2009 in chess
Events in chess during the year 2009:
- January 1 – Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) gains 5 rating points to remain at the head the FIDE top 100 players list at 2796. Viswanathan Anand (India) is second at 2791.
- December 8–15 – The inaugural London Chess Classic is played in London. Magnus Carlsen (Norway) wins ahead of Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) and David Howell (England).
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