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Tuesday, September 23

Karl's Bad

Player of the Day
Michal Olszewski

Opening of the Day
Scotch Game w/ 4...Qh4
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Qh4

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Burlingame, USA
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Riga, Latvia
Aug 15-24
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Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
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2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)
Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
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101st British Chess Championships
Aberystwyth, Wales
Jul 19-Aug 2
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Helsingør, Denmark
Jul 21-29
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Biel, Switzerland
Jul 14-25
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (6/10) beats out Anish Giri, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Pentala Harikrishna, Alexander Motylev and Hou Yifan.
Svidler-Gelfand Rapid Match
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Jul 20-24
A side event to the Gideon Japhet Memorial, Svidler beat Gelfand 5 to 3.
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Jul 12-20
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Jul 6-17
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July 12-20
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