Wijk aan Zee
Tomashevsky - Caruana
What happens when your pieces are offside: after 12.Nb5! Black was forced to part with an exchange. The first supertournament of the year ended in Wijk aan Zee.
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Carlsen - Hou Yifan
Black would hold a draw after 45...а5!, while 45...h5? 46.Kb4 gave White a victory. The World champion is close to winning the first supertournament of the year.
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Caruana - Wei Yi
The position ripes for a break: 18.Bxe4 dxe4 19.d5 b4 20.dxc6! Caruana continues to chase Carlsen.
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Gibraltar
Nakamura - Bellin
The Black queen is suddenly in trouble: 26.e6! Nxe6 27.Bxg7+! Kxg7 28.Qb2+. A major open tournament started in Gibraltar.
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Adhiban - Dreev
Playing in the spirit of old masters - 15.e4!? The Indian beat the Russian to top the Wijk-aan-Zee Challengers.
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Navara - Caruana
Pawns, move! 50.a5! bxa5 51.c5 Kd8 52.h5!, and White wins. One of the Wijk-aan-Zee favorites goes down in style.
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Giri - Mamedyarov
A fork after a fork: 20.c7! Qxc7 21.Nc6, and White gradually converted an extra exchange. The first supertournament of 2016 continues in the Netherlands.
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Mamedyarov - Adams
White seizes the initiative by 35.Nc2! Qc5 36.Nb4! Mamedyarov seems fully recovered from his terrible blunder earlier in this tournament.
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Hou Yifan - Navara
White sacrifices an exchange 21.Rxe6! Bf7 22.Rd6 Be7 23.Bd3!, obtaining a powerful attack. The Wijk-aan-Zee supertournament goes on.
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L'Ami - Antipov
World Junior Champion is looking for trouble: 28...Nxg4!? He is yet to make his first draw in Tala Steel Challengers; in this game he managed to win.
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Ju Wenjun - Dreev
The position ripes for breakthrough: 39...g5! 40.h5 g4 41.Rh4 f5! Alexey Dreev starts with two wins in the Tournament B.
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Mamedyarov - Eljanov
Blunder of the month: 38.c5?? Qxb1. Tata Steel Masters 2016 started in the Netherlands.
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FIDE World Cup