The Week in Chess
Grand Chess Tour Rapid and Blitz YourNextMove 2017 - Games and Results
Tue Jun 27 15:09:00 2017
The Grand Chess Tour Rapid and Blitz YourNextMove tournament takes place in Leuven, Belgium, 28th June to 2nd July 2017. 9 Rounds of Rapid and 18 of Blitz as in Paris. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Vassily Ivanchuk and Baadur Jobava.
11th World Team Chess Championship 2017 - Games and Results
Mon Jun 26 10:21:00 2017
The 11th World Team Chess Championship took place in Khanty-Mansiysk 17th to 26th June 2017. China won the men's title and Russia the women's.
Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid and Blitz 2017 - Games and Results
Wed Jun 21 12:15:00 2017
The Grand Chess Tour Paris leg took place 21st to 25th June 2017. 10 players: Carlsen, Nakamura, Wesley So, MVL, Karjakin, Caruana, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Topalov and Bacrot. Magnus Carlsen survived a shaky final day performance in the blitz where he lost three games in a row to win the event after a tie-break. Carlsen beat So in the final round of the blitz to catch Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and then won the tie-break match 1.5-0.5, he had much the best of the final game draw. Below is the final table of the event. Many of the players move on to Belgium for a second event with the same format. Carlsen has won every tie-break match he has contested since 2007
5th Norway Chess 2017 - Games and Results
Fri Jun 16 08:58:00 2017
The 5th Norway Chess tournament took place in Stavanger 5th-17th June 2017. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, and Anish Giri. There was an opening blitz on day one to decide the draw which was won by Carlsen. Levon Aronian won with 6/9 a point clear of Hikaru Nakamura. Magnus Carlsen had a poor tournament winning only one game and losing two.
52nd Capablanca Memorial 2017 - Games and Results
Sat Jun 10 09:51:00 2017
The 52nd Capablanca Memorial took place 26th May to 6th June 2017. Players: Vassily Ivanchuk Emilio Cordova, Krishnan Sasikiran, Sam Shankland, Kacper Piorun and Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez. There was an open alongside. Krishnan Sasikiran won with 6.5/10 a point clear of Vassily Ivanchuk (defeated in the final round) and Sam Shankland.