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Dmitrij Kollars is the winner of NC World Masters 2022, Vishy Anand second

by Shahid Ahmed - 25/07/2022

Last-minute replacement, Germany no.4 Dmitrij Kollars defeated Daniel Fridman to win NC World Masters 2022. Both Kollars and defending champion, Vishy Anand scored 3.5/6 each. However, Kollars won the tournament on tie-breaks as the scored one more win than the maestro. The five-time world champion remained undefeated in the event, which clearly shows that his grasp of this chess variant is quite well. 50th National Junior 2022 Girls champion and National Women 2022 second runner-up, WGM Priyanka Nutakki defeated WFM Katharina Ricken (NED) in the final round to finish third in the NRW Women's Cup. Photo: Michelle Lassak/Sparkassen Chess Trophy

Priyanka Nutakki third in NRW Women's Cup

WGM Priyanka Nutakki delivered a strong performance at the NRW Women's Cup. She scored four wins, three draws and suffered two losses to finish with 5.5/9, a half point behind the winner and runner-up. Germany's FM Lara Schulze and IM Zoya Schleining secured the top two places scoring 6/9 each.

Vishy Anand - Michael Adams: 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Michelle Lassak/Sparkassen Chess Trophy

Priyanka - Goosens, Round 4

Position after 29.Nxf7

29.Nxf7 is a fantastic tactical shot as 29...Qxf7 is met by 30.Qe5+ and 29...Kxf7 30.Qc7+. Black played 29...Rf8 30.Ng5 Rf8 31.Qxf8+ is another tactical blow for Black, the loss of exchange cannot be avoided. 31...Kxf8 32.Nxh7+ and it's all over. This was a nice finish by WGM Priyanka Nutakki.

WGM Priyanka Nutakki scored 5.5/9 to finish third | Photo: Michelle Lassak/Sparkassen Chess Trophy

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Final standings in NC World Masters 2022


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Final standings in NRW Women's Cup



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