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Richard Rapport
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Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)
Jun 21-25
Paris, France
Carlsen, Nakamura, Wesley So, MVL, Karjakin, Caruana, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Topalov and Bacrot. Magnus Carlsen won the rapid with 7/9. Combined with the blitz event, Carlsen was even with Maxime Lachier-Lagrave with 24 points apiece; Magnus won in the tiebreaks to become overall champ.
Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)
Jun 21-25
Paris, France
Carlsen, Nakamura, Wesley So, MVL, Karjakin, Caruana, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Topalov and Bacrot. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won with 13/18.
World Team Chess Championship
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Jun 17-Jun 26
10 teams from around the world compete for the largest team event in chess. Discussion forum now open.
World Team Chess Championship (Women)
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Jun 17-Jun 26
10 all-female teams from around the world compete for the largest team event in chess. Discussion forum now open.
Altibox Norway Chess
Stavanger, Norway
June 5-17
Levon Aronian won by a whole point (6/9) over Carlsen, So, Caruana, Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, Anand, Karjakin, and Giri.
Altibox Norway (Blitz)
Stavanger, Norway
June 5
Magnus Carlsen wins by two whole points at 7.5/9, beating So, Caruana, Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, Anand, Aronian, Karjakin, and Giri.
European Individual Chess Championship
Minsk, Belarus
May 10-Jun 11
Top seeds include Leko, Andreikin, Navara, Jakovenko, Jobava, Kryvoruchko, Ponomariov, Matlakov, Naiditsch, Rodshtein, Tomashevsky, Bacrot, Howell, et al.
Capablanca Memorial (Elite)
Varadero, Cuba
May 27-Jun 6
Ivanchuk, Cordova, Sasikiran, Shankland, Piorun, and Ortiz Suarez. Discussion forum now open.
Chinese Chess League
Various cities, China
Apr-Dec, 2017
A 12-team double round-robin featuring most of the strongest Chinese players. Top seeds include Ding Liren, Li Chao, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, et al. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Moscow
Moscow, Russia
May 12-21
Ding Liren beat Grischuk, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Gelfand, Hou Yifan, Nepomniachtchi, Mamedyarov, Mickey Adams, and many others, with 6/9.
Saint Louis Spring Classic (Group A)
St. Louis, USA
May 16-24
Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Jeffery Xiong, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Dariusz Swiercz, Sandro Mareco, Alexander Ipatov, Varuzhan Akobian, Yuniesky Quesada Perez, Yaroslav Zherebukh, Andrey Baryshpolets.
Saint Louis Spring Classic (Group B)
St. Louis, USA
May 16-24
Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Aleksandr Lenderman, Tamaz Gelashvili, Vladimir Belous, Ioan-Cristian Chirila, Akshat Chandra, Cemil Can Ali Marandi, Awonder Liang, Nazi Paikidze, Zhansaya Abdumalik.
Saint Louis Spring Classic (Group C)
St. Louis, USA
May 16-24
Aleksandr Shimanov, Illya Nyzhnyk, Samuel Sevian, Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, Andrey Stukopin, Ruifeng Li.
23rd Sigeman & Co Tournament
Malmo, Sweden
May 10-14
The Sigeman & Co returns after a three year break. Players: Nigel Short, Pavel Eljanov, Baadur Jobava, Nils Grandelius, Erik Blomqvist and Dronavalli Harika. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championships
Sochi, Russia
May 1-May 10
One of the world's strongest team events sees Russian teams compete for local honours and a place in the European Club Cup. Players include Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Gata Kamsky, Alexey Shirov, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championships (Women)
Sochi, Russia
May 1-May 10
Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Natalia Pogonina, Anna Ushenina, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Marina Romanko Nechaeva, Evgenija Ovod, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championships Major League
Sochi, Russia
May 1-May 10
Aleksandr Shimanov, Boris Savchenko, Vladislav Kovalev, Pavel Ponkratov, Artur Gabrielian, Adam Tukhaev, Daniil Yuffa et al. Discussion forum now open.

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