Grischuk wins Hamburg GP, on verge of Candidates
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Grischuk wins Hamburg GP, on verge of Candidates

Alexander Grischuk has beaten Jan-Krzysztof Duda in tiebreaks to win the Hamburg FIDE Grand Prix and all but clinch a place in the 2020 Candidates Tournament that will decide Magnus Carlsen’s next challenger for the World Championship title. What Grischuk described as “an incredible match” saw Jan-Krzysztof draw first blood with the white pieces in the first tiebreak game before Alexander stormed back to win the next two and seal victory with a draw in the last.

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