List of strong chess tournaments

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Magnus Carlsen vs. Levon Aronian at Linares 2007
Typical tournament crosstable, showing individual and total scores

This article depicts many of the strongest chess tournaments in history.

Introduction[edit]

The following list is not intended to be an exhaustive or definitive record of tournament chess, but takes as its foundation the collective opinion of chess experts and journalists (see references below) over the strongest tournaments in history.

Events that merit inclusion have been largely judged according to the strength (and relative strength in depth) of their participants. Other factors were taken into account, but have less influence; for example the quality of chess played, the closeness of the contest and the number of world top 10 and/or 'big reputation' players that took part. Inevitably, this introduces a degree of subjectivity, but the vast majority of tournaments in the list range from FIDE Category 10 to FIDE category 21 and beyond.

The names of the tournament winners have been included next to the year and venue. Many of the tournaments have had books written about them (such as the Lake Hopatcong tournament book pictured) and whilst these will be mostly out of print, they are occasionally available at online auction sites, second-hand specialist book shops etc.

No attempt is made at comparing the relative strengths of tournaments in the list, as this is the subject of inconclusive debate amongst experts.

While events are listed in year order, they are not listed chronologically within the same year.

Tournaments and winners[edit]

1850–1859[edit]

1860–1869[edit]

1870–1879[edit]

  • 1870 Baden-Baden Anderssen
  • 1871 Krefeld (WDSB Congress) Paulsen
  • 1872 Altona (NDSB Congress) Anderssen
  • 1872 London Steinitz
  • 1873 Vienna Steinitz
  • 1874 Chicago (American Chess Congress) Mackenzie
  • 1876 New York Mackenzie
  • 1876 Philadelphia (American Chess Congress) Mason
  • 1876 New York (Clipper) Mason
  • 1876 Leipzig (MDSB Congress) Anderssen
  • 1876 London Blackburne
  • 1877 Leipzig (MDSB Congress) Paulsen
  • 1878 Paris Zukertort
  • 1878 Frankfurt (WDSB Congress) Paulsen
  • 1879 London Bird
  • 1879 Leipzig (DSB Congress) Englisch

1880–1889[edit]

  • 1880 Wiesbaden Blackburne, Englisch, Schwarz
  • 1880 Braunschweig (WDSB Congress) Paulsen
  • 1881 Berlin (DSB Congress) Blackburne
  • 1882 Vienna Steinitz, Winawer
  • 1883 London Zukertort
  • 1883 Nuremberg (DSB Congress) Winawer
  • 1885 Hamburg (DSB Congress) Gunsberg
  • 1885 Hereford Blackburne
  • 1886 London Blackburne
  • 1886 London (BCA Congress) Blackburne
  • 1886 Belfast Pollock
  • 1886 Nottingham Burn
  • 1887 Frankfurt (DSB Congress) Mackenzie
  • 1887 London Burn, Gunsberg
  • 1888 Leipzig von Bardeleben, Riemann
  • 1888 Bradford Gunsberg
  • 1889 Amsterdam Burn
  • 1889 New York (American Chess Congress) Weiss, Chigorin
  • 1889 Breslau (DSB Congress) Tarrasch

1890–1899[edit]

1900–1909[edit]

St. Petersburg, 1909.

1910–1919[edit]

  • 1910 Hamburg (DSB Congress) Schlechter
  • 1910/11 Vienna Schlechter
  • 1911 New York Marshall
  • 1911 San Sebastian Capablanca
  • 1911 Carlsbad Teichmann
  • 1912 San Sebastian Rubinstein
  • 1912 Bad Pistyan Rubinstein
  • 1912 Vilnius (Russian Championship) Rubinstein
  • 1912 Breslau (DSB Congress) Rubinstein, Duras
  • 1913 New York Capablanca
  • 1913 Havana Marshall
  • 1913 Vienna Schlechter
  • 1913 Vienna (Vienna Club) Spielmann
  • 1914 St Petersburg (Russian Championship) Alekhine, Nimzowitsch
  • 1914 St. Petersburg Lasker
  • 1914 Baden bei Wien Spielmann
  • 1914 Mannheim (DSB Congress) Alekhine
  • 1914 Vienna Schlechter
  • 1915 New York Capablanca
  • 1916/17 Vienna Schlechter
  • 1917/18 Vienna Vidmar
  • 1918 Berlin Lasker
  • 1918 Berlin (Four Masters) Vidmar
  • 1918 Kaschau Reti
  • 1918 New York Capablanca
  • 1919 Stockholm Spielmann
  • 1919 Hastings Capablanca

1920–1929[edit]

