Saint Petersburg
Lagno - Ju Wenjun
A l'abordage: 17.Ne6!? Kateryna Lagno won the King Salman World Women's Blitz Championship in Saint Petersburg.
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Saint Petersburg
Bosiocic - Carlsen
A trapped queen: after 20...Qf7! 21.Qc1 Ne2 White had to resign. The King Salman World Blitz Championship is taking place in Saint Petersburg.
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Saint Petersburg
Gelfand - Saric
It seemed that nothing could go wrong: 47.Bc4+ Kg6 48.Ra6+! Kxf5 49.Bd3#. The King Salman World Rapid Championships finished in Saint Petersburg.
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Saint Petersburg
Svidler - Andreikin
Kings never dream of such journeys: 25...Qxh2+! 26.Kxh2 Rxh4+ 27.Kg3 Rh3+ 28.Kf4 Rf3+ 29.Ke5 Rg6!, and White resigned. The King Salman World Rapid Championships are taking place in Saint Petersburg.
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Saint Petersburg
Gelfand - Novikov
An ambush regiment in action: 40.Rh4! Bxh4 41.f6+ Kh8 42.Rg7!, and Black resigned. The King Salman World Rapid Championship started in Saint Petersburg.
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Moscow
Short - Sarana
The shortest route to the goal: 29...Rxa3! 30.Qxd2 Ra1+ 31.Kc2 Ba4#. A traditional Christmas tournament Nutcracker finished in Moscow.
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Moscow
Leko - Lomasov
A point which should be carefully looked after: 21.Nxf7! A traditional Christmas tournament Nutcracker is taking place in Moscow.
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Moscow
Lomasov - Gelfand
A tricky intermediate move rescues Black from problems: 28...h6! A traditional Christmas tournament Nutcracker is taking place in Moscow.
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Moscow
Sarana - Gelfand
Omnipresent bishop: Black lost a piece after 21.Bf3! Qd4 22.Bc6!. A traditional Christmas tournament Nutcracker is taking place in Moscow.
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Moscow
Najer - Lomasov
One careless move - and Black managed to stalemate himself: 61.Qc4? Qd2+! 62.Kf1 Qe1+ 63.Kg2 Qd2+ 64.Kf3 Qc3+! A traditional Christmas tournament Nutcracker is taking place in Moscow.
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London
Nakamura - Vachier-Lagrave
Crush by a banking board: 24.Ng5! Qh4 25.g3 Qh6 26.Nxf7! Hikaru Nakamura won the Grand Chess Tour final in London.
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Germany
Stark - Vitiugov
A menacing black triangle: 21...b5! 22.e4 c4 23.Qc2 b3! Yet another round was played in the Chess Bundesliga.
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FIDE World Cup