Displaying wonderful resolve, Magnus Carlsen bounced again to thwart Hikaru Nakamura’s bid to drive the tie-breaker and gained the New in Chess Classic speedy on-line title on Sunday.
Having gained the primary match of the ultimate on Saturday, Carlsen gained the 2-2 draw he wanted. In reality, Carlsen reached a totally profitable place within the fourth sport however accepted Nakamura’s draw-offer.
JUST WON A CHESS TOURNAMENT AGAIN
— Magnus Carlsen (@MagnusCarlsen) May 2, 2021
Nakamura began properly by profitable the primary sport. He held a greater place however settled for a draw within the second. Thereafter, it was Carlsen’s flip to win. In a must-win state of affairs to remain alive within the ultimate, Nakamura tousled his place within the fourth sport and conceded defeat by providing a draw.
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This noticed Carlsen win his first title on the Champions Tour that commenced in November. The World champion topped the preliminary league in every of the earlier occasions – Skilling Open, Airthings Masters, Opera Euro Rapid and the Magnus Carlsen Invitational – however couldn’t carry the crown.
The title additionally took Carlsen (185 factors) to the highest of the Champions Tour standings. Wesley So (145), Teimour Radjabov (109) and Anish Giri (105) path Carlsen.