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E E Book
vs
G G Alexandrescu

Alexandrescu's Hog Tied Band
(by Phony Benoni)

Player of the Day
Arnold Denker
(1914-2005)

Opening of the Day
King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. ♘f3 ♗e7

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June 12-13 2020
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June 6-14 2020
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May 26-29 2020
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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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May 5-10 2020
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Apr 18 - May 3 2020
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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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Nutcracker Match of the Generations
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Tomashevsky, Gelfand, Shirov, and Najer were the victorious Kings,against Princes Sarana, Esipenko, Yuffa, and Lomasov.
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