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2012 ACP Tournaments of the Year

The Association of Chess Professionals organized the Tournament of the Year 2012 contest.

All ACP members could vote for their favorite tournaments, having a choice out of 26 selected events of different formats. Voting for the best tournament of the year, the ACP members have shown their appreciation for the hard work done by the organizers. A total number of 769 votes were casted. The results are:

ACP Tournament of the Year 2012: Tata Steel Chess, Wijk aan Zee

Best Round Robin event of 2012: Tata Steel Chess, Wijk aan Zee
Best Open event of 2012: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival
Best official event of 2012: World Chess Championship Match Anand-Gelfand, Moscow

The Tournament of the Year contest is organized for the second consecutive year. See the 2011-results here: link

Top-5 for each category:

ACP Tournament of the Year 2012

1 Tata Steel Chess, Wijk aan Zee
2 London Chess Classic
3 World Chess Championship Match Anand-Gelfand, Moscow
4 Tradewise Gibraltar Festival
5 Tal Memorial, Moscow

Best Round Robin event of 2012

1 Tata Steel Chess, Wijk aan Zee
2 Tal Memorial, Moscow
3 London Chess Classic
4 ACP Golden Classic
5 Chess Masters Final, Bilbao/Sao Paulo

Best Open event of 2012

1 Tradewise Gibraltar Festival
2 Aeroflot Open, Moscow
3 Reykjavik Open
4 Moscow Open
5 Biel Master Tournament

Best official event of 2012

1 World Chess Championship Match Anand-Gelfand, Moscow
2 ACP Women Cup, Tbilisi
3 European Club Cup, Eilat
4 Chess Olympiad, Istanbul
5 Women’s World Blitz and Rapid Championship, Batumi

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