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The 9th London Chess Classic took place 30th November to 11th December 2017. \r\nPlayers: Carlsen, Nakamura, Aronian, MVL, Wesley So, Karjakin, Caruana, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Adams.\r\n\r\nFabiano Caruana won the event after a rapid, then blitz tie-break again Ian Nepomniachtchi. \r\nMagnus Carlsen won the whole Grand Chess Tour series after beating Levon Aronian from an\r\nalmost busted position. Carlsen was scathing in his criticism of his own play in London\r\nbut also clearly had a bad cold. Alongside were many other events, results and ...
The Dr Geza Hetenyi Memorial takes place 12th to 21st December 2017.\r\nTwo groups:\r\nA-Group: Berkes, Bauer, Banusz, Markus, Gledura, etc. – average rating 2597 and \r\nB-Group: Sedlak, Cs. Horvath, Vargan, Galyas, etc. – average rating 2464\r\n\r\n\r\nDr. Geza Hetenyi (1950-2016) was a player and respected figure in Hungarian chess.
The IMSA Elite Mind Games take place in Huai\'an, China 10th to 15th December 2017. Players: Men: \r\nVladislav Artemiev, \r\nQuang Liem Le, \r\nYangyi Yu, \r\nLiren Ding, \r\nShakhriyar Mamedyarov, \r\nWang Hao, \r\nAlexander Grischuk, \r\nDmitry Andreikin, \r\nRauf Mamedov, \r\nAnton Korobov, \r\nVassily Ivanchuk and \r\nPentala Harikrishna.\r\nWomen: \r\nNana Dzagnidze, \r\nDronavalli Harika, \r\nAnna Muzychuk, \r\nMariya Muzychuk, \r\nWenjun Ju, \r\nXue Zhao, \r\nAnna Ushenina, \r\nAlexandra Kosteniuk, \r\nElisabeth Paehtz, \r\nAntoaneta Stefanova, \r\nZhongyi Tan and \r\nKateryna Lagno. \r\n\r\nGames in three formats, rapid, blitz and rapid Basque (two games vs ...
The Chinese Team Championship took place 18th April to 5th December 2017. Shanghai just managed to hold off Chongqing on tie-break after both scored 34/44 points. Many of the strongest Chinese players played all or nearly all the 22 rounds. Yu Yangyi scored 85{16ad47e0d133cde6b083a9da5ca917df34539889cec855592ae4a1211e007c70} on board 1 in 20 games, Grischuk 79{16ad47e0d133cde6b083a9da5ca917df34539889cec855592ae4a1211e007c70} from 12, Wei Yi 70.5 playing all 22 games.
The 70th Russian Championship and 67th Russian Women\'s Championship take place in St Petersburg 3rd to 15th December 2017. The venue is the State Museum of Political History of Russia. \r\n\r\n\r\nPlayer start numbers(Source): \r\n\r\n\r\nMen: 1. Sanan Sjugirov, 2. Maxim Matlakov, 3. Vladimir Fedoseev, 4. Vladimir Malakhov, 5. Nikita Vitiugov, 6. Daniil Dubov, 7. Sergey Volkov, 8. Peter Svidler, 9. Evgeny Romanov, 10. Alexander Riazantsev, 11. Evgeny Tomashevsky, 12. Ernesto Inarkiev.\r\n\r\n\r\nWomen:\r\n1. Aleksandra Goryachkina, 2. Olga Girya, 3. Anastasia Bodnaruk, 4. Alisa ...
The King\'s tournament took place 26th to 28th November 2017. This year it was a rapid and blitz event with sections for men\'s and women\'s fields. Players Men: Ivanchuk, Karjakin, Wei Yi and Bogdan-Daniel Deac. Women: Anna Muzychuk, Elisabeth Paehtz, Pia Cramling and Corina-Isabela Peptan. Vassily Ivanchuk dominated the men\'s event winning both sections ahead of Sergey Karjakin, Anna Muzychuk similarly won the rapid and blitz in the women\'s section.
The 4th and final stage of the FIDE Grand Prix\r\nseries took place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 16th–27th November 2017.\r\n\r\nPlayers: Aronian, MVL, Nakamura, Ding Liren, Svidler, \r\nGiri, Radjabov, Li Chao, Harikrishna, Jakovenko, \r\nGelfand, Eljanov, Vallejo Pons, \r\nTomashevsky, Rapport, Inarkiev, \r\nRiazantsev and Hammer.\r\n\r\nThis was the final event of the Grand Prix series. \r\nMamedyarov and Grischuk were awaiting the results\r\nas they lead the standings but didn\'t play. As it was Radjabov\r\nand MVL couldn\'t improve their scores sufficiently to catch them. \r\nFIDE_Grand_Prix_2017 Wikipedia ...
The World Juniors took place 13th to 25th November 2017. 18-year-old Aryan Tari held top seed Jorden Van Foreest to a draw in the final round to take the title.12 year old R Praggnanandhaa was in the hunt for the title for most of the event but did score a GM norm. He has 3 months to beat Karjakin\'s record as youngest ever GM. 17-year-old Zhansaya Abdumalik won the girls title.
The Saint Louis Invitational takes place 17th to 22nd November 2017. Ioan-Cristian Chirila, Julio Catalino Sadorra and Steven Zierk are the leading players in the GM group. Also an IM group alongside.
The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship takes place May 3rd to December 14th 2017. 16 top players qualified: Three time controls 5 minutes plus 2 seconds per move, 3 minutes plus 2 second per move and bullet 1 minute plus 1 second per move. Each section ends with a single chess960 game.\r\n\r\n1/8th Finals: May 3rd: Nakamura 20.5-7.5 Grigoriants, May 24th Karjakin 19-7 Meier, May 25th So 15.5-14.5 Giri, \r\nAug 3rd: Grischuk 17.5-9.5, Rapport, Aug 23rd: Nepomniachtchi 15-13 Aronian, \r\nAug 24th: Caruana ...