Tag: Champions Chess Tour

Wesley So picked up his second Champions Chess Tour title, beating Magnus Carlsen again in the final of the Opera Euro Rapid. (Image: Chess24/YouTube)

Wesley So Beats Magnus Carlsen in Final to Win Opera Euro Rapid

Wesley So picked up his second title on the Champions Chess Tour Sunday, beating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen to win the Opera Euro Rapid. So previously defeated Carlsen in the final of the Skilling Open, making this the second time he has denied the Norwegian a chance to earn […]

Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So will renew their rivalry in the finals of the Opera Euro Rapid tournament. (Image: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com)

Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So Reach Opera Euro Rapid Final

Magnus Carlsen needed an Armageddon tiebreak yet again, but found a way to get past Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and reach the finals of the Opera Euro Rapid online chess tournament. The World Champion will take on Wesley So, who finished off Teimour Radjabov in their semifinal to advance. Carlsen Advances Despite […]

Magnus Carlsen headlines the field of 16 grandmasters competing in the Opera Euro Rapid chess tournament. Image: Champions Chess Tour/Twitter)

Magnus Carlsen Looks to Regain Form as Opera Euro Rapid Begins on Saturday

Sixteen of the world’s top grandmasters will compete for a $30,000 first prize in the Opera Euro Rapid online chess tournament, with round-robin action starting on Saturday. World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen comes into the tournament as a +150 favorite to grab the title, according to Unibet, despite the Norwegian’s […]

Levon Aronian (pictured) advanced to the finals of the Airthings Masters, where he’ll battle Teimour Radjabov for the title. (Image: Niki Riga)

Airthings Masters: Radjabov, Aronian Sweep Their Way Into Finals Showdown

Teimour Radjabov and Levon Aronian dominated their respective semifinal matchups at the Airthings Masters, leaving no doubt as to which two players deserved to compete for the first major title on the Champions Chess Tour. Radjabov won the first two games of the second match to finish off Daniil Dubov, […]

Wesley So (left) seeks a second straight Champions Chess Tour title at the Airthings Open, though he’ll have to contend with Magnus Carlsen (right) and others. (Image: Nick Barton/Manila Bulletin)

Airthings Masters Delivers Christmas Cheer for Champions Chess Tour Fans

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, Speed Chess Championship winner Hikaru Nakamura, and Skilling Open winner Wesley So lead the field of 12 grandmasters who will compete in the Airthings Masters beginning on Dec. 26. The Airthings Masters is the second event and the first major of the Champions Chess Tour, […]

Wesley So defeated Magnus Carlsen to win the Skilling Open final on Monday. (Image: Spectrum Studios/Grand Chess Tour)

Wesley So Upsets Magnus Carlsen in Final to Win Skilling Open

Magnus Carlsen won three of the four regular-season events on his namesake online chess tour earlier this year, along with the Grand Final. But Wesley So showed that it may not be as easy this time around, upsetting the World Champion to win the Skilling Open. After two days of […]