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Josef Klinger
Igor Glek

Clinging to Dreams

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Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗b5 a6 4. ♗a4 d6

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Nov 24-Dec 1
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Nov 24-Dec 1
Men's and women's events with 8 players each in a knockout format.
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Nov 4-8
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Oct 26-Nov 1
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Oct 17-25
Skopje, Macedonia
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Skopje, Macedonia
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Oct 9-15
Berlin, Germany
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Monte Carlo, Monaco
Oct 2-16
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Millionaire Chess
Las Vegas, USA
Oct 8-12
GM Hikaru Nakamura won this 7-round open followd by a 4-player tiebreak, beating out Caruana, So, Kamsky, Yangyi Yu, Liem Le, McShane, Robson, and many more.
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Sep 27-Oct 8
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Douglas, Isle of Man
Oct 3-11
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Baku, Azerbaijan
Sep 10-Oct 5
128 world class players including Topalov, Nakamura, Caruana, Giri, Kramnik, So, Grischuk, Ding Liren, Aronian, and many more. In the final, Karjakin defeated Svidler in a see-saw struggle that was settled in blitz tiebreaks.
Bundesliga 2015/16
Various cities, Germany
Sep 18-Apr 24
The German Schachbundesliga has begun.
World Junior Championship
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Sep 2-15
Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Jorge Cori, Karen H Grigoryan, Benjamin Bok, Matthias Bluebaum, Jorden van Foreest, et al.

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