Baku Grand Prix
FIDE Grand Prix Baku
Caruana, Grischuk, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Dominguez Perez, Gelfand, Svidler, Andreikin, Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov and Tomashevsky. Discussion forum now open.
Top seeds include Zhigalko, Inarkiev, Areshchenko, Kuzubov, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Aronian, Anand, Ponomariov, and Vallejo Pons faced off for a DRR with 3-1-0 scoring. Anand won with 11 points.
European Club Cup
Taking place alongside the Bilbao Masters, SOCAR Azerbaijan (Giri, Topalov, Radjabov, et al) won with a perfect 7/7.
GRENKE Chess Classic
Naiditsch beat out Nisipeanu, Meier, Fridman, Baramidze, Schlosser, Blubaum, Wagner with 5/7.
Aug 27-Sep 7
St. Louis, USA
The 2014 Sinquefield Cup was arguably the strongest tournament ever, with Carlsen, Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Topalov, and Vachier-Lagrave. Caruana started with an incredible 7/7 and won with 8.5/10.
Stockfish - Nakamura Match
Nakamura takes on Stockfish in a four game match. In two of the games, the GM received assistance from Rybka. In the other two, pawn and move odds. The computer won 3 to 1.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Aug 24-Sep 7
Hou Yifan shared first place with Ju Wenjun and with that secured victory in the entire Grand Prix series.
Fressinet, Bacrot, Degraeve, Dorfman, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Riga Technical University Open
Melkumyan beats out Rapport on tiebreaks, both finishing on 7.5/9.
2014 Chess Olympiad
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)
Russia wins the gold, China takes silver, Ukraine took the bronze.
101st British Chess Championships
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.
Bu Xiangzhi won with 9/10 a full point ahead of Gawain Jones, Matlakov, Rodshtein and Negi.
Biel Chess Festival
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (6/10) beats out Anish Giri, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Pentala Harikrishna, Alexander Motylev and Hou Yifan.
Svidler-Gelfand Rapid Match
A side event to the Gideon Japhet Memorial, Svidler beat Gelfand 5 to 3.
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
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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