FIDE World Cup
128 of the world's strongest players compete in a 128-player knockout event including Carlsen, Caruana, So, MVL, Kramnik, Anand, Nakamura, et al. The final will be between Ding Liren and Levon Aronian.
Isle of Man Open
Sep 23-Oct 1
Isle of Man, England
One of the biggest open events of all time! Top seeds include Carlsen, Vachier-Lagrave, Kramnik, Caruana, Anand, Nakamura, Michael Adams, Gelfand, Eljanov, Naiditsch, Short, Rapport, and many more. Discussion forum now open.
Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz (Rapid)
St. Louis, USA
Levon Aronian won the rapid event with 6/9 and the combined score with 24.5 points. Garry Kasparov played for the first time since the 2016 Ultimate Blitz Challenge proving he could keep up with the new generation. Also playing are Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, David Navara, Le Quang Liem, and Lenier Dominguez.
Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz (Blitz)
St. Louis, USA
Sergey Karjakin won with 13.5/18. Garry Kasparov played for the first time since the 2016 Ultimate Blitz Challenge. Also playing are Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, David Navara, Le Quang Liem, and Lenier Dominguez.
5th Sinquefield Cup
St. Louis, USA
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.
July 29-Aug 6
Gawain Jones beats McShane in the final rapid match. Players: David Howell, Gawain Jones, Luke McShane, Jonathan Hawkins, Nicolas Pert, James Adair, Mark Hebden etc. Discussion forum now open.
Biel Chess Festival
July 22-Aug 2
Hou Yifan wins with 6.5/9 pushing out Harikrishna who lost the lead to Bacrot in the final round. Also playing were Navara, Ponomariov, Leko, Georgiadis, Studer, Vaganian, Ponomariov, and Morozevich. Discussion forum now open.
Biel Chess Festival (Rapid)
An eight player rapid knockout tournament including Anatoly Karpov. David Navara won.
Xtracon Chess Open
A very strong open including Nikita Vitiugov, Baadur Jobava, Krishnan Sasikiran, Nigel Short, Alexander Motylev, Ivan Sokolov, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Ivan Saric, Jan Timman, Alexander Shabalov, Johann Hjartarson, Simen Agdestein, Tiger Hillarp Persson, et al.
Chinese Team Championships
Apr 18-Dec 5
Leading players include Wei Yi, Alexander Grischuk, Ding Liren, Li Chao, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, Arkadij Naiditsch, et al. Discussion forum now open.
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.
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Aronian vs Ding
Member predictions based on the ChessBookie Game
- V Fedoseev vs D Bocharov, 2016 1-0
- Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 1-0
- Aronian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 1-0
- W So vs Ding Liren, 2017 0-1
- Aronian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 1-0
- W So vs Ding Liren, 2017 1/2-1/2
- Fischer vs Petrosian, 1970 1/2-1/2
- Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1970 0-1
- Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 0-1
- O Westerlund vs Timman, 2017 0-1
Capablanca annotates his match with Lasker, 1921
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Taimanov plays the Taimanov Sicilian
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|World Cup (2017)|
|W Schmidt vs J Lewi, 1968|
|R Rapport vs A Tari, 2015|
|Isle of Man Open (2017)|
|Aronian vs Carlsen, 2014|
|Fischer vs Petrosian, 1970|
|W So vs Ding Liren, 2017|
|J Mieses vs Rubinstein, 1918|
|Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998|
|Vidmar vs Rubinstein, 1918|
|Bacrot vs Grischuk, 2017|
|Matulovic vs Uhlmann, 1967|
|G van Doesburgh vs Stahlberg, 1936|
|V Fedoseev vs D Bocharov, 2016|
|Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013|
|NN vs D Ponziani, 1769|
|F Riemann vs Blackburne, 1883|
|Sakaev vs D Kokarev, 2007|
|Aronian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017|
|A Salvio vs NN, 1634|
|Richardson vs Euwe, 1939|
|Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984)|
|Carlsen vs Aronian, 2014|
|J Rejfir vs Noteboom, 1931|
|Fischer vs Spassky, 1966|
|Larsen vs Spassky, 1970|
|Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1970|
|Laios vs Manninen, 1991|
|Kasparov vs Navara, 2017|
|I Korepanova vs A Tishkov, 2007|
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