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70th Russian Chess Championship Superfinal 2017

70th Russian Chess Championship Superfinal 2017 Games and Results

The 70th Russian Championship and 67th Russian Women's Championship took place in St Petersburg 3rd to 15th December 2017. The venue is the State Museum of Political History of Russia.

Four years after his last title Peter Svidler made it an 8th Russian Championship after defeating Nikita Vitiugov 2-0 in a tie-break rapid match. Svidler moves well clear of his rivals Rashid Nezhmetdinov, who won five Russian titles, and Mikhail Botvinnik and Mikhail Tal who won 6 Soviet titles. Aleksandra Goryachkina won the women's title, also after a tie-break match, she defeated Natalija Pogonina 2-0.

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70th ch-RUS 2017 (St Petersburg RUS)
Sat 2nd Dec 2017 - Fri 15th Dec 2017 - Official Site - Live

70th ch-RUS 2017 (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games Men

67th ch-RUS w 2017 (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games Women

70th ch-RUS TB 2017 (2 players 2 Rds Match Indiv TC:15m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Games TB Men

67th ch-RUS w TB 2017 (2 players 2 Rds SRR Indiv TC:15m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Games TB Women

European Rapid and Blitz Championships 2017

European Rapid and Blitz Championships 2017 Games and Results

The European Rapid and Blitz Championships take place in Katowice 15th to 17th December 2017. Leading players: Ernesto Inarkiev, David Navara, Ruslan Ponomariov, Igor Kovalenko, Sergei Zhigalko, Luke J McShane, Sergey A Fedorchuk, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Evgeny Alekseev, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Pavel Ponkratov, Mateusz Bartel, Daniel Fridman, Kiril Georgiev, Vladimir Potkin, Maxim Rodshtein etc Read more ....

European Rapid and Blitz Championships 2017 (Katowice POL)
Thu 14th Dec 2017 - Mon 18th Dec 2017 - Official Site - Results - Live

European Rapid 2017 (11 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:15m+10spm)

European Blitz 2017 (22 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:3m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games Blitz

IMSA Elite Mind Games 2017

IMSA Elite Mind Games 2017 Games and Results

The IMSA Elite Mind Games took place in Huai'an, China 10th to 15th December 2017. Players: Men: Vladislav Artemiev, Quang Liem Le, Yangyi Yu, Liren Ding, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Wang Hao, Alexander Grischuk, Dmitry Andreikin, Rauf Mamedov, Anton Korobov, Vassily Ivanchuk and Pentala Harikrishna. Women: Nana Dzagnidze, Dronavalli Harika, Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Wenjun Ju, Xue Zhao, Anna Ushenina, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Elisabeth Paehtz, Antoaneta Stefanova, Zhongyi Tan and Kateryna Lagno.

Games were in three formats, rapid, blitz and rapid Basque (two games vs the same opponent at the same time). Andreikin won the rapid, Artemiev the blitz and Grischuk the Basque. For the women's sections Stefanova the rapid and blitz, Zhao Xue the Basque. Read more ....

2nd IMSA Elite Mind Games 2017 (Huai'an CHN)
Sun 10th Dec 2017 - Fri 15th Dec 2017 - Official Site - Results - Live

2nd IMSA Rapid 2017 (12 players 7 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:20m+10spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games

2nd IMSA Rapid w 2017 (12 players 7 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:20m+10spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Rapid Women Games

2nd IMSA Blitz 2017 (12 players 22 Rds DRR Indiv TC:3m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Games Men

2nd IMSA Blitz w 2017 (12 players 22 Rds DRR Indiv TC:3m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Games Women

2nd IMSA Basque 2017 (12 players 5 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:20m+10spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Basque Games Men

2nd IMSA Basque w 2017 (12 players 5 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:20m+10spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Basque Games Women

9th London Chess Classic 2017

9th London Chess Classic 2017 Games and Results

The 9th London Chess Classic took place 30th November to 11th December 2017. Players: Carlsen, Nakamura, Aronian, MVL, Wesley So, Karjakin, Caruana, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Adams.

Fabiano Caruana won the event after a rapid, then blitz tie-break again Ian Nepomniachtchi. Magnus Carlsen won the whole Grand Chess Tour series after beating Levon Aronian from an almost busted position. Carlsen was scathing in his criticism of his own play in London but also clearly had a bad cold. Alongside were many other events, results and games below. Read more ....

9th London Chess Classic 2017 (London ENG)
Wed 29th Nov 2017 - Mon 11th Dec 2017 - Official Site - Results - Live

9th London Classic 2017 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:120m(40)+60m+30spm) - Games in PGN: Games

9th London Classic TB (2 players 4 Rds Match Indiv TC:10m+5spm) - Games in PGN: Games TB

ch-GBR KO 2017 (8 players 3 Rds KO Indiv TC:90m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games ch-GBR KO

London Classic Open 2017 (9 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Open Games

London Classic Rapid Open (6 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:15m+10spm)

London CC Superblitz GpA (16 players 15 Rds SRR Indiv TC:3m+2spm)

London CC Superblitz KO (32 players 5 Rds KO Indiv TC:3m+2spm)

5th Pro-Biz Cup 2017 (16 players 3 Rds Swiss Indiv TC:20m+5spm)

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 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.

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 20.5-5.5 Guseinov.

Quarter-Finals: Oct 23, Oct 24, Nov 2nd, Nov 18th, Oct. 23: Maxime-Vachier Lagrave 13-16 Alexander Grischuk. Oct. 24: Sergey Karjakin 20-10 Ian Nepomniachtchi. Nov. 2: Hikaru Nakamura 17-10 Fabiano Caruana. Nov. 18: Magnus Carlsen 27.5-9.5 Wesley So.

Semi-Finals: Nov 21st Carlsen 15.5-10.5 Grischuk, Dec 15th Nakamura-Karjakin.

Final TBD

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

TWIC issue 1200

TWIC 1200

Mark Crowther of TWIC at home on 6th November. Photo ©

Mark Crowther of TWIC at home on 6th November. Photo © | theweekinchess.com/

The 1200th edition of TWIC has been published on 6th November, this seems a surprisingly big number, even to me. It is five years since I moved to supporting the web site with advertising and donations and I'm still going. At the time of that change I was concerned I wouldn't even make it to 1000 issues but it was donations for this landmark and the 20th Anniversary that allowed me to keep going. It hasn't been easy and raising money to pay for my work and time has been the hardest part. If you do use TWIC a lot and find it useful please consider giving a donation. If this is over £30 then you are entitled to a TWIC compilation file in ChessBase format, although I can convert this to PGN on request.

I have offered my personal game file of all the TWIC issues in ChessBase format to those who donate over £30 for some time (and can convert this file to PGN for those who want it in this format). There are over 2.1 million games at the moment in there and this has gone down pretty well.

Below are various Paypal links for donation. I have also compiled a full, up to date, listing of all TWIC issues with links to all the texts, later game files and the numbers of games and stories in each issue.

Mark Crowther 6th November 2017.

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Tournaments for Friday 15th December 2017 combined with links to official website, live coverage and PGN file
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WebLivePGN
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Dr Geza Hetenyi Mem GMBudapestHUN15:004
Dr Geza Hetenyi Mem IMBudapestHUN15:004
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European Blitz 2017KatowicePOL10:305
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Dec Evenings Satka IMChelyabinskRUS11:008
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Zadar Open A 2017ZadarCRO15:008
Sunway Sitges Open 2017SitgesESP15:301
European Blitz 2017KatowicePOL15:3015
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