  • 1920 Amsterdam Réti
  • 1920 Göteborg Réti
  • 1920 Berlin Breyer
  • 1921 Kiel Bogoljubov
  • 1921 Triberg Alekhine
  • 1921 Budapest Alekhine
  • 1921 The Hague Alekhine
  • 1921 Triberg (2) Rubinstein
  • 1922 Bad Pistyan Bogoljubov
  • 1922 London Capablanca
  • 1922 Vienna Rubinstein
  • 1922 Teplitz-Schönau Reti, Spielmann
  • 1922 Hastings Alekhine
  • 1923 Margate Grünfeld
  • 1923 Carlsbad Alekhine, Bogoljubov, Maroczy
  • 1923 Vienna Tartakower
  • 1923 Moravska Ostrava Lasker
  • 1923 Copenhagen Nimzowitsch
  • 1924 New York Lasker
  • 1924 Meran Grünfeld
  • 1924 Moscow (USSR Championship) Bogoljubov
  • 1924/25 Hastings Maroczy, Tartakower
  • 1925 Debrecen Kmoch
  • 1925 Baden-Baden Alekhine
  • 1925 Paris Alekhine
  • 1925 Breslau (DSB Congress) Bogoljubov
  • 1925 Marienbad Rubinstein, Nimzowitsch
  • 1925 Moscow Bogoljubov
  • 1925 Leningrad (USSR Championship) Bogoljubov
  • 1925/26 Hastings Alekhine, Vidmar
  • 1926 Hannover Nimzowitsch
  • 1926 Budapest Grünfeld, Monticelli
  • 1926 Semmering Spielmann
  • 1926 Lake Hopatcong Capablanca
  • 1926 Chicago Marshall
  • 1926 Dresden Nimzowitsch
  • 1926 Berlin Bogoljubov
  • 1927 London Nimzowitsch, Tartakower
  • 1927 Kecskemét Alekhine
  • 1927 Magdeburg (DSB Congress) Spielmann
  • 1927 New York Capablanca
  • 1928 Budapest Capablanca
  • 1928 Vienna Réti
  • 1928 Dortmund Sämisch
  • 1928 Bad Kissingen Bogoljubov
  • 1928 Berlin Capablanca
  • 1928 Berlin (BSG) Nimzowitsch
  • 1929 Carlsbad Nimzowitsch
  • 1929 Bradley Beach Alekhine
  • 1929 Budapest Capablanca
  • 1929 Barcelona Capablanca
  • 1929/30 Hastings Capablanca

1930–1939[edit]

  • 1930 San Remo Alekhine
  • 1930 Scarborough Colle
  • 1930 Amsterdam Weenink
  • 1930 Liege Tartakower
  • 1930/31 Hastings Euwe
  • 1931 New York Capablanca
  • 1931 Rotterdam Landau
  • 1931 Bled Alekhine
  • 1931/32 Hastings Flohr
  • 1932 Bad Sliac Flohr, Vidmar
  • 1932 London Alekhine
  • 1932 Pasadena Alekhine
  • 1932 Bern Alekhine
  • 1932 Mexico City Alekhine, Kashdan
  • 1932/33 Hastings Flohr
  • 1933 Paris Alekhine
  • 1933/34 Hastings Flohr
  • 1934 Syracuse Reshevsky
  • 1934 Zurich Alekhine
  • 1934 Ujpest Lilienthal
  • 1934 Leningrad Botvinnik
  • 1934/35 Hastings Euwe, Flohr, Thomas
  • 1935 Moscow Botvinnik, Flohr
  • 1935 Margate Reshevsky
  • 1935/36 Hastings Fine
  • 1936 Margate Flohr
  • 1936 New York (USA Championship) Reshevsky
  • 1936 Bad Nauheim Alekhine, Keres
  • 1936 Zandvoort Fine
  • 1936 Amsterdam Euwe, Fine
  • 1936 Dresden Alekhine
  • 1936 Moscow Capablanca
  • 1936 Nottingham Botvinnik, Capablanca
  • 1936 Podebrady Flohr
  • 1936/37 Hastings Alekhine
  • 1937 Kemeri Flohr, Petrovs, Reshevsky
  • 1937 Pärnu Schmidt
  • 1937 Margate Fine, Keres
  • 1937 Ostend Fine, Grob, Keres
  • 1937 Bad Nauheim/Stuttgart/Garmisch Euwe
  • 1937 Semmering/Baden Keres
  • 1937 Moscow Fine
  • 1937/38 Hastings Reshevsky
  • 1938 Noordwijk Eliskases
  • 1938 New York (USA Championship) Reshevsky
  • 1938 AVRO Tournament (Netherlands) Keres, Fine
  • 1938/39 Hastings Szabó
  • 1939 Amsterdam Euwe, Szabo, Flohr
  • 1939 Amsterdam (VARA) Euwe, Landau
  • 1939 Leningrad - Moscow Flohr
  • 1939 New York (USA Open) Fine
  • 1939 Margate Keres
  • 1939 Bournemouth Euwe
  • 1939 Leningrad (USSR Championship) Botvinnik

1940–1949[edit]

  • 1940 New York (USA Championship) Reshevsky
  • 1940 Moscow (USSR Championship) Lilienthal, Bondarevsky
  • 1941 Leningrad/Moscow (USSR Absolute Championship) Botvinnik
  • 1942 Mar del Plata Najdorf
  • 1942 Salzburg Alekhine
  • 1942 Munich Alekhine
  • 1943 Mar del Plata Najdorf
  • 1943 Sverdlovsk Botvinnik
  • 1943 Prague Alekhine
  • 1943 Salzburg Keres, Alekhine
  • 1944 Mar del Plata Pilnik, Najdorf
  • 1944 La Plata Najdorf
  • 1944 Moscow (USSR Championship) Botvinnik
  • 1945 Hollywood Reshevsky
  • 1945 Mar del Plata Najdorf
  • 1945 Buenos Aires Najdorf
  • 1945 Moscow (USSR Championship) Botvinnik
  • 1946 Mar del Plata Najdorf
  • 1946 Groningen Botvinnik
  • 1947 Moscow Botvinnik
  • 1947 Pärnu Keres
  • 1947 Warsaw Gligoric
  • 1947 Mar del Plata Najdorf
  • 1947 Buenos Aires/La Plata Stahlberg
  • 1947 Leningrad (USSR Championship) Keres
  • 1948 Mar del Plata Eliskases
  • 1948 Buenos Aires/La Plata Najdorf, Stahlberg
  • 1948 Venice Najdorf
  • 1948 The Hague-Moscow (World Championship) Botvinnik
  • 1948 Saltsjobaden (Interzonal Tournament) Bronstein
  • 1948 Moscow (USSR Championship) Bronstein, Kotov
  • 1948/49 New York Fine
  • 1949 Moscow (USSR Championship) Bronstein, Smyslov

