Carlsen vs. Firouzja’s Banter Blitz Cup Side-by-Side
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Carlsen vs. Firouzja’s Banter Blitz Cup Side-by-Side

16-year-old Alireza Firouzja’s stunning 8.5:7.5 victory over Magnus Carlsen in the Banter Blitz Cup final was one of the chess highlights of recent years, made all the better by the fact that both players commentated live on their moves. Now all 16 games have been released in a side-by-side format that combines both videos, not with the players speaking over each other but one after the other. It’s the perfect way to get both perspectives on the games, and whether you’ve watched the match already or not you’re in for a treat!




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  • chess24 Apr 15, 2020 | 8:10 AM 19

    Magnus Carlsen on facing Alireza Firouzja in the final: "By far my biggest challenge"

    Fasten your seatbelts! Get the popcorn ready. Tonight at 19:00 CEST we're all set for one of the biggest duels of the year in the chess world: Magnus Carlsen will battle it out against Alireza Firouzja on chess24 it what can only be...

  • chess24 Apr 11, 2020 | 8:53 AM 14

    It’s Carlsen - Firouzja in the Banter Blitz Cup final!

    World Champion Magnus Carlsen will play his new arch-rival 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja in the Banter Blitz Cup final after Alireza beat S.L. Narayanan 9:6 in by far his toughest match of the event to date. The semi-final threate...

  • chess24 Apr 9, 2020 | 7:46 AM 8

    Magnus Carlsen follows in Fischer’s footsteps

    World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is in the final of the $50,000 Banter Blitz Cup after destroying 2675-rated Sanan Sjugirov 9:0. The Russian grandmaster was shell-shocked but full of praise for the combination of extreme speed...

  • chess24 Apr 8, 2020 | 1:20 PM 64

    Jan's Opening Clinic 26: Ask your question!

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  • chess24 Apr 7, 2020 | 9:30 AM 5

    Carlsen, Sjugirov, Firouzja & Narayanan reach semis

    Magnus Carlsen takes on Sanan Sjugirov in today’s first Banter Blitz Cup semi-final and finds himself in an unusual position: the World Champion has played two, lost two against his Russian opponent, blundering a piece in both th...

  • chess24 Apr 1, 2020 | 11:29 PM 4

    Carlsen and Firouzja on collision course?

    Magnus Carlsen takes on Nils Grandelius on Thursday as the Banter Blitz Cup quarterfinals begin. In the semi-finals the winner of that match will take on the winner of Saturday’s Ray Robson vs. Sanan Sjugirov. On the other side of...

  • chess24 Mar 28, 2020 | 12:51 PM 0

    Duda & Abdusattorov in Banter Blitz Cup action

    15-year-old Uzbekistan phenomenon Nodirbek Abdusattorov and 21-year-old Polish world no. 15 Jan-Krzysztof Duda are in action in the Banter Blitz Cup today. Abdusattorov takes on Russian GM Maksim Chigaev for a place in Round 3, w...

  • chess24 Mar 21, 2020 | 9:48 AM 1

    Jan's Opening Clinic 25: Part 5

    Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson is back for another instalment of, "the show where I answer chess24 premium users' opening questions using all the expertise I have hopefully acquired over many years of clicking buttons to look at chess...

  • chess24 Mar 12, 2020 | 12:03 AM 5

    Carlsen in 1/4-finals, tips Caruana for Candidates

    Magnus Carlsen admitted he was “soundly outplayed” and “crushed” in Game 1 of his Banter Blitz Cup Round 4 match against Ivan Cheparinov, but from there on he powered to wins in the next 7 games in a row as he cruised to an 8.5:1...

  • chess24 Mar 5, 2020 | 6:25 PM 1

    Jan's Opening Clinic 25: Part 4

    In the latest instalment of Jan's Opening Clinic, chess openings guru Jan Gustafsson answers more chess24 premium member questions. This episode has all the necessary ingredients - a King's Gambit mini rant ("it's no longer the...

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