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Thursday, October 18
Alexey Suetin
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Eduard Gufeld

Suetin Sweatin' It

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Grigory Ionovich Ravinsky
(1909-1994)

Opening of the Day
English
1. c4 e5 2. ♘c3 ♘c6 3. g3 g6 4. ♗g2 ♗g7 5. d3 d6

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43rd Chess Olympiad
Batumi, Georgia
Sep 23-Oct 6
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6th Sinquefield Cup
St. Louis, MO USA
Aug 17-28
This elite international event featured 10 of the strongest chess players in the world, concluding with an unusual, mutually-agreed three way tie for first place, with Fabiano Caruana, World Champion Magnus Carlsen, and Levon Aronian sharing equal honors.
 
Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
July 22-Aug 1
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Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Dortmund, Germany
July 14-22
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Leon Masters
July 6-8
Leon, Spain
Wesley So retained his title beating Vallejo 2-0 in a blitz tie-break in the final. Praggnanandhaa, although finishing last, scored his first victory against So.
 
Russian Higher League
Yaroslavl, Russia
Jun 26-Jul 6
Maxim Matlakov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Evgeny Alekseev, Denis Khismatullin, Alexey Dreev, Alexander Motylev, Evgeny Najer, and scores more compete for invitation to the Russian Superfinals.
 
Russian Higher League (Women)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Jun 26-Jul 6
Oksana Gritsayeva leads after 7 rounds. Top seeds include Galliamova, Kovalevskaya, Bodnaruk, Nechaeva, Ovod, and many more.
 
Gideon Japhet Cup
Jerusalem, Israel
July 1-6
Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Georg Meier, Anna Muzychuk.
 
Yinzhou Cup
Ningbo, China
June 27-28
Yu Yangyi won this 6 game rapid event (+3 -0 =3) beating out Li Chao, Wei Yi, and Bu Xiangzhi.
 
Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)
Paris, France
Jun 20-Jun 24
Wesley So wins the rapids with 6/9, and Nakamura wins the overall with 23 points. Players Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand.
 
Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)
Paris, France
Jun 20-Jun 24
Hikaru Nakamura wins with 12/18. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Sergey Karjakin, Wesley So, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand.
 
Your Next Move (Rapid)
Jun 12-14
Leuven, Belgium
The 2018 Grand Chess Tour kicked off in Belgium with Caruana, Mamedyarov, MVL, Karjakin, Giri, So, Nakamura, Grischuk, Aronian, and Anand. Wesley So won the rapid event with 7/9 and the combined event with 22 points overall.
 
Your Next Move (Blitz)
Jun 15-16
Leuven, Belgium
Caruana, Mamedyarov, MVL, Karjakin, Giri, So, Nakamura, Grischuk, Aronian, and Anand. Sergey Karjakin edged out Wesley with 11.5/18.
 
Altibox Norway
Stavanger, Norway
May 27-Jun 8
Caruana wins with 5/8, defeating Aronian, Anand, Carlsen, Mamedyarov, MVL, Karjakin, Nakamura, and Wesley So. Ding Liren had to withdraw due to a bicycle accident after 3 rounds.
 
Altibox Norway (Blitz)
Stavanger, Norway
May 27
Wesley So came out on top with 6/9 in this preliminary blitz match to determine the seedings of the main event.
 
13th American Continental
Montevideo, Uruguay
Jun 1-10
Samuel Shankland won with 9/11. Other top seeds included Jeffery Xiong, Sandro Mareco, Jorge Cori, Emilio Cordova, Sergey Erenburg, Neuris Delgado Ramirez, Ivan Eduardo Morovic-Fernandez, Diego Flores, et al.
 
19th Karpov Poikovsky
Poikovsky, Russia
May 26-Jun 6
Players: Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko, Vidit, Fedoseev, Artemiev, Gelfand, Korobov, Kovalev, Sutovsky and Bologan.
 

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