Magnus Carlsen Moves On In Generation Cup, Hans Niemann Falls To Prevent Rematch

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Despite his strong showing in the preliminary rounds of the 2022 Generation Cup, chess Grandmaster Hans Niemann lost to Chinese player Liem Le in the quarterfinals Thursday and will not advance. Meanwhile, reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen lost his first game against Levon Aronian but made a furious comeback in later games to win and move on. If both players had won, they may have met in a final that would have represented the payoff of a white-hot feud. Instead, Carlsen will move on without the burden of the most intense drama in recent chess history. The scandal surrounding Carlsen and …

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