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Jose Raul Capablanca
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Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗b5 f5


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FIDE Grand Prix Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE
Feb 18-27
Top seeds include Vachier-Lagrave, Aronian, Nakamura, Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, and Hou Yifan. Discussion forum now open.
 
Women's World Championship
Tehran, Iran
Feb 11-Mar 3
Entrants include Ju Wenjun, Pogonina, Cramling, Anna Muzychuk, Kosteniuk, Zhao Xue, Gunina, et al. Discussion forum now open.
 
Aeroflot Open
Moscow, Russia
Feb 21-Mar 1
Top seeds include Yu Yangyi, Vitiugov, Inarkiev, Jobava, Matlakov. Discussion forum now open.
 
Tradewise Gibraltar
Caleta, Gibraltar
Jan 24-Feb 2
Hikaru Nakamura won the event for the third year running after winning the tie-break against David Anton in the final, and Yu Yangyi in the semi-final. Other leading players included Vachier-Lagrave, Topalov, Cheparinov, Michael Adams, Fabiano Caruana, Peter Svidler, Boris Gelfand, Nigel Short, et al.
 
Tata Steel
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 14-29
Players: Welsey So defeated Carlsen, Aronian, Karjakin, Giri, Harikrishna, Nepomniachtchi, Eljanov, Wojtaszek, Andreikin, Rapport, Wei Yi, Van Wely, and Adhiban.
 
Tata Steel (Challengers)
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 14-29
Gawain Jones won on tiebreak (beating Markus Ragger) and qualfies for the 2018 Masters. Other players included SmirinXiong, Lu Shanglei, Erwin l'Ami, and more.
 
Rilton Cup
Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 27-Jan 5
Krishnan Sasikiran won with 7.5/9 half a point clear of Sergey Volkov. Also playing Kamsky, Ivan Sokolov, Postny, et al.
 
Hastings Masters (2016/17)
Hastings, England
Dec 28-Jan 5
Leaders include SP Sethuraman, Alexandr Fier, Benjamin Gledura, Deep Sengupta, Murali Karthikeyan, Allan Stig Rasmussen, Danny Gormally, Mark Hebden, etc.
 
World Blitz Championship
Doha, Qatar
Dec 29-30
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World Blitz Championship (Women)
Doha, Qatar
Dec 29-30
Top seeds: Koneru Humpy, Anna Muzychuk, Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Nana Dzagnidze, Kateryna Lahno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina, et al.
 
World Rapid Championship
Doha, Qatar
Dec 26-28
Leading players: Ivanchuk beats out Grischuk and Carlsen on tiebreaks. Also playing were Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Pavel Eljanov, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Peter Svidler, et al.
 
World Rapid Championship (Women)
Doha, Qatar
Dec 26-28
Anna Muzychuk beat out Koneru Humpy, Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Nana Dzagnidze, Kateryna Lahno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina, et al.
 
Wei Yi - Rapport Match
Yancheng, China
Dec 20-23
The four game classical part was drawn 2-2. There was then a blitz tiebreak in which Rapport won the final decisive game with the black pieces.
 
European Rapid and Blitz Championships
Dec 14-18
Tallinn, Estonia
Alexander Riazantsev won the rapid event on tie-break from Maxim Matlakov after both scored 9.5/11. Dmitry Andreikin dominated the blitz event scoring 22/26 a point and a half clear of Rauf Mamedov.
 
London Chess Classic
London, England
Dec 9-18
Featuring Kramnik, Anand, Caruana, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, Wesley So, Giri, Topalov and Mickey Adams. Wesley So won the classic with 6/9 and the Grand Chess Tour.
 
Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship
New York, USA
Nov 11-30
After 12 classical time-control games, World Champion Magnus Carlsen defended his title in the rapid tiebreaks against challenger Sergey Karjakin.
 
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Nov 18-Dec 2
Top seed Ju Wenjun won with 7.5/11. Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Harika Dronavalli still able to win and qualify for a World Championship match.
 

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