Magnus Carlsen’s 5th Banter Blitz session
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Magnus Carlsen’s 5th Banter Blitz session

Magnus Carlsen will be back to play more blitz against chess24 Premium users this Tuesday 16th July at 18:30 CEST. The World Champion ended the last session, “I’ll be back at the board soon in Croatia, trying to play some better chess than I did today” (a mere 14 wins in 15 games), before going on to crush a field of the world’s best chess players in Zagreb. Now it’s your chance to take on the World Chess Champion and highest rated player of all time!

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