Dubov wins the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
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Dubov wins the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

(MORE LATER) Daniil Dubov has beaten Hikaru Nakamura in Armageddon to win the 2020 Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge, claiming not just the $45,000 top prize but also a place alongside Magnus in the $300,000 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Grand Final. After losing on the first day of the final the Russian grandmaster hit back on Day 2 and then took the lead in Game 2 of the final day. Hikaru Nakamura bounced back in the next game but then fell into a trap on move 12 of the decisive Armageddon game.

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  • Reports Feb 5, 2015 | 5:22 PM 8

    Grenke Classic Halftime Highlights

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  • Reports Feb 5, 2015 | 12:06 AM 5

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  • Reports Feb 4, 2015 | 12:19 PM 2

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