Anish wins Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021!


A huge milestone for Anish: he won the Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, the second ‘Major’ in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour! After having beaten Magnus Carlsen in the preliminary rounds (with a very convincing second place behind Carlsen), Anish kept his top form in the knock-out stage: he beat MVL in the quarterfinals (1,5-0,5), Wesley So in the semifinals (2-0) and finally Ian Nepomniachtchi in the finals: 1-1 in two thrilling sets, followed by a 2-0 win in the tiebreak.

A huge success and a great boost in Anish’s preparations on the Candidates.