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    London Chess Classic FIDE Open

    Smirnov v Pert, Song v Praggnanandhaa https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-to...pen-2019/4/1/3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambyte View Post
    Smirnov v Pert, Song v Praggnanandhaa https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-to...pen-2019/4/1/3
    Interesting game. 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). 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.]
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    After 7 rounds, Anton's performance rating is 2696!
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    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.

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    Anton won again this morning sharing the lead again with Pragg on 7/8 going into the final round. Best of luck Anton!

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    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).

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    Top three boards were all drawn so Anton is =1st with Pragg on 7.5/9 and gains about 15 points. Excellent result.
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    According to the Indian press, Prag won!

    https://sportstar.thehindu.com/chess...le30229349.ece

    https://thebridge.in/praggnanandhaa-...ide-open-2019/

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

    Not that the Indian press is parochial or anything...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee View Post
    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."
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 08-12-2019 at 12:58 PM. Reason: repair quote tags

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    Chessbase.in article clearly mentions Prag and Anton as joint winners and also has photos of them analysing games together

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    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.

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    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/72419295.cms

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

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    All the info one can find on the official website is below.

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    applied, and in the event of a tie on points, the prize money will be shared equally between all tied players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee View Post
    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!
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