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Upcoming tournaments in September 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 31/08/2019

The month of September will witness the biggest official tournament of the year, FIDE World Cup. Total 10 Indians will take part in this 128-player knockout event. Thus FIDE Grand Prix and Grand Chess Tour will take a break in September. The total number of tournaments listed in September is only 84, for the above mentioned reason. However we have Western Asia taking place at New Delhi and World Youth Rapid and Blitz at Spain. Udaipur and Ahmedabad will host 1st Lakecity International GM Open and 2nd Gujarat International GM Open respectively, making September an action packed month for all Indian chess players. 

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

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FIDE World Cup 2019 official logo | Photo: Official site

FIDE World Cup

The biggest tournament of September takes place from 9th September to 4th October. Total 128 players including eleven Indians have qualified for this event. Anand is giving this tournament a miss. For more details about the round 1 pairing and Indian players' probable future opponents click here. Find details about the tournament here.

Except Anand, Sasikiran and Negi, ten of the top thirteen players of the country are part of the World Cup

Western Asia Youth and Junior 2019

Western Asia Youth and Junior will take place in the nation's capital New Delhi| Photo: Tournament regulations

Western Asia Youth and Junior Championship 2019 will take place at New Delhi from 4th - 11th September 2019 where players will complete in 16 different age categories in all three formats classic, rapid and blitz. For more details, visit here.

10th Asian Seniors

10th edition of Asian Senior will take place at Almaty, Kazakhstan from 8th - 18th September 2019. For more details, visit here.

World Youth Rapid and Blitz

World Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships is slated to take place at Salobrena, Granada in Spain from 10th - 14th September 2019. For more details, click here.

1st Lakecity International Open GM tournament

Lake city Udaipur will host it's first International Open GM tournament | Photo: Tournament Circular

Udaipur also known as Lakecity, will host the city's 1st edition of International Open Grandmaster tournament. 13 GMs, 12 IMs and 13 country participation will definitely make this tournament a strong debut. There are also rapid and blitz rating event which has the prize money of ₹400000 each. Total prize fund ₹200000 will be distributed among the prize winners combining all three different formats of the game. For more details about the tournament, click here.

Second seed and spearhead of the Indian contingent will be GM Deepanb Chakkravarthy| Photo: Amruta Mokal

GM Swapnil Dhopade is the third seed of the tournament | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

2nd Gujarat International Open GM tournament

Gujarat will host the second edition of International Open GM tournament at Ahmedabad | Photo: Tournament circular

Ahmedabad will witness the second edition of Gujarat International Open GM tournament from 22nd - 29th September 2019 after the huge success of its inaugural edition last year. 13 GMs, 13 IMs and 10 different countries from all across the world will take part in this event. Total ₹2500000 prize fund is up for grabs combining all three categories with the champion's prize in the 'A' category being ₹200000. For more details, click here.

GM Deepan will again be the second seed of the tournament and lead the Indian contingent | Photo: Niklesh Jain

GM Saptarshi Roy will be seen in action after a long break and first tournament since his fatherhood


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