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Moscow, Russia
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Mar 10-18
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Jerusalem, Israel
Feb 23-Mar 8
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Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 19
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Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 13-19
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Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 13
Aronian beats out Caruana, Anand, Karjakin, Nakamura and Kramnik.
Bunratty Chess Festival
Bunratty, Ireland
Feb 20-22
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Bunratty Chess Festival (Classic)
Bunratty, Ireland
Feb 20-22
Bjorn Thorfinnsson won this 10 player GM norm round-robin.
FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi
Tbilisi, Georgia
Feb 14-28
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GRENKE Chess Classic
Feb 2-9
Baden-Baden, Germany
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Moscow Open
Moscow, Russia
Jan 31-Feb 8
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Tradewise Gibraltar
Caleta, UK
Jan 28-Feb 6
Nakamura beat Topalov, Svidler, Vitiugov, Jakovenko, Harikrishna, Yangi Yu, Rapport, Wei Yi, Hou Yifan, et al. with 8.5/10.
Tata Steel 2015
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 9-25
Carlsen, Caruana, Aronian, Giri, So, Vachier-Lagrave, Wojtaszek, Radjabov, Ding Liren, Jobava, Ivanchuk, Hou Yifan, Van Wely, and Saric give this mega-tournament an average rating of 2746. Magnus Carlsen won with 9/13.
Tata Steel 2015 (Group B)
Wijk aan Zee, NL
Jan 9-25
Includes Wei Yi, Van Kampen, Shankland, Timman, and Gunina. Wei Yi won with 10.5/13.

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