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Wednesday, October 26
Murray Chandler
Volker Wolf

Hungry Like V Wolf

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Opening of the Day
Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. ♘c3 ♘f6 4. ♗g5 ♗e7 5. e3 O-O 6. ♘f3 h6 7. ♗h4 ♘e4 8. ♗xe7 ♕xe7

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Novosibirsk, Russia
Oct 16-27
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Oct 16-27
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Bastia, France
Oct 18-31
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Amir Timur 680th Anniversary Rapid
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 18-21
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Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 15-22
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Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 15-22
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Murmansk, Russia
Oct 6-9
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Various cities, Germany
Oct 15-May 1
The next season of the German Schachbundesliga has begun.
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Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
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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.
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Douglas, Isle of Man, England
Oct 1-9
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Atlantic City, USA
Oct 6-10
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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.
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New York, USA
Nov 11-30
World Champion Magnus Carlsen will attempt to defend the title from challenger Sergey Karjakin. Discussion forum now open.
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Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Sep 20-Oct 4
Maksim Vavulin, Vahap Sanal, Manuel Petrosyan, Bilel Bellahcene, Dmitrij Kollars, Shahin Lorparizangeneh, Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo, et al.

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