GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Fabiano Caruana will play the final of the Clutch Chess International. Although Carlsen’s win vs GM Levon Aronian was never really in doubt, Caruana made a big comeback vs. GM Wesley So on the second day of the semifinals.
How to watch?
The games of the Clutch Chess Champions Showdown can be found here, and the Saint Louis Chess Club live coverage can be found here. GM Robert Hess is providing daily commentary on his Twitch channel. The games start at 1 p.m. Pacific time/20:00 Central European time each day.
The Caruana-So match saw two very different days. So, who had beaten his opponent the week before in the American-only Clutch event, had also dominated on Thursday. It was the complete opposite on Friday, with Caruana gaining more confidence after winning the first two games, and So seemingly losing his fighting spirit as he saw his lead in the match diminish.
It is always painful to lose a middlegame that should be very safe for White, such as the Slav in game seven. So unnecessarily dropped a pawn, and later missed a chance in the queen endgame. (Read more). Photo and news: chess.com