101st British Chess Championships
Jul 9-Aug 2
Top seeds include Keith Arkell, David Howell, Nicholas Pert, Mark Hebden, Chris Ward, Simon Williams, John Emms, et al.
Top seeds include Moiseenko, Bu, Edouard, Rapport, Matlakov, Rodshtein, Timman, Negi, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Biel Chess Festival
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Anish Giri, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Pentala Harikrishna, Alexander Motylev and Hou Yifan.
Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting
Caruana, Kramnik, Adams, Leko, Ponomariov, Naiditsch, Meier, and Baramidze. Caruana won by a point and a half with 5.5/7.
European Individual Women's Championship
Dzagnidze, Muzychuk, Pogonina, Gunina, Girya, et al.
ACP Golden Classic
Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Emil Sutovsky, Daniele Vocaturo and Sabino Brunello.
2014 Chess Olympiad
Magnus Carlsen is one of the "ambassadors" and will also play on first board for the Norwegian team. Discussion forum now open.
2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)
Discussion forum now open.
Loek van Wely, Sergei Tiviakov, Erwin L'Ami, Robin van Kampen, Dimitri Reinderman, Sipke Ernst, Benjamin Bok, and Wouter Spoelman.
Dutch Championship (Women)
Zhaoqin Peng, Tea Bosboom-Lanchava, Iosefina Paulet, Bianca Muhren, Anne Haast, Ioana-Smaranda Padurariu, Lisa Hortensius, and Anna-Maja Kazarian.
Star Mixed Pair International
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
Jun 25-Jul 4
Naiditsch, Ponomariov, Bu Xiangzhi, Ding Liren, Yangyi Yu, Wei Yi, Qun Ma, Zhou Weiqi, Xiu Deshun, and Zhao Jun. Discussion forum now open.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
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
Ivanchuk wins with 7/8, beating second place Wesley So by a half-point.
FIDE World Blitz Championship
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
Top players include Carlsen, Aronian, Grischuk, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Svidler, Gelfand, et al. Carlsen won with 11/15.
Norway Chess Tournament
This super tournament featured 7 out of the top 10 players! Lineup: Carlsen, Aronian, Kramnik, Caruana, Topalov, Karjakin, Svidler, Grischuk, Giri, and Agdestein. Sergey Karjakin won scoring 5 points out of the last 6 games.
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None of us possesses the power of simultaneous transition from location to location enjoyed
by chessmen, particularly by the knight, who is unimpeded by intervening obstacles. A rapid
succession of similar thoughts was passing through my head as I gazed at the chessboard,
though ostensibly to study the game laid out thereon, which I was playing by letter with a
distant correspondent. As sometimes happens when smoking opium, time suddenly slowed down
and thoughts seemed to come with incredible speed and clarity.
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