1950–1959[edit]

  • 1950 Amsterdam Najdorf
  • 1950 Szczawno Zdrój Keres
  • 1950 Venice Kotov
  • 1950 Budapest (Candidates Tournament) Bronstein
  • 1950 Moscow (USSR Championship) Keres
  • 1951 New York Reshevsky
  • 1951 Birmingham Gligorić
  • 1951 Moscow (USSR Championship) Keres
  • 1952 Havana Reshevsky, Najdorf
  • 1952 Budapest Keres
  • 1952 Saltsjobaden (Interzonal Tournament) Kotov
  • 1952 Moscow (USSR Championship) Botvinnik
  • 1953 Bucharest Tolush
  • 1953 Gagra Smyslov
  • 1953 Zurich (Candidates Tournament) Smyslov
  • 1954 Belgrade Bronstein
  • 1954 Kiev (USSR Championship) Averbakh
  • 1954/55 Hastings Keres, Smyslov
  • 1955 Mar del Plata Ivkov
  • 1955 Gothenburg (Interzonal Tournament) Bronstein
  • 1955 Moscow (USSR Championship) Geller
  • 1956 Moscow Botvinnik, Smyslov
  • 1956 Amsterdam (Candidates Tournament) Smyslov
  • 1956 Leningrad (USSR Championship) Taimanov
  • 1957 Moscow (USSR Championship) Tal
  • 1957/58 Hastings Keres
  • 1958 Riga (USSR Championship) Tal
  • 1958 Portoroz (Interzonal Tournament), Tal
  • 1959 Moscow Bronstein, Smyslov, Spassky
  • 1959 Zurich Tal
  • 1959 Dresden Geller, Taimanov
  • 1959 Riga Spassky
  • 1959 Bled/Zagreb/Belgrade (Candidates Tournament) Tal
  • 1959 Tbilisi (USSR Championship) Petrosian

1960–1969[edit]

  • 1960 Mar del Plata Fischer, Spassky
  • 1960 Buenos Aires Korchnoi, Reshevsky
  • 1960 Santa Fe Szabo, Taimanov
  • 1960 Copenhagen Petrosian
  • 1960 Moscow Smyslov, Kholmov
  • 1960 Lemningrad (USSR Championship) Korchnoi
  • 1961 Moscow (USSR Championship) Petrosian
  • 1961 Bled Tal
  • 1961 Zurich Keres
  • 1961 Baku (USSR Championship) Spassky
  • 1962 Havana Najdorf
  • 1962 Stockholm (Interzonal Tournament) Fischer
  • 1962 Willemstad (Candidates Tournament) Petrosian
  • 1962 Yerevan (USSR Championship) Korchnoi
  • 1963 Los Angeles (Piatigorsky Cup) Keres, Petrosian
  • 1963 Havana Korchnoi
  • 1963 Moscow Smyslov
  • 1963 Sochi Polugaevsky
  • 1963 Leningrad (USSR Championship) Stein
  • 1964 Belgrade Spassky
  • 1964 Buenos Aires Keres, Petrosian
  • 1964 Moscow (Zonal Tournament) Spassky
  • 1964 Amsterdam (Interzonal Tournament) Smyslov, Larsen, Spassky, Tal
  • 1964/65 Kiev (USSR Championship) Korchnoi
  • 1965 Yerevan Korchnoi
  • 1965 Havana Smyslov
  • 1965 Santiago Smyslov
  • 1965 Zagreb Ivkov, Uhlmann
  • 1965 Tallinn (USSR Championship) Stein
  • 1966 Santa Monica (Piatigorsky Cup) Spassky
  • 1966 Mar del Plata Smyslov
  • 1966 Moscow Petrosian
  • 1966 Sochi Korchnoi
  • 1966 Kislovodsk Geller
  • 1966/67 Tbilisi (USSR Championship) Stein
  • 1967 Monte Carlo Fischer
  • 1967 Havana Larsen
  • 1967 Moscow Stein
  • 1967 Palma de Mallorca Larsen
  • 1967 Skopje Fischer
  • 1967 Sousse (Interzonal Tournament) Larsen
  • 1967 Kharkov (USSR Championship) Tal, Polugaevsky
  • 1968 Wijk aan Zee Korchnoi
  • 1968 Monte Carlo Larsen
  • 1968 Bamberg Keres
  • 1968 Gori Tal
  • 1968 Palma de Mallorca Korchnoi
  • 1968/69 Alma-Ata (USSR Championship) Polugaevsky
  • 1969 Wijk aan Zee Botvinnik, Geller
  • 1969 Buesum Larsen
  • 1969 San Juan Spassky
  • 1969 Palma de Mallorca Larsen
  • 1969 Belgrade Polugaevsky, Ivkov, Gligoric, Matulovic
  • 1969 Moscow (USSR Championship) Petrosian
  • 1969/70 Hastings Portisch

1970–1979[edit]

