Aug 27-Sep 7
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This year's Sinquefield Cup is arguably the strongest tournament ever, with Carlsen, Aronian, Caruana, Nakamura, Topalov, and Vachier-Lagrave. Caruana has started with an incredible 4/4. Live games broadcast daily (free) at 3pm USA/Eastern.
Stockfish - Nakamura Match
Nakamura takes on Stockfish in a four game match. In two of the games, the GM received assistance from Rybka. In the other two, pawn and move odds. The computer won 3 to 1.
FIDE Women's Grand Prix
Aug 24-Sep 7
Hou Yifan, Koneru, Ju Wenjun, Harika, Kosintseva, Zhao Xue, Danielian, Ushenina, Zhu Chen, Alina L'Ami, Tuvshintugs, and Muminova. The winner qualifies for the Women's World Championship.
Fressinet, Bacrot, Degraeve, Dorfman, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Riga Technical University Open
Melkumyan beats out Rapport on tiebreaks, both finishing on 7.5/9.
2014 Chess Olympiad
China wins, losing just one game in 11 rounds. Hungary took the silver and India took the bronze after a near-perfect final round.
2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)
Russia wins the gold, China takes silver, Ukraine took the bronze.
101st British Chess Championships
Jul 19-Aug 2
Jonathan Hawkins and David Howell shared the title with 8.5/11, beating out Nicholas Pert, Simon Williams, John Emms, et al.
Bu Xiangzhi won with 9/10 a full point ahead of Gawain Jones, Matlakov, Rodshtein and Negi.
Biel Chess Festival
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (6/10) beats out Anish Giri, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Pentala Harikrishna, Alexander Motylev and Hou Yifan.
Svidler-Gelfand Rapid Match
A side event to the Gideon Japhet Memorial, Svidler beat Gelfand 5 to 3.
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.
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.
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Member predictions based on the ChessBookie Game
- M Willich vs P Fink, 2004 1-0
- Nakamura vs Caruana, 2014 0-1
- Gligoric vs Holze, 1970 0-1
- Aronian vs Carlsen, 2014 0-1
- The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 *
- Topalov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 1-0
- Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 0-1
- Caruana vs Aronian, 2014 1-0
- Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 1-0
- Topalov vs Caruana, 2014 0-1
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|Topalov vs Caruana, 2014|
|[LIVE] Caruana vs Topalov, 2014|
|Sinquefield Cup (2014)|
|Adams vs M Maki Uuro, 2004|
|Carlsen vs K Kiik, 2003|
|Benko vs Fischer, 1962|
|Carlsen vs J L Hammer, 2001|
|Gligoric vs Holze, 1970|
|Stockholm Chess Club|
|The World vs Naiditsch, 2014|
|P Skovgaard vs Carlsen, 2001|
|Stockholm vs Riga, 1904|
|Schlechter vs Bird, 1895|
|Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014|
|Flohr vs Capablanca, 1935|
|Mieses vs Lasker, 1889|
|Aronian vs Topalov, 2014|
|Leko vs Nakamura, 2014|
|I Ssemwogerere vs Kokoe Solange Kouevi, 2014|
|Teichmann vs Leonhardt, 1905|
|Mdluli Meluleki vs D Ntagasigumwami, 2014|
|Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014|
|E Weinitschke vs Bogoljubov, 1938|
|P Corbin vs R Rajapakse, 2008|
|Team White vs Team Black, 2012|
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shrug and a smile. Then, not only will the game of chess have ceased to exist, but also will the remembrance of frequently missed objectives elicit pity, as a reaction to the
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