GM Magnus Carlsen ("damnsaltythatsport") won his 5th Lichess Arena title by a comfortable 20-point margin. He gained revenge for a disappointing showing in the previous edition. Finishing second was GM Daniel Naroditsky ("RebeccaHarris"). Third was GM Oleksandr Bortnyk ("Night-King96"). Fourth was IM Vincent Rothuis, who is the only non-GM to consistently compete for a prize in these events. Fifth place, and the final prize, was won by a single point. GM Ashkat Chandra just barely edged out GM Andrew Tang who took his turn having a bad tournament after spectacularly conquering the field last time.
As always the event was well-covered by numerous streamers. The king of YouTube chess, Chess-Network, had lots of fun with the pseudonymous games played by Carlsen:
Another popular streamer, IM John Bartholomew, participated himself:
For the 5th time, Magnus Carlsen donates his Titled Arena 1st prize to the next one!— Lichess.org (@lichess) August 5, 2018
There is no date set for the next Titled Arena but there definitely will be one. Stay tuned to our standard communication channels for details: