St. Louis
Topalov - Caruana
White gives up a piece for some breathing air: 36.Nxf4 gxf4 37.Bxf4, but it did not stop Black's aggression: 37...Nd3!
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St. Louis
So - Aronian
A dance around the bishop: 27...Qg5+ 28.Kf1 Qf4!, and White resigns in view of 29.Bxf5 d3 30.Qe1 Rc2. Levon Aronian becomes one of the leaders in St. Louis.
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St. Louis
So - Grischuk
A blunder in a balanced position: after 29...f5? 30.exf5 gxf5 31.Rc7 Black is down a pawn. The only Russian in a Grand Chess Tour is now at -1.
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St. Louis
Caruana - Carlsen
A terrible blunder on the control move: 40.Rxd2?? Rxd2, and White resigns.
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St. Louis
Aronian - Caruana
White sacrifices a rook for an attack: 25.Ne4! Nd4 26.Qh5! The second stage of the Grand Chess Tour started in St. Louis.
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Beijing
Malakhov - Wang Chen
A small combination: 48.Qxd5! Chinese Club Championship in underway in Beijing.
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Linares
Naiditsch - Fier
With three sacrifices in a row White breaks through: 35.g4! hxg4 36.h5 gxh5 37.Rxd6! The national club championship is played in Spain.
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Chita
Ovod - Savina
White has two extra pawns, but after 32...Kh7! her pieces begin to suffer in their own camp.
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Chita
Gunina - Guseva
A classic zugzwang: 45.Bg2!, and Black resigns. Just one round is left to play in the Superfinals.
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Chita
Bodnaruk - Kashlinskaya
How can White get to the enemy king? Just go directly: 21.Ne4! Russian Superfinals are coming to an end in Chita.
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Chita
Gunina - Bodnaruk
White could win a piece, had she found an unusual interposition idea: 34.Ba6! Na5 35.Rd3! The game eventually ended in a draw.
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Chita
Ovod - Guseva
A double attack decides the game: 28.Rd7! Nxd7 29.Rxd7. Russian Superfinals go on in Chita.
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2021 Superfinal