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Tournament of the Year 2016



21 March 2017


Dear Members,

The Association of Chess Professionals continues the tradition of appreciating and awarding the best chess organizers from around the world. To determine the best event, we invite you all to pick your most-liked events from each of the following categories – Round Robin, Open, Official and Rapid/Blitz. 
Each member is asked to vote for a maximum of 3 tournaments in each of the categories of tournaments below, and up to 5 in the Overall Best, which will determine the ACP Tournament of the Year 2016.
We will run the voting until 3 April 2017 at this page.
Round Robin Events
Tata Steel Chess, A Group, Wijk aan Zee, January
Zurich Chess Challenge, Zurich, February
Gashimov Memorial, Shamkir, May
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting, Dortmund, July
Bilbao Masters, Bilbao, July
Karpov Tournament, Poikovsky, July
Sinquefield Cup, Saint Louis, August
Tal Memorial, Moscow, September
London Classic, London, December
Official Events
Women’s Grand Prix, Batumi, April
European Individual Championship, Gjakova, May
European Women’s Championship, Mamaia, May
Asian Continental, Tashkent, May
European Club Cup, Novi Sad, September
42nd Chess Olympiad, Baku, September
Russian Superfinal, Novosibirsk, October
World Championship Match, New York, November
Open Events
Tradewise Gibraltar, La Caleta, January
Moscow Open, January

Aeroflot Open, Moscow, March
Reykjavik Open, March
Dubai Open, April
Biel Open, July
Najdorf Memorial – ACP Open, Warsaw, July
Millionaire Chess, Atlantic City, October IoM Masters, Douglas, Isle of Man, October
Rapid/Blitz Events
Keres 100 Memorial – ACP Open, Tallinn, January
Petrov Memorial, Jurmala, April
Grand Chess Tour, Paris, June
Grand Chess Tour, Leuven, June
European Rapid and Blitz Championship, Tallin, December
World Rapid and Blitz Championship, Doha, December
Overall best:
You are asked to select the best overall event(s) out of the entire list.
Thank you for your input,
ACP Board