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Tbilisi

So - Ding Liren
Sacrificing exchange 41.Rxb3! would have given White fine chance to win, but Wesley didn’t take a risk to give up material, and after 41.Kc3? Nd4 42.gxf6 Rh2! Black survived. The World Cup semi-final started in the capital of Georgia.

Banja Vrujci

Parligras - Georgiev
The black pieces turned out to be overloaded with troubles: 19.Nxe6! The national Team Championship is taking place in Serbia.

Tbilisi

Ding Liren - Rapport
Chinese bayonet attack: after 16.d5! Qc8 17.e5! the leader of the Eastern chess achieved a decisive advantage. The World Cup semi-finalists are being determined in Tbilisi.

Tbilisi

Aronian - Ivanchuk
Black is helpless in spite of material equality, therefore Ivanchuk resigned. 1/4 matches of the FIDE World Cup started in the capital of Georgia.

Tbilisi

Bu Xiangzhi - Svidler
40...Ra3 41.e4 Rf1#. Two years ago it was Wei Yi, now it is Bu Xiangzhi. Chinese chess players fail tests to Prof. Svidler. 1/8 matches of the FIDE World Cup are played in the capital of Georgia.

Tbilisi

Ding Liren - Wang Hao
а5-pawn is in trouble, but the queen on а8 doesn’t adorn Black’s position. After 21.Nd6 Bхa5 22.Nхb7! the Chinese derby finished in favour of Ding Liren. The World Cup is going on in the capital of Georgia.

Tbilisi

Rodshtein - Fedoseev
Another upper-cut by Tyson from Neva. After 38...Bg5! the white king got into in a checkmate network. 1/8 of the World Cup final started in the capital of Georgia.

Tbilisi

Caruana - Najer
«Hurray!» the Russian women’s national team exclaimed. After 41…Qf1# Evgeniy Najer advanced to 1/8 of the World Cup. Berlin is waiting for two qualifiers from the capital of Georgia.

Tbilisi

Fedoseev - Nakamura
When a gym is better than Red Bull. After 8. Nxf7! the white rook with pawns happened to be stronger than two light pieces. Chess stars continue to leave the World Cup.