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Heikki Westerinen

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May 13-27
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May 19-30
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Xinghua, China
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May 18-29
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May 10-16
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May 8-9
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May 1-10
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May 1-10
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47th Italian Teams
Civitanova Marche, Italy
Apr 29-May 3
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2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial
Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Apr 17-26
Magnus Carlsen wins by a full point, beating out Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Michael Adams and Rauf Mamedov.
Kasparov vs Short (Blitz)
Saint Louis, USA
Apr 25-26
Garry Kasparov defeated Nigel Short 7-1 in a blitz/rapid match in St. Louis.
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, 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
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