Intro song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vIaXnWIAoI&t=0s

On day 3, out of the 5 rounds that will be played Magnus Carlsen will play against 4 Indians!

Pairings of the event: http://chess-results.com/tnr566353.aspx?lan=1&art=2&fed=IND&flag=30

The 7th event of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour – Goldmoney Asian Rapid is held from the 26th of June to 4th of July 2021.

The lineup is led by World Champion Magnus Carlsen. Alireza Firouzja makes his return to the tour as a Wildcard entrant for the first time since New in Chess Classic. The other Wildcard participants are – Vidit Gujrathi, Ding Liren, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Vladimir Artemiev, Salem Saleh and Hou Yifan. Artemiev, Salem and Yifan are new invites. In fact, Hou Yifan will be the first woman to take part in this tour. Arjun Erigaisi and Adhiban have made it through the Indian Qualifier. Gukesh D won the Gelfand Challenge a few days ago. Daniil Dubov and Peter Svidler won the public vote by the Premium members.

The 3-day preliminary stage sees the 16 players play each other once before the bottom 8 are eliminated while the top 8 advance to a knockout consisting of 2-day matches.

The time control is 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment per move from move 1. Live commentary by Sagar Shah, Amruta Mokal and guests!

Score after day 1:
Arjun: 5.5/10
Vidit: 4/10
Gukesh: 4/10
Adhiban: 2/10

Day 1 report: https://chessbase.in/news/Goldmoney-Asian-Rapid-Day-1-report
Day 2 report: https://chessbase.in/news/Goldmoney-Asian-Rapid-Day-2-report

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