Champions Chess Tour
20h24 14  février
Love hurts for Carlsen as Wesley So wins Valentine’s Day final
Leon Watson
US star Wesley So inflicted a heartbreaking defeat on World Champion Magnus Carlsen to win the Opera Euro Rapid on Valentine’s Day. The post Love hurts for Carlsen as Wesley So wins Valentine’s Day final appeared first on Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021.
19h21 13  février
Wesley So roars back to leave final on a knife-edge
Leon Watson
Magnus Carlsen led early on before Wesley So roared back as the first day of a tense Opera Euro Rapid final ended all-square. The post Wesley So roars back to leave final on a knife-edge appeared first on Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021.
20h27 12  février
Carlsen and So set up thrilling final act of Opera Euro Rapid
Leon Watson
World Champion Magnus Carlsen and US rival Wesley So won their semis on Friday to set up a thrilling final of the Opera Euro Rapid. The post Carlsen and So set up thrilling final act of Opera Euro Rapid appeared first on Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021.
19h31 11  février
8216;That was really crazy ’ Carlsen on brink of Opera Euro Rapid fin
Leon Watson
Magnus Carlsen returned to the elite online chess event looking determined, smart and ready to wreak havoc. The post ‘That was really crazy ’ Carlsen on brink of Opera Euro Rapid final appeared first on Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021.
21h07 10  février
Carlsen survives Dubov’s inspired onslaught to get the last laugh
Leon Watson
Magnus Carlsen survived a fierce onslaught from Russian dangerman Daniil Dubov to scrape into the Opera Euro Rapid semi-finals by the skin of his teeth. The post Carlsen survives Dubov’s inspired onslaught to get the last laugh appeared first on Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021.
08h57
Carlsen in control: World Champ takes lead in Opera Euro Rapid QF
Leon Watson
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen took control of his Opera Euro Rapid quarter-final with a dominating display against Daniil Dubov. The post Carlsen in control: World Champ takes lead in Opera Euro Rapid QF appeared first on Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021.
22h02 08  février
Nakamura squeezed out of Opera Euro Rapid
Leon Watson
US blitz king Hikaru Nakamura was the highest-profile victim as the bottom eight were dumped out of the Opera Euro Rapid. The post Nakamura squeezed out of Opera Euro Rapid appeared first on Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021.
21h29 07  février
Dramatic final game leaves Carlsen out in front
Leon Watson
Magnus Carlsen won a dramatic final game to stay in the lead after Day 2 of the Opera Euro Rapid online chess event. The post Dramatic final game leaves Carlsen out in front appeared first on Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021.
21h38 06  février
Carlsen wins 4 in a row to set early pace in Opera Euro Rapid
Leon Watson
The Opera Euro Rapid online chess event got off to an explosive start as World Champion Magnus Carlsen won four in a row to end the day out on top. The post Carlsen wins 4 in a row to set early pace in Opera Euro Rapid appeared first on Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021.
12h29 05  février
Opera Euro Rapid starts with a showstopper: Carlsen vs Wesley So
Leon Watson
World Champion Magnus Carlsen will take on US star Wesley So in the first round of the Opera Euro Rapid online chess event on Saturday. The post Opera Euro Rapid starts with a showstopper: Carlsen vs Wesley So appeared first on Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021.