The Week in Chess
Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017 - Games and Results
August 15th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz tournament takes place 14th to 19th August 2017. Two time controls rapid 25 minutes with a 10 second delay each move and blitz 5 minutes with a 3 second delay. Garry Kasparov plays for the first time since the 2016 Ultimate Blitz Challenge. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, David Navara, Le Quang Liem, Lenier Dominguez and Garry Kasparov.
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 - Games and Results
August 13th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The 5th Sinquefield Cup took place 2nd to 12th August 2017. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian and Peter Svidler. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won with 6/9 half a point clear of Magnus Carlsen.
3rd Wenzhou Grandmaster Match 2017 -
August 11th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The 3rd Wenzhou Grandmaster Match took place 8th to 11th August 2017. Anish Giri beat Ding Liren 2.5-1.5 in a four game match.
Gelfand-Inarkiev Match 2017 - Games and Results
August 10th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Tower of Concord Chess Festival takes place 2nd to 13th August 2017. The main event is an 18 game match between Boris Gelfand and Ernesto Inarkiev over one classical and two rapid time controls.
104th British Chess Championships 2017 - Games and Results
August 6th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The 104th British Chess Championships took place in Llandudno, Wales, 29th July to 6th August 2017. Leading players: David Howell, Gawain Jones, Luke McShane, Jonathan Hawkins, Nicolas Pert, James Adair, Mark Hebden etc. There was a four way tie on 7/9 leading to a rapid tie-break. Gawain Jones beat Craig Hanley in the first round and Luke McShane in the final to take the title.
50th Biel Chess Festival 2017 - Games and Results
August 3rd, 2017, 05:29 PM
The 50th Biel Chess Festival took place 23rd July to 2nd August 2017. Players main GM event: David Navara, Pentala Harikrishna, Etienne Bacrot, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Leko, Alexander Morozevich, Hou Yifan, Rafael Vaganian, Nico Georgiadis and Noel Studer. There was an initial 8 player Rapid tournament including Anatoly Karpov. Hou Yifan scored the finest result of her career in taking clear first place with 6.5/9. For a similar result by a woman one would have to go back to Judit Polgar's shared first at the Essent tournament of 2006 or even Polgar's first place alone in April / May 2000 in the Japfa Classic Denpasar (Cat 16)..
Xtracon Chess Open 2017 - Games and Results
July 28th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The Xtracon Chess Open takes place 22nd to 30th July 2017. Players: Vitiugov, Jobava, Sasikiran, Short, Motylev, Hammer, Ivan Sokolov, Saric, Bosiocic, Agdestein, Vocaturo etc
Chinese Team Championship 2017 - Games and Results
July 26th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The Chinese Team Championship takes place 18th April to 5th December 2017.
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2017 - Games and Results
July 23rd, 2017, 05:29 PM
The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting took place 15th to 23rd July 2017. Players: Nisipeanu, Bluebaum, Vachier-Lagrave, Wojtaszek, Wang Yue, Andreikin, Kramnik, Fedoseev. There was a large open alongside. Radoslaw Wojtaszek needed to beat Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu in the final round to secure clear first place, he was half a point clear of Vladimir Fedoseev and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The final round saw all four games finish decisively.
Yu Yangyi vs Grischuk Match 2017 - Games and Results
July 20th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The China-Russia Chess Grandmaster Summit is a four game match between Yu Yangyi and Grischuk in Jiayuguan 20th to 24th July 2017. If the match is tied there will be rapid and then blitz tie-breaks.
8th Danzhou Super GM 2017 - Games and Results
July 18th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The 8th Danzhou Super GM tournament took place 9th to 18th July 2017. Players: Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Vassily Ivanchuk, Le Quang Liem, Vladimir Malakhov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Ruslan Ponomariov, Wang Hao and Lu Shanglei. Wei Yi scored his first major tournament victory with an undefeated 6.5/9 a point clear of Le Quang Liem.
30th Leon Chess 2017 - Games and Results
