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Position of the day

Reykjavik

Bologan - Wojtaszek
Black's main defender must leave the board: 25.Rxg7! The European Team Championship is underway in Iceland.

Reykjavik

Carlsen - Aronian
The World Champion got carried away by pawn-grabbing, and after 22.Nxb7? Bc4! White's position became hopeless.

Reykjavik

Tomashevsky - Ipatov
An accurate way of finishing the attack: 24.Bf6! Rxe4 25.Rg3! Russia wins in the first round of the European Team Championship.

Acqui-Terme

Sorm - Rozentalis
The position is ripe for action: 33...Bxg3!, planning 34.fxg3 Rxd4! The World Senior Championship goes on in Italy.

Acqui-Terme

Balashov - Moizhis
How can White increase his advantage? He needs to attack from another side: 36.Nd4! Rxb4 37.Ne6+. The World Senior Championship is underway in Italy.

Aqui-Terme

Nikolic - Astendo
After 31...Kg7!! (planning 32.Nxe6+? Kh8 33.Ng5 Ne3+!) Black is at least not worse. However, the game continued 31...Bxg5? 32.Kf1!, and Black had to resign. The World Champion among seniors started in Italy.

Barcelona

Bachmann - Morozevich
The all-out attack on the kingside decided the outcome of the game: 30.Bc1! Nxd5 31.Qh5! A grandmaster round robin ended in Barcelona.

Barcelona

Narciso Dublan - Morozevich
After 18...с3 White had no time left to create a defensive line on the queenside. Alexander Morozevich ledas in Barcelona.

Porto Carras

Lobanov - Esipenko
The logical-looking 28. Rfe1? was countered by 28...g5!, and Black wins: 29. Bg3 Qc6 30. Qb8 Rxe1+ 31. Rxe1 c1=Q. World Junior Championship ended in Grecce.