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Position of the day

Biel

Eljanov - Rapport
With has an extra bishop, but it has no time to return into fight: after 40...d3! Black saved half a point. A traditional chess festival continues in Biel.

Biel

Adams - Vachier-Lagrave
After 36...Be6! white king was dethroned: if 37.Ne3, there is 37...g5+! 38.fxg5 Ng6#.

Biel

Eljanov - Navara
A tricky move order by Navara: 44...Re5! 45.Rxe5+ Kf6. White must return the rook with a hopeless position.

Ningbo

Matlakov - Wei Yi
White is dominating completely: 31.h4! Ra6 32.Ne5!, and Black regisns. Russia lost the Scheveningen match to China, but there were some wins for our players, too.

Poti

Bagdasarian - Kostenko
White pieces in the attacking mood: 17.Bxh6! f5 18.Bxg7! fxe4 19.Qh5! with lethal threats. Nana Aleksandria Cup is underway in Georgia.

Ningbo

Gunina - Huang Qian
When Valentina has an open file, she is eager to sacrifice: 25.Qd2!? gxf4 26.gxf4, and White eventually outplayed the opponent.

Ningbo

Matlakov - Lu Shanglei
Utilizing weak squares: after 25.Nc3 Rd8 26.Nb5 Rc8 27.Bh3! Black's position is hopeless. Ningbo hosts a friendly China-Russia match.

Poti

Mikaelian - Jobava
After 26...Rb5! 27.Bxb5 Bxb5 Black seized the initiative. Nana Alexanria Cup is underway in Georgia.

Samara

Alekseenko - Belyakov
Kirill Alekseenko won the Polugayevsky Memorial with an excellent score - 8/9! He was somewhat lucky in this game, though: after 47...Bxe6? 48.Rxe6! Black lost a piece.