The 2nd Stars Cup is being held in the Anzali Free Zone, Iran, from 11-18 July 2017. The format is a Scheveningen System pitting seven invited international grandmasters against seven of the best Iranian players. Players receive 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move starting from move one. There is also a blitz chess event in the first day, players receive 3 minutes for the entire game, plus a 2-second increment starting from move one. The event is organised by the Guilan Chess Association under the auspices of the Iranian Chess Federation and the sponsor is Anzali Free Zone organization.