101st British Chess Championships
Jul 19-Aug 2
Top seeds include Keith Arkell, David Howell, Nicholas Pert, Mark Hebden, Chris Ward, 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.
European Individual Women's Championship
Dzagnidze, Muzychuk, Pogonina, Gunina, Girya, et al.
ACP Golden Classic
Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Emil Sutovsky, Daniele Vocaturo and Sabino Brunello.
2014 Chess Olympiad
Magnus Carlsen is one of the "ambassadors" and will also play on first board for the Norwegian team. Discussion forum now open.
2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)
Discussion forum now open.
Loek van Wely, Sergei Tiviakov, Erwin L'Ami, Robin van Kampen, Dimitri Reinderman, Sipke Ernst, Benjamin Bok, and Wouter Spoelman.
Dutch Championship (Women)
Zhaoqin Peng, Tea Bosboom-Lanchava, Iosefina Paulet, Bianca Muhren, Anne Haast, Ioana-Smaranda Padurariu, Lisa Hortensius, and Anna-Maja Kazarian.
Star Mixed Pair International
Six pairs of men and women play a 6-round rapid. Teams: Nigel Short / Yifan Hou, Zhu Chen / Yasser Seirawan, Yu Shaoteng / Xu Yuhua, Ye Jiangchuan / Alisa Maric, Artur Yusupov / Maia Chiburdanidze, Liu Shilan / Xie Jun.
5th Danzhou Tournament
Jun 25-Jul 4
Ding Liren and Bu Xiangzhi tied with 6.5/9, ahead of Naiditsch, Ponomariov, Yangyi Yu, Wei Yi, Qun Ma, Zhou Weiqi, Xiu Deshun, and Zhao Jun.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Jun 18-Jul 2
Yifan Hou triumphed with 9/11 over Humpy Koneru, Zhao Xue, Anna Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, et al.
9th Edmonton International Tournament
Ivanchuk wins with 7/8, beating second place Wesley So by a half-point.
FIDE World Blitz Championship
Carlsen, Aronian, Grischuk, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Svidler, Gelfand, et al. Magnus Carlsen won with 17/21 points.
FIDE World Rapid Championship
Top players include Carlsen, Aronian, Grischuk, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Svidler, Gelfand, et al. Carlsen won with 11/15.
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