July 9th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The 30th Leon Chess tournament took place 6th to 10th July 2017. Knockout rapid event with Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Jan-Krzysztof Duda and Jaime Santos. Wesley So won the first tie-break game of the final against Viswanathan Anand and drew the second. They had drawn all four of the regulation games. The two favourites both had to come from behind in the first round to reach the final.
Geneva FIDE Grand Prix 2017 - Games and Results
July 5th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The Geneva FIDE Grand Prix takes place 6th to 16th July 2017. Players: Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Harikrishna Pentala, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Pavel Eljanov, Michael Adams, Peter Svidler, Alexander Grischuk, Ernesto Inarkiev, Boris Gelfand, Li Chao, Teimour Radjabov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Salem Saleh, Hou Yifan, Alexander Riazantsev and Richard Rapport. I will round up the games each day after the round finishes.
Grand Chess Tour Rapid and Blitz YourNextMove 2017 - Games and Results
June 27th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The Grand Chess Tour Rapid and Blitz YourNextMove tournament took place in Leuven, Belgium, 28th June to 2nd July 2017. 9 Rounds of Rapid and 18 of Blitz as in Paris. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Vassily Ivanchuk and Baadur Jobava. Wesley So was the clear winning of the rapid section but Magnus Carlsen dominated the blitz section so much he secured over all victory with a few rounds to go.
11th World Team Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results
June 26th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The 11th World Team Chess Championship took place in Khanty-Mansiysk 17th to 26th June 2017. China won the men's title and Russia the women's.
Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid and Blitz 2017 - Games and Results
June 21st, 2017, 05:29 PM
The Grand Chess Tour Paris leg took place 21st to 25th June 2017. 10 players: Carlsen, Nakamura, Wesley So, MVL, Karjakin, Caruana, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Topalov and Bacrot. Magnus Carlsen survived a shaky final day performance in the blitz where he lost three games in a row to win the event after a tie-break. Carlsen beat So in the final round of the blitz to catch Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and then won the tie-break match 1.5-0.5, he had much the best of the final game draw. Below is the final table of the event. Many of the players move on to Belgium for a second event with the same format. Carlsen has won every tie-break match he has contested since 2007
5th Norway Chess 2017 - Games and Results
June 16th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The 5th Norway Chess tournament took place in Stavanger 5th-17th June 2017. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, and Anish Giri. There was an opening blitz on day one to decide the draw which was won by Carlsen. Levon Aronian won with 6/9 a point clear of Hikaru Nakamura. Magnus Carlsen had a poor tournament winning only one game and losing two.
52nd Capablanca Memorial 2017 - Games and Results
June 10th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The 52nd Capablanca Memorial took place 26th May to 6th June 2017. Players: Vassily Ivanchuk Emilio Cordova, Krishnan Sasikiran, Sam Shankland, Kacper Piorun and Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez. There was an open alongside. Krishnan Sasikiran won with 6.5/10 a point clear of Vassily Ivanchuk (defeated in the final round) and Sam Shankland.
European Individual Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results
June 10th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Maxim Matlakov edged out Jobava Baadur and Vladimir Fedoseev on tie-break after all scored 8.5/11. 22 places in the FIDE World Cup were at stake. Speed Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results
May 29th, 2017, 05:29 PM
The Speed Chess Championship takes place May 3rd to December 21st 2017. 16 top players qualified: Three time controls 5 minutes plus 2 seconds per move, 3 minutes plus 2 second per move and bullet 1 minute plus 1 second per move. Each section ends with a single chess960 game.

1/8th Finals: May 3rd: Nakamura 20.5-7.5 Grigoriants, May 24th Karjakin 19-7 Meier, May 25th So 15.5-14.5 Giri, July 20th: Grischuk-Rapport, Aug 23rd: Nepomniachtchi-Aronian, Aug 24th: Caruana-Hou Yifan, Aug 31st: Vachier-Lagrave-Xiong, Oct 5th: Carlsen-Guseinov.

Quarter-Finals: Oct 12, Oct 19, Nov 2nd, Nov 9th

Semi-Finals: Nov 16th, Dec 7th

Final Dec 21st.

I have removed the Chess960 games as they are problematic for many chess programs. Here is a PGN file including the Chess960 games.