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Friday, November 9
Ray Stone
Alex Sherzer

The Stone the Builders Rejected

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Mikhail Tal

Opening of the Day
Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nf3 d5 6. Bd3 c5 7. O-O dxc4 8. Bxc4

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Liga de Campeones
Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain
Nov 1-15
Players: Judit Polgar, Ponomariov, Karpov, Topalov, Kasimdzhanov, and Nisipeanu (replacing Khalifman). Discussion forum now open. New games will be uploaded as they become available.
Tal Memorial
Moscow, Russia
Nov 9-19
Players: Ivanchuk, Kramnik, Leko, Mamedyarov, Shirov, Gelfand, Kamsky, Alekseev, Carlsen, Jakovenko.
USSR vs Yugoslavia Match
Moscow, Russia
Nov 8-10
The countries don't exist, but the players do: Korchnoi, Taimanov, Averbahk, Balashov, Fatalibekova, Matanovic, Ivkov, Velimirovich, Lazarevic, and Gligoric. Discussion forum now open.
European Team Chess Championships Tournament
Crete, Greece
Oct 27-Nov 7
Russia Wins
European Team Chess Championships Tournament (Women)
Crete, Greece
Oct 27-Nov 7
Russia Wins
Ivanchuk - Leko Rapid Tournament
Mukachevo, Ukraine
Oct 26-28
Ivanchuk wins the match in the tiebreaks.
Calvia Chess Festival: CECLUB Finals
Calvia, Mallorca (Spain)
Oct 6-24
Linex Magic (Shirov, Adams, Sublevsky, Sargissian, Cheparinov, Perez-Candelario) claims the Spanish CECLUB title.
Casino de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
Oct 18-26
Hikaru Nakamura wins with 7/9, a clear point ahead of Dominguez-Perez.
Bilbao Blindfold Chess World Cup
Bilbao, Spain
Oct 16-20
Bu Xiangzhi defeats Topalov, Carlsen, Polgar, Karjakin, and Harikrishna, with his eyes closed!
11th Essent Chess Tournament
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 12-20
Mamedyarov won the event on 4.5/6.
Essent Open
Hoogeveen, NL
Oct 12-20
Eltaj Safarli wins with 7/9.
World Junior Championship
Yerevan, Armenia
Oct 2-17
Ahmed Adly wins with 10/13.
World Junior Championship (Girls)
Yerevan, Armenia
Oct 2-17
Vera Nebolsina wins with 10/13.
European Club Cup
Kemer-Antalya, Turkey
Oct 2-10
Linux Magic won the cup.
European Club Cup (Women)
Kemer-Antalya, Turkey
Oct 2-10
Cercle d'Echecs wins the women's cup.
FIDE World Championship Tournament
Mexico City, Mexico
Sep 12-30
Undefeated "Vishy" Anand finishes with 9/14 and claims the title of World Chess Champion.

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