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Tuesday, October 25
John Carr
John Readey

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Arkadij Naiditsch

Opening of the Day
Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
1. e4 c5 2. ♘f3 a6

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Novosibirsk, Russia
Oct 16-27
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Novosibirsk, Russia
Oct 16-27
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Amir Timur 680th Anniversary Rapid
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 18-21
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Short - Hou Match
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 15-22
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Van Foreest - Sokolov
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 15-22
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Murmansk, Russia
Oct 6-9
Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman play a four game match in Murmansk as part of the 4th Basamro International.
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Various cities, Germany
Oct 15-May 1
The next season of the German Schachbundesliga has begun.
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Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
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Russian Team Rapid
Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
Moscow team "SHSM Moscow" won the both the rapid and blitz.
Russian Team Rapid (Women)
Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
Team Yugra" from Khanty-Mansiysk won the women's rapid. Team "VIVO" from St. Petersburg won the women's blitz event, although the games are not currently avialable.
Isle of Man Open
Douglas, Isle of Man, England
Oct 1-9
Pavel Eljanov beat out Caruana on tiebreaks (both on 7.5/9). Also playing were Nakamura, So, Eljanov, Adams, Wang Hao, and Leko.
Millionaire Chess
Atlantic City, USA
Oct 6-10
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Tal Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Sep 25-Oct 6
Nepomniachtchi beat Kramnik, Tomashevsky, Anand, Aronian, Gelfand, Li Chao, Mamedyarov, Giri and Svidler with 6/9 points.
Tal Memorial (Blitz)
Moscow, Russia
Sep 25
Mamedyarov dominated all with 7.5/9 in the blitz event, which determines the seeding for the main event.
Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship
New York, USA
Nov 11-30
World Champion Magnus Carlsen will attempt to defend the title from challenger Sergey Karjakin. Discussion forum now open.
World Youth Championship U18
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Sep 20-Oct 4
Maksim Vavulin, Vahap Sanal, Manuel Petrosyan, Bilel Bellahcene, Dmitrij Kollars, Shahin Lorparizangeneh, Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo, et al.
World Youth Championship U18 (Girl's)
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Sep 20-Oct 4
Polina Shuvalova, Oliwia Kiolbasa, Anna-Maja Kazarian, Svetlana Tishova, Fiona Sieber, Battsooj Amina, et al.

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