Magnus Carlsen tops Banter Blitz Cup billing
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Magnus Carlsen tops Banter Blitz Cup billing

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will be the top seed for the 128-player $50,000 Banter Blitz Cup that’s set to start in a week’s time. 97 grandmasters, 59 of them rated above 2600, are among the players from 34 countries already signed up to play in an event where they’ll commentate live on their chess24 blitz games as they battle to get through 7 rounds and win the $14,000 top prize.




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