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Nikolaus Stanec

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Scotch Game w/ 4...Qh4
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. d4 exd4 4. ♘xd4 ♕h4

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Gashimov Memorial
Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Apr 20-30
Players: So, Kramnik, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Adams, Harikrishna, Eljanov, Wojtaszek, Topalov, Radjabov. Discussion forum now open.
Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik, Iceland
Apr 19-27
Anish Giri wins with 7.5/9, beating Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Alexei Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, Gawain Jones, Gata Kamsky, Nils Grandelius, Erwin L'Ami, Alexander Beliavsky, and hundreds more.
GRENKE Chess Classic
Karlsruhe, Germany
Apr 15-17
Levon Aronian wins a point and a half ahead of Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Arkadij Naiditsch, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hou Yifan, Matthias Bluebaum, and Georg Meier.
GRENKE Chess Classic (Open)
Karlsruhe, Germany
Apr 13-17
Top seeds include Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Nikita Vitiugov, Maxim Matlakov, Etienne Bacrot, Richard Rapport, Gata Kamsky, Vladimir Fedoseev, et al.
European Individual Championship (Women)
Riga, Latvia
Apr 11-22
Nana Dzagnidze won with 8/10, beating top seeds include Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Kateryna Lahno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alisa Galliamova, Pia Cramling, Natalia Pogonina, and over a hundred more.
18th Karpov Poikovsky
Poikovsky, Russia
Apr 18-27
Roster: Ernesto Inarkiev, Dmitry Jakovenko, Maxim Rodshtein, Anton Korobov, Evgeniy Najer, David Anton Guijarro, Daniil Dubov, Emil Sutovsky, Victor Bologan and Sergei Zhigalko. Discussion forum now open.
Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge
Zurich, Switzerland
Apr 13-17
Nakamura, Svidler, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Kramnik, Gelfand, Oparin and Pelletier. Accelerated time control of 45m+30spm for the first 7 rounds and then a final day of games at 10 minutes plus 5s/move.
Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz)
Zurich, Switzerland
Apr 13
Nakamura tied with Gelfand against Svidler, Anand, Nepomniachtchi, Oparin and Pelletier.
US Championship
St. Louis, USA
Mar 28-Apr 10
12 player round-robin with Caruana, So, Nakamura, Robson, Shankland, Xiong, Kamsky, Onischuk, Naroditsky, Akobian, Zherebukh, and Shabalov. So defeated Onischuk in the tiebreak round.
US Championship (Women)
St. Louis, USA
Mar 28-Apr 10
Sabina-Francesca Foisor won by a full point against Krush, Zatonskih, Paikidze, Abrahamyan, Nemcova, Sharevich, Yu, Virkud, Feng, Nguyen, and Yip.
Dubai Open
Dubai, UAE
Apr 3-12
Gawain Jones, Gabriel Sargissian, Anton Korobov, Alexander Areshchenko, Vladimir Akopian, Sergei Zhigalko, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Shenzhen Masters
Shenzhen, China
Mar 22-Apr 3
A six player double round-robin with Anish Giri, Michael Adams, Pentala Harikrishna, Peter Svidler, Liren Ding and Yangyi Yu. Ding Liren won by a full point.
Winter Classic
St. Louis, USA
March 11-19
David Howell defeated Swiercz, Fedoseev, Shankland, Ipatov, et al. with 6/9.
Polish Championships
Warsaw, Poland
Mar 20-30
Mateusz Bartel, Michal Krasenkow, Kacper Piorun, Bartosz Socko, Grzegorz Gajewski, Aleksander Mista, Jacek Tomczak, Bartlomiej Heberla, Daniel Sadzikowski, and Lukasz Jarmula. Discussion forum now open.
HD Bank Cup
Mar 12-17
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Le Quang Liem beat Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, Ivan Cheparinov, Wang Hao, et al, with 7/9.
Tal Memorial (Rapid)
Jurmala, Latvia
March 4-5
Top seeds include Alexey Shirov, Loek van Wely, Viktor Laznicka, Igor Kovalenko, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Daniel Fridman, Vladimir Onischuk, Alexei Fedorov, Alexander Shabalov, Jaan Ehlvest and many more.
Women's World Championship
Tehran, Iran
Feb 11-Mar 3
Entrants include Ju Wenjun, Pogonina, Cramling, Anna Muzychuk, Kosteniuk, Zhao Xue, Gunina, et al. In the final Zhongyi Tan won the second rapid against Anna Muzychuk to become the new Womens's World Champion.

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