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Happened Today in the Chess World - May 13, 2024


GM Luka Lenic - Source: fb / Chess Association of Slovenia

Today is the birthday of Grandmaster Luka Lenic, born in Ljubljana on May 13th, 1988.
A student of the International Master Zlatko Basagic, he became the world under 14 champion in 2002 and placed second in the European under 16 championships in 2004.
Four-time Slovenian champion, he has represented his country in various international competitions. Lenic reached his highest rating in January 2018 with 2662 Elo points.
In his career, he boasts a victory against Carlsen in rapid chess and successes against Caruana, Giri, Navara, and Beliavsky.
On the online chess servers, his nickname is Michelangelo. Today's combination is very simple and straightforward.

Luka Lenic (2352)-Igor Lysji (2470), Chalkidiki (World Championship U16) 2003
White to move


34. Qxd8+! Nxd8 35. Re8+ Qg8 36. Rxd8! 1-0

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