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May 13-27
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Chakvi, Georgia
May 19-30
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Oslo, Norway
May 10-16
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Russian Team Rapid Championship
Sochi, Russia
May 8-9
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
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Sochi, Russia
May 1-10
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Civitanova Marche, Italy
Apr 29-May 3
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Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Apr 17-26
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Saint Louis, USA
Apr 25-26
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Kasparov vs Short (Rapid)
Saint Louis, USA
Apr 25-26
Garry Kasparov defeated Nigel Short 7-1 in a blitz/rapid match in St. Louis.
FIDE World Team Championship
Tsaghkadzor, Armenia
Apr 18-29
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17th Dubai Chess Open
Dubai, UAE
Apr 6-15
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Bangkok Chess Club Open
Bangkok, Thailand
Apr 12-19
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US Championships
St. Louis, USA
Mar 31-Apr 14
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US Championships (Women)
St. Louis, USA
Mar 31-Apr 14
Irina Krush placed first ahead of Katerina Nemcova, Tatev Abrahamyan, Anna Sharevich, et al.
FIDE Women's World Chess Championship
Mar 16-Apr 7
Sochi, Russia
Mariya Muzychuk defeated Natalia Pogonina in the finals 2.5-1.5.
Aeroflot Open
Mar 27-Apr 4
Moscow, Russia
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