Chess: Humiliated Magnus Carlsen eliminated from his own tournament

Chess: Humiliated Magnus Carlsen eliminated from his own tournament

The Guardian

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The world champion lost his semi-final against Russian champion Ian Nepomniachtchi in the $200,000 Carlsen Invitational

Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, has been having a hard time in the $1.5m online Meltwater Champions Tour, supported by his own company Play Magnus Group. There are 10 qualifying tournaments leading to a final in the autumn and Carlsen, 30, who won the 2020 Tour, has so far this year been knocked out four times.

The first three Tour events were won by the US champion Wesley So (twice) and the Azerbaijan grandmaster Teimour Radjabov, while on Saturday and tomorrow in the fourth event Carlsen will only compete for third place. The tournament’s name is the Magnus Carlsen Invitational, which makes it still more humiliating for the world champion.

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