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The Urusov Gambit
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Stavanger, Norway
Jun 15-26
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Stavanger, Norway
Jun 15
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the event with 6.5/9.
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Jun 19-28
Edmonton, Canada
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Jun 12-15
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Jun 13-16
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May 13-27
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European Individual Women's Championship
Chakvi, Georgia
May 19-30
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Xinghua, China
May 18-29
Ding Liren, Wang Hao, Yangyi Yu, Wei Yi, Zhou Jianchao, Wen Yang, Zhao Jun, Lu Shanglei, Wang Chen, Liu Qingnan, Wan Yunguo, and Lin Chen.
Chinese Championship (Women)
Xinghua, China
May 18-29
Tan Zhongyi, Yang Shen, Qi Guo, Tingjie Lei, Ding Yixin, Zhang Xiaowen, Wang Jue, Shiqun Ni, Mo Zhai, Yiyi Xiao, Xueyi Li, and Ying Zhu.
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Oslo, Norway
May 10-16
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Sochi, Russia
May 8-9
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
Leading players include Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Natalia Pogonina, Lilit Mkrtchian, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, et al.
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Civitanova Marche, Italy
Apr 29-May 3
The team Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova (Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Bacrot) won the title.

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