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Peter Svidler
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Slim Belkhodja
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Opening of the Day
English, Symmetrical Variation
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6

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World Champion Magnus Carlsen successfully defended his title against erstwhile champion Viswanathan Anand in Russia. After a victory in game 11, World Champion Carlsen retains the title 6.5 to 4.5.
 
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Nov 21-25
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Nov 3-11
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Oct 18-Apr 15
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Baku, Azerbaijan
Oct 2-14
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Las Vegas, USA
Oct 9-13
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Pune, India
Oct 6-19
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Pune, India
Oct 6-19
Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia dominated the Girls event winning with 11/13 one and half points clear of Sarasadat Khademalsharieh of Iran.
 
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Douglas, Isle of Man
Oct 4-12
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Sep 22-30
Baku, Azerbaijan
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Bilbao, Spain
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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
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Baden-Baden, Germany
Naiditsch beat out Nisipeanu, Meier, Fridman, Baramidze, Schlosser, Blubaum, Wagner with 5/7.
 

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