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Seth Homa
Edward Formanek

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French, MacCutcheon
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. ♘c3 ♘f6 4. ♗g5 ♗b4

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Stavanger, Norway
Jun 15-26
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May 13-27
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Chakvi, Georgia
May 19-30
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Xinghua, China
May 18-29
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Xinghua, China
May 18-29
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Oslo, Norway
May 10-16
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Sochi, Russia
May 8-9
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May 1-10
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May 1-10
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