WR Chess Masters - Games and standing

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2/25/2023 – The WR Chess Masters took place in Düsseldorf on February 15-25. A 10-players single round-robin, the event featured a mix of established, elite players and young, ambitious talents. Levon Aronian won the tournament after prevailing in a three-player rapid tiebreaker over Ian Nepomniachtchi and Dommaraju Gukesh. | Replay all the games with computer-assisted analysis.

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WR Chess Masters 2023

Sponsor of the tournament is the Düsseldorf-based company WR Events GmbH. “Our goal is to promote and spread the sport of chess”, explained CEO Wadim Rosenstein. “We want to give young and professional chess players the opportunity to develop their skills”.

The time control for each game is 120 minutes per side for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move starting with move 61.

In case of a tie for first place: 2 games with 10 min + 2 sec a move; then, if needed, 2 games with 5 min + 2 sec a move; finally a game with 5 min for White and 4 min for Black with an increment of 2 seconds per move starting from move 61 (in case of a draw, Black wins).

If more than two players share first place, there will be a double round-robin with the following tiebreaks:

  • Sonneborn-Berger points.
  • Most wins.
  • Most wins with the black pieces.
  • Drawing of lots

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