Belarus. Alexei Fedorov won with 8/11 his 5th Belarus Championship.
Brazil. At the 3rd Floripa Open, Axel Bachmann (PAR) and Alexei Shirov (LAT) shared first after scoring 8.5/10.
England. Indian GM Deep Sengupta, who won already the tournament 6 years ago, was the clear winner of the 92nd Hastings Premier with 7/9 points. He was presented with the Golombek Trophy and first prize of £2,000.
Estonia. Kovalenko Igor Kovalenko (LAT) Vladimir Potkin (RUS) and Daniel Fridman (GER) shared first at the traditional Keres Memorial (Rapid).
Chile. Paraguayan Grandmaster Neuris Delgado won the ZICOSUR Super Tournament with 7,5 point of 9.
Georgia. The 76th Georgian Championship took place 21st to 30th January 2017. Luka Paichadze won the 76th Georgian Championship after edging out Davit Jojua on tie-break after both scored 5.5/9.
India. Ukraine Grandmaster Tukhaev Adam with 8.5/10 emerged the champion, after the final round, in the 9th Chennai Open Grandmaster Chess tournament 2017 ahead of Alberto David 8/10 from Italia.
Farrukh Amonatov (TJK) won with 8.5/10 won the strongest Open of India in Delhi ahead of Diptayan Ghosh and Marat Dzhumaev with 8 points.
Netherlands: The American Grandmaster Wesley So (23) has won with 9/13 the 79th edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament. Playing with black he managed to beat Russian Ian Nepomniatchi and thus managed to leave behind world champion Magnus Carlsen, Wei Yi and Levon Aronian. The English Grandmaster Gawain Jones managed to win the Tata Steel Challengers on tie-break from Markus Ragger from Austria.
New Zealand. The IM Ari Dale from Australia won the New Zealand Open with 7,5/9 and Scott Wastney won the 2017 national title.
Russia. The Russian IM Dmitry Gordievsky won the strong Moscow Open after edging out Vladislav Artemiev on tie-break after both scored 7.5/9. Oksana Gritsayeva won the women’s tournament.The Rilton Cup took place 27th December to 5th January 2017. Krishnan Sasikiran won with 7.5/9.
Sweden. Top rated GM Krishnan Sasikiran from India secured first place with 7.5/9 at the 46th Rilton Cup ahead of Sergey Volkov and Gata Kamsky.
Switzerland. At Basel Schachfestival, Eltaj Safarli (AZE) edged out Jinshi Bai and Christian Bauer on tie-break after all scored 7/9.
Austria. The 18 years old Polished FM Mikolaj Tomczak won the strong Graz Open (193 participants). He edged out GMs Evgeny Romanov, Evgeny Postny, Vahap Sanal and Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan on tie-break all with 7/9.
Brazil. Everaldo Matsuura and Alexandr Fier shared first at 83rd Brazilian Championship with 8.5/11.
Cuba. Lazaro Bruzon Batista won his 6th national title after scoring 6.5/9.
France. Without the usual sponsoring of the municipality, the organizers of the 33rd Cappelle-la-Grande Open decided to maintain the event, the French GM Jean-Marc Degraeve won the tournament with 8/9.
Netherlands. At the 77th Noteboom Tournament in Leiden, Sergey Fedorchuk shared first with Roeland Pruijssers with 5.5/6.
Portugal. The Venezuelan Grandmaster Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli won the Portugal Open with 8/9.
UAE. At the first leg of the 2017-1018 FIDE Grand Prix, Alexander Grischuk, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov shared first place with 5.5/9.
Uruguay. The Argentine GM Sandro Mareco won the 1st Marcel Duchamp Cup in Montevideo with an amazing 9/9, two points ahead of Delgado Ramirez and Garcia Palermo.
Azerbaijan. Nijat Abasov with 7.5/9 became the new Azeri Champion. Misratdin Iskandarov was second with 7.
Germany. The German GM Alexandr Karpatchev won with 7.5/9 the 33rd Bad Worishofen festival ahead of a group of 5 players with 7/9.
England. In the annual and 135th Varsity Match between the two well-known Universities, Oxford beat 4.5-3.5 Cambridge.
