Skakstjernen Magnus Carlsen have during the coronakrisen set up its own online tournament series with the name Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour.
The 29-year-old Norwegian started with winning the first tournament a month ago, but it's not going to repeat itself in the second in the series. It has been given the name Rapid Challenge.
Saturday, may Carlsen see them beaten in the semifinals of the american Hikaru Nakamura, who won the third and decisive battle between the two top players with 3-2 after a so-called armageddon-party.
Magnus Carlsen was finally under great pressure of time, and made a mistake, when he would advance his 'tower'. Thus could the Nakamura take the victory.
- It here comes to pain in a while, says Magnus Carlsen to Norwegian TV2.
the semi-Final against Hikaru Nakamura was definitely over three matches spread over three days with an american victory at 2-1.
Carlsen won on Thursday the first match with 3-0, before Nakamura struck back Friday with a win 2,5-1,5.
in Total, deserved I do not to lose the match, but there are some moments where I can do it much better. The problem is that I have not managed to keep a cool head, says Magnus Carlsen.
Hikaru Nakamura in the finals up against the Russian Daniil Dubov in the second semi-final beat Ding Lira from China.
- It is not sunk in completely yet. It was nice to beat Magnus, says Nakamura about his own performance.
Onlineturneringen has a top prize of well over half a million dollars.
Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour consists of a total of five online tournaments over the spring and summer.
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