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Paul List
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Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. f3 e5 6. Bb5+

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Burlingame, USA
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Aug 1-14
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Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
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Jul 19-Aug 2
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Jul 21-29
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Jerusalem, Israel
Jul 20-24
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Jul 12-20
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