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Jul 21-29
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Jul 20-24
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Aug 1-14
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Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
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Amsterdam, NL
Jul 6-13
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Dutch Championship (Women)
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.
5th Danzhou Tournament
Danzhou, China
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
Lopota, Georgia
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
Edmonton, Canada
Jun 21-29
Ivanchuk wins with 7/8, beating second place Wesley So by a half-point.
FIDE World Blitz Championship
Dubai, UAE
Jun 19-20
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
Dubai, UAE
Jun 16-18
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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