New in Chess Classic Finals: Carlsen wins!

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5/2/2021 – Only needing a draw in the second set of the finals against Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen bounced back from a loss in game 1 with a win in game 3. Nakamura could not win on demand in game 4, which meant Carlsen had won his first event of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov obtained a 2½-½ victory over Levon Aronian to secure third place. | The action kicks off daily at 19:00 CEST.

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Finals, Day 2

In the knockout stage, each encounter will be decided over two days. On day 1, there will be four rapid games, and if the match ends 2-2 it will simply be a draw (there doesn’t have to be a winner). On day 2, another 4-game match will be held. If both matches are drawn, or the players have traded wins, then shortly after the second match there will be a playoff: two blitz games followed, if needed, by Armageddon.

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.


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