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🏆 Prague Chess Festival (Challengers) (2020)

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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. I ... [more]

Player: Hannes Hlifar Stefansson

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Stefansson vs T Kriebel  1-0482020Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
2. A Esipenko vs Stefansson  ½-½302020Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)E20 Nimzo-Indian
3. Stefansson vs L Cernousek  1-0512020Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)C11 French
4. Thai Dai Van Nguyen vs Stefansson  ½-½462020Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
5. Stefansson vs J Krejci  1-0332020Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. M Bartel vs Stefansson  ½-½342020Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)E01 Catalan, Closed
7. Stefansson vs N Abasov  ½-½312020Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)E16 Queen's Indian
8. Stefansson vs K Piorun  0-1502020Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
9. J van Foreest vs Stefansson  1-0432020Prague Chess Festival (Challengers)C50 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Back-to-back wins for van Foreest, and he's just half a point behind Stefansson. Those 2 will face off in the last round.
Feb-21-20  paavoh: Four players at 5/8 before the last round: Esipenko, Piorun, Van Foreest and Stefansson with decreasing S-B order.

Round 9: VF has an edge over Stefansson, Esipenko a slight pull, and Piorun seems on the verge of losing.

Feb-21-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: van Foreest has won a huge last round game. Piorun still on the verge of losing. Esipenko needs a win against a guy in last place to tie van Foreest for first.

In terms of tiebreaks, it'll come down to SB score.

Feb-21-20  paavoh: It is settled. Van Foreest wins, Esipenko could not find a way to convert.

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