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May 16-24
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Malmo, Sweden
May 10-14
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-May 10
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Sochi, Russia
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Shamkir, Azerbaijan
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Apr 19-27
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GRENKE Chess Classic
Karlsruhe, Germany
Apr 15-17
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Karlsruhe, Germany
Apr 13-17
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European Individual Championship (Women)
Riga, Latvia
Apr 11-22
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