Chessable Masters Marks Finish Of An Period For Magnus Carlsen
It is the second the chess world has been holding its breath for—Magnus Carlsen‘s final main outing as world champion. And it’ll come on the 2023 Chessable Masters.
Chess.com’s $2 million Champions Chess Tour will return with the largest-ever version of the match and Carlsen topping the invoice on April 4. The occasion runs till April 7—the day the world championship is because of begin in Astana, Kazakhstan.
At stake shall be $235,000, a spot within the Tour Finals at stake and a ultimate probability to beat Carlsen as world champion. For Carlsen, it may very well be his ultimate win as world champion. The 32-year-old Norwegian is because of relinquish his title when a successor is discovered.
The Chessable Masters will mark the tip of an period for Carlsen, who has held the title for a decade. Certainly one of China’s GM Ding Liren, the present Chessable Masters champion, and GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, of Russia, will succeed Norway’s chess hero earlier than Could 1, when the 14-round world championship match should finish.
Three high U.S. stars, GMs Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, and Fabiano Caruana, be a part of Carlsen within the Chessable Masters line-up having already certified for the knockout stage, following strong performances in last month’s Airthings Masters.
As for the remainder of the roster, open qualification has already been underway earlier than the Play-In on March 13, the final probability to make it to the Chessable Masters. After that, 56 gamers shall be cut up into three divisions for the launch of the match itself.
Like in Tour’s first occasion, the winner of Division I’ll obtain $30,000. The Chessable Masters is a massively expanded occasion from the 2022 version, which featured 16 gamers. Ding, China’s world title challenger, defeated India’s GM Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa within the ultimate final 12 months.
Earlier occasions have been received by So in 2021 and Carlsen, the reigning Tour Champion, in 2020. The Chessable Masters is the second leg of the world’s richest and most prestigious on-line chess circuit. In whole there are six tournaments earlier than the season reaches its climax on the Finals occasion in December.
The Chessable Masters 2023 shall be broadcast reside on Chess.com. You may observe the match here. Commentary and evaluation shall be supplied from the Champions Chess Tour studio in Oslo, Norway (Carlsen’s residence nation) by a panel of consultants led by GM David Howell, GM Robert Hess, IM Tania Sachdev and a brand new face within the American FM James Canty III.
Then it will likely be time to bid farewell to Carlsen as world champion, and begin a brand new period for chess.