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Upcoming tournaments in October 2019

by Shahid Ahmed - 30/09/2019

October begins with World Youth Championship at Mumbai on the very first day of the month. FIDE Grand Swiss starts at Isle of Man on 10th October which is the new official tournament in the calendar. Only the winner of the tournament qualifies to the Candidates. World Junior also takes place in India in the nation's capital New Delhi from 15th to 25th October. There are various other strong tournaments M Chigorin memorial, Hoogeveen Open and many more.

For years players all across the world have been looking for a calendar that would meet their needs with regards to tournaments that are held all across the world. We, at ChessBase India, understand this requirement of the chess community. It is for this reason that we decided to launch a calendar which not only has all the Indian events, but tournaments all across the world.

So let's have a look at the above page carefully

1. The url of the page is You can type it directly or you can go through the tabs at the top of the ChessBase India website.

2. When you open the calendar, the first tournament that shows you is from the current date. So if you open the calendar on 1st of October, you will get to see all the tournaments from 1st of October onwards.

3. If you would like to see the all the tournaments in the ChessBase India calendar, then click on the button 'archives'. You will get all the tournaments from November 2017 onwards

4. 'Submit your tournament' is an extremely important button that we would like organizers all around the world to use. Once you click on it, the following page opens up:

As an organizer you need to fill in the details like Title of the tournament, venue, address, etc. and then submit the tournament.

Once the tournament is submitted, our team will have a look at it and if it meets with our criteria, the tournament will be approved and listed on the ChessBase India calendar.

5. We have developed certain search filters which will help you to navigate the huge number of tournaments with ease.

You can search using the dates, country, state, and also type of tournament and the currency

If you would like to search a specific word in the calendar we recommend that you use the Ctrl+F function or you using the 'Find on page' function on your mobile browser. This is something that we are working on and will develop a function soon within the calendar as well.


Here's a preview of all the action you can expect in the month of October. We request you to give us your feedback about the ChessBase India calendar and help us to create a powerful tool which will help the chess community.

The tournaments in October 2019

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World Youth Chess Championships 2019

World Youth 2019 official logo | Photo: Tournament Circular

The month of October starts with World Youth Chess Championship which takes place from 1st to 13th October at Mumbai. Total 464 players from 64 different countries including three GMs, one GM, 19 IMs and ten WIMs will be seen in action. Among the highest rated Indians, Praggnanandhaa will lead the Indian charge in the under-18 open section, while Divya Deshmukh will be the top seed in under-14 girls section. For more details about the tournament click here.

India's hopes lie heavily on Praggnanandhaa in the open section | Photo: Rupali Mullick

Among the girls, WIM Divya Deshmukh will lead the Indian charge | Photo: Sagar Shah

FIDE Grand Swiss 2019

FIDE Grand Swiss is the newest addition among the official tournaments. This tournament replaces Isle of Man. Although the tournament is as strong as it always have been before along with its high prize money, this time only the champion will qualify to the Candidates 2020. The tournament will take place at Isle of Man from 10th - 21st October 2019. For more details, visit here.

Isle of Man will be the last over-the-board tournament for the World Champion before heading to Kolkata, India in November| Photo: Grand Chess Tour

Anand skipped World Cup for this event as this is his final opportunity to the Candidates 2020 | Photo: Grand Chess Tour

FIDE World Junior 2019

FIDE World Junior open and girls Championships will take place at the nations capital New Delhi from 15th - 25th October 2019. The Indian challenge in the open section will be led by GM Karthikeyan Murali and WGM Vaishali R in the girls section. For more details, click here.

Karthikeyan Murali will lead the Indian charge in the open section | Photo: Amruta Mokal

WGM Vaishali R will be highest seeded Indian in the girls section | Photo: Rupali Mullick

FIDE World Youth under-16 Olympiad

World Youth under-16 Chess Olympiad will take place at Corum, Turkey from 28th October to 6th November 2019. For more details about the tournament, click here.

M Chigorin Memorial

M Chigorin Memorial will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia | Photo: Official site

Saint Petersburg will host the M Chigorin Memorial tournament from 4th - 12th October. 24 GMs and 13 IMs from 19 different countries will participate in this strong tournament. Total prize fund RUR 1690000 will be distributed among the prize winners. For more details about the tournament, click here.

GM Igor Kovalenko is the top seed of the tournament | Photo: Niklesh Jain

GM Shardul Gagare will be the speahead for the Indian contingent | Photo: Niklesh Jain

23rd Hoogeveen Chess Tournament

Hoogeveen becomes | Photo: Tournament circular

The 23rd edition of Hoogeveen Chess Tournament will take place from 19th - 26th October 2019. Legendary Jan Timman will take on Kazakhstan no.2 woman IM Zhansaya Abdumalik and Iranian talent GM Alireza Firouzja will take on new Ibero-American champion GM Jorge Cori. Total EUR 9000 prize fund is up for grabs in the open section. For more details, click here.

GM Jan Timman vs. IM Zhansaya Abdumalik will be a battle of generations | Photo: Lennart Ootes / Official site

In the other Hoogeveen match, Firouzja vs. Cori will be a battle between talents of different two continents | Photo: Lennart Ootes / Official site

There are various other District, State Championships, State level and National level Standard, Rapid and Blitz Rating and International tournaments all over the world in the month of October which can be found here.

For tournament organizers all across the world:

If you are an organizer then you can submit your tournament also, by clicking on 'Submit your tournament' button.

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