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Upcoming tournaments in July 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 01/07/2019

The month of July is relatively relaxed with less major tournaments compared to the last few months. The very first day of July pawns off with a tournament in Georgia with over EUR 15K+ prize fund. Then Catalan Circuit continues with tournaments at Benasque and Barbera del Valles from 4th July. Ivanchuk, Maghsoodloo and Nihal will be seen in action at Leon from 4th-8th July. 1st Thailand Chess Festival starts from 7th July with a variety of tournaments. World Junior for Disabled, Paracin, Czech Tour, National Sub-Junior, National Women's Senior, Asian Cities Team, Riga GP, Tal Memorial Blitz, Xtracon Open, Biel Masters, Sant Marti, Sitges, Arad International, Paris Grand Chess Tour, Belt and Hunan Road and many more tournaments are scheduled for the month of July.

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 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 June, you will get to see all the tournaments from 1st of June 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 July. 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 July 2019

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XXXII Torneo Magistral de Ajedrez Ciudad de Leon is the first major tournament of July 2019 | Photo: Official site

Leon Masters 2019

From 5th and 8th of July 32nd edition of Leon Masters will see Nihal Sarin in action against the former World Rapid champion Ivanchuk and the current World Junior champion Parham Maghsoodloo along with Spanish GM Jaime Santos. They will battle each other in Rapid and Blitz format of the game.. Find details about the tournament here.

Nihal is the new Asian Continental Blitz champion | Photo: Niklesh Jain

The former World Rapid Champion Vassily Ivanchuk is always a treat to watch | Photo: ChessBase India archives

Riga Grand Prix

After Moscow, Riga is the next stop for the Knock-out format of Grand Prix 2019 | Photo: Official site

The list of 16 players who will be seen in action in Riga GP 2019 | Source: World Chess

Riga GP starts on 12th July in Riga, Latvia, the birthplace of 'The Magician of Riga' Mikhail Tal. India's Pentala Harikrishna will be making his debut in the 2019 Grand Prix. Find all details here.

Harikrishna will lead the Indian charge at Riga | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Grischuk came very close to winning the Moscow GP. Can he win Riga GP this time? | Photo: World Chess

2019 Paris GCT Rapid and Blitz

The third leg of Grand Chess Tour goes to Paris, France | Photo: Official site

Carlsen won the first one of this year in Cote d'Ivoire and the second one is still in progress | Photo: World Chess

Grand Chess Tour will have its third event of the year and second in the faster format in Paris, France. Carlsen has decided to skip this one. It will be interesting to see who wins this when a total prize fund of $150000 is up for grabs. Find all details here.

The last time Anand and Nakamura played a Rapid and Blitz tournament, they won them each respectively. Can history repeat again? | Photo: Official site

Asian Cities Team Chess Championship 2019

Asian Cities Team Championship will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh | Photo: Tournament Circular

Kolkata City will lead the Indian campaign as the reigning National Cities champion in Asian Cities Chess Team Championship 2019 from 9th - 18th July. Find all details here.



There are various other State Championships, State level and National level Classical and Rapid tournaments, National Sub-Junior, National Women's and World Junior for the Disabled in the month of July 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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