Anand and Wenjun won the Rapids while Carlsen and Dzagnidze took the top Blitz prizes in both the male and female sections of the Championships.
2017 was a splendid year for chess internationally. Anand continued to win world titles and Carlsen, as world classical chess champion, made his presence felt in all of the tournaments in which he participated.
In trying to determine which chess game was the best for 2017, Chess Base listed 10 of the very best and asked readers to pick one. Here is one which was listed in the line-up. Readers may wish to replay the game for their enjoyment.
White: Viswanathan Anand
Black: Fabiano Caruana
1.c4e52.Nc3Nf63.Nf3Nc64.g3d55.cxd5Nxd56.Bg2Bc57.O-OO-O8.d3Bb69. Bd2Bg410. Rc1Nxc311.Bxc3Re812.b4Qd613.Nd2Qh614.Nc4Qh515.Rc2Rad816.Nxb6cxb617.f3Be618.Qd2b519.f4Bg420.Bxc6bxc621.fxe5f622.exf6Rxe223.f7+Kf824.Bxg7+Kxg725.Qc3+Re526.Qd4Qg527.Rc5Rxd428.f8=Q+Kg629.Qf7+1-0.