|The Week in Chess|
|European Club Cup 2017 - Games and Results|
|Sun Oct 15 19:27:00 2017|
|The European Club Cup took place in Antalya, Turkey 8th to 14th October 2017. Leading players: Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Karjakin, Giri, Nepomniachtchi, Korobov, Khismatullin (these 8 all play for the overwhelming top seeds Globus from Russia) Ding Liren, Svidler, Yu Yangyi, Wojtaszek, Fedoseev, Harikrishna, Matlakov, Vitiugov, Navara, Eljanov, Jakovenko, Andreikin, Naiditsch, Najer, Rodshtein, Inarkiev etc. Globus did eventually capture the title but only after a couple of scares. Odlar Yurdu should have defeated them in round 5, Kramnik and Grischuk escaped with draws from lost positions, after being held to a draw in round 6 as well by Alkaloid they were in second place going into the final round. Odlar Yurdu led going into the final round but lost to Novy Bor while Globus beat SHSM Legacy Square Capital 4.5-1.5 to take the title.|
|Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results|
|Thu Oct 5 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 20.5-5.5 Guseinov.
Quarter-Finals: Oct 23, Oct 26, Nov 2nd, Nov 21st. Oct. 23: Maxime-Vachier Lagrave vs Alexander Grischuk. Oct. 26: Sergey Karjakin vs Ian Nepomniachtchi. Nov. 2: Hikaru Nakamura vs Fabiano Caruana. Nov. 21: Magnus Carlsen vs Wesley So.
Semi-Finals: Nov 27th, Dec 7th
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.
|Russian Team Rapid and Blitz Championship 2017 - Games and Results|
|Tue Oct 3 13:44:00 2017|
|The Russian Team Rapid and Blitz Championship takes place in Sochi 3rd to 5th October 2017. Leading players: Mamedyarov, Sjugirov< Fedoseev, Kamsky, Andreikin, Jakovenko, Riazantsev, Artemiev, Dubov, Popov, Savchenko, Shirov, Alekseev, Motylev, Pridorozhni, Grachev, Potkin, Rublevsky, Morozevich, Kovalev, Timofeev etc Men's and women's events.|
|Russian Rapid and Blitz Championship 2017 - Games and Results|
|Mon Oct 2 20:33:00 2017|
|The Russian Rapid and Blitz Championship took place in Sochi 29th September to 1st October 2017. It is almost immediately followed by a similar team event at the same venue. Leading players: Sjugirov, Inarkiev, Andreikin, Fedoseev, Jakovenko, Artemiev, Dubov, Tomashevsky, Popov, Alekseev, Savchenko, Motylev etc. Alexander Motylev won the men's rapid with 9/11 and Vladislav Artemiev the blitz with 15.5/20. In the women's events Anastasia Bodnaruk won both titles.|
|chess.com IoM Masters 2017 - Games and Results|
|Sun Oct 1 19:22:00 2017|
|The chess.com Isle of Man Masters took place 22nd September to 1st October 2016. The World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen headed up an 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 was that the first round draw was entirely random producing the strong pairings Caruana-Kramnik and Adhiban-Gelfand. Magnus Carlsen led throughout to score his first tournament victory since Bilbao 2016 435 days ago). Carlsen finished on 7.5/9 after he forced a quick draw against second placed Hikaru Nakamura who was joined on 7 points by Viswanathan Anand.|