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After leading the Julius Baer Generation Cup on the first day, GM Magnus Carlsen sent waves through the chess world by playing only one move vs. GM Hans Niemann in their anticipated match before resigning.
GM Arjun Erigaisi leads the event with 17 points, followed by GM Praggnanandhaa R tied with Carlsen on 15 points.
The full report will be added soon. Included below are various reactions to today’s news from social media.
Dear rest of the world, you will probably be seeing Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann on your timeline today. Chess is a wonderful game – you should give it a try. We’re just having a little drama right now.😄
— GothamChess (@GothamChess) September 19, 2022
@MagnusCarlsen is definitely my hero! #ChessChamps #chessdrama
— Rauf Mamedov (@muisback88) September 19, 2022
Magnus just played one move and resigned against Hans Niemann in the online Julius Bear Generation Cup. This is shocking and disturbing. No one can be happy that this is happening in the chess world. Unbelievable! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/BaLT1kFj8H
— Maurice Ashley (@MauriceAshley) September 19, 2022
I didn’t think it was resignable for @MagnusCarlsen even though 2.c4 was explosive! Another perfect game from @HansMokeNiemann —- hopefully @anishgiri is taking notes on how to beat the World Champion.
— Ben Finegold Ⓥ (@ben_finegold) September 19, 2022
Julius Baer Generation Cup | Day 2 Standings
All Games Day 2
The 2022 Champions Chess Tour’s seventh event, the Julius Baer Generation Cup, takes place September 18-25, 2022 on chess24. The preliminary phase is a 16-player rapid (15|10) round-robin. The top eight players advance to the knockout phase which consists of two days of four-game rapid matches, which advance to blitz (5|3) and armageddon (White has five minutes, Black four with no increment) tiebreaks only if a knockout match is tied after the second day. The prize fund is $150,000.