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Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo from the womb before it can survive on its own.
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The Aeroflot Open is an annual open chess tournament played in Moscow and sponsored by the airline Aeroflot.
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Albania (or sometimes,; Shqipëri/Shqipëria; Shqipni/Shqipnia, Shqypni/Shqypnia), officially known as the Republic of Albania (Republika e Shqipërisë), is a country in Southeastern Europe.
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Alexandra Konstantinovna Kosteniuk (Алекса́ндра Константи́новна Костеню́к; born April 23, 1984 in Perm) is a Russian chess Grandmaster and a former Women's World Chess Champion.
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Alexei Dmitrievich Shirov (Алексей Дмитриевич Широв, Aleksejs Širovs; born July 4, 1972) is a Soviet-born Latvian chess grandmaster.
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Almira Skripchenko (born 17 February 1976) is a French chess player who has achieved the FIDE International Master and Woman Grandmaster titles.
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Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov, PhD (Анато́лий Евге́ньевич Ка́рпов, Anatolij Evgen'evič Karpov; born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion.
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Anish Giri (born June 28, 1994) is a Russian-born Dutch former chess prodigy and Grandmaster.
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Anna Ushenina (Aнна Юріївна Ушеніна; born 30 August 1985) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster who was Women's World Chess Champion from November 2012 to September 2013.
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The 2007 championship was a FIDE Zone 3 qualification event for the 2007 Chess World Cup, the next stage in the 2009 World Chess Championship.
Beersheba (בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע, Be'er Sheva; Bersabee; بئر السبع, Levantine pronunciation) is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel.
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Beijing, formerly Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world.
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Beirut (بيروت; Biblical Hebrew: בְּאֵרוֹת Be'erot; Hebrew: ביירות Beirut; Latin: Berytus; Beyrouth; Beyrut; Պէյրութ Beyrut) is the capital and largest city of Lebanon.
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Belfort is a city in northeastern France in the Franche-Comté région, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg.
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The first international Biel Chess Festival was held in 1968.
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Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008) was an American World Chess Champion.
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The Bogo-Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The position arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 is common.
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Bu Xiangzhi (born December 10, 1985) is a Chinese chess grandmaster and former Chinese Chess Champion.
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Budapest (names in other languages) is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union.
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Cap d'Agde is the seaside resort of the town of Agde, France, on the Mediterranean sea in the département of Hérault, within the région of Languedoc-Roussillon.
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Chalcidice or Chalkidiki (Χαλκιδική), is a peninsula and regional unit of Greece, part of the Region of Central Macedonia in Northern Greece.
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Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid.
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The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world compete.
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Chess prodigies are children who can beat experienced adult players and even Masters at chess.
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A chess tournament is a series of chess games played competitively to determine a winning individual or team.
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The Chess World Cup 2009 was a 128-player single-elimination tournament, played between 20 November and 14 December 2009, in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
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The Chess World Cup 2011 was a chess 128-player single-elimination tournament, played between 26 August and 21 September 2011, in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.
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The Chess World Cup 2013 was a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament, played between 11 August and 2 September 2013, in the hotel Scandic Tromsø in Tromsø, Norway.
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The Chess World Cup 2015 is a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament being held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 10 September to 5 October 2015.
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ChessBase GmbH is a German company that markets chess software, maintains a chess news site, and operates a server for online chess.
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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.
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The China Chess League (CCL) is a Chinese professional league for chess clubs.
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The Chinese Chess Championship is the annual individual national chess championship of China.
Chongqing (formerly Chungking) is a major city in Southwest China and one of the five national central cities in China.
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The 2008 Corus chess tournament was a Grandmaster level chess tournament held in the de Moriaan Community Centre, Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands from 12 January to 28 January 2008.
Csaba Balogh (born 10 March 1987 in Budapest) in is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster.
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Dagomys (Дэгъумес.); is a microdistrict of Sochi, Russia (12 km from the city centre), known for its resorts, vacation spots and tea plantations.
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Danzhou is a prefecture-level city in the northwest of the Chinese island province of Hainan.
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David Navara (born March 27, 1985) is a chess Grandmaster from the Czech Republic.
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Dmitry Olegovich Jakovenko (Дмитрий Олегович Яковенко; born 29 June 1983) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
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The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting is an elite chess tournament held every summer in Dortmund, Germany.
Dresden (Drježdźany) is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany.
