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Wolfgang Heidenfeld

Opening of the Day
Giuoco Pianissimo
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗c4 ♗c5 4. d3

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Mamaia, Romania
May 27-June 7
Antoaneta Stefanova, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Natalia Pogonina, Monika Socko, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina
Asian Continental Championships
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
May 25-Jun 5
Wei Yi, Ni Hua, Le Quang Liem, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Baskaran Adhiban, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, et al.
Asian Continental Championships (Women)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
May 25-Jun 5
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Gashimov Memorial
Shamkir, Azerbaijan
May 26-Jun 4
Caruana, Giri, Karjakin, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Mamedyarov, Radjabov, Safarli, Hou Yifan, Mammadov
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Gjakova, Kosovo
May 12-23
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May 21-22
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Shanghai, China
May 4-8
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
Kramnik, Karjakin, Svidler, Grischuk, Dominguez, Jakovenko, et al. Discussion forum now open.
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
Kateryna Lahno, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Natalia Pogonina, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina, et al. Discussion forum now open.
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Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 30-May 8
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Ultimate Blitz Challenge with Kasparov
St. Louis, USA
Apr 28-29
The top three finishers of the US Championship (Caruana, Nakamura, and So) joined Garry Kasparov in a special exhibition blitz tournament lasting 6 rounds. Nakamura won with 11/18 while the former champion held his own with a solid +6 -5 =7.
Norway Chess
Apr 18-29
Stavanger, Norway
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Norway Blitz
Apr 18
Stavanger, Norway
Magnus Carlsen wins with 7.5/9.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Batumi, Georgia
Apr 19-May 3
Anna Muzychuk, Zhao Xue, Nana Dzagnidze, Mariya Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina, Bela Khotenashvili, Elina Danielian, Almira Skripchenko, Nino Batsiashvili, Lela Javakhishvili, Olga Girya.
Chinese Championships
Apr 17-28
Xinghua, China
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Chinese Championships (Women)
Apr 17-28
Xinghua, China
Qi Guo defeats Mo Zhai, Yiyi Xiao, et al.
US Chess Championships
Apr 14-30
Saint Louis, USA
Fabiano Caruana beat out Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Gata Kamsky, Alexander Onischuk, Samuel Shankland, Ray Robson, Aleksandr Lenderman, Varuzhan Akobian, Jeffery Xiong, Alexander Shabalov and Akshat Chandra with 8.5/11.

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