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Pentala Harikrishna wins Prague Chess Masters 2022

The Prague Chess Festival 2022 took place 7-17 June, featuring a Masters 10 player round robin event, Challengers, and Futures tournaments. 

GM Pentala Harikrishna won the Masters as he won the last round against Anton Guijarro David to emerge as the sole Winner of the event with 6.5/9 points. GM Le Quang Liem was all the time in the race for the top, but with final score of 6 points claimed second place. Three players tied for bronze: GM Nguyen Thai Dai Van, GM Sam Shankland, and GM David Navara with 5 points, each. Replay the games here (Scroll down for final rankings)

Prague Chess Masters 2022, R9, Pentala Harikrishna – David Anton Guijarro

German grandmaster Vincent Keymer won the Challenger event after the thrilling playoffs against Hans Neimann. Keymer and Niemann scored 6.5/9 points each and the tiebreak match determined the Winner and the qualifier for the next year’s Masters. Keymer won the first game with Black, putting huge pressure on the American in the second game. Niemann was in a must-win situation but the opening didn’t go well and Vincent Keymer won the second game. Replay the games here (scroll down for final rankings)

Hans Niemann – Vincent Keymer, Prague Chess Challengers 2022 Tiebreaks

Final rankings – Prague Chess Masters 2022:

Rk. NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3
1GMHarikrishna Pentala IND27016.5025.84
2GMLe Quang Liem VIE270960264
3GMNguyen Thai Dai Van CZE261051214
4GMShankland Sam USA27185120.55
5GMNavara David CZE26815119.54
6GMVallejo Pons Francisco ESP27034.5019.35
7GMVidit Santosh Gujrathi IND272340.517.35
8GMMaghsoodloo Parham IRI271640.5175
9GMSalem A.R. Saleh UAE26793010.84
10GMAnton Guijarro David ESP2692209.55

Final rankings – Prague Chess Challengers 2022:

Rk. NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3
1GMKeymer Vincent GER26756.50.526.84
 GMNiemann Hans Moke USA26786.50.526.84
3GMAbdusattorov Nodirbek UZB26616024.85
4GMSasikiran Krishnan IND26355018.34
5GMPechac Jergus SVK259840.5194
6GMWarmerdam Max NED261340.5145
7GMKrzyzanowski Marcin POL25353.5116.35
8GMStocek Jiri CZE25413.5016.85
9GMHracek Zbynek CZE256430.511.85
10GMMichalik Peter CZE257730.510.84


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