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Keene
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Catalan, Closed
1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. ♗g2

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Yekaterinburg RUS
Mar 17 - Apr 3 2020
The 8-player contest for the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship title, led by Vachier-Lagrave and Nepomniachtchi after 7 rounds, has been suspended by FIDE to allow the players to return to their countries before Russia shuts down air traffic. To be resumed at a later date.
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Moscow RUS
Mar 4-9 2020
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GP Lausanne (Women)
Lausanne SUI
Mar 2-13 2020
Nana Dzagnidze won first place on tiebreak criteria, ahead of Aleksandra Goryachkina in the third of four stages of the 2019-20 FIDE Women's Grand Prix, which will determine two places in the 2021 Candidates Tournament.
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Aeroflot Open
Moscow RUS
Feb 19-27 2020
14-year-old Aydin Suleymanli of Azerbaijan won the 18th Aeroflot Open on tiebreak criteria.
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Prague Chess Festival
Prague CZE
Feb 12-21 2020
Young Alireza Firouzja won the Cat. XIX Masters section on tiebreaks, while Jorden van Foreest took first place in the Challengers section.
Masters - Challengers - Official Site
 
Cairns Cup
St. Louis, MO USA
Feb 7-17 2020
Humpy Koneru won the second edition of the Cairns Cup, ahead of Women's World Champion Ju Wenjun, in this 9-round event full of exciting games. Tournament Page - Official Site
 
Gibraltar Masters
Gibraltar GIB
Jan 21-30 2020
David Paravyan won the 17th Gibraltar Masters, ahead of Vachier-Lagrave, Wang Hao, and many other top GMs, while Mamedyarov had to withdraw due to illness.
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Tata Steel
Wijk aan Zee NED
Jan 11-26 2020
Fabiano Caruana won the Masters section, ahead of World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So. Youngsters Jorden van Foreest and Alireza Firouzja also debuted well.
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Ju - Goryachkina Women's World Championship Match
Shanghai CHN / Vladivostok RUS
Jan 5-24 2020
Defending champion Ju Wenjun retained her title in rapid tiebreaks against challenger Aleksandra Goryachkina in this 12-game match.
Match - Tiebreaks - Official Site
 
World Blitz Championship
Moscow RUS
Dec 29-30 2019
World Champion Magnus Carlsen clinched the Triple Crown - Classical, Rapid, and Blitz - after defending his Blitz Champion title in a playoff game against Hikaru Nakamura.
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World Rapid Championship
Moscow RUS
Dec 26-28 2019
World Champion Magnus Carlsen defeated a field consisting of defending champion Daniil Dubov and 156 other players.
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Grand Prix Jerusalem
Jerusalem ISR
Dec 11-22 2019
Ian Nepomniachtchi won the Jerusalem event, also finishing second in the 2019 Grand Prix series, with Alexander Grischuk taking first place overall. Both GM's qualify for the 2020 Candidate Tournament to decide who will challenge the inimitable reigning Champion Magnus Carlsen in a head-to-head match for the World Crown.
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