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Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing an embryo or fetus before it can survive outside the uterus.
The Aeroflot Open is an annual open chess tournament played in Moscow and sponsored by the airline Aeroflot.
Albania (Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Shqipni/Shqipnia or Shqypni/Shqypnia), officially the Republic of Albania (Republika e Shqipërisë), is a country in Southeastern Europe.
Alexandra Konstantinovna Kosteniuk (Алекса́ндра Константи́новна Костеню́к; born 23 April 1984) is a Russian chess grandmaster and Women's World Chess Champion from 2008 to 2010.
Alexei Shirov (Aleksejs Širovs;; born 4 July 1972) is a Latvian and Spanish chess grandmaster.
Almira Skripchenko (born 17 February 1976) is a Moldovan-French chess player who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.
Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands.
Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Анато́лий Евге́ньевич Ка́рпов; born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion.
Anish Kumar Giri (अनिश कुमार गिरी; born June 28, 1994) is a Russian-born Dutch Grandmaster and former chess prodigy.
Anna Yuriyivna Ushenina (Анна Юріївна Ушеніна; born 30 August 1985) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster who was Women's World Chess Champion from November 2012 to September 2013.
Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent.
The Asian Chess Championship is a chess tournament open to all players from Asian chess federations (FIDE zones from 3.1 to 3.7).
The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia.
M.R.Lalit Babu or Musunuri Lalit Babu (born in Vijayawada, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India) is an Indian chess Grandmaster.
Baden-Baden is a spa town located in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany.
Baku (Bakı) is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region, with a population of 2,374,000.
Batkhuyagiin Möngöntuul (born 8 October 1987) is a Mongolian chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Beersheba, also spelled Beer-Sheva (בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע; بئر السبع), is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel.
Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's second most populous city proper, and most populous capital city.
Beirut (بيروت, Beyrouth) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon.
Belfort is a city in northeastern France in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté région, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg.
The Biel International Chess Festival is an annual chess tournament that takes place in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.
Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion.
The Bogo-Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The position arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 is common.
Bu Xiangzhi (born December 10, 1985) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and Chinese champion in 2004.
Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union.
Cap d'Agde is a seaside resort on the Mediterranean sea in Agde, France: a commune in the department of Hérault within the region of Languedoc-Roussillon.
Chalkidiki, also spelt Chalkidike, Chalcidice or Halkidiki (Χαλκιδική, Chalkidikí), is a peninsula and regional unit of Greece, part of the Region of Central Macedonia in Northern Greece.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.
Chess at the 2010 Asian Games was held in Guangzhou Chess Institute, Guangzhou, China from November 13 to 26, 2010 with four individual and team events.
The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is a chess venue, located in the Central West End, Saint Louis.
The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world compete.
Chess prodigies are children who can beat experienced adult players and even Masters at chess.
A chess tournament is a series of chess games played competitively to determine a winning individual or team.
The Chess World Cup 2009 was a 128-player single-elimination tournament, played between 20 November and 14 December 2009, in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
The Chess World Cup 2011 was a chess World Cup tournament.
The Chess World Cup 2013 was a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament, played between 11 August and 2 September 2013, in the hotel Scandic Tromsø in Tromsø, Norway.
The Chess World Cup 2015 was a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 10 September to 5 October 2015.
The Chess World Cup 2017 was a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament, held in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 2 to 27 September 2017.
Chess960, also called Fischer Random Chess (originally Fischerandom), is a variant of chess invented and advocated by former world chess champion Bobby Fischer, announced publicly on June 19, 1996, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
ChessBase GmbH is a German company that markets chess software, maintains a chess news site, and operates servers for online chess.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
The China Chess League (CCL) is a Chinese professional league for chess clubs.
The Chinese Chess Championship is the annual individual national chess championship of China.
Chongqing, formerly romanized as Chungking, is a major city in southwest China.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
The 2008 Corus chess tournament was a Grandmaster level chess tournament held in the de Moriaan Community Centre, Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands from 12 January to 28 January 2008.
Cristóbal Henríquez Villagra (born 7 August 1996) is a Chilean chess grandmaster.
Csaba Balogh (born 10 March 1987 in Budapest) is in a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Dagomys (Дэгъумес.); is a microdistrict of Sochi, Russia (12 km from the city centre), known for its resorts, vacation spots and tea plantations.
Danzhou is a prefecture-level city in the northwest of the Chinese island province of Hainan.
David Navara (born 27 March 1985) is a Czech chess grandmaster, the highest-ranked player of his country.
