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Baku, Azerbaijan
Sep 1-13
Carlsen, Vachier-Lagrave, Kramnik, Karjakin, Topalov, and top players from around the world. This year features an incredibly strong USA team of Caruana, Nakamura, So, Robson, and Shankland.
Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival
Aug 21-29
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Andreikin, Wang Hao, Adhiban, Fedoseev, Areshchenko, and over 100 others. Discussion forum now open.
World Junior Championship
Bhubaneswar, India
Aug 7-22
Jeffery Xiong won the title with a round to spare finishing on 10.5/13 ahead of Vladislav Artemiev.
World Junior Championship (Girls)
Bhubaneswar, India
Aug 7-22
Dinara Saduakassova won with 9.5/13, a half-point clear of Nandhidhaa and Dordzhieva.
Sinquefield Cup
St. Louis, USA
Aug 5-16
Wesley So beat out Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Hikaru Nakamura, Peter Svidler, Veselin Topalov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Ding Liren.
British Championships
Bournemouth, England
Jul 25-Aug 6
Adams won his 5th British Championship with an outstanding 10/11. Jovanka Houska takes the women's title.
17th Karpov Poikovsky
Poikovsky, Russia
Jul 23-Aug 1
Anton Korobov placed first ahead of Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Emil Sutovsky, Dmitry Andreikin, Ilia Smirin, Dmitry Jakovenko, Maxim Matlakov, Igor Kovalenko, Victor Bologan and Alexander Motylev.
Biel Blitz
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 30
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, Benjamin Bok, Francesco Rambaldi, Nico Georgiadis, and Noel Studer.
Biel: Svidler vs MVL
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 23-Aug 3
Svidler and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave play a 4 round classical match, in additional to several top-notch side events.
Bilbao Masters
Jul 13-23
Bilbao, Spain
Carlsen, Nakamura, Wei Yi, Karjakin, Giri, and So. Special scoring were in effect: wins are worth 3 points; draws, 1 point. Carlsen won with 17 points, Nakamura second place with 12.
7th Hainan Danzhou Tournament
Danzhou, China
Jul 7-16
Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi Wang Hao, Bu Xiangzhi, Wang Yue, Hou Yifan, Pentala Harikrishna, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Leko and Vassily Ivanchuk.
Dortmund, Germany
Jul 9-17
Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Ruslan Ponomariov, Evgeniy Najer, Rainer Buhrmann and Leinier Dominguez-Perez. Discussion forum open now.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Chengdu, China
Jul 1-15
Koneru Humpy, Anna Muzychuk, Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Mariya Muzychuk, Antoaneta Stefanova, Pia Cramling, Dronavalli Harika, Bela Khotenashvili, Tan Zhongyi, Lela Javakhishvili, and Olga Girya.
Chinese Team Championship
Various Cities, China
Apr 12-Dec 5
The Chinese Team Championship has 22 rounds in total ending in December. Top seeds include Wei Yi, Ding Liren, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi, et al.
Vidmar Memorial
Bled, Slovenia
June 24-Jule 3
A 10 player single round-robin includes involves Arkadij Naiditsch, Andrei Volokitin, Alexander Beliavsky, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ivan Ivanisevic, Luka Lenic, Zdenko Kozul, Jure Borisek, Jure Skoberne, and Matej Sebenik.
11th Edmonton International
Edmonton, Canada
Jun 17-26
Top seeds include Shirov, Ganguly, S P Sethuraman, and Sam Shankland.
YourNextMove Blitz
Leuven, Belgium
Jun 17-20
Anand, Carlsen, Nakamura, Caruana, So, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Topalov, Kramnik. Carlsen wins the Blitz and the combined results with 23 points, ahead of Wesley So with 20.5.

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