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Shanghai, China
May 4-8
Ding Liren and Wesley So play a 4 game match as part of the China/USA Summit in Shanghai.
 
Russian Team Championship
Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
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Stockholm, Sweden
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St. Louis, USA
Apr 28-29
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Apr 18-29
Stavanger, Norway
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Norway Blitz
Apr 18
Stavanger, Norway
Magnus Carlsen wins with 7.5/9.
 
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Batumi, Georgia
Apr 19-May 3
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Apr 17-28
Xinghua, China
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Apr 17-28
Xinghua, China
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US Chess Championships
Apr 14-30
Saint Louis, USA
Fabiano Caruana beat out Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Gata Kamsky, Alexander Onischuk, Samuel Shankland, Ray Robson, Aleksandr Lenderman, Varuzhan Akobian, Jeffery Xiong, Alexander Shabalov and Akshat Chandra with 8.5/11.
 
US Chess Championships (Women)
Apr 14-30
Saint Louis, USA
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Polish Men's Championship
Mar 30-Apr 7
Poznan, Poland
Radoslaw Wojtaszek won with 6.5/9.
 
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March 11-29
Moscow, Russia
Karjakin, winning with 8.5/14, will play a match for the title against reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen this November in the US.
 
Muzychuk - Hou Women's World Chess Championship
Mar 2-18
Lviv, Ukraine
After not defending her title in a knockout format, Hou Yifan regained it by defeating Muzychuk 6-3.
 
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Mar 8-16
Reykjavik, Iceland
Mamedyarov, Movsesian, Andreikin, Rapport, Cheparinov, Beliavsky, Sargissian, et al.
 
Aeroflot Open
Mar 1-9
Moscow, Russia
Gelfand, Bu Xiangzhi, Wei Yi, Korobov, Nepomniachtchi, et al.
 

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