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John Nunn
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Knocking on Hebden's Door

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Hugo Spangenberg
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Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4

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Baku, Azerbaijan
Oct 2-14
Caruana and Gelfand tied with 6.5/11, beating out Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Dominguez Perez, Grischuk, Svidler, Andreikin, Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov and Tomashevsky.
 
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Las Vegas, USA
Oct 9-13
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Pune, India
Oct 6-19
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Pune, India
Oct 6-19
Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia dominated the Girls event winning with 11/13 one and half points clear of Sarasadat Khademalsharieh of Iran.
 
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Oct 4-12
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Bilbao, Spain
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Bilbao, Spain
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GRENKE Chess Classic
Sep 6-12
Baden-Baden, Germany
Naiditsch beat out Nisipeanu, Meier, Fridman, Baramidze, Schlosser, Blubaum, Wagner with 5/7.
 

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