2014

January

Armenia. T. Kotanjian won the 74th Armenian Championships on tie-break, edged out R. Hovhannisyan. They geained 6.5/9 points. A. Pashikian reached the third place with 5.5/9.
Belarus. At the 80th ch-BLR in Minsk, K. Stupak scored 9/13 and won the tournament with a clear half ahead of A. Aleksandrov. S. Zhigalko reached the third place with 8/13.
Costa Rica. L. Bruzon Batista (CUB) won the 5th Alajuela Open on tie-break ahead of A. Ramirez (USA), R. Kaufman (USA), S. Ernst (NED) and J. Baules (PAN). They all gained 7/9 points.
England. The Georgian Grandmaster, M. Mchedlishvili scored 6.5/9 and won the 89th Hastings Chess Congress on tie-break, edged out I. Khenkin (GER), Qun Ma (CHN), M. Hebden (ENG), J. Vakhidov (UZB), J. Sarkar (USA) and J. Radovanovic (SRB).
Estonia. A. Danin (RUS) scored 7/9 and won the Paul Keres Memorial in Tallinn with a clear half poins.
Germany. Li Chao won all of his games and so the 17th Guben New Year Open with 9/9 points.
At the 16th NordWest-Cup in Bad Zwischenahn, Chao Li won the title on tie-break from K. S. Mekhitarian, V. Ikonnikov, V. Epishin and A. Dgebuadze. They all reached 6/7 points.
India. A. Gupta won the 12th Delhi Open with a clear half point, scoring 8/10.
Netherlands. L. Aronian dominated and won the 76th Tata Steel Tournament in Wijk aan Zee after scoring 8/11. A. Giri got the second place with 6.5/11 and S. Karjakin reached the third place with 6.5/11. I. Saric (CRO) won the Challengers and quilified for the Main Group next year.
Russia. D. Khismatullin won the QCC Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial in Taganrog with a clear point, after scoring 7.5/9.
Sweden. At the Rilton Cup in Stockholm, L. Hammer (NOR) scored 7.5/9 and won the event with a clear half ahead of S. Volkov (7/9). N. Grandelius (SWE) reached the third place with 6.5/9.
Switzerland. R. Wojtaszek dominated and won the Basel Schachfestival with a clear point  (6.5/7).
USA. A. Kovalyov (CAN) won the Bay Area International in Santa Clara California on-tie break, edged out Wei Yi (CHN), S. Shankland (USA), B. Macieja (POL), D. Naroditsky (USA) and D. Yang (USA). They all gained 6.5/9 points.
A. Kovalyov dominated won the 12th Annual Foxwoods Open in Ledyard with a clear one and a half points (8/9).

February

Austria. H. Melkumyan (ARM) dominated and won the Casino Graz Open with a clear point (7.5/9). M. Ragger (AUT) reached the second place (6.5/9) and A. Rajpara (IND) gained the third place (6.5/9).
Belarus. At the David Bronstein Memorial in Minsk, the Georgian Grandmaster, B. Jobava won the title on tie-break from S. A Fedorchuk (UKR) and M. Oleksienko (UKR). They all reached 7/9 points.
Croatia. I. Saric won the Croatian Championship in Porec with 7/9 ahead of R. Zelcic (6.5/9) and M. Bosiocic (6/9).
Cuba. I. R. Ortiz Suarez won the Cuban Chess Championship in Santa Clara with a clear half, after scoring 8/12.
England. V. Ivanchuk won the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival Masters in Caleta on tie-break with I. Cheparinov and N. Vitiugov. They all scored 8/10.
Netherlands. At the 74th Noteboom Tournament in Leiden, P. Nikolic (BIH) scored 5.5/6 and won the tournament with a clear half point ahead of I. Rausis (CZE) and V. Ikonnikov (RUS).
Russia. A. Moiseenko (UKR) won the Moscow Open A Tournament on tie-break, edged out M. Matlakov (RUS), M. Bartel (POL) and M. Krasenkow (POL). They all gained 7/9 points.
Switzerland. M. Carlsen won the Zurich Chess Challenge after scored 4/5 at the Classical Session ahead of F. Caruana and L. Aronian.
At the 13th Burgdorfer Stadthaus-Open in Burgdorf, A. Istratescu won all of his matches and so the title with 5/5 points.

