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Vladimir Kramnik

The Mean Queen

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Giuoco Pianissimo
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗c4 ♗c5 4. d3

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London Chess Classic
London, England
Dec 9-18
The final leg of the Grand Chess Tour ends in London, featuring Kramnik, Anand, Caruana, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, Wesley So, Giri, Topalov and Mickey Adams. Discussion forum now open.
Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship
New York, USA
Nov 11-30
After 12 classical time-control games, World Champion Magnus Carlsen defended his title in the rapid tiebreaks against challenger Sergey Karjakin.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Nov 18-Dec 2
Top seed Ju Wenjun won with 7.5/11. Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Harika Dronavalli still able to win and qualify for a World Championship match.
Champions Showdown
St. Louis, USA
Nov 10-14
Topalov, Caruana, Anand, and Nakamura participate in a 4 day event that spans three styles of chess: two classical, two rapid, and four blitz games.
European Club Cup
Novi Sad, Serbia
Nov 6-13
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European Club Cup (Women)
Novi Sad, Serbia
Nov 6-13
Top seeds include Hou Yifan, Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Natalia Pogonina, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Carlsen-Nakamura Blitz Battle
Oct 27
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Russian Superfinals
Novosibirsk, Russia
Oct 16-27
Alexander Riazantsev beat out Grischuk, Svidler, Inarkiev, Vitiugov, Tomashevsky, Jakovenko, et al.
Russian Superfinals (Women)
Novosibirsk, Russia
Oct 16-27
Alexandra Kosteniuk beat out Pogonina, Gunina, Bodnaruk, et al. with 8.5/11.
World Cadets U12
Bastia, France
Oct 18-31
Nikhil Kumar won the U12 cadet's section of the 2016 WYCC with a score of 9.5/11.
Amir Timur 680th Anniversary Rapid
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 18-21
Quadruple round robin with Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov.
Short - Hou Match
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 15-22
Nigel Short takes on the world's strongest female player in a 6 game match, part of the Hoogeveen Chess Festival. GM Short won, 3.5 to 2.5.
Van Foreest - Sokolov
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 15-22
Jorden van Foreest plays a 6 game match with Ivan Sokolov, part of the Hoogeveen Chess Festival.
Karpov - Timman Match
Murmansk, Russia
Oct 6-9
Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman play a four game match in Murmansk as part of the 4th Basamro International.
Bundesliga 2016/17
Various cities, Germany
Oct 15-May 1
The next season of the German Schachbundesliga has begun.
Russian Team Blitz
Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
Moscow team "SHSM Moscow" (Morozevich, Popov, Motylev, Dubov) won the both the rapid and blitz.
Russian Team Rapid
Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
Moscow team "SHSM Moscow" won the both the rapid and blitz.

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London Chess Classic (2016)
William James Lombardy
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I Bahgat vs Rodolfo Cardoso, 1957
J Mason vs Lasker, 1899
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Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016)
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Biographer Bistro
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Petrosian vs Vasiukov, 1956
Vassily Ivanchuk
Paulsen vs Steinitz, 1873
I Koenig vs Reti, 1922
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2000
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016
Jakovenko vs E Alekseev, 2007
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J Capion vs C Andersson, 2009
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J Bauer vs Albin, 1890
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Horwitz vs Harrwitz, 1849
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