ChessKid Cup: Caruana wins Loser's Bracket and advances to Grand Final

by Johannes Fischer
5/26/2023 – Fabiano Caruana lost to Nodirbek Abdusattorov in Round 2 of the ChessKid Cup, but now he has a chance for revenge in the Grand Final. On Day 4, Caruana first defeated Jules Moussard in the semi-finals of the Loser's Bracket and then beat Jorden Van Foreest in the final. | Photo: Lennart Ootes (Archive)

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ChessKid Cup, Day 4

In the semi-final against Moussard, Caruana was the clear favourite, but it was Moussard who took a 1-0 lead with White in the opening game. But in the second game Caruana equalised with White and so the Armageddon game had to decide.

Caruana had Black and managed to secure a draw and victory in the match without much trouble.

The games of the match

In the final of the Loser's Bracket Caruana then met Jorden Van Foreest. After two draws this match also saw an Armageddon tiebreaker. Caruana had White and won with a convincing positional performance.

The games of the match

Games Division I

Games Division II

Games Division III


Division I

Division II

In the Grand Final of Division II Vladimir Fedoseev meets Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Division III

Alan Pichot and Pentala Harikrishna will battle it out in the Division III Grand Final.

Live commentary Day 4 - with Tania Sachdev, David Howell, James Canty III and Daniel Naroditsky

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Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".