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Gambyte
02-12-2019, 07:26 AM
Smirnov v Pert, Song v Praggnanandhaa https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/london-chess-classic-fide-open-2019/4/1/3

MichaelBaron
02-12-2019, 06:04 PM
https://chessbase.in/news/Aravindh-Praggnanandhaa-and-Sahaj-in-the-lead?fbclid=IwAR1MF1OD5W5LUnj4QYLuH_3inXc12zGG125r VUMsTz-hbGx7S8Jl88pxog0

Capablanca-Fan
03-12-2019, 02:46 AM
Smirnov v Pert, Song v Praggnanandhaa https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/london-chess-classic-fide-open-2019/4/1/3

Interesting game (https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/london-chess-classic-fide-open-2019/4/1/4). Pert was winning in the middlegame with Ps for the exchange plus Smirnov's exposed K. But he allowed White to escape into an endgame where he was outplayed. I don't think Pert saw Smirnov's accurate winning technique of driving the K away from the K-side Ps and cutting it off, so White could return and exchange R for BP with the BK too far away.

Smirnov is on 4/4 and facing fellow prodigy Praggnanandhaa R. (GM 2586) (https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/london-chess-classic-fide-open-2019/5/1/1). As of W17, the computer says that Smirnov has equalized on the Black side of a Petrov. [Edit: they agreed a draw after this move.]

MichaelBaron
05-12-2019, 03:51 PM
After 7 rounds, Anton's performance rating is 2696!

Thebes
05-12-2019, 05:51 PM
Pragg passed 2600 live at age 14. Seems like Anton will also pass 2600 this tournament, worth noting that Anton is currently 10/11 since arriving in Europe with only 4 opponents being rated below 2400 and only one being below 2200.

Shaun94
06-12-2019, 09:48 AM
Anton won again this morning sharing the lead again with Pragg on 7/8 going into the final round. Best of luck Anton!

Kevin Bonham
06-12-2019, 10:14 AM
Pragg (7) white against Sahaj Grover (6) (2508). Anton (7) black against Martin Petrov (6) (2497). Aravindh (6.5) black against Danny Gormally (6) (2491). A bunch of 6 vs 6 pairings (ex-Aus Raymond Song is among those on 6).

Kevin Bonham
07-12-2019, 08:31 AM
Top three boards were all drawn so Anton is =1st with Pragg on 7.5/9 and gains about 15 points. Excellent result. :clap:

ElevatorEscapee
07-12-2019, 06:39 PM
According to the Indian press, Prag won!

https://sportstar.thehindu.com/chess/praggnanandhaa-wins-london-chess-classic/article30229349.ece

https://thebridge.in/praggnanandhaa-wins-london-chess-classic-fide-open-2019/

...but... he was joined by Australian, Anton Smirnov... :D

Not that the Indian press is parochial or anything... ;)

Frank
08-12-2019, 10:12 AM
According to the Indian press, Prag won!

"The London Chess Classic FIDE Open wrapped up Friday with another triumph for 13-year-old Indian prodigy Praggnanandhaa, who won the tournament with 7.5/9, just ahead on tie-break of young Australian GM Anton Smirnov."

Andy009
08-12-2019, 10:20 AM
Chessbase.in article clearly mentions Prag and Anton as joint winners and also has photos of them analysing games together

Vlad
08-12-2019, 10:29 AM
There was no official tiebreak, all the money was shared. Players were listed in the order of their ratings. In fact there was no closing ceremony and no trophies given to anybody.

Andy009
08-12-2019, 10:36 AM
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/chess/praggnanandhaa-declared-joint-winner-at-london-classic/articleshow/72419295.cms

It is an excellent performance by Anton.Hope Anton continues to win more international tournaments!

Vlad
08-12-2019, 10:38 AM
All the info one can find on the official website is below.

Prize Calculation
The place prizes in all tournaments will be awarded to the player scoring the most points. There will be no tie-breaks
applied, and in the event of a tie on points, the prize money will be shared equally between all tied players.

ER
08-12-2019, 12:28 PM
According to the Indian press, Prag won!

"The London Chess Classic FIDE Open wrapped up Friday with another triumph for 13-year-old Indian prodigy Praggnanandhaa,

Pragg was born on 10 August 2005 so he is 14 now!

Frank
08-12-2019, 01:46 PM
All the info one can find on the official website is below.

Prize Calculation
The place prizes in all tournaments will be awarded to the player scoring the most points. There will be no tie-breaks
applied, and in the event of a tie on points, the prize money will be shared equally between all tied players.

Vlad is wholly correct, quoting the relevant regulation at https://www.londonchessclassic.com/downloads/London_Chess_Classic_2019_Tournament_Rules.pdf
for this group of tournaments.

It was insufficient of me to have relied on the press release dated today of Tim Wall, the official Press Officer of the London Chess Classic group of events, who obviously is much harassed by the sheer weight of official duties and from whose press release I quoted.

I congratulate Anton for his great joint victory (with Pragg) of this 166 player event in which he was officially seeded fourth.

I can only think awesome thoughts when he courageously reaches out to test himself to the limit (rated 10th out of 14) in the Challengers event at Wijk Aan Zee starting in a month's time.

SGHoens
09-12-2019, 07:58 PM
Does anyone be able to provide a link for the next tournament that Anton will play????