The first quarterfinal was played on November 19 and won by Wesley So (@GMWSO) 16-10 vs. Jan-Krzysztof Duda (@Polish_fighter3000). After a small break, we can enjoy the other three quarterfinals this week:
- December 2, 2020 at 9 a.m. Pacific/ 18:00 Central Europe: GM Levon Aronian vs. GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
- December 3, 2020 at 5 a.m. Pacific / 14:00 Central Europe: GM Magnus Carlsen vs. GM Vladislav Artemiev
- December 3, 2020 at 9 a.m. Pacific / 18:00 Central Europe: GM Hikaru Nakamura vs. GM Vladimir Fedoseev
Aronian vs. Vachier-Lagrave
The match between Aronian (@LevonAronian) and Vachier-Lagrave (@Lyonbeast) is one between two good friends. However, only one can advance and so they’ll have to be enemies for a few hours.
In classical chess, MVL has a slight plus score. The Frenchman beat Aronian five to four with 29 draws. In rapid and blitz chess games the difference is bigger: MVL beat Aronian 20 to nine, with 21 draws.