Airthings Masters Finals: Radjabov Wins

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Airthings Masters Finals: Radjabov Wins

Congratulations to Teimour Radjabov had on winning the #AirthingsMasters and booking a place in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals in San Francisco in September!

A december végén elrajtolt és vasárnap zárult viadal döntőjében Radzsabov az örmény Levon Aronjan felett diadalmaskodott, a 200 ezer dollár összdíjazású torna első helyéért járó 60 ezer dollárt kiérdemelve. Aronjan 40 ezerrel vigasztalódott. A 25 ezerrel dotált harmadik helyet a francia Maxime Vachier-Lagrave szerezte meg, miután legyűrte a negyedikként 15 ezer dollárra jogosult Danyiil Dubovot.

Az azerbajdzsáni Tejmur Radzsabov a döntő első párharcában 2,5 – 1,5-re győzte le az örmény Levon Aronjant, a második találkozón a 2-1-es eredmény a végső sikerét jelentette. A bronzmeccsen a francia Maxime Vachier-Lagrave legyőzte az orosz Daniil Dubovot. Az első játéknapon meccsük 2-2-vel ért véget, a második találkozón MVL 2,5 – 1,5-re nyert. A sorozat következő tornáját, a 16 résztvevős online rapid viadalt február 6. és 14. között rendezik meg.



Teimour Radjabov had barely shown a hint of emotion during the #AirthingsMasters, but this is what it meant to him to win it!


Levon Aronian knocked out two titans in Hikaru Nakamura and MVL, but fell just short in the final. He earns $40,000 and will be well placed in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour race!


Aronian: “I got very excited in Game 1, when I got to sacrifice a rook with check – it reminded me of the game Spassky won against Bronstein, in the King’s Gambit!”


Congratulations to MVL on clinching 3rd spot in the #AirthingsMasters after an explosive match against Daniil Dubov!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Champions Chess Tour is now the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour! If travel is again possible the Finals in September will be held in their San Francisco headquarters: chess24

Meltwater revealed as new title partner for Champions Chess Tour

With its big names, huge prize pot and the final of its first Major tournament taking place later today, chess24’s Champions Chess Tour has quickly become the game’s marquee online event.

It should be no surprise then that the tour, which only launched two months ago, has attracted huge interest both on the board and in boardrooms alike.

Now, on the back of its worldwide success, chess24 can reveal that the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour has a new title partner – the California-based firm Meltwater. chess24


Magnus Carlsen San Francisco this September 17 The final of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour See you all there ❤




The next event on the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour will start on February 6th!






Teimour Radjabov leads the @Meltwater Champions Chess Tour after the first two events, with World Champion Magnus Carlsen with some work to do… for a change!

Daniil Dubov wins Game 3 to level the scores in the 3rd place match. That now goes to a 4th game and potentially a playoff!

Teimour Radjabov grinds out a win and now Levon Aronian must win both of the next two games or Teimour is the #AirthingsMasters Champion!

Levon has sacrificed a pawn!

Aronian surprised Radjabov with one of his childhood favourites, the Gruenfeld, in Game 2

Incredibly here 30.b3!! was the move for White to win We’ll forgive Levon for missing that…

What a rollercoaster! The computer claims Radjabov was winning in the final position, but the draw was an absolutely fair result

Ouch! It’s all gone wrong for Levon, who was winning after 29.Rxe8+ but is now fighting for a draw after 29.Re6

Meanwhile MVL wins a wild game against Dubov! 5 games, all decisive in that 3rd place match

Levon Aronian gambles with the hyper-sharp e5!





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