Tag: Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen (left) has opened up a two-game lead over Ian Nepomniachtchi (right) in the 2021 World Chess Championship. (Image: Ali Haider/EPA)

World Chess Championship Odds: Carlsen Wins Twice, Takes Firm Control of Match

For the first five games of the 2021 World Chess Championship, fans and commentators lamented the lack of decisive results, wondering aloud whether it’s even possible to see fighting chess in a high-level match anymore. But two wins from Magnus Carlsen not only flipped that narrative, but have put challenger […]

Magnus Carlsen finished off his victory at the Champions Chess Tour Finals with a 2.5-0.5 win over Wesley So on Monday. (Image: Meltwater Champions Chess Tour)

Carlsen Wins Champions Chess Tour Finals; Radjabov Rises to Second Place

Magnus Carlsen didn’t exactly dominate the Champions Chess Tour Finals, but the World Chess Champion did more than enough to capture the year-end title in the online series’ inaugural season. Carlsen ended the tournament with a crushing 2.5-0.5 win over American grandmaster Wesley So, finishing the Tour Finals with his […]

In 2014, (Image: Phil Parsons Racing)

NASCAR Cryptocurrency Sponsorships: Crashes and Cashes

NASCAR driver Stephan Parsons didn’t have much luck with his cryptocurrency-sponsored car. The “DogeCar” crashed on lap 71 during Saturday’s Xfinity race, but that won’t be the last of the DogeCar or NASCAR’s relationship with cryptocurrency. Cars have been sponsored by everything from adult diapers to rock bands. So, NASCAR’s […]

Magnus Carlsen needed a final round win to secure advancement to the FTX Crypto Cup quarterfinals. (Image: @ChampChessTour/Twitter)

Magnus Carlsen Sneaks Into FTX Crypto Cup Quarterfinals with Final-Round Win

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen barely avoided disaster on Tuesday, winning his final round-robin game to secure one of the eight quarterfinal slots in the FTX Crypto Cup. Carlsen ended the preliminary stage with 8.5 points after 15 rounds, securing the No. 6 seed heading into the quarterfinals. Carlsen relieved […]

Sixteen grandmasters will compete for cash and Bitcoin in the FTX Crypto Cup, beginning on May 23, 2021. (Image: Champions Chess Tour)

World’s Best Chess Players Compete for Bitcoin in FTX Crypto Cup

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen will look to win his second straight Champions Chess Tour event – and a fair amount of Bitcoin – when the online FTX Crypto Cup begins on Sunday. The FTX Crypto Cup features a prize pool of $220,000 in cash, as well as 2.1825 Bitcoin. […]