Dmitry Olegovich Jakovenko (Дмитрий Олегович Яковенко; born 29 June 1983) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting is an elite chess tournament held every summer in Dortmund, Germany.
Dresden (Upper and Lower Sorbian: Drježdźany, Drážďany, Drezno) is the capital city and, after Leipzig, the second-largest city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany.
Elena Sedina (Елена Седина.; Оле́на Се́діна, Olena Sedina; born 1 June 1968 in Kiev) is a Ukrainian-Italian chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in zero-sum games such as chess.
Emil Sutovsky (born 19 September 1977) is an Israeli chess grandmaster and the president of the Association of Chess Professionals since 2012.
Ergun (É'ěrgǔnà Shì; Эргүн Ergün), formerly Ergun Right Banner (ᠡᠷᠬᠥᠨᠠ ᠬᠣᠲᠠ Эргүнэ хот), is a county-level city in China's autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.
The European Individual Chess Championship is a chess tournament organised by the European Chess Union.
Evgeniy Yuryevich Najer (translit; born 22 June 1977) is a Russian chess grandmaster and the European champion of 2015.
Fabiano Luigi Caruana (born July 30, 1992) is an Italian-American chess grandmaster.
Fast chess (also known as speed chess) is a variation of chess in which each side is given less time to make their moves than under normal tournament time controls.
Ferenc Berkes (born 8 August 1985) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster.
The Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation is an international organization that connects the various national chess federations around the world and acts as the governing body of international chess competition.
The FIDE Grand Prix 2017 was a series of four chess tournaments that formed part of the qualification cycle for the World Chess Championship 2018.
The World Chess Federation, FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs), awards several performance-based titles to chess players, up to and including the highly prized Grandmaster title.
The FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2009–11 was a series of six chess tournaments exclusively for women, which formed part of the qualification cycle for the Women's World Chess Championship 2011.
The FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2011–12 was a series of six chess tournaments exclusively for women, which formed part of the qualification cycle for the Women's World Chess Championship 2013.
The FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013–14 is a series of six chess tournaments exclusively for women, which formed part of the qualification cycle for the Women's World Chess Championship 2015.
The FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2015–16 was a series of five chess tournaments exclusively for women, which determined one player to play in the Women's World Chess Championship 2018, a 10-game match against the knockout world champion.
The French Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: This is most commonly followed by 2.d4 d5, with Black intending...c5 at a later stage, attacking White's and gaining on the.
Gabriel Eduardi Sargissian (Գաբրիել Էդուարդի Սարգսյան, Gabriel Eduardi Sargsyan; born 3 September 1983) is an Armenian chess grandmaster.
Gaziantep, previously and still informally called Antep (Այնթապ, Kurdish: Dîlok), is a city in the western part of Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia Region, some east of Adana and north of Aleppo, Syria.
Chess is played all over the world.
The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is a chess tournament held annually at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar.
This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order.
The title Grandmaster (GM) is awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE.
Guangdong is a province in South China, located on the South China Sea coast.
Harika Dronavalli (born 12 January 1991) is an Indian chess grandmaster She has won three bronze medals in the Women's World Chess Championship, in 2012, 2015 and 2017.
Heraklion (Ηράκλειο, Irákleio) is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete.
is a Japanese-American chess grandmaster.
Hou is a Chinese surname, listed the 80th in the Hundred Family Surnames.
Huang Qian (born July 18, 1986) is a Chinese chess player who holds the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Humpy Koneru (born 31 March 1987, Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh) is an Indian chess grandmaster.
Interzonal chess tournaments were tournaments organized by the World Chess Federation FIDE from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
Istanbul (or or; İstanbul), historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center.
Jiangsu, formerly romanized as Kiangsu, is an eastern-central coastal province of the People's Republic of China.
Jinan, formerly romanized as Tsinan, is the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China.
John Cameron Saunders (born 1953 in Loudwater, Buckinghamshire) is a British chess player, writer, editor and journalist.
Ju Wenjun (born 31 January 1991) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Judit Polgár (born 23 July 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
Kateryna Aleksandrovna Lagno (Катерина Олександрівна Лагно; Екатерина Александровна Лагно; born 27 December 1989) is a Russian (formerly Ukrainian), Ukrayinska Pravda Sport (12 July 2014) chess grandmaster.
Kazan (p; Казан) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
Kemer is a seaside resort and district of Antalya Province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, west of the city of Antalya, on the Turkish Riviera.
