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H Bernstein
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Bisguier

Howard's Turn
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Player of the Day
Thomas Ernst
(1960-)

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Reti Opening
1. ♘f3 d5 2. c4

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Aug 17-28 2019
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GCT St. Louis Rapid & Blitz
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Aug 10-14 2019
GM Levon Aronian triumphed in this event which saw the end of an 8-tournament win streak for World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
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Abu Dhabi Masters
Abu Dhabi UAE
Aug 2-10 2019
Georgian GM Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava won the 26th Abu Dhabi Masters by a full point, scoring an impressive 8/9, with GM Nodirbek Yakubboev of Uzbekistan taking 2nd place.
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Hunan Int'l Open
Changsha CHN
July 29-Aug 6 2019
The top section for this 9-round Swiss tournament has a $50,000 overall first prize, with $10,000 for the top woman.
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GCT Paris
Paris FRA
July 27-Aug 1 2019
Native son GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave triumphed within a few miles of his birthplace, edging out erstwhile World Champion Viswanathan Anand by a scant half point.
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Biel Int'l Chess Fest
Biel SUI
July 21-31 2019
GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi handily won the 52nd Biel International Chess Festival, which featured a new format consisting of 7 Classical, 7 Rapid, and 14 Blitz games.
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Dortmund Sparkassen
Dortmund GER
July 13-21 2019
Grandmaster Leinier Dominguez Perez won this eight-player round-robin event.
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July 12-24 2019
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov edged out MVL to win this knockout event and collect 10 Grand Prix points.
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GCT Croatia
Zagreb CRO
June 26-July 8 2019
World Champion Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen won handily yet again, extending his tournament record to a perfect 8-0 since defending his World Title last November.
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Danzhou Super GM
Danzhou CHN
June 30-July 7 2019
Grandmaster Richard Rapport claimed the $24,000 1st place prize in the 10th edition of this event.
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Russian Higher League
Yaroslavl RUS
June 27-July 6 2019
GM Alexandr Predke emerged the victor in the Open Section, while the Women's Section saw Elena Tomilova take 1st place.
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Netanya Masters
Netanya ISR
June 23-July 2 2019
Native son and Grandmaster Boris Gelfand won this round-robin invitational event, which featured top GM's from Israel and around the world.
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