Last updated: Saturday 23rd September 2017 11:11 am
chess.com IoM Masters 2017 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri Sep 22 19:22:00 2017)
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 ....
FIDE World Cup 2017
Mark Crowther (Tue Sep 19 18:33:00 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 ....
Saint Louis Fall Classic 2017 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Mon Sep 18 18:32:00 2017)
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 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 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Aug 31 14:53:00 2017)
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.Read more ....
Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2017 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sat Aug 19 15:16:00 2017)
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 ....
5th Sinquefield Cup 2017 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sun Aug 13 19:47:00 2017)
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 ....
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Xtracon Chess Open 2017 Games and Results
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Saint Louis Spring Classic 2017 Games and Results
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23rd Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2017 Games and Results
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US Chess Championships 2017 Games and Results
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8th London Chess Classic 2016 Games and Results
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