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Ossip Bernstein
Jose Raul Capablanca

Phi Beta Capa

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Budapest Gambit
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5

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Qatar Masters Open
Doha, Qatar
Nov 26-Dec 4
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Carlsen-Anand World Championship
Sochi, Russia
Nov 7-28
World Champion Magnus Carlsen successfully defended his title against erstwhile champion Viswanathan Anand in Russia. After a victory in game 11, World Champion Carlsen retains the title 6.5 to 4.5.
Nakamura-Aronian Match
Saint Louis, USA
Nov 21-25
Nakamura and Aronian play a match of 4 classical games and 16 blitz games. The classical games were tied, but Nakamura won the blitz 9.5 to 6.5 to win the match.
Ukrainian Championship
Lviv, Ukraine
Nov 11-22
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Ukrainian Championship (Women)
Lviv, Ukraine
Nov 13-22
Mariya Muzychuk, Anna Muzychuk, Osmak, Zhukova, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Tal Memorial Blitz
Sochi, Russia
Nov 12-13
Mamedyarov wins with 16/22 beating Kramnik, Karjakin, Svidler, Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi, Tomashevsky, Morozevich, Inarkiev, Kosteniuk, Gelfand, and Leko.
Petrosian Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Nov 3-11
Players: Aronian, Grischuk, Kramnik, Leko, Gelfand, Ding Liren, Morozevich and Inarkiev. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 20-Nov 3
Andreikin beat out Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Mamedyarov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Radjabov, Jobava and Kasimdzhanov with 7/11.
Bundesliga 2014/15
Various cities, Germany
Oct 18-Apr 15
The German Schachbundesliga has begun. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan
Oct 2-14
Caruana and Gelfand tied with 6.5/11, beating out Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Dominguez Perez, Grischuk, Svidler, Andreikin, Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov and Tomashevsky.
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.
World Junior Championship
Pune, India
Oct 6-19
Lu Shanglei of China took the title with 10/13 half a point clear of his compatriot Wei Yi.
World Junior Championship (Girls)
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.
Bilbao Masters
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.

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