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Vladimir Kramnik
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Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 e6 3. ♘c3 ♗b4 4. e3 b6

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11th Edmonton International
Edmonton, Canada
Jun 17-26
Top seeds include Shirov, Ganguly, S P Sethuraman, and Sam Shankland.
 
YourNextMove Blitz
Leuven, Belgium
Jun 17-20
Anand, Carlsen, Nakamura, Caruana, So, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Giri, Topalov, Kramnik. Carlsen wins the Blitz and the combined results with 23 points, ahead of Wesley So with 20.5.
 
YourNextMove Rapid
Leuven, Belgium
Jun 17-20
Carlsen with with 6/9 ahead of Wesley So with 5.5/9.
 
Eurasian Blitz Chess Cup
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Jun 17-19
Farrukh Amonatov turned the tables on Nepomniachtchi in the last round to take the Cup. Also playing were Le Quang, Karjakin, Mamedov, Gelfand, Wang Hao, Grischuk, Andreikin, Svidler, Kasimdzhanov, Gawain Jones, et al.
 
Lublin GM
Lublin, Poland
Jun 13-18
David Navara scored 4/6 including a win in the decisive final round which scored the European win.
 
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Moscow, Russia
Jun 10-15
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Russia-China Match (Women)
Moscow, Russia
Jun 10-15
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51st Capablanca Memorial
Varadero, Cuba
Jun 9-20
Leinier Dominguez Perez, Vassily Ivanchuk, Zoltan Almasi, Ivan Cheparinov, Yuriy Kryvoruchko and Lazaro Bruzon.
 
Grand Chess Tour Paris Rapid
Paris, France
Jun 8-12
Nakamura won the rapid and the combined event, beating Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Veselin Topalov and Laurent Fressinet.
 
Grand Chess Tour Paris Blitz
Paris, France
Jun 11-12
Magnus Carlsen won the blitz event, beating Hikaru Nakamura, Vladimir Kramnik, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Veselin Topalov and Laurent Fressinet.
 
Leon Masters
Jun 9-13
Leon, Spain
Viswanathan Anand won by beating David Anton in the semi-finals and Wei Yi in the final.
 
European Senior Chess Championships
Yerevan, Armenia
June 4-14
Evgeni Sveshnikov, Evgeni Vasiukov, Viktor Kupreichik, Nona Gaprindashvili, Alexander Kuindzhy, Nikolai Mishuchkov, Yuri Meshkov, et al.
 
European Individual Championship (Women)
Mamaia, Romania
May 27-June 7
Antoaneta Stefanova, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Natalia Pogonina, Monika Socko, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina
 
Gashimov Memorial
Shamkir, Azerbaijan
May 26-Jun 4
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won his final three games to beat out Caruana, Giri, Karjakin, Eljanov, Harikrishna, Radjabov, Safarli, Hou Yifan, et al.
 
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Wei Yi, Ni Hua, Le Quang Liem, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Baskaran Adhiban, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, et al.
 
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
May 25-Jun 5
Batkhuyag Munguntuul, Qi Guo, Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, Padmini Rout, Le Thao Nguyen Pham, Mary Ann Gomes, et al.
 
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June 5
Alexander Grischuk won the 8 player blitz final, beating Andreikin 4-2 and Carlsen 2.5-1.5.
 

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