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Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2017 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Wed Aug 23 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-Aronian, Aug 24th: Caruana-Hou Yifan, Aug 31st: Vachier-Lagrave-Xiong, Oct 5th: 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 ....
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 ....
Gelfand-Inarkiev Match 2017 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Thu Aug 10 19:18:00 2017)
Tower of Concord Chess Festival took place 2nd to 13th August 2017. The main event is an 18 game match between Boris Gelfand and Ernesto Inarkiev over one classical and two rapid time controls. Gelfand won the Classical section 4-2 but lost both rapid matches. Read more ....
Tower of Concord Match (2 players 6 Rds Match Indiv TC:90m:30m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games
Tower of Concord Rapid 1 (2 players 6 Rds Match Indiv TC:25m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games 1
Tower of Concord Rapid 2 (2 players 6 Rds Match Indiv TC:10m+10spm) - Games in PGN: Rapid Games 2
104th British Chess Championships 2017 Games and Results
Mark Crowther (Sun Aug 6 19:44:00 2017)
The 104th British Chess Championships took place in Llandudno, Wales, 29th July to 6th August 2017. Leading players: David Howell, Gawain Jones, Luke McShane, Jonathan Hawkins, Nicolas Pert, James Adair, Mark Hebden etc. There was a four way tie on 7/9 leading to a rapid tie-break. Gawain Jones beat Craig Hanley in the first round and Luke McShane in the final to take the title. Read more ....
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