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The Week in Chess


  • Chinese Team Championship 2017 – Games and Results
    The Chinese Team Championship takes place 18th April to 5th December 2017.
  • Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 2017 – Games and Results
    The Moscow FIDE Grand Prix took place 12th to 21st May 2017. Players: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Alexander Grischuk, Pentala Harikrishna, Michael Adams, Ernesto Inarkiev, Boris Gelfand, Teimour Radjabov, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Hou Yifan, Saleh Salem and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Ding Liren took clear first with 6/9 half a point clear of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
  • Saint Louis Spring Classic 2017 – Games and Results
    The Saint Louis Spring Classic takes place 16th to 24th May 2017. A new series of quarterly events in Saint Louis just below the elite level. All three groups have elements of interest.
  • 23rd Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2017 – Games and Results
    The 23rd Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament took place in Malmo 10th to 14th May 2017. The event returns after a three year hiatus. Players: Pavel Eljanov, Baadur Jobava, Nigel Short, Nils Grandelius, Erik Blomqvist and Dronavalli Harika, Nils Grandelius and Baadur Jobava shared first place on 3/5.
  • Chinese Championships 2017 – Games and Results
    The Chinese Championships took place 22nd April to 4th May 2017. Wei Yi won the men’s event with 8.5/11 half a point clear of Shanglei Lu and Yang Wen. Tingjie Lei won the women’s event with 9/11.
  • Russian Team Championship 2017 – Games and Results
    The Russian Team Championship takes place in Sochi 1st to 10th May. Major League and Women’s section also.
  • German Schachbundesliga 2016-17 – Games and Results
    The Bundesliga took place 15th October 2016 to 1st May 2017. OSG Baden-Baden regained their title with a perfect 15/15 record.
  • 4NCL 2016-17 – Games and Results
    The 4NCL took place 19th November 2016 to 1st May 2017. Guildford 1 won the title.
  • 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2017 – Games and Results
    The 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial took place 21st to 30th April 2017. Players Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Michael Adams, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Veselin Topalov and Teimour Radjabov. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov took clear first with 5,5/9 half a point clear of Vladimir Kramnik, Wesley So and Veselin Topalov.
  • Reykjavik Open 2017 – Games and Results
    The Reykjavik Open took place 19th to 27th April 2017. Leading players: Anish Giri, Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Alexei Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, Gawain Jones, Gujrathi Vidit Santosh, Gata Kamsky, Nils Grandelius, Erwin L’Ami, Mustafa Yilmaz, Konstantin Landa, Abhijeet Gupta, Alexander Beliavsky, Jorden Van Foreest, Emre Can, Hannes Stefansson etc. Anish Giri took clear first place with 8.5/10 half a point clear of Jorden van Foreest, Sergei Movsesian, Abhijeet Gupta and Gata Kamsky.
  • 18th European Women’s Championship 2017 – Games and Results
    The 18th European Women’s Championship took place in Riga, Latvia 10th to 22nd April 2017. Nana Dzagnidze took clear first place with 8.5/11 half a point clear of Aleksandra Goryachkina and Alisa Galliamova.
  • GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 – Games and Results
    The GRENKE Chess Classic took place 15th to 22nd April 2017. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Arkadij Naiditsch, Hou Yifan, Matthias Bluebaum and Georg Meier. Levon Aronian dominated the event winning with 5.5/7 a point and a half clear of Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana.

    There was a strong open alongside starting on 13th April. Players: Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Nikita Vitiugov, Maxim Matlakov, Etienne Bacrot, Richard Rapport, Gata Kamsky, Vladimir Fedoseev, Igor Kovalenko, Yuriy Kuzubov, Sergey Volkov, Anton Demchenko, Hrant Melkumyan, Alexander Moiseenko etc

  • 18th Karpov Poikovsky 2017 – Games and Results
    The 18th Karpov tournament takes place in Poikovsky, Russia 18th to 27th April 2017. Players: Ernesto Inarkiev, Dmitry Jakovenko, Maxim Rodshtein, Anton Korobov, Evgeniy Najer, David Anton Guijarro, Daniil Dubov, Emil Sutovsky, Victor Bologan and Sergei Zhigalko.
  • Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 – Games and Results
    The Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge took place 12th to 17th April 2017. Players: Nakamura, Svidler, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Kramnik, Gelfand, Oparin and Pelletier. Fast time control of 45m+30spm for the first 7 rounds and then a final day of games at 10 minutes and 5 seconds a move. Hikaru Nakamura took clear first above Ian Nepomniachtchi in the combined standings.

