Magnus Carlsen wins 2022 Meltwater Champions Tour.

Magnus Carlsen sealed the overall Meltwater Champions Chess Tour title for the second year running - this time with an event to spare - after storming into the semi-finals of the Aimchess Rapid. Norway's world number 1, going for a hat-trick of tournament wins in the Tour's penultimate event, scooped a $50,000 prize on top of his overall winnings so far of $192,500 and the title of 2022 Tour Champion.

Going into today's quarter-finals, Polish ace Jan-Krzysztof Duda was the only player who could catch him yet needed Indian teen Arjun Erigaisi to knock out Carlsen and then to win November's final Major of the season.

The 31-year-old had to work in the opening game of his quarter-final match as Erigaisi played some of his best chess against the champ to go thee pawns up and set up a seemingly easy win. Carlsen, however, never gives up and opened his full box of endgame tricks to claw his way back into the game. Erigaisi wilted under the pressure and after 137 moves Carlsen escaped with a draw.

Source: www.fide.com


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