Nepomniachtchi, St. Leader after the first day of the Louis Fischer Chess Tournament
MOSCOW, September 15 – RIA Novosti. USA’s St. After the first game day of the Fischer chess tournament Chess 9LX in St. Louis, Russian grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi is the leader.
On the first match day, Nepomniachtchi defeated compatriot Peter Svidler with black pieces, US representative Levon Aronian with white pieces and American Hikaru Nakamura with black pieces.
At the end of the day, Nepomniachtchi scored 3 points, followed by Fabiano Caruana (USA, 2.5 points), Alireza Firouzja (France, 2), Aronian (USA, 2), Wesley So (USA, 2), Leinier Dominguez (USA). , 1.5), Shahriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan, 1.5), Nakamura (USA, 1), Garry Kasparov (recognized as a foreign agent in the Russian Federation, 0), Peter Svidler (Russia, 0).
The tournament is held according to the rules established by the 11th world champion American Robert Fisher, in which the competitions are not held in a fixed way, but with a random arrangement of initial numbers (960 possible options). The time control in this tournament is 20 minutes per game, with the addition of five seconds from the first move. The prize fund of the competition is 150 thousand dollars.
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