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Tuesday, July 27

Dzindzichashvili
vs
Fedorowicz

Bankrupting the Fed
(by FSR)

Player of the Day

Davor Rogic
(1971-)

Opening of the Day

Giuoco Piano
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗c4 ♗c5
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Yekaterinburg RUS
Mar 17 2020- Apr 27 2021
The 2020 Candidates Tournament is an 8-player double round-robin that will decide Magnus Carlsen's challenger for the World Championship match that is set to take place in Dubai in November 2021. The 14-round event is being played in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Yekaterinburg, Russia from 17 March to 3 April 2020 (rounds 1-7) and, after a long Covid-19 break, from 19 to 27 April 2021 (rounds 8-14).
Tournament Page - Official Site

 
Magnus Carlsen Inv
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Mar 13 - 21 2021
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Opera Euro Rapid
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Feb 06-14 2021 15-31 2021
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Hastings All-Play-All
Tornelo INT
Jan 9-10 2021
This rapid-format online event was won by 30-year old British Grandmaster David Howell, with GM Luke McShane taking 2nd place.
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Airthings Masters
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Dec 26 - Jan 3 2021
GM Teimour Radjabov won $60,000 in the first Masters event of the Champions Chess Tour, and has qualified for the finals in September.
Tournament Page - Official Site

 
Russian Championships
Moscow RUS
Dec 5-16 2020
GM Ian Nepomniachtchi won his second title—a decade after winning his first—edging out GM Sergey Karjakin. In the Women's Championship event, Aleksandra Goryachkina beat Polina Shuvalova in the tie-break.
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Skilling Open
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GM Wesley So crashed GM Magnus Carlsen's 30th birthday party to beat the reigning World Champion 2-1 in the final.
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