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The Bicontinental Chess Match 2016 Hou Yifan versus Cristobal Henriquez Villagra took place only in Chile 5th-10th February, one game was planned to be played in Antarctica, but they did not play in Antarctica thanks to bad weather.
Hou Yifan beat Cristobal Henriquez 2.5-1.5.
Game 1: Cristobal Henriquez - Hou Yifan 1/2. The Italian Game, a draw in 60 moves.
Game 2: Hou Yifan - Cristobal Henriquez 1-0. The English Opening, Hou Yifan won in 25 moves.
Game 3: Cristobal Henriquez - Hou Yifan 1-0. The Queen's Gambit Declined, with counterplay.
Game 4: Hou Yifan - Cristobal Henriquez 1-0. The Caro-Kann Defence. Yifan grabbed a queen.
The Moscow Open 2016 took place in Russia 28th January - 8th February.
1-2. Urii Eliseev, Dmitry Gordievsky - 7.5 out of 9 scores, 2-9. Anton Korobov, Artyom Timofeev, Vladislav Artemiev, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Moskalenko, Dmitry Kokarev, Vasiliy Korchmar - 7.
Urii Eliseev Games, Moscow Open 2016
The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2016 took place in Gibraltar 25th January - 4th February. 1-2. Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 8 out of 10 scores. Women: 1. Anna Muzychuk - 7 out of 10 scores, 2-3. Antoaneta Stefanova, Tan Zhongyi - 6.5.
Anna Muzychuk, round 5, Gibraltar Chess Masters 2016. Photo by John Saunders
Gibraltar Chess Festival 2016
The Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2016 took place in Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands) January 15th-31th. 1. Magnus Carlsen - 9 out of 13 scores, 2-3. Fabiano Caruana, Ding Liren - 8.
Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Wijk aan Zee 2016
The Delhi Open 2016 took place in India 9th-16th January.
1-3. Ivan Popov, Attila Czebe, Valeriy Neverov - 8 out of 10 scores, 4-10. Vitaly Sivuk, Anton Demchenko, Lalith Babu, Sayantan Das, Duc Hoa Nguyen, Vaibhav Suri, Mikhail Mozharov - 7.5.
Ivan Popov Games, Delhi Open 2016
The Seville Open 2016 "Ciudad de Sevilla" was held in Spain 8th-16th January.
1. Vladimir Burmakin - 8 out of 9 scores, 2-4. Evgeny Vorobiov, Alejandro Hoffman, Ismael Teran Alvarez - 7.5.
Vladimir Burmakin Games, Seville Open 2016
The New Zealand Open Chess Championship 2016, the New Zealand Rapid and Blitz Championships 2016 took place in Devonport, Auckland 2nd-12th January. 123rd New Zealand Chess Congress.
New Zealand Open Chess Championship: 1. Gawain Jones - 7.5 out of 9 scores, 2-4. Ju Wenjun, Ma Qun, Nigel Short - 7, 5-7. Alexandr Fier, Matthieu Cornette, Deimante Daulyte - 6.5. In round 4 Ju Wenjun beat Nigel Short, but in round 5 she lost to Gawain Jones.
Gawain Jones Games, New Zealand Open Championship 2016
New Zealand Rapid Chess Championship: 1. Ma Qun - 9 out of 9 scores, 2. Gawain Jones - 8, 3-8. Ju Wenjun, Paul Garbett, Robert Smith, Mark Noble, Wang Puchen, Eric Moskow - 6.5.
New Zealand Blitz Chess Championship: 1-2. Ma Qun, Gawain Jones - 8 out of 9 scores, 3. Alexandr Fier - 7, 4. Wang Puchen - 6.5.
The Gulf Coast New Year's Open 2016 took place in USA 8th-10th January.
1. Julio Sadorra - 4.5 out of 5 scores, 2-3. Alexander Goldin, Julio Becerra - 4, 4-7. Yaroslav Zherebukh, Timur Gareyev, Sandro Pozo Vera, John Gabriel Ludwig - 3.5.
Julio Sadorra Games, Gulf Coast New Year's Open 2016
The Keres Memorial 2016, the ACP Open Rapid was held in Tallinn (Estonia) 8th-10th January.
1. Igor Kovalenko - 9 out of 11 scores, 2-4. David Howell, Boris Gelfand, Surya Shekhar Ganguly - 8.5, 5-13. Kiril Georgiev, Peter Svidler, Ferenc Berkes, Alexander Motylev, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Pavel Tregubov, Kamil Miton, Arturs Neiksans - 8.
Peter Svidler, Igor Kovalenko, Boris Gelfand, Daniel Fridman, Maxim Matlakov, Ferenc Berkes, Pavel Eljanov, Nikita Vitiugov, David Howell, Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Kosteniuk.
The Basel Schachfestival 2016 was held in Switzerland 1st-5th January.
1. Arkadij Naiditsch - 5.5 out of 7, 2-9. Adrien Demuth, Bilel Bellahcene, Arthur Pijpers, Jan Sprenger, Andreas Heimann, Yuliya Shvayger, Tita Stremavicius, Mihajl Stojanovic - 5.
The Hastings Chess Congress 2015-2016 took place in England 28th December 2015 - 5th January 2016.
1-2. Jahongir Vakhidov, Aleksander Mista - 7 out of 9 scores, 3-7. Sarunas Sulskis, Igor Khenkin, Tamas Fodor, Ferenc Berkes, Justin Sarkar - 6.5.
Jahongir Vakhidov Games, Hastings Chess Congress 2015-2016
The Rilton Cup 2015-2016 took place in Stockholm (Sweden) 27th December 2015 - 5th January 2016.
1. Maxim Rodshtein - 8 out of 9 scores, 2. Jon Ludvig Hammer - 7.5, 3. Erik Blomqvist - 7, 4-6. Tiger Hillarp-Persson, Samuel Sevian, Monika Socko - 6.5.
Maxim Rodshtein Games, Rilton Cup 2015-2016
The Erfurt Schachfestival 2015 was held in Germany 26th-30th December.
1-3. Boris Chatalbashev, Jonas Lampert, Georgios Souleidis - 6.5 out of 8 scores, 4-12. Patrick Zelbel, Alexander Lagunow, Nikolas Lubbe, Jens Ove Fries-Nielsen, Elena Levushkina, Tobias Voge, Raphael Lagunow, Bob Beeke, Johannes Paul - 6.
The Groningen Chess Festival 2015 took place in the Netherlands 21st-30th December. 1-2. Jorden Van Foreest, Sundar M. Shyam - 7.5 out of 9 scores, 3-7. Avital Boruchovsky, Saveliy Golubov, Barry Brink, Ivo Maris, Stefan Kuipers - 6.5.
Jorden Van Foreest Games, Groningen Chess Festival 2015
The Al Ain Chess Classic 2015 was held in the United Arab Emirates 22nd-31st December. 1. Wang Hao - 8 out of 9 scores, 2-10. Alexei Shirov, Arman Pashikian, Levan Pantsulaia, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Alexander Areshchenko, Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko, Martyn Kravtsiv, Robert Hovhannisyan, Zahar Efimenko - 6.5.
Wang Hao Games, Al Ain Chess Classic 2015
The Zurich Christmas Chess Open 2015 was held in Switzerland 26th-30th December. 1. Arkadij Naiditsch - 6 out of 7, 2-6. Vitaly Kunin, Christian Bauer, Gonda Laszlo, Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa, Kiril Georgiev - 5.5.
Arkadij Naiditsch Games, Zurich Christmas Chess Open 2015
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