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Upcoming tournaments in November 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 31/10/2019

The month of November 2019 is absolutely stacked. It starts with National Junior on the very first day of the month. FIDE Grand Prix makes a return on 5th at Hamburg, Germany. Grand Chess Tour has two events this month - the first one being at Bucharest, Romania from 6th and the second one takes place in Kolkata, India from 22nd where the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen also returns to India, first time in six years. since winning the World Championship in Chennai 2013. That's not all, there is World Senior, National under-11, National Schools, 1st FIDE World Disabled Cadet and Youth championship and many more State, State level, National level Classic, Rapid and Blitz rating tournaments. Total 110 tournaments are listed in November 2019.

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

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FIDE Grand Prix Hamburg 2019

The next stop of FIDE Grand Prix is at Hamburg, Germany | Photo: World Chess

The third leg of FIDE Grand Prix 2019 takes place at Hamburg, Germany from 5th-17th November in knockout format. All players have qualified on rating basis. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the last Grand Prix leg at Riga, Latvia. Currently Alexander Grischuk and Mamedyarov are leading the table. For more details, visit here.

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

Indian charge will be led by Harikrishna | Photo: Niklesh Jain

2019 Superbet Rapid & Blitz

One of the newest addition to the Grand Chess Tour - Bucharest, Romania | Photo: Official site

After a two months of break due to World Cup and Grand Swiss, Grand Chess Tour will be back in November with two events. The first one will be at Bucharest, Romania which is the newest addition in the Grand Chess Tour calendar. Since Sinquefield Cup winner Ding Liren is not playing in this one, we are guaranteed to get a new champion in this new event. For more details, visit here.

Former World Championship Challenger and World no.2 Fabiano Caruana

Vishy Anand will be seen in action in Bucharest before heading to Kolkata | Photo: Amruta Mokal

Tata Steel Chess India Rapid and Blitz 2019

Tournament logo | Photo: Official site

The second Grand Chess Tour event of the month and the last stop before the GCT finals is at Kolkata. Magnus Carlsen will be coming to India for the first time since becoming World Champion at Chennai in 2013. It will be interesting to see how things turn out as both defending champions in rapid and blitz, Hikaru Nakamura and Vishy Anand respectively will also be back to defend their title. Although last year the event was not part of Grand Chess Tour, but a lot of things are similar. For more details, click here.

Magnus Carlsen is undoubtedly the star attraction | Photo: Grand Chess Tour

Anand as always is the local favorite and he likes Kolkata too | Photo: Grand Chess Tour

Team ChessBase India will be present at the venue to bring you extensive coverage of the tournament.

World's most watched chess game video between Praggnanandhaa and Surya Sekhar Ganguly reached 29.5 Million views

World Senior Championship 2019

Official logo | Photo: Official site

FIDE in an announcement has mentioned that the total prize fund is to be increased by €30000 which made the total prize fund jump to €46000.

Arjuna Awardee IM D V Prasad will be the sole Indian fighting for the World Senior M50 title | Photo: Niklesh Jain

National Junior Championships 2019

National Junior 2019 will be held in Haryana | Photo: Tournament Circular

Exactly a week after the conclusion of World Junior Championships, November starts off with National Junior Championships which takes place from 1st to 9th November 2019 at Gurgaon, Haryana. Over 310 players are slated to take part from various states across the nation. The top seed in open section is IM Koustav Chatterjee, whereas the top seed in the girls section will be WIM Arpita Mukherjee. For more details about the tournament click here.

IM Koustav Chatterjee is the top seed in the open section | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Among the girls, WIM Arpita Mukherjee will be the top seed | Photo: Niklesh Jain

National Under-11 Championships 2019

Nation' capital New Delhi will host National under-11 | Photo: Tournament Circular

The tournament will be organized by Delhi Chess Association from 15th to 23rd November 2019 at New Delhi. Total prize fund is ₹250000. For more details, visit here.

National Schools Championships 2019

The 9th edition of National Schools Championships will take place at Aurangabad, Maharashtra from 27th November - 1st December 2019. The previous edition earlier this year witnessed a mammoth 926 participants. For more details, click here.

FIDE World Disabled Cadet and Youth 2019

First edition of FIDE World Disabled Cadet and Youth Championships will take place at Cardiff, Wales, UK from 26th November to 4th December 2019. For more details about the tournament, click here.


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