An unexpected turn of events, a tense skirmish and lastly the first Major round of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour season, the Oslo Esports Cup, won by Polish Grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda.
The main action on the final day of the esports chess tournament was over quickly, and almost no one could have predicted the outcome!
The most talked-about turn of events was a two-horse race between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and 16-year-old Indian prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa. However, both of the players lost their cool and suffered disastrous defeats in their final matches, resulting in a fight for the top between Pole Jan-Krzysztof Duda and Lê Quang Liêm from Vietnam.
Jan-Krzysztof Duda holds a draw, wins his match and will win the #OsloEsportsCup... unless Liem Le wins on demand with the black pieces vs. Jorden van Foreest in the next game! https://t.co/Eh6iDvgELr #ChessChamps pic.twitter.com/GuQI9VvnlN— chess24.com (@chess24com) April 28, 2022