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100-year-old chess player Manuel Alvarez Escudero opens Candidates Chess R5

Today’s special guest of the FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2022 was Mr. Manuel Alvarez Escudero, a 100-year-old active chess player. He made a first ceremonial move in the game between the Candidates’ youngest participants: 19-year-old Alireza Firouzja and 24-year-old Jan-Krzysztof Duda. Just a few months ago, Mr. Escudero played the league in Madrid, and one of his latest games was especially extraordinary as he met with 90 years younger opponent.
Read more: 90 years difference between two Chess opponents

Replay R5 games: Fabiano Caruana – Richard Rapport / Teimour Radjabov – Ding Liren / Alireza Firouzja – Jan-Krzysztof Duda / Hikaru Nakamura – Ian Nepomniachtchi
Candidates Chess 2022 all information: Candidates Chess 2022 / Candidates 2022 pairings / Live games Candidates 2022 / Candidates Chess 2022 Predictions and possible outcomes

Photos by: FIDE/Stev Bonhage

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