Upcoming tournaments in January 2020
Since 2019 was a packed year full of tournaments, the new year of the decade 2020 is supposed to be a well balanced calendar for all players. Women's World Championship starts on 3rd January at Shanghai, China and it will conclude on 26th January at Vladivostok, Russia. The 82nd edition of Tata Steel Masters will witness the new World Triple Crown champion Magnus Carlsen along with Vishy Anand and other Elite players in action. In the challengers section, Surya Sekhar Ganguly and Nihal Sarin will duke it out with other players. One of the strongest Open tournaments, Gibraltar International Chess Festival will start on 20th January. Delhi International Open brings the highest prize fund tournament to its 18th edition, Chennai International GM Open will step on its twelfth year. Photo: Various sources
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 January, you will get to see all the tournaments from 1st of January 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 January. 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.
FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2020
The first major event of the decade and of the year is FIDE Women's World Championship 2020. It will take place in Shanghai, China from 3rd-13th January and in Vladivostok, Russia from 14th-25th January in a series of twelve games. The first player to score 6.5 points will be the winner of FIDE Women's World Chess Championship 2020. While Ju Wenjun is the defending champion, Aleksandra Goryachkina won the Women's Candidates 2019 to be eligible to become the 'Challenger' for the Women's World title. For more details, visit here.
Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2020
Arguably one of the most iconic tournament to start a calendar year is Tata Steel Chess Tournament which has been won by Anand five times. The tournament which is also known as the 'Wimbledon of Chess' will host its 82nd edition. Seven time winner and current Triple Crown World Champion Magnus Carlsen will also be seen in action. In the Challengers section, Surya Sekhar Ganguly and Nihal Sarin will be seen in action among the Indians. For more details, click here.
Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2020
Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2020 will be headlined by the French no.1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Candidates 2020 participants Hao Wang and Kirill Alekseenko will also be seen in action. Sasikiran Krishnan will lead the Indian charge. Newly crowned Women's World Rapid Champion will also be seen in action. For more details, click here.
10th Sharjah International Cup for Women
The 10th edition of Sharjah International Cup for Women will take place at Sharjah Chess Club from 4th-12th January 2020. Total Prize fund $16000 is up for grabs. We had already published an invitation article over two and a half months ago. For more details, visit here.
18th Delhi International GM Open 2020
The 18th edition of Delhi International Open GM tournament boasts a total prize fund of a mammoth ₹11100000. For more details, click here.
12th Chennai International GM Open 2020
The twelfth edition of Chennai International GM Open 2019 will take place from 18th-25th January 2019. Total 28 GMs and 14 IMs have already confirmed their participation from 20 countries across the globe. Top seed of the tournament will be Russian GM Pavel Ponkratov. For more details, click here.
There are various other District, State, State level and National level Standard, Rapid and Blitz Rating and International tournaments all over the world including India in the month of January 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.