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Alexander Lastin
Sergey Ivanov

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Feb 19
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Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 13-19
Anand beats out Caruana, Aronian, Karjakin, Nakamura and Kramnik.
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Feb 13
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Feb 20-22
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Feb 20-22
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Feb 14-28
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Feb 2-9
Baden-Baden, Germany
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Caleta, UK
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Tata Steel 2015
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 9-25
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Tata Steel 2015 (Group B)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 9-25
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90th Hastings Chess Congress
Hastings, UK
Dec 29-Jan 6
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Moscow, Russia
Dec 20-25
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London, England
Dec 6-14
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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.

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