Magnus Carlsen launches online chess super-tournament
General Apr 2, 2020 | 11:00 AM 107

Magnus Carlsen launches online chess super-tournament

The Magnus Carlsen Invitational sees the World Chess Champion challenge seven of his biggest rivals to a 2-week, $250,000 battle. The 8-player online event starting April 18th will fill the current void in top-level chess, and indeed sport in general, allowing chess fans to get back to watching the best players each day. Every move will be streamed live on chess24, complete with commentary in 9 languages.




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  • General Mar 26, 2020 | 8:35 AM 79

    FIDE Candidates Tournament stopped at halfway

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  • General Mar 25, 2020 | 9:10 PM 2

    Ultimate Chess Championship - English vs Spanish

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  • Reports Mar 25, 2020 | 4:14 PM 8

    Candidates 2020, 7: MVL makes his move

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  • General Mar 24, 2020 | 4:00 PM 20

    FantasyChess - Daily Updates

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  • Reports Mar 23, 2020 | 7:04 PM 20

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  • Reports Mar 22, 2020 | 4:58 PM 20

    Candidates 2020, 5: Nepo takes the lead

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  • Reports Mar 21, 2020 | 5:32 PM 2

    Candidates 2020, 4: MVL misses his chance

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