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Upcoming tournaments in December 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 30/11/2019

December is full of strong tournaments. Grand Chess Tour finals start in London on 2nd December. On the very same day, the second event of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix series starts at Monaco and concludes on 14th December. National Senior Open championship will take place from 9th to 19th December at Sikkim and for the first time the tournament will have 11 rounds instead of the usual 13. The final leg of FIDE Grand Prix is slated to take place in Jerusalem, Israel from 11th to 23rd December. King Salman World Rapid and Blitz will be held at Moscow, Russia from 25th-30th December. Bhopal GM Open and IIFL Mumbai GM Open starts from 21st and 30th December 2019 respectively.

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.

So let's have a look at the above page carefully

1. The url of the page is chessbase.in/calendar. You can type it directly or you can go through the tabs at 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 December, you will get to see all the tournaments from 1st of December 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:

As an organizer you need to fill in the details like Title of the tournament, venue, address, etc. and then submit the tournament.

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.

You can search using the dates, country, state, and also type of tournament and the currency

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 December. 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.

The tournaments in December 2019

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FIDE Women's Grand Prix Monaco 2019

The second event of FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2019-20 is at Monaco | Photo: Official site

The second event of FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2019-20 takes place at Monaco from 2nd-14th December in a roub-robin format. All players have qualified on rating basis. Humpy Koneru won the last Grand Prix leg at Skolkovo, Russia. She is currently leading the table, followed by Ju Wenjun and Aleksandra Goryachkina. For more details, visit here.

Humpy would like to extend his lead on the table | Photo: FIDE

Harika would be looking to improve her standings on the table | Photo: Niklesh Jain

2019 Grand Chess Tour Finals in London

Grand Chess Tour finals will take place at London | Photo: Official site

After seven GCT events, the finals will take place at London from 2nd to 8th December 2019. The finalists are Magnus Carlsen, Ding Liren, Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. For more details, visit here.

Carlsen would definitely like to continue his momentum and increase the number of max tournament wins in a calendar year | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Ding Liren was the only one to beat Carlsen twice at Tata Steel Chess India 2019 | Photo: Amruta Mokal

FIDE Grand Prix Jerusalem 2019

Tournament logo | Photo: Official site

The final leg of Grand Prix series will take place at Jerusalem, Israel from 11th to 23rd December 2019. Alexander Grischuk won the last GP event at Hamburg, Germany and he is currently leading the standings table. FIDE made an announcement that FIDE World Cup 2019 winner Teimour Radjabov will not be able to participate due to medical reasons. It will be interesting to see who replaces him. For more details, click here.

Alexander Grischuk has almost confirmed his spot at the Candidates | Photo: FIDE

GP seems to be the best way for MVL's path to Candidates 2020 | Photo: Grand Chess Tour

King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2019

World Rapid and Blitz Championships will take place at Moscow,Russia | Photo: FIDE

King Salman World Rapid and Blitz is slated to take place at Moscow, Russia from 25th - 30th December 2019. The total prize fund is USD 1000000. Reigning World Rapid and Blitz champion Daniil Dubov and Magnus Carlsen would like to defend their respective titles. For more details, click here.

Daniil Dubov with his World Rapid 2018 championship trophy | Photo: FIDE

Will we see another World Blitz title run from Magnus? | Photo: Amruta Mokal

ChessBase India's co-founders Sagar Shah and Amruta Mokal, both will be present at the venue to bring you all updates and the stories as they unfold.

1st FIDE Confederation Cup for the disabled people 2019

1st FIDE Confederation Cup for the disabled people will take place at Ankara, Turkey | Photo: Tournament Circular

The 1st FIDE Confederation Cup for the disabled people 2019 will take place between 8th and 14th December in Antalya, Turkey. It is an invitational championship between mixed teams from four continents. For more details about the tournament click here.

National Senior Open Championship 2019

National Senior Championship will take place at Sikkim this year | Photo: Tournament Circular

National Senior Championship will be organized by Sikkim Chess Association from 9th to 20th December 2019 at Sikkim. For the first time, National Senior Championship will have 11 rounds instead of the usual 13 rounds. Total prize fund is ₹200000. For more details, visit here.

28th The Telegraph Schools' Chess 2019

28th edition of The Telegraph Schools' Chess 2019 will take place at Kolkata, West Bengal from 13th to 18th December 2019. Total cash prize fund is ₹155000. Here is a preview article of the tournament. For more details, click here.

Sunway Sitges International Open 2019

The 6th edition of Sunway Sitges International Open 2019 will take place at Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa, Sitges, Spain from 13th to 22nd December 2019. The tournament is loved by Indian chess players, this year as many as 83 Indians are going to take part in it. For more details, click here. Here is a curtain raiser article on the tournament.

Krishnan Sasikiran will be the Indian spearhead at the tournament | Photo: Queen's Chess Academy

Former World Junior Champion Parham Maghsoodloo will be the top seed of the tournament | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Bhopal International GM Chess Tournament 2019

The third edition of Bhopal International GM Open will take place from 21st to 28th December 2019. With a total prize fund of ₹1207000, 10 GMs and 13 different countries participation is surely going to make this tournament a great spectacle. Here is a preview article of the tournament. For more details, click here.

GM Nodirbek Yakubboev of Uzbekistan is slated to be the top seed of the tournament | Photo: Niklesh Jain

GM Venkatesh M R will lead the Indian charge | Photo: Amruta Mokal

eka IIFL Mumbai International Chess Tournament 2019

5th edition of IIFL Mumbai International will have five different tournaments | Photo: Touranment circular

The fifth edition of eka IIFL Mumbai International Chess Tournament will have five tournaments from 30th December 2019 to 7th January 2020. Total prize fund is ₹5000000 on the occasion of Anand's 50th birthday. For more details about the tournament, click here.

Mr.Commonwealth Abhijeet Gupta is the top seed of the tournament | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Former World Junior Silver medalist Abhimanyu Puranik is the second highest rated Indian in the tournament | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Lakecity Winter Below 1600 FIDE Rating 2019

Chess in Lakecity organizes one of the biggest Below 1600 FIDE Rating tournament of the year. The tournament will take place in Udaipur, Rajasthan from 18th - 20th December 2019 with a total prize fund of ₹1100000 comprising of total 124 prizes.

 

There are various other State level and National level Standard, Rapid and Blitz Rating and International tournaments all over the world including India in the month of December 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.


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