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Tuesday, October 19

Ronald Thomas
R J Waters

Mother, Do You Think I'll Take the Pawn?
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French, Exchange
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5
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Struga, North Macedonia
Sept 19-24 2021

The 25th European Club Cup for Women was held from 18-24 September 2019 at Hotel Drim in Struga, North Macedonia. The tournament was a 7-round Swiss team event played with the standard time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 more minutes till the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1.
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Struga, North Macedonia
Sept 19-24 2021
The 36th European Club Cup was held from 18-24 September 2019 at Hotel Izgrev in Struga, North Macedonia. It was a 7-round Swiss team event, with the time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 more minutes till the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1.
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Yasnaya Polyana RUS
Sep 11-12 2021
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Stavanger NOR
Sep 07-17 2021
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Aimchess US Rapid starts with a 16-player round robin, with the top 8 advancing to the finals. The time control is 15 minutes plus a 10-second increment.
European Championship
Reykjavik, ISL
Aug 26- Sep 05 2021
The European Individual Chess Championship 2021 is an 11-round swiss tournament with a prize fund of 100,000EUR.
Sinquefield Cup
St. Louis, MO USA
Aug 16-28 2021
The Sinquefield Cup is a 10-player round robin taking place at Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. It is the final event of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour with a prize fund of $325,000.
FIDE World Cup
Sochi, RUS
Jul 10 - Aug 08 2021
The FIDE World Cup is a 206-player elimination event, taking place at Sochi, Russia.
FIDE World Cup (Women)
Sochi, RUS
Jul 10 - Aug 04 2021
The FIDE World Cup (women) is a 103-player elimination event, taking place at Sochi, Russia.

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