The Chessable Masters tournament kicks off tomorrow, May 19th at 6:00 p.m CET. It is the fourth leg of the $1.6 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour. It is an eight-day rapid online tournament, featuring a $150,000 prize pool with 16 players competing for the top spot. The event will be streamed on Chess24, Twitch, and Youtube.
The tournament should be an interesting one, featuring many of the world’s top names, including world number one, Magnus Carlsen, and number two in the world, Ding Liren. Up and coming teenage phenom Rameshbabu “Pragg” Praggnanandhaa will also make an appearance. Praggnanandhaa will be looking for another standout performance after having beat Carlsen in the 8th round of Airthings Masters earlier this year.
The following is a list of players competing in the tournament, their Champions Chess Tour standing, and a link to their Chessable author page (where applicable).
Magnus Carlsen – #1
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa – #4
Jorden van Foreest – #5
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – #6
Anish Giri – #7
Ding Liren – Tied #9
Eric Hansen – Tied #9
David Anton – #14
Vidit Gujrathi – #19
Pentala Harikrishna – #21
Gawain Jones – #22
Abhimanyu Mishra – 2022 Season Newcomer
Sam Shankland – 2022 Season Newcomer
Nils Grandelius – 2022 Season Newcomer
Wei Yi – 2022 Season Newcomer
Aryan Tari – 2022 Season Newcomer
To commemorate the event, Chessable is holding a sale on all its opening courses. Since many of the participants are Chessable authors and you get up to 50% off their courses, it’s well worth checking out. Follow this link to take advantage of this special offer.