On Tuesday, August 4th, a day of two Velocity Chess Grand Prix occasions, Grandmasters David Anton and Parham Maghsoodloo emerged victorious.
The primary occasion featured 875 individuals. Grandmasters Vladimir Onischuk and Haik Martirosyan tied for first within the Swiss part with spectacular 9/10 scores. Becoming a member of them within the knock-out playoffs have been Grandmasters Aleksandar Indjic, Peter Svidler, Sam Sevian, David Antón Guijarro, Alexander Grischuk and Christopher Repka.
The following Velocity Chess Championship Grand Prix will probably be performed on August 11th at 10 a.m. Pacific / 19:00 Central Europe.
A few of the prime contenders in most Grand Prix occasions like GMs Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave all didn’t qualify. Nakamura and MVL drew a hard-fought recreation which ended up serving to neither of them.
August Four First Velocity Chess Grand Prix | Swiss Ultimate Standings (8+)
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Within the playoffs, Peter Svidler managed to defeat Sam Sevian, who missed a sneaky mate menace.
Within the semi-finals Svidler received once more, dominating on the clock and getting previous Onischuk. On the opposite facet of the bracket, Martirosyan confronted Antón Guijarro and their first recreation was tense!
The primary recreation of the finals was thrilling and gave Antón Guijarro a lead he would not surrender.
David Antón Guijarro received the second recreation as properly to take the title.
Shortly after the top of the primary event, 353 gamers competed within the afternoon addition. The very first spherical featured a chance for FM Gahan M G to take a half level off the upper rated GM Sam Sevian. Can you see a draw for White within the place beneath?
In spherical eight, GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov missed an identical alternative to remain within the recreation towards IM Oleg Vastrukhin.
GM Robert Hess took commentary duties for the occasion, which allowed IM Danny Rensch to play. He completed with a fair rating and an enormous upset win in spherical two.
After the Swiss event, the highest finisher was American GM Steven Zierk with 9/10. He was joined within the playoffs by Haik Martirosyan, who received a bonus for reaching the playoffs in each occasions, Oleg Vastrukhin, Parham Maghsoodloo, Andrew Tang, Arjun Erigaisi, Kirill Alekseenko and Maksim Chigaev.
August Four Second Velocity Chess Grand Prix | Swiss Ultimate Standings (7.5+)
Within the playoff, the story was Parham Maghsoodloo’s wild video games. He reached the semi-finals by defeating Tang after which received a convincing opening recreation towards Zierk. Nevertheless, needing solely a draw to succeed in the finals, Maghsoodloo fell right into a misplaced place and approach behind on the clock. But, in some way he saved his cool, sophisticated the sport, and his opponent was the one who misplaced on time!
Within the finals towards Alekseenko, Maghsoodloo once more began with a win as Black earlier than operating into bother when he solely wanted to attract as White.
The win introduced Maghsoodloo event victory at proper round 5 a.m. for him in Iran!
Velocity Chess Championship Grand Prix | Standings After August 4 (High 20)
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The Velocity Chess Championship Grand Prix is offered by Gambit, the place you possibly can play basic video games like Reversi, Backgammon, and Oh Ship with gamers from all over the world.
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