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Four Knights
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6

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Baku Grand Prix
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FIDE Grand Prix Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan
Oct 2-14
Caruana, Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Dominguez Perez, Gelfand, Svidler, Andreikin, Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov and Tomashevsky. Discussion forum now open.
Baku Open
Sep 22-30
Baku, Azerbaijan
Top seeds include Zhigalko, Inarkiev, Areshchenko, Kuzubov, et al. Discussion forum now open.
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Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
Aronian, Anand, Ponomariov, and Vallejo Pons faced off for a DRR with 3-1-0 scoring. Anand won with 11 points.
European Club Cup
Sep 14-20
Bilbao, Spain
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GRENKE Chess Classic
Sep 6-12
Baden-Baden, Germany
Naiditsch beat out Nisipeanu, Meier, Fridman, Baramidze, Schlosser, Blubaum, Wagner with 5/7.
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Aug 27-Sep 7
St. Louis, USA
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Aug 23
Burlingame, USA
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FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Sharjah, UAE
Aug 24-Sep 7
Hou Yifan shared first place with Ju Wenjun and with that secured victory in the entire Grand Prix series.
French Championships
Nimes, France
Aug 17-28
Fressinet, Bacrot, Degraeve, Dorfman, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Riga Technical University Open
Riga, Latvia
Aug 15-24
Melkumyan beats out Rapport on tiebreaks, both finishing on 7.5/9.
2014 Chess Olympiad
Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
China wins, losing just one game in 11 rounds. Hungary took the silver and India took the bronze after a near-perfect final round.
2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)
Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
Russia wins the gold, China takes silver, Ukraine took the bronze.
101st British Chess Championships
Aberystwyth, Wales
Jul 19-Aug 2
Jonathan Hawkins and David Howell shared the title with 8.5/11, beating out Nicholas Pert, Simon Williams, John Emms, et al.
Politiken Cup
Helsingør, Denmark
Jul 21-29
Bu Xiangzhi won with 9/10 a full point ahead of Gawain Jones, Matlakov, Rodshtein and Negi.
Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 14-25
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (6/10) beats out Anish Giri, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Pentala Harikrishna, Alexander Motylev and Hou Yifan.
Svidler-Gelfand Rapid Match
Jerusalem, Israel
Jul 20-24
A side event to the Gideon Japhet Memorial, Svidler beat Gelfand 5 to 3.
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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