The 18th edition of the tournament named after world champion Anatoly Karpov runs from April 17th to 27th in Poikovskiy, Russia. Participants include GM Ernesto Inarkiev, GM Dmitry Jakovenko, GM Maxim Rodshtein, GM Anton Korobov, GM Evgeniy Najer, GM David Anton Guijarro, GM Daniil Dubov, GM Emil Sutovsky, GM Victor Bologan and GM Sergei Zhigalko. pgn4web is used for the live games broadcast from the tournament homepage.
On Saturday March 25th and Sunday 26th the United States college chess final four event is hosted by the Marshall chess club in New York. The event awards the president's cup for college chess in the United States, with four teams qualified from the pan-american intercollegiate chess tournament last December. Competing teams are the university of Texas at Dallas, the Webster university, the Texas tech university and the St Louis university. Top players include GM Liem Le, GM Ray Robson, GM Dariusz Piotr Swiercz, GM Alex Shimanov, GM Yaroslav Zherebukh, GM Vasif Durarbayli and GM Illia Nyznyk. pgn4web is used for live games broadcast from the tournament homepage, with a main frame providing a detailed game view, with full game annotation and analysis option; a side frame provides a multiple games view with smaller chessboards.
The Moscow open is held in Moscow, Russia from January 26th to February 6th. The cup comprises eight separate tournaments and several additional events. The main tournament is the RSSU Cup, a stage of the cup of Russia and includes GM Sanan Sjugirov, GM Gata Kamsky, GM Vladislav Artemiev, GM Dmitri Kokarev, GM Boris Grachev, GM Alexey Goganov, GM Denis Khismatullin, GM Egveny Alekseev, GM Sergey Volkov, GM Maksim Vavulin and GM Ivan Rozum. pgn4web is used for live games broadcast with a customized live results view.
The Gibraltar chess festival takes place from January 24th to February 2nd. More than 250 players compete in the very strong masters tournament, including GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, GM Hikaru Nakamura, GM Vassily Ivanchuk, GM Michael Adams, GM Peter Svidler, GM Veselin Topalov, GM Yu Yangyi, GM Nikita Vitiugov, GM Boris Gelfand, GM Arkadij Naiditsch and GM Maxim Matlakov. pgn4web is used for games archives.
The 79th Tata steel chess tournament takes place in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands from January 14th to 29th. The tournament has two main events, each with 14 players: the Tata steel masters and the Tata steel challengers. The Tata steel masters includes GM Magnus Carlsen, GM Wesley So, GM Sergey Karjakin, GM Lev Aronian, GM Anish Giri, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, GM Pentala Harikrishna, GM Pavel Eljanov, GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek, GM Dmitri Andreikin, GM Wei Yi, GM Richard Rapport, GM Loek van Wely and GM Baskaran Adhiban. The Tata steel challengers includes GM Markus Ragger, GM Ilia Smirin, GM Jeffrey Xiong, GM Gawain Jones, GM Nils Grandelius, GM Shanglei Lu, GM Jorden van Forest, GM Benjamin Bok, GM Erwin l'Ami and GM Eric Hansen. pgn4web is used for a custom applet providing games archives and downloads.
The 8th London chess classic runs from the 7th to the 19th December 2016. The main tournament is the final event of the grand chess tour 2016, featuring GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, GM Vladimir Kramnik, GM Levon Aronian, GM Hikaru Nakamura, GM Wesley So, GM Viswanathan Anand, GM Anish Giri, GM Veselin Topalov and GM Michael Adams. Next to the main tournament, a chess festival, a chess conference and free school chess events are taking place. pgn4web is used for games archives for the main event and for the festival events including the FIDE open, the super rapidplay and the weekend opens.