cup 2011-12 in Stockholm after scored 7.5/9. C. Slavko (SWE) reached the second place on tie-break, edged out D. Solak (TUR), S. Ivanov (RUS) and B. Socko (POL). They all finished on 6.5/9 points.
Switzerland. At the 14th Schachfestival Basel,  B. Grachev (RUS) scored 5.5/7 and won the event with half a point clear.

February

Bulgaria. I. Cheparinov (BUL) won the 34th Georgi Tringov Memorial in Plovdiv on tie-break, edged out D. Benidze (GEO), K. Georgiev (BUL) and B. Tadic (SRB). They all scored 7.5/9.
England. The English Grandmaster, N. Short won the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival in Caleta in a playoff against Hou Xifan. They both finished on 8/10 at the main tournament.
France. E. Romanov took a clear first at the Pierre et Vacances Cannes Open after scored 7/9. E. Bacrot reached the second place on a big-tie break with 6.5/9 points.
Iran. The Armenian Grandmaster, A. Pashikian scored 9/11 and won the 2nd Ferdowsi Open in Mashad with half a point clear. S. Tiviakov (NED) reached the second place on tie-break with 8.5/11 points.
Ireland. At  the Bunratty Masters, M. Adams won the event in a playoff against N. Short. M. Adamst, N. Short and G. Jones gained 5/6 points at the main tournament.
Poland. M. Bartel became the champion at the Polish Championships in Warsaw in a playoff against B. Macieja. They both  finished on 7/9 at the main tournament.
Russia. I. Lysyj (RUS) scored 7.5/9 and took a clear first at the Moscow Open ahead of E. Inarkiev (RUS), D. Kokarev (RUS) and U. Eliseev (RUS). They collected 7/9 points.
At the 11th Aeroflot Open in Moscow, the Polish Grandmaster, M. Bartel won the title on tie-break from A. Korobov (UKR) and P. Eljanov (UKR). They all gained 6.5/9 points.
Turkey. At the Turkish Championships in Kemer, D. Solak scored 8.5/10 and became the champion.

March

Brazil. At the Uva Open in Caxias do Sul, M. Gilberto (BRA) scored 8.5/9 and won the title ahead of J. Polgar (HUN), G. P. Vescovi (BRA) and D. Flores (ARG). They finished on 7.5/9 points.
Bulgaria. The Russian Grandmaster, D. Jakovenko won the 13th European Individual Championship in Plovdiv with a clear half point (8.5/11). L. Fressinet (FRA) took the second place on a huge tie-break with 8/11 points (13 players reached 8 points). V. Malakhov gained the third place.
Croatia. Z. Kozul (CRO) won the Zagreb Open with half a point clear after scored 7/9 points.
France. The Indian Grandmaster, P. Harikrishna took the first place at the 28th Cappelle-la-Grande Open on tie-break edged out P. Negi (IND), T. Sanikidze (GEO), T. Gharamian (FRA) and M. Kravtsiv (UKR). They all collected 7/9 points.
Germany. D. Fridman scored 7.5/9 and won the 83rd German Championship in Osterburg with a clear half point ahead of I. Khenkin (7/9).
Iceland. At the Reykjavik Chess Festival 2012, F. Caruana took a clear first after finished on 7.5/9 points. I. Sokolov (NED) reached the second place on a big tie-break edged out D. Navara (CZE), G. Jones (ENG), B. Avrukh (ISR), Hou Yifan (CHN), S. Maze (FRA) and H. Danielsen (ISL). They all gained 7/9 points.
Russia. I. Popov won the Moscow Championships with 8/9 points (with one clear point ahead of D. Dubov).
Uzbekistan. At the 6th Georgy Agzamov tournament in Tashkent, the Russian Grandmaster, M. Turov finished on 7/9 and won the title on tie-break edged out M. Mchedlishvili (GEO) and A. Filippov (UZB).
Vietnam. The Chinese Grandmaster, Ni Hua finished with 8/9 points and won the 2nd HD Bank Cup in Ho Chi Minh City with a clear half point ahead of Le Quang Liem (VIE). Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (VIE) reached the third place on tie-break with 6.5/9 points.

April

Angola. V. Bologan (MDA) won the Cuca International Open in Luanda in Angola with a clear half (8/9) ahead of the Dutch Grandmaster, S. Tiviakov (7.5/9).
Bulgaria. At the Bulgarian Championships in Panagyurishte, I. Cheparinov dominated and became the champion after scored 10/11.
Canada. Hikaru Nakamura won all of his matches and took a clear first at the Grand Pacific Open in Victoria BC with 6/6 points.
China. Ding Liren won the Chinese Championships in Xinghua Jiangsu with 8/11 points ahead of Yu Yangyi (7/11) and Ni Hua (6.5/11).
France. At the 1st Open Internazionale d’Ajacciu in Ajaccio, H. Hamdouchi scored 8.5/9 and took a clear first.
Germany. M. Turov finished on 6/7 points and took a clear first at the 18th Schloss Open in Werther.
At the 16th Neckar Open in Deizisau, the French Grandmaster, A. Istratescu won the event on tie-break from K. Shanava (GEO). They both finished on 7.5/9 points. E. Bacrot (FRA) reached the third place on a big tie-break (7/9).
Macedonia. The Bulgarian Grandmaster, K. Georgiev scored 7.5/9 and won the Karpos Open with a clear half ahead of F. Berkes (HUN), B. Chatalbashev (BUL) and D. Solak (TUR). They finished on 7/9 points.
Spain. Y. Bacallao Alonso (CUB) won the 39th La Roda open on tie-break from S. A. Fedorchuk (UKR) and J. Granda Zuniga (PER). They all collected 7.5/9 points.
Switzerland. The French Grandmaster, H. Hamdouchi took a clear first at the VI Lugano New Open with 5.5/6 points.
Thailand. At the 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open, the English Grandmaster, N. Short dominated and won the tournament with a clear point (8/9).
UAE. Ni Hua (CHN)  won the 14th Dubai Open on tie-break from B. Jobava (GEO), M. Mchedlishvili (GEO), N. Miezis (LAT) and C. Sandipan (IND). They all finished with 7/9 points.

May

Argentina. At the Magistral Ciudad de Buenos Aires tournament, the Latvian Grandmaster, A. Shirov won the title after scored 5.5/7.
Azerbaijan. V. Iordachescu (MDA) won the Nakhchivan Open on tie-break edged out S. Zhigalko (BLR) and E. Safarli (AZE). They finished on 6.5/9 points.
Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the 42nd Open Bosna in Sarajevo, the Hungarian Grandmaster, V. Erdos won the title on tie-break edged out M. Antipov (RUS) and E. Postny (ISR). They all finished on 6.5/9 points.
Bulgaria. The Armenian Grandmaster, V. Akopian won the Albena Masters on tie-break from I. Cheparinov (BUL), T. L Petrosian (ARM), T. Nabaty (ISR) and K. H Grigoryan (ARM). They all collected 7/9 points.
Canada. A. Kovalyov (ARG) won the Calgary International on tie-break edged out D. Gurevich (USA). They both scored 6.5/9.
China. China won the Men and the Women Section at the Asian Nations Chess Cup.
Cuba. V. Ivanchuk took a clear first at the 47th Capablanca Memorial Havana with 6.5/10. I. Nepomniachtchi took the second place on tie-break with L. Dominguez Perez. They both scored 5,5/10.
Czech Republic. D. Navara won the Czech Championship in Kouty nad Desnou on tie-break edged out A. Kislinsky.  They both finished on 7/9 points.
Georgia. At the 71st Georgian Championship in Tbilisi, B. Jobava became the champion after dominated and scored 10/11.
Italy. I. Khenkin (GER) won the Salento Open in Gallipoli on tie-break from R. Mogranzini (ITA). They finished on 7/9 points.
Russia. The Russian Grandmaster, A. Shimanov won the 85th St Petersburg Championship on tie-break edged out D. Yevseev and V. Popov. They all collected 7.5/11 points.
At the World Chess Championship in Moscow, V. Anand won against B. Gelfand. After the 12 games it was a tie (6-6) but Anand won the match in the rapid playoff.
Serbia. At the Serbian Championships in Vrnjacka Banja, I. Ivanisevic scored 10/13 and became the champion with one and a half points clear.
Sweden. F. Caruana scored 5.5/7 and took a clear first at the 20th Sigeman and Co tournament in Malmo ahead of P. Leko (5/7), N. Grandelius (4/7) and A. Giri (4/7).
The Sweden Grandmaster, E. Berg won the Deltalift Open in Tylosand after finished with 7/8 points.
USA. At the US Chess Championships in Saint Louis, H. Nakamura finished on 8.5/11 and became the champion. G. Kamsky reached the second place with 7.5/11 points and A. Onischuk got the third place (6.5/11).
G. Sargissian won the 21st Annual Chicago Open with a clear half (7/9).
Vietnam. The Indian Grandmaster, P. Negi won the Asian Continental Championships in Ho Chi Minh City on tie-break edged out Yu Yangyi. They both finished on 7/9 points.

