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July 22
Biel, Switzerland
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Dortmund, Germany
Jul 15-23
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Danzhou, China
Jul 9-18
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Jul 5-16
Geneva, Switzerland
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun 26-Jul 2
Loek van Wely is the 2017 Dutch Champion after beating Sipke Ernst by tiebreaks. Also playing were Ivan Sokolov, Erwin L'Ami, Jorden van Foreest, Benjamin Bok, Erik van den Doel, and Twan Burg.
 
Dutch Championships (Women)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun 26-Jul 2
Anne Haast is the 2017 Dutch Champion after beating Tea Bosboom-Lanchava by tiebreaks. Also playing were Zhaoqin Peng, Anna-Maja Kazarian, Mariska Bertholee, Arlette van Weersel, Maaike Keetman, and Lisa Hortensius.
 
YourNextMove (Rapid)
Jun 28-Jul 2
Leuven, Belgium
Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Vassily Ivanchuk and Baadur Jobava. Wesley So won the rapid event with 7/9 points.
 
YourNextMove (Blitz)
Jun 28-Jul 2
Leuven, Belgium
Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Wesley So, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Vassily Ivanchuk and Baadur Jobava. Magnus Carlsen annhilated the field with 14.5/18, winning by 4 and a half points.
 
Grand Chess Tour Paris (Rapid)
Jun 21-25
Paris, France
Carlsen, Nakamura, Wesley So, MVL, Karjakin, Caruana, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Topalov and Bacrot. Magnus Carlsen won the rapid with 7/9. Combined with the blitz event, Carlsen was even with Maxime Lachier-Lagrave with 24 points apiece; Magnus won in the tiebreaks to become overall champ.
 
Grand Chess Tour Paris (Blitz)
Jun 21-25
Paris, France
Carlsen, Nakamura, Wesley So, MVL, Karjakin, Caruana, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Topalov and Bacrot. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won with 13/18.
 
World Team Chess Championship
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Jun 17-Jun 26
10 teams from around the world compete for the largest team event in chess. China won the men's title.
 
World Team Chess Championship (Women)
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Jun 17-Jun 26
10 all-female teams from around the world compete for the largest team event in chess. Russia came out victorious.
 
Altibox Norway Chess
Stavanger, Norway
June 5-17
Levon Aronian won by a whole point (6/9) over Carlsen, So, Caruana, Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, Anand, Karjakin, and Giri.
 
Altibox Norway (Blitz)
Stavanger, Norway
June 5
Magnus Carlsen wins by two whole points at 7.5/9, beating So, Caruana, Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura, Anand, Aronian, Karjakin, and Giri.
 
European Individual Chess Championship
Minsk, Belarus
May 10-Jun 11
Top seeds include Leko, Andreikin, Navara, Jakovenko, Jobava, Kryvoruchko, Ponomariov, Matlakov, Naiditsch, Rodshtein, Tomashevsky, Bacrot, Howell, et al.
 
Capablanca Memorial (Elite)
Varadero, Cuba
May 27-Jun 6
Ivanchuk, Cordova, Sasikiran, Shankland, Piorun, and Ortiz Suarez. Discussion forum now open.
 

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