Breaking news: Magnus resigns after move one

by ChessBase
9/19/2022 – On Monday World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen resigned after making the first move in his game against Hans Niemann. He has hinted that the young grandmaster may have cheated in his previous game between the two grandmasters. Now Carlsen action is really hitting the news pages of the World mainstream press. Full report to follow soon.

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During their match in the Julius Baer Generation Cup, Carlsen and Niemann were playing online, using Chess24 and Microsoft Teams to broadcast the games and images. In his game against Niemann, Carlsen played a single move and then resigned, turning off his webcam without saying anything.

The resignation took commentators Peter Leko and Tania Sachdev completely by surprise, as it did Alejandro Ramirez and David Howell. You can watch it happen here:

You can also watch the dramatic reactions of Peter Leko and Tania Sachdev in this Tweet. It is priceless.Our full report and a big interview with a leading expert will follow soon.

Here are a few mainstream news reports:

Rounds 5-8

The tournament, which is taking place on September 18-25, features four days of preliminaries, where the 16 participants play each other once at rapid chess with a time control of 15 minutes plus 10-second increments, before the top 8 go forward to the knockout stages.

The knockout features 4-game matches, one each for the quarterfinals and semifinals, and two matches for the final. If still tied, there are two 5+3 blitz games followed, if needed, by an Armageddon game, where White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4, but Black only needs a draw.

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Live games and commentary

 

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Commentary by Tania Sachdev and Peter Leko


Crosstable - Preliminaries (win = 3 pts; draw = 1 pt)

 

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