Anish Giri has won the Magnus Carlsen Invitational after defeating Ian Nepomniachtchi 2:0 in a blitz playoff. The Dutch no. 1 earns $60,000 and as the winner of a Major joins Teimour Radjabov as a confirmed participant in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour finals in San Francisco this September. Magnus Carlsen took 3rd place with a game to spare after beating Wesley So. Although that wasn’t what the World Champion wanted in the tournament with his name on it, he’s now just 5 points behind Wesley in the overall Tour standings.
For more details check out launch article, while we’ll be announcing the line-ups and more soon.
- Champions Chess Tour website
- All the Magnus Carlsen Invitational games: Qualifier, Prelims, Knockout
- Spaced-themed Magnus Carlsen Invitational returns
- Grandelius and Pichot complete Magnus Carlsen Invitational line-up
- Magnus Carlsen faces Firouzja and Giri on Day 1 of his Invitational
- MCI 1: Giri beats Carlsen and So to snatch lead
- MCI 2: Giri still leads Carlsen as battle heats up
- MCI 3: Carlsen top, as Radjabov, Karjakin & Dubov miss out
- MCI 4: Carlsen & So to meet again?
- MCI 5: It’s Carlsen-Nepo and So-Giri in the semi-finals
- MCI 6: Nepo and Giri shock Carlsen and So
- MCI 7: Magnus self-destructs after epic fightback
- MCI 8: Nepo escapes against Giri | Carlsen finally beats So