Prague Chess Festival 2021

The 2021 edition of the Prague Chess Festival takes place from 14-20 June in Hotel Don Giovanni in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Festival features Masters, Futures, Open and Rated tournaments. The main Master event is an 8-player round-robin tournament with participation of:

  • Duda Jan-Krzysztof (POL)
  • Van Foreest Jorden (NED)
  • Navara David (CZE)
  • Shankland Sam (USA)
  • Wojtaszek Radoslaw (POL)
  • Grandelius Nils (SWE)
  • Abasov Nijat
  • Nguyen Thai Dai Van (CZE)

The event is played in 7 rounds with time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Vice President FIDE Lukasz Turlej opened the Prague International Chess Festival by his first move in the game of Polish chess number one grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda against Czech number one grandmaster David Navara.

photo: Vladimír Jagr

After 2 played rounds, three players emerged on the top with 1.5 points. Current standings:

1 GM Shankland Sam  USA 2691 1.5
2 GM Abasov Nijat  AZE 2665 1.5
3 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw  POL 2687 1.5
4 GM Van Foreest Jorden  NED 2701 1
5 GM Nguyen Thai Dai Van  CZE 2577 1
6 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof  POL 2729 1
7 GM Grandelius Nils  SWE 2670 0.5
8 GM Navara David  CZE 2697 0