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Tuesday, October 21
Paul Keres
Mikhail Tal

The Baltic Shelf

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Alexander Kovchan

Opening of the Day
The Fried Liver Attack
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Nxf7

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FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 20-Nov 3
Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Mamedyarov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Andreikin, Radjabov, Jobava and Kasimdzhanov. Discussion forum now open.
Carlsen-Anand World Championship
Sochi, Russia
Nov 7-28
Next month, World champion Magnus Carlsen will defend his title against erstwhile champion Viswanathan Anand in Russia. Discussion forum now open.
Bundesliga 2014/15
Various cities, Germany
Oct 18-Apr 15
The German Schachbundesliga has begun. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Grand Prix Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan
Oct 2-14
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Millionaire Chess
Las Vegas, USA
Oct 9-13
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Pune, India
Oct 6-19
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World Junior Championship (Girls)
Pune, India
Oct 6-19
Top girls include Aleksandra Goryachkina and Meri Arabidze. Discussion forum now open.
PokerStars IoM Masters
Douglas, Isle of Man
Oct 4-12
Nigel Short wins with 7.5/9, beating out Michael Adams, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Laurent Fressinet, Gabriel Sargissian, Julio Granda Zuniga, et al.
Baku Open
Sep 22-30
Baku, Azerbaijan
Top seeds include Zhigalko, Inarkiev, Areshchenko, Kuzubov, et al. Inarkiev beat out Lupulescu on the tiebreak after both finished with 7/9.
Bilbao Masters
Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
Aronian, Anand, Ponomariov, and Vallejo Pons faced off for a DRR with 3-1-0 scoring. Anand won with 11 points.
European Club Cup
Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
Taking place alongside the Bilbao Masters, SOCAR Azerbaijan (Giri, Topalov, Radjabov, et al) won with a perfect 7/7.
GRENKE Chess Classic
Sep 6-12
Baden-Baden, Germany
Naiditsch beat out Nisipeanu, Meier, Fridman, Baramidze, Schlosser, Blubaum, Wagner with 5/7.
Sinquefield Cup
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.
Stockfish - Nakamura Match
Aug 23
Burlingame, USA
Nakamura takes on Stockfish in a four game match. In two of the games, the GM received assistance from Rybka. In the other two, pawn and move odds. The computer won 3 to 1.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Sharjah, UAE
Aug 24-Sep 7
Hou Yifan shared first place with Ju Wenjun and with that secured victory in the entire Grand Prix series.
French Championships
Nimes, France
Aug 17-28
Fressinet, Bacrot, Degraeve, Dorfman, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Riga Technical University Open
Riga, Latvia
Aug 15-24
Melkumyan beats out Rapport on tiebreaks, both finishing on 7.5/9.

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