Hans Niemann on the verge of winning 27th Tepe Sigeman & Co 2022
David Navara won against Alexei Shirov in a sharp skirmish arising out of Berlin. The other victor of the penultimate round of 27th Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament was UAE no.1, Salem Saleh. He defeated the defending champion Jorden van Foreest with his typical picturesque finish in the endgame. Arjun Erigaisi and Hans Niemann drew with England no.1 Michael Adams and Sweden no.1 Nils Grandelius respectively. Hans is a draw away from winning the tournament 4.5/6. Only Arjun and Grandelius can catch him if Hans loses the final round game. Round 7 starts today at 12:00 p.m. CET (3:30 p.m. IST). Photo: Lars OA Hedlund/TePe Sigeman & Co Tournament 2022
Will Hans win two in-a-row?
Hans Niemann scored his third consecutive win and Nils Grandelius picked up his first win of the tournament. Just like the first round, fifth round also had two decisive games, both wins were with white pieces and on top two boards.
Shirov - Navara: 0-1
David Navara (CZE, 2693) made the most out of his bishop pair combined with the fact of his opponent, Alexei Shirov's (ESP, 2693) vulnerable king.
26.Bxf4 Rxd4 27.Bxg5 Bd5+ 28.Kf2 still keeps White in the game. 26.Bf2 c5 27.hxg5 cxd4 turned things completely in Black's favor. Navara went on to score his first win of the event.
Salem - Jorden: 1-0
Salem Saleh (UAE, 2690) dashed Jorden van Foreest's (NED, 2714) hopes of defending his title successfully. The Dutch self-destructed in the final moments of an already dwindling position.
The master tactician found the beautiful 55.Nf6+! after which there is no way to escape for Black.
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).
Replay Round 6 games
Round 6 results
|1||8||2695||GM||Shirov Alexei||0 - 1||GM||Navara David||2682||7|
|2||1||2675||GM||Erigaisi Arjun||½ - ½||GM||Adams Michael||2698||6|
|3||2||2690||GM||Salem A.R. Saleh||1 - 0||GM||Van Foreest Jorden||2715||5|
|4||3||2656||GM||Niemann Hans Moke||½ - ½||GM||Grandelius Nils||2635||4|
Round 7 pairings
|1||4||2635||GM||Grandelius Nils||GM||Shirov Alexei||2695||8|
|2||5||2715||GM||Van Foreest Jorden||GM||Niemann Hans Moke||2656||3|
|3||6||2698||GM||Adams Michael||GM||Salem A.R. Saleh||2690||2|
|4||7||2682||GM||Navara David||GM||Erigaisi Arjun||2675||1|
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)