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Sunday, October 23
Stefan Blaas
Paul Pancras

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Abram Yakovlevich Model

Opening of the Day
Philidor Defense
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 d6

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Amir Timur 680th Anniversary Rapid
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 18-21
Quadruple round robin with Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov.
Russian Superfinals
Novosibirsk, Russia
Oct 16-27
Top seeds include Grischuk, Svidler, Inarkiev, Vitiugov, Tomashevsky, Jakovenko, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Superfinals (Women)
Novosibirsk, Russia
Oct 16-27
Top seeds include Pogonina, Gunina, Kosteniuk, Bodnaruk, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Short - Hou Match
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 15-22
Nigel Short takes on the world's strongest female player in a 6 game match, part of the Hoogeveen Chess Festival.
Van Foreest - Sokolov
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 15-22
Jorden van Foreest plays a 6 game match with Ivan Sokolov, part of the Hoogeveen Chess Festival.
Karpov - Timman Match
Murmansk, Russia
Oct 6-9
Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman play a four game match in Murmansk as part of the 4th Basamro International.
Bundesliga 2016/17
Various cities, Germany
Oct 15-May 1
The next season of the German Schachbundesliga has begun.
Russian Team Blitz
Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
Moscow team "SHSM Moscow" (Morozevich, Popov, Motylev, Dubov) won the both the rapid and blitz.
Russian Team Rapid
Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
Moscow team "SHSM Moscow" won the both the rapid and blitz.
Russian Team Rapid (Women)
Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
Team Yugra" from Khanty-Mansiysk won the women's rapid. Team "VIVO" from St. Petersburg won the women's blitz event, although the games are not currently avialable.
Isle of Man Open
Douglas, Isle of Man, England
Oct 1-9
Pavel Eljanov beat out Caruana on tiebreaks (both on 7.5/9). Also playing were Nakamura, So, Eljanov, Adams, Wang Hao, and Leko.
Millionaire Chess
Atlantic City, USA
Oct 6-10
About 30 GMs and countless IMs and masters meet at Harrah's Resort to compete for the big prize. Dariusz Swiercz beat Gawain Jones 2-0 in the final.
Tal Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Sep 25-Oct 6
Nepomniachtchi beat Kramnik, Tomashevsky, Anand, Aronian, Gelfand, Li Chao, Mamedyarov, Giri and Svidler with 6/9 points.
Tal Memorial (Blitz)
Moscow, Russia
Sep 25
Mamedyarov dominated all with 7.5/9 in the blitz event, which determines the seeding for the main event.
Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship
New York, USA
Nov 11-30
World Champion Magnus Carlsen will attempt to defend the title from challenger Sergey Karjakin. Discussion forum now open.
World Youth Championship U18
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Sep 20-Oct 4
Maksim Vavulin, Vahap Sanal, Manuel Petrosyan, Bilel Bellahcene, Dmitrij Kollars, Shahin Lorparizangeneh, Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo, et al.
World Youth Championship U18 (Girl's)
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Sep 20-Oct 4
Polina Shuvalova, Oliwia Kiolbasa, Anna-Maja Kazarian, Svetlana Tishova, Fiona Sieber, Battsooj Amina, et al.

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