2006 in chess
Events in chess in 2006:
- December 26 - The All India Chess Federation imposes a ten-year ban on Umakant Sharma for using a Bluetooth device sewn into his cap to gain assistance from a chess computer during a FIDE rated tournament in Delhi.
- December 29 - 44th Indian Chess Championship (National "A" Championship) in Atul won by GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly for the fourth consecutive year with the score 9/13. The tournament format was changed to a 13 round Swiss instead of the 22 player round-robin used previously.
- December 30 - Iranian Chess Championship in Tehran won by GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami at 8.5/11. The women's champion is WGM Shadi Paridar scoring 9.5/11.
In 2006 FIDE awarded the title of Grandmaster to the following players:
In 2006 FIDE awarded the title Woman Grandmaster to the following players:
- January 15 - Herbert Avram (1913-2006), 92, United States.
- May 13 - Ratmir Kholmov (1925-2006), 80, Soviet/Russian Grandmaster.
- May 13 - Burt Hochberg (1933-2006), 73, chess writer and editor, editor of Chess Life.
- May 20 - Wolfgang Unzicker (1925-2006), 80, German Grandmaster, "world champion of amateurs".
- July 2 - René Letelier (1915-2006), 91, Chilean International Master.
- July 14 - Aleksander Wojtkiewicz (1963-2006), 43, Polish Grandmaster.
- July 23 - Rudolf Teschner (1922-2006), 84, German Grandmaster and chess writer.
- July 26 - Jessie Gilbert (1987-2006), 19, English Woman FIDE Master.
- August 14 - Adriaan de Groot (1914-2006), 92, Dutch chess master and psychologist.
- November 29 - Krystyna Hołuj-Radzikowska (1931-2006), 75, Polish Woman Grandmaster.
- December 5 - David Bronstein (1924-2006), 82, Soviet/Ukrainian Grandmaster and renowned chess writer, challenger in the 1951 World Championship match.