March

Armenia. The Russian Grandmaster, A. Motylev dominated and won the 15th European Individual Championship in Yerevan with a clear point (9/11). D. Anton Guijarro (ESP) reached the second place (8/11) and V. Fedoseev (RUS) got the third place (8/11).
China. At the Chinese Championships in Xinghua, Yu Yangyi won the title on tie-break from Ding Liren. They gained 7/11 points. Ma Qun reached the third place with 6.5/11.
France. A. Bachman (PAR) won the Cappelle-la-Grande Open on tie- break from S. Azarov (BLR). They gained 7.5/9 points. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, A. Vovk reached the third place with 7/9 points.
In Nancy, at the 12th Meurthe et Moselle Festival, I. Bukavshin (RUS) won the GM section on tie-break, edged out A. Istratescu (FRA). They both scored 7/9.
Germany. V. Baklan (UKR) won the 5th Pfalz Open in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse on tie-break from S. Bogner (SUI). They both gained 6/9 points.
Iceland. At the Reykjavik Open, Li Chao (CHN) scored 8.5/10 and won the tournament with a clear half point ahead of R. Van Kampen (NED), E. Hansen (CAN), E. Rozentalis (LTU) and H. Olafsson (ISL).
Ireland. G. Jones scored 5.5/6 and won the Cork Congress with a clear half point.
Russia. V. Anand won the FIDE Candidates Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk with a clear point (8,5/14) ahead of S. Karjakin (7,5/14).
At the 12th Championsnhip of Volga in Togliatti, the Russian Grandmaster, D. Kokarev won the event with 7.5/9 points.
USA. The Polish Grandmaster, B. Macieja won the UT Dallas Spring FIDE Open on tie-break, ahed of V. Akobian (USA). They reached 7/9 points. I. Nyzhnyk (UKR) got the third place with 5.5/9 points.
In Sturbridge, at the 23rd Eastern Class Championship, G. Kamsky scored 4.5/5 and won the event.
Vietnam. Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son won the 4th HD Bank Cup in Ho Chi Minh City on tie-break from Zhang Zhong and Le Quang Liem. They all gained 7/9 points.

April

Australia. At the O2C Doeberl Cup in Canberra, the Romanian Grandmaster, L-D. Nisipeanu won the title on tie-break from L.Vajda (ROU). They gained 7.5/9 points.
Azerbaijan. M. Carlsen won the Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir with 6.5/10 points ahead of F. Caruana (5.5/10) and H. Nakamura (5/10). P. Eljanov (UKR) won the Vugar Gashimov Mem B section with 6/9 points.
Croatia. Russia won the European Senior Team Championship in Sibenik.
France. The French Grandmaster, C. Bauer won the 3rd Martinique Open in Schoelcher on tie-break ahead of M. Cornette (FRA), V. Talla (CZE) and I. Rausis (CZE). They all reached 7/9.
Germany. At the 18th Neckar Open in Deizisau, V. Laznicka (CZE) dominated, scored 8/9 and won the tournament with a clear half point ahead of K. Piorun (POL) and A. Vovk (UKR).
Macedonia. The Bugarian Grandmaster, K. Georgiev won the Karpos Open with 7.5/9 points. I. Sajgado Lopez (ESP) reached the second place (7/9) and E. Iturrizaga Bonelli (VEN) got the third place (7/9).
Malaysia. S. Tiviakov won the DYTM Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Kuala Lumpur International Open Chess Championship with 7/9 points.
Mexico. In Villahermosa, at the 3rd Jugando en Concreto Open, L. Bruzon Batista (CUB) won the event on tie-break from C. A. Hevia Alejano (CUB), Y. Gonzalez Vidal (CUB), D. Otero Acosta (CUB), B. Macieja (POL) and E. Cordova (PER). They all reached 7/9 points.
Norway. At the Fagernes Chess International, E. Postny (ISR) scored 7.5/9 points and  won the title with a clear half point ahead of S. Shankland (USA).
Poland. R. Wojtaszek won the Polish Championships in Warsaw on tie-break from G. Gajewski. They both gained 7/9 points.
Russia. Hou Yifan scored 8.5/11 and won the Khanty-Mansiysk Women’s Grand Prix with a clear one and a half points.
I. Bukavshin won the Russian Junior Championship in Loo on tie-break from G. Oparin. They both scored 6.5/9.
Serbia. A. Indjic scored 7.5/11 and won the Serbian Championship in Subotica with a clear half point ahead of M. Perunovic (7/11).
Thailand. The Spanish Grandmaster, F. Vallejo Pons won the Bangkok Chess Open on tie-break from O. Barbosa (PHI). They both reached 7.5/9 points. J. Gustafsson got the third place with (7/9).
UAE. At the 16th Dubai Open, the French Grandmaster, R. Edouard dominated and won the title with 8/9 points. E. Iturrizaga Bonelli (VEN) gained the second place (7/9) and Y. Kuzubov (UKR) reached the third place (7/9).
The Chinese Grandmaster, Yu Yangyi won the 13th Asian Continental with 7/9 points. B. Adhiban (IND) gained the second place (6.5/9) and Ni Hua (CHN) reached the third place (6.5/9).
USA. The American Grandmaster, G. Kamsky scored 7.5/9 and won the 8th Philadelphia Open with a clear half point.

