16th Unive Chess Tournament

  • SonofPearl
  • on 10/18/12, 10:21 AM.

Hikaru Nakamura London Grand Prix 2012 by Ray Morris-Hill 2.jpgThe 16th Unive Tournament will take place from 19 - 27 October in Hoogeveen, Netherlands.

The main event is the Crown Group, a 4-player double round robin featuring reigning US Champion Hikaru Nakamura (pictured), the #2 ranked junior Anish Giri, the women's world champion Hou Yifan, and the experienced campaigner Sergei Tiviakov.

There is also a strong 9-round Swiss Open (won last year by Sergei Tivakov) and two amateur events.

Hikaru Nakamura and Anish Giri will both be hoping for a strong result in Hoogeveen after sharing last place in the 2012 London Grand Prix

All rounds start at 14:00 local time (12:00 UTC), and the official website (in Dutch) will provide live coverage of the games at this page.

The tournament schedule

Date  Crown Group Swiss Open 
19-Oct-12 1st round 
20-Oct-12 2nd round 
21-Oct-12 1st round  3rd round 
22-Oct-12 2nd round  4th round 
23-Oct-12 3rd round  5th round 
24-Oct-12 Rest day 6th round 
25-Oct-12 4th round  7th round 
26-Oct-12 5th round  8th round 
27-Oct-12 6th round  9th round 

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  • 4 years ago


    naka mura the best player in the world

  • 4 years ago


    naka the best player in the worldSmile

  • 4 years ago


    Nakamura won first round aganist Giri, so it proves he is at least regaining some form. Triviakov and Yifan drew.

  • 4 years ago


    Hou Yifan should play more tournaments like this. Not with women but with top men like Polgar. If you want to rise you have to play better oponents.

  • 4 years ago


    This is a chance for Naka to regroup, and a big opportunity for Giri.

  • 4 years ago


    this is a great opportunity for Naka to bounce back, but go Yifan go!

  • 4 years ago


    I would like to see Hou prove she can hang with the big dogs, as I am confident she can. But the favorite is of course Nakamura, and I do hope he returns to form so he can put on a winning preformance in this tournament.

  • 4 years ago


    I hope Hou beats Nakamura

  • 4 years ago


    U.S.A. baby!!! Naka, Naka, Naka!!!

  • 4 years ago

    NM iFrancisco


    While someday there might be a women who can do that (Judit was easily the closest) it is highly unlikely to be her. She isn't even a top 200 player in the world and has more or less plateaued (+30 points in 4 years!)

    As for the tournament itself, it will be interesting to see how Naka responds after being so close to 2800 (live rating was 2792 I believe, after his Kramnik win in the Olympiad) and then crashing out of the Top 10 in the world. Could be an important tournament to try and regain some form.

  • 4 years ago


    Go Naka! 

  • 4 years ago


    Thanks for the news!

    I think Hou Yifan might be competing for (men's) World Championship one day - as well as Nakamura and Giri.

    Tiviakov is an interesting player. He plays Scandinavian The Dynamic 3...Qd6 quite a bit on a very high level.

  • 4 years ago


    I hope Anish pounces at this oportunity, the competition is not too rough, here is his chance!

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