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    One game, two awards. Congratulations to GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda

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    The winning Game of the Year award is Jan-Krzysztof Duda’s impressive victory versus Anish Giri. What is more, Jan-Krzysztof Duda won also the Move of the Year award.

    “Not everyone can sacrifice a piece in the opening against a super-GM and still come out with a win, but somehow the young Polish player pulled it off,”

    Chess.com commented.

    The first place won Duda vs. Giri (Meltwater Champions Chess Tour) game, the second was Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi (Sinquefield Cup) and the third was Alireza Firouzja vs. Nakamura (Candidates Tournament). 

    Duda also won the Move of the Year award for his 28.Rg7+!! move in the game against Giri. 

     

    “There was no shortage of brilliant moves this year: game-saving queen sacrifices, untouchable hanging pieces, and more. But what is the best among them all? According to the community, the best move comes from the best game: Duda’s 28.Rg7+!! against Giri—an astounding rook sacrifice that required a subsequent queen sacrifice for a forced mate,”.

    one can read on the Chess.com website

    Here you can check out the winning game and that Move of the Year ➡️ Chess Analysis Board

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