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Position of the day

Stavanger

Anand - Vachier-Lagrave
White had already sacrificed a piece, now he gives away another one: 21.g5! Qxg3 22.Rd3! with decisive threats. The Stavanger supertournament goes on.

Stavanger

Anand - Carlsen
Exchange sacrifice is Anand's favorite tool: after 34.h4! Bxf1 35.Rxf1 White has a decisive attack. A third loss for Magnus Carlsen on his home soil!

Yerevan

Khismatullin - Pashikian
After 36.Bxc6! bxc6 37.bxc6 Black is forced to return a piece and continue without a pawn. Denis Khismatullin leads the Asrian Memorial.

Voronezh

Linchevski - Bocharov
After 21.Rac1! Nxe3 22.Rxc7! White developed a strong attack. The Alekhine Memorial continues in Voronezh.

Stavanger

Caruana - Carlsen
Accurately calculated tactics 24.Nexg7! Bf8 25.e6! gives White an advantage. The World Champion started the home tournament with two losses.

Stavanger

Vachier-Lagrave - Aronian
The central break 19.e4! Nxe5 20.exd5! allows White to seize the initiative. The traditional supertournament started in Norway.

Stavanger

Anand - Carlsen
Lucky ass Carlsen: after 44.f3? (44.Kg5!) 44...Qd4+! White turned winning position into a losing one. A blitz tournament preceded the main event in Stavanger.

Voronezh

Bocharov - Sorokin
The position is ripe for action, and after 30.Nxh7! Rxh7 31.Rxh7 Kxh7 32.Qh4+ Kg7 33.Ne6+ White develops the winning attack. The Alekhine Memorial is underway in Voronezh.

Prague

So - Navara
Black's best piece must be traded at any cost: 38.Nd5! Wesley So takes the lead in the match with David Navara.