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Chita, Russia
Aug 8-21
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102nd British Chess Championships
Coventry, England
Jul 27-Aug 8
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China-Russia Match
Heixiazi, China
Jul 29-Aug 1
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48th Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 18-31
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Politiken Cup
Helsingor, Denmark
July 25-Aug 2
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