Spanish Rapid Chess Championship
The Spanish rapid chess championship will have a similar schedule to the ongoing European Rapid Chess Championship. A total of 159 players will participate, with over 50 of them titled GMs, IMs, WGMs, FMs. The event will take place in Barcelona this weekend.
Magistral Elogibar closed tournament
The closed GM tournament Magistral Elogibar takes place 14-20 December in Guipúzcoa, Spain. GM Zenón Franco, GM Oleg Korneev (six time winner of the event), GM Azer Mirzoev (winner in 2010) are among the top seeded participants.
South America youth chess festival
Campeonato juvenil Sudamericano takes place 17-21 December in Lima, Peru. The event will be daily with full coverage on the national television of Peru and will include large participation from the whole continent.