This is a 3-hour blitz chess tournament (Lichess Titled Arena March 2020) I provided commentary on. After a couple games into the arena, I begin following the games of World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, who went berserk in 36% of his games. When a player chooses to “berserk”, the initial time is halved and should you win, you gain an additional tournament point. This Lichess Titled Arena was the first of its kind with a blitz 3|0 format. I streamed this event at twitch.tv/ChessNetwork. Lichess Titled Arena March 2020 is held for titled chess players only, namely Grandmasters, International Masters, FIDE Masters, National Masters etc… Magnus Carlsen played under the account “DrNykterstein” for this event. 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 began on March 21st, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST.
Image of Magnus Carlsen in thumbnail courtesy of Niki Riga
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