Andreikin Wins 4th Speed Chess Grand Prix

Andreikin Wins 4th Speed Chess Grand Prix

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Russian GM Dmitry Andreikin won the fourth Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix after beating UAE's GM Salem Saleh in the knockout final. GM Vladimir Fedoseev continues to lead the overall Grand Prix leaderboard.

The next Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix will be played on June 30 at 10 a.m. Pacific / 19:00 Central Europe.

The fourth Speed Chess Grand Prix tournament was held on Tuesday, June 23, with 762 participants. It was GM Alireza Firouzja who won the Swiss part, five days after he turned 17 years old. 


The live broadcast of the tournament.

Firouzja scored two draws and eight wins and was the only player to finish on 9/10. Here's one of his games: a quick win against Russian GM Sanan Sjugirov.

June 23 Speed Chess Grand Prix | Swiss Final Standings (Top 20)

Rk Fed Title Username Name Score SB
1 GM @Firouzja2003 Alireza Firouzja 9 60
2 GM @2Vladimirovich90 Dmitry Andreikin 8.5 56.75
3 GM @Borsch7 Maxim Matlakov 8.5 51.5
4 GM @Micki-taryan Haik Martirosyan 8.5 51
5 GM @StephenDedalus83 Nikola Djukic 8.5 49.75
6 GM @LiemLe Liem Le 8.5 48.25
7 GM @Parhamov Parham Maghsoodloo 8.5 45.5
8 GM @Arabicfalcon Salem AR Saleh 8.5 45.25
9 GM @Chepaschess Ivan Cheparinov 8 53.5
10 IM @IMHansNiemann Hans Niemann 8 51
11 GM @vladislavkovalev Vladislav Kovalev 8 49.5
12 GM @Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 8 49.25
13 GM @GM_dmitrij Dmitrij Kollars 8 48.25
14 GM @SergeyKarjakin Sergey Karjakin 8 44
14 GM @Msb2 Matthias Bluebaum 8 44
16 GM @Aravindhchess1999 Aravindh Chithambaram 8 43
17 GM @Andreikka Andrey Esipenko 8 42.75
18 IM @kuban1991 Oleg Vastrukhin 8 42
19 GM @Guenplen Boris Grachev 8 41.75
20 GM @Oleksandr_Bortnyk Oleksandr Bortnyk 8 41

In the eight-player knockout, Andreikin was having the best day. He beat GM Parham Maghsoodloo and then his compatriot GM Maxim Matlakov before scoring 2-0 in the final against Salem, who had beaten Firouzja and then GM Haik Martirosyan.

Andreikin won the $1,000 first prize and 12 GP points while Salem took second ($500 and eight GP points). Martirosyan and Matlakov both won $200 and four GP points while the losing quarterfinalists earned $100 and two GP points. 

Ukrainian GM and former world women's champion Anna Ushenina (@Enki007) won the $100 prize for being the top-scoring female player.

Below are the current Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix standings. At the end of the season, the players with the four best scores will advance to the Speed Chess Championship to be hosted later this year.

Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix | Standings After June 23 (Top 20)

# Fed Title Name Username Swiss Points Bonus Points Overall Points
1 GM Vladimir Fedoseev @Bigfish1995 25.5 14 39.5
2 GM Vladislav Kovalev @vladislavkovalev 33 6 39
3 GM Vladislav Artemiev @Sibelephant 17 16 33
4 GM Dmitry Andreikin @2Vladimirovich90 17 12 29
5 GM Parham Maghsoodloo @Parhamov 25.5 2 27.5
6 GM Alireza Firouzja @Firouzja2003 17.5 10 27.5
7 GM Sergey Karjakin @SergeyKarjakin 17 8 25
8 GM Haik Martirosyan @Micki-taryan 17 6 23
9 GM Anish Giri @AnishGiri 17 4 21
10 GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave @LyonBeast 9 12 21
11 IM Tuan Minh Le @wonderfultime 17 4 21
12 GM Maxim Matlakov @Borsch7 16.5 4 20.5
13 GM Vincent Keymer @VincentKeymer 16.5 2 18.5
14 GM Andrey Esipenko @Andreikka 16.5 2 18.5
15 IM Hans Niemann @IMHansNiemann 16.5 2 18.5
16 GM Alexander Zubov @Alexander_Zubov 8.5 8 16.5
17 GM Salem AR Saleh @Arabicfalcon 8.5 8 16.5
18 GM Alexander Grischuk @Grischuk 16 0 16
19 GM Alexander Moskalenko @Alexander_Moskalenko 15.5 0 15.5
20 GM Kirill Shevchenko @kirillshevchenko 15.5 0 15.5

Games final eight

The Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix is presented by Gambit, where you can play classic games like Reversi, Backgammon, and Oh Ship by playing with players from around the world.

More information about the Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix can be found here.

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