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Carlsen Through, Niemann Eliminated –

A last between GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Hans Niemann just isn’t doable anymore on the Julius Baer Generation Cup after Niemann misplaced to GM Le Quang Liem in Thursday’s  quarterfinals. Carlsen eradicated GM Levon Aronian and now performs GM Vincent Keymer, who knocked out GM Praggnanandhaa R. The fourth semifinalist is GM Arjun Erigaisi, who beat GM Christopher Yoo in a blitz playoff.

How to observe? The video games of the Julius Baer Generation Cup knockout might be discovered right here. The rounds begin every day at 9 a.m. Pacific/18:00 CEST.
Julius Baer Generation Cup knockout results

Carlsen-Aronian 3-1

In what Carlsen referred to as a “bizarre” match, it was Aronian who began with a win, shocking his opponent with a Queen’s Gambit Accepted. The American-Armenian GM appeared in management however the match circled fully in sport two.

“This second sport was after all ridiculous, I imply, to get a shedding with White in 10 strikes, I simply fully forgot what I used to be aspiring to do and blundered very early on,” stated Aronian. Carlsen: “Obviously I received an enormous present within the second sport.”

Carlsen was the one in management now, as he received the third sport convincingly and reached a fortress in sport 4. Aronian stored pushing as a draw wasn’t sufficient for him, after which additionally misplaced that sport.

Making another transient comment in regards to the dishonest drama, Carlsen stated: “Some folks have been saying possibly extra supportive issues privately than they’ve publicly, which I very a lot perceive and positively recognize.”

Some folks have been saying possibly extra supportive issues privately than they’ve publicly, which I very a lot perceive and positively recognize.
—Magnus Carlsen

Le-Niemann 2.5-1.5

Niemann misplaced a detailed match to Le, the place each gamers began with a win earlier than drawing sport three. The Vietnamese GM then received sport with the white items to succeed in the semis as Niemann could not discover the easiest way to play in opposition to White’s passer:

Le Quang Liem Generation Cup
A easy win for Le within the decisive sport. Image: Champions Chess Tour.

Keymer-Praggnanandhaa 3-1

While Praggnanandhaa has been within the spotlights this yr alongside different Indian rising stars, Keymer has been steadily bettering as effectively. The 17-year-old German grandmaster completed college in March of this yr and is now a chess skilled with a 2700+ classical ranking.

Beating Pragg with two wins and two attracts is spectacular! In sport 4, Pragg had good possibilities to stage the rating (as evaluated by Carlsen), nevertheless it went fallacious when his king began trying unsafe:

In the preliminaries, Keymer had a successful place in opposition to Carlsen. About enjoying the world champion in a match now, he stated: “Of course it will likely be a particularly powerful match however I feel that simply having the possibility of enjoying Magnus in a match is already nice. I’ll simply attempt to get pleasure from as a lot as I can and study as a lot as I can, after which we are going to see.”

Vincent Keymer Generation Cup
Keymer is enjoying from Saulheim, Germany in entrance of what have to be a Rietveld Chair. Image: Champions Chess Tour.

Erigaisi-Yoo 3.5-2.5

15-year-old Yoo can say goodbye to the event together with his head up excessive. His good play within the preliminaries and placing up such an awesome battle in opposition to one of many world’s greatest abilities are issues to be happy with.

After each gamers received each of their white video games, a blitz playoff was mandatory. Erigaisi set the fifth straight ‘1-0’ on the scoreboard after which held the final sport to a draw. In the decisive blitz sport, Yoo “tricked himself” as he missed a double assault:

Arjun Erigaisi Generation Cup
Erigaisi reached the semifinals of a Tour occasion for the primary time. Image: Champions Chess Tour.

All Games Day 5

The 2022 Champions Chess Tour’s seventh occasion, the Julius Baer Generation Cup, takes place September 18-25, 2022 on chess24. The preliminary section was a 16-player fast (15|10) round-robin. The prime eight gamers superior to the knockout section which consists of two days of four-game fast matches, which advance to blitz (5|3) and armageddon (White has 5 minutes, Black 4 with no increment) tiebreaks provided that a knockout match is tied after the second day. The prize fund is $150,000.

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