  • 1970 Amsterdam Spassky, Polugaevsky
  • 1970 Rovinj/Zagreb Fischer
  • 1970 Buenos Aires Fischer
  • 1970 Leiden Spassky
  • 1970 Vinkovci Larsen
  • 1970 Palma de Mallorca (Interzonal Tournament) Fischer
  • 1970 Riga (USSR Championship) Korchnoi
  • 1971 Wijk aan Zee Korchnoi
  • 1971 Parnu Stein
  • 1971 Moscow Karpov, Stein
  • 1971 Tallinn Keres, Tal
  • 1971 Amsterdam Smyslov
  • 1971 Palma de Mallorca Panno, Ljubojević
  • 1971 Leningrad (USSR Championship) Savon
  • 1971/72 Hastings Karpov, Korchnoi
  • 1972 Wijk aan Zee Portisch
  • 1972 Amsterdam Polugaevsky
  • 1972 Teesside Larsen
  • 1972 Kislovodsk Polugaevsky
  • 1972 Sarajevo Szabo
  • 1972 San Antonio Portisch, Petrosian, Karpov
  • 1972 Palma de Mallorca Panno, Korchnoi, Smejkal
  • 1972 Baku (USSR Championship) Tal
  • 1973 Amsterdam Petrosian, Planinc
  • 1973 Tallinn Tal
  • 1973 Sochi Tal
  • 1973 Las Palmas Petrosian, Stein
  • 1973 Madrid Karpov
  • 1973 Leningrad (Interzonal Tournament) Korchnoi, Karpov
  • 1973 Petropolis (Interzonal Tournament) Mecking
  • 1973 Moscow (USSR Championship) Spassky
  • 1974 Manila Vasiukov
  • 1974 Las Palmas Ljubojević
  • 1974 Solingen Kavalek, Polugaevsky
  • 1974 Leningrad (USSR Championship) Tal, Beliavsky
  • 1975 Wijk aan Zee Portisch
  • 1975 Amsterdam Ljubojevic
  • 1975 Moscow Geller
  • 1975 Portorož - Ljubljana Karpov
  • 1975 Milan Karpov
  • 1975 Las Palmas Ljubojevic
  • 1975 Manila Ljubojević
  • 1975 Budapest Ribli, Polugaevsky
  • 1975 Yerevan (USSR Championship) Petrosian
  • 1976 Wijk aan Zee Ólafsson, Ljubojevic
  • 1976 Manila (Interzonal Tournament) Mecking
  • 1976 Manila Torre
  • 1976 Biel (Interzonal Tournament) Larsen
  • 1976 Skopje Karpov
  • 1976 Sochi Polugaevsky, Sveshnikov
  • 1976 Las Palmas Geller
  • 1976 Moscow (USSR Championship) Karpov
  • 1977 Leningrad Romanishin, Tal
  • 1977 Portorož - Ljubljana Larsen
  • 1977 Las Palmas Karpov
  • 1977 Tilburg Karpov
  • 1977 Sochi Tal
  • 1977 Leningrad (USSR Championship) Dorfman, Gulko
  • 1977/78 Hastings Dzindzichashvili
  • 1978 Wijk aan Zee Portisch
  • 1978 Lone Pine Larsen
  • 1978 Bugojno Karpov, Spassky
  • 1978 Reykjavik Browne
  • 1978 Niksic Gulko, Timman
  • 1978 Tilburg Portisch
  • 1978 Montilla/Moriles Spassky
  • 1978 Vilnius Tukmakov
  • 1978 Tbilisi (USSR Championship) Tal, Tseshkovsky
  • 1979 Montreal Karpov, Tal
  • 1979 Tilburg Karpov
  • 1979 Wijk aan Zee Polugaevsky
  • 1979 Bled - Portorož Timman
  • 1979 Munich Spassky, Balashov, Andersson, Hübner
  • 1979 Riga (Interzonal Tournament) Tal
  • 1979 Tallinn Petrosian
  • 1979 Banja Luka Kasparov
  • 1979 Buenos Aires Larsen
  • 1979 Rio de Janeiro (Interzonal Tournament) Portisch, Petrosian, Hübner
  • 1979 Minsk (USSR Championship) Geller

1980–1989[edit]

