The Weekly Show: Zhansaya Abdumalik gains Grandmaster title!

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6/1/2021 – In his "Weekly Show" IM Lawrence Trent will focus on the fantastic performance by Zhansaya Abdumalik at the Women’s Grand Prix in Gibraltar. She is s currently two points clear of the field and, perhaps more importantly, crossed the 2500 barrier and has officially got her Grandmaster title. | Lawrence's show is available on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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The game of the day will be Abdumalik-Stefanova played in round 5 of the Women's Grand Prix. Lawrence will also talk about what happened in the FTX Crypto Cup Final and the European World Cup Qualifier.

But first, a warm-up: Below is a position from the final of the FTX Crypto Cup, in which Magnus Carlsen defeated Wesley So by winning the Armageddon game. In the diagram position it looks as though the World Champion, who had the white pieces, is in the driving seat, but is that really the case?


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