World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and blitz world no. 1 Hikaru Nakamura remain on course to meet in the Speed Chess final after winning their quarterfinals.
The way they did it couldn’t have been more different, however, with Magnus admitting it was a “massive struggle” to overcome Vladislav Artemiev, though you might not think that from the 13.5:9.5 scoreline. Hikaru, meanwhile, crushed Vladimir Fedoseev 21.5:5.5 after winning the first 9 games in a row. Vladimir said he’d been on tilt from the start due to internet issues.
The semi-finals and final will be held in a week’s time, on Friday-Sunday 11-13 December.
- Magnus Carlsen vs. Parham Maghsoodloo | All the games
- Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs. Nihal Sarin | All the games
- Alireza Firouzja vs. Vladimir Fedoseev | All the games
- Wesley So vs. Nodirbek Abdusattorov | All the games
- Ian Nepomniachtchi vs. Levon Aronian | All the games
- Nakamura vs. Martirosyan | All the games
- Caruana vs. Duda | All the games
- Giri vs. Artemiev | All the games
- So vs. Duda | All the games
- Aronian vs. MVL | All the games
- Carlsen vs. Artemiev | All the games
- Nakamura vs. Fedoseev | All the games
- Magnus Carlsen starts Speed Chess campaign today
- Carlsen demolishes Maghsoodloo 24:5
- Fedoseev shocks Firouzja in Speed Chess
- Wesley So brushes aside Abdusattorov 18:10
- Aronian beats Nepo to set up MVL quarterfinal
- Duda blows Caruana away in bullet chess
- Artemiev defeats Giri to set up Carlsen showdown
- MVL beats Aronian to reach Carlsen or Artemiev Speed Chess semi-final