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NC World Masters 2022 R2: Vishy Anand starts with a draw

by Shahid Ahmed - 20/07/2022

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.

Vishy Anand had a quiet draw with Michael Adams at No Castling World Masters | Photo: Michelle Lassak/Sparkassen Chess Trophy

The Mayor of the City of Dortmund, Barbara Brunsing and the managing director of Sparkasse Dortmund Peter Orth made the symbolic first move for Michael Adams | Photo: Michelle Lassak/Sparkassen Chess Trophy

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Replay Live commentary of No Castling World Masters Round 2 by GM Artur Yusupov and WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni | Video: Dortmund Chess Channel

WGM Priyanka Nutakki in a three-way lead 3/4 with M Lara Schulze (GER) and IM Zoya Schleining (GER) at NRW Women's Cup 2022 | Photo: Michelle Lassak/Sparkassen Chess Trophy

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Source: Round 1 and Round 2

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