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Hou Yifan joins Magnus Carlsen for Goldmoney Asian Rapid

Women’s no. 1 Hou Yifan will be the first female player to participate in the full Meltwater Champions Chess Tour when the Goldmoney Asian Rapid, the 7th stage on the $1.6 million tour, starts at 13:00 CEST on Saturday June 26th. The earlier starting time should boost the chances of the players based in Asia, with no less than four Indian grandmasters taking part, including 15-year-old Gelfand Challenge winner Gukesh and 17-year-old Indian Qualifier winner Arjun Erigaisi. There are also tour debuts for Adhiban, Vladislav Artemiev and Salem Saleh.
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Magnus Carlsen plays the 2021 World Cup

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will play the FIDE World Cup that starts in Sochi, Russia on July 12th, though as one of the Top 50 seeds he’ll join from Round 2 on July 15th. Magnus last played in the 2017 World Cup, when he overpressed and got knocked out by Bu Xiangzhi in Round 3. Although Ian Nepomniachtchi and Wesley So have declined invitations the rest of the world Top 10, including world no. 2 Fabiano Caruana, defending champion Teimour Radjabov and losing finalist Ding Liren, are all set to play.
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Magnus Carlsen beats Wesley So at third attempt amid copycat draw gripes

Magnus Carlsen’s uneven progress through the online Meltwater Champions Tour, two tournament victories in six attempts, still leaves the world champion in pole position for the 10-player Tour final over the board at San Francisco in September. There have been suggestions that the 30-year-old has lacked focus at times, and...

Magnus Carlsen wins “absolutely insane” FTX Crypto Cup final

Magnus Carlsen let out a roar of joy and talked of “massive, massive relief” as he beat Wesley So in Armageddon to win the FTX Crypto Cup and book a place in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals in San Francisco. Magnus won the first game of the final day but Wesley hit back straight away and then took the lead when Magnus blundered in the first blitz playoff. It looked as if the World Champion would lose a 3rd final to the US Champion, but Magnus stormed back to win the next two games and claim the title. Ian Nepomniachtchi took 3rd place after four fighting games against Teimour Radjabov.
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Chess: Magnus Carlsen and entire world top 10 compete for volatile bitcoin

Bitcoin, the wildly fluctuating crypto-currency, and the careful strategies of the chessboard might seem to have little in common as partners but the unlikely marriage is about to happen. On Sunday the pair come together in the strongest and richest ever online tournament, the FTX Crypto Cup, with the entire world top 10 in the live ratings taking part and a record $320,000 prize fund.

Do You Know Classic Chess Games Better Than Magnus Carlsen?‎

These days, aspiring chess players have an access to a ginormous amount of information. Databases, online training tools, books, magazines, software, YouTube videos... you name it. Sounds great, right? Well, the other side of the coin is that it is virtually impossible to absorb even a fraction of this information. Besides, to put it mildly, the quality of many sources is very questionable.
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Magnus Carlsen ends tournament win drought at New In Chess Classic

Magnus Carlsen’s relief was evident last weekend after the world champion finally won his first tournament since his 30th birthday in November, the New In Chess Classic. The Norwegian had finished a disappointing sixth over the board at Wijk aan Zee and had been eliminated in the knockout stages of four previous online tournaments on the Meltwater Champions Tour.

Magnus Carlsen ranks the World Chess Champions

How does Magnus Carlsen rate his great predecessors as World Chess Champions on genius, entertainment, influence and sanity? We got to find out in a series of videos made for the New in Chess Classic, in which he assessed the 11th to the 16th World Champions, i.e. Bobby Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and himself! He also looked at arguably the two greatest female players of all time, Judit Polgar and Hou Yifan, and rated the top player in each category going back to the likes of Jose Capablanca and Mikhail Tal.

Magnus Carlsen Wins New In Chess Classic

GM Magnus Carlsen clinched the New in Chess Classic tournament after scoring 2-2 against GM Hikaru Nakamura on day two of the finals. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov bagged third place after winning two games against GM Levon Aronian. How to watch?. The games of the New in Chess Classic can be found...

On chess: Grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi Wins FIDE Candidates, Qualifying To Face face Magnus Carlsen In The World Chess Championship

The world No. 4 chess player, Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia finished in clear first place in the 2021 FIDE Candidates Tournament, the ‘semifinal’ of the official World Chess Championship cycle. With a score of 8.5/14, he won the event ahead of seven other candidates and earned the right to challenge the current World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway in a 12-game title match, to take place this November 2021 in Dubai.

Magnus Carlsen to commentate on the Candidates

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will commentate on the event that decides his next challenger when the FIDE Candidates Tournament finally resumes with Round 8 in Yekaterinburg, Russia on Monday April 19th. For Rounds 8-10, Magnus will be joined by Tania Sachdev and David Howell, while for the last four rounds Judit Polgar will team up with Tania and guests for live commentary, with player cameras, here on chess24. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Ian Nepomniachtchi lead the interrupted event by a full point going into the final seven rounds.
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Chess: new event gives chance for young talent to face Magnus Carlsen

A new $100,000 (£73,800) online event for rising talents, the Julius Baer Challengers Tour, is under way this week. Ten under-18 male players and 10 under-25 women are competing in an all-play-all which ends on Sunday. Play begins daily at 3pm and is free and live to watch. The winner...

2021 Magnus Carlsen Invitational: Final Tied, Carlsen Shines

GM Anish Giri and GM Ian Nepomniachtchi will start their second match in the Magnus Carlsen Invitational's final with a blank sheet after drawing four times on Saturday. GM Magnus Carlsen beat Wesley So 3-1. How to watch?. The games of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational can be found here as...
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Chess: humiliated Magnus Carlsen eliminated from his own tournament

Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, has been having a hard time in the $1.5m online Meltwater Champions Tour, supported by his own company Play Magnus Group. There are 10 qualifying tournaments leading to a final in the autumn and Carlsen, 30, who won the 2020 Tour, has so far this year been knocked out four times.