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Sandor Takacs
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Three Sacs of the Sandor

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Lviv, Ukraine
Nov 11-22
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Nov 13-22
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Nov 12-13
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Nov 3-11
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Oct 9-13
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Pune, India
Oct 6-19
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Pune, India
Oct 6-19
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Douglas, Isle of Man
Oct 4-12
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Sep 22-30
Baku, Azerbaijan
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Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
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Bilbao, Spain
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Sep 6-12
Baden-Baden, Germany
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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.

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