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St. Louis, USA
Mar 28-Apr 10
12 player round-robin with Caruana, So, Nakamura, Robson, Shankland, Xiong, Kamsky, Onischuk, Naroditsky, Akobian, Zherebukh, and Shabalov. Discussion forum now open.
US Championship (Women)
St. Louis, USA
Mar 28-Apr 10
12 player round-robin with Krush, Zatonskih, Paikidze, Abrahamyan, Nemcova, Foisor, Sharevich, Yu, Virkud, Feng, Nguyen, and Yip.
Shenzhen Masters
Shenzhen, China
Mar 22-Apr 3
A six player double round-robin with Anish Giri, Michael Adams, Pentala Harikrishna, Peter Svidler, Liren Ding and Yangyi Yu. Discussion forum now open.
Polish Championships
Warsaw, Poland
Mar 20-30
Mateusz Bartel, Michal Krasenkow, Kacper Piorun, Bartosz Socko, Grzegorz Gajewski, Aleksander Mista, Jacek Tomczak, Bartlomiej Heberla, Daniel Sadzikowski, and Lukasz Jarmula. Discussion forum now open.
Winter Classic
St. Louis, USA
March 11-19
David Howell defeated Swiercz, Fedoseev, Shankland, Ipatov, et al. with 6/9.
HD Bank Cup
Mar 12-17
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Le Quang Liem beat Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, Ivan Cheparinov, Wang Hao, et al, with 7/9.
Tal Memorial (Rapid)
Jurmala, Latvia
March 4-5
Top seeds include Alexey Shirov, Loek van Wely, Viktor Laznicka, Igor Kovalenko, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Daniel Fridman, Vladimir Onischuk, Alexei Fedorov, Alexander Shabalov, Jaan Ehlvest and many more.
Women's World Championship
Tehran, Iran
Feb 11-Mar 3
Entrants include Ju Wenjun, Pogonina, Cramling, Anna Muzychuk, Kosteniuk, Zhao Xue, Gunina, et al. In the final Zhongyi Tan won the second rapid against Anna Muzychuk to become the new Womens's World Champion.
FIDE Grand Prix Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE
Feb 18-27
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and Alexander Grischuk tied for first with 5.5/9.
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
Top seeds: Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Pavel Eljanov, Vassily Ivanchuk, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Peter Svidler.
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.

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