Chess24 Sopiko Scotch Speed Chess Championship 2017 (Games and Results) Speed Chess Championship 2017

Carlsen vs Nakamura final January 3rd 6pm GMT. Photo ©

Carlsen vs Nakamura final January 3rd 6pm GMT. Photo © |

The Speed Chess Championship took place May 3rd to January 3rd 2018. 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 16th Nakamura 16.5-13.5 Karjakin.

Final Carlsen 18-9 Nakamura Jan 3rd 2018. Carlsen repeated his win of 2016. In particular Carlsen crushed Nakamura in the bullet chess section where Nakamura had previously been seen as its premier exponent. One point of interest is that Nakamura and Carlsen will play a Chess 960 match in February and Nakamura won these games 2.5-0.5.

I have removed the Chess960 games as they are problematic for many chess programs. Here is a PGN file including the Chess960 games. Speed Chess 2017 ( INT)
Wed 3rd May 2017 - Thu 21st Dec 2017 - Official Site - Results - Live Speed 2017 (16 players 4 Rds KO Indiv ) - Games in PGN: Games Speed 2017 (16 players 4 Rds KO Indiv ) - Games in PGN: Games


ChessTempo viewer Speed 2017 INT Wed 3rd May 2017 - Thu 21st Dec 2017
Leading Final Round 4 Standings:
-Final Jan 3rd 2018
1Carlsen, MagnusGMNOR283218
2Nakamura, HikaruGMUSA27869
-Round 3
1Carlsen, MagnusGMNOR283215.5
2Grischuk, AlexanderGMRUS275010.5
1Nakamura, HikaruGMUSA278616.5
2Karjakin, SergeyGMRUS278313.5
-Round 2
1Grischuk, AlexanderGMRUS275016
2Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeGMFRA279513
1Karjakin, SergeyGMRUS278320
2Nepomniachtchi, IanGMRUS275110
1Nakamura, HikaruGMUSA278617
2Caruana, FabianoGMUSA280210
1Carlsen, MagnusGMNOR283227.5
2So, WesleyGMUSA28159.5
-Round 1
1Nakamura, HikaruGMUSA278620.5
2Grigoriants, SergeyGMRUS25767.5
1Karjakin, SergeyGMRUS278319
2Meier, GeorgGMGER26307
1So, WesleyGMUSA281515.5
2Giri, AnishGMNED278514.5
1Grischuk, AlexanderGMRUS275017.5
2Rapport, RichardGMHUN26989.5
1Nepomniachtchi, IanGMRUS275115
2Aronian, LevonGMARM278913
1Caruana, FabianoGMUSA280219
2Hou, YifanGMCHN26528
1Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeGMFRA279519
2Xiong, JefferyGMUSA265212
1Carlsen, MagnusGMNOR283220.5
2Guseinov, GadirGMAZE26455.5
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