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Aug 27-Sep 7
St. Louis, USA
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Aug 23
Burlingame, USA
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Sharjah, UAE
Aug 24-Sep 7
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Nimes, France
Aug 17-28
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Riga, Latvia
Aug 15-24
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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.
 
European Individual Women's Championship
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Jul 6-17
Dzagnidze, Muzychuk, Pogonina, Gunina, Girya, et al.
 
ACP Golden Classic
Bergamo, Italy
July 12-20
Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Emil Sutovsky, Daniele Vocaturo and Sabino Brunello.
 
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Amsterdam, NL
Jul 6-13
Loek van Wely, Sergei Tiviakov, Erwin L'Ami, Robin van Kampen, Dimitri Reinderman, Sipke Ernst, Benjamin Bok, and Wouter Spoelman.
 
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Amsterdam, NL
Jul 6-13
Zhaoqin Peng, Tea Bosboom-Lanchava, Iosefina Paulet, Bianca Muhren, Anne Haast, Ioana-Smaranda Padurariu, Lisa Hortensius, and Anna-Maja Kazarian.
 
Star Mixed Pair International
Chengdu, China
Jul 6-9
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.
 

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