Moscow
Nepomniachtchi - Grischuk
The black knight is out of play after 28.Qa4! b6 29.c6. Ian Nepomniachtchi won the first leg of FIDE Grand Prix Series.
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Brest
J. Van Foreest - Brochet
A young Dutch player keeps on delivering blows: 19.Bf4 Qb7 20.Rxe7+!, and Black resigned. The national team championship is taking place in France.
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Brest
J. Van Foreest - Balogh
A smashing blow to the point which always needs thorough watch or care: 23.Nxf7!, and Black resigned. The national team championship is taking place in France.
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Cupar
Ding Liren - Anand
Out of a clear blue sky: 18...Nb4! 19.Rc3 Na2. The Lindores Abbey Chess Stars tournament finished in Scotland.
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Moscow
Nepomniachtchi - Wojtaszek
Mistake worth a point: Black's position became hopeless after 18...Bc5? 19.b4! Bd6 20.c4!. Ian Nepomniachtchi advanced to the final of the first FIDE Grand Prix leg.
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Brest
Fedorchuk - Savina
Blunder of the day: 23...Qf6? 24.g3!, and the black rook found itself in a bear hug of the opponent's pieces (24...Rf3 25.Kg2). The national team championship is taking place in France.
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Moscow
Grischuk - Nakamura
White knight's journey round the world: 37.Nc6! Nc4?! 38.Nxd8! Ne3+ 39.Kf2 Nxc2 40.Nxf7+ Kg8 41.Nxe5. Alexander Grischuk has become the first finalist of the first FIDE Grand Prix leg.
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Moscow
Nepomniachtchi - Wei Yi
Black tried to drive the opponent's knight out of the centre, but it was not to be: 21.h4! Qf5 22.Bc2. The quarterfinals of the first Grand Prix leg finished in Moscow.
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Moscow
Wojtaszek - Svidler
Normal heroes usually make a detour: 32.Qa1! Radoslaw Wojtaszek has become the first semi-finalist of the Moscow Grand Prix leg.
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Moscow
Nakamura - Radjabov
The king retired in the attic: 39.Kh3 Qf1+ 40.Kh4 Qe1+ 41.Kh5, and Black resigned. The first leg of FIDE Grand Prix Series is going on in the Central Chess Club.
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Moscow
Wojtaszek - Mamedyarov
Dark side of centralization: 55...Kd5? 56.Rc3! Bc6? 57.Ke3! Nb3 58.Re6!, and Black's winning position transformed into the lost one. The first leg of FIDE Grand Prix Series started in the Central Chess Club.
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Moscow
Dubov - Giri
Mixed martial arts: 20.Nb5! The first leg of FIDE Grand Prix Series started in the Central Chess Club.
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Candidates Tournament