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chess.com IoM Masters 2017

chess.com IoM Masters 2017 Games and Results

The chess.com Isle of Man Masters takes place 22nd September to 1st October 2016. The World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen heads up and extremely strong field aided by the sponsorship of the Scheinberg family. Leading players: Carlsen, Kramnik, Caruana, Anand, Nakamura, Adams, Gelfand, Eljanov, Vallejo Pons, Almasi, Naiditsch, Vidit, Howell, Short, Rodshtein, Sutovsky, Leko, Kasimdzhanov, Rapport, Movsesian, Adhiban, Hou Yifan, Gawain Jones, Riazantsev, Akobian, Fressinet, Granda Zuniga, Grandelius, Sargissian, Xiong, Shirov, Bok, Sethuraman, Erwin L'ami, Ivan Sokolov, Bogner, Bindrich, Huschenbeth, Svane, Tregubov, Tari etc A novelty is that the first round draw was entirely random producing the strong pairings Caruana-Kramnik and Adhiban-Gelfand. Read more ....

chess.com Isle of Man International 2017 (Douglas ENG)
Sat 23rd Sep 2017 - Sun 1st Oct 2017 - Official Site - Results - Live

chess.com IoM Masters (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:100:50:15+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

FIDE World Cup 2017

FIDE World Cup 2017

The FIDE World Cup takes place Sunday 3rd to Sunday 27th September 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen heads a very strong field with two Candidates places available, if Carlsen reaches the final there will have to be a match for 3rd-4th place. Very few leading players are missing only Veselin Topalov, Leinier Dominguez, Dmitry Jakovenko, Arkadij Naiditsch and Zoltan Almasi rated over 2700 will not be there. Read more ....

FIDE World Cup 2017 (Tbilisi GEO)
Sun 3rd Sep 2017 - Wed 27th Sep 2017 - Official Site - Results - Live

FIDE World Cup 2017 (128 players 7 Rds KO Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games | Live

Saint Louis Fall Classic 2017

Saint Louis Fall Classic 2017 Games and Results

The St Louis Fall Chess Classic took place 6th to 14th September 2017. Georg Meier edged out Yaroslav Zherebukh on tie-break after both scored 5.5/9. Josh Friedel won the B-Group. Read more ....

St Louis Fall Chess Classic 2017 (Saint Louis USA)
Wed 6th Sep 2017 - Thu 14th Sep 2017 - Official Site - Results - Live

St Louis Fall A 2017 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games GpA

St Louis Fall B 2017 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games GpB

Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2017

Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2017 Games and Results

The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship takes place May 3rd to December 21st 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.

1/8th Finals: May 3rd: Nakamura 20.5-7.5 Grigoriants, May 24th Karjakin 19-7 Meier, May 25th So 15.5-14.5 Giri, Aug 3rd: Grischuk 17.5-9.5, Rapport, Aug 23rd: Nepomniachtchi 15-13 Aronian, Aug 24th: Caruana 19-8 Hou Yifan, Aug 30th: Vachier-Lagrave 19-12 Xiong, Oct 4th: Carlsen-Guseinov.

Quarter-Finals: Oct 12, Oct 19, Nov 2nd, Nov 9th

Semi-Finals: Nov 16th, Dec 7th

Final Dec 21st.

I have removed the Chess960 games as they are problematic for many chess programs. Here is a PGN file including the Chess960 games.

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chess.com Speed Chess 2017 (chess.com INT)
Wed 3rd May 2017 - Thu 21st Dec 2017 - Official Site - Results - Live

chess.com Speed 2017 (16 players 4 Rds KO Indiv ) - Games in PGN: Games

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017 Games and Results

Aronian and Kasparov meet on the final day. Photo ©

Aronian and Kasparov meet on the final day. Photo © | grandchesstour.org/2017-grand-chess-tour/stlrb

The Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz tournament took place 14th to 19th August 2017. Two time controls rapid 25 minutes with a 10 second delay each move and blitz 5 minutes with a 3 second delay. Garry Kasparov plays for the first time since the 2016 Ultimate Blitz Challenge. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, David Navara, Le Quang Liem, Lenier Dominguez and Garry Kasparov.

Final combined standings (rapid games counted double): Aronian 24.5, Karjakin 21.5, Nakamura 21.5, Nepomniachtchi 20, Dominguez Perez 16.5, Caruana 16.5, Le 16.5, Kasparov 16, Anand 14 and Navara 13.

Levon Aronian won the event winning the rapid section and day two of the blitz. Aronian was chased hard by Sergey Karjakin after he scored an explosive 8/9 on the first day of the blitz.

Garry Kasparov drew all his games on day one of the rapid and had a respectable final day of the blitz where he was joint 2nd highest scorer but in between it was a story of missed opportunities and lack of sharpness, his loss to Navara from a winning position in the rapid was particularly painful. It would be a shame if Kasparov didn't play again while he is still capable of a better than decent standard. The late games of former world champions facing players from much later generations has always provided some pleasure. I think in particular of Lasker's forced return in the 1930s. This was a respectable enough result from Kasparov in an extremely strong field. Read more ....

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017 (Saint Louis USA)
Sun 13th Aug 2017 - Sat 19th Aug 2017 - Official Site

Saint Louis Rapid 2017 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games

Saint Louis Blitz 2017 (10 players 18 Rds DRR Indiv TC:5m+3spm) - Games in PGN: Games Blitz

5th Sinquefield Cup 2017

5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Games and Results

The 5th Sinquefield Cup took place 2nd to 12th August 2017. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian and Peter Svidler. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won with 6/9 half a point clear of Magnus Carlsen. Read more ....

5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 (Saint Louis USA)
Mon 31st Jul 2017 - Sat 12th Aug 2017 - Official Site

5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:100m(40)+60m+30sec Delay) - Games in PGN: Games

Tournaments for Tuesday 26th September 2017 combined with links to official website, live coverage and PGN file
EventSiteFEDUK TimeRd
WebLivePGN
Live Games now here
FIDE World Cup 2017TbilisiGEO12:007.4
chess.com IoM MastersDouglasENG13:304
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