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Sunday, November 17
Nataliya Buksa
Jain Jeet

Jeet Yet?
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Player of the Day
Sergey Makarichev

Opening of the Day
King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
1. e4 e5 2. f4 d5

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GCT Bucharest Rapid/Blitz
Bucharest ROU
Nov 6-10 2019
Levon Aronian took 1st over Sergey Karjakin via tiebreak in this event, the 6th of 8 in the 2019 Grand Chess Tour.
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Grand Prix Hamburg
Hamburg GER
Nov 5-17 2019
This 16-player knockout event is the third of four legs in the 22-player Grand Prix series, whose top two finishers will each get a slot in the 2020 Candidates Tournament.
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European Team Championships
Batumi GEO
Oct 24-Nov 2 2019
Team Russia swept Gold in both the Open and Women's sections, while Ukraine took Silver in the Men's section, with England winning Bronze. Silver and Bronze for the Women's section went to Georgia and Azerbaijan, respectively.
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Grand Swiss IoM
Douglas IMN
Oct 10-21 2019
GM Wang Hao edged out GM Fabiano Caruana in this 11-round Grand Swiss event to win $70,000 and qualify for the 2020 Candidates Tournament.
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FIDE World Cup
Khanty-Mansiysk RUS
Sep 10-Oct 4 2019
Grandmaster Teimour Radjabov edged out fellow GM Ding Liren in the blitz tiebreak phase to win first place and $110,000 in this 128-player knockout event.
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FIDE Grand Prix (Women)
Skolkovo RUS
Sep 11-22 2019
Grandmaster Humpy Koneru edged out fellow GM's Ju Wenjun and Aleksandra Goryachkina to win this 12-player round-robin event.
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Sinquefield Cup
St. Louis MO USA
Aug 17-28 2019
GM Ding Liren swept the 2-game Blitz tiebreak phase against World Champion Magnus Carlsen to win this prestigious event. Liren stands 2nd overall in the Grand Chess Tour, whose winner qualifies for the 2020 Candidates match.
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GCT St. Louis Rapid & Blitz
St. Louis MO USA
Aug 10-14 2019
GM Levon Aronian triumphed in this event which saw the end of an 8-tournament win streak for World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
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Abu Dhabi Masters
Abu Dhabi UAE
Aug 2-10 2019
Georgian GM Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava won the 26th Abu Dhabi Masters by a full point, scoring an impressive 8/9, with GM Nodirbek Yakubboev of Uzbekistan taking 2nd place.
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Hunan Int'l Open
Changsha CHN
July 29-Aug 6 2019
The top section for this 9-round Swiss tournament has a $50,000 overall first prize, with $10,000 for the top woman.
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GCT Paris
Paris FRA
July 27-Aug 1 2019
Native son GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave triumphed within a few miles of his birthplace, edging out erstwhile World Champion Viswanathan Anand by a scant half point.
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Biel Int'l Chess Fest
Biel SUI
July 21-31 2019
GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi handily won the 52nd Biel International Chess Festival, which featured a new format consisting of 7 Classical, 7 Rapid, and 14 Blitz games.
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