    Final combined standings: 1st Hikaru Nakamura 15pts/21, 2nd Ian Nepomniachtchi 14pts, 3rd Viswanathan Anand 13.5pts, 4th Peter Svidler 12pts 5th Vladimir Kramnik 11pts 6th Boris Gelfand 9pts, 7th Grigoriy Oparin 5.5pts, 8th Yannick Pelletier 4pts

  • US Chess Championships 2017 – Games and Results

    The US Chess Championships took place in Saint Louis 29th March to 10th April 2017. Players in men’s section: Caruana, So, Nakamura, Robson, Shankland, Xiong, Kamsky, Onischuk, Naroditsky, Akobian, Zherebukh and Shabalov. Leading players in the women’s Krush, Zatonskih, Paikidze, Abrahamyan, etc.

    Wesley So won the title after beating Alexander Onischuk in a tie-break match. Sabina-Francesca Foisor won the women’s event.

  • 19th Dubai Open 2017 – Games and Results
    The 19th Dubai Open takes place 3rd to 12th April 2017. Korobov, Areshchenko, Safarli, David Anton, Akopian, Iturrizaga Bonelli, Gawain Jones, Vidit, Sargissian etc
  • Shenzhen Masters 2017 – Games and Results
    The Du Te Cup Shenzhen Masters took place 23rd March to 3rd April 2017. 6 players Anish Giri, Michael Adams, Pentala Harikrishna, Peter Svidler, Liren Ding and Yangyi Yu. Ding Liren won with 6.5/10.
  • 1st Sharjah Masters 2017 – Games and Results
    The 1st Sharjah Masters took place 23rd to 31st March 2017. Wang Hao edged out Adhiban, Kravtsiv, Kryvoruchko, Sethuraman and Salem after all scored 7/9.
  • PRO Chess League 2017 – Games and Results
    The PRO Chess League was a rapid chess tournament taking place on the chess.com website, it ran 11th January to 26th March 2017. 48 city based teams from throughout the world start in four groups with matches being held every Wednesday. There are four players per team and they play each member of the opposition once (although substitutes are allowed) for a total of four games. The top six teams in each group qualify for the next stage. The final four play in a decider on the weekend of 25th-26th March. Time control 15 minutes plus 2 seconds a move. Leading players: Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov etc.

    Live video commentary on the chess.com website.

    Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, and Fabiano Caruana helped their teams (the Norway Gnomes, the Montreal ChessBrahs, and the St. Louis Arch Bishops) into the final four of the PRO Chess League. The Stockholm Snowballs are the final team to join the final four after they beat Marseille Migraines (top board MVL). The Championship Weekend takes place March 25th-26th. Semi-final matches (Norway Gnomes beat Stockholm Snowballs vs and St. Louis Arch Bishops beat the Montreal ChessBrahs,on Saturday (both after blitz tie-breaks) setting up a Norway Gnomes (top board Carlsen) vs St. Louis Arch Bishops (top board So) on Sunday, The St. Louis Arch Bishops won the final 9-7. Magnus Carlsen managed a 4-0 score in the final including a win against Wesley So but it wasn’t enough. A huge turn around to win for Ben Finegold vs Sebastian Mihajlov in the third set of games was a huge moment in the match.

  • St Louis Winter Classic 2017 – Games and Results
    The St Louis Winter Classic took place 11th to 19th March 2017. There were two all-play-all event. The A-Group was won by David Howell alone on 6/9. after a final round win against Ruifeng Li. The B-Group was won by Andrey Baryshpolets on 6.5/9.

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