Poikovsky
Lysyj - Inarkiev
A piece sacrifice 11.Nxd5! Nxd5 12.cxd5 Bxd2 13.dxe6 Ba5 14.exf7+ Rxf7 15.Ne5 gave White a strong initiative.
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Baku
Eljanov - Karjakin
The bishop comes out of the ambush: after 42...Bf6 43.h5? (43.Rc6 was a must) 43...Bh4! Black got a decisive advantage. Sergey Karjakin becomes the second finalist of the World Cup.
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Poikovsky
Morozevich - Bologan
After 26...Nxb3! White's position falls apart. A traditional tournament named after Anatoly Karpov begins in Poikovsky.
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Baku
Giri - Svidler
After one repetition - 38...Kg8 39.Nh6+ Kg7 40.Nf5+ - Black grabbed the kamikadze knight - 40...gxf5, and won after 41.Qh5 Ng6. The World Cup Semifinals begin in Baku.
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Baku
Mamedyarov - Karjakin
After 86...Rxh5! White faces a sad choice between double attack and discovered attack. The World Cup Semifinals are determined in Azerbaijan.
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Baku
Eljanov - Nakamura
After 50.Kf6! the checkmate is unavoidable, but 50.Rh8+ also sufficed for a win. The World Cup Quarterfinals started in Baku.
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Baku
Giri - Wojtaszek
The shortest way to a win: 26.Rxf5! gxf5 27.Nxf5, and Black resigned. The World Cup continues in Baku.
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Baku
Wei Yi - Ding Liren
A small chess study: 66.d7 b2 67.Rb3!, and White wins. The World Cup continues in the capital of Azerbaijan.
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Baku
Mamedyarov - Caruana
The king begins the attack: 25.Kh2! b6 26.g3! The World Cup in underway in Baku.
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Baku
Svidler - Radjabov
Peter Svidler's all-in 26.Ne6+!? went unchallenged, as Black replied 26...Bxe6? and lost after 27.dxe6, while in the case of 26...fxe6 27.dxe6 Rxc4! Radjabov would win the whole pot.
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Baku
Mamedyarov - Sethuraman
A nice geometry: 41.Re8! Black is helpless against the pin.
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Baku
Wei Yi - Areschenko
The cleanest way to a victory: 39.Bg6!
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