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Leuven, Belgium
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Lublin, Poland
Jun 13-18
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Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
Jun 10-15
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Varadero, Cuba
Jun 9-20
Leinier Dominguez Perez, Vassily Ivanchuk, Zoltan Almasi, Ivan Cheparinov, Yuriy Kryvoruchko and Lazaro Bruzon.
 
Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid
Paris, France
Jun 8-12
Nakamura won the rapid and the combined event, beating Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Veselin Topalov and Laurent Fressinet.
 
Grand Chess Tour Paris Blitz
Paris, France
Jun 11-12
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Jun 9-13
Leon, Spain
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Yerevan, Armenia
June 4-14
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Mamaia, Romania
May 27-June 7
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Shamkir, Azerbaijan
May 26-Jun 4
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Asian Continental Championships
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
May 25-Jun 5
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Asian Continental Championships (Women)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
May 25-Jun 5
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