The 4th Mumbai “Mayor’s Cup” International Open Chess Tournament is scheduled to take place from 15th to 24th September in Mumbai, India. 11 rounds of the Swiss tournament system will be played and the total prize fund amounts to 31.000 USD. All participants will be provided free accommodation at Andheri Sports Complex on request only.
The participants include: IM Zhanibek Amanov (KAZ), IM Timothy Taylor (USA), IM David Pruess (USA), FM Joel Banawa (USA), FM Pedram Atoufi (IRI), FM Michael Casella (USA), NM Konstantin Kavutskiy (USA), SM Roman Yankovsky (RUS), NM Kayden Troff (USA), and Janyl Tilenbaeva (KGZ).
The 2nd blitz tournament in the SP Masters Series will take place Tuesday, 10th May, at the Associação Brasileira “A Hebraica” in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Twelve players take part in the event with the time control 3min+2sec.
The 46th Capablanca Memorial is set to take place from 9th to 21st May at the Riviera Hotel in Havana, Cuba. A number of different tournaments will take place – Elite Group, Premier Group, Open Group I, Open Group II and Open Group Children. In addition, there will be FIDE Arbiters Seminar, Conference about Jose Raul Capablanca, Exhibition of artwork, books and objects related to chess, and screening of chess-related movies.
Salou is a municipality of the comarca of Tarragonès, in the province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. Salou is the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada, due to its many tourist facilities and its beautiful beaches; it is a popular holiday destination due to its Mediterranean climate.
The CCSCSL will host a 10-game match (six classical, four rapid) between St. Louis Grandmaster (GM) Hikaru Nakamura, ranked No. 8 in the world, and GM Ruslan Ponomariov, ranked No. 11 in the world, May 16-25. Legendary GM Viktor Korchnoi also will take on the Chess Club’s Resident GM Ben Finegold in a 10-game match.
The tournament is open for men of the age 60 or older and ladies of the age 50 or older. Tournament format is seven-round FIDE Swiss system, and the time limit is two hours per player per game to finish. The results will be rated with FIDE.