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FIDE Grand Prix Mallorca
Mallorca, Spain
Nov 16-25
Riazantsev, Giri, Gelfand, Liren, Jakovenko, Inarkiev, Tomashevsky, Vallejo Pons, Nakamura, Hammer, Aronian, Chao, Vachier-Lagrave, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Svidler, Rapport, and Radjabov.
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Blitz, G/5)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren play 12 games with 5 minutes per side. Magnus won 8.5-3.5.
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Rapid, G/10)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren play 8 games with 10 minutes per side. Magnus won 6.5-1.5.
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Rapid, G/20)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren play 6 games with 20 minutes per side. Magnus won 4.5-1.5.
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Rapid, G/30)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren play 4 games with 30 minutes per side. Magnus won 2.5-1.5.
Champions Showdown (Blitz, G/5)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Four separate matches between Nakamura-Topalov, Caruana-Grischuk, So-Dominguez, and Carlsen-Ding. The time control moves through stages of 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, and 5 minutes.
Champions Showdown (Rapid, G/20)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Four separate matches between Nakamura-Topalov, Caruana-Grischuk, So-Dominguez, and Carlsen-Ding. The time control moves through stages of 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, and 5 minutes.
Champions Showdown (Rapid, G/30)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Four separate matches between Nakamura-Topalov, Caruana-Grischuk, So-Dominguez, and Carlsen-Ding. The time control moves through stages of 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, and 5 minutes.
European Team Championships
Hersonissos, Greece
Oct 28-Nov 7
The 21st European Team Championships includes top seeds Aronian, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Giri, Radjabov, Gelfand, Wojtaszek, Nepomniachtchi, Matlakov, Vitiugov, Adams, Navara, Eljanov, Almasi, Duda, Jobava, Naiditsch, Rodshtein, Howell, Short, and many more. Discussion forum now open.
European Team Championships (Women)
Hersonissos, Greece
Oct 28-Nov 7
The European Women Team Championship includes top seeds Anna Muzychuk, Nana Dzagnidze, Kateryna Lahno, Valentina Gunina, Marie Sebag, Bela Khotenashvili, Elina Danielian, Hoang Thanh Trang, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Olga Girya, et al.
Chinese Chess League
Various cities, China
Apr-Dec, 2017
A 12-team double round-robin featuring most of the strongest Chinese players. Top seeds include Ding Liren, Li Chao, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, et al. Discussion forum now open. Bullet Speed Chess Championship
May 3-Dec 21
Some of the greatest players in the world (Carlsen, Karjakin, Grischuk, MVL, Nepomniachtchi, Guseinov) participate in this multi-tiered event that includes blitz chess (5m+2s/m) all the way down to bullet chess (1m+1s/move).
Bundesliga 2017/18
Various cities, Germany
Oct 21-May 1
The 2018-2019 season of the German Schachbundesliga has begun.
Chigorin Memorial
St. Petersburg, Russia
Oct 21-29
Many GMs including Artemiev, Sjugirov, Volkov, S.P. Sethuraman, Alekseev, et al.
Ivanchuk - Wei Yi
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 21-26
A six game match part of the 2017 Hoogeveen Schaaktoernooi. After the match was tied 3-3, Ivanchuk emerged victorious after winning two blitz tiebreak games.
Van Foreest - Adhiban
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 21-26
A six game match part of the 2017 Hoogeveen Schaaktoernooi. After the match was tied 3-3, Van Foreest emerged victorious after winning two blitz tiebreak games.
European Club Cup
Oct 8-14
Antalya, Turkey
Odlar Yurdu led going into the final round but lost to Novy Bor while Globus beat SHSM Legacy Square Capital 4.5-1.5 to take the title. Top players included Kramnik, Ding Liren, Svidler, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Karjakin, Giri, Nepomniachtchi, and many more.

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