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  • World BlÝtz Chess Championship

    29 - 30 December 2017
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    180 players
    21 rounds



    Top 5 Players

    Carlsen Magnus NOR 2908
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2839
    Aronian Levon ARM 2819
    Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2814
    Grischuk Alexander RUS 2813

    Carlsen and Dzagnidze are World Blitz Champions.





  • World Rapid Chess Championship

    26 - 28 December 2017
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    180 players
    15 rounds



    Top 5 Players

    Carlsen Magnus NOR 2908
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2839
    Aronian Levon ARM 2819
    Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2814
    Grischuk Alexander RUS 2813

    Anand and Ju Wenjun are World Rapid Champions.





  • Kings vs Princes - Queens vs Princesses

    Nutcracker Match of the Generations 2017 : Kings vs Princes ; Queens vs Princesses
    19 - 24 December 2017

    Scheveningen system
    4 rounds classic + 8 rounds rapid
    Standard games: Win 2 points , draw 1 point
    Rapid games: Win 1 point , draw 0.5 point

    Kings: Gelfand (ISR) , Rublevsky (ISR), (LET) Shirov and Mamedyarov (AZE)

    Princes : Yuffa (RUS), Esipenko (RUS), Artemiev (RUS) and Oparin (RUS)

    Queens:Kovalevskaya , Strutinskaia , Zaiatz and Grabuzova.

    Princesses : Maltsevskaya , Solozhenkina , Goltseva and Dimitrova .


    Final results:
    C1 C2 C3 C4 Rapid day 1 Rapid day 2 Total
    Kings 5 6 4 3 6 7.5 31.5
    Princes 3 2 4 5 10 8.5 32.5








    C1 C2 C3 C4 Rapid day 1 Rapid day 2 Total
    Queens 4 4 6 5 6.5 7.5 33
    Princesses 4 4 2 3 9 8.5 30.5





  • C: Classical round





  • European Rapid & Blitz Championship


    15 - 17 December 2017
    Katowice Poland
    1181 players Rapid , 1091 blitz sections

    Rapid Championship

    15 mn + 11 sec

    Vavulin, Maksim ( RUS ) is the champion.

    Final Standings - Top 6
    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Vavulin, Maksim RUS 10
    2 Duda Jan-KrzysztofPOL 9.5
    3 Ponkratov, PavelRUS 9.5
    4 Zhigalko, SergeiBLR 9.5
    5 Moranda, WojciechPOL 9.5
    6 Fedorchuk, Sergey AUKR 9.5











    Blitz Championship

    3 mn + 2 sec

    Zhigalko Sergei ( BLR ) is the champion.

    Final Standings - Top 6
    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Zhigalko SergeiBLR 18
    2 McShane, Luke JENG 17.5
    3 Michalik, PeterCZE 17.5
    4 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 17
    5 Navara, DavidCZE 17















  • London chess classic

    1 - 11 December 2017
    London, UK
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2780

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen 2837
    Levon Aronian 2801
    Fabiano Caruana 2799
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2796
    Wesley So 2788
    Viswanathan Anand 2782
    Hikaru Nakamura 2780
    Sergey Karjakin 2760
    Ian Nepomniachtchi 2732
    Michael Adams 2721





  • Russian Super Final

    3 - 14 December 2017
    Saint Petersburg, Russia Federation
    12 players
    Round robin





  • Grand Prix - Palma de Mallorca

    16 - 27 November, 2017
    Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    18 players
    9-round , Swiss system
    Average rating: 2728






  • Turkish Chess Championship


    11 - 21 November 2017
    Tekirdag

    Mustafa Yilmaz is the winner.

