Upcoming Tournaments in April 2019
Chess universe always has so many tournaments going on and the month of April is absolutely stacked. Which tournaments to play, which tournaments to follow, where are your favorites playing and how to get the details. We have everything you need to know in this article. From official tournaments to strong masters tournament, must see tournaments to tournaments in India, we bring all details of the most awaited ones in April. The month starts off with Dubai Open and Asian Youth, followed by 19th edition of Bangkok Chess Club Open which is Asia's one of the most popular tournament. Then we have GAMMA Reykjavik Open in Iceland and the super strong Grenke Open where Anand, Carlsen and many other World Class players will be seen in action in Grenke Chess Classic.
First let's go through the major Official tournaments in the month of April 2019.
On 1st April 2019, we have Asian Youth 2019 starting at Kaluthara, Sri Lanka. Find all details here.
8th National Schools
8th National Schools will take place at Raipur, Chattisgarh from 3rd - 7th April. Find all details here.
14th IBCA Individual World Championship for Blind and Visually Impaired 2019
14th IBCA Individual World Championship will take place at Cagliari, Sardinia in Italy. Find all details here.
World School Championship 2019
World School Chess Championship will take place in Antalya, Turkey from 17th to 27th April 2019. Find all details here.
There are more official tournaments in April like World Teams Senior, European Individual Women Championship and more. The details can be found here.
Masters and Open tournaments:
21st Dubai Open 2019
April is full of Masters and Open tournaments. The first one starts on the very first day of April.
21st edition of Dubai Open will take place from 1st - 11th April. It will witness a strong line-up. Total 35 GMs, 24 IMs, 4 WGMs and 7 WIMs are slated to take part from 34 different countries. India as a contingent will have the biggest presence as 84 Indians are taking part this year. For more details, check here.
19th BCC Open
19th BCC Open will witness the return of the current FIDE Vice-President GM Nigel Short who has won this tournament three times before. 7 GMs and 3 IMs from India are slated to take part in this edition. For more details, visit here.
The author of this article will be present at the event to bring you extensive coverage of the event.
GAMMA Reykjavik Open
We all certainly want to play the tournament which was first won by 'The Magician of Riga' Mikhail Tal. It was also won Vassily Smyslov a decade later. Among Indians, Pentala Harikrishna, Abhijeet Gupta and Baskaran Adhiban are the ones who have won this tournament. For more details, click here.
Grenke Chess Open 2019
The biggest attraction of playing in Grenke Chess Open 2019 is the fact that both Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand will be seen in action in Grenke Chess Classic. Grenke Chess Open is arguably one of the strongest open chess tournaments of today. Last year's surprise Grenke Open winner 14-year old IM Vincent Keymer will play with the World's Best in Grenke Classic. Find all details about the tournament here.
There are various other State Championships, State level and National level Classical and Rapid tournaments which can be found here. If you are an organizer then you can submit your tournament also, by clicking on 'Submit your tournament' button.
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