‌Sam Shankland, Nihal Sarin, Laurent Fressinet and Erwin l’Ami were among the stars in action as the first 8-player qualifier for the chess24 Banter Series began. They’re battling for a single place in the 16-player final featuring the likes of Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. The time control will be 3 minutes + a 2-second increment per move and the matches will be best of 8 games.

Match 1) 16:00 CEST GM Erwin l’Ami vs GM Alan Pichot | RESULT: 2.5 – 4.5

Match 2) 17:30 CEST GM Alexander Donchenko vs GM Alexander Fier | RESULT: 4.5 – 0.5

Match 3) 19:00 CEST GM Nihal Sarin vs GM Laurent Fressinet | RESULT: 5 – 3

Match 4) 20:30 CEST GM Sam Shankland vs GM Lance Henderson | RESULT: 5 – 0
   ‌Day 2 02/09: Semi-finals 

Match 5) 17:30 CEST GM Nihal Sarin vs GM Alexander Donchenko

English Stream by Donchenko 
• English Stream by Sarin

Match 6) 19:30 CEST  GM Alan Pichot vs GM Sam Shankland

•  English Stream by Shankland 
  Spanish Stream by Pichot

Day 3 05/09: Final 

Winner of Match 5 vs Winner of Match 6. The champion of the A Qualifier will go to the Finals.

Check out full details of the Series here: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/chess24-banter-series

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