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Kramnik Challenge Day 2: Abdusattorov remains unbeaten

by Shahid Ahmed - 14/08/2021

Awonder Liang and Nodirbek Abdusattorov share the lead 6.0/8 at the conclusion of the second day of Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour Kramnik Challenge. Abdusattorov continues his great momentum from the FIDE World Cup 2019 as he is yet to lose a single game in the event so far. Both Liang and the Uzbek scored an identical 3.0/4 on the second day. Keymer lost his lead as he tasted his first defeat of the event against Murzin in the final round of the day. Both Keymer and Yoo maintain their chase at 5.5/8, followed by Tingjie and Sara at 4.5/8 each respectively. Leon's woes continued as he made only 2.5/8 so far. Round 9 starts today at 7:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Eric Rosen/FIDE

Leon suffers three consecutive losses

Leon Luke Mendonca started the day with a win over Sokolovsky but then he lost three games consecutively against Yoo, Shuvalova and Jonas. He had a good opportunity to push for a win against Jonas Buhl, but unfortunately for him, he missed it.

Abdusattorov continues his good from the recently concluded FIDE World Cup 2019 | Photo: Eric Rosen/FIDE

Round 5: Leon - Sokolovsky: 1-0

FM Yahli Sokolovsky (2020) sacrificed a knight which went in vain, however in the final moments of the endgame, he got an opportunity to save the game.

Position after 41.e7

Find out how can Black get back in the game.

Round 6: Yoo - Leon: 1-0

Leon misjudged IM Christopher Yoo's (USA) intentions with his queenside pawns.

Position after 27.b5

White's b and c-pawns are going to become a monster if they are not dealt with correctly. Find out the only correct response for Black.

Round 8: Jonas - Leon: 1-0

Leon had a good opportunity against GM Jonas Buhl Bjerre (NOR).

Position after 27.Qf6

Find out the best continuation for Black in the above position. The game continued 27...Qxd5 28.Nd4 and after 28...Ne5 29.Ne6 it was all over for Black.

Highlights

An interesting finish from Day 2

FM Balaji Daggupati (USA) defeated GM Jonas Buhk Bjerre (RUS), Round 5
Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour: Kramnik Challenge Day 2 - Live commentary by Surya Ganguly and Tania Sachdev | Video: chess24

Replay all games from Round 5-8

Standings after Round 8

Liang and Abdusattorov share the lead | Photo: Champions Chess Tour

Schedule

Every day between 12th and 15th August, the game starts at 7:30 p.m. IST.

Kramnik Challenge will have 15-rounds | Photo: Champions Chess Tour

Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour schedule | Photo: Champions Chess Tour

Links

Official site

Chess-Results


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