Last updated: Sunday 19th November 2017 8:14 am
Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2017 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sat Nov 18 14:53:00 2017)
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-Grischuk, TBD Nakamura-Karjakin.
Final Dec 14th.
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 ....
Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix 2017 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Wed Nov 15 15:20:00 2017)
The 4th and final stage of the FIDE Grand Prix series takes place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 16th–27th November 2017.
Players: Aronian, MVL, Nakamura, Ding Liren, Svidler, Giri, Radjabov, Li Chao, Harikrishna, Jakovenko, Gelfand, Eljanov, Vallejo Pons, Tomashevsky, Rapport, Inarkiev, Riazantsev and Hammer.
This is the final event of the Grand Prix series. Mamedyarov and Grischuk will be awaiting the results as they lead the standings but don't play. Radjabov and MVL can overtake them with a top result. Ding qualified from the World Cup alongside Aronian. FIDE_Grand_Prix_2017 Wikipedia page
I will update daily with games and standings.Read more ....
Champions Showdown in Saint Louis 2017 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Wed Nov 8 14:30:00 2017)
The Champions Showdown took place in Saint Louis 9th to 14th October 2017. There are four matches Hikaru Nakamura vs. Veselin Topalov, Fabiano Caruana vs. Alexander Grischuk, Wesley So vs. Leinier Dominguez and Magnus Carlsen vs. Ding Liren. Three of the matches start on October 9th, The Carlsen-Ding match started two days later. Rapid and blitz without increment 30 minute, 20, minute, 10 minute and 5 minute time controls.
Final scores: Caruana 49-43 Grischuk, Nakamura 61.5-30.5 Topalov and Wesley So 47.5-44.5 Dominguez and finally Carlsen 67-25 Ding Liren. Read more ....
Champions Showdown 2017 (Saint Louis USA)
Thu 9th Nov 2017 - Tue 14th Nov 2017 - Official Site
Champions Showdown G10 (2 players 8 Rds Match Indiv TC:10m) - Games in PGN: Games G10
Champions Showdown G20 (2 players 6 Rds Match Indiv TC:20m) - Games in PGN: Games G20
Champions Showdown G30 (2 players 4 Rds Match Indiv TC:30m) - Games in PGN: Games G30
Champions Showdown G5 (2 players 12 Rds Match Indiv TC:5m) - Games in PGN: Games G5
Carlsen-Ding Showdown G30 (2 players 4 Rds Match Indiv TC:30m) - Games in PGN: Games G30 2
Carlsen-Ding Showdown G5 (2 players 12 Rds Match Indiv TC:5m) - Games in PGN: Games G5 2
Carlsen-Ding Showdown G10 (2 players 8 Rds Match Indiv TC:10m) - Games in PGN: Games G10 2
Carlsen-Ding Showdown G20 (2 players 6 Rds Match Indiv TC:20m) - Games in PGN: Games G20 2
Mark Crowther (Mon Nov 6 18:39:00 2017)
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.Read more ....
Bundesliga 2017-18 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Fri Oct 20 22:20:00 2017)
The German Bundesliga takes place 21st October to 1st May 2018. Baden-Baden are defending champions and top seeds. Read more ....
3rd Wenzhou Grandmaster Match 2017
Mark Crowther (Fri Aug 11 13:39:00 2017)
The 3rd Wenzhou Grandmaster Match took place 8th to 11th August 2017. Anish Giri beat Ding Liren 2.5-1.5 in a four game match. Read more ....
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Chigorin Memorial 2017
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Xtracon Chess Open 2017 Games and Results
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Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 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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18th European Women's Championship 2017 Games and Results
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18th Karpov Poikovsky 2017 Games and Results
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Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge 2017 Games and Results
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US Chess Championships 2017 Games and Results
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