2015

January

Armenia. K. H. Grigoryan scored 6/9 points and won the 75th Armenian Highest League in Yerevan, ahead of A. Mikaelyan (5.5/9) and R. A. Hovhannisyan (5/9).
Australia. Ni Hua scored 10.5/11 and won the Australian Open in Sydney ahead of M. Kazhgaleyev (8/11) and M. Illingworth (8/11).
Azerbaijan. In Baku, R. Mamedov won the 70th Azerbaiji Championship on tie-break, ahead of E. Safarli and V. Durarbayli. All of them scored 6.5/9.
Belarus. At the 81st Belarus Championship in Yerevan, K. Stupak won the title on tie-break, edging out A. Aleksandrov. They scored 8.5/11 points. S. Zhigalko gained the third place with 8/11.
Brazil. At the Floripa Open in Florianopolis, A. Rodriguez Vila won the title scoring 8.5/10 ahead of J. B. Molina Roberto and D. R. Di Berardino.
R. Leitao won the 81st Brazilian Championship in Joao Pessoa, scoring 9.5/11 points. F. El Debs gained the second place (9/11) and K. Mekhitarian gained the third place (7.5/11).
Chile. J. Granda Zuniga scored 8/10 and won the Zicosur Open in Antofagasta ahead of R. Vasquez Schroeder (7.5/10) and S. Mareco (7.5/10).
Croatia. At the Croatian Championship in Opatija, A. Jankovic won the title, scoring 7/9. A. Saric gained the second place on tie-break ahead of Z. Kozul (6.5/9).
Czech Republic. At the 14th Prague Open, A. Nosenko won the title with 8/9. A. Danin gained the second place with 7.5/9 and S. Grishchenko got the third place with 7/9.
England. At the 90th Hastings Congress, Zhao Jun won his first six games, then won the tournament, too with 8/9 ahead of A. Mista and A. Fier.
Estonia. I. Kovalenko scored 8.5/11 points and won the Baltic Zonal event in Tallinn. S. Sulskis got the second, A. Neiksans got the third place on tie-break with 7/11.
Germany. The Russian GM, V. Ikonnikov won the 32nd Untergrombach Open on tie-break with 6/7. He edged out Kazakov, M.
At the 17th NordWest Cup in Bad Zwischenahn, S. P. Sethuraman won the tournament on tie-break ahead of A. Danin. They scored 6/7. V. Epishin gained the third place with 5.5/7 on tie-break, too.
Iran. In Mashhad, at the Iranian Championship, E. Ghaem Maghami became the champion after scored  9/11.
India. Ivan Popov won the 7th Chennai Open on tie-break ahead of M. Dzhumaev, M. Mozharov, B. R. Ramnath, S. Dhopade Swapnil, S. Ravichandran, E. Gasanov and Nguyen Duc Hoa. All these players had 7.5/10.
In New Delhi, at the 13th Parsvnath Delhi International, A. Baryshpolets won the tournament on tie-break ahead of I. Popov and A. David. They all gained 8/10 points.
Netherlands. At the 52nd Groningen Open, A. Donchenko won the title with 8/9 ahead of B. Bok (7/9) and A. Ipatov (7/9).
At the 77th Tata Steel Tournament in Wijk aan Zee, M. Carlsen scored 9/11 and won the Group A title ahead of M. Vachier-Lagrave, A. Giri, W. So and L. Ding. They scored 8.5/11. Y. Wei won the Group B with 10.5/13 points. D. Navara gained the second place with 10/13 and S. Shankland gained the third place with 9/13.
New Zealand.  The Chinese gransmaster, Zhao Xue won the 122nd New Zealand Open in Auckland with 8/9. She edged out K. Bischoff and D. Howell.
Poland. In Krakow, A. Zubov won the 25th Cracovia tournament on tie-break, edged out V. Sivuk, O. Bortnyk, M. Kanarek and T. Petrosyan. All of them scored 7/9.
Russia. V. Fedoseev won the Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial in Taganrog with 7.5/9 points, ahead of A. Shimanov (7/9) and A. Riazantsev (6.5/9).
Sweden. At the 44th Rilton Cup in Stockholm, J. L.Hammer won the tournament on tie-break with 7/9 points.  T. Hillarp Persson got the second place with 7/9, too and M. Roiz got the third place with 6.5/9.
Switzerland. A. Naiditsch won the Basel Schachfestival on tie-break with 5.5/7 ahead of A. Donchenko, B. Iturrizaga M. Dann and M. Pavlovic.
USA. V. Georgiev won the 38th Cardinal Open  in Reynoldsburg in Columbus Ohio on tie-break. He edged out A. Jayaram after both scored 4.5/5. S. Erenburg gained the third place with 3.5/5 points on tie-break, too.

February

Algeria. The Russsian Grandmaster, S. Volkov scored 7.5/9 and won the 3rd President of the Republic of Algeria tournament. S. Tiviakov (NED) gained the second place with 7/9.
Austria. At the 18th Lienz Open, A. Nosenko (UKR) won the title on tie-break, edging out R. Loetscher (SUI). They had 7/9 points.
B. Stocko (POL) scored 7.5/9 points and won the Graz Open. A. Istratescu (FRA) gained the second place, M. Ragger gained the third place with 7/9 points.
England. H. Nakamura won the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival in Caleta, after scoring 8.5/10 ahead of D. Howell (8/10) and Hou Xifan (7.5/10).
France. At the 14th Rochefort International Open, E. Iturrizaga Bonelli scored 7.5/9 and won the tournament.
Georgia. E. Tomashevsky won the Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix with a comlete domination (8/11). D. Jakovenko gained the second place (6.5/11) and T. Radjabov gained the third place (6/11).
Germany. In Baden Baden at the 3rd GRENKE Chess Classic, M. Carlsen won the tournament ahead of A. Naiditsch on tie-break. Blitz games decided the title. F. Caruana gained the third place.
Ireland. At the Bunratty Chess Festival, Wesley So won the title with a clear half point (5/6) ahead of N. Short.
Morocco. S. Tiviakov (NED) won the 2nd Casablanca Open on tie-break, after edging out V. Malakhatko (BEL). Both players scored 7.5/9.
Russia. At the Moscow Open, the Russian Grandmaster, E. Inarkiev scored 8/9 and won the title with one clear point ahead of A. Korobov (7/9) and F. Vallejo Pons (7/9). The Armenian S. Ter-Sahakyan won the Moscow Open Students category, ahead of D. Dubov (RUS) and O. Bortnyk (UKR).
Slovenia. A. Beliavsky won the 20th HIT Open in Nova Gorica, after scoring 7.5/9 points. R. Markus (SRB) gained the second place (7/9) and D. Blagojevic gained the third place (7/9).
Sweden. At the Elite Hotels Vaxjo Open, the German Grandmaster, G. Meier won the tournament with one clear point (7.5/8).
Switzerland. H. Nakamura won the 4th Zurich Chess Challenge, after edged out V. Anand in a single Armageddon game.
USA. In Burlingame , at the Chinggis GM tournament P. Negi (IND) won the title on tie-break, edging out T. Ringoir (BEL) after gaining 6.5/9 points.

March

Argentina. J. Cori (PER) won the VI Copa Latina de Ajedrez on tie-break from A. Bachmann. They gained  7.5/9 points.
France. At the Pierre & Vacances Open in Cannes, V.Tkachiev (FRA) won the title after scored 7/9 points. V. Epishin (RUS) gained the second place with 6.5/9.
Li Chao (CHN) won the 31st Cappelle-la-Grande Open on tie break, after edging out V. Onischuk (UKR). They scored 7.5/9 points. V. Nevednichy (ROU) gained the third place with 7/9.
Germany. At the 31st ChessOrg Schachfestival in Bad Woerishofen, S. Halkias scored 7.5/9 and won the title.
Iceland. E. L’ami (NED) won the Reykjavik Open with 8.5/10. P. Eljanov (UKR) reached the second place on tie-break ahead of F. Libiszewski (FRA) after both scored 8/10 points.
India. At the 2nd Kolkata GM Open, S. Ganguly (IND) won the tournament with a clear half score (7.5/9). N. Short (ENG) gained the second place (7/9), Lu Shanglei (CHN) reached the third plaxe (7/9).
Israel. The Russian Grandmaster, E. Najer scored 8.5/11 and won the 16th European Individual Championship in Jerusalem. D. Navara (CZE) gained the second place with 8/11 on tie-break, edged out M. Bartel (POL) and D. Khismatullin (RUS).
Latvia. At the Vladimir Petrov Memorial in Jurmala, V. Ivanchuk won the rapid and V. Malakhov won the blitz tournament.
Russia. U. Eliseev won the Moscow Championship on tie-break, edged D. Paravyan. They both gained 6.5/9 points.
Spain. S. Fedorchuk won the 1st Amic Hotels Open in Palma de Mallorca with 7.5/9 points ahead of the other Ukranian Grandmaster, A. Kovchan (7/9).
Uzbekistan. At the 9th Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent, V. Artemiev (RUS) won the title on tie-break, edged out V. Tkachiev after both scored 7/9.
Vietnam. Le Quang Liem (VIE) scored 7.5/9 and won the Zonal 3.3 in Ho Chi Minh City. Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (VIE) gained the second place with 7/9 and Zhang Zhong (SIN) reached the third place with 6.5/9 points.
Le Quang Liem also won the 5th HD Bank Cup. Le Quang Liem won with 7.5/9 ahead of Zhang Zhong (7/9) and Li Chao (6.5/9).

April

Australia. Zhou Weiqi (CHN) won the O2C Doeberl Cup in Canberra, scored 7.5/9. D. Johansen (AUS) reached the second place on tie-break with S. Ganguly (IND). They both scored 7/9.
Armenia. China won the World Team Championship in Tsaghkadzor ahead of Ukraine and Armenia.
Azerbaijan. M. Carlsen gained 7/9 points and won the 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir ahead of V. Anand 6/9 and F. Caruana 5/9.
Bulgaria. At the 79th Bulgarian Championship in Pleven, K. Georgiev scored 7.5/9 and won the title ahead of I. Cheparinov (7/9) and V. Spasov (5.5/9).
China. At the Women’ World Team Championship in Chengdu, Georgia won the title. Russia reached the second place and China gained the third place.
Croatia. A. Saric won the Zagreb Open on tie-break. H. Stevic gained the second place and Z. Kozul reached the third place. All of them scored 7/9 points.
Denmark. At the Danish Championship in Svendborg, S. B. Hansen gained 6.5/9 points and won the tournament ahead of C. Hansen.
Ecuador. In La Libertad at the Zonal 2.3, L. Bruzon Batista (CUB) scored 7.5/9 and won the title.
England. F. Berkes (HUN) gained 6/7 points and won the 59th Southend Easter Congress.
France. At the 33rd Metz Open, V. Onischuk scored 8/9 points and won the title.
Germany. Li Chao dominated the 19th Neckar Open in Deizisau and won the tournament with one clear point (8.5/9) ahead of the German International Master, A. Heimann (7.5/9) and A. Naiditsch (7/9).
At the 3rd Hofheim Spring Open, A. Danin (RUS) scored 7/9 and won the tournament with half a point ahead of V. Epishin (RUS) and M. Pap (SRB).
Greece. A. Mastrovasilis scored 7/9 points and won the 65th Greek Championship ahead of V. Kotronias (6/9) and I. Nikolaidis (6/9).
Lithuania. S. Sulskis won the Lithuanian Championship with 7.5/9.
Macedonia. I. Ivanisevic (SRB) scored 7.5/9 points and won the Karpos Open in Skopje.  V. Tkachiev (FRA) gained the second place on tie-break with 7/9.
Norway. At the Fagernes Chess International in Fagernes, Jon Ludvig Hammer (NOR) scored 7/9 points and won the title.
Poland. G. Gajewski won the Polish Chess Championship in Poznan on tie-break ahead of M. Klekowski. Both players gained 6.5/9 points.
Romania. At the Romamian Championship in Calimanesti-Caciulata C. Lupulescu scored 6.5/9 and won the title.
Russia. I. Nepomniachtchi won the Aeroflot Open in Moscow on tie-break, edged out the other Russian Grandmaster, D. Dubov. They both scored 7/9 points.
I. Bukavshin scored 6/9 and won the Russian Junior Championship.
Spain. At the 42nd La Roda Open, J. Granda Zuniga (PER) won the title on tie-break ahead of A. Arribas Lopez (ESP). They gained 7.5/9 points.
Sweden. At the Paskturneringen Open in Norrkoping, T. Hillarp Persson (SWE) won the tournament on tie-break ahead of G.Meier (GER) and N. Miezis (LAT). They all scored 7/9 points.
Thailand. In Pattaya at the 15th Bangkok Chess Club Open, Nigel Short won the title on tie-break, edged out S. Ganguly and K. Dragun. All of them scored 7.5/9.
UAE. D. Solak (TUR) won the 17th Dubai Chess Open on tie-break ahead of D. Howell (ENG), V. Fedoseev (RUS), A. Istratescu (FRA), I. Ivanisevic (SRB) and E. Safarli (AZE). All of them gained 7/9 points.
USA. The Cuban Grandmaster, Y. Quesada Perez won the 9th Philadelphia Open on tie-break with I. C. Chirila (ROU) after both scored 7/9. A. Dreev (RUS) gained the third place with 6.5/9.
H. Nakamura scored 8/11 points and won the US Chess Championships in St Louis. R. Robson reached the second place (7.5/11) and So Wesley gained the third place (6.5/11). I. Krush won the Women category with 8.5/11 points.

May

Azerbaijan. E. Safarli (AZE) won the Nakhchivan Open in Nakhchivan on tie-break, ahead of G. Guseinov (AZE). Both players gained 7/9. L. Pantsulaia reached the third place with 6.5/9 points.
China. At the Chinese Championships in Xinghua, Wei Yi gained 7.5/11 points and won the title ahead of Ding Liren and Wang Hao. Tan Zhongyi won the Women’s Championships with 8.5/11.
Czech Republic. 
D. Navara dominated and won the Czech Championships with with 7/9 points.
Egypt. 
At the African Championships in Cairo, B. Amin (EGY) won the title on tie-break, ahead of A. Adly (EGY). They both scored 7/9.
Georgia. 
The Ukranian Grandmaster, N. Zhukova won the 16th European Women’s Championship in Chakvi with 9.5/11.
Germany. 
At the 9th Wunsiedel Open, A. Neiksans (LAT) won the tournament on tie break, ahead of N. Maiorov (BLR), G. Jones (ENG), V. Kunin (GER), J. Stopa (POL), A. Danin (RUS), A. Rakhmanov (RUS) and A. Delchev (BUL). All of them gained 5.5/7 points.
Greece. 
Z. Sturua (GEO) scored 7.5/9 points and won the 15th European Senior Championships in Eretria, ahead of J. Nunn (ENG), who gained 6.5/9.
Hungary. 
The Latvian Grandmaster, I. Kovalenko won the 34th Zalakaros Open with 7/9 points.
Italy. 
At the 4th Salento Open in Gallipoli, Y. Vovk scored 8/9 and won the title.
Latvia. 
A. Neiksans won the Lativan Championship in Riga with 8/9.
Montenegro. 
The Ukranian Grandmaster, Y. Vovk won the Petrovac Open with 7/9 points.
Poland. 
At the Malopolska Open in Krakow, A. Zubov scored 8/9 and won the tournament.
Russia. 
D. Jakovenko won the FIDE Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk on tie-break ahead of H. Nakamura and F. Caruana. They both gained 6.5/11 points. With this result, F. Caruana won the series, so he and H. Nakamura qualified for the 2016 Candidates.
Uruguay. 
S. Mareco (ARG) won the 10th American Continental in Montevideo on tie-break, ahead of Y. Quesada Perez (CUB). They gained 8.5/11 points.

June

Algeria. At the 13th Kheireddine Ameyar Memorial in Algiers, the Dutch Grandmaster, S. Tiviakov won the tournament on tie-break ahead of A. Sumets. They gained 6.5/9 points.
Argentina. Y. Quesada Perez (CUB) won the 19th Copa Mercosur in Buenos Aires, after scoring 9/11 points.
Armenia. The Ukrainian Grandmaster, M. Oleksiyenko won the 8th Karen Asrian Memorial on tie-break ahead of A. Korobov and S. Ter-Sahakyan. They all gained 7/9 points.
Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the 45th Bosna Open in Sarajevo,  Z. Kozul won the tournament on tie-break, edged out H. Stevic, M. Palac, D. Popovic and P. Nikolic. All of them gained 7/9 points.
Brazil. The Argentine Grandmaster, S. Mareco won the VIII Magistral da Hebraica in Sao Paulo on tie-break, ahead of N. Delgado Ramirez. They gained 6.5/9 points.
Bulgaria. I. Kovalenko (LAT) scored 7/9 and won the Albena Open.
Canada. At the 10th Edmonton International, P. Harikrishna scored 7.5/9 and won the title ahead of S. Ganguly, Wang Hao, and V. Ivanchuk.
Cuba. Yu Yangyi won the 50th Capablanca Memorial in Havana with a clear one and a half points (7/10) ahead of D. Andreikin (5.5/10) and P. Eljanov (5.5/10).
Czech Republic. At the 10th Teplice Open, H. Stefansson (ISL) won the title on tie-break, after edging out E. Postny (ISR). They scored 7.5/9 points. A. Rakhmanov gained the third place with 7/9.
Italy. N. Maiorov (BLR) won the 1st Salinello Open in Tortoreto with 7/9 points.
In Porto Mannu Palau, K. Landa won the 7th Capo d Orso Open on tie-break, edging out S. Brunello. They scored 7/9 points.
Norway. M. Vachier-Lagrave won the 3rd Norway Blitz Tournament in Stavanger after scoring 6.5/9 points, ahead of H. Nakamura (6/9) and M. Carlsen (5.5/9).
In Stavanger at the 3rd Norway Chess tournament, V. Topalov won the tournament, after scoring 6.5/9. V. Anand and H. Nakamura gained 6/9 points and reached the second and the third place. The surprise of the tournament was that M. Carlsen scored just 3.5/9.
Romania. At the Iasi Open, I. Kovalenko won the tournament with 7.5/9 points.
Russia. D. Khismatullin won the 37th Nezhmetdinov Memorial in Kazan on tie-break, edged out A. Pridorozhni. They both gained 7/9 points. A. Rychagov reached the third place.
Turkey. At the 3rd Cesme Open, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, Y Kuzubov won the title on tie-break ahead ofG. Popilski (ISR). They both gained 7.5/9 points.
L. Pantsulaia (GEO) scored 7.5/9 and won the 4th MTS GM in Izmir ahead of the Croatian Grandmaster, Z. Kozul (6.5/9).
UAE. M. Al-Sayed (QAT) won the 3rd Arab Elite Championships in Dubai with 7.5/9 points ahead of A. R. Saleh (7/9) Salem and B. Amin (7/9).
USA. A. Dreev won the Las Vegas International Chess Festival on tie-break, edged out G. Kamsky, I. Nyzhnyk and A. Bachmann. They gained 5/6 points.
In Arlington, at the 3rd DC International, L. McShane won the tournament on tie-break, ahead of E. Ghaem Maghami, M. Panchanathan and A. Gorovets. They gained 7/9 points.

July

Andorra. J. Granda Zuniga scored 8/9 and won the 33rd Andorra Open in Erts ahead of A. Vovk (7.5/9) and Y. Vovk (7/9).
Armenia. At the Lake Sevan GM tournament in Martuni, J-K. Duda scored 6/9 and won the tournament.
Belarus. A. Aleksandrov won the Minsk Open on tie-break ahead of V. Kovalev. They gained 7.5/9 points.
Canada. At The Francophonie Championships in Montreal, R. Edouard scored 8/9 and won the tournament.
China. Wang Yue scored 7/9 and won the 6th Hainan Danzhou GM tournament with a clear point ahead of Ni Hua (6/9). Ding Liren reached the third place with 5.5/9 points.
Estonia. The Latvian Grandmaster, A. Neiksans scored 7/9 and won the 49th Ilmar Raud Memorial in Viljandi ahead of A. Aleksandrov (6.5/9) and N. Miezis (6.5/9).
France. At, the 2nd Porticcio Open in Grosseto-Prugna, A. Areshchenko won the title on tie-break ahead of V. Laznicka. They gained 7.5/9 points. L. Fressinet got the third place with 7/9.
At the 30th Avoine Open, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, S. Fedorchuk scored 7.5/9 and won the title ahead of the Romanian Grandmaster, V. Nevednichy.
Germany. F. Caruana scored 5.5/7 and won the 43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting ahead of So Wesley (4/7) and L-D. Nisipeanu (4/7).
B. Socko scored 7/9 and won the 105 Jahre FC St. Pauli Open in Hamburg on tie-break.
D. Baramidze scored 8/9 points and won the 28th Kiel Open.
Greece. At the 4th Ideon Andron Open in Anogia, A. David scored 7.5/9 and won the title ahead of T. Nabaty (7/9).
India. A. Gupta scored 8/9 and won the Commonwealth Chess Championship in Delhi.
Italy. At the 14th Bergamo Open, the Serbian Grandmaster, I. Ivanisevic won the tournament, ahead of V. Iordachescu (MDA), S. Brunello (ITA), M. Godena (ITA), F. Rambaldi (ITA) and A. De Santis (ITA). They all gained 4.5/6 points.
Netherlands. A. Giri scored 5.5/7 points and won the Netherlands Championship in Amsterdam with a clear point ahead of L. Van Wely (4.5/7). R. Van Kampen gained the third place with 4/7 points.
D. Howell scored 8.5/9 and won the 9th Leiden Chess Tournament ahead of E. Postny (7/9) and P. Nikolic (6.5/9).
Poland. At the MetLife Warsaw Najdorf Chess Festival, I. Kovalenko scored 8/9 and won the tournament ahead of I. Cheparinov (7/9) and M. Krasenkow (6.5/9).
Russia. V. Artemiev won the 68th ch-RUS Higher League in Kaliningrad on tie-break, after edging out A. Motylev and I. Bukavshin. They all gained 6.5/9 points.
South Africa. At the South African Open in Cape town, N. Short won the title on tie-break, ahead of A. Strikovic (SRB) and A. Kunte (IND). They all gained 9/11 points.
Spain. The Indian Grandmaster, B. Adhiban scored 8.5/10 and won the 35th Benasque Open ahead of the Peruvian Grandmaster, J. Granda Zuniga (8/10).
Switzerland. M. Vachier-Lagrave scored 6,5/10 and won the 48th Biel Chess Festival ahead of R. Wojtaszek (6/10) and M. Adams (5,5/10). E. Sutovsky won the 48th Biel Master Open on tie-break ahead of B. Adhiban with 8/11.
USA. At the 43rd Annual World Open in Arlington, A. Lenderman (USA) won the title on an Armageddon tie-break ahead of R. Mamedov (AZE).
G. Kamsky scored 7/9 and won the 8th New York International ahead of Z. Izoria (6.5/9).

August

Belgium. V. Epishin won the Bruges Masters on tie-break, edging out S. Feller (FRA) and L. Vajda (ROU). They all gained 7.5/9 points.
China. At the 1st Zhongfu Chess Open in Shijiazhuang, Zhao Jun scored 7.5/9 and won the title with a clear point ahead of Ma Qun (6.5/9) and Lu Shanglei (6.5/9).
Czech Republic. V. Laznicka scored 7.5/9 and won the 26th Czech Open ahead of S. Movsesian (7/9) and R. Cvek (7/9).
Denmark. M. Ragger won the Politiken Cup in Helsingor on a big tie-break with 8/10 points. L-D Nisipeanu gained the second place and J. L. Hammer reached the third place.
Egypt. B. Amin scored 8/9 and won the 16th Mahalla Open.
England. J. Hawkins scored 8.5/11 and won the 102nd British Chess Championships in Coventry with a clean half ahead of D. Howell.
France. C. Bauer scored 7.5/11 and won the French Chess Championships in Saint-Quentin after a rapid tie-break with T. Gharamian. E. Bacrot reached the third place with 7/11 points.
Germany. At the 14th European Maccabi Games in Berlin, G. Meier won the tournament on tie-break, ahead of G. Ginsburg and M. Novik. They all gained 5.5/7.
Greece. The Russian Grandmaster, A. Rychagov won the 11th Gazi Open on tie-break, ahead of A. David, A. Delchev and A. Kovchan. They all gained 7/9 points.
At the 24th Kavala Open, the Dutch Grandmaster, S. Tiviakov scored 7/9 and won the tournament. E. Postny (ISR) gained the second place and A. Kharitonov (RUS) reached the third place with 6.5/9 points.
Italy. The Hungarian Grandmaster, P. Prohaszka scored 7/9 and won the 4th Fano Summer Open.
Latvia. At the Riga Technical University Open, the Latvian Grandmaster, A. Shirov won the title on tie-break, ahead of R. Hovhannisyan (ARM). They both gained 7.5/9.
Netherlands. B. Jobava (GEO) scored 8/9 and won the 19th Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament in Vlissingen with a clean half point ahead of J. Van Foreest (7.5/9).
Romania. At the 8th Arad Open, the Ukrainian Grandmaster, A. Zubov won the tournament on tie-break, edging out L.-C. Miron (ROU) and U. Bajarani (AZE). They all gained 7.5/9 points.
Russia. E. Tomashevsky scored 7.5/11 and won the 68th Russian Chess Championships Superfinal in Chita with a clear haf point ahead of S. Karjakin (7/11) and N. Vitiugov (6.5/11).
Spain. At the 16th Miquel Mas Open in Castell de Sant Ferran, A. Bachmann (PAR) won the title on tie-break, ahead of L. Aroshidze (ESP). They gained 7/9 points.
F. Vallejo Pons won the 80th Spanish Championship on tie-break with D. Anton Guijarro and M. Huerga Leache.They all gained 7/9 points.
UAE. S. Salem (UAE) won the 14th Asian Continental on tie-break ahead of S. Ganguly (IND). They both scored 7/9.
At the 22nd Abu Dhabi Masters, the Swedish Grandmaster, N. Grandelius won the tournament on tie-break ahead of M. Kravtsiv (UKR), B. Jobava (GEO), A. Areshchenko (UKR) and R. Rapport (HUN). They all gained 7/9 points.
USA. At the 116th US Open in Phoenix, A. Shabalov scored 8.5/9 and won the title ahead of I. Nyzhnyk (7.5/9) and A. Ramirez (7.5/9).
In Rockville, at the 4th Washington International, the American Grandmaster, G. Kamsky scored 7.5/9 and won the tournament with a clear point ahead of M. Roiz (ISR) and A. P. Subramanian (IND).
G. Kamsky won the 45th Annual Continental Open in Sturbridge on tie-break, edged out S, Kudrin. They both gained 5/6 points.
At the US Chess Masters in Greensboro, Y. Zherebukh won the title on tie-break ahead of A. Kveinys. They gained 7/9 points.

September

Greece. A. Bachmann (PAR) won the 1st Colossus Chess Cup in Rhodes on tie-break, ahead of A. Sandalakis (GRE). They gained 7/9 points.
Italy. At the 17th Trieste Festival, M. Bosiocic (CRO) won the tournament on tie-break, after edging out A. David (ITA). They both scored 7/9. The Hungarian Grandmaster, G. Pap reached the third place with 6.5/9.
Lebanon. S. Volkov scored 8/9 and won the 8th Beirut International Open.
Lithuania. At the Mikenas Memorial in Vilnius, V. Burmakin scored 6.5/9 and won the title with a clear half point.
RUS. M. Antipov won the World Junior Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk on tie-break, ahead of J-K. Duda. They gained 10/13 points.
Sweden. The German Grandmaster, G. Meier won the Vasteras Open on tie-break, after edging out E. Berg, H. Tikkanen, A. Tari and M. Lokander. They all gained 7/8 points.
USA. L. Aronian scored 6/9 and won The 3rd Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis with a clear point ahead of A. Giri, M. Carlsen, M. Vachier-Lagrave and H. Nakamura.

October

Argentina. S. Mareco scored 10/13 and won the Argentine Championship in Buenos Aires with a clear half point ahead of D. Flores. F. Peralta gained the third place with 9/13 points.
Armenia. S. Sjugirov won the 1st European Universities Championships in Yerevan, after scoring 7.5/9.
Azerbaijan. At the Baku Open, E. Ghaem Maghami (IRI) won the tournament on tie-break ahead of N. Abasov (AZE) and B. Adhiban (IND). They all gained 6.5/9 points.
Croatia. The Romanian Grandmaster, L. Vajda won the 3rd Krk Golden Island Open in Malinska on tie-break, edged out T. Banusz (HUN) after both scored 7.5/9.
England. At the PokerStars Isle of Man International in Douglas, P. Harikrishna won the title on tie-break, after edging out L. Fressinet and G. Sargissian. They gained 7/9 points.
France. I. Kovalenko won the 19th Corsican Circuit in Bastia on tie-break, edged out H. Melkumyan after both scored 7.5/9.
Germany. M. Carlsen scored 11.5/15 and won the World Rapid Chess Championships in Berlin with a clear point ahead of I. Nepomniachtchi, T. Radjabov and L. Dominguez Perez. A. Grischuk won the World Blitz Chess Championships with 15.5/21 points.
Lebanon. A. Adly (EGY) scored 7.5/9 and won the 10th Mediterranean Cup in Beirut.
Malta. R. Rapport dominated and won the Checkmate Gozo tournament with a clear one and a half points after scoring 8/9. A. Naiditsch gained the second place (6.5/9) and N. Short got the third place (6/9).
Monaco. At the Monte Carlo Women’s Grand Prix in Monaco, the Chinese Grandmaster, Hou Yifan gained 9/11 points and won the tournament with two clear points ahead of H. Koneru (IND) and M. Muzychuk (UKR).
Netherlands. A. Gupta (IND) scored 7/9 and won the 19th Hoogeveen Open 2015 with a clear half point.
Russia. The Russian Grandmaster, K. Alekseenko won the Chigorin Memorial in St. Petersburg on tie-break, ahead of C. Sandipan (IND) and D. Kokarev (RUS). They gained 7.5/9 points.
Spain. K. H. Grigoryan won the 4th Oliver Gonzalez Memorial in Madrid with a clear point ahead of M. Ulybin, after scoring 8/9.
Tunisia. P. Smirnov scored 7.5/9 and won the 1st Carthage Open in Hammamet with a clear half point ahead of the Belgian Grandmaster, V. Malakhatko.
USA. The American Grandmaster, So Wesley won the 2nd Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas on tie-break, edged out L. McShane, F. Caruana and E. Najer. They all scored 7/9.
At the SPICE Cup Open in Saint Louis,  Le Quang Liem (VIE) scored 7/9 and won the event with a clear half point ahead of A. Shimanov (RUS) and K. Troff (USA).

November

Argentine. At the 1st Patagonia Open in Neuquen, A. Bachmann (PAR) won the event on tie-break ahead of J. Granda Zuniga (PER) and S. Yago De Moura (BRA). They gained 7.5/9 points.
Germany. The Polish Grandmaster, K. Piorun scored 8/9 and won The 19th OIBM tournament in Bad Wiessee. S. Volkov reached the second place (7.5/9) and I. Khenkin got the third place (7.5/9).
At the Heusenstamm Sparkassen Open,  the Polish International Master, D. Sadzikowski scored 6.5/7 and won the tournament with a clear half point ahead of K. Landa and A. Sumets.
Iceland. Russia won the 20th European Team Championship ahead of Armenia and Hungary. Russia won the women session, too. Ukraine reached the second and Georgia got the third place.
Italy. P. Nikolic (BIH) won the World Seniors after scoring 9.5/11 ahead of E. Rozentalis (LTU) with 9/11.
Kazakhstan. At the 4th Central Asia Cup in Almaty, R Jumabayev (KAZ) won the title on tie-break ahead of F. Amonatov (TJK) and P. Kostenko (KAZ). They all gained 7.5/9. points.
Netherlands. The Azerbaijani Grandmaster, N. Abasov scored 7.5/9 and won the 20th Cultural Village tournament in Wijk aan Zee with a clear half point ahead of Eric Hansen (CAN).
Philippines. At the PSC / Puregold International Open in Olongapo City, B. Savchenko dominated and won the event after scoring 9.5/10.
Poland. In Legnica, at the 31st Voivoda Cup, A. Donchenko dominated and won the event with 7/9 points.
Spain. Wesley So won the VIII Grand Slam Masters Final in Bilbao after winning their two game blitz match. At the tournament, they scored 8-8 points.
The Cubaian Grandmaster, L. Bruzon Bautista won the 6th Iberoamericano Championship in Bilbao after scored 7.5/9. J. Granda Zuniga gained the second place (7/9) and A. Bachmann reached the third place (7/9).
At the 20th Barcelona GM International, A. Morozevich wonthe title on tie-break, edged out A. Bachmann. They scored 3/5.
USA. V. Akobian won the 51st American Open on tie-break ahead of D. Aldama. They both scored 6.5/8.

December

Belarus. I. Popov (RUS) won the European Rapid Championship in Minsk with 10/11. R. Mamedov (AZE) won the European Blitz Championship on tie-break with B. Savchenko. They both scored 18/22.
Croatia. The Croatian Grandmaster, Z. Kozul won the Zadar Open on tie-break, edged out for S. Matinovic (CRO). They scored 6.5/9. B. Predojevic (BIH) reached the third place with 6/9.
El Salvador. At the II San Salvador Open, the Russian Grandmaster, E. Romanov dominated, scored 8/9 and won the event with a clear point. S. Tiviakov (NED) got the second place.
England. M. Carlsen won the 7th London Chess Classic on tie-break with A. Giri and M. Vachier-Lagrave. They all scored 5.5/9. The Dutch Grandmaster, B. Bok scored 8/9 and won the London Classic Open with a clear point.
France. S. Fedorchuk scored 7.5/9 and won the 12th Vandoeuvre Open in Vandoeuvre les Nancy with a clear half point.
Italy. At the 75th Italian Championship in Milan, D. Dvirnyy won the title on tie-break ahead of A. Rombaldoni and A. David. They gained 7/11 points.
A. Zhigalko scored 7/9 and won the 18th Padova Open with a clear half point ahead of A. David and I. Enchev.
Mexico. L. Bruzon Batista (CUB) won the 27th Carlos Torre Memorial in Merida on tie-break from J. Cori (PER), Y. Bacallao Alonso (CUB) and Y. Quesada Perez (CUB). They all gained 7/9 points.
Norway. At the TV 2 Chess International in Fagernes, A. Vovk scored 6.5/9 andwon the title with a clear half.
Paraguay. At the Paraguayan Championship in Asuncion, N. Delgado Ramirez scored 10/11 and won the title with a clear half point.
Qatar. M. Carlsen won the Qatar Masters Open in Doha on tie-break, edged out Yu Yangyi.. They both scored 7/9. V. Kramnik reached the third place with 6.5/9.
Russia. I. Bukavshin won the 11th Ugra Governor’s Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk on tie-break, edged out A. Rakhmanov and Y. Eliseev. They all gained 6/9 points.
Serbia. At the 29th Belgrade Trophy, the Serbian Grandmaster, B. Damljanovic won the title on tie-break ahead of T. Nabaty (ISR). They scored 7.5/9.
Spain. M. Narciso Dublan (CAT) scored 7/9 and won the Sunway Sitges Festival with a clear half point. J. Granda Zuniga (PER) reached the second place and F. Peralta (ARG) got the third place.
The Armenian Grandmaster, K. Grigoryan scored 8/9 and won the 4th Lorca Open with a clear point.
Switzerland. At the 39th Zurich Christmas Open, A. Naiditsch scored 6/7 and won the tournament with a clear half.  V. Kunin (GER) reached the second place (5.5/7) and C. Bauer (FRA) got the third place (5.5/7) .
Turkey. A. Ipatov dominated and won the Turkish Championship in Adana (12.5/13). D. Solak reached the second place with 11/13.
UAE. At the 4th Al Ain Chess Classic, Wang Hao dominated and won the event with 8/9 points. A. Shirov (LAT) reached the second place (6.5/9) and A. Pashikian (ARM) got the third place (6.5/9) .
Ukraine. A. Volokitin won the Ukrainian Championships in Lviv on tie-break for M. Kravtsiv and Z. Efimenko. They gained 7/11 points.
USA. At the 25th North American Open in Las Vegas, A. Dreev won the tournament on tie-break, edged out, G. Kamsky and E. Nakar (ISR). They all gained 7/9 points.