Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals: A look at the players
General Sep 23, 2021 | 2:00 PM 6

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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    Levon Aronian tops Chessable Masters field

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    FIDE World Cup 5.3: Carlsen through after Esipenko thriller

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  • Reports Jul 27, 2021 | 9:48 AM 3

    FIDE World Cup 5.2: Shankland & Vidit in Quarterfinals

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  • Reports Jul 26, 2021 | 8:00 AM 0

    FIDE World Cup 5.1: Martirosyan & Kosteniuk strike

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  • Reports Jul 25, 2021 | 12:15 PM 5

    FIDE World Cup 4.3: 18-year-old Ivic knocks out Andreikin

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  • Reports Jul 24, 2021 | 11:33 AM 2

    FIDE World Cup 4.2: Hari, Xiong & Pragg knocked out

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  • Reports Jul 23, 2021 | 9:50 AM 2

    FIDE World Cup 4.1: Carlsen slowed, Goryachkina beaten

    Magnus Carlsen was seriously tested for the first time in Sochi as Radek Wojtaszek decided his best chance against the World Champion was aggression. It could have backfired, but in the end he achieved the moral victory of Magnus of...

  • General Jul 22, 2021 | 9:00 AM 13

    Chessable Masters features Ju Wenjun and Abhimanyu Mishra

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  • General Jul 22, 2021 | 8:50 AM 1

    Trafalgar Squares: 6,000 people turn out for London's ChessFest

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  • Reports Jul 21, 2021 | 11:06 AM 7

    FIDE World Cup 3.3: Giri & Mamedyarov join mass exodus

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