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Efim Geller
Mark Taimanov

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Gibbins-Weidenhagen Gambit
1. d4 ♘f6 2. g4

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Nutcracker Match of the Generations
Moscow, Russia
Dec 20-25
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London Chess Classic
London, England
Dec 6-14
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London Chess Classic (Blitz)
London, England
Dec 8
Adams edged out Kramnik and Nakamura on tiebreaks, all finishing with 17/30 (using 3-1-0 scoring).
London Chess Classic (Rapid Open)
London, England
Dec 6-7
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Kazan, Russia
Nov 27-Dec 8
Alexander Morozevich, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Jakovenko, Nikita Vitiugov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Denis Khismatullin, Boris Grachev, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Igor Lysyj. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Superfinals (Women)
Kazan, Russia
Nov 27-Dec 8
Alisa Galliamova, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Valentina Gunina, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Oksana Gritsayeva. Discussion forum now open.
Qatar Masters Open
Doha, Qatar
Nov 26-Dec 4
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Carlsen-Anand World Championship
Sochi, Russia
Nov 7-28
World Champion Magnus Carlsen successfully defended his title against erstwhile champion Viswanathan Anand in Russia. After a victory in game 11, World Champion Carlsen retains the title 6.5 to 4.5.
Nakamura-Aronian Match
Saint Louis, USA
Nov 21-25
Nakamura and Aronian play a match of 4 classical games and 16 blitz games. The classical games were tied, but Nakamura won the blitz 9.5 to 6.5 to win the match.
Ukrainian Championship
Lviv, Ukraine
Nov 11-22
A strong field with Ivanchuk, Eljanov, Ponomariov, Moiseenko, Korobov, Kuzubov, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Ukrainian Championship (Women)
Lviv, Ukraine
Nov 13-22
Mariya Muzychuk, Anna Muzychuk, Osmak, Zhukova, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Tal Memorial Blitz
Sochi, Russia
Nov 12-13
Mamedyarov wins with 16/22 beating Kramnik, Karjakin, Svidler, Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi, Tomashevsky, Morozevich, Inarkiev, Kosteniuk, Gelfand, and Leko.
Petrosian Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Nov 3-11
Players: Aronian, Grischuk, Kramnik, Leko, Gelfand, Ding Liren, Morozevich and Inarkiev. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 20-Nov 3
Andreikin beat out Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Mamedyarov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Radjabov, Jobava and Kasimdzhanov with 7/11.
Bundesliga 2014/15
Various cities, Germany
Oct 18-Apr 15
The German Schachbundesliga has begun. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan
Oct 2-14
Caruana and Gelfand tied with 6.5/11, beating out Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Dominguez Perez, Grischuk, Svidler, Andreikin, Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov and Tomashevsky.
Millionaire Chess
Las Vegas, USA
Oct 9-13
Wesley So defeated Webster University teammate Ray Robson in the final match to clinch the championship and $100,000.

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