GM Vladislav Artemiev (@Sibelephant) will be GM Magnus Carlsen’s opponent in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Speed Chess Championship Main Event. The Russian grandmaster beat GM Anish Giri (@AnishGiri) 15.5-11.5.
The first quarterfinal has been scheduled and will be played on Thursday, November 19, at 9 a.m. Pacific / 18:00 Central Europe between GM Wesley So and GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda.
How to watch?
The games of the Speed Chess Championship Main Event will be played on the Chess.com live server. They will also be available on our platform for watching live at Chess.com/events and on our apps under „Watch.“ Expert commentary can be enjoyed at Chess.com/tv.
A full news report will be posted soon; here’s our preview:
This match will see two fluent Russian speakers, one being the world number-11 in the world in over-the-board blitz (Artemiev), the other the world number-24 (Giri). While the Dutchman was invited for his fame and status as a classical player (and streamer!), Artemiev earned his spot in the tournament thanks to his excellent second place in the Speed Chess Grand Prix—he won two editions along the way on June 2 and August 18.