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Sunday, September 14
Alexander Alekhine
Ruzena Sucha

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Pavel Skatchkov

Opening of the Day
King's Gambit Accepted, Fischer Defense
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 d6

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Sep 14-20
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Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
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Sep 6-12
Baden-Baden, Germany
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Aug 27-Sep 7
St. Louis, USA
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Aug 23
Burlingame, USA
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Sharjah, UAE
Aug 24-Sep 7
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Aug 17-28
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Riga, Latvia
Aug 15-24
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Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
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2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)
Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
Russia wins the gold, China takes silver, Ukraine took the bronze.
101st British Chess Championships
Aberystwyth, Wales
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.
Politiken Cup
Helsingør, Denmark
Jul 21-29
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Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 14-25
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (6/10) beats out Anish Giri, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Pentala Harikrishna, Alexander Motylev and Hou Yifan.
Svidler-Gelfand Rapid Match
Jerusalem, Israel
Jul 20-24
A side event to the Gideon Japhet Memorial, Svidler beat Gelfand 5 to 3.
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Dortmund, Germany
Jul 12-20
Caruana, Kramnik, Adams, Leko, Ponomariov, Naiditsch, Meier, and Baramidze. Caruana won by a point and a half with 5.5/7.
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Jul 6-17
Dzagnidze, Muzychuk, Pogonina, Gunina, Girya, et al.
ACP Golden Classic
Bergamo, Italy
July 12-20
Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Emil Sutovsky, Daniele Vocaturo and Sabino Brunello.

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