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Position of the day

Chita

Gunina - Guseva
A classic zugzwang: 45.Bg2!, and Black resigns. Just one round is left to play in the Superfinals.

Chita

Bodnaruk - Kashlinskaya
How can White get to the enemy king? Just go directly: 21.Ne4! Russian Superfinals are coming to an end in Chita.

Chita

Gunina - Bodnaruk
White could win a piece, had she found an unusual interposition idea: 34.Ba6! Na5 35.Rd3! The game eventually ended in a draw.

Chita

Ovod - Guseva
A double attack decides the game: 28.Rd7! Nxd7 29.Rxd7. Russian Superfinals go on in Chita.

Chita

Svidler - Lysyj
A nice final touch - 41.Ne5! The defending Russian champion is very likely to be repaced after this loss.

Chita

Girya - Kashlinskaya
Behold to the passed pawn: after 44...Rxb2! Black's pawn decided the outcome of the battle.

Chita

Svidler - Khismatullin
Black elegantly finishes his attack: 27...Qa1+! 28.Bxa1 Rxa1+ 29.Kb2 Nc4#. Russian Superfinals are underway in Chita.

Chita

Savina - Gunina
White's attack looks threatening, but Black finds a nice counter: 29...Rxf7! 30.Bxf7 Ng4!, and the tables have turned.

Chita

Vitiugov - Bukavshin
The intermediate 13.b4! gave White a significant advantage. Chita hosts Russian Superfinals.