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Position of the day

Sochi 2015

Kramnik - Svidler
Black attacks the d4-pawn, and White ignores it and breaks through to the f7-square: 22.Nh4! Nxd4 23.Qf2!

Loo 2015

Zenzera - Mokshanov
Black pieces are at ease in the opponent's camp: 30...Ne2!, and White is helpless. Russian Junior Championships finished in Loo.

Loo 2015

Gordievsky - Eliseev
Two blows decide the game: 35.Rg6+! hxg6 36.fxg6+. Russian Junior Championships are nearing end in Loo.

Chengdu 2015

Girya - Zhukova
White meets Black's intermediate move d4-d3 with the nice sequence: 21.Nxc5! Qd5 22.Re5!, and obtains a decisive advantage.

Shamkir 2015

Anand - Mamedyarov
We continue learning Vishy Anand's favorite tool - an exchange sacrifice: 28.Rd5! The Vugar Gashimov Memorial is about to end in Azerbaijan.

Shamkir 2015

Anand - Adams
White seized the initiative with the positional sacrifice: 15.Rxf5! Qxf5 16.Nxe4.

Chengdu 2015

Wafa - Kosteniuk
After 42...Nh4+! 43.gxh4 Qg6+ 44.Kh3 Rg1 Black got a winning attack. A nice win in both game and match is the best birthday present!

Shamkir 2015

So - Adams
A pin and a fork is all you need to be happy: 37.exf6 Bxf6 38.Ne4! The Vugar Gashimov Memorial is underway in Azerbaijan.

Shamkir 2015

Carlsen - Mamedyarov
The timely regrouping 25.Qc5! Ba8 26.Bc3 gave White a quick victory. The Vugar Gashimov Memorial is underway in Azerbaijan.