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English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
1. c4 e5 2. ♘c3 ♘c6 3. ♘f3 ♘f6 4. g3

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Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 14-29
Players: Carlsen, So, Aronian, Karjakin, Giri, Harikrishna, Nepomniachtchi, Eljanov, Wojtaszek, Andreikin, Rapport, Wei Yi, Van Wely, and Adhiban. Average rating 2753! Discussion forum now open.
Tata Steel (Challengers)
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 14-29
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Rilton Cup
Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 27-Jan 5
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Hastings Masters (2016/17)
Hastings, England
Dec 28-Jan 5
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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.
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.
Champions Showdown
St. Louis, USA
Nov 10-14
Topalov, Caruana, Anand, and Nakamura participate in a 4 day event that spans three styles of chess: two classical, two rapid, and four blitz games.
European Club Cup
Novi Sad, Serbia
Nov 6-13
Top seeds include Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Pentala Harikrishna, Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Pavel Eljanov, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Alexander Grischuk, et al. Discussion forum now open.
European Club Cup (Women)
Novi Sad, Serbia
Nov 6-13
Top seeds include Hou Yifan, Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Natalia Pogonina, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Carlsen-Nakamura Blitz Battle
Oct 27
Carlsen obtained a large lead after the 5m+2spm and 3m+2spm sections and narrowly lost the bullet 1m+1spm with a final score of 14.5-10.5.

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