MCCT Finals 4: It’s Carlsen-Nakamura in the final
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MCCT Finals 4: It’s Carlsen-Nakamura in the final

Magnus Carlsen will play Hikaru Nakamura for the $140,000 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour top prize after clinching a 3:1 victory over Ding Liren. A relieved Magnus said his Chinese opponent, “put up an unbelievable fight,” after Ding bounced back from losing the first game to mate Magnus in Game 2. The World Champion described what followed as “a total mess” and could easily have lost three games before the match was decided by a dramatic turnaround in the final blitz game.

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  • Features Nov 23, 2014 | 9:05 AM 5

    Tkachiev on Anand’s strategy for the final games

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  • Reports Nov 22, 2014 | 7:42 PM 1

    Showdown in St. Louis 1: Nakamura strikes first

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  • General Nov 21, 2014 | 7:09 PM 1

    Aronian and Nakamura face 20-game battle

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  • Reports Nov 21, 2014 | 5:34 PM 4

    Anand thrills then disappoints: Game 10 recap

    Magnus Carlsen continues to lead the 2014 World Championship match by a point with two games to go after a draw in Game 10. The encounter followed the trajectory of Game 5 almost to the letter. Carlsen, playing Black, moved faster a...

  • Interviews Nov 21, 2014 | 10:23 AM 18

    Kramnik calls Carlsen a genius, gets icy response

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  • Reports Nov 20, 2014 | 2:46 PM 6

    Going the distance: Game 9 video recap

    First the good news - the Carlsen-Anand World Championship match in Sochi will now last longer than in Chennai and go the distance unless Magnus Carlsen wins at least one of the next two games. The bad news? Game 9 was the kind of n...

  • Features Nov 20, 2014 | 9:29 AM 10

    Carlsen-Anand rest day blues

    The excitement surrounding the Carlsen-Anand World Championship match is so great that rest days are tough. What can fill that gaping chess-game-shaped hole in our schedules? On Wednesday the English and Russian commentators deci...

  • Features Nov 19, 2014 | 5:57 PM 4

    4-hour banter blitz marathon

    Young German Grandmaster Niclas Huschenbeth spent four hours playing blitz and bullet chess in the chess24 Playzone on Sunday. That wasn’t all, though, as he also broadcast his games live while discussing what he was doing at the...

  • chess24 Nov 19, 2014 | 3:06 PM 32

    Survey: What would make you go Premium?

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  • Reports Nov 18, 2014 | 3:46 PM 6

    Slouching towards the title: Game 8 video recap

    Magnus Carlsen is one step closer to retaining his World Championship title after easily holding Viswanathan Anand at bay in Game 8. Carlsen looked more sluggish than usual as he slouched in his chair, but it made no difference what...


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