This is a 3-hour bullet chess tournament, Chess960 Titled Arena, I provided commentary on while specifically observing World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen compete. Time controls are 2 minutes with a 1 second increment. This was the 1st titled arena lichess held with the variant chess960, or fischer random chess. It’s played just like regular chess with the only difference being that the pieces on ranks 1 and 8 have been randomized. I livestreamed this event at twitch.tv/ChessNetwork. The Chess960 Titled Arena is held for titled chess players only, namely Grandmasters, International Masters, FIDE Masters, National Masters etc… Magnus Carlsen played under the account “DrNykterstein”. This was the 12th “Titled Arena” held by lichess.org. Its $1,000 prize pool goes to the top 5 players, with 1st – $500, 2nd – $250, 3rd – $125, 4th – $75, and 5th – $50. This tournament was played on February 23rd, 2019.
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