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Magnus Carlsen convincingly wins Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals 2022

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.

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