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Veselin Topalov
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Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
1. d4 d5 2. c4 ♘c6

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Feb 2-9
Baden-Baden, Germany
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Moscow Open
Moscow, Russia
Jan 31-Feb 8
Top seeds include Vallejo-Pons, Nepomniachtchi, Alekseev, and T L Petrosian. Discussion forum now open.
 
Tradewise Gibraltar
Caleta, UK
Jan 28-Feb 6
The top seeds include Topalov, Nakamura, Svidler, Vitiugov, Jakovenko, Harikrishna, Yangi Yu, Rapport, Wei Yi, Hou Yifan, and many more. Discussion forum now open.
 
Tata Steel 2015
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 9-25
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Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 9-25
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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.
 
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Moscow, Russia
Dec 20-25
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London Chess Classic
London, England
Dec 6-14
Anand edged out Giri and Kramnik on tiebreaks, all finishing +1 -0 =4 (7 points). Also played: Nakamura, Adams, and Caruana.
 
London Chess Classic (Blitz)
London, England
Dec 8
Adams edged out Kramnik and Nakamura on tiebreaks, all finishing with 17/30 (using 3-1-0 scoring).
 
London Chess Classic (Rapid Open)
London, England
Dec 6-7
This prelude to the main event allows chess fans to play agains the super-GMs. Nakamura won with an outstanding 9.5/10.
 
Russian Superfinals
Kazan, Russia
Nov 27-Dec 8
Alexander Morozevich, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Jakovenko, Nikita Vitiugov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Denis Khismatullin, Boris Grachev, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Igor Lysyj. Discussion forum now open.
 
Russian Superfinals (Women)
Kazan, Russia
Nov 27-Dec 8
Alisa Galliamova, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Valentina Gunina, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Oksana Gritsayeva. Discussion forum now open.
 
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
A strong field with Ivanchuk, Eljanov, Ponomariov, Moiseenko, Korobov, Kuzubov, et al. Discussion forum now open.
 
Ukrainian Championship (Women)
Lviv, Ukraine
Nov 13-22
Mariya Muzychuk, Anna Muzychuk, Osmak, Zhukova, et al. Discussion forum now open.
 

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