Magnus Carlsen tops 16-player Opera Euro Rapid line-up
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Magnus Carlsen tops 16-player Opera Euro Rapid line-up

Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Teimour Radjabov and Wesley So are among the 16 participants for the $100,000 Opera Euro Rapid, the 3rd stage of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. The 9-day online event runs from February 6th to 14th and will once again be broadcast live on Eurosport, Norwegian TV and in multiple languages and styles here on chess24. The 16 players will be cut to eight on the first three days before the remaining participants play a knockout for the $30,000 top prize and crucial Tour points.




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