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Laurent Fressinet

Opening of the Day
Slav, Dutch
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. ♘f3 ♘f6 4. ♘c3 dxc4 5. a4 ♗f5 6. e3

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Nov 24-Dec 1
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Taizhou, China
Nov 24-Dec 1
Men's and women's events with 8 players each in a knockout format.
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Nov 13-22
Reykjavik, Iceland
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Nov 13-22
Reykjavik, Iceland
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Nov 4-8
Barcelona, Spain
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Oct 26-Nov 1
Bilbao, Spain
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Oct 17-25
Skopje, Macedonia
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Skopje, Macedonia
Club Nona of Georgia finished with a perfect score.
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Oct 9-15
Berlin, Germany
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Oct 9-15
Berlin, Germany
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Monte Carlo, Monaco
Oct 2-16
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Millionaire Chess
Las Vegas, USA
Oct 8-12
GM Hikaru Nakamura won this 7-round open followd by a 4-player tiebreak, beating out Caruana, So, Kamsky, Yangyi Yu, Liem Le, McShane, Robson, and many more.
16th Karpov Poikovsky Tournament
Sep 27-Oct 8
Morozevich, Bologan, Shirov, Inarkiev, Lysyj, Korobov, Laznicka, Smirin, Sutovsky and Khismatullin.
PokerStars IoM Masters
Douglas, Isle of Man
Oct 3-11
Michael Adams, Sergei Movsesian, Pentala Harikrishna, Arkadij Naiditsch, Laurent Fressinet, David Howell, Nigel Short, and over a hundred other players compete in this colorful event.
World Cup
Baku, Azerbaijan
Sep 10-Oct 5
128 world class players including Topalov, Nakamura, Caruana, Giri, Kramnik, So, Grischuk, Ding Liren, Aronian, and many more. In the final, Karjakin defeated Svidler in a see-saw struggle that was settled in blitz tiebreaks.
Bundesliga 2015/16
Various cities, Germany
Sep 18-Apr 24
The German Schachbundesliga has begun.
World Junior Championship
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Sep 2-15
Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Jorge Cori, Karen H Grigoryan, Benjamin Bok, Matthias Bluebaum, Jorden van Foreest, et al.

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