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22 May 2019

All Semifinalists of FIDE Grand Prix Leg Determined in Moscow

Alexander Grischuk and Ian Nepomniachtchi continue fighting.

All Semifinalists of FIDE Grand Prix Leg Determined in Moscow
All Semifinalists of FIDE Grand Prix Leg Determined in Moscow

The tie-break of the quarterfinals of the FIDE Grand Prix leg in Moscow were played in the Central Chess Club on May 22. The first symbolic move in the game Dubov - Nakamura was made by the RCF Executive Director Mark Glukhovsky.

Alexander Grischuk (Russia) and Wesley So (USA) made a draw in the first rapid game, but the Russian player was stronger in the second one. Alexander Grischuk won the match 2.5-1.5 and qualified for the semi-final.

Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) managed to hold a tough position in the first rapid game against Wei Yi (China) and won the second encounter to advance for the next round having won the match 2.5-1.5.

Daniil Dubov (Russia) lost the first rapid game to Hikaru Nakamura (USA) and didn't manage to recover in the return encounter. The total score is 2.5-1.5 in favour of the American grandmaster.



Semifinal pairings:

Nakamura – Grischuk
Nepomniachtchi – Wojtaszek

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Photos: World Chess




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