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Carlsen Wins Champions Chess Tour Finals With Round To Spare

Carlsen Wins Champions Chess Tour Finals With Round To Spare


GM Magnus Carlsen clinched the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals with a spherical to spare as he gained his sixth match on Saturday, in opposition to GM Praggnanandhaa R. GM Wesley So is in second place, however 5 factors behind Carlsen, after beating GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda.

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After his sixth match win in a row, IM Tania Sachdev requested Carlsen: “Ever because you introduced you’ll not be taking part in the world championship, does each event have that additional which means for you, the place you wanna show that no matter which event you play you are still the beat participant on the planet?” Carlsen’s reply was a agency: “Yeah!”

Once once more, Carlsen solely wanted three recreation to win his match. In truth, it was the second day of the event that noticed solely three video games in all matches.

“I’m relieved, it was a troublesome match at present,” stated Carlsen. “The rating does not inform the entire story in any respect.”

Pragg was doing effectively in all three video games really, however because the video games progressed, the world champion took over in some unspecified time in the future. “I believe within the first two video games, in each video games I used to be the one who was pushing and I believe with little time I used to be simply taking part in horrible at present,” stated the 17-year-old from Chennai.

The second recreation was fascinating:

The battle for second place hasn’t been determined but, however So is now having the most effective probabilities after an vital win in opposition to Duda. So misplaced his first two matches however then gained 4 in a row to go from final to second place.

After he gained the primary as Black, the second was important as So managed to win from a misplaced place. “Objectively he ought to have gained the sport however then he bought very low on time and he simply began blundering one transfer after one other,” he stated.

Wesley So Meltwater finals
Wesley So is now in second place. Image: Champions Chess Tour.

In fourth place we discover a stunning identify. GM Arjun Erigaisi, who had such a nasty begin as he was possible scuffling with taking part in after midnight, gained one more match. He beat GM Le Quang Liem and leapfrogged his opponent within the standings.

Erigaisi gained the primary two video games, and drew the second. Here’s the primary recreation: 

If there’s a struggle for final place, it was the match between GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov GM Anish Giri. Mamedyarov emerged victoriously after successful each of his black video games within the Open Ruy Lopez, pushing the Dutchman additional down the standings. 

Day 6 Standings

# Fed Name Rtg Score
1 Magnus Carlsen 2848 17
2 Wesley So 2774 12
3 Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2798 10
4 Arjun Erigaisi 2733 9
5 Le Quang Liem 2775 8
6-7 Praggnanandhaa R. 2750 6
6-7 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2756 6
8 Anish Giri 2732 4

All video games day 6

The Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals happen November 14-20, 2022 on chess24. The format is an eight-player round-robin; every spherical has four-game speedy matches, and the winner will get three factors. The time management is quarter-hour for every recreation plus a 10-second increment. A tiebreak follows instantly in case of a 2-2 tie and in that case, the winner will get two factors and the loser, one.

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