Upcoming tournaments in February 2020
Perhaps the month of February 2020 will be one of the most quiet months in terms of tournaments as March will have both Candidates and Women's Grand Prix. Cairns Cup will witness the clash of two World Champions - Ju Wenjun and Humpy Koneru along with eight other players in a 10-player Round Robin event. National Team Championship for both Open and Women will take place from 7th - 13th February. Prague Chess Festival is the first major tournament of this month which will feature both India no.2 and 3, Vidit Gujrathi and Harikrishna Pentala Harikrishna in action from 11th - 21st of the month. 34th Cannes Chess Festival will see Gukesh as the spearhead for the Indian contingent. Last year Abhijeet Gupta won the 33rd edition. The month will end with Aeroflot Open which is one of the strongest tournament of the year.
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 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 February, you will get to see all the tournaments from 1st of February 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 February. 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.
2020 Cairns Cup
The second edition of Cairns Cup will witness a strong line up of women across the world including the newly crowned World Rapid champion Humpy Koneru and India no.2 Harika Dronavalli. This will also be the first event for Ju Wenjun after defending her World title successfully few days ago. For more details, click here.
Prague International Chess Festival 2020
The first major event of February is Prague International Chess Festival 2020. The event features Masters, Challengers, Futures and a few other sections. This year the Masters section will witness India no.2 and 3, Vidit Gujrathi and Pentala Harikrishna in action along with eight other players. For more details, visit here.
International Chess Open Graz 2020
The strong open tournament has already 19 GMs, 24 IMs confirmed their participation. Over 350 players are slated to take part combining all groups. The Indian contingent will be led by GM Karthikeyan P. For more details, click here.
34th International Cannes Games Festival 2020
Mr.Commonwealth Abhijeet Gupta won 33rd Cannes Chess International Open last year. This year the tournament will be headlined by former World Junior Champion Lu Shanglei. The Indian charge will be led by Gukesh and Shyam Sundar M. For more details, click here.
Aeroflot Open 2020
Aeroflot Open is well known for being one of the strongest open tournament of the year where the 'Open B' is for rated below 2550. 'Open A' is headlined by Vladislav Artemiev. Among the Indians, Adhiban Baskaran and Sethuraman SP will be the spearheads. For more details, visit here.
National Teams 2020
There are various other State, State level and National level Standard, Rapid and Blitz Rating and International tournaments all over the world including India in the month of February 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.