Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals: A look at the players
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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 1, 2021 | 11:16 AM 2

    Aimchess US Rapid 4: Carlsen, Firouzja & Aronian strike

    “I don’t get revenge by beating people once,” said Magnus Carlsen after defeating his World Cup conqueror Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2.5:0.5 on Day 1 of their Aimchess US Rapid quarterfinal. 18-year-old Alireza Firouzja also wrapped things ...

  • Reports Aug 31, 2021 | 11:11 AM 4

    Aimchess US Rapid 3: Artemiev pips Carlsen, MVL & Giri out

    Magnus Carlsen stumbled into a draw by 3-fold repetition on move 124 of a winning position against Jan-Krzysztof Duda to make Vladislav Artemiev the winner of the Aimchess US Rapid Prelims. Magnus will now play his World Cup conquer...

  • Reports Aug 30, 2021 | 1:06 PM 1

    Aimchess US Rapid 2: Artemiev leads as Duda & Naroditsky shine

    Vladislav Artemiev beat previous leader Levon Aronian on the way to scoring 4/5 on Day 2 of the Aimchess US Rapid to take the sole lead, half a point ahead of Levon and Magnus Carlsen. The only player to match his score was World Cu...

  • General Aug 30, 2021 | 10:00 AM 1

    Mobile Premier League Indian Chess Tour launched

    The Meltwater Champions Chess Tour will expand in 2022 with a $100,000 Indian chess circuit, from which players will qualify for the overall tour. The move into the booming Indian chess arena is a collaboration between the Play Magn...

  • Reports Aug 29, 2021 | 12:16 PM 0

    Aimchess US Rapid 1: Aronian leads after Firouzja mates Carlsen

    Levon Aronian lived dangerously as he beat Liem Quang Le, Eric Hansen and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to take the sole lead with 4/5 after Day 1 of the Aimchess US Rapid, the penultimate event on the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. Magnu...

  • Reports Aug 28, 2021 | 12:00 PM 0

    MVL wins Sinquefield Cup | So takes Grand Chess Tour

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was the winner of the 2021 Sinquefield Cup, after the last two rounds of the event failed to produce a decisive game, thus leaving the standings unaltered. But Maxime’s failure to beat Wesley So in Round 8 mea...

  • Reports Aug 25, 2021 | 7:21 PM 5

    Sinquefield Cup 6-7: MVL grabs the sole lead

    Five draws in Round 6 of the 2021 Sinquefield Cup, despite some pretty hard-fought battles, left the standings intact, but the pace picked up again in Round 7, with two of the favourites winning crucial games and Maxime Vachier-Lagr...

  • Reports Aug 22, 2021 | 8:02 PM 0

    Sinquefield Cup 5: Xiong takes down Caruana

    After the mayhem of the previous two days, round 5, the last before the free day, was relatively calmer at the Sinquefield Cup — though not entirely bereft of excitement. Fabiano Caruana lost a game he didn’t really need to, and thi...

  • Reports Aug 21, 2021 | 4:09 PM 0

    Sinquefield Cup 3-4: Caruana, So & Dominguez lead

    An avalanche of white wins in Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2021 Sinquefield Cup meant that already, before the half-way mark, only three players are still undefeated, the three leaders — Leinier Dominguez, Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So. At...

  • General Aug 20, 2021 | 9:30 AM 20

    2022 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour dates announced

    The next Meltwater Champions Chess Tour will feature 9 tournaments, beginning on February 19th, 2022 and concluding with the final from November 11-20. The Tour, that helped launch and has benefited from the huge boom in online ches...

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