Position of the day
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.
Kramnik - Gelfand
Attack is the best defense: 26.Rxd5! A blitz tournament opened the Tal Memorial in Moscow.
Bodnaruk - Bairamov
After 38...Rhg8? 39.Re8+! Black loses a queen. A big open tournament takes place in Baku.
Inarkiev - Hou Yifan
The rook on h3 brings White no joy - 31...g4! The Match of Friendship takes place on Kamchatka.
Kramnik - Vocaturo
Kramnik's passers pass again: 40.Rxb8! Rxb8 41.Bd5, and Black resigns. The Chess Olympiad ended in Baku.
Grischuk - Naiditsch
The rook has arrived: after 31.Rf6! Black's defense was ruined. Chess Olympiad continues in the capital of Azerbaijan.
Jobava - Ponomariov
After 17.Bh6! White developed a winning attack. A brillant idea and brilliant victory by Jobava!
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.
Gunina - M.Muzychuk
After 38.Rxd7! Rxd7 39.Qc8+ Rd8 40.Qc6+ White set up a nice-looking perpetual.