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Wesley So Wins Skilling Open

GM Wesley So won the Skilling Open final on Monday by beating GM Magnus Carlsen 1.5-0.5 in the blitz tiebreak. So earned $30,000 in what was the first leg of the online Champions Chess Tour that runs until September 2021.How to watch?
All games of the chess24 Champions Chess Tour Skilling Open can be found here as part of our live events platform.

Skilling Open results bracket

“First of all, I’d like to apologize to Magnus for semi-ruining his birthday,” So started his interview after he just won the tournament. “I gotta try to win from time to time!”

Carlsen turned 30 on November 30 but was playing from an undisclosed, sunny location where it was already past midnight when the match ended. Earlier in the day, he had posted a picture of an impressive birthday brunch on Instagram. (Read more). Photo and news:


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