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Heixiazi, China
Jul 29-Aug 1
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48th Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 18-31
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took clear first on 6.5/10, beating out Adams, Wojtaszek, Navara, Eljanov, and Rapport.
102nd British Chess Championships
Coventry, England
Jul 27-Aug 8
Defending champion David Howell, Jonathan Hawkins, Simon Williams, Aaron Summerscale, Glenn Flear, Richard Pert, et al. Discussion forum now open.
Politiken Cup
Helsingor, Denmark
July 25-Aug 2
Laurent Fressinet, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ilya Smirin, Markus Ragger, Jan Timman, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Gawain Jones, and couple hundred others. Discussion forum now open.
Lake Sevan
Martuni, Armenia
Jul 12-20
Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat out Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Vladislav Artemiev, Santosh Gujrathi Vidit, David Anton Guijarro, Robert Hovhannisyan, A R Saleh Salem, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, and Samuel Sevian.
Ding Liren vs Boris Gelfand
Wenzhou, China
July 16-20
Ding Liren played Boris Gelfand in a four game classical match in his home city of Wenzhou. Ding Liren won, 3 to 1.
China-Russia Match
Yinzhou, China
Jul 14-20
Top Chinese players face off against top Russian players. Includes Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Bu Xiangzhi, Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov, Tan Zhongyi, Valentina Gunina, Natalia Pogonina, et al. Discussion forum now open.
China-Russia Match (Women)
Yinzhou, China
Jul 14-20
China: Tan Zhongyi, Shen Yang, Huang Qian, Lei Tingjie, Ding Yixin. Russia: Gunina, Girya, Goryachkina, Pogonina, Kashlinskaya.
6th Hainan Danzhou Tournament
Danzhou, China
Jul 2-11
Wang Yue won with 7/9, beating Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi, Ni Hua, Bu Xiangzhi, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Krishnan Sasikiran, Lu Shanglei and Wang Chen.
Dutch Championship
Amsterdam, NL
July 5-12
Players: Anish Giri, Loek van Wely, Sergei Tiviakov, Erwin L'Ami, Robin van Kampen, Sipke Ernst, Benjamin Bok, and Roeland Pruijssers.
Karpov-Sveshnikov Rapid Match
Riga, Latvia
Jul 7-9
12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov met the renowned chess theoretician Evgeny Sveshnikov in a 6 game match. Karpov won 4 to 2.
43rd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting
Dortmund, Germany
Jun 26-Jul 5
Caruana defeats Kramnik, So, Nepomniachtchi, Hou Yifan, Naiditsch, Nisipeanu, and Meier, clearing the field by a point and a half.
Norway Chess
Stavanger, Norway
Jun 15-26
Topalov had a fine +5 -1 =3 performance beating out Carlsen, Caruana, Nakamura, Anand, Grischuk, Giri, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave, Hammer.
Norway Chess (Blitz)
Stavanger, Norway
Jun 15
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won the event with 6.5/9.
10th Edmonton Chess Festival
Jun 19-28
Edmonton, Canada
Pentala Harikrishna beat out Ivanchuk, Wang Hao, Shankland, and Ganguly.
28th Leon Rapid
Leon, Spain
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.
So - Navara Match
Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 13-16
Wesley So beat the Czech chess champion David Navara 3-1.

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