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

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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

 

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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.

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