Dubov wins the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge
Reports Jun 3, 2020 | 7:01 PM 16

Dubov wins the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

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 the second game of the final day. Hikaru Nakamura bounced back in the next but was doomed to defeat after falling into a trap on move 12 of the decisive Armageddon game.

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  • Reports Apr 22, 2020 | 6:26 PM 143

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  • General Apr 22, 2020 | 10:45 AM 3

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  • Reports Apr 21, 2020 | 8:00 PM 1

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  • Reports Apr 20, 2020 | 6:46 PM 16

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