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Mark Taimanov
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Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian

Taim the Tiger

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David Klein
(1993-)

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Old Indian
1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 d6

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London Chess Classic
London, England
Dec 6-14
Anand edged out Giri and Kramnik on tiebreaks, all finishing +1 -0 =4 (7 points). Also played: Nakamura, Adams, and Caruana.
 
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).
 
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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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Kazan, Russia
Nov 27-Dec 8
Alexander Morozevich, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Jakovenko, Nikita Vitiugov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Denis Khismatullin, Boris Grachev, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Igor Lysyj. Discussion forum now open.
 
Russian Superfinals (Women)
Kazan, Russia
Nov 27-Dec 8
Alisa Galliamova, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Valentina Gunina, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Oksana Gritsayeva. Discussion forum now open.
 
Qatar Masters Open
Doha, Qatar
Nov 26-Dec 4
This very strong open includes Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Naiditsch, Giri, Mamedyarov, Bu Xiangzhi, et al. Discussion forum now open.
 
Carlsen-Anand World Championship
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.
 
Nakamura-Aronian Match
Saint Louis, USA
Nov 21-25
Nakamura and Aronian play a match of 4 classical games and 16 blitz games. The classical games were tied, but Nakamura won the blitz 9.5 to 6.5 to win the match.
 
Ukrainian Championship
Lviv, Ukraine
Nov 11-22
A strong field with Ivanchuk, Eljanov, Ponomariov, Moiseenko, Korobov, Kuzubov, et al. Discussion forum now open.
 
Ukrainian Championship (Women)
Lviv, Ukraine
Nov 13-22
Mariya Muzychuk, Anna Muzychuk, Osmak, Zhukova, et al. Discussion forum now open.
 
Tal Memorial Blitz
Sochi, Russia
Nov 12-13
Mamedyarov wins with 16/22 beating Kramnik, Karjakin, Svidler, Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi, Tomashevsky, Morozevich, Inarkiev, Kosteniuk, Gelfand, and Leko.
 
Petrosian Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Nov 3-11
Players: Aronian, Grischuk, Kramnik, Leko, Gelfand, Ding Liren, Morozevich and Inarkiev. Discussion forum now open.
 
FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 20-Nov 3
Andreikin beat out Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Mamedyarov, Gelfand, Jakovenko, Radjabov, Jobava and Kasimdzhanov with 7/11.
 
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
Caruana and Gelfand tied with 6.5/11, beating out Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Dominguez Perez, Grischuk, Svidler, Andreikin, Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov and Tomashevsky.
 
Millionaire Chess
Las Vegas, USA
Oct 9-13
Wesley So defeated Webster University teammate Ray Robson in the final match to clinch the championship and $100,000.
 
World Junior Championship
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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