  • 1980 Wijk aan Zee Seirawan, Browne
  • 1980 Baden bei Wien Beliavsky, Spassky
  • 1980 Amsterdam Karpov
  • 1980 Lone Pine Dzindzichashvili
  • 1980 Bugojno Karpov
  • 1980 Bad Kissingen Karpov
  • 1980 Baku Kasparov
  • 1980 London (Phillips & Drew Kings) Miles, Korchnoi, Andersson
  • 1980 Tilburg Karpov
  • 1980 Buenos Aires Larsen
  • 1980/81 Vilnius (USSR Championship) Psakhis, Beliavsky
  • 1981 Amsterdam Timman
  • 1981 Johannesburg Andersson
  • 1981 Las Palmas Timman
  • 1981 Linares Christiansen, Karpov
  • 1981 Moscow Karpov
  • 1981 Tilburg Beliavsky
  • 1981 Moscow (USSR Championship) Kasparov, Psakhis
  • 1982 Bugojno Kasparov
  • 1982 London (Phillips & Drew Kings) Andersson, Karpov
  • 1982 Sochi Tal
  • 1982 Wijk aan Zee Balashov, Nunn
  • 1982 Chicago Hübner
  • 1982 Mar del Plata Timman
  • 1982 Tilburg Karpov
  • 1982 Turin Andersson, Karpov
  • 1982 Las Palmas (Interzonal Tournament) Ribli
  • 1982 Moscow (Interzonal Tournament) Kasparov
  • 1982 Toluca (Interzonal Tournament) Portisch, Torre
  • 1983 Wijk aan Zee Andersson
  • 1983 Indonesia Timman
  • 1983 Tallinn Tal, Vaganian
  • 1983 Linares Spassky
  • 1983 Niksic Kasparov
  • 1983 Tilburg Karpov
  • 1983 Moscow (USSR Championship) Karpov
  • 1984 Lvov Vaganian, Dorfman
  • 1984 Oslo Karpov
  • 1984 Wijk aan Zee Beliavsky, Korchnoi
  • 1984 Bugojno Timman
  • 1984 London (Phillips & Drew Kings) Karpov
  • 1984 Sarajevo Korchnoi, Timman
  • 1984 Tilburg Miles
  • 1984/85 Reggio Emilia Portisch
  • 1985 Amsterdam Karpov
  • 1985 Portorož - Ljubljana Portisch, Ribli, Miles
  • 1985 Linares Hübner, Ljubojevic
  • 1985 Tilburg Hübner, Korchnoi, Miles
  • 1985 Wijk aan Zee Timman
  • 1985 Moscow Romanishin
  • 1985 Zagreb Timman
  • 1985 Brussels Korchnoi
  • 1985 Naestved Vaganian, Larsen, Browne
  • 1985 Tunis (Interzonal Tournament) Yusupov
  • 1985 Taxco (Interzonal Tournament) Timman
  • 1985 Biel (Interzonal Tournament) Vaganian
  • 1985 Montpellier (Candidates Tournament) Yusupov, Vaganian, Sokolov
  • 1985/86 Reggio Emilia Andersson
  • 1986 Brussels Karpov
  • 1986 Brussels (OHRA) Kasparov
  • 1986 Bugojno Karpov
  • 1986 Sochi Vaganian, Beliavsky, Gligoric
  • 1986 Amsterdam Ljubojevic
  • 1986 Tilburg Beliavsky
  • 1986 Solingen Hübner
  • 1986 Sarajevo Portisch, Psakhis, Georgiev
  • 1986 London (Phillips & Drew Kings) Flear
  • 1986/87 Reggio Emilia Ribli
  • 1987 Wijk aan Zee Korchnoi
  • 1987 Belgrade Ljubojevic
  • 1987 Bilbao Karpov
  • 1987 Leningrad Vaganian
  • 1987 Brussels Kasparov, Ljubojevic
  • 1987 Tilburg Timman
  • 1987 Reykjavik Short
  • 1987 Amsterdam Karpov, Timman
  • 1987 Subotica (Interzonal Tournament) Sax, Short, Speelman
  • 1987 Szirak (Interzonal Tournament) Salov, Hjartarson
  • 1987 Zagreb (Interzonal Tournament) Korchnoi
  • 1987 Minsk (USSR Championship) Beliavsky
  • 1987/88 Reggio Emilia Tukmakov
  • 1988 Wijk aan Zee Karpov
  • 1988 Amsterdam (Optiebeurs) Kasparov
  • 1988 Amsterdam Short
  • 1988 Brussels (GMA World Cup) Karpov
  • 1989 Belfort (GMA World Cup) Kasparov
  • 1988 Reykjavik (GMA World Cup) Kasparov
  • 1988 Linares Timman
  • 1988 Tilburg Karpov
  • 1988 Moscow (USSR Championship) Kasparov, Karpov
  • 1988/89 Reggio Emilia Gurevich
  • 1988/89 Hastings Short
  • 1989 Amsterdam Timman
  • 1989 Amsterdam (OHRA) Beliavsky
  • 1989 Clermont Ferrand Korchnoi, Renet, Dolmatov, Sax, Ehlvest
  • 1989 Barcelona (GMA World Cup) Kasparov, Ljubojevic
  • 1989 Linares Ivanchuk
  • 1989 Rotterdam (GMA World Cup) Timman
  • 1989 Skelleftea (GMA World Cup) Karpov, Kasparov
  • 1989 Tilburg Kasparov
  • 1989 Belgrade Kasparov
  • 1989/90 Reggio Emilia Ehlvest

1990–1999[edit]

