Polgar Challenge - Pragg wins!

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4/11/2021 – The Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour gives young stars a chance to take centre stage. The Polgar Challenge is one of four challenges in which each player faces all 19 other players once at rapid chess — 10 minutes per player per game, with a 5-second increment after each move. The tournament takes place on April 8 to 11. | Follow the games live starting at 16:00 CEST!

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Polgar Challenge - Day 4

Chess legends Judit Polgar and Vladimir Kramnik have joined forces with Play Magnus Group to launch a new elite online tour designed to support rising young players and advance gender equality in the sport. The Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour features some of the world’s top talent and includes a healthy balance of male and female competitors.

The tour starts on April 8 and includes four 4-day rapid tournaments, leading into a Final taking place from September 9 to 13. The winner of each event will qualify for a place on the $1.5 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, Play Magnus Group’s flagship series.

Each tournament is a 20-player single round robin with a time control of 10 minutes for the game plus 5-second increments per move.


Live games and commentary

 

Commentary by GMs Judit Polgar and Vladimir Kramnik


Final standings

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Praggnanandhaa R 15,5 0,0
2 Abdusattorov Nodirbek 14,0 2,0
3 Gukesh D 14,0 1,5
4 Nihal Sarin 14,0 1,5
5 Murzin Volodar 14,0 1,0
6 Keymer Vincent 13,5 0,0
7 Liang Awonder 12,5 0,0
8 Yoo Christopher Woojin 12,0 1,0
9 Mendonca Leon Luke 12,0 0,0
10 Bjerre Jonas Buhl 10,5 0,0
11 Lei Tingjie 10,0 1,0
12 Zhu Jiner 10,0 0,0
13 Salimova Nurgyul 7,0 0,0
14 Shuvalova Polina 6,5 0,5
15 Abdumalik Zhansaya 6,5 0,5
16 Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 5,5 1,0
17 Mammadzada Gunay 5,5 0,0
18 Yip Carissa 4,0 0,0
19 Badelka Olga 3,0 0,0
20 Saduakassova Dinara 0,0 0,0

Lineups

The players are split into two teams, Team Polgar and Team Kramnik, and their points will also be tallied for their teams. The winning team at the end of the tour will get to travel to Dubai, where Magnus Carlsen is set to play his 5th World Championship match this November.

Team Polgar

Average age: 18
Average rating: 2520
 
Player Country Age Rating
Nihal Sarin India 16 2620
Awonder Liang United States 17 2592
Vincent Keymer Germany 16 2591
Gukesh D India 14 2578
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh Iran 24 2494
Volodar Murzin Russia 14 2478
Polina Shuvalova Russia 20 2476
Zhansaya Abdumalik Kazakhstan 21 2472
Zhu Jiner China 18 2459
Gunay Mammadzada Azerbaijan 20 2443

Team Kramnik

Average age: 17.6
Average rating: 2505.4
 
Player Country Age Rating
Nodirbek Abdusattorov Uzbekistan 16 2627
Praggnanandhaa India 15 2608
Jonas Bjerre Denmark 16 2550
Leon Mendonca India 15 2549
Lei Tingjie China 24 2505
Dinara Saduakassova Kazakhstan 24 2500
Christopher Yoo United States 14 2455
Olga Badelka Belarus 18 2433
Carissa Yip United States 17 2430
Nurgyul Salimova Bulgaria 17 2397

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