June

China. Bu Xiangzhi won the 3rd Danzhou GM tournament on tie-break edged out Ni Hua. They both collected 6/9 points.
Croatia. At the Mitropa Cup in Sibenik, Hungary won the Men Section and Germany won the Women Section.
England. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, A. Sumets won the e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress on tie-break from Y. Vovk (UKR). They finished on 7.5/9 points.
India. At the 5th Mayors Cup in Mumbai, A. Aleksandrov (BLR) collected 9.5/11 points and won the tournament.
Italy. The Spanish Grandmaster, I. Salgado Lopez won the 3rd Forni di Sopra Open on tie-break from P. Tregubov (RUS). They both scored 7/9.
Russia. M. Carlsen scored 5.5/9 and took a clear first at the 7th Mikhail Tal Memorial in Moscow ahead of F. Caruana (5/9) and T. Radjabov (5/9).
At the ch-RUS Higher League in Tyumen, D. Andreikin won the event on tie-break edged out D. Dubov and N. Vitiugov. They all finished with 7.5/11 points.
USA. A. Lenderman (USA) took a clear first at the National Open in Las Vegas (5.5/6).

July

Andorra. The Norwegian Grandmaster, J. L. Hammer won the 30th Andorra Open in Andorra la Vella on tie-break edged out K. Geogiev (BUL), M. Illescas Cordoba (ESP) and J. L. Arizmendi Martinez (ESP). They all collected 7/9 points.
Armenia. At the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Jermuk, Hou Yifan finished on 7/11 and took a clear first.
Bulgaria. I. Cheparinov (BUL) dominated and won the 6th Varna Open after scored 8/9.
Canada. The English Grandmaster, N. Short won the 7th Edmonton International ahead of V. Mikhalevski (ISR) and A. Kovalyov (ARG).
At the Quebec Open, Wesley So (PHI) took a clear first after collected 7.5/9 points. L. Bruzon Batista (CUB) reached the second place (7/9) and A. Sumets (UKR) got the third place (6.5/9).
France. S. Fedorchuk (UKR) finished on 7.5/9 points and won the 87th Paris Championship.
Germany. At the Sparkassen Chess-Meeting in Dortmund, F. Caruana became the champion on tie-break edged out S. Karjakin. They both gained 6/9 points. R. Ponomariov reached the third place on tie-break (5.5/9).
Greece. The Armenian Grandmaster, G. Sargissian scored 7.5/9 and took a clear first at the 4th Rethymno Open.
At the 4th Artemis Cup in Leros, the Greek Grandmaster, D. Mastrovasilis took a clear first after finished on 7/9 points.
Italy. K. Georgiev (BUL) won the 11th Bergamo Open after collected 5/6 points.
The Spanish Grandmaster, F. Vallejo Pons won all his games and took a clear first at the 12th Condino Open after he finished on 7/7 points.
Kazakhstan. At the World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Astana, S. Karjakin won the Rapid section and A. Grischuk won the Blitz Section.
Netherlands. E. L’Ami (NED) won the 11th ROC Nova College in Haarlem on tie-break edged out S. Haslinger (ENG) and R. Van Kampen (NED). They all collected 5/6 points.
At the 6th Leiden Chess Tournament, the English Grandmaster, D. Howell won the title after finished with 7.5/9 points. P. Negi (IND) reached the second place with 7/9 points.
A. Giri took a clear first at the ch-NED in Amsterdam after scored 6/7. E. L’Ami got the second place (5/7) on tie-break edged out I. Sokolov.
Romania. The Dutch Grandmaster, S. Tiviakov took a clear first at the 4th Eforie Nord Festival after scored 9/11 ahead of V. Iordachescu (MDA), who finished on 8.5/11.
Switzerland. At the ch-SUI Hauptturnier in Flims, the French Grandmaster C. Bauer finished on 7.5/9 and won the event.
USA. I. Sokolov (NED) and A. Shabalov (USA) shared the first place at the 40th Annual World Open in Philadelphia after both scored 7/9.
At the 9th Annual Philadelphia International, the Indian Grandmaster, A. Gupta finished on 7.5/9 and took a clear first.

