The 16th Sigeman Co Chess Tournament, under organization of Limhamn Chess Club, is taking place on 22-30 April in Hipp Theater in Malmo, Sweden. The lineup is a mix of regular participants and couple of new faces. Veterans Jan Timman (NED 2565) and Lajos Portisch (HUN 2523) will be again in the same tournament, only couple of months after the Corus Honorary event, and while Timman is already feeling at home in Malmo, Portisch (71) will be making his debut.
The XXI Leon chess tournament will be held from May 29th to June 2nd in León, Spain. The participants will be the World Champion Viswanathan Anand, the Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk, and the two best Spanish Players, Alexei Shirov and Francisco Vallejo Pons.
The opening ceremony of EICC Plovdiv 2008 will be this Sunday, April 20, at 17:00 CET.
Games festival, part of which are the World Amateur Chess Championship 2008, Halkidiki Chess Open, and European Open School Championship starts in less than two weeks. Up to now more than 300 players from 30 countries have signed up.
The New England Masters 2008 will take place at the Blackstone Chess
Academy, 26 Main Street, Pawtucket (near Providence), Rhode Island, USA,
from August 11-15, 2008. As usual, the event will be a 9 round FIDE rated
Swiss with norm opportunities available to the participants. Already confirmed to take part are GM Leonid Kritz (Germany), GM Timur
Gareez (Uzbekistan), GM Sergey Erenburg (Israel), GM Eugene Perelshteyn
(USA), GM Keith Arkell (ENG)
Festival Internacional de Ajedrez “Ruy Lopez” under organization of The Association Ruy Lopez de Zafra and the Club Linex-Magic of Merida is taking place on 4-13th April in the Assembly of Extremadura (Merida), Spain. The Festival consists of the main tournament – Magistral Ruy López, IM Tournament and open rapid.
Dortmund Sparkassen 2008 chess competition will take place June 28 – July 6. It will be a round robin tournament with 8 players.
Here are the complete teams at the Russian team chess championship.