US star Wesley So inflicted a heartbreaking defeat on World Champion Magnus Carlsen to win the Opera Euro Rapid on Valentine’s Day.
Magnus Carlsen led early on before Wesley So roared back as the first day of a tense Opera Euro Rapid final ended all-square.
World Champion Magnus Carlsen and US rival Wesley So won their semis on Friday to set up a thrilling final of the Opera Euro Rapid.
Magnus Carlsen returned to the elite online chess event looking determined, smart and ready to wreak havoc.
Magnus Carlsen survived a fierce onslaught from Russian dangerman Daniil Dubov to scrape into the Opera Euro Rapid semi-finals by the skin of his teeth.
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen took control of his Opera Euro Rapid quarter-final with a dominating display against Daniil Dubov.
US blitz king Hikaru Nakamura was the highest-profile victim as the bottom eight were dumped out of the Opera Euro Rapid.
Magnus Carlsen won a dramatic final game to stay in the lead after Day 2 of the Opera Euro Rapid online chess event.
The Opera Euro Rapid online chess event got off to an explosive start as World Champion Magnus Carlsen won four in a row to end the day out on top.
World Champion Magnus Carlsen will take on US star Wesley So in the first round of the Opera Euro Rapid online chess event on Saturday.