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Tuesday, November 25
Zhao Xue
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Vanessa Ramos Gazola

Gore Gazola

Player of the Day
German Samuilovich Fridstein
(1911-2001)

Opening of the Day
Benoni, Taimanov Variation
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. f4 Bg7 8. Bb5+

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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.
 
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Saint Louis, USA
Nov 21-25
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Lviv, Ukraine
Nov 11-22
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Lviv, Ukraine
Nov 13-22
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Sochi, Russia
Nov 12-13
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Moscow, Russia
Nov 3-11
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Baku, Azerbaijan
Oct 2-14
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Las Vegas, USA
Oct 9-13
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Pune, India
Oct 6-19
Lu Shanglei of China took the title with 10/13 half a point clear of his compatriot Wei Yi.
 
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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.
 
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Douglas, Isle of Man
Oct 4-12
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Bilbao, Spain
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Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
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GRENKE Chess Classic
Sep 6-12
Baden-Baden, Germany
Naiditsch beat out Nisipeanu, Meier, Fridman, Baramidze, Schlosser, Blubaum, Wagner with 5/7.
 

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