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Mehrshad Sharif
Garry Kasparov

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Opening of the Day
Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3

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Jul 21-29
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Biel, Switzerland
Jul 14-25
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Pentala Harikrishna, Alexander Motylev and Hou Yifan.
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Dortmund, Germany
Jul 12-20
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Jul 6-17
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Bergamo, Italy
July 12-20
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Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
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Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
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Amsterdam, NL
Jul 6-13
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Amsterdam, NL
Jul 6-13
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Star Mixed Pair International
Chengdu, China
Jul 6-9
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5th Danzhou Tournament
Danzhou, China
Jun 25-Jul 4
Naiditsch, Ponomariov, Bu Xiangzhi, Ding Liren, Yangyi Yu, Wei Yi, Qun Ma, Zhou Weiqi, Xiu Deshun, and Zhao Jun. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Lopota, Georgia
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
Edmonton, Canada
Jun 21-29
Ivanchuk wins with 7/8, beating second place Wesley So by a half-point.
FIDE World Blitz Championship
Dubai, UAE
Jun 19-20
Carlsen, Aronian, Grischuk, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Svidler, Gelfand, et al. Magnus Carlsen won with 17/21 points.
FIDE World Rapid Championship
Dubai, UAE
Jun 16-18
Top players include Carlsen, Aronian, Grischuk, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Svidler, Gelfand, et al. Carlsen won with 11/15.
Norway Chess Tournament
Stavanger, Norway
Jun 3-14
This super tournament featured 7 out of the top 10 players! Lineup: Carlsen, Aronian, Kramnik, Caruana, Topalov, Karjakin, Svidler, Grischuk, Giri, and Agdestein. Sergey Karjakin won scoring 5 points out of the last 6 games.
Norway Chess Tournament (Blitz)
Stavanger, Norway
Jun 2
The super tournament kicked off with a one day blitz event. Magnus Carlsen wins undefeated with 7.5/9.

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