It is variant time! After the final 960 TA, GM Oleksandr Bortnyk manages to win once more. Not like the earlier titled area, the place the first participant received with a staggering 36 level distinction. The end right here was tremendous shut. Possibly this additionally comes from the character of the variant, the place everybody is aware of equally a lot in regards to the opening. Because of a 6-game streak ending with a lengthy draw Bortnyk manages to take the lead and went from tenth to 1st within the final 23 minutes. Solely to lastly win by 2 factors from IM Mahammad Muradli and IM onamissionfromGod. This makes it his fifth area win out of the 11 arenas this yr. Bortnyk’s lengthy draw did not work in everyone’s favour. His opponent and TA common IM Mlchael dropped from 3th to fifth place because of this lengthy draw. He nonetheless managed to get high 5 identical to the final 960 Enviornment and had after msb2 the best efficiency this occasion.
Chess960 permits for lovely attacking video games, fast wins and blunders because of the confusion. 10.8% of the 1537 video games bought a decisive end result inside solely 15 strikes. Additionally our official commentator GM Felix Blohberger was impressed by the 18-year outdated Svane’s fireworks on this recreation: