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May 1-10
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Apr 28-29
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Apr 18
Stavanger, Norway
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Batumi, Georgia
Apr 19-May 3
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Apr 17-28
Xinghua, China
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Apr 17-28
Xinghua, China
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US Chess Championships
Apr 14-30
Saint Louis, USA
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Apr 14-30
Saint Louis, USA
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Polish Men's Championship
Mar 30-Apr 7
Poznan, Poland
Radoslaw Wojtaszek won with 6.5/9.
World Chess Championship Candidates
March 11-29
Moscow, Russia
Karjakin, winning with 8.5/14, will play a match for the title against reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen this November in the US.
Muzychuk - Hou Women's World Chess Championship
Mar 2-18
Lviv, Ukraine
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Mar 8-16
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Mar 1-9
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Huai'an, China
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