Kader-Challenge: Four players share the lead with one round to go

by Klaus Besenthal
4/11/2021 – Saturday saw the top games of Round 8 — Rasmus Svane v Matthias Bluebaum and Dmitrij Kollars v Alexander Donchenko — ending in draws. Daniel Fridman seized the opportunity, as he managed to catch up with Bluebaum, Kollars and Donchenko with a win over Andreas Heimann. The tournament ends on Sunday with the ninth round (starting at 10:00 CEST). In the women’s tournament, Jana Schneider defended her lead in the standings with a win against Antonia Ziegenfuß. | Photo: Frank Hoppe

ChessBase 17 - Mega package - Edition 2024 ChessBase 17 - Mega package - Edition 2024

It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy the game even more.


Kader-Challenge 2021 in Magdeburg

The players are of course the most important protagonists in the Kader-Challenge, but the tournament could not take place without first-class work being done behind the scenes.

IA Gregor Johann is the main arbiter | Photo: Sandra Schmidt

Competent and charming — the tireless live commentator Klaus Bischoff | Photo: Sandra Schmidt 

Daniel Fridman’s victory over Andreas Heimann came about in a slightly curious way: Heimann was clearly having an off day.


Results - Round 8


Standings after round 8


All games


The women’s section

In the game between Jana Schneider and Antonia Ziegenfuß, Schneider already had attacking chances in the late phase of the opening, which eventually developed into a well-conducted mating attack:


Jana Schneider | Photo: Frank Hoppe

Elisabeth Paehtz will play Schneider in a direct duel for tournament victory in the last round on Sunday — Schneider has Black, but a draw would be enough for her | Photo: Frank Hoppe

Results - Round 6


Standings after round 6


All games



Klaus Besenthal is computer scientist, has followed and still follows the chess scene avidly since 1972 and since then has also regularly played in tournaments.


Rules for reader comments


Not registered yet? Register