PLAYERS

The Finalists

Ten of the best players in the world made it through to the 2021 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals before Magnus Carlsen was crowned the winner. Here’s how they match up:

PLAYER

World ranking

Tour points

Wins

Draws

Losses

% score

Magnus Carlsen

Norway

World ranking

#1

Tour points

339

Wins

115

Draws

167

Losses

60

% score

58.6%

Teimour Radjabov

Azerbaijan

World ranking

#19

Tour points

133

Wins

48

Draws

138

Losses

30

% score

54.6%

Levon Aronian

Armenia

World ranking

#11

Tour points

170

Wins

94

Draws

143

Losses

62

% score

55.4%

Wesley So

United States of America

World ranking

#8

Tour points

285

Wins

93

Draws

171

Losses

60

% score

55.1%

Hikaru Nakamura

United States of America

World ranking

#3

Tour points

90

Wins

60

Draws

127

Losses

40

% score

54.4%

Vladislav Artemiev

Russia

World ranking

#13

Tour points

87

Wins

50

Draws

80

Losses

30

% score

56.3%

Anish Giri

Netherlands

World ranking

#21

Tour points

123

Wins

43

Draws

123

Losses

36

% score

51.7%

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

France

World ranking

#4

Tour points

64

Wins

49

Draws

101

Losses

54

% score

48.8%

Jan-Krzysztof Duda

Poland

World ranking

#22

Tour points

8

Wins

31

Draws

56

Losses

46

% score

44.4%

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Azerbaijan

World ranking

#14

Tour points

26

Wins

48

Draws

60

Losses

46

% score

50.6%