GM Vladimir Dobrov has summarized the 12 months’s chess outcomes. Who was the primary disappointment, and who was the primary hope for 2021? Who deserves the chess Oscar, and why is Andrey Esipenko an enthusiastic groom? We inform you.
match of the 12 months
I provide this nomination for the World Cup match between Andrey Esipenko and Magnus Carlsen held in sunny Sochi. The suspense within the 1/8 last was unimaginable. Our 18-year-old from Rostov was near cementing the success he had achieved in the beginning of the 12 months in Wijk aan Zee. Only a thriller with shootouts in further video games, the place the still-reigning champion proved to be sturdy. I like to recommend you to observe it. Adrenaline is assured even for essentially the most refined chess magnificence.
workforce of the 12 months
Undoubtedly, that is the Russian ladies’s nationwide workforce. For his success within the on-line Olympics, victories on the European and World Championships. The ladies as soon as once more confirmed solidarity and a excessive commonplace of play.
chess participant of the 12 months
I give “Oscar” alireza turquoise, To achieve an unimaginable 2800 and rank second on the planet! That is on the age of 18, which is a world document. By beating your complete European Workforce Championship (and exhibiting a efficiency near 3100!), Turquoise made an indelible impression on Magnus Carlsen. As , after the match with Ian Nepomniachtchi, Magnus introduced that he would play solely Turquoise within the subsequent World Championship match. Carlsen additionally stated that it was Alireza’s recreation that propelled him to the championship. And now he has set a brand new bar in his profession that nobody has set earlier than – a ranking of 2900 (Magnus presently has 2865).
lady of the 12 months
Alexandra Kosteniuk, twelfth world chess champion, a number of winner of world and European championships in particular person and workforce occasions, and longtime captain of the Russian ladies’s workforce. This 12 months he gained the World Cup by successful all of the matches throughout common time. An actual diamond!
disappointment of the 12 months
World Championship match between Carlsen and Nepomniachtchi. Huge battle anticipated. Nice enthusiasm. Analysts all over the world predicted robust occasions for Magnus in entrance of the Russian fighter, Ian-2021. The Russian airplane dropped at Expo-2021 in Dubai additional fueled future confrontations. Nevertheless, sadly, on the finish of essentially the most spectacular victory within the sixth and what can already be safely known as the historic recreation, Magnus’s benefit started to develop. The match ended early with a victory for the champion, which definitely induced critical criticism from the Ian workforce. Sure, all of the preparation playing cards and the explanations for the defeat are but to be revealed. Which, nonetheless, didn’t cease Russian followers from getting very upset.
document of the 12 months
6 of the world championship match. 136 Strikes! The earlier document was held by Korchnoi in his 1978 match in opposition to Karpov in Baguio, making 124 strikes. An unprecedented recreation. A real chess legacy. Already gone down in historical past.
12 months of hope
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Russian youth Grandmaster Andrey Esipenko’s victory over Magnus Carlsen shook the chess world as early as 2021. Andrey was thought of one of many major hopefuls of Russia after Karjakin and Nepomnyachchi. After defeating the reigning champion, Andrey sat on the board for a couple of extra minutes, making an attempt to know the unimaginable incontrovertible fact that he had defeated the strongest chess participant on the planet. Nearly all chess followers bear in mind Andrey’s clear and pleased blue eyes. And the camp of followers has arrived, and naturally a complete queue is already prepared for the ardent lover.