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
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took clear first on 6.5/10, beating out Adams, Wojtaszek, Navara, Eljanov, and Rapport.
102nd British Chess Championships
Jul 27-Aug 8
Defending champion David Howell, Jonathan Hawkins, Simon Williams, Aaron Summerscale, Glenn Flear, Richard Pert, et al. Discussion forum now open.
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.
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
Ding Liren played Boris Gelfand in a four game classical match in his home city of Wenzhou. Ding Liren won, 3 to 1.
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)
China: Tan Zhongyi, Shen Yang, Huang Qian, Lei Tingjie, Ding Yixin. Russia: Gunina, Girya, Goryachkina, Pogonina, Kashlinskaya.
6th Hainan Danzhou Tournament
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.
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
12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov met the renowned chess theoretician Evgeny Sveshnikov in a 6 game match. Karpov won 4 to 2.
43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting
Jun 26-Jul 5
Caruana defeats Kramnik, So, Nepomniachtchi, Hou Yifan, Naiditsch, Nisipeanu, and Meier, clearing the field by a point and a half.
Topalov had a fine +5 -1 =3 performance beating out Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Grischuk, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Hammer.
Norway Chess (Blitz)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the event with 6.5/9.
10th Edmonton Chess Festival
Pentala Harikrishna beat out Ivanchuk, Wang Hao, Shankland, and Ganguly.
28th Leon Rapid
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ruslan Ponomariov, Wei Yi and David Anton Guijarro compete in a rapid knockout. Wei Yi won, defeating Vachier-Lagrave 2.5 to 1.5 in the final.
So - Navara Match
Prague, Czech Republic
Wesley So beat the Czech chess champion David Navara 3-1.
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- B Donaldson vs T Dowden, 2001 1-0
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- D Howell vs N Pert, 2015 0-1
- Karjakin vs Ni Hua, 2015 1-0
- Karjakin vs Wei Yi, 2015 1-0
- Arkell vs A Summerscale, 2015 1-0
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|Kashdan vs S T Sharp, 1926|
|Andronica Leboela Maboloka vs C Ashley, 2014|
|Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1975|
|Tal vs Browne, 1975|
|M Burrows vs S Chevannes, 2015|
|A Hill vs R Pert, 2015|
|Emms vs C Ward, 2015|
|R Rapport vs Navara, 2015|
|Anand vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015|
|Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1954|
|Capablanca vs S T Sharp, 1922|
|Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1954|
|Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1954|
|Capablanca vs S T Sharp, 1911|
|China-Russia Challenge Match (2015)|
|Alekhine vs Vasic, 1931|
|Jullik vs Tal, 1950|
|B Donaldson vs T Dowden, 2001|
|Fine vs Najdorf, 1948|
|Spassky vs Fischer, 1960|
|M Lange vs Blackburne, 1883|
|A Kockum vs R Astrom, 2007|
|P Cramling vs T Glimbrant, 2009|
|British Championships (2015)|
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|Morozevich vs Tomashevsky, 2013|
|Politiken Cup (2015)|
|Karjakin vs Ni Hua, 2015|
|R E Andersen vs P Fossan, 2015|
|Kupreichik vs Tal, 1970|
|Arkell vs A Summerscale, 2015|
|Hebden vs J Cooper, 2015|
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