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March 4-5
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Feb 18-27
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Caleta, Gibraltar
Jan 24-Feb 2
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Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 14-29
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Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Jan 14-29
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Rilton Cup
Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 27-Jan 5
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Hastings, England
Dec 28-Jan 5
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Doha, Qatar
Dec 29-30
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World Blitz Championship (Women)
Doha, Qatar
Dec 29-30
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World Rapid Championship
Doha, Qatar
Dec 26-28
Leading players: Ivanchuk beats out Grischuk and Carlsen on tiebreaks. Also playing were Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin, Viswanathan Anand, Hikaru Nakamura, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Pavel Eljanov, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Peter Svidler, et al.
 
World Rapid Championship (Women)
Doha, Qatar
Dec 26-28
Anna Muzychuk beat out Koneru Humpy, Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Nana Dzagnidze, Kateryna Lahno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Valentina Gunina, et al.
 
Wei Yi - Rapport Match
Yancheng, China
Dec 20-23
The four game classical part was drawn 2-2. There was then a blitz tiebreak in which Rapport won the final decisive game with the black pieces.
 
European Rapid and Blitz Championships
Dec 14-18
Tallinn, Estonia
Alexander Riazantsev won the rapid event on tie-break from Maxim Matlakov after both scored 9.5/11. Dmitry Andreikin dominated the blitz event scoring 22/26 a point and a half clear of Rauf Mamedov.
 

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