From December 16 to 26, 2017, the Hainan Chess Open 2017 (Hainan Chess Open) will be held in Sanya City. The Hainan
Open Chess Championship in 2017 is organized by the Main State Administration for Physical Education and Sports, the
Chess Association of China and the Department of Press, Publishing, Radio, Film and Television of Hainan Province,
the total prize fund of the Chess Championship is 57,000 US dollars. The Hainan Open Chess Championship 2017 will be
held for two groups: the "A" group for chess players with a rating of 2200 and higher, and the "B" group for all
other chess players whose rating is below 2200 or which are not ranked at all. All competitions will be held in the
very center of Sanya City at the Sanya Visun Royal Yacht Hotel.