World champion, world leader Magnus Carlsen reached the finals of the Julius Baer Generation Cup online tournament. The Norwegian chess player competed with the German Vincent Keimer in the semi-finals and defeated him in 4 games: 3-1 (2 draws and a win).
Magnus Carlsen's opponent in the final will be Indian Arjun Erigaisi, who defeated Vietnamese Le Quang Liem 2-0 in a tie-break. In the main four games, the grandmasters had one victory each, and both games ended in a draw.
The prize fund of Julius Baer Generation Cup is 150 thousand dollars. The total prize pool of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour is 1.6 million dollars.
The Julius Baer Generation Cup is the 7th out of 9 tournaments of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour.