ChessBase India calendar has 89 tournaments listed for May 2019
Which is the most powerful chess calendar in the world? Well, by sheer numbers and data you can see how the ChessBase India calendar is the best resource available out there for planning your events. Just in the month of May we have 89 tournaments on our calendar. In this article we tell you how the players and organizers can make the best use of our calendar. Some of the major events in the month of May are the 2019 Côte D’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz part of Grand Chess Tour 2019, FIDE Grand Prix in Moscow, Lindores Abbey tournament in Scotland featuring Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren, Women's Candidates, IMSA even in China, Sigeman & Co. in Sweden and our very own KIIT GM Open in Bhubaneshwar.
For years players all across the world have been looking for a calendar that would meet their needs with regards to tournaments that are held all across the world. We, at ChessBase India, understand this requirement of the chess community. It is for this reason that we decided to launch a calendar which not only has all the Indian events, but tournaments all across the world.
1. The url of the page is chessbase.in/calendar. You can type it directly or you can go through the tabs on the top of the ChessBase India website.
2. When you open the calendar, the first tournament that shows you is from the current date. So if you open the calendar on 1st of May, you will get to see all the tournaments from 1st of May onwards.
3. If you would like to see the all the tournaments in the ChessBase India calendar, then click on the button "archives". You will get all the tournaments from November 2017 onwards
4. "Submit your tournament" is an extremely important button that we would like organizers all around the world to use. Once you click on it, the following page opens up:
Once the tournament is submitted, our team will have a look at it and if it meets with our criteria, the tournament will be approved and listed on the ChessBase India calendar.
5. We have developed certain search filters which will help you to navigate the huge number of tournaments with ease.
If you would like to search a specific word in the calendar we recommend that you use the ctrl+f function or you using the "Find on page" function on your mobile browser. This is something that we are working on and will develop a function soon within the calendar as well.
Here's a preview of all the action you can expect in the month of May. We request you to give us your feedback about the ChessBase India calendar and help us to create a powerful tool which will help the chess community.
Lindores Abbey Distillery
On the last weekend of May an unusual tournament will be played in Scotland. Four top players, Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Ding Liren, and a fourth player who is not yet known, will play a rapid tournament in the Lindores Abbey Distillery, once a famous monastery and perhaps the place where Scotch whisky had its origins. Read more about the tournament here.
2019 Côte D’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz
On 8th May, African continent will host the first Grand Chess Tour event of the year for the very first time. It will also be the first time that a reigning World Champion will play in African continent. The tournament will be played in a 10-player round robin system. Find all details here.
FIDE Grand Prix 2019 Moscow, Russia
On 16th May 2019 the quest to find the new World Championship contender begins via the first leg of FIDE Grand Prix 2019 at Moscow, Russia. For the first time ever it will be a knockout tournament. Find all details here.
Women's Candidates Tournament 2019
Women's Candidates Tournament 2019 will take place at Kazan, Russia from 29th May - 19th June. Find all details here.
IMSA World Masters Championship 2019
2019 IMSA World Masters Championship will take place at Hengshui, China from 12th - 19th May. Find all details here.
25th annual Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament
May is full of strong tournaments. The first one starts on 3rd May at Malmö, Sweden.
25th edition of Tepe Sigeman will take place from 3rd - 9th May. Harikrishna will spearhead the Indian contingent whereas 14-year-old Nihal Sarin will be making his debut this year. For more details, check here.
12th KIIT International Chess Festival 2019
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology has hosted multitude of international events. The 12th edition of the International Chess Festival will be pawned off from 31st May and total prize money ₹2500000 will be up for grabs. For more details visit here.
There are various other State Championships, State level and National level Classical and Rapid tournaments, National under-13, National Rapid and Blitz in the month of May which can be found here.
For tournament organizers all across the world:
If you are an organizer then you can submit your tournament also, by clicking on 'Submit your tournament' button.
Travel, accommodation and visas
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