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Harikrishna and Liem Quang Le dominating the Masters

13 Jun 2022

Prague International Chess Festival is halfway through. Before it concludes on Friday, June 17th June there are five more rounds ahead for all 360 participants, that are to decide the final winner. 

Most eyes are of course on the Masters tournament. Four rounds in, Liem Le Quang and Pentala Harikrishna are currently in the lead. Czech team member Van Nguyen claimed his first victory in the Masters tournament and is just a half-point behind the leading pair. Czech #1 David Navara's score is also 2,5 points after the 4th round with a worse tie-breaking rating. 

 

Link to chess-results

RK. Name ELO FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PTS DE SB
1.   GM Le Quang Liem 2709 VIE     ½   1 1 ½       3,0 0,0 6,50
2.   GM Harikrishna Pentala 2701 IND       ½   ½ 1 1     3,0 0,0 5,25
3.   GM Nguyen Thai Dai Van 2610 CZE ½       ½   ½     1 2,5 0,0 4,00
4.   GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2703 ESP   ½           ½ ½ 1 2,5 0,0 3,25
5.   GM Navara David 2681 CZE 0   ½           1 1 2,5 0,0 2,75
6.   GM Shankland Sam 2718 USA 0 ½           ½ 1   2,0 0,0 3,25
7.   GM Maghsoodloo Parham 2716 IRI ½ 0 ½           ½   1,5 0,0 3,25
8.   GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2723 IND   0   ½   ½       ½ 1,5 0,0 2,50
9.   GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2679 UAE       ½ 0 0 ½       1,0 0,0 2,00
10.   GM Anton Guijarro David 2692 ESP     0 0 0     ½     0,5 0,0 0,75

In the Challengers tournament, young promising players are shining the most. Vincent Keymer from Germany is in the lead with three points. Jerguš Pecháč from Slovakia is currently 2nd and Nodirbek Abdusattorov from Uzbekistan is 3rd. All Czechs have gained 1,5 points so far, placing 8th–10th. 

Link to chess-results

RK. Name ELO FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PTS DE SB
1.   GM Keymer Vincent 2675 GER   ½   ½   1     1   3,0 0,0 5,75
2.   GM Pechac Jergus 2598 SVK ½       ½ ½   1     2,5 0,0 5,00
3.   GM Abdusattorov Nodirbek 2661 UZB       ½     ½   ½ 1 2,5 0,0 4,00
4.   GM Niemann Hans Moke 2678 USA ½   ½   1     0     2,0 0,0 4,75
5.   GM Warmerdam Max 2613 NED   ½   0   ½       1 2,0 0,0 3,75
6.   GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2635 IND 0 ½     ½       1   2,0 0,0 3,75
7.   GM Krzyzanowski Marcin 2535 POL     ½         1 0 0 1,5 0,0 2,75
8.   GM Stocek Jiri 2541 CZE   0   1     0     ½ 1,5 0,0 2,75
9.   GM Hracek Zbynek 2564 CZE 0   ½     0 1       1,5 0,0 2,75
10.   GM Michalik Peter 2577 CZE     0   0   1 ½     1,5 0,0 2,25

In the Futures tournament of young prodigies, Atilla Kuru lost just a half-point which got him in the lead. Kamil Warchol of 2nd place and Jiří Bouška of 3rd place both have three points. Timofey Bokhnak is currently in 5th place and Lada Zelbová in 9th place is mostly gaining valuable experience for now.

Link to chess-results

RK. Name ELO FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PTS DE SB
1.   Kuru Atilla 1949 TUR     1         1 ½ 1 3,5 0,0 4,75
2.   FM Warchol Kamil 1991 POL       ½ 1 ½ 1       3,0 0,0 6,25
3.   Bouska Jiri 2191 CZE 0           1   1 1 3,0 0,0 2,50
4.   Sowinski Pawel 2066 POL   ½       1 ½ ½     2,5 0,0 4,75
5.   Bokhnak Timofey 2112 CZE   0           1 1 ½ 2,5 0,0 1,75
6.   Kovalskyi Roman 2065 UKR   ½   0       ½ 1   2,0 0,0 2,50
7.   Tolmacevs Artjoms 2032 LAT   0 0 ½           1 1,5 0,0 1,75
8.   Balint Peter 2097 AUT 0     ½ 0 ½         1,0 0,0 2,25
9.   Zelbova Lada 1980 CZE ½   0   0 0         0,5 0,0 1,75
10.   Peglau Charis 2008 GER 0   0   ½   0       0,5 0,0 1,25