Tough picks today - very evenly matched choices from our users. However, people think there will be at least one very long game in Ding Liren vs Fabiano!
Pantsik won our first round contest by the narrowest of margins, just one point ahead of premium member MC237, who won a contest during the Candidates and is proving himself to be a worthy FantasyChess afficionado. Pantsik collected 70 points; in particular, he correctly picked Ding Liren and Fabiano Caruana to win their matches, players who were underdogs as per our odds. He gets to pick his choice from our nine gadgets. Since he is not a premium member, $100 is already added to our bounty.
It is now high time to fill out your Round 2 Bracket. The contest will close at the start of Round 2 (Day 3).
Let's see how our chess24 stars performed today:
As you can see, a wide range of results.
Meanwhile, in the Overall contest, the famous Agadmator was in the lead after the first day.
He still sits towards on top of the pack with 24.5 points, leading our pack of "legends", but just behind pack51, ruhneb with 26 points and a few more with 25 points.
In Round 2's contest, Magnus and Hikaru are big favorites against Alireza and Anish. Do you agree with Sam Shankland, who in our aftershows has stated that none of these players is more than a 60% favorite in any match with this time control? And who do you like in the quite evenly matched MVL vs Nepo and Caruana vs Ding (two players who are extremely high rated but some feel are not as comfortable in faster time controls)?
Wishing everyone luck as the contest rolls on!
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