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Vladimir Kramnik
Deep Fritz

I'll Take a Bahrain Check

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Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 e6 3. ♘c3 ♗b4 4. e3 b6

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Edmonton, Canada
Jun 17-26
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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.
YourNextMove Rapid
Leuven, Belgium
Jun 17-20
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Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Jun 17-19
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Lublin, Poland
Jun 13-18
David Navara scored 4/6 including a win in the decisive final round which scored the European win.
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Moscow, Russia
Jun 10-15
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Moscow, Russia
Jun 10-15
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Varadero, Cuba
Jun 9-20
Leinier Dominguez Perez, Vassily Ivanchuk, Zoltan Almasi, Ivan Cheparinov, Yuriy Kryvoruchko and Lazaro Bruzon.
Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid
Paris, France
Jun 8-12
Nakamura won the rapid and the combined event, beating Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Veselin Topalov and Laurent Fressinet.
Grand Chess Tour Paris Blitz
Paris, France
Jun 11-12
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Leon Masters
Jun 9-13
Leon, Spain
Viswanathan Anand won by beating David Anton in the semi-finals and Wei Yi in the final.
European Senior Chess Championships
Yerevan, Armenia
June 4-14
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European Individual Championship (Women)
Mamaia, Romania
May 27-June 7
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Gashimov Memorial
Shamkir, Azerbaijan
May 26-Jun 4
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won his final three games to beat out Caruana, Giri, Karjakin, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Radjabov, Safarli, Hou Yifan, et al.
Asian Continental Championships
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
May 25-Jun 5
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Asian Continental Championships (Women)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
May 25-Jun 5
Batkhuyag Munguntuul, Qi Guo, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, Padmini Rout, Le Thao Nguyen Pham, Mary Ann Gomes, et al.
ICC Open
June 5
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The World vs Naiditsch, 2014
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