The Hungarian chess federation is supporting the Zalakaros chess festival from May 18th till May 25th. The main event is dedicated to the memory of GM Gyula Sax; leading players include GM Richard Rapport, GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, GM Robert Markus, GM Igor Kovalenko, GM Zahar Efimenko, GM Tamir Nabaty, GM Abhijeet Gupta, GM Tamas Banusz, GM Viktor Erdos, GM Alexander Zubo and GM Levente Vajda. pgn4web is used for both live games broadcast and games archives; custom views feature a unique design and a very clean presentation, fully integrated within the wordpress.org based tournament website.
The final stage of the French team championship take places from May 18th to 28th in Chartres. The top 12 teams compete for the national championship in matches with eight players each. Top players include GM David Navara, GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek, GM Li Chao, GM Yuriy Kryvoruchko, GM Baadur Jobava, GM Vladimir Malakov, GM Arkadij Naiditsch, GM Maxim Rodshtein, GM Etienne Bacrot, GM Markus Ragger, GM Alexander Areshchenko, GM Viktor Laznicka and GM Laurent Fressinet. pgn4web is used for live games broadcast, with custom live views developed as part of a portal for chess events setup by the French chess federation; the live views are a further improvement and optimization from last year's version for the same event: the main live view integrates the video streaming commentaries and provides a games list optimized for team events, updated with live results; a mobile live view is optimized for small screens; an accessible live view is designed for visually impaired users; each of the custom live views allows for browsing games archives from past rounds as well. A separate games archive view provides a best games collection.
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.