Hungary. The Russian Boris Savchenko won with 8/9 the traditional Budapest Spring festival with 8/9.
Iran. Without the top players who have decided to boycott the event for different reasons, it is the unknown Chinese WGM Zhongyi Tan who became the new Women’s World Champion after winning the second rapid tie-break game against the favorite Anna Muzychuk from Ukraine.
Parham Maghsoodloo won with 7/11 won the 2017 national championship with 7/11 ahead of Pouria Darini with 6.5/11. Nia Vesal Hamedi won the women’s championship.
Latvia. Shirov and Vladimir Onischuk were the winners of the Tal Memorial Rapid and Blitz tournaments held in Jurmala.
Lithuania. At the 2017 Lithuanian Championship, Vidmantas Malisauskas edged out Lukas Stauskas, Andrius Brazdzionis and Rokas Klabis on tie-break after all scored 7/9.
Montenegro. Nikola Djukic won his 7th title of champion of Montenegro.
Poland. Kacper Piorun won the 74th Polish Championship, he edged out Jacek Tomczak on tie-break after all scored 6/9. In the Woman section, Monika Socko took her 8th national title.
Russia. A great success for the Russian GM Vladimir Fedoseev who won the Aeroflot A Group with 7/9. The French IM Gabriel Battaglini won the B Group with also 7/9.
Former Russian Champion Alekseev Evgeny won the 90th Championship of St. Petersburg.
Switzerland. IM Oliver Kurmann won the invitational tournament Accentus Masters of Bad Ragaz ahead of IM Noel Studer Imre Hera after all scored 6/9.
USA. The St Louis Winter Classic was divided into two groups. The A-Group was won by the English GM David Howell the with 6/9. The B-Group was won by the Ukrainian Andrey Baryshpolets on 6.5/9.
Vietnam: The Vietnamese GM Le Quang Liem won the strong 7th HD Bank Cup in Ho Chi Minh City ahead of Bu and Wang from China.
China. The Chinese GM Ding Liren won the strong category XXI Du Te Cup of Shenzhen with 6.5/9 ahead of Giri and Svidler with 6/9.
Denmark. The highest rated player and Grandmaster Mads Andersen became the 2017 national champion with 7.5/9.
FYROM. At the Karpos Open, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan from Armenia edged out Kiril Georgiev, Anton Demchenko and Boris Savchenko on tie-break after all scored 7.5/9.
In Shenzen, Vasil Ivanchuk beat the best women’s rated player Hou Yifan in a four-game match 3-1.
Mexico. Emilio Cordova of Peru won a strong field in Leon at the the LXIII Mexican Open. He scored 7.5/9 finishing ahead of Bartlomiej Macieja and Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero who scored 5/9.
Romania. Istratescu who recently moved back to the Romanian CF won the 2017 Romanian Championship with 7.5/9. Corina-Isabela Peptan won the Women ‘s Championship.
Switzerland. The American Hikaru Nakamura won the final combined standings of the Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge with 15pts/21 ahead of Ian Nepomniachtchi 14pts and Viswanathan Anand 13.5pts.
Thailand. Nigel Short scored another success at the 19th Bankok Open finishing without any defeat the tournament with 7.5/9.
Turkey. At the 3rd Ordu Open, Djurabek Khamrakulov a strong Uzbek International Master edged out Tamir Nabaty, Kivanc Haznedaroglu and Alexander Zubov on tie-break, after all, scored 6.5/9.
UAE. For its first edition, the Sharjah Masters attracted a strong field of foreign GMs. The Chinese GM Wang Hao edged out Adhiban, Kravtsiv, Kryvoruchko, Sethuraman and Salem after all scored 7/9.
The English Grandmaster Gawain C B Jones won his second Dubai Open after scoring 6.5/9 together with 3 other players.
USA. Wesley So won his first US Championship. He beat Alexander Onischuk after a tie-break match. The Romanian Woman Grandmaster Sabina-Francesca Foisor won the women’s event.
The young American Grandmaster Sam Sevian shared first at the 11th Philadelphia Open with Angel Arribas Lopez after both scored 7/9 shared 11,000 USD.