|Posted by ian on April 23, 2021 at 4:15 AM|
Magnus Carlsen faces his 2016 challenger Sergey Karjakin as the New in
Chess Classic, the 5th event on the $1.5 million Meltwater Champions
Chess Online Tour, kicks off on Saturday 24 April at 18:00 GMT. Other Round 1
clashes to watch out for include Nakamura-Mamedyarov, Firouzja-So and
Duda-Praggnanandhaa, with the 15-year-old Indian prodigy making his
debut on the full tour after qualifying through the Polgar Challenge.
Once again it’s a cut-throat format of three days and 15 rounds of rapid
chess to reduce the 16-player field to just 8 players for the knockout.
English GM Gawain Jones is playing.