|Prague Chess Festival (Challengers) (2020)|
The Challengers section of the 2nd Prague International Chess Festival took place from 12-21 February 2020 in the 4-star Don Giovanni Hotel Prague, Czech Republic. Rest day: 17 February. The 10-player round robin was headed by Abasov, Van Foreest and Esipenko. Rating average: 2586 (Category XIV). The players received 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move 1. No draw offers were allowed before move 30. In case of a tie for first place, there was to be a playoff (2 games of 5 3 blitz + Armageddon if necessary) between the top two players, as determined by the tied players' 1) Mutual result(s), 2) S-B scores, 3) Number of games with Black, and 4) Drawing of lots. Tournament director: Petr Boleslav. Chief arbiter: Pavel Votruba.
Jorden van Foreest won with 6/9 and qualified for the 2021 Prague Masters.
Official site: http://praguechessfestival.com/
Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1 Van Foreest 2667 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 6
2 Abasov 2670 ½ * 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 5½
3 Esipenko 2654 ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 5½
4 Piorun 2611 ½ 0 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 5
5 Bartel 2639 ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5
6 Stefansson 2529 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 1 5
7 Nguyen 2560 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 4½
8 Cernousek 2442 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 ½ 3½
9 Kriebel 2524 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 2½
10 Krejci 2559 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * 2½
Previous: Prague Chess Festival (Challengers) (2019). See also Prague Chess Festival (Masters) (2020)
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|1. M Bartel vs A Esipenko
|| ||½-½||31||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|2. J Krejci vs L Cernousek
|| ||½-½||46||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||C01 French, Exchange|
|3. Thai Dai Van Nguyen vs N Abasov
|| ||½-½||46||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||A37 English, Symmetrical|
|4. K Piorun vs J van Foreest
|| ||½-½||52||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|5. Stefansson vs T Kriebel
|| ||1-0||48||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|6. Thai Dai Van Nguyen vs J Krejci
|| ||½-½||45||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||A14 English|
|7. T Kriebel vs K Piorun
|| ||0-1||53||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||E91 King's Indian|
|8. L Cernousek vs M Bartel
|| ||½-½||49||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||C47 Four Knights|
|9. N Abasov vs J van Foreest
|| ||½-½||30||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|10. A Esipenko vs Stefansson
|| ||½-½||30||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||E20 Nimzo-Indian|
|11. J van Foreest vs T Kriebel
|| ||½-½||41||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|12. J Krejci vs N Abasov
|| ||½-½||34||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights|
|13. Stefansson vs L Cernousek
|| ||1-0||51||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||C11 French|
|14. M Bartel vs Thai Dai Van Nguyen
|| ||½-½||46||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|15. K Piorun vs A Esipenko
|| ||0-1||64||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|16. Thai Dai Van Nguyen vs Stefansson
|| ||½-½||46||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|17. L Cernousek vs K Piorun
|| ||½-½||75||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||B40 Sicilian|
|18. A Esipenko vs J van Foreest
|| ||½-½||30||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|19. J Krejci vs M Bartel
|| ||0-1||43||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|20. N Abasov vs T Kriebel
|| ||1-0||37||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||A18 English, Mikenas-Carls|
|21. T Kriebel vs A Esipenko
|| ||0-1||35||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3|
|22. J van Foreest vs L Cernousek
|| ||½-½||39||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||C11 French|
|23. M Bartel vs N Abasov
|| ||1-0||36||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||E01 Catalan, Closed|
|24. K Piorun vs Thai Dai Van Nguyen
|| ||½-½||22||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|25. Stefansson vs J Krejci
|| ||1-0||33||2020||Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
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