What are the biggest events in 2012?

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Now that the European Championship is behind us, the chess calendar seems a bit quiet until the big Anand-Gelfand match which starts May 10th. However, April won't be completely empty, with e.g. the Russian Team Championship and Aronian-Kramnik. We decided to write down the biggest events for the coming months, and eventually we just didn't stop until we reached the end of 2012!

Here's our calendar for biggest events in 2012. Don't hesitate to suggest additional events below in the comments.

Chess Calendar 2012

DateEventLocationSystem
8 – 16 AprilRussian Team ChampionshipKrasnodar regionTeam
13 – 19 AprilBangkok Chess Club OpenBangkokOpen
14 – 15 AprilLast weekend BundesligaGermanyTeam
21 – 28 AprilAronian-KramnikZurichMatch
3 – 14 MayCapablanca MemorialHavanaRound-robin (open)
9 – 16 MaySigemanMalmöRound-robin
8 – 20 MayU.S. ChampionshipsSt. LouisRound-robin
10 May – 1 JuneFIDE: Anand-GelfandMoscowRound-robin
7 – 19 JuneTal MemorialMoscowRound-robin
9 – 23 JuneFIDE: Women Grand PrixKazanRound-robin
23 June – 4 JulyKings' TournamentMediasRound-robin
26 June – 1 JulyFIDE: World Rapid and Blitz ChAstana?
1 – 9 JulyRussia-ChinaSt. PetersburgTeam
12 – 22 JulySparkassen Chess MeetingDortmundRound-robin (open)
16 – 29 JulyFIDE: Women Grand PrixJermukRound-robin
21 July – 3 AugustBiel International Chess FestivalBielRound-robin (open)
2 – 13 AugustRussian Championship SuperFinal?Round-robin
27 August  – 10 SeptemberFIDE: OympiadIstanbulTeam
19 September – 3 OctoberFIDE: Grand PrixChelyabinskRound-robin
24 September – 13 OctoberGrand Slam Masters FinalBilbao/?Round-robin
10 – 18 OctoberECU: European Club CupEilatTeam
10 November – 3 DecemberFIDE: Women's World ChKhanty-MansiyskMatch
21 November 4 – DecemberFIDE: Grand PrixTashkentRound-robin
1 –10 DecemberLondon Chess ClassicLondonRound-robin
8 –17 DecemberSportAccord Mind GamesBeijing 

We've also published this calendar at what used to be, and will be, the regular place to find upcoming events: ChessVibes.com/calendar

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