|Opening of the Day|
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. c3 f6 4. f3 c6 5. e3 bd7 6. d3 dxc4 7. xc4 b5 8. d3 a6
Fressinet, Bacrot, Degraeve, Dorfman, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Riga Technical University Open
Includes Alexey Shirov, Richard Rapport, Alexey Aleksandrov, Daniel Fridman, Hrant Melkumyan, and many others. Discussion forum now open.
2014 Chess Olympiad
China wins, losing just one game in 11 rounds. Hungary took the silver and India took the bronze after a near-perfect final round.
2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)
Russia wins the gold, China takes silver, Ukraine took the bronze.
101st British Chess Championships
Jul 19-Aug 2
Jonathan Hawkins and David Howell shared the title with 8.5/11, beating out Nicholas Pert, Simon Williams, John Emms, et al.
Bu Xiangzhi won with 9/10 a full point ahead of Gawain Jones, Matlakov, Rodshtein and Negi.
Biel Chess Festival
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (6/10) beats out Anish Giri, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Pentala Harikrishna, Alexander Motylev and Hou Yifan.
Svidler-Gelfand Rapid Match
A side event to the Gideon Japhet Memorial, Svidler beat Gelfand 5 to 3.
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Caruana, Kramnik, Adams, Leko, Ponomariov, Naiditsch, Meier, and Baramidze. Caruana won by a point and a half with 5.5/7.
European Individual Women's Championship
Dzagnidze, Muzychuk, Pogonina, Gunina, Girya, et al.
ACP Golden Classic
Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Emil Sutovsky, Daniele Vocaturo and Sabino Brunello.
Loek van Wely, Sergei Tiviakov, Erwin L'Ami, Robin van Kampen, Dimitri Reinderman, Sipke Ernst, Benjamin Bok, and Wouter Spoelman.
Dutch Championship (Women)
Zhaoqin Peng, Tea Bosboom-Lanchava, Iosefina Paulet, Bianca Muhren, Anne Haast, Ioana-Smaranda Padurariu, Lisa Hortensius, and Anna-Maja Kazarian.
Star Mixed Pair International
Six pairs of men and women play a 6-round rapid. Teams: Nigel Short / Yifan Hou, Zhu Chen / Yasser Seirawan, Yu Shaoteng / Xu Yuhua, Ye Jiangchuan / Alisa Maric, Artur Yusupov / Maia Chiburdanidze, Liu Shilan / Xie Jun.
5th Danzhou Tournament
Jun 25-Jul 4
Ding Liren and Bu Xiangzhi tied with 6.5/9, ahead of Naiditsch, Ponomariov, Yangyi Yu, Wei Yi, Qun Ma, Zhou Weiqi, Xiu Deshun, and Zhao Jun.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Jun 18-Jul 2
Yifan Hou triumphed with 9/11 over Humpy Koneru, Zhao Xue, Anna Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, et al.
9th Edmonton International Tournament
Ivanchuk wins with 7/8, beating second place Wesley So by a half-point.
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This game an Indian Brahmin did invent, / The force of Eastern wisdom to express; /
From thence the same to busy Europe sent; / The modern Lombards stil'd it pensive Chess.
| || --- Sir John Denham|