August

Austria. At the Husek Vienna Open, the Austrian Grandmaster, M. Ragger won the event on tie-break edged out T. Banusz (HUN) and C. Horvath (HUN). They all finished on 6/7 points.
Denmark. The Bulgarian Grandmaster, I. Cheparinov won the Politiken Cup in Helsingor on tie-break from I. Sokolov (NED) and J. Hector (SWE). They all collected 8/10 points.
England. G. Jones won the 99th British Chess Championships in North Shields in a rapid playoff against S. Gordon after finished with 9/11 points at the main tournament.
France. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, A. Sumets took a clear first at the Wasselonne Open after scored 6.5/7 points.
Greece. At the 21st Kavala Open, the Indian Grandmaster, A. Gupta dominated and took a clear first after collected 7.5/9 points.
A. Ipatov (TUR) won the World Junior Championships in Athens on tie-break edged out R. Rapport (HUN). They both reached 10/13 points.
Netherlands. The Dutch Grandmaster, J. Smeets scored 7/9 and won the Dutch Open in Dieren.
Portugal. The Chinese Grandmaster, Bu Xiangzhi won the 12th World University Chess Championship in Guimaraes after he finished with 8/9 points.
Russia. At the 65th Russian Chess Championships in Moscow, D. Andreikin became the champion in a rapid playoff. At the main tournament there was a big tie break: S. Karjakin, P. Svidler, D. Andreikin, D. Jakovenko, E. Alekseev and V. Potkin finished on 5/9 points.
The Russian Grandmaster, D. Bocharov won the 16th Petr Izmailov Memorial in Tomsk on tie-break from E. Pakhomov (RUS), A. Timofeev (RUS) and R. Jumabayev (KAZ). They all collected 7/9 points.
Spain. At the 14th Sants Open in Barcelona, the Polish Grandmaster, G. Gajewski won the title in a blitz playoff after a tie-break at the main tournament (8/10), edged out A. Rakhamanov (RUS), E. Cordova (PER), K. Spraggett (CAN) and S. Shankland (USA).
Switzerland. Wang Hao won the Biel Chess Festival with 19 points ahead of M. Carlsen (18 points). The players got 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. The Russian Grandmaster, I. Kurnosov won the 45th Biel Masters on tie-break edged out S. Movsesian (ARM) and R. Edouard (FRA). They all finished on 8/11 points.
Ukraine. A. Korobov collected 8/11 points and won the Ukrainian Championship in Kiev ahead of A. Areschenko and A. Volokitin. They both finished with 7/11 points.
USA. At the Washington International, G. Kamsky took a clear first after scored 7/9.

