Ding Liren (TOI Photograph)
CHENNAI: Ding Liren powered previous Hikaru Nakamura and into the final 4 of the $150,000 Chessable Masters with the minimal of fuss on Monday night. The Chinese language no 1 took simply three video games to dispatch fan favorite Hikaru Nakamura and arrange a semifinal conflict with World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
It adopted a dramatic match on Sunday that noticed Nakamura, the favored American streamer who boasts 435,000 followers on Twitch, come again to stage the tie. Ding had convincingly received the primary set on Friday whereas Nakamura wanted a blitz play-off and an Armageddon tiebreak on Sunday to attract stage.
Monday’s deciding set began with a draw however then Ding took management to win the second and third video games, which means a fourth wasn’t wanted. The occasion, broadcast dwell on chess24, is the following stage of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour which carries a complete prize pot of $1 million, a file for the net sport.
The Chessable Masters, which runs till July 5, is being placed on in affiliation with Chessable and the tour’s Schooling Accomplice, main Swiss non-public banking group, Julius Baer.
Gamers have been cut up into two teams (A and B) of six for the preliminary stage earlier than eight progressed to the knockouts. The ultimate winner will take residence the highest prize of $45,000 and a ticket to the $300,000 tour Grand Last.