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Queen's Indian
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Apr-Dec, 2017
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Moscow, Russia
May 12-21
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Saint Louis Spring Classic (Group A)
St. Louis, USA
May 16-24
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Saint Louis Spring Classic (Group B)
St. Louis, USA
May 16-24
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Saint Louis Spring Classic (Group C)
St. Louis, USA
May 16-24
Aleksandr Shimanov, Illya Nyzhnyk, Samuel Sevian, Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, Andrey Stukopin, Ruifeng Li.
 
23rd Sigeman & Co Tournament
Malmo, Sweden
May 10-14
The Sigeman & Co returns after a three year break. Players: Nigel Short, Pavel Eljanov, Baadur Jobava, Nils Grandelius, Erik Blomqvist and Dronavalli Harika. Discussion forum now open.
 
Russian Team Championships
Sochi, Russia
May 1-May 10
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Russian Team Championships (Women)
Sochi, Russia
May 1-May 10
Alexandra Kosteniuk, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Natalia Pogonina, Anna Ushenina, Olga Girya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alina Kashlinskaya, Marina Romanko Nechaeva, Evgenija Ovod, et al. Discussion forum now open.
 
Russian Team Championships Major League
Sochi, Russia
May 1-May 10
Aleksandr Shimanov, Boris Savchenko, Vladislav Kovalev, Pavel Ponkratov, Artur Gabrielian, Adam Tukhaev, Daniil Yuffa et al. Discussion forum now open.
 
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Xinghua, China
Apr 22-May 4
Wei Yi won the men's event with 8.5/11, beating Wen Yang and Lu Shanglei by a half-point.
 
Chinese Championships
Xinghua, China
Apr 22-May 4
Tingjie Lei won the women's event with 9/11, a half-point ahead of Tan Zhongyi.
 
Gashimov Memorial
Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Apr 20-30
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won with 5.5/9 ahead of So, Kramnik, Karjakin, Adams, Harikrishna, Eljanov, Wojtaszek, Topalov, and Radjabov.
 
Reykjavik Open
Reykjavik, Iceland
Apr 19-27
Anish Giri wins with 8.5/10 ahead of Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Alexei Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, Gawain Jones, Gata Kamsky, Nils Grandelius, Erwin L'Ami, Alexander Beliavsky, and hundreds more.
 
GRENKE Chess Classic
Karlsruhe, Germany
Apr 15-17
Levon Aronian wins a point and a half ahead of Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Arkadij Naiditsch, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hou Yifan, Matthias Bluebaum, and Georg Meier.
 
GRENKE Chess Classic (Open)
Karlsruhe, Germany
Apr 13-17
Top seeds include Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Nikita Vitiugov, Maxim Matlakov, Etienne Bacrot, Richard Rapport, Gata Kamsky, Vladimir Fedoseev, et al.
 
European Individual Championship (Women)
Riga, Latvia
Apr 11-22
Nana Dzagnidze won with 8.5/11, beating top seeds include Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Kateryna Lahno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alisa Galliamova, Pia Cramling, Natalia Pogonina, and over a hundred more.
 
18th Karpov Poikovsky
Poikovsky, Russia
Apr 18-27
Roster: Ernesto Inarkiev, Dmitry Jakovenko, Maxim Rodshtein, Anton Korobov, Evgeniy Najer, David Anton Guijarro, Daniil Dubov, Emil Sutovsky, Victor Bologan and Sergei Zhigalko. Discussion forum now open.
 

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