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Arthur Bisguier
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Ruy Lopez, Howell Attack
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗b5 a6 4. ♗a4 ♘f6 5. O-O ♘xe4 6. d4 b5 7. ♗b3 d5 8. dxe5 ♗e6

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May 19-30
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Oslo, Norway
May 10-16
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Sochi, Russia
May 8-9
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May 1-10
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May 1-10
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Apr 17-26
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Kasparov vs Short (Rapid)
Saint Louis, USA
Apr 25-26
Garry Kasparov defeated Nigel Short 7-1 in a blitz/rapid match in St. Louis.
FIDE World Team Championship
Tsaghkadzor, Armenia
Apr 18-29
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Dubai, UAE
Apr 6-15
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FIDE Women's World Chess Championship
Mar 16-Apr 7
Sochi, Russia
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Mar 27-Apr 4
Moscow, Russia
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