February 15, 2021

Wesley So won the Open Euro Rapid beating World Champion Magnus Carlsen 2.5-1.5 in the second set to take the mini-match 1.5-0.5, according The Week in Chess.

This is the second time that So has beaten Carlsen in a final of a Meltwater Champions Chess Tour event having won the Airthings Masters in December.

So was clearly the most convincing and consistent player in this event.

Carlsen “messed up the opening” in the first game and his piece sacrifice was completely unsound and he went down to a loss in just 28 moves. The second game Carlsen got some chances towards the end.

Teymur Rajabov won 2-0 today against MVL to take 3rd place.

 

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

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