Flash Report: World Champion Resigns After 1 Move Vs. Niemann, Erigaisi Leads

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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.

How to watch? The games of the Julius Baer Generation Cup preliminaries can be found here. The rounds start each day at 9 a.m. Pacific/18:00 CEST.

The full report will be added soon. Included below are various reactions to today’s news from social media.

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.

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