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Game of the Day
Wednesday, May 4
Harry Pillsbury
vs
C F Bliss

Ignorance is Bliss

Player of the Day
Jules Arnous de Riviere
(1830-1905)

Opening of the Day
French, Classical
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. ♘c3 ♘f6 4. ♗g5 ♗e7 5. e5 ♘fd7 6. ♗xe7 ♕xe7

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May 1-10
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
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Stockholm, Sweden
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St. Louis, USA
Apr 28-29
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Apr 18
Stavanger, Norway
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Apr 17-28
Xinghua, China
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Xinghua, China
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Apr 14-30
Saint Louis, USA
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Apr 14-30
Saint Louis, USA
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Mar 30-Apr 7
Poznan, Poland
Radoslaw Wojtaszek won with 6.5/9.
 
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March 11-29
Moscow, Russia
Karjakin, winning with 8.5/14, will play a match for the title against reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen this November in the US.
 
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Mar 2-18
Lviv, Ukraine
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Mar 1-9
Moscow, Russia
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Huai'an, China
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