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Rainer Knaak
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Bogo-Indian Defense
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Jul 13-23
Bilbao, Spain
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Danzhou, China
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Dortmund, Germany
Jul 9-17
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Vidmar Memorial
Bled, Slovenia
June 24-Jule 3
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Edmonton, Canada
Jun 17-26
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YourNextMove Blitz
Leuven, Belgium
Jun 17-20
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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
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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
Gunina, Pogonina, Bodnaruk, Goryachkina, Lagno represent Russia, taking on Chinese players Tan Zhongyi, Shen Yang, Guo Qi, Ding Yixin, and Lei Tingjie.
 
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.
 

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