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Position of the day

Belokurikha

Hou Yifan - Vitiugov
Two leaps and White is defenseless: 23...Nb3 24.Rb1 Nc5! The Russia-China Match of Friendship is taking place in Altai Krai.

Dortmund

Giri - Kovalev
Out of the blue: 35...d4!! A traditional super tournament is taking place in Germany.

Liepaja

Neiksans - Kanep
An unexpected pin put Black in a critical position: 15.Qc4! The Baltic Zonal tournament - K. Ilyumzhinov Cup is finishing in Latvia.

Belokurikha

Hou Yifan - Vitiugov
When a chain of pawns is more important than a knight: 28...Nfxd5! The Russia-China Match of Friendship started in Altai Krai.

Samara

Gabrielian - Tsybikov
When one doesn't feel sorry about the queen: 42...b3! Lev Polugaevsky Memorial is taking place in Samara.

China

Zhang Xiaowen - Gunina
A dangerous high cross - 32...Nb4!, aerial play - 33.axb4 Ra8+ 34.Kb1 Qd3!, and the ball is in the net! The Chess League is going on in China.

China

Yu Yangyi - Gordievsky
The knights tramped down untrodden paths: 27.Nxf5 Nc2 28.Nxg7 Nxe1 29.Ne8! Chinese Chess League is going on.

Amsterdam

Leenhouts - J. Van Foreest
Invasion in two steps: 26...Re3 27.Kg2 Re2! The national championship finished in the Netherlands.

Jerusalem

Baron - Boruchovsky
Capture of white squares: 13.h3! Be6 14.d5 cxd5 15.Nxe6! fxe6 16.exd5. Gideon Japhet Memorial finished in the capital of Israel.