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Opening of the Day
1. c4 e6 2. ♘f3 d5 3. g3 ♘f6 4. ♗g2 ♗e7 5. O-O

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Moscow, Russia
Sep 25
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Douglas, Isle of Man, England
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New York, USA
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Sep 22
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Baku, Azerbaijan
Sep 1-13
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Chess Olympiad (Women)
Baku, Azerbaijan
Sep 1-13
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Aug 21-29
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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World Junior Championship
Bhubaneswar, India
Aug 7-22
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World Junior Championship (Girls)
Bhubaneswar, India
Aug 7-22
Dinara Saduakassova won with 9.5/13, a half-point clear of Nandhidhaa and Dordzhieva.
Sinquefield Cup
St. Louis, USA
Aug 5-16
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British Championships
Bournemouth, England
Jul 25-Aug 6
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17th Karpov Poikovsky
Poikovsky, Russia
Jul 23-Aug 1
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Biel Blitz
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 30
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, Benjamin Bok, Francesco Rambaldi, Nico Georgiadis, and Noel Studer.
Biel: Svidler vs MVL
Biel, Switzerland
Jul 23-Aug 3
Svidler and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave play a 4 round classical match, in additional to several top-notch side events.

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