Alireza Firouzja Wins Masters Tournament at Prague International Chess Festival

The Prague International Chess Festival finished in the capital of the Czech Republic.

MASTERS LIVE

In the final ninth round of the Masters event, the leader Santosh Vidit lost to Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Sam Shankland defeated Nikita Vitiugov, while Pentala Harikrishna beat David Navara. A roller-coaster game between David Anton and Alireza Firouzja was drawn, and the Ragger – Grandelious encounter also ended peacefully.

Alireza Firouzja, Santosh Vidit, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, David Anton, and Sam Shankland shared 1-5 places with 5 points scored.

A playoff match between two top players – Firouzja and Vidit – was played according to the Regulations. Alireza Firouzja won both blitz games to become the winner of the super tournament.

Jorden Van Foreest won the Challengers tournament with 6 points out of 9. Nijat Abasov (2nd place) and Andrey Esipenko (3rd place) are half a point behind

Top three finishers in the Masters — Vidit Gujrathi, Alireza Firouzja and Jan-Krzysztof Duda | Photo: Vladimir Jagr




Prague Chess Festival Masters 2020 2020-02-12 – 2020-02-22

FIROUZJA WINS MASTERS, VAN FOREEST WINNER OF CHALLENGERS

VAN FOREEST WINNER OF CHALLENGERS

 

Local hero Vaclac Finek triumphed in the Futures tournament, the newest addition to the Prague Chess Festival. He defeated Roy Vagman from Israel, while, at the time tournament leader, Ediz Gurel from Turkey lost to Mongolian Chinguun. They both ties for the 1st place with 6 points, but Finek had better tie-breaks. The third place went to another Czech player Jachym Nemec wit

 

 

2nd Prague International Chess Festival 2020 (Prague CZE)
Tue 11th Feb 2020 – Sat 22nd Feb 2020 – Official Site 

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Prague Chess Festival Challengers 2020 2020-02-12 – 2020-02-22

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Prague Chess Festival Futures 2020 2020-02-12 – 2020-02-22

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Prague Chess Festival Open 2020 2020-02-12 – 2020-02-22

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