Tournament of the Year 2016 Results
The Official Events category was comfortably won by the Baku Olympiad, followed by the World Championship match in New York and the European Club Cup in Novi Sad. It is worth noting that almost all voters (97.67%) decided to place the Baku Olympiad among their top 3 choices!
The category of Open Events is always closely contested. But the winner was again the Tradewise Gibraltar event, followed by the Isle of Man Chess.com Masters and the Reykjavik Open. The slight surprise is the rise in popularity of the Isle of Man Masters – last year it barely got a few votes!
The Rapid/Blitz category was dominated by the official World Rapid and Blitz in Doha, but the Grand Chess Tour in Paris certainly deserved its place on the podium with its excellent organisation. Worth noting is ACP’s own Keres Memorial – ACP Open which finished third, only 3 votes behind Paris !
The Overall category was won by the Baku Olympiad, in our members’ view clearly the best event of 2016. Shared second and third were the mighty traditional Tata Steel Chess and the excellent ever-improving Tradewise Gibraltar Open. Congratulations to the organisers!
We would like to thank all the participants for taking time to cast their votes – at ACP we strive to improve the world of chess by considering the opinions of our members and we can only know them when you tell them to us. This is very important and we will continue to work in this direction in the future.
The ACP Board