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Two Knights Defense, Traxler Variation
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Biel, Switzerland
Jul 18-31
GM group features Adams, Wojtaszek, Vachier-Lagrave, Navara, Eljanov, and Rapport. Discussion forum now open.
 
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Coventry, England
Jul 27-Aug 8
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Helsingor, Denmark
July 25-Aug 2
Laurent Fressinet, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ilya Smirin, Markus Ragger, Jan Timman, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Gawain Jones, and couple hundred others. Discussion forum now open.
 
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Martuni, Armenia
Jul 12-20
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July 16-20
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Yinzhou, China
Jul 14-20
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6th Hainan Danzhou Tournament
Danzhou, China
Jul 2-11
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Amsterdam, NL
July 5-12
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Karpov-Sveshnikov Rapid Match
Riga, Latvia
Jul 7-9
12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov met the renowned chess theoretician Evgeny Sveshnikov in a 6 game match. Karpov won 4 to 2.
 
43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting
Dortmund, Germany
Jun 26-Jul 5
Caruana defeats Kramnik, So, Nepomniachtchi, Hou Yifan, Naiditsch, Nisipeanu, and Meier, clearing the field by a point and a half.
 
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Stavanger, Norway
Jun 15-26
Topalov had a fine +5 -1 =3 performance beating out Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Grischuk, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Hammer.
 
Norway Chess (Blitz)
Stavanger, Norway
Jun 15
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the event with 6.5/9.
 
10th Edmonton Chess Festival
Jun 19-28
Edmonton, Canada
Pentala Harikrishna beat out Ivanchuk, Wang Hao, Shankland, and Ganguly.
 
28th Leon Rapid
Leon, Spain
Jun 12-15
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ruslan Ponomariov, Wei Yi and David Anton Guijarro compete in a rapid knockout. Wei Yi won, defeating Vachier-Lagrave 2.5 to 1.5 in the final.
 
So - Navara Match
Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 13-16
Wesley So beat the Czech chess champion David Navara 3-1.
 
Capablanca Memorial
Vedado, Cuba
Jun 14-26
Includes Elianov, Dominguez, Yu Yangyi, Andreikin, Nepomniatchi, Bruzon, et al.
 

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