May

Azerbaijan. The Russian Grandmaster, B. Savchenko won the Nakhchivan Open on tie-break ahead of E. Safarli (AZE), A. Shimanov (RUS) and R, Mamedov (AZE). They all gained 6.5/9 points.
Bulgaria. K. Georgiev scored 7/9 and won the 78th Bulgarian Championships with a clear half point ahead of I. Cheparinov (6.5/9).
Cuba. At the 49th Capablanca Memorial in Havana, W. So (PHI) won the event with a clear point (6.5/10) ahead of L. Bruzon Batista (CUB).
Czech Republic. D. Navara dominated and won the Czech Championship with clear one and a half points (8/9).
France. At the 1st Porticcio Open in Grosseto-Prugna, the French Grandmaster, L. Fressinet won the tournament on tie-break from R. Edouard (FRA), V. Malaniuk (UKR), D. Stets (UKR) and R. Kurayan (UKR). They all reached 6/7 points.
Germany. E. Romanov won the 8th Wunsiedel Open on a big tie-break with 5.5/7 points.
Hungary. The Latvian Grandmaster, I. Kovalenko won the 33rd Zalakaros Open after scoring 7/9.
Italy. At the 20th Cutro Open, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, A. Vovk won the title, after scoring 6.5/9 points. V. Burmakin (RUS) reached the second place (6/9) and S. Maze (FRA) gained the third place (6/9).
D. Blagojevic won the 3rd Salento Open with a clear half point (7/9). A. Vovk reached the second plaxe with 6.5/9.
Latvia. I. Kovalenko won the Latvian Championship with 7/9 points.
Romania. A. Bachmann (PAR) scored 8/9 and won the Iasi Open with a clear half point ahead of I. Lysyj (RUS) and M-E. Parligras (ROU).
Russia. At the 15th Karpov GM tournament in Poikovsky, A. Morozevich scored 6/9 and became the champion. D. Jakovenko reached the second place with 5.5/9 and A. Shirov got the third place with 5/9.
Spain. At. the III Llucmajor Open, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, S. A Fedorchuk won the event on tie-break from A. Delchev (BUL). They gained 7.5/9 points.
Sweden. T. Hillarp Persson (SWE) won the Deltalift Open in Halmstad on tie-break from E. Berg (SWE). They both gained 7/9 points.
USA. G. Kamsky won the US Chess Championships in Saint Louis on tie-break, edged out A. Lenderman and V. Akobian after all scored 7/11. I. Krush won the women’s section on tie-break with 6.5/9.
At the 23rd Chicago Open, The Armenian Grandmaster, G. Sargissian won the title on tie-break, edged out P. Kannappan (IND). They both scored 7/9.

June

Armenia. K. H. Grigoryan scored 7.5/9 and won the 7th Karen Asrian Memorial in Jermuk ahead of A. Pashikian (7/9).
Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Russian Grandmaster, A. Rakhmanov won the 44th Bosna Open in Sarajevo with a clear half (7/9).
Bulgaria. I. Cheparinov (BUL) scored 7.5/9 and won the Grand Europe Albena Open.
Canada. At the 9th Edmonton International, V. Ivanchuk won the title, after scored 8/9. W. So reached the second place with 7.5/9 points.
Czech Republic. The Armenian Grandmaster, H. Melkumyan scored 8/9 and won the Teplice Open with a clear half ahead of D. Naroditsky (USA).
Italy. At the 6th Capo d Orso Open in Porto Mannu Palau, Ni Hua scored 8/9 and won the event with one and a half points.
The Bulgarian Grandmaster, A. Delchev won the 5th Forni di Sopra on tie-break from Ni Hua. They both gained 7/9 points.
Latvia. I. Kovalenko dominated and won the Baltic Zonal in Liepaja after scored 8.5/11.
Netherlands. The Dutch Grandmaster, E. L’Ami won the 8th BPB Limburg Open in Maastricht with 6/7 points.
In Rosmalen, at the 3rd HMC Calder Cup, K. Landa (RUS) won the event on a blitz tie-break, edged out D.Fridman (GER). They scored 7/9 at the tournament.
Norway. S. Karjakin scored 6/9 and won the 2nd Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger with a clear half ahead of M. Carlsen (5.5/9). A. Grischuk reached the third place with 5/9 points.
Russia. D. Kokarev scored 7.5/9 and won the 36th Nezhmetdinov Memorial in Kazan with a clear half point ahead of B. Savchenko (7/9).
In Vladivostok, at the Russian Championship, I. Lysyj became the champion on tie-break from V. Zvjaginsev and D. Jakovenko. They gained 6.5/9 points.
The Russian Grandmaster, P. Ponkratov won the 18th Voronezh Chess Festival on tie-break, edged out A. Fedorov (BLR) and A. Khalifman (RUS). They reached 7/9 points.
Turkey. I. Kovalenko scored 7.5/9 and won the 2nd Cesme Open  with a clear point.
UAE. M. Carlsen won the World Rapid Championships in Dubai with 11/15 points. F. Caruana reached the second place (10.5/15) and V. Anand got the third place (10.5/15). M. Carlsen won the World Blitz Championships, too.
USA. G. Kamsky won the Las Vegas International Chess Festival with a clear half, after scored 5/6.
At the 7th New York International, Lazaro Bruzon Batista (CUB) won the tournament on tie-break, edged out Y. Quesada Perez (CUB). They both scored 7/9.

July

Algeria. A. Sumets (UKR) won the 12th Kheireddine Ameyar Memorial on tie-break from V. Malakhatko (BEL). They both reached 7/9 points.
Andorra. J. Granda Zuniga (PER) scored 7.5/9 and won the 32nd Andorra Open in Erts.
Canada. At the 51st Canadian Open 2014 in Montreal, S. Tiviakov (NED) won the tournament on tie-break, edged out R. Van Kampen (NED) and E. Ghaem Maghami (IRI). They all scored 6.5/9.
China. The Chinese Grandmaster, Ding Liren won the 5th Hainan Danzhou GM in Danzhou on tie-break, edged out Bu Xiangzhi. They reached 6.5/9 points. A. Naiditsch got the third place with 5.5/9.
Czech Republic. At the 25th Czech Open A 2014 in Pardubice, L-D. Nisipeanu won the event with 7.5/9 points.
Denmark. The Chinese Grandmaster, Bu Xiangzhi scored 9/10 and won the Politiken Cup in Helsingor with a clear point. J. Gawain (ENG) reached the second place (8/10) and M. Matlakov (RUS) got the third place (8/10).
Estonia. A. Aleksandrov scored 7.5/9 and won the 48th Ilmar Raud Memorial in Viljanditook with a clear point.
France. At the 20th Montpellier Summer Festival, the French Grandmaster, S. Maze scored 7.5/9 and won the title with a clear half ahead of C. Bauer (7/9).
The Ukrainian Grandmaster, S. Fedorchuk won the 89th ch-Paris IdF on tie-break, ahead of T. Gharamian (FRA) and P. Tregubov (RUS). They gained 6.5/9 points.
Georgia. Hou Yifan dominated and won the Lopota Women’s Grand Prix with 9/11 points.
Germany. F. Caruana scored 5.5/7 and won the 42nd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting ahead of P. Leko (4/7) and G. Meier (4/7).
Italy. W. So won the ACP Golden Classic in Bergamo with 4.5/7 points ahead of B. Jobava (3.5/7). I. Ivanisevic won the 13th Bergamo Open with 5.5/6 points.
Netherlands. At the Dutch Chess Championship in Amsterdam, L. van Wely became the champion, after beating S. Tiviakov in blitz. They gained 4.5/7 points at the tournament.
Poland. The Armenian Grandmaster, T. L. Petrosian won the MetLife Warsaw Najdorf Chess Festival on a big tie-break, ahead of V. Durarbayli (AZE), A. Shimanov (RUS), B. Macieja (POL), V. Bernadskiy (UKR), V. Fedoseev (RUS) and M. Krasenkow (POL). They all gained 6.5/9 points.
Russia. S. Sjugirov won the Polugaevsky Memorial in Samara on tie-break from A. Goganov. They reached 7.5/9 points.
In Izhevsk, at the Corporation Cup, D. Khismatullin won the title, after scored 7.5/9.
The Russian Grandmaster, E. Inarkiev won the Primorsky Debut in Vladivostok on tie-break from D. Bocharov (RUS). They gained 7/9 points.
Serbia. At the International Championship Central Serbia in Paracin, the Hungarian Grandmaster, R. Rapport became the champion on tie-break ahead of A. Chandra (USA). They both gained 7.5/9 points.
Spain. The Chinese Grandmaster, Ni Hua won the 22nd Montcada Open in Montcada i Reixac on tie-break from Y. Zherebukh (UKR). They both reached 7/9 points.
In Jaen, at the 2nd Jaen Open, the Bulgarian Grandmaster, A. Delchev scored 8/9 and won the event with a clear half.
At the 34th Benasque Open, the Armenian Grandmaster, H. Melkumyan won the tournament on a big tie-break from J. Cori (PER), M. Illescas Cordoba (ESP), C. Sandipan (IND), M. Mozharov (RUS), G. N. Gopal (ND) and C. Cruz (PER). They all reached 7.5/9 points.
F. Peralta (ARG) won the 37th Barbera Open in Barbera del Valles with 7.5/9 points.
A. Bachmann (PAR) won the 5th ch-Iberoamericano in Linares with 7.5/9.
Switzerland. M. Vachier-Lagrave won the 47th Biel Chess Festival with a clear half after scoring 6/10. R. Wojtaszek reached the second place with 5.5/10.
The Indian Grandmaster, B. Adhiban scored 8.5/11 and won the 47th Biel Master Open with a clear point. There was a big tie-break behind him with 7.5/11. V. Mikhalevski (ISR) reached the second place and M. Bartel (POL) gained the third place.
Ukrain. At the Ukrainian Championship semi-finals in Lviv, Y. Kuzubov won the title on a big tie-break, ahead of S. Bogdanovich, A. Kovchan, A. Zubov, A. Zubarev, V. Neverov, M. Kravtsiv and E. Hasanov. They all gained 7/9 points.
USA. I. Smirin (ISR) won the 42th Annual World Open in Arlington on tie-break, edged out I. Nyzhnyk (UKR) and C. Holt (USA). They all scored 7/9.

August

France. At the French Chess Championships in Nimes, L. Fressinet dominated, scored 8.5/11 and became the champion with a clear point ahead of E. Bacrot (7.5/11). R. Edouard reached the third place with 7/11.
Greece. The Greek Grandmaster, A. Pavlidis won the 23rd Kavala Open on tie-break, ahead of A. Sumets (UKR). They scored 7/9 points.
E. Postny (ISR) won the 4th Isthmia Open in Vrachati on tie-break ahead of H. Banikas (GRE). They scored 7/9.
Latvia. At the Riga Technical University Open, H. Melkumyan (ARM) became the champion on tie-break from R. Rapport (HUN). They reached 7.5/9 points.
Netherlands. The Polish Grandmaster, M. Krasenkow won the 18th Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament in Vlissingen on tie-break, edged out S. Ernst (NED), V. Ikonnikov (RUS) and S. Fedorchuk (UKR). They all scored 7.5/9.
Norway. China won the 41st Olympiad in Tromso ahead of Hungary and India. Russia won the Women’s section ahead of China and Ukraine.
Poland. The Russian Grandmaster, S. Sjugirov won the 13th World University Chess Championship in Katowice on-tie break from K. H Grigoryan (ARM) and I. Bukavshin (RUS). They gained 6.5/9 points.
Romania. At the 7th Arad Open, A. Mista (POL) won the event with 8/9 poins. A. Vovk (UKR) gained the second place (7.5/9) and K. Jakubowski (POL) reached the third place (7.5/9).
Switzerland. The French Grandmaster, C. Bauer won the 31st Geneva Open on tie-break, from A. Istratescu (FRA), A. Dgebuadze (BEL) and R. Gerber (SUI). They all scored 5.5/7.
UAE. At the 21st Abu Dhabi Masters, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, Y. Kuzubov won the tournament on tie-break from T. L Petrosian (ARM). They reached 7/9 points.
USA. C. Holt (USA) won the 115th US Open in Orlando in an Armageddon Blitz against M. Mulyar (USA) after a huge tie-break with 7.5/9.
In Rochville, at the 3rd Washington International, S. Azarov (BLR) scored 7/9 and won the tournament with a clear point.
Wales. D. Howell (ENG) shared the title with J. Hawkins (ENG) at the 101st British Chess Championships in Aberystwyth after both scored 8.5/11.

September

Azerbaijan. The Russian Grandmaster, E. Inarkiev won the Baku Open on tie-break from C. Lupulescu (ROU). They reached 7/9 points. F. Berkes (HUN) gained the third place (6.5/9).
Brazil. At the I Mario Cunha Memorial in Rio de Janeiro, N. Delgado Ramirez (PAR) won the tournament on tie-break from J. Fernando Cubas (PAR). They both gained 7.5/9 points.
Germany. A. Naiditsch scored 5/7 and won the GRENKE Chess Classic in Baden Baden with a clear point ahead of D. Baramidze (4/7). D. Fridman reached the third place (4/7).
Greece. At the 9th Mediterranean Cup in Chania, B. Amin (EGY) won the title on tie-break, after edging out V. Kotronias (GRE). They both gained 7.5/9 points.
Italy. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, A. Vovk scored 7.5/9 and won the 16th Trieste Festival with a clear point.
At the 12th Amantea Open, A. David (ITA) won the event on tie-break from A. Vovk (UKR) and A. S. Rasmussen (DEN). They all gained 7/9 points.
Malaysia. Zhang Zhong (SIN) won the 11th IGB Dato Arthur Tan Open in Kuala Lumpur after scored 7.5/9.
Morocco. At the 13th Chefchaouen Chess Festival, the Dutch Grandmaster, E. L’ami scored 8.5/9 and won the tournament with a clear point.
Russia. The Russian Grandmaster, B. Savchenko won the 10th Zudov Memorial in Nizhny Tagil after scored 7/9.
At the Tseshkovsky Memorial in Sochi, B. Jobava (GEO) won the event with 7.5/9 points.
Spain. F. Vallejo Pons won the 79th Spanish Championship in Linared with a clear half. He scored 7.5/9.
At the 7th Sabadell Open, the Indian Grandmaster, C. Sandipan won the tournament on tie-break, ahead of L. Aroshidze (GEO). They both reached 7/9 points.
V. Anand won the Bilbao Chess Masters Final in Bilbao with 11/18 points. L. Aronian reached 10/18 and gained the second place. At this tournament, the scoring systam was special (the players got 3 points for a win anf 1 point for a draw).
UAE. Ju Wenjun (CHN) won the Sharjah Women’s Grand Prix on tie-break, edged out Hou Yifan. They both scored 8.5/11.
USA. At the 2nd Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis, F. Caruana dominated and won the title with three (!) clear points (8.5/10) ahead of M. Carlsen (5.5/10). V. Topalov reached the third place with 5/10.
The Polish Grandmaster, B. Macieja scored 7.5/9 and won the US Chess Masters in Greensboro ahead of Y. Zherebukh (USA). A. Lenderman (USA) reached the third place with 6.5 points.
G. Kamsky scored 5.5/6 and won the 136th Annual New York State Championship in Albany with a clear point.

October

Azerbaijan. B. Gelfand and F. Caruana reached 6.5/11 points at The Baku FIDE Grand Prix and shared the first place.
Brazil. At the American Continental Championship Praia da Pipa, the Peruvian Grandmaster, J. Granda Zuniga won the title on tie-break from S. Shankland (USA), A. Shabalov (USA), R. Leitao (BRA), I. R. Ortiz Suarez (CUB) and A. Pichot (ARG). They all collected 8.5/11 points.
England. The English Grandmaster, N. Short scored 7.5/9 and won the PokerStars Isle of Man International 2014 in Douglas with a clear point ahead of L. Fressinet (FRA), S. Tiviakov (NED), D. Howell (ENG), G. Popilski (ISR).
France. S. Fedorchuk (UKR) won the 29th Le Touquet Open after scored 7.5/9.
Germany. At the 9th Deizisau Autumn Open, the Chinese Grandmaster, Li Chao dominated and won all of his matches, so the tournament with 7/7 points.
M. Perunovic (SRB) won the Lichtenrader Herbst in Berlin on tie-break ahead of J. Stopa (POL). They both reached 7.5/9 points.
India. The Chinese Grandmaster, Lu Shanglei won the World Junior Chess Championships in Pune with 10/13 points ahead of Wei Yi (CHN), V. Fedoseev (RUS) and J-K. Duda (POL). They scored 9.5/13.
Netherlands. V. Mikhalevski (ISR) won the 18th Unive Open 2014 in Hoogeveen with 7/9 ahead of A. Beliavsky (SLO), A. Vovk (UKR), M. Roiz (ISR) and J. Stocek (CZE). They all scored 6.5/9.
Russia. At the Chigorin Memoral in St Petersburg, the Serbian Grandmaster, I. Ivanisevic won the event on tie-break from I. Bukavshin (RUS). They both reached 7.5/9 points. M. Rodshtein (ISR) got the third place (7/9).
USA. S. Azarov (BLR) won the Millionaire Chess Open 2014 in Las Vegas on a big tie-break, edged out S. Shankland (USA), T. Gareev (USA), I. R. Ortiz Suarez (CUB), D. Naroditsky (USA) and D. Berczes (HUN).
At the SPICE Cup open in Saint Louis, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, I. Nyzhnyk won the tournament with 7/9 points. R. Robson (USA) gained the second place (6.5/9) and D. Naroditsky (USA) reached the third place (6.5/9).

November

Albania. At the Durres Open, the Croatian Grandmaster, Z. Kozul won the event on tie-break from K. Georgiev (BUL). They both gained 7.5/9 points. S. Brunello (ITA) got the thirs place with 7/9 points.
China. Wei Yi scored 8.5/11 and won the Chinese Zonal tournament in Zhongshan with a clear half point ahead of Zhao Jun (8/11).
Egypt. At the Zonal 4.2 in Cairo, B. Amin dominated and won the title after scored 8.5/9.
Germany. The American Grandmaster, A. Lenderman won the 18th OIBM tournament in Bad Wiessee on tie-break, edged out R. Hovhannisyan (ARM) and A. Saric (CRO). They all gained 7.5/9 points.
At the Heusenstamm Schloss Open in Heusenstamm, the Chinese Grandmaster, Li Chao b won the tournament after scored 6/7.
D. Fridman (GER) scored 7.5/9 and won the 85th German Championship in Verden an der Aller.
Lithuania. At the second of three Baltic Zonals in Vilnius, I. Kovalenko dominated and won the tournament after scored 9/11.
Myanmar. The English Grandmaster, N. Short won the Zaw Win Lay Myanmar Open in Yangon on tie-break, edged out V. Belous (RUS). They both collected 7.5/9 points.
Russia. A. Grischuk dominated and won the Petrosian Memorial in Moscow with 5.5/7 points ahead of V. Kramnik (4.5/7).
At the 10th Ugra Governor’s Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, D. Kokarev scored 6.5/9 and won the title with a clear half ahead of M. Matlakov and A. Ryazantsev. They both scored 6/9.
M. Carlsen won the World Chess Championships in Sochi against V. Anand (6.5-4.5). It wasn’t needed to play the 12th game.
Turkey. A. Ipatov scored 9.5/13 and became the champion at the Turkish Championship with a clear half point ahead of B. Firat (9/13).
UAE. The Azerbaijan Grandmaster, G. Guseinov won the Sharjah Open on tie-break from A. Adly (EGY) and S. Tologontegin (KGZ). They all collected 7/9 points.
Ukraine. At the Ukrainian Championship in Lviv, Y. Kuzubov won the title on tie-break from P. Eljanov. They both scored 7.5/11. A. Muzychuk won the Women’s Section with 6/8 points.
USA. The Canadian Grandmaster, A. Kovalyov scored 7/9 and won the UT Dallas Fall FIDE Open in Richardson with a clear half point.
At the American Open in Orange, T. Gareev (USA) won the title after scored 7/8.
Uzbekistan. D. Andreikin won the 2nd tournament in the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-15 in Tashkent after scored 7/11. H. Nakamura got the second place (6.5/11) and S. Mamedyarov reached the third place (6.5/11).
Venezuela. The Russian Grandmaster, A. Rakhmanov dominated and won the ITT Caracas 2014 with 8/9 points.

December

Colombia. The Peruvian Grandmaster, E. Cordova scored 7.5/9 and won the ITT Millonario de Navidad Bogota with a clear half.
Croatia. E. Postny (ISR) finished on 7/9 points and won the Zadar Open with a clear half point.
Ecuador. The Cubaian Grandmaster, L. Bruzon Batista scored 8/9 and won the V Copa Latinoamericana in Duran with a clear point.
England. At the 6th London Chess Classic,  V. Anand became the champion on tie-break with A. Giri and V. Kramnik.
Greece. V. Kotronias won the Greek Championships in Vrachati on tie-break from H. Banikas. They both collected 6/9 points.
India. At the 52nd SIB-CMS ch-IND in Kottayam, S. P. Sethuraman (IND) won the event after finished on 8.5/11 points.
Italy. The Dutch Grandmaster, S. Tiviakov won the 1st Etna International Chess Festival in Nicolosi after scored 6/7.
E. Rozentalis (LTU) scored 7/9 and won the 35th Crespi Memorial in Milan with a clear point.
At the 17th Padova Open, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, Y. Vovk won the tournament after finished on 7/9 points.
Mexico. L. Bruzon Batista (CUB) scored 7.5/9 and won the 26th Carlos Torre Memorial in Merida with a clear half point.
Paraguay. At the Paraguayan Championship in Asuncion, N. Delgado Ramirez scored 9.5/11 and became the champion with a clear half point ahead of A. Bachmann (9/11).
Philippines. The Georgian Grandmaster, L. Pantsulaia won The Philippine International Chess Championship in Quezon City on tie-break from I. Popov (RUS), M. Gagunashvili (GEO) and A. Grigoryan (ARM). They all scored 7/9.
A. Demchenko finished on 8/10 and won the PSC / Puregold International Open in Quezon City with a chear half point.
Portugal. The Polish Grandmaster, B. Socko won the Lisbon Christmas Open on tie-break from V. Burmakin (RUS), K. Spraggett (CAN), R. Damaso (POR) and E. Can (TUR). They all finished on 7/9 points.
Qatar. At the Qatar Masters Open in Doha, Yu Yangyi became the champion after scored 7.5/9. A. Giri reached the second place (7/9) and V. Kramnik got the third place (7/9).
Russia. I. Lysyj scored 5.5/9 and won the Russian Championship Superfinal with a clear half ahead of D. Jakovenko (5/9). V. Gunina won the women’s section with 7/9 points.
Spain. At the Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona, C. Balogh won the event on tie-break from Li Chao b. They both scored 3.5/5.
The Ukrainian Grandmaster, V. Baklan won the Sunway Sitges Festival after scored 7/9.
Switzerland. At the 38th Zurich Christmas Open, A. Naiditsch (GER) won the tournament after finished on 6.5/7 points.
USA. G. Kamsky scored 7/9 and won the 98th Marshall Chess Club Championship in New York.
At the 24th North American Open in Las Vegas, Wesley So dominated and scored 8/9 and won the title.