2016 in chess

Major Chess in the 2016 World Cup Chess Championship between Mariya Muzychuk and Hou Yifan , won by Hou Yifan, and the Candidates Tournament , won by Sergey Karjakin , who challenged Magnus Carlsen in the 2016 World Chess Championship . Magnus Carlsen won the title of World Chess Champion.

2016 tournaments

This is a list of significant 2016 chess tournaments :

Tournament dates players Winner Runner-up Third
2016 Tata Steel Chess Tournament 16-31 January 14  Magnus Carlsen  Fabiano Caruana  Ding Liren
2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 26 January-4 February 150  Hikaru Nakamura  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  Viswanathan Anand
2016 Zurich Chess Challenge 12-15 February 6  Hikaru Nakamura  Viswanathan Anand  Vladimir Kramnik
Women’s World Chess Championship 2016 1-14 March 2  Hou Yifan  Mariya Muzychuk None
Candidates Tournament 2016 11-30 March 8  Sergey Karjakin  Fabiano Caruana  Viswanathan Anand
US Chess Championship 2016 13-30 April 12  Fabiano Caruana  Wesley So  Hikaru Nakamura
Altibox Norway Chess 2016 18-30 April 10  Magnus Carlsen  Levon Aronian  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Shamkir Chess 2016 26 May-4 June 10  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov  Fabiano Caruana  Anish Giri
Paris Grand Chess Tour 9-12 June 10  Hikaru Nakamura  Magnus Carlsen  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Leuven Grand Chess Tour 17-20 June 10  Magnus Carlsen  Wesley So  Levon Aronian
2016 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 9-17 July 8  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  Vladimir Kramnik Fabiano Caruana Leinier Dominguez Perez
World Chess Championship 2016 11-30 November 2  Magnus Carlsen  Sergey Karjakin None

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