2014 in review

From Dec 28, 2013 to Jan 5, 2014, the 89th Hastings Congress was held.Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Igor Khenkin, Qun Ma, Mark Hebden, Jahongir Vakhidov, Justin Sarkar and Jovica Radovanoci all tied for 1st place.

From Jan 11-26, 2014, the 76th Tata Steel tournament was held in Wijk aan Zee.Levon Aronian won with 8 out of 12 points.Anish Giri and Sergey Karjakin tied for 2nd-3rd with 6.5 points.

From March 13-31, 2014, the FIDE Candidates tournament was held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.Anand won with 8.5 out of 14, followed by Sergey Karjakin, Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Adnreikin, Aronia, Svidler, and Topalov.

From May 8-20, the Us championship was held in St. Louis.Gata Kamsky won for the 5th time on tiebreaks over Aleksandr Lenderman and Varuzhan Akobian.

From June 16-18, 2014, the World Rapid championship was held in Dubai.Magnus Carlsen won with 11 out of 15.

From June 19-20, 2014, the World Blitz championship was held in Dubai.Magnus Carlsen won with 17 out of 21.

From June 19-29, 2014, the US Junior championship was held in St Louis.Kayden Troff won wuth 7 out of 9.

From June 30 to July 6, 2014, the 42nd World Open has held in Arlington, VA.Ilya Smiran, Illia Nyzhnyk, and Conrad Holt all tied for 1st place with 7 out of 9.

From July 19 to Aug 2, 2014, the 101st British championship was held in Aberystwyth, Wales.Jonathan Hawkins won with 7.5 out of 9.David Howell and Mark Hebden tied for 2nd-3rd.

From July 26 to Aug 3, 2014, the US Open was held in Orlando.Conrad Holt won on tiebreak over Michael Mulyar, Giorgo Margvelashvili, Fidel Corrales Jimenez, Illia Nyzhnyk, and Alxander Shabalov.

From Aug 1-14, 2014, the 41st Chess Olympiad was held in Tromso, Norway.China won the gold, followed by Hungary and India in the menís section.Russia won the gold, followed by China and Ukraine in the womenís section.

From Aug 27 to Sep 7, 2014, the 2nd Sinquefield Cup was held in St. Louis.Fabiano Caruana won, scoring 8.5 out of 10.He was followed by Carlsen, Topalov, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, and Namamura.

From Aug 29 to Sep 1, 2014, the 136th New York State championship was held.Kata Kamsky won, scoring 5.5 out of 6.He was followed by Maxim Dlugy and Jay Bonin.

On Sep 6, 2014, Alexander Morozevich won the Moscow Blitz championship.

From Oct 6-19, 2014, the World Junior Championship was hled in Pune, India.†† Lu Shanglei of China won with 10 out 13.

From Oct 9-13, 2014, the Millionaire Chess Open was held in Las Vegas.Wesley So won after a tiebreak match with Ray Robson, winning $100,000.

From Oct 2-14, 2014, a FIDE Grand Prix was held in Baku, Azerbaijan.Boris Gelfand and Fabiano Caruna tied for 1st with 6.5 out of 11.

From Oct 20 to Nov 3, 2014, a FIDE Grand Prix was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.Dmitry Andreikin won with 7/11.Shakriyar Mamedyarov and Hikaru Nakamura tied for 2nd-3rd with 6.5 out of 11.

From Ocr 24 to Nov 4, 2014, the World Senior Open was held in Greece.Zurab Sturua won on tiebreak over Keith Arkell, followed by John Nunn.

From Nov 3-11, 2014, the Petrosian Memorial was hled in Moscow.Alexander Grischuk won with 5.5 out of 7, followed by Kramnik.

From Nov 7-28, 2014, the world chess championship was held in Sochi, Russia.Magnus Carlsen tetained his title with 3 wins, 1 loss and 7 draws against Viswanathan Anand.

From Nov 12-13, 2014, the Tal Memorial Blitz was held in Sochi.It was won by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, followed by Alexander Grischuk.

From Nov 26 to Dec 4, 2014, the Qatar Masters Open was held.It was won by Yangyi Yu with 7.5 out of 9, followed by Kramnik and Giri with 7 out of 9.

From Nov 27-30, the American Open was held in Orange, California.The winner was Timur Gareev, scoring 7 out of 8.

From Nov 27 to Dec 7, 2014, the Russian Superfinals was held.Igor Lysyj won with 5.5 out of 9.

In December 2014, Samuel Sevian became the world youngest grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 10 months and 27 days.He is the youngest GM in US history,

On Dec 3, 2014, the St Louis Archbishops won the 2014 US Chess League Championship title.

From Dec 6-7, 2014, the 6th London Chess Classic Rapid Open was held,Nakamura won with 9.5 out of 10.Caruana, Anand, and Kramnik all had 8 out of 10 points.

On December 8, 2014, the 6th London Chess Classic Blitz tournament as held.Adams won on tiebreaks over Kramnik and Nakamura.Next were Giri, Anand, and Caruana.

From December 6-14, 2014, the 6th London Chess Classic was held.Anand won on tiebreaks over Giri and Kramnik, each with 7 points.Next were Nakamura, Adams, and Caruana.

From Dec 11-17, 2014, the SportAccord World Mind Sports took place in Beijing.Alexander Grischuk won the Rapid and Blitz sections.Ian Nepomniachtchi won the Basque section (two games played simultaneously with black and white).

From Dec 12-14, the Nation K-12 championships were held in Orlando, Florida.Samir Sen and Nicholas Desmarais tied for 1st in the 12th grade championship.