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Martin Fogg
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Fogg of War

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Oscar Chajes
(1873-1928)

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King's Indian, Orthodox
1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 g6 3. ♘c3 ♗g7 4. e4 d6 5. ♘f3 O-O 6. ♗e2 e5 7. O-O

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Huai'an, China
Dec 10-15
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London, England
Dec 1-11
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AlphaZero - Stockfish Match
London, England
Dec 4
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St. Petersburg, Russia
Dec 2-15
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St. Petersburg, Russia
Dec 2-15
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Medias, Romania
Nov 26-28
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Nov 26-28
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FIDE Grand Prix Mallorca
Mallorca, Spain
Nov 16-25
Levon Aronian edged out Dmitry Jakovenko on tie-break after both scored 5.5/9. Also playing were Riazantsev, Giri, Gelfand, Liren, Inarkiev, Tomashevsky, Vallejo Pons, Nakamura, Hammer, Chao, Vachier-Lagrave, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Svidler, Rapport, and Radjabov.
 
World Juniors Open
Nov 13-25
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18-year-old Aryan Tari held top seed Jorden Van Foreest to a draw in the final round to take the U-20 championship title.
 
World Juniors (Girls)
Nov 13-25
Tarvisio, Italy
17-year old Zhansaya Abdumalik won with 9.5/11.
 
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Blitz, G/5)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren play 12 games with 5 minutes per side. Magnus won 8.5-3.5.
 
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Blitz, G/10)
Nov 9-14
St. Louis, USA
Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren play 8 games with 10 minutes per side. Magnus won 6.5-1.5.
 
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Rapid, G/20)
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.
 
Champions Showdown: Carlsen-Ding (Rapid, G/30)
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.
 

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