Kutaisi
Dvoretsky - Kholmov
In memory of Mark Dvoretsky. This is his favorite kind of endgame - the one with opposite-colored bishops: 40.Ke4! Bxg3 41.c5!, and White wins.
Moscow
Kramnik - Gelfand
Attack is the best defense: 26.Rxd5! A blitz tournament opened the Tal Memorial in Moscow.
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Baku
Bodnaruk - Bairamov
After 38...Rhg8? 39.Re8+! Black loses a queen. A big open tournament takes place in Baku.
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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Inarkiev - Hou Yifan
The rook on h3 brings White no joy - 31...g4! The Match of Friendship takes place on Kamchatka.
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Baku
Kramnik - Vocaturo
Kramnik's passers pass again: 40.Rxb8! Rxb8 41.Bd5, and Black resigns. The Chess Olympiad ended in Baku.
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Baku
Grischuk - Naiditsch
The rook has arrived: after 31.Rf6! Black's defense was ruined. Chess Olympiad continues in the capital of Azerbaijan.
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Baku
Jobava - Ponomariov
After 17.Bh6! White developed a winning attack. A brillant idea and brilliant victory by Jobava!
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Baku
Karjakin - Navara
It's all pins and forks: after 19.exd5! Rxd5 20.Qa2! Nf4 21.axb5 Black's position fell apart. The Olympiad continues in Baku.
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Baku
Gunina - M.Muzychuk
After 38.Rxd7! Rxd7 39.Qc8+ Rd8 40.Qc6+ White set up a nice-looking perpetual.
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Baku
Kosteniuk - Abdumalik
A blunder in a difficult position: 29...Ra5? 30.Be4!, and Black resigns.
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Baku
Grischuk - Volokitin
Black keeps his piece hanging, calling for wild complications: 13...dxc4!? 14.Bxd7 Qh5! The World Chess Olympiad in underway in Baku.
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Baku
Shankland - Fernando Lopez
The fruit is ripe and being picked: 18.Qd4+! Nf6 19.b5, and Black resigned. The World Chess Olympiad started in the capital of Azerbaijan.
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Russian Team Championships