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Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Apr 20-30
Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, and Radjabov. Discussion forum now open.
 
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Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Apr 20-30
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Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Apr 9-21
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Fagernes, Norway
April 13-20
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Loo, Russia
Apr 7-13
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Loo, Russia
Apr 7-13
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Latvian Railway Rapid
Riga, Latvia
Mar 28-30
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Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Mar 13-31
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Yerevan, Armenia
Mar 3-14
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Xinghua, China
Mar 11-22
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Mar 4-12
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Cappelle-la-Grande Open
Cappelle-la-Grande, France
Mar 1-8
Axel Bachmann beat Sergei Azarov on tiebreaks, both with 7.5/9. Other top seeds included Ding Liren, Iturrizaga, Negi, Gupta, Ganguly, et al.
 
David Bronstein Memorial
Minsk, Belarus
Feb 11-19
Top seed Baadur Jobava edged out Fedorchuk and Oleksienko on tiebreaks, all finishing with 7/9.
 
Bunratty Chess Festival
Feb 7-9
Bunratty, Ireland
Gawain Jones wins with 5.5/6.
 
Tradewise Gibraltar
Caleta, UK
Jan 28-Feb 6
Cheparniov beat out Ivanchuk on tiebreaks. Other top players included Adams, Vachier-Lagrave, Kamsky, Short, et al.
 
Zurich Chess Challenge
Zurich, Switzerland
Jan 29-Feb 4
Carlsen, Aronian, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura and Gelfand made this the strongest Zurich Challenge ever. There were five rounds of blitz, five rounds of classical, and five rounds of rapid. Magnus Carlsen was the overall winner, winning the blitz on tiebreak and the classical. Caruana won the rapid.
 
Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid)
Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 3-4
Five rounds with Carlsen, Aronian, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura and Gelfand. Caruana won the event with 4/5, but that wasn't quite enough to displace Carlsen as the overall winner.
 

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