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Joost van Ruitenburg
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King's Indian, Orthodox
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O

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Gashimov Memorial
Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Apr 20-30
Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, and Radjabov. Discussion forum now open.
Gashimov Memorial (B Group)
Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Apr 20-30
Pavel Eljanov, Wang Hao, Etienne Bacrot, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Alexander Motylev, Rauf Mamedov, Gadir Guseinov, Eltaj Safarli, Vasif Durarbayli, and Nijat Abasov.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Apr 9-21
Includes Yifan Hou, Muzychuk, Tatiana Kosintseva, Zhao Xue, Stefanova, et al.
Fagernes GM Open
Fagernes, Norway
April 13-20
Top seeds include Evgeny Postny, Sam Shankland, Eduardas Rozentalis, and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championships
Loo, Russia
Apr 7-13
Malachite (Karjakin, Grischuk, et al) won. Top players included Grischuk, Karjakin, Svidler, Vitiugov, Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko, Morozevich, Leko, Shirov, Kamsky, et al.
Russian Team Championships (Women)
Loo, Russia
Apr 7-13
Ugra (Cmilyte, Pogonina, et al) won. Top players included Galliamova, Gunina, Cmilyte, Pogonina, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Latvian Railway Rapid
Riga, Latvia
Mar 28-30
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World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Mar 13-31
A double round-robin to determine Carlsen's challenger in November. The all-star participants are: Anand, Kramnik, Andreikin, Topalov, Mamedyarov, Aronian, Karjakin, and Svidler. Vishy has won the event with 8.5/14, and has earned his rematch against Carlsen in November.
15th European Individual Championships
Yerevan, Armenia
Mar 3-14
Motylev scored a fine victory with 9/11 a point clear of the field. Other top seeds included Bacrot, Eljanov, Jakovenko, Korobov, Malakhov, Tomashevsky, Wojtaszek, Moiseenko, Fressinet, Almasi, Areshchenko, Judit Polgar, and more. 263 players in all.
Chinese Championship
Xinghua, China
Mar 11-22
Yu Yangyi barely edged out Ding Liren on tiebreaks to claim the title. Also playing were Zhou Jianchao, Yifan Hou, Wen Yang, Wei Yi, Zhao Jun, Qun Ma, Xiu Deshun, Zeng Chongsheng, Liu Qingnan, and Lin Chen.
Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik, Iceland
Mar 4-12
Li Chao wins with 8.5/10. Other top seeds included Naiditsch, Berkes, Rapport, A Bassem, G Jones, Kobalia, L'ami, et al.
Cappelle-la-Grande Open
Cappelle-la-Grande, France
Mar 1-8
Axel Bachmann beat Sergei Azarov on tiebreaks, both with 7.5/9. Other top seeds included Ding Liren, Iturrizaga, Negi, Gupta, Ganguly, et al.
David Bronstein Memorial
Minsk, Belarus
Feb 11-19
Top seed Baadur Jobava edged out Fedorchuk and Oleksienko on tiebreaks, all finishing with 7/9.
Bunratty Chess Festival
Feb 7-9
Bunratty, Ireland
Gawain Jones wins with 5.5/6.
Tradewise Gibraltar
Caleta, UK
Jan 28-Feb 6
Cheparniov beat out Ivanchuk on tiebreaks. Other top players included Adams, Vachier-Lagrave, Kamsky, Short, et al.
Zurich Chess Challenge
Zurich, Switzerland
Jan 29-Feb 4
Carlsen, Aronian, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura and Gelfand made this the strongest Zurich Challenge ever. There were five rounds of blitz, five rounds of classical, and five rounds of rapid. Magnus Carlsen was the overall winner, winning the blitz on tiebreak and the classical. Caruana won the rapid.
Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid)
Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 3-4
Five rounds with Carlsen, Aronian, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura and Gelfand. Caruana won the event with 4/5, but that wasn't quite enough to displace Carlsen as the overall winner.

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