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Chess.com is excited to announce the 2022 Speed Chess Championship, beginning in late November. World #1 GM Magnus Carlsen returns to an absolutely star-studded 16-player field that also includes four-time Speed Chess Champion GM Hikaru Nakamura. As the Speed Chess Championship enters its sixth year, we see the strongest and most exciting lineup yet. 15 of the players will be looking to break Nakamura's ongoing run of dominance. Since Carlsen won the inaugural 2017 edition, Nakamura has claimed the last four from 2018-21. The field will play for a total prize fund of $100,000 and the world's most prestigious online speed chess title.
The other confirmed players in the
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For their first game, Korchnoi wore mirrored sunglasses to hide his eyes from Karpov’s stare, which had bothered him in a previous match. Karpov complained that the mirrors reflected the light into his eyes. Karpov also requested that Korchnoi’s chair be examined for “prohibited devices” (presumably the mind-zapping kind) and distracted his opponent by swiveling in his own chair during games.