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Juergen Dueball
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I Think I'm Going to b6

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Stephen Gordon
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Benoni Defense
1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 c5

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Sep 2-15
Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Jorge Cori, Karen H Grigoryan, Benjamin Bok, Matthias Bluebaum, Jorden van Foreest, et al.
 
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Szeged, Hungary
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Saint-Quentin, France
Aug 9-20
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Chita, Russia
Aug 8-21
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Russian Superfinals (Women)
Chita, Russia
Aug 8-21
16 year old Aleksandra Goryachkina beat out Valentina Gunina, Alisa Galliamova, Ekaterina Lagno, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Natalia Pogonina, Olga Girya, Marina Guseva, Alina Kashlinskaya, Anastasia Savina, Anastasia Bodnaruk, and Evgenija Ovod.
 
102nd British Chess Championships
Coventry, England
Jul 27-Aug 8
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China-Russia Match
Heixiazi, China
Jul 29-Aug 1
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48th Biel Chess Festival
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 18-31
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Politiken Cup
Helsingor, Denmark
July 25-Aug 2
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Lake Sevan
Martuni, Armenia
Jul 12-20
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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.
 

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