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The Champions Chess Tour 2021 Final was an online tournament to determine the winner of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. The event was won by Magnus Carlsen, the former world chess champion.

Format[]

10 players, 9 rounds, 4 games in each round with blitz tiebreaks and Armageddon if needed

3 points for match win in rapid, 2 points for win in tiebreaks, 1 point for loss in tiebreaks

Time control is 15 minutes with 10 second increment

Pairings[]

Round 1 (September 25, 2021)[]

Round 2 (September 26, 2021)[]

  • Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Magnus Carlsen
  • Wesley So vs Maxime-Vachier Lagrave
  • Levon Aronian vs Vladislav Artemiev
  • Teimour Radjabov vs Hikaru Nakamura
  • Anish Giri vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda

Round 3 (September 27, 2021)[]

  • Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda
  • Wesley So vs Vladislav Artemiev
  • Levon Aronian vs Hikaru Nakamura
  • Teimour Radjabov vs Anish Giri
  • Magnus Carlsen vs Maxime-Vachier Lagrave

Round 4 (September 28, 2021)[]

  • Teimour Radjabov vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda
  • Anish Giri vs Levon Aronian
  • Hikaru Nakamura vs Wesley So
  • Maxime-Vachier Lagrave vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
  • Vladislav Artemiev vs Magnus Carlsen

Round 5 (September 29, 2021)[]

  • Jan-Krzysztof Duda vs Maxime-Vachier Lagrave
  • Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Vladislav Artemiev
  • Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura
  • Wesley So vs Anish Giri
  • Levon Aronian vs Teimour Radjabov

Round 6 (October 1, 2021)[]

  • Anish Giri vs Magnus Carlsen
  • Levon Aronian vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda
  • Teimour Radjabov vs Wesley So
  • Hikaru Nakamura vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
  • Vladislav Artemiev vs Maxime-Vachier Lagrave

Results[]

Round 1 (September 25, 2021)[]

  • Magnus Carlsen vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda (2.5 - 0.5)
  • Wesley So vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (3-1)
  • Levon Aronian vs Maxime-Vachier Lagrave (3-4)
  • Teymur Radjabov vs Vladislav Artemiev (2.5-3.5)
  • Anish Giri vs Hikaru Nakamura (3.5-2.5)

Round 2 (September 26, 2021)[]

  • Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Magnus Carlsen (3-4)
  • Wesley So vs Maxime-Vachier Lagrave (0.5-3.5)
  • Levon Aronian vs Vladislav Artemiev (2.5-1.5)
  • Teymur Radjabov vs Hikaru Nakamura (2.5-3.5)
  • Anish Giri vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda (1.5-2.5)

Round 3 (September 27, 2021)[]

  • Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda (2.5-3.5)
  • Wesley So vs Vladislav Artemiev (2.5-1.5)
  • Levon Aronian vs Hikaru Nakamura (1-3)
  • Teymur Radjabov vs Anish Giri (2.5-3.5)
  • Magnus Carlsen vs Maxime-Vachier Lagrave (3.5-2.5)

Round 4 (September 28, 2021)[]

  • Teymur Radjabov vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda (2.5-1.5)
  • Anish Giri vs Levon Aronian (1-3)
  • Hikaru Nakamura vs Wesley So (4-2)
  • Maxime-Vachier Lagrave vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (1.5-2.5)
  • Vladislav Artemiev vs Magnus Carlsen (3-1)

Round 5 (September 29, 2021)[]

  • Jan-Krzysztof Duda vs Maxime-Vachier Lagrave (0.5-2.5)
  • Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Vladislav Artemiev (1.5-2.5)
  • Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura (2.5-0.5)
  • Wesley So vs Anish Giri (3.5-2.5)
  • Levon Aronian vs Teymur Radjabov (1.5-2.5)

Round 6 (October 1, 2021)[]

  • Anish Giri vs Magnus Carlsen (2.5-3.5)
  • Levon Aronian vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda (1.5-2.5)
  • Teymur Radjabov vs Wesley So (3-1)
  • Hikaru Nakamura vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (4-3)
  • Vladislav Artemiev vs Maxime-Vachier Lagrave (3.5-2.5)

Standings[]

Rank Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points Bonus Total
1 Magnus Carlsen 3 2 2 0 3 2 - - - 12 16.5 28.5
2 Wesley So 3 0 3 1 2 0 - - - 9 12.5 21.5
3 Levon Aronian 1 3 0 3 0 0 - - - 8 8 16
4 Teymur Radjabov 1 1 1 3 3 3 - - - 12 6 18
5 Hikaru Nakamura 1 2 3 2 0 2 - - - 10 4 14
6 Maxime-Vachier Lagrave 2 3 1 0 3 1 - - - 10 2.5 12.5
6 Vladislav Artemiev 2 0 1 3 3 2 - - - 10 3.5 13.5
7 Anish Giri 2 0 2 0 1 1 - - - 6 5.5 11.5
8 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 0 1 1 3 0 1 - - - 6 0.5 6.5
9 Jan-Krzysztof Duda 0 3 2 0 0 3 - - - 8 0 8
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