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Firouzja Wins Prague Chess Festival Masters

GM Alireza Firouzja won the Prague Chess Festival‘s Masters tournament after beating GM Vidit Gujrathi 2-0 in a playoff. The two had the best tiebreak in a group of five players finishing on 5/9.

GM Jorden van Foreest emerged as the sole winner of the Challengers after beating GM Hannes Stefansson, while GM Andrey Esipenko drew his last game and GM Kacper Piorun lost.

The last day in Prague was another dramatic affair especially in the Masters group, with no less than four decisive games and a rollercoaster of a draw between GM David Anton Guijarro and Firouzja. The Iranian teenager played the King’s Indian but was initially outplayed by the Spaniard who employed the Petrosian variation. (Read more). Photo and news:


Ariel Arrieta is an avid chess fan and a varsity chess player who loves promoting Chess everywhere. He founded (Chess Set Online) to help promote the game of chess anywhere in the world.

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