FTX Crypto Cup: Caruana wins the prelims, Carlsen and Nepo qualify – Chessbase News

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The preliminaries havedivided the original field of sixteen players into two halves: the players on the left side of the graphic move on to the quarterfinals, while those on the right side are eliminated from the competition

Referring toCarlsens decisive victory against Radjabov in the last round, Leon Watson wrote in his press release: Carlsen got the vital point he neededto save the day in a nerve-jangling final round against Airthings Masters champ Teimour Radjabov.

In Round 11 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave showed against Ian Nepomniachtchi that he has mastered something that even grandmasters occasionally struggle with: mating with bishop and knight!

Round 12, Mamedyarov vs. Giri: connected passed pawns are a sharp weapon in the endgame!

Again Round 12, Radjabov vs. Ding: pawn endings must be calculated precisely!

Chess Endgames 14 - The golden guidelines of endgame play

Rules of thumb are the key to everything when you are having to set the correct course in a complex endgame. In this final DVD of his series on the endgame, our endgame specialist introduces you to the most important of these rules of thumb.

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