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Magnus Carlsen playing Round 2 in Chennai Chess Olympiad

The 16th World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen (who will not defend the World Champion title next year) arrived in Chennai enjoying the grand reception. He used Friday afternoon to play some football and rest from the trip, and also visited the town where he won the World Championship for the first time.

Norway will today take on Uruguay and Carlsen joins the team playing the first board against GM Georg Meier. In the post-game interview, the 2/3 board of the Norwegian team GM Jon Ludvig Hammer revealed Magnus is ready to step in for the team, and the Champion will today make his 2022 Chess Olympiad debut.

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