Hello and welcome to the highlights of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals benefiting Kiva.


WHAT HAPPENED ON TUESDAY?

For the second straight day, Magnus Carlsen ended Ding Liren’s resistance in just three games and led 2-1 in the best-of-five-set semifinals of the $300,000 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals on Tuesday.

In the other semifinal, Hikaru Nakamura continued his irrepressible form to shut out Daniil Dubov 2.5-1.5 to complete a 3-0 win for a place in the final.

 

WHAT HAPPENED ON MONDAY?

Stung by the loss of the first set, Magnus Carlsen came hard at Ding Liren and raced away to a crushing 2.5-0.5 victory to draw level in the semifinal of the $300,000 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals.

Carlsen produced two brilliant positional victories and then drew the third with white pieces after allowing a three-fold repetition of moves. The first player to win three sets advances to the…

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