Legends of Chess Final: Carlsen wins

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8/4/2020 – The fourth tournament of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour is taking place from July 21 through August 4. Six illustrious players from the previous generation are in the mix — Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Peter Leko and Peter Svidler — and are joined by Magnus Carlsen, Ding Liren, Anish Giri and Ian Nepomniachtchi. Action kicks off at 16:00 CEST (14:00 UTC, 10:00 ET). Read the report on the first set of the final! | Photo: Lennart Ootes

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Carlsen 2:0 Nepomniachtchi

Replay the games with computer-assisted annotations. Full report to follow shortly.

The “chess24 Legends of Chess” online tournament kicks off with a preliminary round, a single round-robin of rapid chess played over nine days. Each matchup consists of four games with a time control of 15 minutes plus increments of 10 seconds. If the final score is 2:2, the winner is decided in Armageddon (White has an extra minute but is obliged to win).  A victory, without Armageddon, grants three points, while winning in Armageddon grants two points to the winner and one point to the loser.

The top four scorers move on to the semifinals.

Previous reports: R1 | R2 | R3 | R4 | R5 | R6 | R7 | R8 | R9 | SF1 | SF2 | Final 1

Legends of Chess 2020

Live games and commentary


Commentary by A. Grischuk, R. Kasimdzhanov, J. Gustafsson and T. Sachdev


  • Preliminary rounds: 10-player single round robin
    • Four-game matches of rapid chess (15'+10")
    • In case of a tie, Armageddon (White gets 5 minutes, Black gets 4 minutes and draw odds)
    • A win without Armageddon gives 3 points
    • In case of reaching Armageddon, winner gets 2 points and loser gets 1 point
  • Final 4: Knockout format with four top scorers from the prelims
    • Played to the best of 3 sets
    • Each set: Four-game matches of rapid chess (15'+10")
    • In case of a tie, 2 blitz games follow (5'+3") and then Armageddon


The action starts at 16:00 CEST both in the prelims and the knockout.

Date Round
July 21 Prelims Round 1
July 22 Prelims Round 2
July 23 Prelims Round 3
July 24 Prelims Round 4
July 25 Prelims Round 5
July 26 Prelims Round 6
July 27 Prelims Round 7
July 28 Prelims Round 8
July 29 Prelims Round 9
July 30 Rest day
July 31 Semifinals Set 1
August 1 Semifinals Set 2
August 2 Semifinals Set 3
August 3 Final Set 1
August 4 Final Set 2
August 5 Final Set 3


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