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Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Apr 17-26
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Dubai, UAE
Apr 6-15
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Reykjavik, Iceland
Mar 10-18
First won in 1964 by Tal, this is the 24th edition. Top players include Mamedyarov, Navara, and Eljanov. Discussion forum now open.
 
European Individual Championship
Jerusalem, Israel
Feb 23-Mar 8
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Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 19
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Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 13-19
Anand beats out Caruana, Aronian, Karjakin, Nakamura and Kramnik.
 
Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz)
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, Ireland
Feb 20-22
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Tbilisi, Georgia
Feb 14-28
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Feb 2-9
Baden-Baden, Germany
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Moscow, Russia
Jan 31-Feb 8
Top seeds include Vallejo-Pons, Nepomniachtchi, Alekseev, and T L Petrosian. Discussion forum now open.
 

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