Aimchess US Rapid Finals - Carlsen beats Artemiev

by ChessBase
9/5/2021 – Magnus Carlsen is the Aimchess US Rapid winner after a near-faultless display against Vladislav Artemiev. The World Champion now marches into next month’s $300,000 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Final top of the leaderboard and in top form. | Full report to follow shortly

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Finals - Day 2

The last ‘regular’ tournament of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, the Aimchess US Rapid, is taking place from August 28 to September 5.

The knockout matchups consist of 4-game matches on the first two days. If the match score is 1-1, two 5+3 games are then played followed, if needed, by Armageddon, where White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4, but a draw counts as a win for Black.

The time control is 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 40.

Aimchess US Rapid 2021

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Previous reports: Day 1 | Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Live games and commentary


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Commentary by GMs Daniel King and Simon Williams

Final standings - Preliminaries



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