Biel Chess Festival
July 22-Aug 1
A double round-robin featuring Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, David Navara and Nico Georgiadis. Games start 8:00am USA/Eastern.
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Players: Kramnik, Giri, Nisipeanu, Nepomniachtchi, Kovalev, Meier, Wojtaszek, and Duda.
Wesley So retained his title beating Vallejo 2-0 in a blitz tie-break in the final. Praggnanandhaa, although finishing last, scored his first victory against So.
Russian Higher League
Jun 26-Jul 6
Maxim Matlakov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Evgeny Alekseev, Denis Khismatullin, Alexey Dreev, Alexander Motylev, Evgeny Najer, and scores more compete for invitation to the Russian Superfinals.
Russian Higher League (Women)
Jun 26-Jul 6
Oksana Gritsayeva leads after 7 rounds. Top seeds include Galliamova, Kovalevskaya, Bodnaruk, Nechaeva, Ovod, and many more.
Gideon Japhet Cup
Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Georg Meier, Anna Muzychuk.
Yu Yangyi won this 6 game rapid event (+3 -0 =3) beating out Li Chao, Wei Yi, and Bu Xiangzhi.
Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)
Jun 20-Jun 24
Wesley So wins the rapids with 6/9, and Nakamura wins the overall with 23 points. Players Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand.
Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)
Jun 20-Jun 24
Hikaru Nakamura wins with 12/18. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Sergey Karjakin, Wesley So, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand.
Your Next Move (Rapid)
The 2018 Grand Chess Tour kicked off in Belgium with Caruana, Mamedyarov, MVL, Karjakin, Giri, So, Nakamura, Grischuk, Aronian, and Anand. Wesley So won the rapid event with 7/9 and the combined event with 22 points overall.
Your Next Move (Blitz)
Caruana, Mamedyarov, MVL, Karjakin, Giri, So, Nakamura, Grischuk, Aronian, and Anand. Sergey Karjakin edged out Wesley with 11.5/18.
May 27-Jun 8
Caruana wins with 5/8, defeating Aronian, Anand, Carlsen, Mamedyarov, MVL, Karjakin, Nakamura, and Wesley So. Ding Liren had to withdraw due to a bicycle accident after 3 rounds.
Altibox Norway (Blitz)
Wesley So came out on top with 6/9 in this preliminary blitz match to determine the seedings of the main event.
13th American Continental
Samuel Shankland won with 9/11. Other top seeds included Jeffery Xiong, Sandro Mareco, Jorge Cori, Emilio Cordova, Sergey Erenburg, Neuris Delgado Ramirez, Ivan Eduardo Morovic-Fernandez, Diego Flores, et al.
19th Karpov Poikovsky
May 26-Jun 6
Players: Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko, Vidit, Fedoseev, Artemiev, Gelfand, Korobov, Kovalev, Sutovsky and Bologan.
Samuel Shankland won with 7.5/10, defeating Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Aleksey Dreev, David Anton Guijarro, Aleksandr Rakhmanov and Yusnel Bacallao Alonso.
Women's World Championship
Defending champion Tan Zhongyi played Ju Wenjun in a 10 game match. Ju Wenjun emerged victorious 5.5 to 4.5 and is the new Women's World Champion.
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Marcel wanted to show that an artist's mind, if it wasn't corrupted by money or success,
could equal the best in any field. He thought that with its sensitivity to images and
sensations, the artist's mind could do as well as the scientific mind with its mathematical
memory. He came damn close, too. But of course the memory boys were tougher, and they had
trained for it from an early age.
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