    Final Standings - Top 3
    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 8
    2 Ogulcan KanmazalpTUR 7.5
    3 Mert Efe KilicTUR 7








  • European Small Nations Team Championship


    12 - 18 November 2017
    Andorra la Vella

    Final Standings
    Rank Country Pts
    1 Faroe Islands 17
    2 Monaco 15
    3 Andorra 14
    4 Cyprus 12
    5 Luxembourg 11
    6 Liechtenstein 7
    7 Malta 6
    8 Guernsey 3
    9 San Marino 3
    10 Jersey 2















  • Saint Louis Champions Showdown

    9 -14 November, 2017
    Saint Louis, USA

    Hikaru Nakamura vs. Veselin Topalov
    Fabiano Caruana vs. Alexander Grischuk
    Wesley So vs. Leinier Dominguez
    Magnus Carlsen vs. Ding Liren

    Day 1: 4 games 30 minutes
    Day 2: 6 games 20+0
    Day 3: 8 games 10+0
    Day 4: 12 games 5+0
    0 seconds increment for all games





  • European Team Chess Championship

    28 October - 6 November 2017
    Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
    Swiss system, 9 rounds
    Open 40 teams
    Women: 32 teams

    Top 10 teams according the average rating

    1 - Russia 2744
    2 - Azerbaijan 2728
    3 - Ukraine 2697
    4 - England 2696
    5 - Israel 2695
    6 - Armenia 2693
    7 - Hungary 2683
    8 - Poland 2674
    9 - Germany 2649
    10 - Netherlands 2648





  • European - ACP Women Rapid & Blitz Championship


    21 - 22 October 2017
    Monaco
    91 players

    Rapid Championship

    Anna Muzychuk ( UKR ) is the winner.

    Final Standings - Top 6
    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Anna Muzychuk UKR 9
    2 Lagno KaterynaRUS 8.5
    3 Goryachkina AleksandraRUS 8
    4 Guichard PaulineFRA 8
    5 Kosteniuk AlexandraRUS 8
    6 Socko MonikaPOL 7.5











    Blitz Championship

    Alexandra Kosteniuk ( RUS ) is the champion.

    Final Standings - Top 6
    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 10.5
    2 Lagno KaterynaRUS 10
    3 Gunina ValentinaRUS 9.5
    4 Haussernot CecileFRA 9
    5 Paehtz ElisabethGER 9
    6 Dzagnidze NanaGEO 8.5
















  • Hoogeven chess matches

    21 - 28 October, 2017
    Hoogeveen, Netherlands.

    6 matches

    Ivanchuk vs Wei Yi and
    Adhiban vs Van Foreest





  • European Club Cup 2017

    8 - 14 October 2017
    Antalya Turkey
    36 teams ( Open ) , 12 teams ( Women )
    7 rounds

    Top 5 teams according to the average rating

    Globus 2772
    Alkaloid 2724
    Mednyi Vsadnik 2711
    AVE Novi Bor 2698
    SHSM Legacy Square Capital 2663





  • World Cup 2017    

    FIDE World Chess Cup takes place in Tbilisi, Georgia with 128 players from 2nd – 27th September, 2017
    Knock-Out system tournament.






  • Isle of Man Open

    23 September - 1 October,2017
    Douglas (Isle of Man)
    160 players
    9-Round
    Average rating: 2590

    Top Players - men

    Carlsen Magnus NOR 2827
    Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2803
    Caruana Fabiano USA 2799
    Anand Viswanathan IND 2794
    Nakamura Hikaru USA 2781

    Adams Michael ENG 2738
    Gelfand Boris ISR 2737
    Eljanov Pavel UKR 2734
    Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2716
    Almasi Zoltan HUN 2707






  • Avicenna Cup


    21 - 28 August 2017
    Hamedan, Iran
    67 players

    Bogdanovich is the winner.

    Final Standings - Group A - Top 3
    Rank Players Country Pts
    1 Bogdanovich StanislavUKR 8
    2 Ghaem Maghami EhsanIRI 6.5
    3 Mosadeghpour MasoudIRI 6.5









  • French Chess Championship

    19 - 27 August,2017
    Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, France
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2590


    Players

    Étienne Bacrot 2715
    Laurent Fressinet 2650
    Christian Bauer 2650
    Sébastien Mazé 2612
    Tigran Gharamian 2616

    Matthieu Cornette 2609
    Maxime Lagarde 2607
    Yannick Gozzoli 2592
    Jean-Luc Chabanon 2467
    Jean-François Jolly 2381






  • Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz

    13 - 19 August 2017
    Saint Louis, USA
    10 players
    Round robin


    Players

    Magnus Carlsen 2822
    Wesley So 2810
    Caruana, Fabiano 2807
    Levon Aronian 2799
    Hikaru Nakamura 2792

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2789
    Viswanathan Anand 2783
    Sergey Karjakin 2773
    Ian Nepomniachtchi 2751
    Svidler, Peter 2751

    Aronian is the winner.






