Chess champion Magnus Carlsen is planning an online tournament. Photo: Frank Augstein / AP / TEH (Image: TEH) (Photo: Frank Augstein / AP / TEH)

Berlin » World chess champion Magnus Carlsen has announced the start of a high-class online tournament as part of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 29-year-old Norwegian wants to compete with seven of his biggest rivals. The prize money is said to be $ 250,000. The two-week tournament is scheduled to begin on April 18.

Most recently, the World Cup candidate tournament in Yekaterinburg, Russia was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

This is where the challenger should be identified who will fight Carlsen for the world title at the World Expo in Dubai at the end of the year.

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Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa
Editor in chief of The Eastern Herald. Studied Information Technology and Management. An OSINT Partisan & Political Analyst, Human Rights activist, and Social Activist.