Khanty-Mansiysk (Ха́нты-Манси́йск, lit. Khanty-Mansi Town; Khanty: Ёмвош, Yomvosh; Mansi: Абга, Abga) is a town and the administrative center of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia.
Krasnoturyinsk (Краснотурьи́нск) is a town in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Turya River (Ob's basin), north of Yekaterinburg.
Krishnan Sasikiran (born 7 January 1981) is an Indian chess grandmaster.
Kuala Lumpur, officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur), or commonly known as KL, is the national capital of Malaysia as well as its largest city in the country.
Lê Quang Liêm (born 13 March 1991 in Ho Chi Minh City) is a Vietnamese chess grandmaster and the 2013 World Blitz Chess Champion.
Levon Grigori Aronian (Լևոն Գրիգորի Արոնյան Levon Grigori Aronyan; born 6 October 1982) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.
Li Chao (born 21 April 1989 in Taiyuan, Shanxi) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and Asian champion in 2013.
Li Ruofan (born April 30, 1978) is a Chinese chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Lilit Mkrtchian (Լիլիթ Մկրտչյան; born 9 August 1982 in Yerevan) is an Armenian chess player, who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM), and four-time Armenian women's chess champion.
This is a list of chess grandmasters.
This is a list of chess openings, organized by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings code.
This article lists female chess players that received official FIDE titles or are otherwise renowned.
Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.
Lviv (Львів; Львов; Lwów; Lemberg; Leopolis; see also other names) is the largest city in western Ukraine and the seventh-largest city in the country overall, with a population of around 728,350 as of 2016.
Macau, officially the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the western side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion.
Maia Chiburdanidze (მაია ჩიბურდანიძე; born 17 January 1961) is a Georgian chess grandmaster, and the seventh Women's World Chess Champion, the youngest one until 2010, when this record was broken by Hou Yifan.
Mariya Olehivna Muzychuk (Марія Олегівна Музичук; born 21 September 1992) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and Women's World Chess Champion from April 2015 to March 2016.
Mérida (Extremaduran: Méria) is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain.
Michael Adams (born 17 November 1971) is an English chess grandmaster.
Khaled Mona (born April 9 1994) is an Egyptian chess player, and a woman grandmaster.
The inaugural edition of the Moscow Open, an International-level WTA tennis event, will be held from 23 to 29 July 2018 at the National Tennis Center in Moscow, Russia.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 (conventional) – 10 November 1938) was a Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and founder of the Republic of Turkey, serving as its first President from 1923 until his death in 1938.
Nadezhda Anatolyevna Kosintseva (Надежда Анатольевна Косинцева; born 14 January 1985) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Nakhchivan (Naxçıvan, Նախիջևան) is the capital of the eponymous Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan, located west of Baku.
Nalchik (p; Kabardian: Налщӏэч //; Нальчик //) is the capital city of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia, situated at an altitude of in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains; about northwest of Beslan in the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania.
Natalia Oleksandrivna Zhukova (Наталія Олександрівна Жукова; born 5 June 1979) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and two-time European women's champion.
New In Chess (NIC) is a chess magazine that appears eight times a year with chief editors International Grandmaster Jan Timman and Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Ni Hua (born May 31, 1983 in Shanghai) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and the national team captain.
Nigel David Short (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator.
The Nimzo-Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: Other move orders, such as 1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.d4 Bb4, are also feasible.
Ningbo, formerly written Ningpo, is a sub-provincial city in northeast Zhejiang province in China. It comprises the urban districts of Ningbo proper, three satellite cities, and a number of rural counties including islands in Hangzhou Bay and the East China Sea. Its port, spread across several locations, is among the busiest in the world and the municipality possesses a separate state-planning status. As of the 2010 census, the entire administrated area had a population of 7.6 million, with 3.5 million in the six urban districts of Ningbo proper. To the north, Hangzhou Bay separates Ningbo from Shanghai; to the east lies Zhoushan in the East China Sea; on the west and south, Ningbo borders Shaoxing and Taizhou respectively.
Nino Khurtsidze (28 September 1975 – 22 April 2018) was a Georgian chess player who held the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
A norm in chess is a high level of performance in a chess tournament.
Norway Chess is an annual closed chess tournament, typically taking place in the May to June time period every year.
Olongapo, officially the, (Lungsod ng Olongapo; Siudad ti Olongapo; Syodad nin Olongapo; Lakanbalen ning Olongapo; Siyudad na Olongapo), or simply as Olongapo City, is a highly urbanized city in,. Located in the province of Zambales but governed independently from the province, it has a population of people according to the.