September

Azerbaijan. At the Baku Open, S. Zhigalko (BLR) won the event with a clear half (7/9) ahead of R. Mamedov (AZE).
Bulgaria. I. Cheparinov (BUL) won the Black Sea Countries final tournament in Burgas (7/10) ahead of V. Malakhov (RUS) and L-D. Nisipeanu (ROU). They both finished with 6/10 points.
France. At the 8th Dieppe Festival, A. Istratescu (FRA) scored 7.5/9 and won the tournament.
Italy. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, V. Baklan won the 14th Trieste Chess Festival on tie-break from I. Smirin (ISR) and M. Bosiocic (CRO). They all collected 6.5/9 points.
Malaysia. At the KL Open in Kuala Lumpur, the Dutch Grandmaster, S. Tiviakov won the title on tie-break from O. Barbosa (PHI). They both finished with 7/9 points.
Netherlands. Y. Zherebukh took a clear first at the BDO Chess Tournament in Haarlem after scored 7/9 points.
Russia. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, A. Areschenko won the Botvinnik Memorial in St Petersburg on a huge tie-break (8 players finished on 7/9 points).
D. Bocharov won the Russian Cup in Vladivostok on tie-break from D. Kokarev and E. Inarkiev. They all collected 7/9 points.
Switzerland. At the 13th Lausanne Young Masters Open, T. Gharamian (FRA) won the event on tie-break edged out M. Ulibin (RUS) and K. Rusev (BUL). They all scored 5.5/7.
Turkey. Armenia won the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul ahead of Russia and Ukraine. Russia won the Women’s Event ahead of China and Ukraine.
The Indian Grandmaster, H. Koneru took a clear first (8.5/11) at the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Ankara ahead of A. Muzychuk (SLO) who scored 8/11 and Zhao Xue (CHN) who finished on 7.5/11 points.
Venezuela. At the 1st Simon Bolivar Open in San Cristobal, A. Beliavsky (SLO) won the title on tie-break from A. Rodriguez Vila (URU). They both reached 8.5/10 points.

October

Argentina. The American Grandmaster, G. Kaidanov won the 7th American Continental Championship in Mar del Plata, a rapid playoff against J. Granda Zuniga (PER), A. Shabalov (USA), E. Hansen (CAN), D. Flores (ARG). They all finished on 8.5/11 points.
England. At the FIDE Grand Prix in London, S. Mamedyarov, V. Topalov and B. Gelfand finished on 7/11 and shared the first place.
Indonesia. The Chinese Grandmaster, Yu Yangyi won the 2nd Indonesia Open in Jakarta on tie-break from Li Chao B. They both finished with 7.5/9 points.
Netherlands. H. Nakamura took a clear first at the 16th Unive Chess Festival in Hoogeveen (4.5/6) ahead of A. Giri (3/6), S. Tiviakov (2.5/6) and Hou Yifan (2/6). The Dutch Grandmaster, E. L’Ami won the Open Section on tie-break edged out F. Nijboer (NED). They both collected 7/9 points.
Russia. D. Jakovenko scored 6/9 points and won the 13th Karpov tournament in Poikovsky ahead of R. Ponomariov (5.5/9).
Spain. At the 5th Final Masters in Sao Paulo/Bilbao, M. Carlsen became the champion in a blitz playoff against F. Caruana. They finished on 17 points at the main tournament (they got 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw). L. Aronian reached the third place with 11 points.
S. Sjugirov (RUS) took a clear first at the Magistral Casino Barcelona (7/9) ahead of the Cuban Grandmaster, Y. Quesada Perez (6/9) and the Danish Grandmaster, P. H. Nielsen (5.5/9).
Switzerland. The Serbian Grandmaster, M. Perunovic won the 12th Winterthurer Open on tie-break from M. Ulibin (RUS) and E. Gleizerov (RUS). They all scored  7/9.
USA. At the 6th SPICE Cup GM tournament in Saint Louis, M. Vachier-Lagrave won the tournament with a clear half (6/10). L. Ding reached the second place on tie-break edged out Le Quang Liem. They both finished with 5,5/10 points. R. Robson took a clear first at the Open Section with 7/9 points.

