World Champion Magnus Carlsen was barely troubled as he beat Ian Nepomniachtchi 2.5:0.5 to clinch the $45,000 top prize in the chess24 Legends of Chess with a day to spare. Magnus has now won three out of four of the events on his Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour, which meant that Hikaru Nakamura and Ding Liren qualified for the Tour Finals as the best performing players not to win a tournament. Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge winner Daniil Dubov joins them when the $300,000 action starts on Sunday, August 9.
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