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

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Antoaneta Stefanova, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Natalia Pogonina, Monika Socko, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina
 
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May 21-22
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Shanghai, China
May 4-8
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May 1-10
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
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Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 30-May 8
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St. Louis, USA
Apr 28-29
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Apr 18-29
Stavanger, Norway
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Apr 18
Stavanger, Norway
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Apr 17-28
Xinghua, China
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Xinghua, China
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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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