Saint Petersburg
Alekseev - Levin
When bishops are placed too tight, while pawns have enough space: 26.hxg7 bxa3 27.f6!, and White wins. A traditional Chigorin Memorial is taking place in Saint Petersburg.
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Douglas
Kashlinskaya - Sevian
Inspired play on birthday: 16.Nd5! Alina Kashlinskaya has shown the best result among women at traditional open tournament on the Isle of Man.
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China
Lin Yi - Jakovenko
Dragging the monarch out of a secure shelter: 30...Qh6! 31.h3 Bxf2+. The Chess League is being held in China.
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Hoogeveen
Amin - Kryakvin
An unpleasant surprise for our reviewer - 25.Qe8+!, but it gave a beautiful position to our website! A traditional chess festival finished in the Netherlands.
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Douglas
Aronian - Short
Throwing off a slip-knot from the white king's neck: 25.g4! Bh7 26.Rxh7 Kxh7 27.Qxe4+. A traditional open tournament is taking place on the Isle of Man.
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Douglas
Karjakin - Sevian
Troitsky would be glad: after 59.Nd4+! Kc5 60.Nf5 g4 61.Ng3 it took White 30 moves to checkmate the opponent. A traditional open tournament is taking place on the Isle of Man.
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Hoogoveen
Svidler - Shankland
On the quickest route to the king: 27.Nxe6! A traditional chess festival is taking place in the Netherlands.
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Douglas
Kramnik - Dragnev
White cannot take the knight at the moment, but he can prepare the capture ignoring the attacked rook: 27.Bd5! A traditional open tournament is taking place on the Isle of Man.
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Hoogeveen
Svidler - Shankland
The queen is climbing the stairs: 32.Qc3! Kd7 33.Qd3+ Kc7 34.Qc4, and Black resigns. A traditional chess festival is taking place in the Netherlands.
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Douglas
Gelfand - Christiansen
The bishop got stuck at a loose end: 32.Be6! A traditional open tournament is taking place on the Isle of Man.
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Douglas
Vachier-Lagrave - Lubbe
To jump over a high fence: 22.Nd4! A traditional open tournament started on the Isle of Man.
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Almaty
Kekelidze - Mirzoev
The position is ripe for a final blow: 23.Rxe7! A big open tournament is taking place in Kazakhstan.
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Russian Team Championships