  • 1990 Wijk aan Zee Nunn
  • 1990 Linares Kasparov
  • 1990 Amsterdam Beliavsky
  • 1990 Haninge Seirawan
  • 1990 Rotterdam Korchnoi
  • 1990 Tilburg Ivanchuk, Kamsky
  • 1990 Manila (Interzonal Tournament) Gelfand, Ivanchuk
  • 1990 Leningrad (USSR Championship) Beliavsky, Yudasin, Bareev, Vyzmanavin
  • 1990/91 Reggio Emilia Karpov
  • 1991 Wijk aan Zee Nunn
  • 1991 Amsterdam Salov, Short
  • 1991 Linares Ivanchuk
  • 1991 Munich Christiansen
  • 1991 Belgrade Gelfand
  • 1991 Reykjavik Ivanchuk, Karpov
  • 1991 Tilburg Kasparov
  • 1991 Bled/Rogaska Slatina Nikolic
  • 1991/92 Reggio Emilia Anand
  • 1992 Wijk aan Zee Gelfand, Salov
  • 1992 Biel Karpov
  • 1992 Amsterdam Short, Anand
  • 1992 Dortmund Ivanchuk, Kasparov
  • 1992 Linares Kasparov
  • 1992 Madrid Karpov
  • 1992 Moscow Anand, Gelfand
  • 1992 Tilburg Adams
  • 1993 Wijk aan Zee Karpov
  • 1993 Amsterdam Anand, Kramnik, Short
  • 1993 Dortmund Karpov
  • 1993 Linares Kasparov
  • 1993 Chalkidiki Gelfand
  • 1993 Las Palmas Morovic Fernandez
  • 1993 Munich Shirov
  • 1993 Madrid Anand, Kramnik, Topalov
  • 1993 Biel (FIDE Interzonal Tournament) Gelfand
  • 1993 Groningen (PCA Candidates Qualifier) Adams, Anand
  • 1993 Tilburg Karpov
  • 1994 Amsterdam Kasparov
  • 1994 Las Palmas Kamsky
  • 1994 Dortmund Piket
  • 1994 Horgen Kasparov
  • 1994 Linares Karpov
  • 1994 Munich Ivanchuk
  • 1994 Madrid Polgar
  • 1994 Dos Hermanas Gelfand
  • 1994 Novgorod Ivanchuk, Kasparov
  • 1994 Tilburg Salov
  • 1995 Dortmund Kramnik
  • 1995 Leon Shirov, Bareev
  • 1995 Belgrade Kramnik, Gelfand
  • 1995 Dos Hermanas Adams, Kamsky, Karpov
  • 1995 Amsterdam Lautier
  • 1995 Amsterdam (Donner Memorial) Timman, Granda Zuniga
  • 1995 Linares Ivanchuk
  • 1995 Novgorod Kasparov
  • 1995 Riga Kasparov
  • 1995 Biel Dreev
  • 1995 Horgen Ivanchuk, Kramnik
  • 1995 Groningen Karpov
  • 1995 Elista (Russian Championship) Svidler
  • 1996 Amsterdam Kasparov, Topalov
  • 1996 Dortmund Anand, Kramnik
  • 1996 Dos Hermanas Kramnik, Topalov
  • 1996 Las Palmas Kasparov
  • 1996 Amsterdam (Donner Memorial) Granda Zuniga, Ivanchuk
  • 1996 Groningen Short
  • 1996 Belgrade Evgeny Bareev|Bareev
  • 1996 Leon Polgar, Topalov
  • 1996 Madrid Illescas Córdoba, Topalov
  • 1996 Novgorod Topalov
  • 1996 Vienna Gelfand, Karpov, Topalov
  • 1996 Wijk aan Zee Ivanchuk
  • 1996 Tilburg Piket
  • 1997 Belgrade Anand, Ivanchuk
  • 1997 Biel Anand
  • 1997 Dortmund Kramnik
  • 1997 Dos Hermanas Anand, Kramnik
  • 1997 Linares Kasparov
  • 1997 Madrid Shirov, Topalov
  • 1997 Polanica Zdroj Rublevsky
  • 1997 Novgorod Kasparov
  • 1997 Tilburg Kasparov, Kramnik, Svidler
  • 1997 Groningen (FIDE Knockout Championship) Anand
  • 1998 Wijk aan Zee Anand, Kramnik
  • 1998 Dortmund Adams, Kramnik, Svidler
  • 1998 Linares Anand
  • 1998 Madrid Anand
  • 1998 Polanica Zdroj Gelfand
  • 1998 Elista Ivanchuk
  • 1998 Tilburg Anand
  • 1998 St Petersburg (Russian Championship) Morozevich
  • 1999 Wijk aan Zee Kasparov
  • 1999 Dortmund Leko
  • 1999 Dos Hermanas Adams
  • 1999 Linares Kasparov
  • 1999 Sarajevo Kasparov
  • 1999 Las Vegas (FIDE Knockout Championship) Khalifman

2000–2009[edit]

