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Prague Chess Festival 2021

The 2021 edition of the Prague Chess Festival takes place from 14-20 June in Hotel Don Giovanni in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Festival features Masters, Futures, Open and Rated tournaments. The main Master event is an 8-player round-robin tournament with participation of:

  • Duda Jan-Krzysztof (POL)
  • Van Foreest Jorden (NED)
  • Navara David (CZE)
  • Shankland Sam (USA)
  • Wojtaszek Radoslaw (POL)
  • Grandelius Nils (SWE)
  • Abasov Nijat
  • Nguyen Thai Dai Van (CZE)

The event is played in 7 rounds with time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Vice President FIDE Lukasz Turlej opened the Prague International Chess Festival by his first move in the game of Polish chess number one grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda against Czech number one grandmaster David Navara.

photo: Vladimír Jagr

After 2 played rounds, three players emerged on the top with 1.5 points. Current standings:

1GMShankland Sam USA26911.5
2GMAbasov Nijat AZE26651.5
3GMWojtaszek Radoslaw POL26871.5
4GMVan Foreest Jorden NED27011
5GMNguyen Thai Dai Van CZE25771
6GMDuda Jan-Krzysztof POL27291
7GMGrandelius Nils SWE26700.5
8GMNavara David CZE26970

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