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S Khademalsharieh
V Gunina

Que Sara Sara
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Sidney Norman Bernstein

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Alapin's Opening
1. e4 e5 2. ♘e2

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World Champion Magnus Carlsen eliminated Anish Giri in the final to win the 3rd Rapid event in the $1 million Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. The 12-player $150,000 tournament featured the world's top six players, eight of the Top 10, six of the Candidates (plus Teimour Radjabov), the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge finalists Hikaru Nakamura and Daniil Dubov, and Tour debutants Harikrishna and Vladislav Artemiev.
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June 12-13 2020
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June 12-14 2020
Anish Giri prevailed over David Navara to win this 8-player blitz knockout tournament, also featuring Svidler, Korobov, Howell, Grandelius, Fressinet and Nielsen.
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June 6-14 2020
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Clutch Champions Showdown INT
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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MC Tour: Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge INT
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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Chessbrah Invitational INT
May 15-16 2020
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FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial INT
May 15-17 2020
The two 10-player blitz double round-robins were won by top seeds Magnus Carlsen in the Open section, and Kateryna Lagno in the Women's section.
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FIDE Online Nations Cup INT
May 5-10 2020
The Chinese team won this online rapid team competition with many of the world's strongest players, held on, while the USA team placed second, against Russia, Europe, India, and a "Rest of the World" team.
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Magnus Carlsen Invitational INT
Apr 18 - May 3 2020
World Champion Magnus Carlsen defeated Hikaru Nakamura in the final stage to win this online Rapid event, featuring 6 more of the world's best players (Caruana, Ding, Nepomniachtchi, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, and Firouzja) on the chess24 Playzone.
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World Championship Candidates
Yekaterinburg RUS
Mar 17 - Apr 3 2020
The 8-player contest for the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship title, led by Vachier-Lagrave and Nepomniachtchi after 7 rounds, has been suspended by FIDE to allow the players to return to their countries before Russia shuts down air traffic. To be resumed at a later date.
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