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Andreikin wins the Uralsk Qualifier!


As talked about in our introductory weblog, the Uralsk Open (second occasion of the Kazakhstan Cup) determined to grant an invite to 4 gamers, chosen by a sequence of occasions held on Lichess. The primary stage was divided into twelve blitz arenas which happened in every week, with beginning occasions staggered over 24 hours, to permit for participation the world over. Greater than 175k video games had been performed on this stage, a lot of which had been already of a really excessive degree: a number of robust titled gamers joined the occasion, together with over 35,000 whole gamers! The struggle for the highest 20 was intense, and a number of other robust titled gamers had been pressured to play multiple event to qualify for the second stage.

@Aqua_Blazing (Valery Sviridov, presumably the strongest non-FIDE titled participant on the planet) convincingly received, undefeated, the Swiss portion with 9/11, half some extent forward of a bunch of 6 tied gamers. 

(By the best way, from the 704 video games performed we extracted 9 instructive positions of varied ranges and conditions: have enjoyable with Howard!)

The conflict for the invitations happened in a round-robin format: 7 robust fast gamers, led by the aforementioned Sviridov (untitled however with 2550 Fide Commonplace) and by GMs Ponkratov and Moroni, confronted the Tremendous GM Dmitry Andreikin: World Junior Champion in 2010, two-times Russian nationwide champion, and the winner of a match towards present World Champion Ding Liren in 2019.

Not one of the gamers managed to finish the stage undefeated, and the final tone of the event was properly represented by the spherical 5 sport Volkan – Andreikin: a hand-to-hand fight with each kings uncovered! This sport didn’t stop Andreikin from successful solo, whereas it was in all probability decisive in granting Volkan the qualification.

The group of this event was extra formidable than the earlier version, however we’re pleased to name it an entire success! Due to the Kazakhstan Chess Federation for his or her cooperation and beneficiant patronage, and to everyone within the Lichess workforce who was concerned!

If you’re an organizer and want to do one thing related, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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