Vincent Keymer wins Kramnik Challenge
Both Vincent Keymer and Awonder Liang scored 11.5/15, however the 16-year-old German clinched the Kramnik Challenge as he had a better tie-break score. He has earned himself a place in the next Meltwater Champions Chess Tour event. Keymer scored an important victory over Liang in the penultimate round, which turned out to be a key win for him. Abudsattorov secured the third position 11.0/15, followed by Yoo 10.0/15 and Tingjie at fourth and fifth places respectively. Leon managed to score only a half point on the final day which took his final score to 5.0/15. Photo: Champions Chess Tour
Team Polgar makes a hat-trick, beats Team Kramnik 63-57
Leon Luke Mendonca scored 0.5/4 on the third day. He had a good opportunity against Keymer, blundered against Daggupati and in the final game against Jiner, he missed a small window of opportunity.
Round 13: Leon - Keymer: 0-1
Leon had a very good opportunity to create some trouble against Keymer.
23...Ned5 created an opportunity for White. What was it? Although Leon provided a great fight but it was the sole opportunity he had in the game.
Round 14: Balaji - Leon: 0-1
Leon had a clear advantage against FM Balaji Daggupati (USA) when he made a blunder.
Find out why 25...Rfe8 is a blunder and what Black could have done instead.
White is planning a checkmate along the h-file, however Black can defend this. How?
Round 15: Leon - Jiner: 0.5-0.5
Leon was better in the endgame, and he kept trying to create some chances for himself but to no avail.
31.Rc5 attacks the a5-pawn but more importantly threatens Re4# which means White would have gained the a5-pawn which would have probably helped White to push for a win more.
A couple of interesting finishes from Day 4
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Final standings after Round 15
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