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Position of the day

Khanty-Mansiysk

Ding Liren - Alekseenko
The knight in the centre is not always something to be proud of. Black's position became hopeless after 16.Bxf6! (with the idea of 16...Bxf6 17.f4!). The fourth round of the FIDE World Cup finished in the capital of Ugra.

Khanty-Mansiysk

Xiong - Duda
A spectacular raid in back areas: 39.Re7! Rh8 40.Be8+ Kf6 41.Nd5+, and Black resigns. The FIDE World Cup is going on in the capital of Ugra.

Skolkovo

Cramling - Sebag
Attack from the rear: 42.Ba6! Nd8 43.Bc8+ Ke7 44.Bxf5. The FIDE Women's Grand Prix leg is taking place in Skolkovo.

Khanty-Mansiysk

Vitiugov - So
Breakthrough on the sideline: 35.Qa5! Qxe5 36.Rb7. The fourth round of the FIDE World Cup started in the capital of Ugra.

Khanty-Mansiysk

Giri - Xiong
A fragile construction: 25...Rxc3! 26.Nxc3 Rxc3, and there is no 27.Qxc3 because of 27...Nc4+. One of the top seeds Anish Giri is leaving the FIDE World Cup.

Khanty-Mansiysk

Grischuk - Xu Xiangyu
A stalemated flank: 32.Bf6 Ng8 33.g5!, and Black resigns. The FIDE World Cup is going on in the capital of Ugra.

Khanty-Mansiysk

Vitiugov - Karjakin
Blunder of the day: 52...Qd5?? 53.Bc5+!, and Black resigns in view of the ensuing mate. The third round of the FIDE World Cup started in the capital of Ugra.

Skolkovo

Kosteniuk - Koneru
A study-like safe: 50...Rb4! (with the idea of 51.Rxh4+ Kg3). The first leg of the the FIDE Women's Grand Prix Series is taking place in Skolkovo.

Khanty-Mansiysk

Najer - Giri
The Siberian windmill: 25...Nxb4! 26.Qxd7 Nxd3+ 27.Ka2 Rb2+. The second round of the FIDE World Cup finished in the capital of Ugra.