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Max Euwe
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Player of the Day
Ibragim Khamrakulov
(1982-)

Opening of the Day
King's Indian Attack
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3


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Jul 19-Aug 2
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Helsingør, Denmark
Jul 21-29
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Biel, Switzerland
Jul 14-25
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Jerusalem, Israel
Jul 20-24
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Dortmund, Germany
Jul 12-20
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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Jul 6-17
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July 12-20
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Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
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Tromso, Norway
Aug 1-14
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Amsterdam, NL
Jul 6-13
Loek van Wely, Sergei Tiviakov, Erwin L'Ami, Robin van Kampen, Dimitri Reinderman, Sipke Ernst, Benjamin Bok, and Wouter Spoelman.
 
Dutch Championship (Women)
Amsterdam, NL
Jul 6-13
Zhaoqin Peng, Tea Bosboom-Lanchava, Iosefina Paulet, Bianca Muhren, Anne Haast, Ioana-Smaranda Padurariu, Lisa Hortensius, and Anna-Maja Kazarian.
 
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Chengdu, China
Jul 6-9
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5th Danzhou Tournament
Danzhou, China
Jun 25-Jul 4
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Lopota, Georgia
Jun 18-Jul 2
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9th Edmonton International Tournament
Edmonton, Canada
Jun 21-29
Ivanchuk wins with 7/8, beating second place Wesley So by a half-point.
 
FIDE World Blitz Championship
Dubai, UAE
Jun 19-20
Carlsen, Aronian, Grischuk, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Svidler, Gelfand, et al. Magnus Carlsen won with 17/21 points.
 
FIDE World Rapid Championship
Dubai, UAE
Jun 16-18
Top players include Carlsen, Aronian, Grischuk, Anand, Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, Svidler, Gelfand, et al. Carlsen won with 11/15.
 

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