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Jul 2-11
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Jul 7-9
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Jun 15-26
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Jun 15
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Jun 12-15
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.
 
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Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 13-16
Wesley So beat the Czech chess champion David Navara 3-1.
 
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Vedado, Cuba
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