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All open before the day off, Futures already playing

26 Jun 2023

The Masters and Challengers tournaments continued with three more rounds and the lead is still open before Monday's day off. In the Masters, Deac, Keymer, and Robson trio has settled into the lead. Ray Robson managed to pull into the lead despite one defeat, compensating with two wins.

Ray Robson defeated Boris Gelfand in the third round

RK Name ELO FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PTS DE SB
1.   GM DEAC Bogdan-Daniel 2693 ROU     1   ½ ½ ½ ½     3 0 7,75
2.   GM KEYMER Vincent 2690 GER       ½ ½ ½     ½ 1 3 0 6,75
3.   GM ROBSON Ray 2689 USA 0     ½     ½ 1   1 3 0 6,50
4.   GM HARIKRISHNA Pentala 2704 IND   ½ ½   ½     ½ ½   2,5 0 6,25
5.   GM NAVARA David 2689 CZE ½ ½   ½         ½ ½ 2,5 0 6,25
6.   GM SHANKLAND Sam 2711 USA ½ ½           ½ ½ ½ 2,5 0 6,00
7.   GM MARTIROSYAN Haik M. 2685 ARM ½   ½         ½ 1 0 2,5 0 6,00
8.   GM GELFAND Boris 2668 ISR ½   0 ½   ½ ½       2 0 5,25
9.   GM NGUYEN Thai Dai Van 2653 CZE   ½   ½ ½ ½ 0       2 0 5,25
10.   GM WANG Hao 2722 CHN   0 0   ½ ½ 1       2 0 5,00

In the Challengers tournament, Benjamin Gledura took the individual lead with four points. Mateusz Bartel is only half a point behind him. The annual combativeness of this tournament is also confirmed this year, especially in the last rounds. Of the twenty-five games played, thirteen ended with one player winning.

The current Challengers tournament leader defeated Vaclav Finek in the fifth round

RK Name ELO FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PTS DE SB
1.   GM GLEDURA Benjamin 2645 HUN   ½ 1       1 ½ 1   4 0 9,75
2.   GM BARTEL Mateusz 2609 POL ½     ½ ½     1 1   3,5 0 8,00
3.   IM VYKOUK Jan 2467 CZE 0     ½ ½   1     1 3 0 6,00
4.   GM MOTYLEV Alexander 2597 ROU   ½ ½     ½ ½     ½ 2,5 0 6,25
5.   GM PECHAC Jergus 2611 SVK   ½ ½     0   1   ½ 2,5 0 5,75
6.   GM PULTINEVICIUS Paulius 2530 LTU       ½ 1   0 ½ ½   2,5 0 5,50
7.   GM L'AMI Erwin 2645 NED 0   0 ½   1       1 2,5 0 4,75
8.   IM STALMACH Richard 2436 CZE ½ 0     0 ½     1   2 0 4,75
9.   FM FINEK Vaclav 2409 CZE 0 0       ½   0   1 1,5 0 2,25
10.   GM AKASH G 2483 IND     0 ½ ½   0   0   1 0 2,50

On Saturday, the Futures Tournament also jumped into the whirlwind of the festival. This year, six talented players from Poland, Austria, and the Czech Republic are taking part. Kamil Warchol leads with two wins so far.

RK Name ELO FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 PTS DE SB
1.   FM WARCHOL Kamil 2082 POL       1   1 2 0 0,50
2.   FM CIESLAK Patryk 2280 POL       ½ 1   1,5 0 0,75
3.   BOUSKA Jiri 2189 CZE         ½ 1 1,5 0 0,25
4.   FM BALINT Peter 2233 AUT 0 ½         0,5 0 0,75
5.   BROZKA Karel 2180 CZE   0 ½       0,5 0 0,75
6.   JUHANAK Daniel 2137 CZE 0   0       0 0 0,00

Unlike the main tournaments, players in the Karel Janeček Open have completed four rounds and will continue to play on Monday. Seven players are in the lead with full points.

Bo. No.   Name FED Rtg Pts. Result  Pts.   Name FED Rtg No.
1 4 IM Kosakowski, Jakub POL 2485 4   4 FM Sharan, Rao IND 2248 76
2 32 IM Ozenir, Ekin Baris TUR 2374 4   4 IM Fus, Jakub POL 2426 13
3 34 IM Tsolakidou, Stavroula GRE 2373 4   4   Psyk, Radoslaw POL 2417 16
4 1 GM Plat, Vojtech CZE 2516   4 FM Anand, Batsukh MGL 2242 80
5 2 GM Mitrabha, Guha IND 2507   FM Pasti, Aron HUN 2335 45

Rapid and blitz chess tournaments were also played. The Czech grandmaster Vojtech Plat won in the rapid tournament, and the German international master Maximilian Berchtenbreiter won the blitz tournament.

DAY OFF

Monday's free day will be filled with many activities for the players of the three main tournaments, but also for the spectators and visitors of the festival. In the morning there will be a football tournament, in the afternoon the players of the Futures tournament will have a simul, where GM Peter Léko will be their opponent, and in the evening the Czech Gambit is scheduled at the D21 Theatre.

26 JUNE 2023
09:00 - 12:00
Pražačka

Football tournament
Each team will consist of 5 field players and 1 goalkeeper.
Matches would take around 10 minutes or so within the tournament system

26 JUNE 2022
15:00-17:00
  A simul exhibition of GM Peter Léko with players of the Futures tourn.
26 JUNE 2022
19:30
Theatro D21 Czech Gambit

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