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Sunday, September 15, 2013

ACP Chess Rapid Knockout: Alexander Grischuk wins Battle of Nerves vs Ian Nepomniachtchi in Final

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Photos: Lennart Ootes

The high-energy ACP Rapid Chess Knockout has just concluded in Riga, Latvia. The final was an exciting battle of nerves with Alexander Grischuk beating fellow Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi in the final.

The entire tournament had excellent live commentary in Russian and English. There was quite a friendly atmosphere as well. In fact, that's what chess is all about. Just before the last game, Grischuk and Nepomniachtchi engaged in an animated conversation even though they were going to start the battle for the top prize within a few seconds!

The ACP Cup was organised by the Association of Chess Professionals together with the Latvian Chess Federation. The venue for the tournament is provided by Rietumu Bank, which has one of the best premises in Riga for hosting exhibitions, auctions and other cultural and intellectual events. The bank is also participating in the financing of the tournament. 

The Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) is a not-for-profit organisation, whose main purpose is the protection of chess professionals’ rights and the practice and promotion of chess worldwide, in particular through the organisation of chess tournaments and other chess events.

Also Read: Why 16 Rapid Chess Experts ignored Friday the 13th Omen in Riga?

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