Fabiano Caruana. (Picture by Alexei KolchinTASS by way of Getty Photos)
CHENNAI: Magnus Carlsen will – on Saturday – search a repeat of his barnstorming show towards Fabiano Caruana to e-book a spot within the semifinals of the $150,000 Chessable Masters. The World Champion blitzed his US rival off the board within the first of their quarterfinal conferences on Thursday.
If Carlsen wins a second set right this moment, he goes by way of. If Caruana hits again the pair will duke it out in a decider on Monday. The opposite match options an all-Russian affair between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Vladislav Artemiev.
Nepomniachtchi holds the benefit with a 1-Zero lead from the primary day and one other win within the best-of-three will take him into the semis. A four-game set will likely be performed with tiebreaks on the finish if the rating is stage.
The occasion, broadcast reside on chess24, is the subsequent stage of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour which carries a complete prize pot of $1 million, a file for the net recreation. The Chessable Masters, which runs till July 5, is being placed on in affiliation with Chessable and the tour’s Training Companion, main Swiss personal banking group, Julius Baer.
Gamers had been break up into two teams (A and B) of six for the preliminary stage earlier than eight progressed to the knockouts. The ultimate winner will take dwelling the highest prize of $45,000 and a ticket to the $300,000 tour Grand Remaining.