Wangels, Germany: Grandmaster D Gukesh threw one salvo after one other to beat world No 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway, Levon Aronian of Armenia and finally reigning world champion Ding Liren of China on the primary day of the Weissenhaus Chess Problem that received underway in Wangels.
After a fairly sedate begin that price him a full level within the opener towards Alireza Firouza of France, Gukesh was in full swing and ended the day with three factors in all out of a doable 4 and is in joint-second place within the fast part behind Vincent Keymer of Germany, who notched up 3.5 factors.
Nodirbek Abdusattarov additionally matched Gukesh on factors after remaining unbeaten on the opening day whereas the trio of biggies Carlsen, Firouza and Fabiano Caruana of america are in joint-fourth spot with two factors apiece within the $200,000 prize-money match. Aronian of america, with a lone draw, is sole seventh whereas surprisingly Liren is on the backside after shedding all 4 video games.
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The fast format has been designed to choose up the pairings for the knockout stage between the identical eight gamers. Whoever finishes first will play towards the particular person ending final as is the norm within the knockouts.
For Gukesh, the spotlight of the day was his victory over Carlsen. The center video games arising out of chess 960 or freestyle chess are virtually at all times unknown and, showcasing his abilities, Gukesh took his possibilities in an advanced endgame. Carlsen was not capable of focus at his greatest as he made just a few inaccuracies to let Gukesh come on high and an extra error price the world primary a chunk. The remaining was youngster’s play.
Within the third spherical, Gukesh was examined by Aronian’s Bishop sacrifice as early as on transfer eight however, ignoring the identical, Gukesh went for his counterplay within the centre.
Aronian misplaced a chunk finally and it was throughout in simply 39 strikes.
In opposition to Liren, Gukesh was at his technical greatest as he unleashed a rook sacrifice for a minor piece early and Liren discovered his place to be crumbling quickly afterwards. Within the problems that ensued, Liren was outdone by Gukesh’s exact calculation. The sport lasted 37 strikes.
Earlier within the first recreation of the day, Firouza received off to a flier defeating Gukesh however couldn’t preserve the identical momentum within the remaining video games.
With three rounds to return within the fast, it stays to be seen who will play whom within the quarter-finals.
Curiously the quarters, semis and finale will likely be performed beneath normal time management guidelines with 90 minutes to every participant for forty strikes and half-hour to complete the sport with an increment of 30 seconds per transfer from transfer one.
All rounds of the knockout stage could have two normal video games and in case of a tied end result, video games of shorter period will likely be performed to determine the winner.
Spherical 1: D Gukesh (Ind) misplaced to Alireza Firouza (Fra); Nodirbek Abdusattarov (Uzb) drew with Levon Aronian (Arm); Magnus Carlsen (Nor) drew with Vincent Keymer (Ger); Ding Liren (Chn) misplaced to Fabiano Caruana (USA).
Spherical 2: Gukesh beat Carlsen; Abdusattarov beat Liren; Firouza drew with Caruana; Keymer beat Aronian.
Spherical 3: Aronian misplaced to Gukesh; Liren misplaced to Keymer; Carlsen drew with Firouza; Caruana drew with Abdusattarov.
Spherical 4: Gukesh beat Liren; Carlsen beat Aronian; Firouza misplaced to Abdusattarov; Keymer beat Caruana.
- Weissenhaus Chess Problem: Gukesh defeats Carlsen, Aronian and world champion Liren on Day 1
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