Paks is a town in Tolna county, central Hungary, on the banks of the Danube River.
Parimarjan Negi (born 9 February 1993) is an Indian chess grandmaster.
Péter Ács (born 10 May 1981 in Eger, Hungary) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster (GM).
Peking University (abbreviated PKU or Beida; Chinese: 北京大学, pinyin: běi jīng dà xué) is a major Chinese research university located in Beijing and a member of the C9 League.
Pentala Harikrishna (born 10 May 1986) is a chess Grandmaster from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
The playoffs, play-offs, postseason and/or finals of a sports league are a competition played after the regular season by the top competitors to determine the league champion or a similar accolade.
Punta Arenas (historically Sandy Point in English) is the capital city of Chile's southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena.
Qin Kanying (born 2 February 1974) is a Chinese chess player who holds the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is a chess opening defined by the moves: The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game.
The Rhodes Scholarship, named after the Anglo-South African mining magnate and politician Cecil John Rhodes, is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford.
Rostov (p) is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring.
A round-robin tournament (or all-play-all tournament) is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn.
Ruan Lufei (born October 2, 1987) is a Chinese chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM) and Women's World Championship runner-up in 2010.
The Russian Chess Championship has taken various forms.
The Ruy Lopez, also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Ruy Lopez is named after 16th-century Spanish bishop Ruy López de Segura.
Saint-Lô is a commune in north-western France, the capital of the Manche department in the region of Normandy.
Sergei Movsesian (Սերգեյ Մովսիսյան; born 3 November 1978 in Tbilisi) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster who played for the Czech Republic for most of his career.
Sergey Fedorchuk (translit; born 14 March 1981) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster (2002).
Shakhriyar Hamid oglu Mamedyarov (Şəhriyar Həmid oğlu Məmmədyarov; born 12 April 1985) is an Azerbaijani chess grandmaster.
Shandong (formerly romanized as Shantung) is a coastal province of the People's Republic of China, and is part of the East China region.
Shànwěi, or Swabue, (Ty-sami) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Guangdong province, People's Republic of China.
Shen Yang (born January 23, 1989 in Nanjing, Jiangsu) is a Chinese chess player who holds the titles of International master and Woman Grandmaster.
Shenzhen is a major city in Guangdong Province, China.
The Sicilian Defence is a chess opening that begins with the following moves: The Sicilian is the most popular and best-scoring response to White's first move 1.e4.
In chess, the Dragon Variation is one of the main lines of the Sicilian Defence and begins with the moves: In the Dragon, Black fianchettoes their bishop on the h8–a1 diagonal, building a home for the king on g8 while aiming the bishop at the center and.
The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence is one of the most respected and deeply studied of all chess openings.
A single-elimination, knockout, or sudden death tournament is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each match-up is immediately eliminated from the tournament.
IMSA inaugurated the SportAccord World Mind Games December 2011 in Beijing.
Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ), which is known simply as Subic Bay, is the Philippines' first successful case of a military base converted through volunteerism into a tax- and duty-free zone similar to Hong Kong and Singapore, operated and managed by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority or SBMA.
A Swiss-system tournament is a non-eliminating tournament format which features a set number of rounds of competition, but considerably fewer than in a round-robin tournament.
Taizhou is a prefecture-level city in central Jiangsu province in eastern China.
Tan Zhongyi (born 29 May 1991 in Chongqing) is a Chinese chess grandmaster (GM).
The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is an annual chess tournament held in January in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.
Tianjin, formerly romanized as Tientsin, is a coastal metropolis in northern China and one of the four national central cities of the People's Republic of China (PRC), with a total population of 15,469,500, and is also the world's 11th-most populous city proper.
In games and sports, a tiebreaker or tiebreak is used to determine a winner from among players or teams that are tied at the end of a contest, or a set of contests.
Tirana (—; Tiranë; Tirona) is the capital and most populous city of Albania.
Tong Yuanming (born April 21, 1972) is a Chinese IM-titled chess player.
Turin (Torino; Turin) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy.
Turkey (Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti), is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.
Valentina Evgenyevna Gunina (Валентина Евгеньевна Гунина; born February 4, 1989 in Murmansk) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
Vasilios Kotronias (Βασίλειος Κοτρωνιάς; first name sometimes spelled Vassilios; born 25 August 1964 in Athens) is a Greek chess grandmaster and chess author.
Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi (p; 23 March 1931 – 6 June 2016) was a Soviet (until 1976) and Swiss (since 1994) chess grandmaster and writer.
Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess grandmaster, a former World Chess Champion, and the current World Rapid Chess Champion.
Wang Hao (born August 4, 1989) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Wang Yu (born 19 November 1982 in Tianjin) FIDE is a Chinese chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Wen Yang (born 7 July 1988 in Shandong) is a Chinese chess player.
In chess, the player who moves first is referred to as "White" and the player who moves second is referred to as "Black".
Wijk aan Zee is a small town on the coast of the North Sea in the municipality of Beverwijk in the province of North Holland of the Netherlands.
The Women's World Chess Championship (WWCC) is played to determine the women's world champion in chess.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2006 took place from March 10–27, 2006 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2010 took place in Hatay, Turkey from December 2 through 24, 2010.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2011 was the 35th of its kind.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2012 was a knockout tournament, to decide the women's world champion.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2013 was a chess match for the championship.
The Women's World Chess Championship was held from 16 March to 7 April 2015 in Sochi, Russia.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2016 was a chess match played between Mariya Muzychuk, the defending champion, and the challenger Hou Yifan to determine the FIDE Women's World Champion.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2017 was a 64-player knock-out tournament, to decide the women's world chess champion.
The World Chess Championship (sometimes abbreviated as WCC) is played to determine the World Champion in chess.
The World Chess Championship 2018 is an upcoming chess match between the reigning world champion since 2013, Magnus Carlsen, and challenger Fabiano Caruana to determine the World Chess Champion.
The World Junior Chess Championship is an under-20 chess tournament (players must have been under 20 years old on 1 January in the year of competition) organized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
The World Mind Sports Games (WMSG) is a quadrennial multi-sport event created by the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA) as a "stepping stone on the path of introducing a third kind of Olympic Games (after the Summer and the Winter Olympics)".
The World Team Chess Championship is an international team chess event, eligible for the participation of 10 countries whose chess federations dominate their continent.
The World Youth Chess Championship is a chess competition for girls and boys under the age of 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.
Wuxi is a city in southern Jiangsu province, China.
Xinghua is a county-level city under the administration of Taizhou, Jiangsu province, China.
Xu Yuhua (born 29 October 1976) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and former Women's World Champion (2006–2008).
Ye Jiangchuan (born November 20, 1960 in Wuxi, Jiangsu) is a veteran Chinese chess player and has been one of China's leading players in modern history.
Yekaterinburg (p), alternatively romanized Ekaterinburg, is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative centre of Sverdlovsk Oblast, located on the Iset River east of the Ural Mountains, in the middle of the Eurasian continent, at the boundary between Asia and Europe.
Yerevan (Երևան, sometimes spelled Erevan) is the capital and largest city of Armenia as well as one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.
Yu Shaoteng (Pinyin: Yú Shǎoténg; born March 26, 1979 in Guangzhou, Guangdong) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster, and is the personal trainer of chess prodigy Hou Yifan.
Zafra is a town situated in the Province of Badajoz (Extremadura, Spain), and the capital of the comarca of Zafra - Río Bodión.
Zürich or Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.
Zhang Jilin (born June 24, 1986) is a Chinese chess player holding the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Zhang Xiaowen (born 24 February 1989 in Shanghai) is a Chinese chess player who holds the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
Zhao Jun (born December 12, 1986) is a Chinese chess player.
Zhao Xue (born 6 April 1985) is a Chinese chess grandmaster.
Zhou Jianchao (born June 11, 1988 in Shanghai) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster.
Zhu Chen (born March 16, 1976) is a Qatari chess Grandmaster.
Zoltán Almási (born August 29, 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
The 2nd Asian Indoor Games were held in Macau, China from 26 October 2007 to 3 November 2007.
The 2010 Asian Games, also known as the XVI Asian Games, was a multi-sport event celebrated in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China from 12 to 27 November 2010, although several events has commenced from 7 November 2010.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
The 37th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between May 20 and June 4, 2006, in Turin, Italy.
The 38th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between 12–25 November 2008 in Dresden, Germany.
The 40th Chess Olympiad, organised by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs and comprising an open and women's tournament, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess, took place in Istanbul, Turkey,, Chessdom.com.
The 41st Chess Olympiad, organised by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) and comprising an open and women's tournament, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess, took place in Tromsø, Norway, between 1–14 August 2014.
The 42nd Chess Olympiad, organised by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) and comprising an Open and Women's tournament, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess, was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 1–14 September 2016.
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