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Position of the day

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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.

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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.

Gibraltar

Ivanchuk - Sosa
House of cards: quite soon after 20.Rxa7! Rxa7 21.Bxb6 White won back a sacrificed material and got a decisive edge. A traditional open tournament is taking place in Gibraltar.

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J. Van Foreest - Nepomniachtchi
It is always disturbing for a king to be placed on one file with a rival's queen: 27.Bxh6! The first super tournament of the year is going on in the Netherlands.

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Radjabov - Fedoseev
To be precise to the last: 83...b5 84.axb5+ Kd6!, and White resigned. The first super tournament of the year is going on in the Netherlands.

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Carlsen - Rapport
Double attack is the salt of the game: 39.Bxf6+ Rxf6 40.Rxh7+!, and Black resigned. The first super tournament of the year is going on in the Netherlands.

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Praggnanandhaa - Kuipers
A stray knight: Black resigned after 23.c3! because he either loses a piece, or gets mated. A traditional chess festival is going on in the Netherlands.

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Duda - Giri
Sacrificing a pawn for the initiative: 14...f4! 15.gxf4 Ncd4! The first super tournament of the year is going on in the Netherlands.

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J. Van Foreest - Carlsen
It is important not to grudge pawns: 17...e4!? Magnus Carlsen broke his no-win series in classical chess in the Dutch super tournament.