The Week in Chess
51st Biel Chess Festival 2018 - Games and Results
Fri Jul 20 20:58:00 2018
The 51st Biel Chess Festival takes place Sun 22nd July (Round 1) to Wed 1st Aug 2018. World Champion Magnus Carlsen heads a strong field of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, David Navara and Nico Georgiadis. 6 players 10 rounds. Other events including a strong open are alongside.
46th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2018 - Games and Results
Fri Jul 13 13:07:00 2018
The 46th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting takes place 12th to 22nd July 2018. Kramnik, Giri, Nepomniachtchi, Wojtaszek, Duda, Nisipeanu, Kovalev and Meier are in the main GM tournament.
Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2018 - Games and Results
Tue Jul 10 15:09:00 2018
The Chess.com Speed Chess Championship takes place July 17th to October 18th 2018. 16 players in a knockout online blitz tournament. 90 minutes of 5/1 blitz, 60 minutes of 3/1 blitz, and 30 minutes of 1/1 bullet chess. Players: Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Wei Yi, Anish Giri, Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Hou Yifan, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Vidit Gujrath were all invited. There was an invitational qualifier on June 26th-27th where Leinier Dominguez Perez defeated Jon Ludvig Hammer in the final (Georg Meier and Eric Hansen lost to these in the semi-finals). The final place will be decided in a 10 round open qualifier on Tuesday, July 10th.

Games from the invitational qualifier available. It seems defending champion Magnus Carlsen is avoiding rapid and blitz ahead of his World Championship match in November.

Chinese Team Championship 2018 - Games and Results
Tue Jul 10 12:33:00 2018
The Chinese Team Championship takes place Tuesday 10th Apr to Friday 30th Nov 2018.
Netherlands Chess Championship 2018 - Games and Results
Mon Jul 9 09:52:00 2018
The Netherlands Chess Championship took place 1st to 8th July 2018. Players: Van Wely, Jorden Van Foreest, Erwin L'Ami, Tiviakov, Ivan Sokolov, Sipke Ernst and Koen Leenhouts. Women's tournament: Zhaoqin Peng, Haast, Lanchava, Paulet, Ratsma, De Mie, Keetman and Hortensius. 8 players each section all-play-all. Sergei Tiviakov won the title with a round to spare on 5.5/7. Peng Zhaoqin won the women's title with 6/7.

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