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Eugene Aleksandrovich Znosko-Borovsky
(1884-1954)

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Ruy Lopez, Exchange
1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗b5 a6 4. ♗xc6

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St. Louis, USA
Aug 23-Sep 3
Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Topalov, Grischuk, Anand, Giri, Vachier-Lagrave, Aronian, and Wesley So. Top board broadcast daily at this site, 2pm USA/Eastern.
 
Leko - Li Chao Match
Szeged, Hungary
Aug 14-20
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French Championships
Saint-Quentin, France
Aug 9-20
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Saint-Quentin, France
Aug 9-20
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Aug 8-21
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Russian Superfinals (Women)
Chita, Russia
Aug 8-21
16 year old Aleksandra Goryachkina beat out Valentina Gunina, Alisa Galliamova, Ekaterina Lagno, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Marina Guseva, Alina Kashlinskaya, Anastasia Savina, Anastasia Bodnaruk, and Evgenija Ovod.
 
102nd British Chess Championships
Coventry, England
Jul 27-Aug 8
Jonathan Hawkins beat out David Howell, Simon Williams, Aaron Summerscale, Glenn Flear, Richard Pert, et al. with 8.5/11.
 
China-Russia Match
Heixiazi, China
Jul 29-Aug 1
Russia: Sergey Karjakin, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexander Morozevich, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Dmitry Andreikin. China: Wei Yi, Ding Liren, Ni Hua, Yu Yangyi and Wang Yue. A knockout-style event in two parts, the latter half to be played in Harbin City come December.
 
48th Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 18-31
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took clear first on 6.5/10, beating out Adams, Wojtaszek, Navara, Eljanov, and Rapport.
 
Politiken Cup
Helsingor, Denmark
July 25-Aug 2
Laurent Fressinet, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ilya Smirin, Markus Ragger, Jan Timman, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Gawain Jones, and couple hundred others. Discussion forum now open.
 
Lake Sevan
Martuni, Armenia
Jul 12-20
Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat out Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Vladislav Artemiev, Santosh Gujrathi Vidit, David Anton Guijarro, Robert Hovhannisyan, A R Saleh Salem, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, and Samuel Sevian.
 
Ding Liren vs Boris Gelfand
Wenzhou, China
July 16-20
Ding Liren played Boris Gelfand in a four game classical match in his home city of Wenzhou. Ding Liren won, 3 to 1.
 
China-Russia Match
Yinzhou, China
Jul 14-20
Top Chinese players face off against top Russian players. Includes Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Tan Zhongyi, Valentina Gunina, Natalia Pogonina, et al. Discussion forum now open.
 
China-Russia Match (Women)
Yinzhou, China
Jul 14-20
China: Tan Zhongyi, Shen Yang, Huang Qian, Lei Tingjie, Ding Yixin. Russia: Gunina, Girya, Goryachkina, Pogonina, Kashlinskaya.
 
6th Hainan Danzhou Tournament
Danzhou, China
Jul 2-11
Wang Yue won with 7/9, beating Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Ni Hua, Bu Xiangzhi, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Krishnan Sasikiran, Lu Shanglei and Wang Chen.
 
Dutch Championship
Amsterdam, NL
July 5-12
Players: Anish Giri, Loek van Wely, Sergei Tiviakov, Erwin L'Ami, Robin van Kampen, Sipke Ernst, Benjamin Bok, and Roeland Pruijssers.
 
Karpov-Sveshnikov Rapid Match
Riga, Latvia
Jul 7-9
12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov met the renowned chess theoretician Evgeny Sveshnikov in a 6 game match. Karpov won 4 to 2.
 

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