Magnus Carlsen aiming for another tournament win in Chessable Masters

Three online tournament victories in as many months have put Norway’s world No 1 among the top 10 esports earners for 2020Magnus Carlsen aims for his fourth online tournament victory in three months on Saturday and Monday when the world champion plays his opening group match in the $150,000 Chessable Masters. The Norwegian’s only setback in this period came when he was beaten in a pulsating semi-final by the US champion, Hikaru Nakamura, in the Lindores Abbey event.Carlsen’s latest success was last week’s $265,000 Clutch Knockout organised by St Louis and financed by the Maecenas of US chess, Rex Sinquefield. In the final Carlsen met his old rival, America’s world No 2, Fabiano Caruana, who he narrowly defeated in their over the board world championship series in London 2018. Related: Chess: national solving championship opens for entries from Britain this week Related: Fast and furious: Carlsen and Nakamura transform chess into an adrenaline sport Continue reading…

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