  • Sinquefield Cup

    1 - 12 August 2017
    Saint Louis, USA
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2787

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen 2822
    Wesley So 2810
    Caruana, Fabiano 2807
    Levon Aronian 2799
    Hikaru Nakamura 2792

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2789
    Viswanathan Anand 2783
    Sergey Karjakin 2773
    Ian Nepomniachtchi 2751
    Svidler, Peter 2751






  • Turkish super chess league

    26 July - 6 August 2017
    Kocaeli, Turkey
    13 teams
    Round robin






  • Biel 2017

    23 July - 2 August 2017
    Biel, Switzerland
    9 rounds
    Round Robin
    Average rating: 2645

    Players

    Pentala Harikrishna 2737
    David Navara 2737
    Etienne Bacrot 2715
    Ruslan Ponomariov 2699
    Peter Leko 2678

    Alexander Morozevich 2675
    Yifan Hou 2666
    Rafael Vaganian 2562
    Nico Georgiadis 2496
    Noël Studer 2493






  • Dortmund 2017

    15 - 23 July 2016
    Dortmund, Germany
    8 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2725

    Players

    Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2812
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2791
    Radoslaw Wojtaszek POL 2736
    Vladimir Fedoseev RUS 2726 Dmitry Andreikin RUS 2712
    Wang Yue CHN 2699
    Dieter-Liviu Nisipeanu GER 2683
    Matthias Bluebaum GER 2642






  • Geneva Grand Prix

    6 - 16 July, 2017
    Geneva, Switzerland
    18 players
    9-round , Swiss system
    Average rating: 2727






  • Paris Grand Chess Tour

    21 - 25 June 2017
    Paris France
    10 players
    Average rating: 2783
    Rapid : Round robin
    Blitz: Double Round robin

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen 2832
    Wesley So 2812
    Fabiano Caruana 2808
    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2800
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2796

    Hikaru Nakamura 2785
    Sergey Karjakin 2781
    Alexander Grischuk 2761
    Veselin Topalov 2749
    Étienne Bacrot 2708






  • Norway chess super tournament

    5 - 17 June 2017
    Stavenger , Norway
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2797

    Players

    Magnus Carlsen NOR 2832
    Wesley So USA 2812
    Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2808
    Fabiano Caruana USA 2808
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2796

    Levon Aronian ARM 2793
    Viswanathan Anand IND 2786
    Hikaru Nakamura USA 2785
    Sergey Karjakin RUS 2781
    Anish Giri NED 2771






  • Capablanca Memorial

    1st - 11th May, 2017
    Sochi, Russia
    8 teams
    Round robin






  • European Individual Chess Championship

    30 May - 10 June 2017
    Minsk, Belarus
    398 players

    Top 10 Players

    Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2734
    Navara David CZE 2732
    Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2718
    Jobava Baadur GEO 2712
    Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2710

    Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2709
    Matlakov Maxim RUS 2707
    Naiditsch Arkadij AZE 2702
    Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2701
    Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2701






  • Russian Team Championship

    1st - 11th May, 2017
    Sochi, Russia
    8 teams
    Round robin






  • Gashimov Memorial chess tournament

    21 May - 1 May 2017
    Shamkir, Azerbaijan
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2755






  • Grenke chess classic

    15 - 22 April 2017
    Karlsruhe & Baden-Baden, Germany
    8 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2730






  • Poikovsky chess tournament

    18 - 27 April, 2017
    Poikovsky, Khanti-Mansisk,Russia
    Round robin tournament
    10 players
    Average ELO: 2678






  • European Individual Women's Chess Championship

    11 - 22 April ,2017
    Riga , Latvia
    146 players
    11 rounds
    Average rating: 2225





  • U.S. chess championship

    28 March - 10 April 2017
    Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis , USA
    12 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2685
    Prize: $194.000

