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Khanty-Mansiysk

Jakovenko - Svidler
After 21...c5! Black seized the initiative. The FIDE Grand Prix event continues in the Ugra capital.

Khanty-Mansiysk

Vachier-Lagrave - Caruana
After 21...b5! 22.f5 Qb6! Black regained the initiative. The FIDE Grand Prix goes on in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Khanty-Mansiysk

Dominguez - Jakovenko
By 26.Kf2! White secured his king and then continued to attack. Lenier Dominguez joins the leading group in the FIDE Grand Prix 4th stage.

St. Petersburg 2015

Ponkratov - Savchenko
After 26.Rxd5! cxd5 27.Bb4+ Re7 28.Qh7! White got a decisive advantage. The Russian Rapid Chess Championships take place in St. Petersburg.

Oslo 2015

Hansen - Grandelius
The daring cavalry raid 27...Ng4! 28.g3 Nd3 yielded Black an extra pawn in a game of the Norway Chess 2015 qualifier.

Sochi 2015

Golubov - Kiriakov
A crossfire: after 20.Nf6+! Bxf6 21.Bxa8 Rxa8 22.Rxf6 White wins an exchange. The Russian Rapid Club Championships were played in Sochi.

Sochi 2015

Nepomniachtchi - Sjugirov
White delivers an accurate blow to the most vulnerable spot: 35.Qxd6!!, and Black resigns. The Russian Club Championships in classical chess ended in Sochi.

Sochi 2015

Motylev - Najer
The following double rook sacrificed forced an immediate resignation: 27...Rxc4+! 28.dxc4 Rc3+! 29.bxc3 Ba3+. The Russian Club Championships are about to end in Sochi.

Sochi 2015

Bologan - Fedoseev
Black's position is quite desperate, but his next move is just suicidal: 31...a5? 32.Nc2! The Russian Club Championships continue in Sochi.