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 4, 2021 | 2:52 PM 1

    Chessable Masters 4: Aronian and Le lead

    Levon Aronian needed just three games to beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov while Liem Quang Le took down Alireza Firouzja on Day 1 of the Chessable Masters quarterfinals. Nakamura-Artemiev saw a relatively quiet 2:2, but the other tied mat...

  • Reports Aug 4, 2021 | 9:13 AM 5

    FIDE World Cup 7.3: Duda takes down Carlsen

    Jan-Krzysztof Duda has qualified for the 2022 Candidates Tournament in spectacular style by beating Magnus Carlsen to reach the final of the FIDE World Cup. The victory was utterly deserved, with Duda yet to lose a game at the World...

  • Reports Aug 3, 2021 | 2:11 PM 4

    Chessable Masters 3: Wesley wins the Prelims

    “Magnus is not here so the tournament is very open”, said Wesley So, after another smooth day at the office saw him win the preliminary stage of the Chessable Masters. Most of the other top players also cruised, with the main drama ...

  • Reports Aug 3, 2021 | 8:29 AM 2

    FIDE World Cup 7.2: Kosteniuk is World Cup Champion

    Alexandra Kosteniuk is the 2021 FIDE Women’s World Cup Champion after offering a draw in a winning position to clinch victory against Aleksandra Goryachkina. Her feat of winning the title without needing tiebreaks once was a repeat ...

  • Reports Aug 2, 2021 | 2:15 PM 0

    Chessable Masters 2: Levon’s perfect day

    Wesley So still leads the Chessable Masters after Day 2, but he’s now followed just half a point behind by Levon Aronian, who stormed up from 10th place to 2nd after scoring 4.5/5. Liem Quang Le is level with Levon after scoring the...

  • Reports Aug 2, 2021 | 9:07 AM 1

    FIDE World Cup 7.1: Kosteniuk close | Duda holds Carlsen

    Alexandra Kosteniuk won a rollercoaster game against Aleksandra Goryachkina to put her a draw with the white pieces away from winning the 2021 FIDE Women’s World Cup. The first games of both semi-finals in the overall World Cup were...

  • Reports Aug 1, 2021 | 12:55 PM 1

    Chessable Masters 1: Wesley So top, Mishra’s baptism of fire

    Wesley So ended day 1 of the Chessable Masters in clear first place on 4/5, with the chasing pack of Vladislav Artemiev, Hikaru Nakamura and Alireza Firouzja half a point back. One of Wesley’s wins was from a position where 12-year-...

  • Reports Jul 31, 2021 | 11:53 AM 6

    FIDE World Cup 6.3: Karjakin ousts Shankland

    Sergey Karjakin has reached a record 4th World Cup semi-final after coming back yet again to beat Sam Shankland despite suffering a thumping defeat in the first tiebreak game. Sergey, who said there’s no special secret to his comeba...

  • Reports Jul 30, 2021 | 9:03 AM 2

    FIDE World Cup 6.2: It’s Carlsen-Duda in the semis!

    Magnus Carlsen will play Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the FIDE World Cup semifinals after the Polish no. 1 said he played “probably the game of my lifetime” to beat Vidit while Magnus eased past Etienne Bacrot, who offered a draw too late....

  • Reports Jul 29, 2021 | 11:19 AM 1

    FIDE World Cup 6.1: Carlsen & Shankland take lead

    Magnus Carlsen needs only a draw with the white pieces to reach the World Cup semi-finals after his queen sacrifice proved too tough for Etienne Bacrot in the run-up to the time control. Sergey Karjakin also stumbled just before mov...

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