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Grenke Bank Wins FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship

Grenke Bank won the inaugural FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship on Sunday. The German team, led by GM Georg Meier, defeated top seed SBER (with GM Ian Nepomniachtchi on top board) in the final’s playoff.

How to watch?
The games of the FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship finals can be found here on our live events platform.

The final was a nail-biter that had to be decided in a playoff. The two top seeds had fought their way through the pool stage and the quarterfinals and semis, and then tied their match  2-2:

Bo. 2 Grenke Bank Rtg 1 SBER Rtg 2 : 2
1.1 GM Meier, Georg 2628 GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2789 0 – 1
1.2 IM Kashlinskaya, Alina 2494 FM Kadatsky, Alexander 2368 ½ – ½
1.3 WGM Klek, Hanna Marie 2302 IM Lavrov, Maxim 2401 1 – 0
1.4 WIM Agrest, Inna 2285 WIM Komiagina, Maria 2241 ½ – ½

Nepomniachtchi defeated Meier as Black on board one after the German grandmaster played inaccurately in the opening:

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