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Position of the day

Saint Petersburg

Gelfand - Novikov
An ambush regiment in action: 40.Rh4! Bxh4 41.f6+ Kh8 42.Rg7!, and Black resigned. The King Salman World Rapid Championship started in Saint Petersburg.

Moscow

Short - Sarana
The shortest route to the goal: 29...Rxa3! 30.Qxd2 Ra1+ 31.Kc2 Ba4#. A traditional Christmas tournament Nutcracker finished in Moscow.

Moscow

Leko - Lomasov
A point which should be carefully looked after: 21.Nxf7! A traditional Christmas tournament Nutcracker is taking place in Moscow.

Moscow

Lomasov - Gelfand
A tricky intermediate move rescues Black from problems: 28...h6! A traditional Christmas tournament Nutcracker is taking place in Moscow.

Moscow

Sarana - Gelfand
Omnipresent bishop: Black lost a piece after 21.Bf3! Qd4 22.Bc6!. A traditional Christmas tournament Nutcracker is taking place in Moscow.

Moscow

Najer - Lomasov
One careless move - and Black managed to stalemate himself: 61.Qc4? Qd2+! 62.Kf1 Qe1+ 63.Kg2 Qd2+ 64.Kf3 Qc3+! A traditional Christmas tournament Nutcracker is taking place in Moscow.

London

Nakamura - Vachier-Lagrave
Crush by a banking board: 24.Ng5! Qh4 25.g3 Qh6 26.Nxf7! Hikaru Nakamura won the Grand Chess Tour final in London.

Germany

Stark - Vitiugov
A menacing black triangle: 21...b5! 22.e4 c4 23.Qc2 b3! Yet another round was played in the Chess Bundesliga.

London

Caruana - Nakamura
An uncaught bishop: White might have lost a piece after 19...е5! 20.Bg3 f5!. The Grand Chess Tour 2018 final is taking place in the capital of England.