The 22 year old student of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, achieved the greatest success of his life when he got 6.5 points out of 9 games in Aracaju, Brazil and in the last round he beat the favoured Daniel Sadzikowski from Poland.
Tadeáš Kriebel had a great start and kept his leading position till the very end of the competition. “The last two rounds were crucial, I made a terrible mistake in the semi-final game with Wieczorek from Poland and then for the final game I got another Pole Sadzikowski who made it to the leading group all the way from the bottom. Luckily, I managed to calm my nerves and cool my head down over the night and I finally beat him in a long manoeuvring game using my black men. I must admit that my hand trembled close to the end of the game,” said Kriebel for the website of the Czech Chess Federation.
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