  • 2000 Wijk aan Zee Kasparov
  • 2000 Dortmund Anand, Kramnik
  • 2000 Linares Kasparov, Kramnik
  • 2000 Montecatini Terme Ivanchuk
  • 2000 Polanica Zdroj Gelfand
  • 2000 Shenyang (Chess World Cup) Anand
  • 2000 Sarajevo Kasparov
  • 2000 New Delhi/Tehran (FIDE Knockout Championship) Anand
  • 2001 Wijk aan Zee Kasparov
  • 2001 Astana Kasparov
  • 2001 Dortmund Kramnik, Topalov
  • 2001 Linares Kasparov
  • 2001/02 Moscow (FIDE Knockout Championship) Ponomariov
  • 2002 Cannes Gelfand, Topalov
  • 2002 Wijk aan Zee Bareev
  • 2002 Linares Kasparov
  • 2002 Dortmund (Candidates Tournament) Leko
  • 2002 Hyderabad (Chess World Cup) Anand
  • 2003 Wijk aan Zee Anand
  • 2003 Budapest Short
  • 2003 Dortmund Bologan
  • 2003 Enghien-les-Bains Bareev
  • 2003 Reykjavik Shirov
  • 2003 Linares Kramnik, Leko
  • 2003 Krasnoyarsk (Russian Championship) Svidler
  • 2004 Wijk aan Zee Anand
  • 2004 Dortmund Anand
  • 2004 Biel Morozevich
  • 2004 Linares Kramnik
  • 2004 Tripoli (FIDE Knockout Championship) Kasimdzhanov
  • 2004 Moscow (Russian Championship) Kasparov
  • 2005 Wijk aan Zee Leko
  • 2005 Dortmund Naiditsch
  • 2005 Linares Kasparov, Topalov
  • 2005 Sofia Topalov
  • 2005 Khanty-Mansiysk (Chess World Cup) Aronian
  • 2005 San Luis (FIDE World Championship) Topalov
  • 2005 Moscow (Russian Championship) Rublevsky
  • 2006 Wijk aan Zee Anand, Topalov
  • 2006 Dortmund Kramnik, Svidler
  • 2006 Biel Morozevich
  • 2006 Foros Rublevsky
  • 2006 Morelia/Linares Aronian
  • 2006 Moscow Aronian, Leko, Ponomariov
  • 2006 Sofia Topalov
  • 2007 Wijk aan Zee Aronian, Radjabov, Topalov
  • 2007 Morelia/Linares Anand
  • 2007 Sofia Topalov
  • 2007 Dortmund Kramnik
  • 2007 Foros Ivanchuk
  • 2007 Biel Carlsen
  • 2007 Khanty-Mansiysk (Chess World Cup) Kamsky
  • 2007 Moscow Kramnik
  • 2007 Mexico City (World Championship) Anand
  • 2007 Moscow (Russian Championship) Morozevich
  • 2008 Wijk aan Zee Aronian, Carlsen
  • 2008 Morelia/Linares Anand
  • 2008 Baku (Grand Prix 2008-2010) Gashimov, Wang Yue, Carlsen
  • 2008 Sofia Ivanchuk
  • 2008 Foros Carlsen
  • 2008 Dortmund Leko
  • 2008 Yerevan Aronian
  • 2008 Sochi (Grand Prix 2008-2010) Aronian
  • 2008 Moscow Ivanchuk
  • 2008 Bilbao Topalov
  • 2008 Nanjing Topalov
  • 2008 Elista (Grand Prix 2008-2010) Radjabov, Jakovenko, Grischuk
  • 2008 Moscow (Russian Championship) Svidler
  • 2009 Wijk aan Zee Karjakin
  • 2009 Linares Grischuk, Ivanchuk
  • 2009 Nalchik (Grand Prix 2008-2010) Aronian
  • 2009 Sofia Shirov
  • 2009 Dortmund Kramnik
  • 2009 Biel Vachier-Lagrave
  • 2009 Jermuk (Grand Prix 2008-2010) Ivanchuk
  • 2009 Bilbao Aronian
  • 2009 Nanjing Carlsen
  • 2009 Moscow Kramnik
  • 2009 Khanty-Mansiysk (Chess World Cup) Gelfand
  • 2009 London Carlsen
  • 2009 Moscow (Russian Championship) Grischuk

2010–2019[edit]

