The traditional 4th International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2011″ is scheduled to take place on July 8-15th in Hotel “Petrus” in Paraćin, Serbia. The main event is called International Championship of Central Serbia, 9-round Swiss tournament with FIDE time control which will be valid for FIDE rating and GM/IM norms.
All members of the current 2800+ club – Anand, Carlsen, and Aronian, as well as the ex world champion Vladimir Kramnik will participate in Botvinnik Memorial 2011. It will be a rapid tournament played in Moscow Friday 2nd September (round 1-3) and Saturday 3rd September (round 4-6).
Turkey İş Bank Chess League 2011 will take place 27 June – 09 July in the Konya-Hilton Garden Inn Otel. It will be one of the top club competitions of Europe, featuring 36 grandmasters and 86 titled players.
The 44th Biel Chess Festival will take place from 18th to 29th July in Biel, Switzerland. The main event is the Accentus Grandmaster Tournament which will be a six-player double round robin. Carlsen, Vachier-Lagrave, Shirov, Caruana, Morozevich, and Pelletier complete the field
The Quebec Open 2011 will take place July 23 to July 30 in Montreal, Canada. It features five sections plus a closed tournament for a total guaranteed prize fund of 18 000$.
Since its premiere in 2008, the event has grown every year in size and strength and is an excellent opportunity for both established Grandmasters (the $10,000 prize fund in the Championship section is unconditionally guaranteed) and younger players who seek to obtain IM and GM norms.
After a long break the Ukrainian Chess Federation organizes the Final of the Ukrainian Chess Championship 2011 in the center of Kiev at the premises of the historical building “The Ukrainian House”. The Championship will be the strongest event in the history of the independent Ukraine.
Baku Open 2011 will take place 5-14 August in Azerbaijan. The tournament will be in “AF HOTEL” (near Caspian Sea, Novkhani), and will feature a prize fund of 50 000 EUR and is the newest to be categorized as a Super Open.
The 3rd blitz tournament in the SP Masters Series will take place Tuesday, 7th June, at the Esporte Clube Pinheiros in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Twelve players take part in the event with the time control 3min+2sec.
This popular tournament has attracted a large number of players, with 320 pre-registrations ten days before the start. 12 Grandmasters are also participating. Last year winner was GM Robert Zelcic.