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Player of the Day
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Richter-Veresov Attack
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Bilbao, Spain
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Riga, Latvia
Aug 15-24
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Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
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2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)
Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
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101st British Chess Championships
Aberystwyth, Wales
Jul 19-Aug 2
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Helsingør, Denmark
Jul 21-29
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Jul 14-25
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Svidler-Gelfand Rapid Match
Jerusalem, Israel
Jul 20-24
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Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Dortmund, Germany
Jul 12-20
Caruana, Kramnik, Adams, Leko, Ponomariov, Naiditsch, Meier, and Baramidze. Caruana won by a point and a half with 5.5/7.
 
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Jul 6-17
Dzagnidze, Muzychuk, Pogonina, Gunina, Girya, et al.
 
ACP Golden Classic
Bergamo, Italy
July 12-20
Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Emil Sutovsky, Daniele Vocaturo and Sabino Brunello.
 

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