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Alexander Alekhine
(1892-1946)

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Frankenstein-Dracula Variation
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4 4. Qh5

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FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 20-Nov 3
Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Mamedyarov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Andreikin, Radjabov, Jobava and Kasimdzhanov. Discussion forum now open.
 
Carlsen-Anand World Championship
Sochi, Russia
Nov 7-28
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Various cities, Germany
Oct 18-Apr 15
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FIDE Grand Prix Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan
Oct 2-14
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Millionaire Chess
Las Vegas, USA
Oct 9-13
Wesley So defeated Webster University teammate Ray Robson in the final match to clinch the championship and $100,000.
 
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Pune, India
Oct 6-19
Lu Shanglei of China took the title with 10/13 half a point clear of his compatriot Wei Yi.
 
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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.
 
PokerStars IoM Masters
Douglas, Isle of Man
Oct 4-12
Nigel Short wins with 7.5/9, beating out Michael Adams, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Laurent Fressinet, Gabriel Sargissian, Julio Granda Zuniga, et al.
 
Baku Open
Sep 22-30
Baku, Azerbaijan
Top seeds include Zhigalko, Inarkiev, Areshchenko, Kuzubov, et al. Inarkiev beat out Lupulescu on the tiebreak after both finished with 7/9.
 
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Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
Aronian, Anand, Ponomariov, and Vallejo Pons faced off for a DRR with 3-1-0 scoring. Anand won with 11 points.
 
European Club Cup
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
Sep 6-12
Baden-Baden, Germany
Naiditsch beat out Nisipeanu, Meier, Fridman, Baramidze, Schlosser, Blubaum, Wagner with 5/7.
 
Sinquefield Cup
Aug 27-Sep 7
St. Louis, USA
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup was arguably the strongest tournament ever, with Carlsen, Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Topalov, and Vachier-Lagrave. Caruana started with an incredible 7/7 and won with 8.5/10.
 
Stockfish - Nakamura Match
Aug 23
Burlingame, USA
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Sharjah, UAE
Aug 24-Sep 7
Hou Yifan shared first place with Ju Wenjun and with that secured victory in the entire Grand Prix series.
 
French Championships
Nimes, France
Aug 17-28
Fressinet, Bacrot, Degraeve, Dorfman, et al. Discussion forum now open.
 
Riga Technical University Open
Riga, Latvia
Aug 15-24
Melkumyan beats out Rapport on tiebreaks, both finishing on 7.5/9.
 

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