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Ernest Morphy
A Ford

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Opening of the Day
Slav, w/ 4...a6
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. ♘f3 ♘f6 4. ♘c3 a6

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Baku, Azerbaijan
Sep 1-13
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Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Bhubaneswar, India
Aug 7-22
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World Junior Championship (Girls)
Bhubaneswar, India
Aug 7-22
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Sinquefield Cup
St. Louis, USA
Aug 5-16
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Bournemouth, England
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Poikovsky, Russia
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Biel Blitz
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 30
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Biel: Svidler vs MVL
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