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Saturday, February 28
Igor Vasilievich Ivanov
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Laszlo Witt

Witt's End

Player of the Day
Kaido Kulaots
(1976-)

Opening of the Day
Semi-Slav, Meran
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. ♘c3 ♘f6 4. ♘f3 c6 5. e3 ♘bd7 6. ♗d3 dxc4 7. ♗xc4 b5 8. ♗d3 a6

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Feb 23-Mar 8
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Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 19
Kramnik beats out Aronian, Nakamura, Karjakin, Anand, and Caruana.
 
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Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 13-19
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Feb 13
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Feb 20-22
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Feb 20-22
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Caleta, UK
Jan 28-Feb 6
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Tata Steel 2015
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 9-25
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Tata Steel 2015 (Group B)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 9-25
Includes Wei Yi, Van Kampen, Shankland, Timman, and Gunina. Wei Yi won with 10.5/13.
 
90th Hastings Chess Congress
Hastings, UK
Dec 29-Jan 6
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Moscow, Russia
Dec 20-25
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London, England
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London, England
Dec 8
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London Chess Classic (Rapid Open)
London, England
Dec 6-7
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