Sat. Oct 1st, 2022


A remaining between GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Hans Niemann within the Julius Baer Era Cup is now not attainable as Niemann misplaced to GM Le Quang Lim in Thursday’s quarter-finals. Carlsen ousted GM Levon Aronian and now performs GM Vincent Keimer, who defeated GM Pragyanand R. The fourth semifinalist is GM Arjun Arigasi, who defeated GM Christopher Yu within the blitz playoff.

see? Julius Baer’s Era Cup knockout video games will be seen right here. Rounds start day-after-day at 9 a.m. Pacific/18:00 CEST.

Carlsen-Aronian 3-1

In what Carlsen referred to as a “unusual” match, it was Aronian who began off with a win, stunning his opponent with the Queen’s Gambit sanctioned. The American-Armenian GM gave the impression to be in management, however the match utterly was two video games.

“This second sport was, after all, ridiculous. I imply, with White shedding in 10 strikes, I utterly forgot what I wished to do and forgot in a short time,” Aronian stated. Carlsen: “Clearly, I received an enormous present within the second sport.”

Carlsen was now in management, as he gained the third sport and reached a fortress in sport 4. Aronian continued to push because the draw was not sufficient for him after which misplaced the sport.

Making a extra temporary comment concerning the dishonest drama, Carlson stated: “Some individuals are saying extra supportive issues in public than in personal, which I perceive so much and positively respect.”

Some individuals are saying extra useful issues in personal than in public, which I drastically perceive and positively respect.
—Magnus Carlson

Le-Niemann 2.5-1.5

A detailed match misplaced to Neiman Ley, the place each gamers began off with a win earlier than drawing in sport three. The Vietnamese GM gained an excellent sport with White’s items to succeed in the semi-finals as Nieman could not discover the easiest way to play in opposition to White’s passerby:

Le Quang Lim Generation Cup
Straightforward win for Lee within the deciding sport. Picture: Champions Chess Tour.

Keymar-Pragnanda 3-1

Whereas Pragyananand has been within the limelight this 12 months together with different Indian rising stars, Keemar has additionally been steadily bettering. The 17-year-old German Grandmaster completed faculty in March this 12 months and is now a chess skilled with a classical ranking of 2700+.

To beat Prague by two wins and two attracts is spectacular! In sport 4, Prague had good possibilities to stage the rating (as rated by Carlsen) however misplaced when their king was uncovered:

Within the preliminary spherical, Keimer had a profitable place in opposition to Carlsen. Now about taking part in the world champion in a match, he stated: “In fact, will probably be a particularly tough match, however I feel the chance to play Magnus in a match is already nice. I’ll simply attempt to get pleasure from it. I will take as a lot as I can and study as a lot as I can, after which we’ll see.”

Vincent Keimer Generation Cup
Keimer is taking part in for Germany’s Soulheim, which needs to be the Rietveld Chair. Picture: Champions Chess Tour.

Erigasi-U 3.5-2.5

The 15 12 months previous Yu can say goodbye to the match together with his head held excessive. His good sport within the Preliminary and such a fantastic struggle in opposition to one of many greatest abilities on this planet is a matter of satisfaction.

After every participant had gained each of their white video games, a blitz playoff was required. Arigasi set a fifth consecutive “1-0” on the scoreboard after which held the final sport to a draw. Within the deciding blitz sport, Yu “deceived himself” as he missed a double assault:

Arjun Erigasi Generation Cup
Arigasi reached the semi-finals of a tour occasion for the primary time. Picture: Champions Chess Tour.

All Sports activities Day 5

The seventh occasion of the 2022 Champions Chess Tour, the Julius Baer Era Cup, will happen on September 18–25, 2022 at Chess24. The preliminary stage was a 16-player fast (15|10) round-robin. The highest eight gamers advance to the knockout stage consisting of two days of four-game fast matches, progressing to Blitz (5|3) and Armageddon (White has 5 minutes, Black fours with out increment), solely A tiebreak happens solely when there’s a knockout, after the second day the match is tied. Prize cash is $150,000.


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