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Too Klose for Komfort

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Slav, Winawer Countergambit
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. ♘c3 e5

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New York, USA
Nov 11-30
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Nov 10-14
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Nov 6-13
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Nov 6-13
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Novosibirsk, Russia
Oct 16-27
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World Cadets U12
Bastia, France
Oct 18-31
Nikhil Kumar won the U12 cadet's section of the 2016 WYCC with a score of 9.5/11.
 
Amir Timur 680th Anniversary Rapid
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 18-21
Quadruple round robin with Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov.
 
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Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 15-22
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Oct 15-22
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Murmansk, Russia
Oct 6-9
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Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
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Russian Team Rapid
Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
Moscow team "SHSM Moscow" won the both the rapid and blitz.
 

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