Magnus Carlsen and Ding Liren, the chess world numbers 1 and 2, will be in action as the 3rd edition of the Chessable Masters starts May 19th at 18:00 CEST. The 16-player $150,000 tournament is the 4th stage on the $1.6 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. It will also feature Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Anish Giri, as well as two of the hottest young talents around, 16-year-old Praggnanandhaa and 13-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra.
The Chessable Masters, sponsored by our friends at Chessable, is the first online tour event to celebrate its 3rd edition. Back in 2020 it was the 3rd stage of the original Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour and saw Magnus beat Anish Giri in the final. Then in 2021, with Magnus busy at the World Cup, Wesley So won the now Meltwater Champions Chess Tour event against Liem Le. What will 2022 bring?
Tour leader Magnus Carlsen will be hoping to get back on track after slipping up on the final day of the Oslo Esports Cup, enabling Jan-Krzysztof Duda to win the first Major of the 2022 season. It will also be a warm-up for Norway Chess (starting May 30th) for Magnus as well as fellow Top 10 stars Anish Giri and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
World no. 2 Ding Liren is taking part after his remarkable April marathon meant he’s played the required number of games to take a spot in next month’s Candidates Tournament — unless Sergey Karjakin wins an appeal against his ban from chess.
Where can I watch the Chessable Masters?
Once again we’ll have all the action live right here on chess24 from 18:00 CEST on Thursday, May 19th. We have two streams in English — the beginner-friendly stream from our Oslo studio, with David Howell, Kaja Snare, Simon Williams, Jovanka Houska and Askild Bryn…