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 Aug 9, 2021 | 7:32 AM 6

    Wesley So triumphs in the Chessable Masters

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    Сhessable Masters 8: Wesley blows Liem away

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  • Reports Aug 7, 2021 | 6:29 AM 0

    Chessable Masters 7: Le survives Aronian comeback

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  • Reports Aug 6, 2021 | 2:46 PM 0

    Chessable Masters 6: So and Le strike first

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  • Reports Aug 5, 2021 | 2:18 PM 1

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