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Tuesday, September 30
Heinz Lehmann
Klaus Junge

Bitter Lehmann

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Mikhailo Oleksienko

Opening of the Day
Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5

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Bilbao, Spain
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Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
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Baden-Baden, Germany
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St. Louis, USA
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Burlingame, USA
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Aug 17-28
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Riga Technical University Open
Riga, Latvia
Aug 15-24
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2014 Chess Olympiad
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2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)
Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
Russia wins the gold, China takes silver, Ukraine took the bronze.
101st British Chess Championships
Aberystwyth, Wales
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Jonathan Hawkins and David Howell shared the title with 8.5/11, beating out Nicholas Pert, Simon Williams, John Emms, et al.
Politiken Cup
Helsingør, Denmark
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Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 14-25
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Svidler-Gelfand Rapid Match
Jerusalem, Israel
Jul 20-24
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Dortmund, Germany
Jul 12-20
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