Biel Chess Festival
July 22-Aug 2
Leading players include Harikrishna, Navara, Ponomariov, Leko, and Bacrot. Discussion forum now open.
Biel Chess Festival (Rapid)
An eight player rapid tournament including Anatoly Karpov. David Navara won with 5/7.
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Radoslaw Wojtaszek won, a half point ahead of the field of Fedoseev, Vachier-Lagrave, Kramnik, Blübaum, Wang Yue, and Nisipeanu.
8th Hainan Danzhou
Wei Yi wins with 6.5/9, defeating Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi, Vassily Ivanchuk, Le Quang Liem, Vladimir Malakhov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Ruslan Ponomariov, Wang Hao and Lu Shanglei. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE World Chess Geneva Grand Prix
Grischuk, Riazantsev, Aronian, Nepomniachtchi, Giri, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Inarkiev, Hou Yifan, Li Chao, Michael Adams, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Svidler, Rapport, A.R. Saleh, Mamedyarov, and Radjabov.
Jun 26-Jul 2
Loek van Wely is the 2017 Dutch Champion after beating Sipke Ernst by tiebreaks. Also playing were Ivan Sokolov, Erwin L'Ami, Jorden van Foreest, Benjamin Bok, Erik van den Doel, and Twan Burg.
Dutch Championships (Women)
Jun 26-Jul 2
Anne Haast is the 2017 Dutch Champion after beating Tea Bosboom-Lanchava by tiebreaks. Also playing were Zhaoqin Peng, Anna-Maja Kazarian, Mariska Bertholee, Arlette van Weersel, Maaike Keetman, and Lisa Hortensius.
Jun 28-Jul 2
Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Vassily Ivanchuk and Baadur Jobava. Wesley So won the rapid event with 7/9 points.
Jun 28-Jul 2
Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Vassily Ivanchuk and Baadur Jobava. Magnus Carlsen annhilated the field with 14.5/18, winning by 4 and a half points.
Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)
Carlsen, Nakamura, Wesley So, MVL, Karjakin, Caruana, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Topalov and Bacrot. Magnus Carlsen won the rapid with 7/9. Combined with the blitz event, Carlsen was even with Maxime Lachier-Lagrave with 24 points apiece; Magnus won in the tiebreaks to become overall champ.
Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)
Carlsen, Nakamura, Wesley So, MVL, Karjakin, Caruana, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Topalov and Bacrot. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won with 13/18.
World Team Chess Championship
Jun 17-Jun 26
10 teams from around the world compete for the largest team event in chess. China won the men's title.
World Team Chess Championship (Women)
Jun 17-Jun 26
10 all-female teams from around the world compete for the largest team event in chess. Russia came out victorious.
Altibox Norway Chess
Levon Aronian won by a whole point (6/9) over Carlsen, So, Caruana, Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, Anand, Karjakin, and Giri.
Altibox Norway (Blitz)
Magnus Carlsen wins by two whole points at 7.5/9, beating So, Caruana, Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, Anand, Aronian, Karjakin, and Giri.
European Individual Chess Championship
May 10-Jun 11
Top seeds include Leko, Andreikin, Navara, Jakovenko, Jobava, Kryvoruchko, Ponomariov, Matlakov, Naiditsch, Rodshtein, Tomashevsky, Bacrot, Howell, et al.
Capablanca Memorial (Elite)
May 27-Jun 6
Ivanchuk, Cordova, Sasikiran, Shankland, Piorun, and Ortiz Suarez. Discussion forum now open.
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Does the general public, do even our friends the critics, realize that Euwe virtually never made an unsound combination?
He may, of course, occasionally fail to take account of an opponent's combination, but when he has the initiative in a
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