FTX Crypto Cup Chess, Day 2: Carlsen shares spoils with Giri, Liren

Catch all the action, moves, updates, highlights and commentary from day two of the FTX Crypto Cup Chess tournament.

Magnus Carlsen

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Hello and welcome to the highlights from Day 2 of the FTX Crypto Cup Chess tournament.


The world’s strongest field ever for an online chess event promises plenty of excitement when the $320,000 FTX Crypto Cup online rapid chess tournament opens on Sunday.

All top-10 players in the world, headed by Magnus Carlsen, are part of the 16-player field that plays three days of round-robin league to decide the quarterfinalists. Thereafter, the event follows the knockout format.

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The players:

1. Magnus Carlsen (Nor), 2. Fabiano Caruana (USA), 3. Ding Liren (Chn), 4. Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus), 5. Levon Aronian (Arm), 6. Anish Giri (Ned), 7. Alexander Grischuk (Rus), 8. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze), 9. Wesley So (USA). 10. Teimour Radjabov (Aze), 11. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Fra), 12. Alireza Firouzja (FIDE), 13. Hikaru Nakamura (USA), 14. Peter Svidler (Rus), 15. Daniil Dubov (Rus), 16. Alan Pichot (Arg).