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Thursday, February 26
Baadur Jobava
Magnus Carlsen

Joba the Hurt

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Bryan G Smith

Opening of the Day
Benoni Defense
1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 c5

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Jerusalem, Israel
Feb 23-Mar 8
Top players include Navara, Vitiugov, Eljanov, Nepomniachtchi, Bacrot, Vallejo-Pons, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid)
Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 19
Kramnik beats out Aronian, Nakamura, Karjakin, Anand, and Caruana.
Zurich Chess Challenge
Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 13-19
Anand beats out Caruana, Aronian, Karjakin, Nakamura and Kramnik.
Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz)
Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 13
Aronian beats out Caruana, Anand, Karjakin, Nakamura and Kramnik.
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Bunratty, Ireland
Feb 20-22
Wesley So wins the masters section, ahead of Nigel Short, Gawain Jones, Nick Pert, Mark Hebden, et al. Discussion forum now open.
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Bunratty, Ireland
Feb 20-22
Bjorn Thorfinnsson won this 10 player GM norm round-robin.
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Tbilisi, Georgia
Feb 14-28
Grischuk, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Mamedyarov, Svidler, Andreikin, Jakovenko, et al.
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Feb 2-9
Baden-Baden, Germany
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Moscow, Russia
Jan 31-Feb 8
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Tradewise Gibraltar
Caleta, UK
Jan 28-Feb 6
Nakamura beat Topalov, Svidler, Vitiugov, Jakovenko, Harikrishna, Yangi Yu, Rapport, Wei Yi, Hou Yifan, et al. with 8.5/10.
Tata Steel 2015
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 9-25
Carlsen, Caruana, Aronian, Giri, So, Vachier-Lagrave, Wojtaszek, Radjabov, Ding Liren, Jobava, Ivanchuk, Hou Yifan, Van Wely, and Saric give this mega-tournament an average rating of 2746. Magnus Carlsen won with 9/13.
Tata Steel 2015 (Group B)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 9-25
Includes Wei Yi, Van Kampen, Shankland, Timman, and Gunina. Wei Yi won with 10.5/13.
90th Hastings Chess Congress
Hastings, UK
Dec 29-Jan 6
Zhao Jun finished with an excellent +7 -0 =2 score, winning by a full point.
Nutcracker Match of the Generations
Moscow, Russia
Dec 20-25
The experienced "kings" (Leko, Shirov, Dreev and Morozevich) take on a team of younger "princes" (Artemiev, Fedoseev, Dubov and Oparin). The "Kings" won, 32.5 to 31.5.
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).
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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