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Fred Reinfeld
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Haije Kramer
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Opening of the Day
Sicilian, Taimanov
1. e4 c5 2. ♘f3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. ♘xd4 ♘c6 5. ♘c3

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Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
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Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
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Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
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Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
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Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
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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.
 
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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.
 
European Team Championships (Women)
Hersonissos, Greece
Oct 28-Nov 7
The European Women Team Championship includes top seeds Anna Muzychuk, Nana Dzagnidze, Kateryna Lahno, Valentina Gunina, Marie Sebag, Bela Khotenashvili, Elina Danielian, Hoang Thanh Trang, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Olga Girya, et al.
 
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Various cities, China
Apr-Dec, 2017
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May 3-Dec 21
Some of the greatest players in the world (Carlsen, Karjakin, Grischuk, MVL, Nepomniachtchi, Guseinov) participate in this multi-tiered event that includes blitz chess (5m+2s/m) all the way down to bullet chess (1m+1s/move).
 
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St. Petersburg, Russia
Oct 21-29
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Ivanchuk - Wei Yi
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 21-26
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Van Foreest - Adhiban
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 21-26
A six game match part of the 2017 Hoogeveen Schaaktoernooi. After the match was tied 3-3, Van Foreest emerged victorious after winning two blitz tiebreak games.
 
European Club Cup
Oct 8-14
Antalya, Turkey
Odlar Yurdu led going into the final round but lost to Novy Bor while Globus beat SHSM Legacy Square Capital 4.5-1.5 to take the title. Top players included Kramnik, Ding Liren, Svidler, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Karjakin, Giri, Nepomniachtchi, and many more.
 

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