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Of NTB | 10.05.2024 21:53:57

Sport: After today’s three rapid chess games, Carlsen is in 2nd place, one point behind Chinese Wei Yi in the Grand Chess Tour.

A few hours later it was ready for the Champions Chess Tour. There, rapid chess is played where there is a right to play-offs with a double elimination system.

Carlsen progressed after two wins and one draw against Velimir Ivic. Denis Lazavik now awaits in the semi-finals.

Earlier on Friday, Carlsen opened with a draw against Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa in the Grand Chess Tour. Then there was a victory against Vincent Keymer. In the last game there was another draw against Anish Giri. Carlsen saved himself after coming out crooked in the playoffs.

The tournament in Warsaw ends with two rounds of blitz chess on Saturday and Sunday. There are two points for a win and one for a draw in rapid chess, half in blitz chess.

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