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.
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.
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.
St. Louis, USA
David Howell defeated Swiercz, Fedoseev, Shankland, Ipatov, et al. with 6/9.
HD Bank Cup
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)
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
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
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and Alexander Grischuk tied for first with 5.5/9.
Feb 21-Mar 1
Top seeds include Yu Yangyi, Vitiugov, Inarkiev, Jobava, Matlakov. Discussion forum now open.
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.
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
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
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.
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)
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
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)
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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- D Laylo vs Navara, 2009 1-0
- Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982 1-0
- A Giri vs Svidler, 2017 1/2-1/2
- Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 0-1
- Karpov vs V Malaniuk, 1988 1-0
- A Giri vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016 0-1
- Tan Zhongyi vs A Muzychuk, 2017 1/2-1/2
- Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 1-0
- P Carlsson vs I Papaioannou, 2007 1-0
Chess author David Brine Pritchard
A Few Games by the London Chess Club
Zukertort vs Rosenthal, 1880
Anand vs Kasparov
Tarrasch plays the Tarrasch Defense
Bagirov playing Nimzovich-Larsen Attack (1. b3)
Great Match-Ups: Botvinnik vs Ragozin
Great Match-Ups: Chigorin vs Schiffers
Kramnik's Endgame Prowess
Balashov plays an offbeat Sicilian
Hard fought draws
Game Collection: Morphy's Five Board Simul
Game Collection: Accidents in the Opening
"Second Piatigorsky Cup 1966" edited by Isaac Kashdan
"Fischer: His Approach to Chess" by Elie Agur
"Starting Out: The Siclian" by John Emms
"Understanding Chess Move by Move" by John Nunn
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|A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986|
|Blatny vs Jansa, 1986|
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|Shenzhen Masters (2017)|
|US Championship (2017)|
|A Giri vs Svidler, 2017|
|Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975|
|George Shoobridge Carr|
|Wolff vs Ivanchuk, 1987|
|Korchnoi vs Ponomariov, 2001|
|K Honfi vs Portisch, 1966|
|Jansa vs Keres, 1965|
|Tinsley vs J Mieses, 1895|
|Tan Zhongyi vs A Muzychuk, 2017|
|N Kabanov vs Navara, 1997|
|Navara vs Jaroslav Lepik, 1995|
|Luminita Urzica Carmaciu|
|Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981|
|Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982|
|Mecking vs Korchnoi, 1974|
|A Giri vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2016|
|Karpov vs V Malaniuk, 1988|
|P Carlsson vs I Papaioannou, 2007|
|Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997|
|McShane vs A Rotstein, 2005|
|Karpov - Fischer World Championship Match (1975)|
|R Gunnarsson vs S Kristjansson, 2004|
|Li Jiajing vs Dong Mo, 2001|
|Taimanov vs Tseshkovsky, 1975|
|A Ludgate vs N J Holloway, 1974|
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