Hans Niemann wins 27th Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2022, Arjun Erigaisi second
Hans Niemann drew his last round game against the defending champion, Jorden van Foreest (NED) to win 27th Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2022. The American finished a full point ahead of the field at 5.0/7. This is Hans' second consecutive tournament triumph in 21 days. Hans is now World no.68 with a live rating of 2673.8. Arjun Erigaisi, Nils Grandelius (SWE) and Michael Adams (ENG) scored 4.0/7 each. They were placed second to fourth respectively according to tie-breaks. Arjun's live rating is 2680.6 and he is currently World no. 58. UAE no.1 Salem Saleh played the maximum decisive games - six. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund/TePe Sigeman & Co Tournament 2022
Arjun is now World no. 58, Hans 68
Jorden van Foreest (NED) and Alexei Shirov (ESP) had a difficult tournament as both of them did not manage to register a single win.
Adams - Salem: 1-0
The legendary Michael Adams (ENG, 2698) scored his first win of the event after six draws, against UAE no.1 Salem Saleh (2690).
25...d3 might create a passed pawn for Black. However, it also creates a highway for White to swing his a1-rook from queen to kingside. 26.Ra4 Rd5 27.Rg4 g6 28.Re4 things turned completely into White's favor. The passed pawn at d3 became pointless. White won the game in another ten moves.
Hans tweeted his thoughts on his triumph
90 minutes for 40 moves and then 30 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move (Malmö rules-no draws before move 40).
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Round 7 results
|1||4||2635||GM||Grandelius Nils||½ - ½||GM||Shirov Alexei||2695||8|
|2||5||2715||GM||Van Foreest Jorden||½ - ½||GM||Niemann Hans Moke||2656||3|
|3||6||2698||GM||Adams Michael||1 - 0||GM||Salem A.R. Saleh||2690||2|
|4||7||2682||GM||Navara David||½ - ½||GM||Erigaisi Arjun||2675||1|
|1||3||GM||Niemann Hans Moke||USA||2656||5,0||0,0||3|
|6||5||GM||Van Foreest Jorden||NED||2715||3,0||0,0||0|
|7||2||GM||Salem A.R. Saleh||UAE||2690||2,5||0,0||2|
3rd - 8th May - 3 p.m. CET (6:30 p.m. IST), 7th May - 2 p.m. CET (5:30 p.m. IST).
9th May - 12 p.m. CET (3:30 p.m. IST)