TITLE MATCH: Magnus v Wesley! Wesley Must Win on Demand! Champions Chess Tour Finals 2023 Set 2

The biggest tour in chess all comes down to this. The top eight players from this year’s Champions Chess Tour have traveled to Toronto for the LIVE Finals to determine the 2023 champion! The final week of competition features chess legends Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura, fan favorites Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Wesley So, as well as young superstars Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Alireza Firouzja, and Denis Lazavik!

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The Champions Chess Tour is a massive chess circuit including six events that took place throughout the year. The 2023 CCT Finals is the closing event of Chess.com’s most important event to date with the top 8 players meeting in Toronto, Canada, in a thrilling last clash for the title and their share of the overall $2,000,000 tour prize fund. Join GothamChess, Robert Hess, David Howell, Tania Sachdev and more for all the coverage!

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30 Comments

  1. Yes magnus carlsen wins, and I am breathing. What's new??πŸ˜‚

  2. I liked Magnus, but constant winning turns off -itβ€˜s time for someone to push him off his pedestal

  3. Congratulations Magnus. First time I follow the tour pretty much live. Thanks for the show.

  4. 45:51 yes there is, search on youtube for "World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen takes the Chili Challenge!"

  5. as a norwegian im wondering why they have a studio in oslo

  6. Magnus is certainly the best of this generation and a contender for greatest of all time (still don't see him beating a prime Bobby Fischer with access to today's training tools, plus the fact that Fischer's memory of games played or studied was likely even greater than Magnus possesses, etc.), but he is fortunate in one respect, and that is the fact that one of his more serious rivals of the last 8 plus years or so has demonstrated many times that he is actually a bit better than Magnus in the opening and in the middlegame, but he is frequently much weaker in the transition from the middlegame to the end game that has kept Magnus ahead of him. Magnus is also better in the endgame, but it's the just mentioned transition from the middlegame to the endgame that keeps Magnus ahead of him.

    I am speaking about Fabiano Caruana, and in particular his World Championship Match with Magnus in 2018, and the just completed match-up in the GCT. Before expressing ignorant outrage at this comment, I invite all honest readers of this comment to go back and check the 12 classical games of the 2018 WC, and note how Fabi got better positions in either one or two more games than Magnus did, only to blow potentially winning positions during the transition from the middlegame to the endgame. At that time, he was no match for Magnus nor for a few others in Rapid chess, but he has definitely improved here as well in the last few years.

    Move ahead 5 years, and with the exception of the first game of their recent match where Fabi blew a win in the endgame, note once again a repeat in a few games where Fabi had the edge heading into the endgame only to once again make a botch or blunder and screw up the game at that point, thereby paving the way for Magnus to win again. History repeating itself: so close and yet still so far away.

    If it is not a matter of choking against Magnus, if Fabi ever learns to improve his transitions from middlegame to endgame against Magnus, he will be very close to if not slightly better than Magnus at least in terms of head-to-head faceoffs.

    It would also be interesting to see how Magnus would react if Fabi does make at least sufficient improvements in the transition from middle to endgame within the next 5 years or so and cashes in more often with better positions against Magnus instead of having to settle for a draw or blowing the games completely.

    Okay, Trolls. Fire away.

  7. Is there a place to download the games played in the tournament from the beginning to the last move of the final set?

  8. Show the chessboard instead of your faces! Who cares about faces in chess game

  9. Just an average day in chess community nothing new.

  10. The trophy celebration looked like a gay marriage honestly πŸ₯²πŸ₯²

  11. Whatever happened to that other world champion πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  12. chess has to be an olympic sport very soon! Please!!!

  13. Just get Naroditsky to cast every event.

  14. Levy did that "get out of here" with magnus omg…..πŸ˜…

  15. Really looking forward to next saison! Amazing work, great success!!

  16. Wesley So… Please chane your flag as philjplines… If not…oys over… Tnx

  17. They gave him a picture of a trophy πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

  18. Watched and loved every episode! Magnus is just unstoppable!

  19. wait until these people figure out NFTs and crypto are a scam… lol

  20. Love the way GM David Howell and GM Robert Hess comment the matches. A lot of common sense. A big like and encouragement to keep doing their work!

  21. Imagine my surprise when I see Nintendude pull up. Where’s the crt?

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