Innsbruk
Harutjunyan - Batyte
The queen is shooting from an ambush: 21.c3 Nc6 22.Nxg6! A chess festival is taking place in Austria.
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Agen
Bauer - Bacrot
Bishops are coming out of the shadow: 29...Ba6! 30.Bxc6 Bb4. Etienne Bacrot wins the French Championship for the eighth time.
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Barcelona
Ferreira - Oparin
Breaking the rack of the white pawns and pieces: 24...Nxe5! A large-scale open tournament is taking place in Spain.
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Saint Petersburg
Bazeev - Burmakin
Walk for a pawn: 28...Nc2 29. Rc1 Nxa3! Viktor Korchnoi Memorial finished in Saint Petersburg.
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Saint Petersburg
Elistratov - Kokarev
On and on the knights will fall: 17...Nxf2! 18.Rxf2 Ne4 19.Ng4 f5! 20.Ne3 Nxf2 21.Qxf2 f4, and Black wins. Viktor Korchnoi Memorial is taking place in Saint Petersburg.
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China
Liu Shilan - Lagno
The white pieces are too tied up to deal with a daring knight: 28...Nxg2! The Chinese Chess League is underway.
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China
Fang Yan - Grischuk
Black happens to have a more sizeable trump than White: 40...h3! The Chinese Chess League is underway.
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Saint Louis
Dominguez - Karjakin
16...Bxh3 17.Bg5 - sacrificing or blundering? Still it's a sacrifice: 17...Qe6 18.gxh3 Qxh3 19.Qe2 h6, and Black has deployed an unstoppable attack. The Grand Chess Tour stage finished in the USA.
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Saint Louis
Caruana - Karjakin
The wall of white pawns is cracking: 25...Re8! 24.Bf2 Rxf3! Sergey Karjakin wins the first lap of the GCT blitz in the USA.
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Saint Louis
Kasparov - Navara
It is difficult to refrain from 49.Nc6+, but this is a fatal mistake: 49...Qxc6+! 50.Qxc6 Rd6, and White resigned. The GCT rapid tournament finished in the United States.
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Saint Louis
Kasparov - Nepomniachtchi
Not remembering past merits of a formidable opponent: 35...Re3! 36.fxe3 Qxg3+ 37.Kf1 f3!, and White resigned. The GCT Rapid & Blitz tournament is taking in the United States.
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Saint Louis
Aronian - Navara
The knight is staying at his battle station: 19.Rde1!? The GCT Rapid & Blitz tournament started in the United States.
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FIDE World Cup