It has recently been announced that Kasparov and Karpov will meet each other again in Spain. To commemorate the 25th annyversary of their first world championship match in 1984, now they will play a 12-game match – four rapid and eight blitz games.
The competition will take place from 21 to 24 September, 2009, in Valencia, Spain.
This tournament is a memorial to former world champion Tigran Petrosian, who held the title from 1963–1969. This event is taking place from August 8th-24th August 2009. It is a Category 19 tournament, with eleven of the 14 players rated over 2700.
Four players lead the tournament. Current standings: L. Aronian, V. Ivanchuk, R. Kasimidzhanov and P. Leko with 4pts, followed by D. Jakovenko, S. Karjakin, P. Eljanov, B. Gelfand and E. Alekseev with 3 pts.
The Azeri GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beated Hikaru Nakamura and became the Champion in the penultimate game. Mamedyarov won the ORDIX Open with an awesome score of 10 points over 11 possible.
He was followed by Vugar Gasimov, Vladimir Akopian and Arkadij Naiditsch with 9.5 points.
Kateryna Lahno won the women section of the ORDIX Open with 8 points. Following her were Marie Sebag and Victorija Cmilyte.
In the Rheingoldhalle of the Congress Centre, Hilton Hotel in Mainz, Germany; from July 27 to August 2, took place the 2009 Chess Classic. This tournament included players like the current World Champion Vishy Anand, Levon Aronian of Armenia, the Russian junior GM Ian Nepomniachtchi and top German GM Arkadij Naiditsch.
The World Champion Vishwanathan Anand failed to qualify for the finals, Levon Aronian became the favourite to get the title against Ian Nepomniachtchi.
The armenian GM beated easily his opponent by 3-1. Anand drew his game for the third place with Arkadij Naiditsch.