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Monday, October 19


Deep Impact
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Player of the Day

Ole Jakobsen

Opening of the Day

Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
1. e4 c5 2. ♘f3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. ♘xd4 ♘f6 5. ♘c3 e6 6. ♗c4
*** FREE DEMO *** Can you play like Tal?

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Oct 5-16 2020
With World Champion Magnus Carlsen having easily secured the overall victory, GM Alireza Firouzja provided the drama, defeating GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda to win 2nd place. In doing so, Firouzja—playing the best chess of his life—has clearly made a career breakthrough.
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St. Louis Rapid & Blitz INT
Sep 15-19 2020
This 10-player online version of the annual event concluded with a tie for 1st Place between World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Wesley So, each of whom received $45,000.
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Champions Showdown Chess 9LX INT
Sep 11-13 2020
This online 10-player rapid Chess960 single round-robin featured the strongest lineup: Carlsen, Kasparov, Caruana, Nakamura, So, Dominguez, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Svidler, and Firouzja, and concluded with Carlsen and Nakamura as co-winners.
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MC Tour: Finals INT
Aug 9-20 2020
The lineup for the grand finale of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour consisted of Carlsen, Dubov, Nakamura, and Ding.Carlsen won the event, and the Tour, by defeating Nakamura in the final Armageddon tiebreak game.
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FIDE Online Olympiad INT
July 25 - Aug 30 2020
This large Online Rapid knockout event, held on the server, started off with 163 teams playing in the first stage. Teams India and Russia have been declared joint winners, after two Indian players lost their internet connection during the final round.
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MC Tour: Legends of Chess INT
July 21 - Aug 3 2020
The 4th Rapid event of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour concluded with Carlsen defeating Nepomniachtchi in the final. The star-studded lineup also featured former World Champions Anand and Kramnik, as well as younger generation Ding and Giri, and veterans Svidler, Ivanchuk, Gelfand and Leko.
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Biel Grandmasters Triathlon
Biel SUI
July 19-29 2020
Radoslaw Wojtaszek won the main event of the traditional Biel International Chess Festival. This OTB triathlon featured 8 GMs competing in all 3 time formats.
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Leon Masters INT
July 10-12 2020
Leinier Dominguez Perez won this 4-player knockout, the online rapid version of the 33rd "Ciudad de Leon" Masters tournament, eliminating Maghsoodloo in the semifinal, then Santos, who eliminated Shirov, in the final.
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MC Tour: Chessable Masters INT
June 20 - July 5 2020
World Champion Magnus Carlsen eliminated Anish Giri in the final to win the 3rd Rapid event in the $1 million Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. The 12-player $150,000 tournament featured the world's top six players, eight of the Top 10, six of the Candidates (plus Teimour Radjabov), the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge finalists Hikaru Nakamura and Daniil Dubov, and Tour debutants Harikrishna and Vladislav Artemiev.
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World Stars Sharjah Online International
June 12-13 2020
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won this 6-player rapid double round robin with Harikrishna, Wojtaszek, Kasimdzhanov, Salem Saleh, and Amin Bassem.
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MrDodgy Invitational INT
June 12-14 2020
Anish Giri prevailed over David Navara to win this 8-player blitz knockout tournament, also featuring Svidler, Korobov, Howell, Grandelius, Fressinet and Nielsen.
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Clutch International INT
June 6-14 2020
The second Cluch Chess rapid knockout event organized by the St. Louis Chess Club featured a top-level international lineup of 8 players. Carlsen won the event, defeating Caruana in closely contested finals.
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