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Chess tour final semis preview
A “tired” Ding Liren feels his chances of overcoming an in-form Magnus Carlsen are “low” ahead of their semifinal clash in the $300,000 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals beginning on Sunday. The richest online chess event, initially called the Grand Final, brings together USA’s Hikaru Nakamura and Russia’s Daniil Dubov in the other semifinal.
In the four-man field, each player is sure of $40,000. The winner’s share is $140,000 and the runner-up gets $80,000. The four spots in this finale of the million-dollar Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour were reserved for the winners of the four events. Since Carlsen won three and Dubov, the other, the remaining two spots went to non-winners, Nakamura and Liren, on the basis of their points.