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Accomplished Bangladeshi GM Ziaur Rahman Dies Mid-Game

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GMs Fabiano Caruana, Gukesh D, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Anish Giri and others meet again in the SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia 2024! The Rapid section will be played from today until 12 July, followed by a Blitz double round-robin the two days after.

Our July 1+0 Bullet Shield Arena, the first of seven daily Shield Arenas this week, starts in just 2 hours! The winner will get a unique trophy and keep it until next month's tournament.

GM Ziaur Rahman died at the age of 50 during his game against GM Enamul Hossain in the Bangladeshi Championship. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and many fans. We encourage easy access to defibrillators and trained medical personnel at chess tournaments.

GM Fabiano Caruana won the Superbet Romania Chess Classic 2024 in a four-way rapid tiebreaker, beating GMs Alireza Firouzja, Gukesh D and R Praggnanandhaa. The tiebreaker was needed after GM Anish Giri defeated Caruana in their classical game.

Heading into the final round, GM Fabiano Caruana leads the Superbet Romania Classic - where 34 out of 40 games ended in a draw so far. His opponent GM Anish Giri has no chance of winning the tournament anymore, while GMs Gukesh D, R Praggnanandhaa and Alireza Firouzja are just 0.5 points behind.

The 2024 World Chess Championship match between defending champion Ding Liren and challenger Gukesh D will be held in Singapore from 20 November to 15 December, FIDE announced on its website.

Our Game of the Month June Contest is underway: Share your best Lichess standard game played in June 2024 until 5 July! The winner will be announced on 14 July, followed by a blog post with commentary on the game.