Flash Report: Nakamura Halts Carlsen’s Comeback, Clinches 4th Title

Flash Report: Nakamura Halts Carlsen's Comeback, Clinches 4th Title


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GM Hikaru Nakamura clinched the Bullet Chess Championship 2023 on Friday, shutting down GM Magnus Carlsen‘s comeback in overtime in an epic Grand Final. 

Back in Norway with his home setup, Carlsen switched into another gear and went on a tear in the Losers Bracket, defeating GM Daniel Naroditsky and taking his revenge vs. GM Alireza Firouzja. In the final, Carlsen even fought back against the reigning champion’s five-point lead, tying the match and forcing overtime.

Ultimately, due to his unparalleled ability to increase the pressure on the board and the clock, Nakamura prevailed, winning his fourth BCC championship. 

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Final Bracket


The Bullet Chess Championship 2023 (BCC) is Chess.com’s most elite bullet chess event and part of the Speed Chess Championship series. The event’s qualifiers happened on July 6 and 7, with the main event occurring on July 17 through 21. The fastest players in the world compete for their share of the $100,000 prize fund and a spot in the Speed Chess Championship’s main event.  

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