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World Chess Championship match
The World Chess Championship 2021 will be a best-of-14 chess match (with a potential playoff) between reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and Challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi to determine the World Chess Champion. Prize fund: €2,000,000.
World Rapid and Blitz Championship
Tata Steel Chess Masters
Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands
The players: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Richard Rapport, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Sergey Karjakin, Santosh Gujrathi Vidit, Daniil Dubov, Andrey Esipenko, Sam Shankland, Jorden Van Foreest, Nils Grandelius, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa
Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2022, Airthings Masters
The most prestigious event in online chess will return for its 2022 edition on February 19. The world’s top chess players will compete in 9 tournaments running from February until November with the winner crowned the strongest online player on the planet.
Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2022, Charity Cup
Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2022, Oslo Esports Cup
The lineup: Magnus Carlsen, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Anish Giri, Le Quang Liem, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Jorden van Foreest, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Eric Hansen.
Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2022, Chessable Masters
16 world-class players participating
The lineup: Magnus Carlsen, Aryan Tari, Wesley So, Shakhryar Mamedyarov, Anish Giri, Teimour Radjabov, Viswanathan Anand, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Veselin Topalov, Wang Hao
Grand Chess Tour, Rapid & Blitz
The lineup: Magnus Carlsen, Alireza Firouzja, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Wesley So, Shakhryar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Leinier Dominguez, Jorden Van Foreest, Ivan Saric, Veselin Topalov
July - August, 2022
44th Chess Olympiad
Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, Major
Saint Louis, USA
Round robin, 10 players. $350k prize fund.
European Chess Club Cup
Europahaus Mayrhofen – Congress Zillertal, Austria
Magnus Carlsen plays for the Offerspill Chess Club.
Eighth leg of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour
FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship 2022
Participants: Wesley So, Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vladimir Fedoseev, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Matthias Blübaum, Hjörvar Steinn Grétarsson
Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals
Participants: Carlsen, So, Le Quang Liem, Duda, Erigaisi, Pragg, Mamedyarov, Giri
World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship
Participants: Carlsen, Nakamura, Duda, MVL, Nepo, Grischuk, Caruana, et al.
Watch Magnus play Banter Blitz live on Twitch here.