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Elephant Gambit
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Tal Memorial (Blitz)
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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Baku, Azerbaijan
Sep 1-13
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Bhubaneswar, India
Aug 7-22
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Bhubaneswar, India
Aug 7-22
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Sinquefield Cup
St. Louis, USA
Aug 5-16
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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.
 
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Biel, Switzerland
Jul 30
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Biel, Switzerland
Jul 23-Aug 3
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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.
 
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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
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.
 

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