Part I: Montcada International Open
(Click on any diagram to find out information about who is to play. Good luck! Solutions later)
Part II: World Seniors Team Championship
Part III: Russian Higher League
1.) 20th Vidmar Mem Bled 2016.6.25 gm Beliavsky, A(2603) –Gm Borisek, J(2576): 33.Ba4! 1-0
2.) Edmonton GM 2016.6.25 gm Sethuraman, S(2653)–fm Findlay, Ian(2257) : 32…Nxf2! 33.Rxf2 (33.Kxf2 Qxh2+ 34.Kf1 Qh1+35.Kf2 Bxe3+ 36.Qxe3 Rxe3 37.Kxe3 Re8+ is crushing) 33…Bxe3 34.Rd1 and now the simplest way to win is 34…Bxf2 35.Kxf2 Bxc6 36.bxc6 Qxh2+ 37.Ng2 d4 with a huge advantage.
3.) Edmonton GM 2016.6.24 gm Ganguly, Surya Shekhar(2654)—im Wang, Richard(2341): 25.Rxg7+ 1-0
4.) TCh-POL Ekstraliga 2016.6.25 gm Heberla, Bartlomiej(2541)—im Luch, Michal(2441): 23.Ra3! Qxa3 24.Nxf7# 1-0
5.) TCh-POL Ekstraliga 2016.6.26 wgm Zawadzka, Jolanta(2442)—wim Jakubiec, Edyta (2183): 34.Rxg7+! Kh8 (Taking the Rook would be met with Rf7+ and Rg7+ followed by the Queen entering the game with mate) 35.Rh7+ Kg8 36.Rxe5! Qxd3+ 37.Qxd3 Rxd3 38.Rxe8+ Bf8 39.Rf7 1-0 mate is inevitable
6.) TCh-POL Ekstraliga 2016.6.24 gm Wojtaszek, Radoslaw(2729)—gm Heberla, Bartlomiej(2541): 28.f4!! Qxf4 29.Ne6! The point. White wins material 29… fxe6?! 30.Rxd8 Qf2+ 31.Kh1 1-0
7.) TCh-POL Ekstraliga 2016.6.24 im Weichhold, Pawel(2395)—gm Dragun, Kamil(2599): 34…Rxe2! 35.Rxe2 Qb1+ 36.Kh2 Nf3+! 0-1 The point of Black’s play. It is mate next move
8.) TCh-POL Ekstraliga 2016.6.24 gm Cyborowski, Lukasz(2518)—im Leniart, Arkadiusz(2488): 31.Rxf7 Kxf7 32.Qxd5+ Kg6 33.Qf5+ Kf7 34.Qd5+ Kg6 35.Qf5+ Kf7 36.Qh5+ Ke7 ( 36…g6 37.Qd5+ ) and now the simplest is 37.Bb4+ Kd8 38.Qd5+ Kc8 39.Nb5 etc.
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69th ch-RUS HL Kolomna 2016.6.22 Khismatullin, Denis–Cherniaev, Alexander: 10.Bxe4! dxe4 (Objectively, better to take with the Bishop and limit the damage to a pawn less) 11.Nxg5 e5 12.Qb3! ( 12.dxe5 is good enough, but the move played is crushing ) Bg6 13.Bxe5! Nxe5 14.dxe5 Qxg5 15.Qxb7 Rd8 16.Qxc6+ Ke7 17.Qb7+ Ke6 18.c6 Qxe5 19.c7 Bd6 20.cxd8=N+ 1-0
69th ch-RUS HL Kolomna 2016.6.22 Oganian, Miran–Volkov, Sergey: 37.Qg4! Rxe5 38.Rd8+ Kf7 39.Qg6+ Ke7 40.Qd6+ 1-0 mate next move
MITROPA Cup Prague 2016.6.21 Kollars, Dmitrij–Gazik, Viktor: 28.Nc4? Nxh3+ 29.Kh1 Nxf2+ ! Oops, White overlooked this. After 30.RxN Qc1+ leads to mate 0-1
9th Asrian Mem Yerevan 2016.6.20 Kalashian, David–Nanyan, Georgy: 13.Qh5! g6 14.Nxg6! fxg6 15.Qxg6+ Kf8 (15…Kd8 16.Qg7) 16.f4 Qxb2 17.f5 (Also 17.Ng5) Qg7 18.fxe6+ Nf6 19.Rxf6+ Bxf6 20.Bxc5+ 1-0
Albena chess festival 2016.6.21 Tsenkov, Tsenko–Korduban, Valerij: 21…Bxe3! 22.Qxe3 (Resigning is a promising alternative) 22…Qc2+ 23.Bd2 Rxe3+24.Kxe3 Re6+ 0-1
3rd Iasi Open ROU 2016.6.18 Piasetski,L–Istratescu,A: 20…Nxc6! 21.dxc6 Qe5! The point. The White King is suddenly helpless. 22.Kc1 Rxc6 0-1
3rd Iasi Open ROU 2016.6.15 Manolache,M–Banzea,Alexandru-Bogdan: 18.f5! Bxe5 19.dxe5 exf5 20.e6! Bxe6 And now 21.Qc3! ends the game immediately ( In the game the concluding moves were 221.Bb2?! Nc6?! (21…Rd2! unclear) 22.Rae1 Qf8 (Rd2!) 23.Rxe6! 1-0
3rd Iasi Open ROU 2016.6.16 Itkis,B–Nevednichy,V: 23…Rh4! 24.Rb8+ Kf7 25.Qb4 Rxg2+ 26.Kxg2 Rxh2+ 27.Kf1 Rh1+ 28.Kf2 Qh2+ 29.Ke3 Qxe5+ 1-0
(Click on diagram to find out who is to move and win)
Capablanca Mem 2016.6.17 Kryvoruchko, Yuri–Almasi, Zoltan : 28.Re3! exf3 29.Qb5 1-0
9th Asrian Memorial Yerevan 2016.6.18 Oleksiyenko, M–Martirosyan, Haik M: 18.d6! Bxd6 19.Rxe8+ Rxe8 20.Nxb5 White will win a piece in every variation. Black played the desperate 20… Re5 21.Qxe5! 1-0
9th Asrian Memorial Yerevan 2016.6.17 Nanyan, Georgy–Avetisyan, Mariam: 28.Qxf7+! 1-0 Ouch!!
11th Edmonton GM 2016.6.18 Shirov, Alexei–Wang, Richard: 22.Rxb5 Qxa3 23.Rb7 Qf8 24.Qd3 1-0
11th Edmonton GM 2016.6.19 Haessel, Dale R.–Findlay, Ian T.: 24.Rxb7+! 1-0 Mate follows.
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(The positions on the left are odd-numbered; those on the right are even-numbered.)