On 20th November 2022, World Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway defeated Poland’s Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour (MCCT) finals 2022 held at the SHACK15 venue in San Francisco, United States of America(USA).
- MCCT 2022 is a series of 9 online chess tournaments that started on 19th February 2022 and ended on 20th Novmber 2022.
MCCT 2022 Prize:
- The total prize fund of MCCT 2022 is USD 1.6 million.
- The total prize fund for the MCCT 2022 finals is USD 210,000. Each win in the round-robin event was worth USD 7,500.
Highlights of MCCT 2022 finals:
i.In the MCCT 2022 finals, Magnus Carlsen secured first place with a round to spare. He finished the tournament with a 7th staring win.
ii.Filipino-born American chess player Wesley So, who lost to Anish Giri, remained in second place, followed by Le Quang Liem of Vietnam in 3rd and Jan-Krzysztof Duda on 4th place.
iii.Indian Grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa(R Praggnanandhaa) defeated compatriot Arjun Erigaisi in the 7th & final round of the tour to finish 5th in the final standing.
MCCT 2022 Finals standing & Prize money:
i.Magnus Carlsen tops the overall tour standing having won five of the nine events
conducted as a part of the 2022 tour. Jan-Krzysztof Duda finished 2nd winning 2 events during the tour.
ii.Magnus Carlsen has earned USD 242,400 in total Tour earnings while Jan-Krzysztof Duda has won USD 162500 for 2nd place.
2022 Tour Standing:
Winners of the MCCT 2022(event wise):
|Airthings Masters||Magnus Carlsen||Ian Nepomniachtchi|
|Charity Cup||Magnus Carlsen||Jan-Krzysztof Duda|
|Oslo Esports Cup||Jan-Krzysztof Duda||Liem Le|
|Chessable Masters||Ding Liren||R Praggnanandhaa|
|FTX Road to Miami||Levon Aronian||Wei Yi|
|FTX Crypto Cup||Magnus Carlsen||R Praggnanandhaa|
|Julius Baer Generation Cup||Magnus Carlsen||Arjun Erigaisi|
|Aimchess Rapid||Jan-Krzysztof Duda||Shakhriyar Mamedyarov|
|Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals||Magnus Carlsen||Jan-Krzysztof Duda|