New in Chess Classic: Carlsen closer to title

Magnus Carlsen needs only a draw in the second match against Hikaru Nakamura to claim his first title on the Champions Tour this season.

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen is one draw away from the New in Chess Classic title.   -  Getty Images

World champion Magnus Carlsen won the last two games of the day to take the first match 3-1 against Hikaru Nakamura in the final of the New in Chess Classic rapid online tournament on Saturday.

Carlsen now only needs a draw in the second match to claim his first title on the Champions Tour this season.

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For the third place, Levon Aronian and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won with black pieces for a 2-2 deadlock after all four games were decisive.