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Emperor Julian

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King's Indian
1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 g6 3. ♘c3 ♗g7

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London Chess Classic
London, England
Dec 9-18
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Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship
New York, USA
Nov 11-30
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Nov 18-Dec 2
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St. Louis, USA
Nov 10-14
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Novi Sad, Serbia
Nov 6-13
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Novi Sad, Serbia
Nov 6-13
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Oct 27
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Novosibirsk, Russia
Oct 16-27
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Novosibirsk, Russia
Oct 16-27
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World Cadets U12
Bastia, France
Oct 18-31
Nikhil Kumar won the U12 cadet's section of the 2016 WYCC with a score of 9.5/11.
 
Amir Timur 680th Anniversary Rapid
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Oct 18-21
Quadruple round robin with Boris Gelfand, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov.
 
Short - Hou Match
Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 15-22
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Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Oct 15-22
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Karpov - Timman Match
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
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Russian Team Blitz
Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
Moscow team "SHSM Moscow" (Morozevich, Popov, Motylev, Dubov) won the both the rapid and blitz.
 
Russian Team Rapid
Sochi, Russia
Oct 4-8
Moscow team "SHSM Moscow" won the both the rapid and blitz.
 

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