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Richard Rapport
Aryan Tari


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Giuoco Piano
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FIDE World Cup
Tbilisi, Georgia
Sep 3-27
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
Aug 14-19
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
Aug 14-19
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
Aug 2-12
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.
British Championship
July 29-Aug 6
Llandudno, Wales
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
Biel, Switzerland
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)
July 22
Biel, Switzerland
An eight player rapid knockout tournament including Anatoly Karpov. David Navara won.
Xtracon Chess Open
Helsingor, Denmark
July 22-30
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
Various, China
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
Dortmund, Germany
Jul 15-23
Radoslaw Wojtaszek won, a half point ahead of the field of Fedoseev, Vachier-Lagrave, Kramnik, Blübaum, Wang Yue, and Nisipeanu.
8th Hainan Danzhou
Danzhou, China
Jul 9-18
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
Jul 5-16
Geneva, Switzerland
Grischuk, Riazantsev, Aronian, Nepomniachtchi, Giri, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Inarkiev, Hou Yifan, Li Chao, Michael Adams, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Svidler, Rapport, A.R. Saleh, Mamedyarov, and Radjabov.
Dutch Championships
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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.
YourNextMove (Rapid)
Jun 28-Jul 2
Leuven, Belgium
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.
YourNextMove (Blitz)
Jun 28-Jul 2
Leuven, Belgium
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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