Holiday & looking forward

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HolidayIn the coming two weeks the articles posted on ChessVibes will appear less frequently than usual, because your editor-in-chief is celebrating a holiday. However, our co-editors will be taking care of the most important news, such as the FIDE elections and the Super GM tournament in Dortmund, so that you don't have to miss much.

At the moment of publishing this article yours truly has just arrived in Marseille, France to celebrate two weeks of holiday in the Provence. (Sorry for the Madonna pic, but we don't know of a better way to get into the groove mood and found this high quality video from her Live Aid show recently uploaded to YouTube.)

For two weeks I will be derpived of chess, chess news and internet in general. It will be a challenge, but I suppose I'll survive.

But don't worry - my co-editors will make sure that the most important news will appear on the site, so you can still expect round-by-round reports from Dortmund, book reviews, tournament reports and more.

In the mean time I'll give an overview of the biggest tournaments that will be held in the coming weeks.

Benasque Open: 8-17 July The annual open in Benasque, Spain with Kiril Georgiev, Pavel Maletin, Viacheslav Zakhartsov and Hrant Melkumyan topping the participants list (though veterans UIf Andersson and Vlastimil Jansa also play). Official website.

Leiden Chess Tournament: 8-18 July The annual open in Leiden, The Netherlands with Sergey Tiviakov, Predrag Nikolic, Erik van den Doel and Leonid Gofshtein topping the participants list. Official website.

2010 U.S. Women's and Junior Closed Championships The Chess Club and Scholastic Center in St Louis, USA will host this year's Women's Ch and Junior Ch together. Top participants: Ray Robson, Sam Shankland (Juniors), Irina Krush, Anna Zatonskih (Women's). Official website.

Canadian Open: 10-18 July The annual, strong open in Toronto, Canada, with this year Harikrishna, Bareev, McShane and Shabalov topping the participants list. Official website.

Rethymno Open: 13-20 July The annual open in Rethymno, Crete, Greece with Gabriel Sargissian, Evgeny Najer, David Alberto, Maxim Turon and Viorel Iordachescu topping the participants list. Official website.

Ikaros Open: 13-21 July The annual open in Ikaros, Greece with Elshan Moradiabadi, Momchil Nikolov and Sergey Zagrebelney topping the participants list. Official website.

Dortmund: 15-25 July The annual Sparkassen Chess Meeting, with this year Vladimir Kramnik, Shakhryiar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Leko, Arkadij Naiditsch and Le Quang Liem. Official website.

Czech Open: 15 July-August 1 The annual festival in Pardubice, Czech Republic, with Evgeny Najer, Anton Korobov, Vladimir Potkin and Eltaj Safarli topping the participants list. Official website.

Andorra Open: 17-25 July The annual open in Andorra, with Lazaro Bruzon, Aleksander Delchev, Csaba Balogh and Edouard Romain topping the participants list. Official website.

Biel: 17-30 July The annual festival in Switzerland, with this year Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Anish Giri, Dmitry Andreikin, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, David Howell, Parimarjan Negi, Maxim Rodshtein in the top group. Official website.
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