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Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
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Nov 11-30
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Nov 18-Dec 2
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Champions Showdown
St. Louis, USA
Nov 10-14
Topalov, Caruana, Anand, and Nakamura participate in a 4 day event that spans three styles of chess: two classical, two rapid, and four blitz games.
European Club Cup
Novi Sad, Serbia
Nov 6-13
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Novi Sad, Serbia
Nov 6-13
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Oct 27
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Novosibirsk, Russia
Oct 16-27
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Novosibirsk, Russia
Oct 16-27
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World Cadets U12
Bastia, France
Oct 18-31
Nikhil Kumar won the U12 cadet's section of the 2016 WYCC with a score of 9.5/11.
Amir Timur 680th Anniversary Rapid
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 18-21
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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. GM Short won, 3.5 to 2.5.
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.
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Various cities, Germany
Oct 15-May 1
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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
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