Biel
Maghsoodloo - Vidit
The trust that went bust. A pin-themed combination 19.Nfxe5 Nxe5 20.Nxe5 Rxe5 21.f4 happened to be defective because of 21...Qe6! A traditional chess festival is taking place in Switzerland.
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Paris
Caruana - Grischuk
If you have hung a pistol on the wall, then it should be fired: 35...Nf3+! The stage of the Grand Chess Tour is taking place in the capital of France.
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Paris
Giri - Vachier-Lagrave
An unobvious 47.Rg2! could have saved White, but in the game he had to resign after 47.Kf2? Nd3+!. The stage of the Grand Chess Tour is taking place in the capital of France.
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Helsingør
Korobov - Antonsen
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen: 24.exd4! Bxe2 25.dxe5 Bxd1 26.hxg6! Xtracon Chess Open is taking place in Denmark.
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China
Li Chao - Cheparinov
Too many pins per square meter: 23.Rd6!, and Black resigned. The national team championship is taking place in China.
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Riga
Vachier-Lagrave - Mamedyarov
Going sideways (to the queenside): 36...Ke7! Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the second FIDE Grand Prix leg.
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Riga
Vachier-Lagrave - Mamedyarov
Not every breakthrough makes life easier: Black's position has become critical after 24.Qf2! Re6 25.Qg3. The final of the second FIDE Grand Prix leg is going on in the capital of Latvia.
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Riga
Mamedyarov - Vachier-Lagrave
A short clash in the centre, after which Black's position has become hopeless: 16...e6?! 17.d6 f6 18.e5! Bxf3 19.exf6! The final of the second FIDE Grand Prix leg started in the capital of Latvia.
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Dortmund
Nepomniachtchi - Nisipeanu
Neutralizing the central defender: 19.Re3! A traditional super tournament is drawing to its close in Germany.
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Riga
Grischuk - Vachier-Lagrave
Invasion: 20...Nbd3! 21.f4 Qb4 22.Nb1 c3 23.fxe5 Nb2! Finalists of the FIDE Grand Prix leg were determined in the capital of Latvia.
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Riga
Mamedyarov - So
A rigorous test: according to Mamedyarov, 15...Nxe4! would have led to a draw, but in the game White got a decisive advantage after 15...c3? 16.e5. The second leg of the FIDE Grand Prix Series is taking place in the capital of Latvia.
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Dortmund
Dominguez - Nepomniachtchi
A stray bishop: 24.Rh1! Rf8 25.Rh5, and Black resigned. A traditional super tournament is taking place in Germany.
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2021 Superfinal