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The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in competitor-versus-competitor games such as chess.
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Emil Sutovsky (born 19 September 1977) is an Israeli chess grandmaster and the president of the Association of Chess Professionals.
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Ergun (É'ěrgǔnà Shì; Эргүн Ergün), formerly Ergun Right Banner (ᠡᠷᠬᠥᠨᠠ ᠬᠣᠲᠠ Эргүнэ хот), is a county-level city in China's autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.
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The European Individual Chess Championship is a chess tournament organized by the European Chess Union.
Fast chess (also known as speed chess) is a type of chess game in which each side is given less time to make their moves than under the normal tournament time controls of 60 to 180 minutes per player.
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Ferenc Berkes (born August 8, 1985) is a Grandmaster of chess from Hungary.
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The Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation is an international organization that connects the various national chess federations around the world and acts as the governing body of international chess competition.
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The World Chess Federation, FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs), awards several performance-based titles to chess players, up to and including the highly prized Grandmaster title.
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The FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2009–11 was a series of six chess tournaments exclusively for women, which formed part of the qualification cycle for the Women's World Chess Championship 2011.
The FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2011–12 was a series of six chess tournaments exclusively for women, which formed part of the qualification cycle for the Women's World Chess Championship 2013.
The FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013–14 is a series of six chess tournaments exclusively for women, which formed part of the qualification cycle for the Women's World Chess Championship 2015.
The French Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The French has a reputation for solidity and resilience, though it can result in a somewhat cramped game for Black in the early stages.
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Gabriel Sargissian (Armenian Գաբրիել Սարգսյան, other transcriptions of the name are Sarkissian and Sarkissyan, the transliteration is Gabriel Sargsyan; born 3 September 1983) is an Armenian chess player and International Grandmaster of Chess (2002).
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Gaziantep, previously and still informally called Antep, is a city in the western part of Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia Region, some east of Adana and north of Aleppo, Syria.
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Chess is played all over the world and is organised in different chess federations.
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The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival is a chess tournament held annually at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar since 2003.
This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order.
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The title Grandmaster is awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE.
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Guangdong is a province on the South China Sea coast of the People's Republic of China.
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Hatay Province (Hatay ili) is a province in southern Turkey, on the Mediterranean coast. The administrative capital is Antakya (Antioch), and the other major city in the province is the port city of İskenderun (Alexandretta). It is bordered by Syria to the south and east and the Turkish provinces of Adana and Osmaniye to the north. The province is part of Çukurova (Cilicia), a geographical, economical and cultural region that covers the provinces of Mersin, Adana, Osmaniye, and Hatay. There are border crossing points with Syria in the district of Yayladağı and at Cilvegözü in the district of Reyhanlı. Sovereignty over the province remains disputed with neighbouring Syria, which claims that the province was separated from itself against the stipulations of the French Mandate of Syria in the years following Syria's independence from the Ottoman Empire after World War I. Although the two countries have remained generally peaceful in their dispute over the territory, Syria has never formally renounced its rights to it.
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Heraklion (also Heraclion, Iraklio(n); (Ηράκλειο, Irákleio) is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete, Greece. It is one of the largest cities in Greece. According to the results of 2011 census, the population of the city was 173,993 inhabitants while the Heraklion urban area has a population of 225,574 and it extends over an area of. Heraklion is the capital of Heraklion regional unit. The Bronze Age palace of Knossos, also known as the Palace of Minos, is located nearby.
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Hou or HOU may be.
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Huang Qian (born July 18, 1986 in Chongqing) is a Chinese WGM-titled chess player.
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Humpy Koneru (born 31 March 1987 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh) is an Indian chess Grandmaster.
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The International Mind Sports Association (IMSA) is an association of the world governing bodies for contract bridge, chess, draughts (checkers), go, and xianqi (Chinese chess), namely the World Bridge Federation (WBF), World Chess Federation (FIDE), World Draughts Federation (FMJD), International Go Federation (IGF), and World Xiangqi Federation (WXF).
Interzonal chess tournaments were tournaments organized by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, and were a stage in the triennial World Chess Championship cycle.
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Israel, officially the State of Israel (מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל; دولة إِسْرَائِيل), is a country in West Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea.
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Istanbul (İstanbul), once known as Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center.
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Jiangsu, earlier romanized as Kiangsu, is an eastern coastal province of the People's Republic of China, with its capital in Nanjing.
