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Anish Giri
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Ding Liren

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Jan Plachetka
(1945-)

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Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗b5 a6 4. ♗a4 ♘f6 5. O-O ♗e7 6. ♕e2

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World Blitz Championship
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World Blitz Championship (Women)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dec 26-30
This massively strong field features Ju Wenjun, Nana Dzagnidze, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Antoaneta Stefanova, Kateryna Lahno, Pia Cramling, Valentina Gunina, Dronavalli Harika, Anna Zatonskih, Marie Sebag and countless more. Discussion forum now open.
 
European Rapid Championship
Katowice, Poland
Dec 15-17
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Katowice, Poland
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London Chess Classic
London, England
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