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2020 Clutch Chess Day 3 Recap

“Overall, a day with a lot of mistakes”, was GM Fabiano Caruana’s summation of day one of the Clutch Chess Finals. The world number two explained that their mistakes were understandable as all the games were complicated and difficult to play with little time on the clock. With a $50,000 prize fund on the line, the players were ready to battle it out to the very end. It's a two-horse race, and the first to reach the magical 9.5 points will clinch the match. Ultimately, GM Wesley So ended the day with the upper hand, going into the final day a point ahead of his rival. Tomorrow promises to be another exciting final day of clutch chess.

2020 Clutch Chess Day 2 Recap

After another exciting day of rapid chess, rivals and Olympiad teammates GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Wesley So will face off in the finals of Clutch Chess. Caruana found himself in hot water in several of the games but the 5 point lead was too much for Leinier Dominguez to overcome. Wesley So, on the other hand, entered the day a full point behind Hikaru Nakamura but quickly turned the score around in the first half.

2020 Clutch Chess Day 1 Recap

Day one of Clutch Chess concluded with two clutch victories by Caruana and Nakamura, both of whom earned 2 points and an extra $2,000 for their wins. GM Fabiano Caruana was unstoppable in his match against GM Leinier Dominguez, winning four out of the six possible games.