The Italian Championship finished in Perugia and was a complete success for Fabiano Caruana, whose 10/11 score put him three full points ahead of the second-placed finisher. Very impressive, Fabiano, but please come back and try to win some U.S. Championships instead!
Another event in Italy was the 32nd Crespi Memorial in Milan. This was an open event rather than a round-robin, but like the Italian Championship the winner romped: Georgia's Baadur Jobava finished with a great score of 8.5/9, finishing two points ahead of Vladimir Malaniuk.
Finally, the SportAccord World Mind Games continues on. There have doubtlessly been many interesting games in this event, which has featured a large collection of very strong GMs competing in blitz, rapid and blindfold chess, but for now I'll just present one. It was mentioned in a comment to this blog, and as it fits nicely with the Carlsen-Kramnik game in London, it's an especially apt choice. Have a look at Ponomariov-Nielsen, from round 1 of the rapids.