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Jinan is the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China.
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Ju Wenjun (born January 31, 1991) is a Chinese chess player, who holds the FIDE title of Grandmaster.
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Judit Polgár (born 23 July 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
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Kateryna Oleksandrivna Lagno (Катерина Олександрівна Лагно, Екатерина Александровна Лагно, sometimes spelled "Lahno"; born December 27, 1989) is a Ukrainian-born chess player; in 2014 she became a Russian citizen.
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Kazan (p; Qazan) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
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Kemer is a seaside resort and district of Antalya Province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, west of the city of Antalya, on the Turkish Riviera.
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Khanty-Mansiysk (Ха́нты-Манси́йск, lit. Khanty-Mansi Town; Khanty: Ёмвош, Yomvosh; Mansi: Абга, Abga) is an oil boom town and the administrative center of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, located on the eastern bank of the Irtysh River, from its confluence with the Ob.
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Krasnoturyinsk (Краснотурьи́нск) is a town in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Turya River (Ob's basin), north of Yekaterinburg.
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Krishnan Sasikiran (born January 7, 1981) is an Indian chess Grandmaster.
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Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and most populous city in Malaysia.
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Lê Quang Liêm (born 13 March 1991) is a Vietnamese chess grandmaster and the 2013 World Blitz Chess Champion.
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Leonard William Barden (born 20 August 1929, Croydon, London) is an English chess master, columnist, author, and promoter.
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Levon Grigori Aronian (Լևոն Գրիգորի Արոնյան; born 6 October 1982) is an Armenian chess Grandmaster.
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Li Chao is the name of.
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Li Ruofan (born April 30, 1978 in Suzhou, Jiangsu) is a Chinese chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster.
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Lilit Mkrtchian (Լիլիթ Մկրտչյան; born 9 August 1982) is an Armenian grandmaster and four-time Armenian Women's chess champion.
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This is a list of chess grandmasters.
This is a list of chess openings, organized by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code.
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From the Middle Ages through the 18th century, chess was a popular social pastime for both men and women of the upper classes.
Liverpool is a city in Merseyside, England, on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary.
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Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge; A-Ma Temple; Guia Fortress; Macau Tower. Macau (Au4mun2), also spelled Macao, officially known as the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is one of the special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China.
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Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and blitz.
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Maia Chiburdanidze (მაია ჩიბურდანიძე; born 17 January 1961 in Kutaisi, USSR) is a Georgian chess grandmaster, and the seventh (and then youngest) Women's World Chess Champion.
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Mariya Olegivna Muzychuk (Марія Олегівна Музичук; born 21 September 1992) is a Ukrainian chess player, and the current Women's World Chess Champion.
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Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain.
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Michael Adams (born 17 November 1971) is a British chess Grandmaster (1989).
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 (conventional) – 10 November 1938) was a Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and the first President of Turkey.
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Nadezhda Anatolyevna Kosintseva (Надежда Анатольевна Косинцева; born January 14, 1985) is a Russian chess grandmaster.
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The city of Nakhchivan (Naxçıvan) is the capital of the eponymous Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan, located west of Baku.
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Nalchik (p; Kabardian: Налщӏэч //; Нальчик) is the capital city of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia, situated at an altitude of in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains; about northwest of Beslan in the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania.
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Natalia Oleksandrivna Zhukova (Наталія Олександрівна Жукова) (born 5 June 1979 in Dresden, East Germany) is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster.
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New In Chess (NIC) is a chess magazine that appears eight times a year with chief editors International Grandmaster Jan Timman and Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam.
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Ni Hua (born May 31, 1983 in Shanghai) is a Chinese chess grandmasters and the national team captain.
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Nigel David Short MBE (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator.
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The Nimzo-Indian Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: Other move orders, such as 1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.d4 Bb4, are also feasible.
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, formerly written Ningpo, is a sub-provincial city in northeast Zhejiang province in the People's Republic of China. It comprises the urban districts of Ningbo proper, three satellite cities, and a number of rural counties including islands in Hangzhou Bay and the East China Sea. Its port, spread across several locations, is among the busiest in the world and the municipality possesses a separate state-planning status. As of the 2010 census, the entire administrated area had a population of 7.6 million, with 3.5 million in the six urban districts of Ningbo proper. To the north, Hangzhou Bay separates Ningbo from Shanghai; to the east lies Zhoushan in the East China Sea; on the west and south, Ningbo borders Shaoxing and Taizhou respectively.
