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News Sports News Chess Magnus Carlsen makes incredible gesture to concede a point after opponent loses online connection


CHENNAI: Magnus Carlsen, the world's most ruthless chess player, has been widely praised after he showed incredible sportsmanship to resign on move four of a game on Tuesday night.

The world champion provided a moment of magic in the $150,000 online Chessable Masters as he intentionally gifted rival Ding Liren a point in their high-stakes semifinal clash. It came after the Chinese No. 1 suffered an unfortunate disconnection at a vital moment during Tuesday's play.

But while moments of mercy are rare in elite-level chess, that didn't stop Carlsen wanting to make amends. Ding, playing behind ...


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