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Position of the day

Moscow

Sjugirov - Ponkratov
First to decoy and then to deflect: 32.Nxd5! Nxd5 33.c7, and Black resigned. A big chess festival is drawing to its close in Moscow.

Moscow

Ponkratov - Zakhartsov
In shot and off screen: after 22.Qa8+! Kd7 23.Qxb7 Black cannot take the bishop 23...Qxh3 because of 24.Rxd6+! Kxd6 25.Qd5+ Ke7 26.Qe6+ Kf8 27.Qf6+ Kg8 28.Qg7#! A big chess festival is taking place in Moscow.

Gibraltar

Naiditsch - Anton Guijarro
As hoofs strike dust flies over the field: 26...Nd3+! 27.Kf1 Ne2, and White resigned. A big open tournament finished in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar

Artemiev - Navara
An overture to a light-squared symphony: 20.Qxa7!? A big open tournament is drawing to its close in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar

Nakamura - Svane
Bishop in ambush: 27.Rxf7!, and Black resigned. A big open tournament is going on in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar

Artemiev - Nakamura
Butterfly effect: 31.Nxc5!, and Black resigned. Vladislav Artemiev has become the sole leader in Gibraltar.

Wijk aan Zee

Rapport - J. Van Foreest
Van Foreest made mess of things in the opening: 20.Rxd7! Bxd7 21.Nd5, and Black resigned. The first super tournament of the year finished in the Netherlands.

Wijk aan Zee

Carlsen - Duda
Sacrifice on move 17, win on move 71: 17.Bxh6! gxh6 18.Qd2! The World Champion has become the sole leader of the Tata Steel Masters with one round to go.

Wijk aan Zee

Giri - Shankland
Poker face is a key to success. Black resigned after a confidently made move 45.b6, but he only needed to put his king on c8 to build a fortress. The first super tournament of the year is drawing to its close in the Netherlands.