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Arasan
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The Little Engine That Could

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Geetha Narayanan Gopal
(1989-)

Opening of the Day
English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
1. c4 c5 2. ♘c3 ♘c6 3. g3 g6 4. ♗g2 ♗g7 5. ♘f3 ♘f6 6. O-O O-O 7. d4

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Sochi, Russia
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Mar 27-Apr 4
Moscow, Russia
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Mar 10-18
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 19
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Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 13-19
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Feb 13
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Bunratty Chess Festival
Bunratty, Ireland
Feb 20-22
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Bunratty, Ireland
Feb 20-22
Bjorn Thorfinnsson won this 10 player GM norm round-robin.
 
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Tbilisi, Georgia
Feb 14-28
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Feb 2-9
Baden-Baden, Germany
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Moscow Open
Moscow, Russia
Jan 31-Feb 8
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Tradewise Gibraltar
Caleta, UK
Jan 28-Feb 6
Nakamura beat Topalov, Svidler, Vitiugov, Jakovenko, Harikrishna, Yangi Yu, Rapport, Wei Yi, Hou Yifan, et al. with 8.5/10.
 
Tata Steel 2015
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 9-25
Carlsen, Caruana, Aronian, Giri, So, Vachier-Lagrave, Wojtaszek, Radjabov, Ding Liren, Jobava, Ivanchuk, Hou Yifan, Van Wely, and Saric give this mega-tournament an average rating of 2746. Magnus Carlsen won with 9/13.
 
Tata Steel 2015 (Group B)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 9-25
Includes Wei Yi, Van Kampen, Shankland, Timman, and Gunina. Wei Yi won with 10.5/13.
 
90th Hastings Chess Congress
Hastings, UK
Dec 29-Jan 6
Zhao Jun finished with an excellent +7 -0 =2 score, winning by a full point.
 
Nutcracker Match of the Generations
Moscow, Russia
Dec 20-25
The experienced "kings" (Leko, Shirov, Dreev and Morozevich) take on a team of younger "princes" (Artemiev, Fedoseev, Dubov and Oparin). The "Kings" won, 32.5 to 31.5.
 

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