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Sunday, December 10
Daniel Freeman

What a Long Strange Trip it's Been

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Bu Xiangzhi

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Giuoco Piano
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗c4 ♗c5 4. c3

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London Chess Classic
London, England
Dec 1-11
This year's all-star line up: Carlsen, Caruana, Aronian, Nepomniachtchi, Karjakin, Adams, Anand, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, and So. This is the final leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour.
AlphaZero - Stockfish Match
London, England
Dec 4
Google unleashed its DeepMind project to tackle the game of chess. After four hours of self-training, their software was able to demolish Stockfish in a 100 game match without a single loss, +28 =72 -0. Google released 10 of the more spectacular wins.
Russian Superfinals
St. Petersburg, Russia
Dec 2-15
Peter Svidler, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Nikita Vitiugov, Maxim Matlakov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Malakhov, Alexander Riazantsev, Sergey Volkov, Daniil Dubov, Sanan Sjugirov, and Evgeny Romanov.
Russian Superfinals (Women)
St. Petersburg, Russia
Dec 2-15
Alisa Galliamova, Valentina Gunina, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Marina Romanko Nechaeva, Evgenija Ovod, Polina Shuvalova, and Oksana Gritsayeva.
King's Tournament (Rapid)
Medias, Romania
Nov 26-28
A rapid and blitz event with sections for men's and women's fields. Playing for the men are Ivanchuk, Karjakin, Wei Yi and Bogdan-Daniel Deac. Vassily Ivanchuk won both rapid and blitz sections.
King's Tournament (Rapid, Women)
Medias, Romania
Nov 26-28
A rapid and blitz event with sections for men's and women's fields. Playing for the women are Anna Muzychuk, Elisabeth Paehtz, Pia Cramling and Corina-Isabela Peptan. Anna Muzychuk won both rapid and blitz sections.
FIDE Grand Prix Mallorca
Mallorca, Spain
Nov 16-25
Levon Aronian edged out Dmitry Jakovenko on tie-break after both scored 5.5/9. Also playing were Riazantsev, Giri, Gelfand, Liren, Inarkiev, Tomashevsky, Vallejo Pons, Nakamura, Hammer, Chao, Vachier-Lagrave, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Svidler, Rapport, and Radjabov.
World Juniors Open
Nov 13-25
Tarvisio, Italy
18-year-old Aryan Tari held top seed Jorden Van Foreest to a draw in the final round to take the U-20 championship title.
World Juniors (Girls)
Nov 13-25
Tarvisio, Italy
17-year old Zhansaya Abdumalik won with 9.5/11.
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Blitz, G/5)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren play 12 games with 5 minutes per side. Magnus won 8.5-3.5.
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Blitz, G/10)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren play 8 games with 10 minutes per side. Magnus won 6.5-1.5.
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Rapid, G/20)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren play 6 games with 20 minutes per side. Magnus won 4.5-1.5.
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Rapid, G/30)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren play 4 games with 30 minutes per side. Magnus won 2.5-1.5.
Champions Showdown (Blitz, G/5)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Four separate matches between Nakamura-Topalov, Caruana-Grischuk, So-Dominguez, and Carlsen-Ding. The time control moves through stages of 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, and 5 minutes.
Champions Showdown (Rapid, G/20)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Four separate matches between Nakamura-Topalov, Caruana-Grischuk, So-Dominguez, and Carlsen-Ding. The time control moves through stages of 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, and 5 minutes.
Champions Showdown (Rapid, G/30)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Four separate matches between Nakamura-Topalov, Caruana-Grischuk, So-Dominguez, and Carlsen-Ding. The time control moves through stages of 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, and 5 minutes.
European Team Championships
Hersonissos, Greece
Oct 28-Nov 7
The 21st European Team Championships includes top seeds Aronian, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Giri, Radjabov, Gelfand, Wojtaszek, Nepomniachtchi, Matlakov, Vitiugov, Adams, Navara, Eljanov, Almasi, Duda, Jobava, Naiditsch, Rodshtein, Howell, Short, and many more. Discussion forum now open.

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