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Sicilian, Taimanov
1. e4 c5 2. ♘f3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. ♘xd4 ♘c6 5. ♘c3

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Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren play 6 games with 20 minutes per side. Magnus won 4.5-1.5.
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Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren play 4 games with 30 minutes per side. Magnus won 2.5-1.5.
Champions Showdown (Blitz, G/5)
Nov 9-14
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Four separate matches between Nakamura-Topalov, Caruana-Grischuk, So-Dominguez, and Carlsen-Ding. The time control moves through stages of 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, and 5 minutes.
Champions Showdown (Rapid, G/20)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Four separate matches between Nakamura-Topalov, Caruana-Grischuk, So-Dominguez, and Carlsen-Ding. The time control moves through stages of 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, and 5 minutes.
Champions Showdown (Rapid, G/30)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Four separate matches between Nakamura-Topalov, Caruana-Grischuk, So-Dominguez, and Carlsen-Ding. The time control moves through stages of 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, and 5 minutes.
European Team Championships
Hersonissos, Greece
Oct 28-Nov 7
The 21st European Team Championships includes top seeds Aronian, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Giri, Radjabov, Gelfand, Wojtaszek, Nepomniachtchi, Matlakov, Vitiugov, Adams, Navara, Eljanov, Almasi, Duda, Jobava, Naiditsch, Rodshtein, Howell, Short, and many more. Discussion forum now open.
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Hersonissos, Greece
Oct 28-Nov 7
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Various cities, China
Apr-Dec, 2017
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May 3-Dec 21
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Various cities, Germany
Oct 21-May 1
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St. Petersburg, Russia
Oct 21-29
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Ivanchuk - Wei Yi
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 21-26
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Van Foreest - Adhiban
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 21-26
A six game match part of the 2017 Hoogeveen Schaaktoernooi. After the match was tied 3-3, Van Foreest emerged victorious after winning two blitz tiebreak games.
European Club Cup
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Antalya, Turkey
Odlar Yurdu led going into the final round but lost to Novy Bor while Globus beat SHSM Legacy Square Capital 4.5-1.5 to take the title. Top players included Kramnik, Ding Liren, Svidler, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Karjakin, Giri, Nepomniachtchi, and many more.

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