Magnus Carlsen wins the “Meltwater Champions Chess Tour”

After the 7th round of the final tournament of the “Meltwater Champions Chess Tour” played on Saturday, Magnus Carlsen is now the “Tour Winner”. Although neither the World Champion nor his direct rival Wesley So scored, So cannot catch up to Carlsen’s seven-point lead with only two remaining rounds. Carlsen lost to Teimour Radjabov 1:3, while So lost to Levon Aronian 0.5:2.5 after just three games. Radjabov is now only half a point behind So and could challenge him for second place – the prize money difference between second and third place is USD 20,000. | Graphic: Play Magnus Group

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