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Oct 9-13
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Pune, India
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Bilbao, Spain
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Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
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Sep 6-12
Baden-Baden, Germany
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St. Louis, USA
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Burlingame, USA
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Sharjah, UAE
Aug 24-Sep 7
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Nimes, France
Aug 17-28
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Riga Technical University Open
Riga, Latvia
Aug 15-24
Melkumyan beats out Rapport on tiebreaks, both finishing on 7.5/9.
 

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