  • 2010 Wijk aan Zee Carlsen
  • 2010 Linares Topalov
  • 2010 Astrakhan (Grand Prix 2008-2010) Eljanov
  • 2010 Bazna Carlsen
  • 2010 Dortmund Ponomariov
  • 2010 Shanghai Shirov
  • 2010 Bilbao Kramnik
  • 2010 Nanjing Carlsen
  • 2010 Moscow Aronian, Karjakin, Mamedyarov
  • 2010 London Carlsen
  • 2010 Moscow (Russian Championship) Nepomniachtchi
  • 2011 Wijk aan Zee Nakamura
  • 2011 Bazna Carlsen, Karjakin
  • 2011 Dortmund Kramnik
  • 2011 Biel Carlsen
  • 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk (Chess World Cup) Svidler
  • 2011 São Paulo/Bilbao Carlsen
  • 2011 Moscow Aronian, Carlsen
  • 2011 London Kramnik
  • 2011 Moscow (Russian Championship) Svidler
  • 2011/12 Reggio Emilia Giri
  • 2012 Wijk aan Zee Aronian
  • 2012 Moscow Carlsen
  • 2012 Dortmund Caruana, Karjakin
  • 2012 Biel Wang Hao
  • 2012 London (Grand Prix 2012-2013) Topalov, Gelfand, Mamedyarov
  • 2012 São Paulo/Bilbao Carlsen
  • 2012 Bazna Ivanchuk
  • 2012 Tashkent (Grand Prix 2012-2013) Karjakin, Wang Hao, Morozevich
  • 2012 London Carlsen
  • 2012 Moscow (Russian Championship) Andreikin
  • 2013 Wijk aan Zee Carlsen
  • 2013 Baden-Baden Anand
  • 2013 Zug (Grand Prix 2012-2013) Topalov
  • 2013 Zurich Caruana
  • 2013 Paris-St Petersburg Aronian
  • 2013 Moscow Gelfand
  • 2013 Thessaloniki (Grand Prix 2012-2013) Dominguez Perez
  • 2013 Dortmund Adams
  • 2013 London (Candidates Tournament) Carlsen
  • 2013 Beijing (Grand Prix 2012-2013) Mamedyarov
  • 2013 Stavanger Karjakin
  • 2013 Tromsø (Chess World Cup) Kramnik
  • 2013 St Louis Carlsen
  • 2013 Bilbao Aronian
  • 2013 Paris (Grand Prix 2012-2013) Caruana, Gelfand
  • 2013 Bazna Caruana
  • 2013 Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Championship) Svidler
  • 2014 Wijk aan Zee Aronian
  • 2014 Zurich Carlsen
  • 2014 Khanty-Mansisyk (Candidates Tournament) Anand
  • 2014 Shamkir Carlsen
  • 2014 Stavanger Karjakin
  • 2014 Biel Vachier-Lagrave
  • 2014 Dortmund Caruana
  • 2014 St Louis Caruana
  • 2014 Baku (Grand Prix 2014-2015) Caruana, Gelfand
  • 2014 Tashkent (Grand Prix 2014-2015) Andreikin
  • 2014 Bilbao Anand
  • 2014 Moscow Grischuk
  • 2014 London Anand, Kramnik, Giri
  • 2014 Doha Yu Yangyi
  • 2014 Kazan (Russian Championship) Lysyj
  • 2015 Wijk aan Zee Carlsen
  • 2015 Gibraltar Nakamura
  • 2015 Baden-Baden Carlsen
  • 2015 Zurich Nakamura
  • 2015 St Louis (USA Championship) Nakamura
  • 2015 Tbilisi (Grand Prix 2014-2015) Tomashevsky
  • 2015 Shamkir Carlsen
  • 2015 Khanty-Mansisyk (Grand Prix 2014-2015) Jakovenko, Caruana, Nakamura
  • 2015 Stavanger (Grand Chess Tour) Topalov
  • 2015 Dortmund Caruana
  • 2015 St Louis (Grand Chess Tour) Aronian
  • 2015 Las Vegas Nakamura
  • 2015 Baku (Chess World Cup) Karjakin
  • 2015 Bilbao So
  • 2015 London (Grand Chess Tour) Carlsen
  • 2015 Doha Carlsen
  • 2015 Chita (Russian Championship) Tomashevsky
  • 2016 Wijk aan Zee Carlsen
  • 2016 Gibraltar Nakamura
  • 2016 Moscow (Candidates Tournament) Karjakin
  • 2016 Stavanger Carlsen
  • 2016 Shamkir Mamedyarov
  • 2016 St Louis (USA Championship) Caruana
  • 2016 Dortmund Vachier-Lagrave
  • 2016 Bilbao Carlsen
  • 2016 St Louis (Grand Chess Tour) So
  • 2016 Moscow Nepomniachtchi
  • 2016 London (Grand Chess Tour) So
  • 2017 Wijk aan Zee So
  • 2017 Gibraltar Nakamura
  • 2017 Shenzhen Ding Liren
  • 2017 Sharjah (Grand Prix 2017) Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave
  • 2017 Shamkir Mamedyarov
  • 2017 St Louis (USA Championship) So
  • 2017 Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Aronian
  • 2017 Moscow (Grand Prix 2017) Ding Liren
  • 2017 Stavanger Aronian
  • 2017 Geneva (Grand Prix 2017) Radjabov
  • 2017 Dortmund Wojtaszek
  • 2017 St Louis (Grand Chess Tour) Vachier-Lagrave
  • 2017 Tbilisi (Chess World Cup) Aronian
  • 2017 Isle of Man Carlsen
  • 2017 Palma de Mallorca (Grand Prix 2017) Aronian, Jakovenko
  • 2017 London (Grand Chess Tour) Caruana
  • 2018 Wijk aan Zee Carlsen
  • 2018 Gibraltar Aronian
  • 2018 Berlin (Candidates Tournament) Caruana
  • 2018 Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Caruana
  • 2018 Shamkir Carlsen
  • 2018 St Louis (USA Championship) Shankland
  • 2018 Stavanger Caruana
  • 2018 Dortmund Nepomniachtchi
  • 2018 Biel Mamedyarov
  • 2018 St Louis (Grand Chess Tour) Carlsen, Aronian, Caruana
  • 2018 Shenzhen Vachier-Lagrave, Ding Liren, Giri
  • 2018 Isle of Man Wojtaszek
  • 2018 London (Grand Chess Tour) Nakamura
  • 2019 Wijk aan Zee Carlsen
  • 2019 Gibraltar Artemiev
  • 2019 Shamkir Carlsen
  • 2019 Shenzhen Giri
  • 2019 Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Carlsen
  • 2019 St Louis (USA Championship) Nakamura
  • 2019 Moscow (Grand Prix 2019) Nepomniachtchi
  • 2019 Stavanger Carlsen
  • 2019 Zagreb (Grand Chess Tour) Carlsen
  • 2019 Dortmund Dominguez Perez
  • 2019 Riga (Grand Prix 2019) Mamedyarov
  • 2019 St Louis (Grand Chess Tour) Ding Liren
  • 2019 Khanty-Mansiysk (Chess World Cup) Radjabov

Individual tournaments[edit]

Major recurring tournaments[edit]

World Cup[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sunnucks, Anne (1970). The Encyclopaedia of Chess. Hale. ISBN 0-7091-1030-8.
  • Kenneth Whyld (1986). Guinness Chess, The Records. Guinness Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-455-0.
  • Litmanowicz, Władysław & Giżycki, Jerzy (1986). Szachy od A do Z (1. A-M). Wydawnictwo Sport i Turystyka Warszawa. ISBN 83-217-2481-7. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  • Litmanowicz, Władysław & Giżycki, Jerzy (1987). Szachy od A do Z (2. N-Z). Wydawnictwo Sport i Turystyka Warszawa. ISBN 83-217-2745-X. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  • British Chess Magazine (January 1978) - Your Hundred Best Chess Tournaments To 1960 (by Ken Whyld)
  • British Chess Magazine (August 1979) - Reflections on Montreal (by Raymond Keene)
  • British Chess Magazine (November 1987) - The 'Super-tournaments' in chess history (by Romelio Milian Gonzalez)

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