November

Germany. At the 16th Offene Internationale Bayerische Schach Meisterschaft in Bad Wiessee, the Romanian Grandmaster, L-D. Nisipeanu won the event on a big tie-break (6 players scored 7.5/9 points). I. Khenkin (GER) reached the second place and I. Nyzhnyk (UKR) got the third place.
Hungary. F. Berkes became the champion at the 62nd Hungarian Championships in Heviz with half a point clear (7/9) ahead of T. Banusz (6.5/9).
Italy. A. David dominated and became the champion at the 72nd Italian Championship in Torino (8.5/11). G. Caprio gained the second place on tie-break edged out D. Dvirnyy. They both collected 7/11 points.
Mexico. The Polish Grandmaster, B. Macieja won the 2nd UNAM Open 2012 in Mexico City with a point clear (8.5/9) ahead of V. Dobrov (RUS) who finished on 7.5/9 points.
Romania. At the 6th Kings Tournament in Bucharest, V. Ivanchuk won the title in a rapid playoff against V. Topalov. They both scored 3.5/6 at the main tournament.
Russia. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, A. Areshchenko won the Chigorin Memorial tournament in St Petersburg on tie-break from B. Socko (POL). They both finished on 7.5/9 points.
Slovenia. The Polish Grandmaster, D. Swiercz became the champion at the World Youth Championship in Maribor after collected 9/11 points.
UAE. S. S. Ganguly (IND) won the Fujairah International Chess Championship in Fujairah City on tie-break from A. Moiseenko (UKR) and S. Chanda (IND). They all reached 6.5/9 points.
Venezuela. At the 5th Douglas Martinez Masters in Guarenas, the Russian Grandmaster, A. Rakhmanov won the tournament with a clear half (7/9) ahead of E. Iturrizaga (VEN) and V. Papin (RUS). They both scored 6.5/9.

December

Colombia. The Cuban Grandmaster, L. Bruzon Batista took a clear first at the III ITT JAHV McGREGOR in Bogota after finished on 8/9 points.
Croatia. At the Zadar Open, B. Predojevic (BIH) won the event on tie-break from H. Stevic (CRO). They both collected 6.5/9 points.
England. M. Carlsen won the 4th London Chess Classic with 18 points (the players got 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw). V. Kramnik reached the second place with 16 points and H. Nakamura got the third place with 13 points. The Armenian Grandmaster, H. Melkumyan won the 4th London CC Open on tie-break edged out R. Van Kampen (NED). They both scored 7.5/9 points.
India. The Dutch Grandmaster, S. Tiviakov won the Commonwealth Championships in Chennai on tie-break edged out B. M. R. Lalith (IND). They both finished on 9.5/11 points.
A. Korobov (UKR) took a clear first at the AICF-AAI Cup in New Delhi after scored 6.5/10. E. Alekseev (RUS) reached the second place (5.5/10) and K. Sasikiran (IND) got the third place (5/10).
Netherlands. The Armenian Grandmaster, Z. Andriasian won the traditional Groningen Chess Festival on tie-break edged out A. Kovchan (UKR) and S. Ernst (NED). They all collected 7/9 points.
Poland. At the 12th MetLife Amplico European Blitz and Rapid Championship in Warsaw, Vachier-Lagrave took a clear first at the Blitz section, A. Dreev won the Rapid section on tie-break from M. Vachier-Lagrave, A. Shirov and S. Rublevsky (9.5/11).
Russia. The Russian Grandmaster, P. Tregubov took a clear first at the Doroshkevich Memorial in Sochi after scored 7/9.
Spain. F. Peralta (ARG) won the XVIII Navalmoral Open on tie-break from C. Matamoros Franco (ECU) and V. Epishin (RUS). They all collected 7/9 points.
Switzerland. At the 29th Geneva Open, E. Bacrot (FRA) won the tournament on tie-break from V. Malakhatko (BEL). They both finished with 5.5/7 points.
L. Vajda (ROU) collected 6/7 and took a clear first at the 36th Zurich Christmas Open.
UAE. The French Grandmaster, E. Romain won the Al Ain Classic 2012 in Al-Ain on tie-break edged out M. Vachier-Lagrave. They both scored 7/9.
USA. At the 43rd Annual National Chess Congress in Philadelphia, A. Lenderman (USA) won the event on tie-break from S. Erenburg (USA). They both finished on 5/6 points.
The American Grandmaster, T. Gareev took a clear first at the 22nd North American Open after scored 8/9.
Uzbekistan. S. Karjakin won the 2nd FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent on tie-break edged out Wang Hao and A. Morozevich. They all collected 6.5/11 points.