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Molinari
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English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
1. c4 e5 2. ♘c3 ♘c6 3. ♘f3 ♘f6 4. g3

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Dortmund, Germany
Jun 26-Jul 5
Caruana, Kramnik, So, Nepomniachtchi, Hou Yifan, Naiditsch, Nisipeanu, and Meier.
 
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Stavanger, Norway
Jun 15-26
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Stavanger, Norway
Jun 15
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Jun 19-28
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Leon, Spain
Jun 12-15
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Jun 13-16
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FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk
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
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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.
 
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Oslo, Norway
May 10-16
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Russian Team Rapid Championship
Sochi, Russia
May 8-9
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Russian Team Championship
Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
Leading players include Grischuk, Kramnik, Aronian, Jakovenko, Wojtaszek, Vitiugov, Svidler, et al.
 
Russian Team Championship (Women)
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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