Magnus Carlsen showed his near complete dominance in online chess once again today after marching to victory in the 2022 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals with a round to spare.
The World Champion blew away 17-year-old sensation Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa to seal the final event of the season held at the SHACK15 venue in San Francisco.
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Going into yesterday’s Round 6 matches, only the Pole Jan-Krzysztof Duda stood any real chance of overtaking Carlsen on the tournament leaderboard.
But having lost yesterday to surrender the lead to Carlsen, despite the champ dropping a point himself, Duda lost again to US star Wesley So. Carlsen has won $42,500 in match earnings in this event to add to the $200,000 he has racked up over the course of the 11-month Tour. He won five of the nine events with Duda in second place winning two. In this event, he has so far won 14 of his 16 games in 6 matches.