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Magnus Carlsen faces his 2016 challenger Sergey Karjakin as the New in

Chess Classic, the 5th event on the $1.5 million Meltwater Champions

Chess Online Tour, kicks off on Saturday 24 April at 18:00 GMT. Other Round 1

clashes to watch out for include Nakamura-Mamedyarov, Firouzja-So and

Duda-Praggnanandhaa, with the 15-year-old Indian prodigy making his

debut on the full tour after qualifying through the Polgar Challenge.

Once again it’s a cut-throat format of three days and 15 rounds of rapid

chess to reduce the 16-player field to just 8 players for the knockout.

English GM Gawain Jones is playing.

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