Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid and Blitz 2017 - Games and Results
June 21st, 2017, 06:05 AM
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, 06:05 AM
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, 06:05 AM
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.
Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results
May 29th, 2017, 06:05 AM
The Chess.com 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.
Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 2017 - Games and Results
May 21st, 2017, 06:05 AM
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
May 17th, 2017, 06:05 AM
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
May 15th, 2017, 06:05 AM
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
May 4th, 2017, 06:05 AM
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.
4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2017 - Games and Results
April 30th, 2017, 06:05 AM
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
April 28th, 2017, 06:05 AM
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.
GRENKE Chess Classic 2017 - Games and Results
April 22nd, 2017, 06:05 AM
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
April 18th, 2017, 06:05 AM
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.