A dominant victory for the World Champion.
Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen (DrDrunkenstein) won the Lichess Titled Arena 8 on Friday by an impressive (and fancy) margin of 26 points. It was potentially his last formal chess competition before beginning a World Championship match on November 9th. Finishing second was GM Andrew Tang (Penguingim1), a Titled Arena regular. Third was IM Vincent Rothuis (opperwezen), who always seems to finish towards the top of these events. Fourth and Fifth place were taken by GM Alireza Firouzja (alireza2003) and GM Sergei Zhigalko (Zhigalko_Sergei). In total, 227 players took part.
The event attracted the normal fleet of streamers and commentators:
9 players are currently streaming the Titled Arena! Magnus Carlsen is leading the tournament with half an hour to go. Watch Carlsen's games with ChessNetwork's commentary at https://t.co/mbNZ9c0sC9 pic.twitter.com/DbXjqaiO8e— Lichess.org (@lichess) October 26, 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: