|Posted by ian on June 18, 2020 at 8:55 AM|
Magnus Carlsen takes on Hikaru Nakamura in the first round as the Chessable Masters starts on Saturday June 20th. Both players are in the A Group for the preliminary stage, where they play each other and Daniil Dubov, Alexander Grischuk, Vladislav Artemiev and Harikrishna twice. The B Group, on Sunday and Tuesday, features Fabiano Caruana, Ding Liren, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Teimour Radjabov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Anish Giri. Eight players will make it through to the quarterfinals.
The Chessable Masters, the third stage of the $1 million Magnus Carlsen Tour, is almost here! The 12 players, including 8 of the top 10 and the complete top 6 on the world rating list, have been split into two groups for the preliminary stage. This allows them to play on alternating days and to have no more than 3 games live at any time - we felt having 6 games live during the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge was just too many to follow!
Commentary: GM Yasser Seirawan, IM Anna Rudolf, GM Peter Svidler and more top commentators.