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Yaroslav Zherebukh
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Vladimir Kramnik
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Lisitsin Gambit
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Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)
Paris, France
Jun 20-Jun 24
Wesley So wins the rapids with 6/9, and Nakamura wins the overall with 23 points. Players Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Sergey Karjakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand.
 
Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)
Paris, France
Jun 20-Jun 24
Hikaru Nakamura wins with 12/18. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Sergey Karjakin, Wesley So, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Levon Aronian and Viswanathan Anand.
 
Your Next Move (Rapid)
Jun 12-14
Leuven, Belgium
The 2018 Grand Chess Tour kicked off in Belgium with Caruana, Mamedyarov, MVL, Karjakin, Giri, So, Nakamura, Grischuk, Aronian, and Anand. Wesley So won the rapid event with 7/9 and the combined event with 22 points overall.
 
Your Next Move (Blitz)
Jun 15-16
Leuven, Belgium
Caruana, Mamedyarov, MVL, Karjakin, Giri, So, Nakamura, Grischuk, Aronian, and Anand. Sergey Karjakin edged out Wesley with 11.5/18.
 
Altibox Norway
Stavanger, Norway
May 27-Jun 8
Caruana wins with 5/8, defeating Aronian, Anand, Carlsen, Mamedyarov, MVL, Karjakin, Nakamura, and Wesley So. Ding Liren had to withdraw due to a bicycle accident after 3 rounds.
 
Altibox Norway (Blitz)
Stavanger, Norway
May 27
Wesley So came out on top with 6/9 in this preliminary blitz match to determine the seedings of the main event.
 
13th American Continental
Montevideo, Uruguay
Jun 1-10
Samuel Shankland won with 9/11. Other top seeds included Jeffery Xiong, Sandro Mareco, Jorge Cori, Emilio Cordova, Sergey Erenburg, Neuris Delgado Ramirez, Ivan Eduardo Morovic-Fernandez, Diego Flores, et al.
 
19th Karpov Poikovsky
Poikovsky, Russia
May 26-Jun 6
Players: Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko, Vidit, Fedoseev, Artemiev, Gelfand, Korobov, Kovalev, Sutovsky and Bologan.
 
Capablanca Memorial
Havana, Cuba
May 8-20
Samuel Shankland won with 7.5/10, defeating Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Aleksey Dreev, David Anton Guijarro, Aleksandr Rakhmanov and Yusnel Bacallao Alonso.
 
Women's World Championship
Chongqing/Shanghai, China
May 3-20
Defending champion Tan Zhongyi played Ju Wenjun in a 10 game match. Ju Wenjun emerged victorious 5.5 to 4.5 and is the new Women's World Champion.
 
Russian Team Championship
Soochi, Russia
May 1-10
The event was won by "The Bronze Horseman" of St. Petersburg, consisting of Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Maxim Matlakov, et al.
 
Russian Women's Team Championship
Soochi, Russia
May 1-10
The event was won by "Ugra", consisting of Anna Ushenina, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, et al.
 
US Championship
Saint Louis, USA
Apr 18-30
Sam Shankland won with a stellar +6 -0 =5. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Alex Onischuk, Ray Robson, Sam Shankland, Varuzhan Akobian, Jeffery Xiong, Alex Lenderman, Awonder Liang, Yaroslav Zherebukh and Zviad Izoria.
 
US Championship (Women)
Saint Louis, USA
Apr 18-30
Nazi Paikidze won after defeating Annie Wang in the tiebreaks. Players: Irina Krush, Anna Zatonskih, Tatev Abrahamyan, Nazi Paikidze, Sabina Foisor, Jennifer Yu, Annie Wang, Maggie Feng, Anna Sharevich, Dorsa Derakhshani, Akshita Gorti and Rusudan Goletiani.
 
Gashimov Memorial
Shamkir, Azerbaijan
Apr 19-28
The 5th Vugar Gashimov Memorial included Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Anish Giri, Ding Liren, Sergey Karjakin, Veselin Topalov, Teimour Radjabov, Rauf Mamedov and David Navara. Carlsen won with 6/9.
 
GRENKE Chess Classic
Mar 31-Apr 9
Baden-Baden, Germany
This world class tournament featured Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Vitiugov, Naiditsch, Hou Yifan, Georg Meier, and Matthias Bluebaum. Caruana was in the lead for most of the event and finished a full point ahead, with 6.5/9.
 
World Chess Championship Candidates
Mar 10-28
Berlin, Germany
Fabiano Caruana finished a full point in the lead with 9/14, earning the right to challenge Magnus Carlsen in November.
 

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