Carlsen tops Clutch Chess International field
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Carlsen tops Clutch Chess International field

World Champion Magnus Carlsen faces Jeffery Xiong as the $265,000 Clutch Chess International starts today, Saturday 6th June at 20:00 CEST. The online event, organised by the Saint Louis Chess Club, is an 8-player knockout, with the other quarterfinal matches MVL vs. So, Dominguez vs. Caruana and Grischuk vs. Aronian. Each match consists of 12 games played over two days, with the twist that the final two games each day are “clutch”, played for extra points and prize money.

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  • Reports Apr 25, 2020 | 9:28 PM 15

    MCI Day 8: Anish Giri wins a game

    Anish Giri finally winning a game at his 15th attempt was the highlight of Day 8 of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational, but it was Chinese no. 1 Ding Liren who won the match in Armageddon. US Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura moved into 2...

  • Reports Apr 24, 2020 | 6:00 PM 17

    MCI Day 7: Carlsen cruises | Firouzja comeback falls short

    "So far this tournament is more like Magnus Carlsen Triumphant than Invitational," said Alexander Grischuk, as the World Champion scored a 4th match win in a row to solidify his place at the top of the table. Magnus missed wins in t...

  • Reports Apr 23, 2020 | 10:18 PM 14

    MCI Day 6: Ding Liren beats MVL in 16 moves

    Ding Liren is up to 3rd place in the Magnus Carlsen Invitational standings after a tense and well-played match came to an abrupt end in the sudden death game. “It’s farce, not Armageddon,” commented the watching Alexander Grischu...

  • Reports Apr 22, 2020 | 6:26 PM 143

    MCI Day 5: Carlsen leads as Firouzja suffers

    Magnus Carlsen took control of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational after defeating Fabiano Caruana 3:1 with powerful wins in the first two games. The other Round 3 match was mired in controversy after 16-year-old star Alireza Firouzj...

  • General Apr 22, 2020 | 10:45 AM 3

    MCI Day 5 Preview: Carlsen vs. Caruana

    Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana today play their first match since their 2018 World Championship clash as Fabi gets another chance to show he can compete at rapid chess after losing the playoff 3:0 in London. The other match-u...

  • Reports Apr 21, 2020 | 8:00 PM 1

    MCI Day 4: Fabi & Nepo make Armageddon comebacks

    Fabiano Caruana goes into Wednesday’s clash with Magnus Carlsen with the world numbers 1 and 2 tied for 1st place, though that had seemed unlikely as Fabi trailed by a point going into the final rapid game of the day. Ding Liren ...

  • Reports Apr 20, 2020 | 6:46 PM 16

    MCI Day 3: Carlsen beats Firouzja despite “fantastic swindle”

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen restored some kind of order to the chess universe with a 2.5:1.5 victory over 16-year-old rising star Alireza Firouzja, but despite two wins and a draw the game everyone will remember was Game 2. Ali...

  • General Apr 20, 2020 | 12:43 AM 5

    FantasyChess Round 1 Winner Announced and Round 2 Preview

    Who won our first round contest? How are the legends doing vs the field?

  • Reports Apr 19, 2020 | 8:45 PM 4

    MCI Day 2: MVL and Caruana join Ding in the lead

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave showed the Grünfeld Defence isn’t the only opening he knows against 1.d4 as he cruised to a 3:1 victory over Anish Giri on Day 2 of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational. Fabiano Caruana had a much tougher day at...

  • Reports Apr 18, 2020 | 9:59 PM 24

    MCI 1: Carlsen edges thriller as Ding beats Firouzja

    Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura traded blows for four games before their match on Day 1 of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational went to Armageddon. Hikaru had to win with the white pieces, but instead it was Magnus who won with Bla...


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