Firouzja Alireza wins Prague Chess Masters 2020
16 years old Grandmaster Firouzja Alireza became a Winner of Prague Chess Masters 2020 after very intense finish of the event.
Vidit Santosh was leading before the last round, but suffered two losses in the two final games, scoring 5 points, and tied for the first place with 4 players with the same score: Firouzja Alireza (2726), Duda Jan Krzysztof (POL, 2755), Anton Guijarro David (ESP, 2697) and Shankland Sam (USA, 2683).
Firouzja Alireza (2726) and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (IND, 2721) proceeded to a playoff blitz match. With score 2-0, Firouzja Alireza became the Winner of the 2nd edition of Prague Chess Masters.
The Winner of the Challengers event became Van Foreest Jorden (NED, 2667), who scored 6 points to be the sole winner of the event. Abasov Nijat (AZE, 2670) and Esipenko Andrey (RUS, 2654) tied for the silver, but according to tiebreaks, Abasov Nijat came second and Esipenko Andrey ended on the third place.
The Open Tournament, which gathered 273 participants coming from 38 federations, finishes today. Last round can be followed live, trough the official website of the event.
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