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Friday, October 24
Gioachino Greco

Art Greco

Player of the Day
Prince Andrey Dadian of Mingrelia

Opening of the Day
Queen's Gambit, Noteboom Variation
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 dxc4

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Tashkent Grand Prix
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FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 20-Nov 3
Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Mamedyarov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Andreikin, Radjabov, Jobava and Kasimdzhanov. Discussion forum now open.
Carlsen-Anand World Championship
Sochi, Russia
Nov 7-28
Next month, World champion Magnus Carlsen will defend his title against erstwhile champion Viswanathan Anand in Russia. Discussion forum now open.
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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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Pune, India
Oct 6-19
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World Junior Championship (Girls)
Pune, India
Oct 6-19
Top girls include Aleksandra Goryachkina and Meri Arabidze. Discussion forum now open.
PokerStars IoM Masters
Douglas, Isle of Man
Oct 4-12
Nigel Short wins with 7.5/9, beating out Michael Adams, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Laurent Fressinet, Gabriel Sargissian, Julio Granda Zuniga, et al.
Baku Open
Sep 22-30
Baku, Azerbaijan
Top seeds include Zhigalko, Inarkiev, Areshchenko, Kuzubov, et al. Inarkiev beat out Lupulescu on the tiebreak after both finished with 7/9.
Bilbao Masters
Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
Aronian, Anand, Ponomariov, and Vallejo Pons faced off for a DRR with 3-1-0 scoring. Anand won with 11 points.
European Club Cup
Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
Taking place alongside the Bilbao Masters, SOCAR Azerbaijan (Giri, Topalov, Radjabov, et al) won with a perfect 7/7.
GRENKE Chess Classic
Sep 6-12
Baden-Baden, Germany
Naiditsch beat out Nisipeanu, Meier, Fridman, Baramidze, Schlosser, Blubaum, Wagner with 5/7.
Sinquefield Cup
Aug 27-Sep 7
St. Louis, USA
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup was arguably the strongest tournament ever, with Carlsen, Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Topalov, and Vachier-Lagrave. Caruana started with an incredible 7/7 and won with 8.5/10.
Stockfish - Nakamura Match
Aug 23
Burlingame, USA
Nakamura takes on Stockfish in a four game match. In two of the games, the GM received assistance from Rybka. In the other two, pawn and move odds. The computer won 3 to 1.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Sharjah, UAE
Aug 24-Sep 7
Hou Yifan shared first place with Ju Wenjun and with that secured victory in the entire Grand Prix series.
French Championships
Nimes, France
Aug 17-28
Fressinet, Bacrot, Degraeve, Dorfman, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Riga Technical University Open
Riga, Latvia
Aug 15-24
Melkumyan beats out Rapport on tiebreaks, both finishing on 7.5/9.

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