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Raunak Sadhwani second at Julius Baer Challenge 2022, advances to the Tour Finals

by Shahid Ahmed - 05/09/2022

GM Andrey Esipenko scored 20/24 on the second day to finish with 41/45 and win Challengers Chess Tour 2022 Julius Baer Challenge. He scored 13 wins and only two draws, remained undefeated. GM Raunak Sadhwani scored 31/45 to finish second. Both of them have qualified to the Tour Finals which will take place on 29th and 30th October 2022. Five players scored 27/45. IM Aditya Mittal, GM Leon Luke Mendonca and IM Prraneeth Vuppala secured fourth, fifth and seventh place according to the tie-breaks. The next event Magnus Academy Challenge will take place on 8th and 9th October 2022. Photo: Ashwin Subramanian

Esipenko wins Julius Baer Challenge 2022, finishes ten points ahead

GM Raunak Sadhwani finished second and secured a place in the Finals | Photo: Ashwin Subramanian

Julius Baer Challenge winner - GM Andrey Esipenko | Photo: chess24

Round 11: Maurizzi - Aditya: 3-0

IM Aditya Mittal launched a nice attack on the kingside in the Closed Sicilian to beat GM Marc Andria Maurizzi (FRA).

Vantika - Bibisara: 3-0

WGM Vantika Agrawal defeated the reigning World Blitz Women's champion, IM Bibisara Assaubayeva (KAZ).

Round 12: Aditya - Raunak: 0-3

GM Raunak Sadhwani used his king quite well in the endgame to beat IM Aditya Mittal.

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Replay the live commentary of Round 8-15 by greatest female chess player of all time - GM Judit Polgar and GM Pepe Cuenca | Video: chess24

Final standings after Round 15

GM Andrey Esipenko finished 10 points ahead of the field | Photo: chess24

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