Upcoming Events

February 28 – 29 | Queen City Classic Chess Tournament | Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Queen City Classic Chess Tournament

March 17 – April 4 | FIDE Candidates Tournament

More details coming soon: Fide Candidates 2020

April 1 | 2020 NextHome Conference | Orlando, Florida

https://nexthomeevents.com/speakers/maurice-ashley/

April 8 – 24 | US Chess Championships | Saint Louis, USA
The US Open and Women’s Chess Championships are traditionally 12-player round-robins played for high stakes in the Saint Louis Chess Club. There are five 2700+ rated US players, including Fabiano Caruana (and his regular second Leinier Dominguez), who will hope to be playing here shortly after qualifying to play Magnus Carlsen again from the Candidates!

https://www.uschesschamps.com/2020-us-championships

May 4 – 15 | Superbet Chess Classic Romania | Bucharest, Romania

The 2020 Grand Chess Tour begins with all 10 regular tour players competing in this 9-round classical tournament with a $325,000 prize fund. This year’s Grand Chess Tour features two classical events and three rapid and blitz (of which each tour regular plays two), with no Finals. Instead $175,000 will be awarded to the top three overall finishers.

More details coming soon: https://grandchesstour.org/

July 3 – 8 | Croatia Grand Chess Tour | Zagreb, Croatia
The 3rd event in this year’s Grand Chess Tour is a rapid and blitz tournament in Croatia, with a $150,000 prize fund. In 2019 Magnus Carlsen won what was then an 11-round classical tournament:

More details coming soon: https://grandchesstour.org/

August 6 – 17 | 44th World Chess Olympiad | Moscow, Russia
With over 300 teams and approaching 2000 players, the biennial World Chess Olympiad is the biggest and arguably the most enjoyable event in chess. This year it was supposed to take place in Khanty-Mansiysk, as it did in 2010, but late last year the venue was switched from that Siberian city to the Russian capital Moscow. China are defending the double gold medals they won in Batumi, Georgia in 2018.

More details coming soon: https://grandchesstour.org/

August 23 – 30 | Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz | Saint Louis, USA
The 4th event in the 2020 Grand Chess Tour. This year’s tour features two classical events and three rapid and blitz (of which each tour regular plays two), with no Finals. Instead $175,000 will be awarded to the top three overall finishers.

More details coming soon: https://grandchesstour.org/

August 30 – September 10 | Sinquefield Cup | Saint Louis, USA
The 8th edition of the Sinquefield Cup is a 10-player classical tournament that concludes the 2020 Sinquefield Cup. As well as the $325,000 prize fund for the event, the $175,000 prize fund for the tour as a whole will also be allocated to the top three players.

More details coming soon: https://grandchesstour.org/

September 9 – September 14 | 2020 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX

More details coming soon: https://www.uschesschamps.com/

November | World Championship Match: Carlsen vs ?

More details coming soon.