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R Eud

R Eud Awakening
(by MissScarlett)

Player of the Day

Ferenc Berkes

Opening of the Day

Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗b5 a6 4. ♗a4 d6
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June 6-14 2020
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May 26-29 2020
Wesley So defeated Fabiano Caruana in the finals to win this online rapid event organized by the St. Louis Chess Club, that debuted a special scoring system developed by Maurice Ashley.
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May 19 - June 3 2020
Daniil Dubov triumphed over Hikaru Nakamura (who eliminated Magnus Carlsen) in the final Armageddon game, to win this online Rapid event played on the chess24 Playzone.
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May 15-16 2020
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FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial INT
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