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Nino Khurtsidze (born September 28, 1975) is a Woman Grandmaster of chess.
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A norm in chess is a high level of performance in a chess tournament.
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Olongapo, officially the City of Olongapo (Syodad nin Olongapo; Lungsod ng Olongapo) and often referred to as Olongapo City, is a highly urbanized city located in the province of Zambales, Philippines.
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Paks is a town in Tolna county, central Hungary, on the banks of the Danube River.
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Péter Ács (born 10 May 1981 in Eger, Hungary) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster (GM).
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Peking University (abbreviated PKU and colloquially known by the Chinese as Běidà 北大; Chinese: 北京大学, pinyin: Běijīng Dàxué), is a major Chinese research university located in Beijing and a member of the C9 League.
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Pendyala Harikrishna (born May 10, 1986) is a chess player from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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The playoffs, postseason and/or finals of a sports league are a competition played after the regular season by the top competitors to determine the league champion or a similar accolade.
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Qin Kanying (born February 2, 1974) is a Chinese chess player.
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The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is a chess opening defined by the moves: The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game.
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Rostov (p; Old Norse: Rostofa) is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring.
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A round-robin tournament (or all-play-all tournament) is a competition "in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn".
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Ruan Lufei (Chinese: 阮露斐; born October 2, 1987) is a Chinese chess player.
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The Russian Chess Championship has taken various forms.
The Ruy Lopez, also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Ruy Lopez is named after 16th-century Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura.
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Saint-Lô is a commune in north-western France, the capital of the Manche department in the region of Lower Normandy.
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Sergei Movsesian (Սերգեյ Մովսիսյան; born November 3, 1978 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR) is an Armenian-born chess Grandmaster who played for the Czech Republic for most of his career.
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Sergey Fedorchuk (born 14 March 1981) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster (2002).
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Shakhriyar Hamid oglu Mammadyarov (Şəhriyar Həmid oğlu Məmmədyarov; born 12 April 1985), also known as Shah and Shak, is an Azerbaijani chess Grandmaster.
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Shandong, is a coastal province of the People's Republic of China, and is part of the East China region.
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Shànwěi, or Swabue, is a prefecture-level city in eastern Guangdong province, People's Republic of China.
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Shen Yang (born January 23, 1989 in Nanjing, Jiangsu) is a Chinese chess player who holds the titles of International master and Woman Grandmaster.
Shenzhen is a major city in Guangdong Province, China.
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The Sicilian Defence is a chess opening that begins with the moves: The Sicilian is the most popular and best-scoring response to White's first move 1.e4.
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In chess, the Dragon Variation is one of the main lines of the Sicilian Defence and begins with the moves: In the Dragon, Black fianchettoes their bishop on the h8–a1 diagonal.
The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence is one of the most respected and deeply studied of all chess openings.
A single-elimination tournament — also called an Olympic system tournament, a knockout (or, knock-out), single penetration, or sudden death tournament — is a type of elimination tournament where the loser of each bracket is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event.
Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ), which is known simply as Subic Bay, is the Philippines' first successful case of a military base converted through volunteerism into a tax- and duty-free zone similar to Hong Kong and Singapore, operated and managed by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority or SBMA.
Taizhou is a prefecture-level city in central Jiangsu Province in eastern China.
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Tan Zhongyi (born May 29, 1991) is a Chinese female chess player, who holds the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster.
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The Tata Steel Chess Tournament, formerly called the Corus chess tournament, takes place every year, usually in January, in a small town called Wijk aan Zee, part of the larger Beverwijk in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands.
The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.
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Tianjin (Tianjinese:; Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is a metropolis in coastal northeastern China and one of the five national central cities of the People's Republic of China, with a total municipal population of 15,200,000.
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In games and sports, a tiebreaker or tiebreak is used to determine a winner from among players or teams that are tied at the end of a contest, or a set of contests.
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Tirana (Standard Tiranë; regional Gheg Albanian: Tirona) is the capital and largest city of Albania.
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Tong Yuanming (born April 21, 1972) is a Chinese IM-titled chess player.
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Turin (Torino, pronounced; Piedmontese: Turin, pronounced;; Augusta Taurinorum) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine arch.
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Turkey (Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey (Turkish), is a parliamentary republic in Eurasia, largely located in Western Asia, with the smaller portion of Eastern Thrace in Southeast Europe.
