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Boris Gelfand vs Magnus Carlsen, Julius Baer Generation Cup R12 LIVE

Julius Baer Generation Cup gathers 16 world-class players spanning the age spectrum and set the chess world on fire as it featured the encounter between Hans Niemann and Magnus Carlsen. It was their first game to be played after the Sinquefield Cup 2022 when Carlsen withdrew from the event after losing to Niemann in the third round. Rumors that Magnus Carlsen suspected Niemann was cheating started spreading over social medias and Hikaru Nakamura claimed in his live stream that Niemann has done “unallowed things” during the online chess tournaments. Sinquefield Cup improved anti-cheating measures and Carlsen’s results got annulled. Niemann – Carlsen R6 game of Julius Baer Generation Cup started with all eyes on it, and finished after a couple of seconds as Carlsen decided to resign his game in the second move shocking the chess world. The Director of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour explained why was Hans Niemann invited in the event.

Magnus Carlsen did not withdraw from the tournament after his resignation and continued competing in the event. He defeated Levon Aronian in the next round and finished his day two at the Julius Baer Generation Cup with a draw against Indian prodigy Praggnanandhaa. Praggnanandhaa pressured the World Champion and had a completely winning position at some point in the game and Magnus Carlsen congratulated him with applause and thumbs up!

The next four rounds of the Preliminary stage are scheduled for today and Carlsen meets with legendary Boris Gelfand in the Round 12. The game can be followed below

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