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Ivan Sokolov

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Alekhine's Defense, Modern
1. e4 ♘f6 2. e5 ♘d5 3. d4 d6 4. ♘f3

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Jun 26-Jul 5
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Stavanger, Norway
Jun 15-26
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Stavanger, Norway
Jun 15
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the event with 6.5/9.
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Jun 19-28
Edmonton, Canada
Pentala Harikrishna beat out Ivanchuk, Wang Hao, Shankland, and Ganguly.
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Leon, Spain
Jun 12-15
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Jun 13-16
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Montpellier, France
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Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
May 13-27
Dmitry Jakovenko edged out Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana on tie-break after all finished with 6.5/11. Caruana and Nakamura qualify for the 2016 Candidates.
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Chakvi, Georgia
May 19-30
Nana Dzagnidze, Bela Khotenashvili, Antoaneta Stefanova, Girya Olga, Hoang Thanh Trang, et al. Discussion forum now open.
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Xinghua, China
May 18-29
Ding Liren, Wang Hao, Yangyi Yu, Wei Yi, Zhou Jianchao, Wen Yang, Zhao Jun, Lu Shanglei, Wang Chen, Liu Qingnan, Wan Yunguo, and Lin Chen.
Chinese Championship (Women)
Xinghua, China
May 18-29
Tan Zhongyi, Yang Shen, Qi Guo, Tingjie Lei, Ding Yixin, Zhang Xiaowen, Wang Jue, Shiqun Ni, Mo Zhai, Yiyi Xiao, Xueyi Li, and Ying Zhu.
EnterCard Scandinavian Masters
Oslo, Norway
May 10-16
Players: Laurent Fressinet, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Nils Grandelius, Curt Hansen, Simen Agdestein and Aryan Tari.
Russian Team Rapid Championship
Sochi, Russia
May 8-9
Leading players include Peter Svidler, Gata Kamsky, Nikita Vitiugov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vladimir Malakhov, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Russian Team Championship
Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
Leading players include Grischuk, Kramnik, Aronian, Jakovenko, Wojtaszek, Vitiugov, Svidler, et al.
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
Leading players include Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Natalia Pogonina, Lilit Mkrtchian, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, et al.
47th Italian Teams
Civitanova Marche, Italy
Apr 29-May 3
The team Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova (Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Bacrot) won the title.

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