NC World Masters 2022 R2: Vishy Anand starts with a draw
The 14th world champion, Vladimir Kramnik had to pull out at a short notice due to health reasons. The No Castling World Masters started with a game between English legend, Michael Adams and Germany no.10 Daniel Fridman in Round 1. Adams won that game. Vishy Anand joined the event in Round 2. He drew his game against Adams comfortably. The maestro will face Daniel Fridman in Round 3 today, Adams will be up against Germany no.4, Dmitrij Kollars. WGM Priyanka Nutakki is in a three-way lead 3/4 at NRW Women's Cup. NC World Masters Round 3 and NRW Women's Cup Round 5 starts today at 3 p.m. local time (6:30 p.m. IST). Photo: Michelle Lassak/Sparkassen Chess Trophy
Priyanka Nutakki in a three-way lead at NRW Women's Cup
"I know the variation in classical chess and there Black is completely fine. At the board I then consider whether there is a difference in No Castling Chess, but the variation is balanced even without castling, as Black can play well with ...f6 and ...Ke7 anyway." - Vishy Anand about the opening of his game against Michael Adams.
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