    Players

    So Wesley 2822
    Caruana Fabiano 2817
    Nakamura Hikaru 2793
    Xiong Jeffery 2674
    Robson Ray 2668
    Onischuk Alexander 2667

    Shankland Samuel L 2666
    Kamsky Gata 2659
    Naroditsky Daniel 2646
    Akobian Varuzhan 2645
    Zherebukh Yaroslav 2605
    Shabalov Alexander 2556







  • Kortchnoi Zurich Chess 2017

    12 - 17 April, 2017
    Zurich, Switzerland
    8 players
    7 rounds new classical chess and 7 rounds Blitz
    Average rating: 2720


    Players

    Kramnik Vladimir (RUS) 2811
    Anand Viswanathan (IND) 2786
    Nakamura Hikaru (USA) 2793
    Nepomniachtchi Ian (RUS) 2751

    Svidler Peter (RUS) 2747
    Gelfand Boris (ISR) 2724
    Oparin, Grigoryi (RUS) 2604
    Pelletier Yannick (SUI) 2541






  • Shenzhen Masters

    23 March - 2 April 2017
    Senzhen, China
    6 players
    Double round robin ( 10 rounds )
    Average rating: 2756

    Players

    Harikrishna, P. 2758
    Ding, Liren 2759
    Yu, Yangyi 2750
    Svidler, Peter 2741
    Giri, Anish 2769
    Adams, Michael 2761






  • St Louis Winter Classic

    Group A
    Saint Louis, USA
    10 players
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2670

    Players - Group A

    Howell, David ENG 2657
    Cordova, Emilio PER 2655
    Zherebukh, Yaroslav USA 2614
    Sevian, Samuel USA 2579
    Xiong, Jeffery USA 2674

    Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 2658
    Swiercz, Dariusz POL 2645
    Shankland, Samuel L USA 2674
    Ipatov, Alexander TUR 2660
    Li, Ruifeng USA 2561







  • Grand Prix 2017 - Sharjah

    17th - 28th February, 2017
    Sharjah, UAE
    18 players
    9-round , Swiss system
    Average rating: 2724

    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2796
    Adams Michael 2751
    Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2766
    Rapport Richard 2692
    Ding Liren 2760
    Jakovenko Dmitry 2709
    Hammer Jon Ludvig 2628
    Vallejo Pons Francisco 2709
    Riazantsev Alexander 2671

    Aronian Levon 2785
    Hou Yifan 2651
    Nakamura Hikaru 2785
    Eljanov Pavel 2759
    Grischuk Alexander 2742
    Nepomniachtchi Ian 2749
    Li Chao B 2720
    Tomashevsky Evgeny 2711
    Salem A.R. Saleh 2656

    Grischuk, Vachier-Lagrave and Mamedyarov shared first place.






  • Women's World Chess Championship 2017

    24th February - 4th March , 2017
    Tehran, Iran
    64 players
    Knock-Out system







  • Aeroflot Open 2017

    21st February - 1st March 2017
    Moscow, Russia
    Top 10 Players

    Yu Yangyi CHN 2738
    Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2724
    Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2723
    Jobava Baadur GEO 2701
    Matlakov Maxim RUS 2701

    Korobov Anton UKR 2691
    Mamedov Rauf AZE 2688
    Adhiban B. IND 2682
    Movsesian Sergei ARM 2679
    Zvjaginsev Vadim RUS 2679






  • Tata Steel chess tournament 2017

    13th - 29st January,2017
    Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
    Masters & Challengers : 14 players each one
    Round robin
    Average rating: 2751

    So won the tournament with 9 points.










  • Gibraltar Chess Festival - Masters 2017

    24th January - 2th February , 2017
    Gibraltar
    252 players
    10-round

    Top 10 Players

    Caruana Fabiano USA 2827
    Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2796
    Nakamura Hikaru USA 2785
    Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2752
    Adams Michael ENG 2751
    Svidler Peter RUS 2748
    Topalov Veselin BUL 2739
    Yu Yangyi CHN 2738
    Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2724
    Gelfand Boris ISR 2721

    Nakamura won the tournament after playoff games.






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