Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals: A look at the players
General Sep 23, 2021 | 2:00 PM 7

Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals: A look at the players

After 10 months, 9 tournaments and over 1,000 games between the world's best players, the time for the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals has come. The ultimate showdown kicks off on September 25 at 17:00 CET, and up for grabs is the $100,000 top prize along with the overall tour trophy. The line-up of participants is stacked, with an average rating of 2782.




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  • Reports Sep 18, 2021 | 1:44 PM 8

    Magnus Carlsen wins 4th Norway Chess title

    “I came away with absolutely everything I could have hoped for,” said Magnus Carlsen after winning Norway Chess for a 3rd year in a row and a 4th time in total. He did it with another Armageddon win over his World Championship Chall...

  • Reports Sep 17, 2021 | 2:19 PM 2

    Norway Chess 9: Carlsen wins 4th in a row, Firouzja in Top 10

    Magnus Carlsen goes into the final round of Norway Chess against Ian Nepomniachtchi as the tournament leader after picking up a 4th win in a row, but he admitted he’d been outplayed and in huge danger against Sergey Karjakin. Richar...

  • General Sep 17, 2021 | 10:29 AM 3

    World’s youngest GM joins field for Hou Yifan Challenge

    12-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra, the youngest chess grandmaster in history, is among the 17-player field for the Hou Yifan Challenge, the 4th and final event on the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour before next month’s final. The favo...

  • Reports Sep 16, 2021 | 3:16 PM 1

    Norway Chess 8: Carlsen hunts down Rapport

    Magnus Carlsen moved to within half a point of Richard Rapport after beating the leader on demand in Round 8. For a second day in a row there was no need for Armageddon as Aryan Tari scored his first win in 18 Norway Chess classical...

  • General Sep 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM 16

    $300k Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals set for lift-off!

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen tops a star-studded line-up for the 10-player Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Final starting Saturday, September 25th. Originally slated to be held in person in San Francisco, the tournament will now be ...

  • Reports Sep 15, 2021 | 1:27 PM 2

    Norway Chess 7: Carlsen, Rapport & Firouzja all win

    “I’m probably the luckiest I’ve ever been,” said Richard Rapport, as the Hungarian outplayed Sergey Karjakin to take a 3.5-point lead at Norway Chess and climb to world no. 6, above Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri and Wesley So. Magn...

  • Reports Sep 14, 2021 | 12:09 PM 3

    Norway Chess 6: Carlsen storms back to beat Firouzja

    Magnus Carlsen picked up his first classical win of Norway Chess 2021 by beating Alireza Firouzja in Round 6 with a trademark endgame grind. Richard Rapport extended his lead to three points with four rounds to go by outplaying Arya...

  • Reports Sep 13, 2021 | 2:32 PM 0

    Norway Chess 5: Karjakin takes down Carlsen

    Sergey Karjakin played a brilliant exchange sacrifice on the way to defeating Magnus Carlsen in a classical game for the first time since Game 8 of their World Championship match in 2016. It was a dramatic turnaround for Sergey, who...

  • Reports Sep 12, 2021 | 9:25 AM 3

    Dominguez takes Chess9LX title as Kasparov cries, “Damn it!”

    Leinier Dominguez beat Levon Aronian in the final round to clinch victory in the Champions Showdown: Chess9LX in Saint Louis. 58-year-old Garry Kasparov had gone into that round in a 4-way tie for 1st place, but dropped to 5th after...

  • Reports Sep 11, 2021 | 4:19 PM 4

    Norway Chess 4: Carlsen gets to torture Nepomniachtchi

    “I thought it would be nice to torture him!” said Magnus Carlsen of the endgame kill he chose to defeat his World Championship Challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi in Armageddon. The first game of their Round 4 Norway Chess clash was a dra...

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