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Valentina Evgenyevna Gunina (Валентина Евгеньевна Гунина; born February 4, 1989 in Murmansk) is a Russian chess Grandmaster.
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Vasilios Kotronias (Βασίλειος Κοτρωνιάς; first name sometimes spelled Vassilios, born 25 August 1964) is a Greek chess grandmaster and chess author.
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Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi (p; born 23 March 1931) is a professional chess player, author and until recently the oldest active grandmaster on the tournament circuit.
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Viswanathan "Vishy" Anand (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion.
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Wang Hao (born August 4, 1989 in Harbin) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster.
Wang Yu (born November 19, 1982) is a Chinese chess player who holds the IM and the WGM titles.
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Wen Yang (born July 7, 1988 in Shandong) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster.
In chess, the player who moves first is referred to as "White" and the player who moves second is referred to as "Black".
Wijk aan Zee is a small town on the coast of the North Sea in the municipality of Beverwijk in the province of North Holland of the Netherlands.
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The Women's World Chess Championship is played to determine the women's world champion in chess.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2006 took place from March 10–27, 2006 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2010 took place in Hatay, Turkey from December 2 through 24, 2010.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2011 was the 35th of its kind.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2012 was a knockout tournament, to decide the women's world champion.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2013 was a chess match for the championship.
The Women's World Chess Championship was held from 16 March to 7 April 2015 in Sochi, Russia.
The Women's World Chess Championship 2016 will be a chess match between Mariya Muzychuk, the current champion, and the challenger Hou Yifan.
The World Junior Chess Championship is an under-20 chess tournament (players must have been under 20 years old on 1 January in the year of competition) organized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
The World Mind Sports Games (WMSG) is a quadrennial multi-sport event created by the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA) as a "stepping stone on the path of introducing a third kind of Olympic Games (after the Summer and the Winter Olympics)".
The World Team Chess Championship is an international team chess event, eligible for the participation of 10 countries whose chess federations dominate their continent.
The World Youth Chess Championship is a chess competition for girls and boys under the age of 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.
Wuxi is an old city in southern Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China.
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Xinghua is a county-level city under the administration of Taizhou, Jiangsu province, China.
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Xu Yuhua (born October 29, 1976) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster and former Women's World Champion (2006–2008).
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Ye Jiangchuan (born November 20, 1960 in Wuxi, Jiangsu) is a veteran Chinese chess player and has been one of China's leading players in modern history.
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Yekaterinburg (p), alternatively romanized as Ekaterinburg, is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Sverdlovsk Oblast, located in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the border of Europe and Asia.
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Yerevan (Երևան), is the capital and largest city of Armenia, and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.
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Yu Shaoteng (Pinyin: Yú Shǎoténg; born March 26, 1979 in Guangzhou, Guangdong) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster, and is the personal trainer of chess prodigy Hou Yifan.
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Zafra is a town situated in the Province of Badajoz (Extremadura, Spain), and the capital of the comarca of Zafra - Río Bodión.
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Zürich or Zurich (Zürich, Swiss German: Züri, Zurich, Zurigo, Turitg) is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich.
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Zhang Jilin (born June 24, 1986) is a Chinese chess Woman Grandmaster.
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Zhang Xiaowen (章晓雯) (born February 24, 1989) is Chinese chess Woman Grandmaster.
Zhao Jun (born December 12, 1986 in Jinan, Shandong) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster.
Zhao Xue (born April 6, 1985 in Jinan) FIDE is a Chinese chess player.
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Zhou Jianchao (born June 11, 1988 in Shanghai) is a Chinese chess Grandmaster.
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Zhu Chen (born March 16, 1976 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang) is a Qatari chess Grandmaster.
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Zoltán Almási (born August 29, 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster.
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The 2nd Asian Indoor Games were held in Macau, China from 26 October 2007 to 3 November 2007.
The 37th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between May 20 and June 4, 2006, in Turin, Italy.
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The 38th Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open and a women's tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between 12–25 November 2008 in Dresden, Germany.
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The 40th Chess Olympiad, organised by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs and comprising an open and women's tournament, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess, took place in Istanbul, Turkey,, Chessdom.com.
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The 41st Chess Olympiad, organised by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) and comprising an open and women's tournament, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess, took place in Tromsø, Norway from 1–14 August 2014.
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