Football lover Carlsen regains top spot in Fantasy Premier League

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Author :IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Jun 25th, 2020, 17:41:52hrs

Oslo, June 25 (IANS) Chess champion Magnus Carlsen has shown his love for football in the past too, and it came to the fore once again on Thursday as he regained the top spot in the official Fantasy Premier League table.

Carlsen, whose team is named 'MCT 50% mgfl.bass', scored 88 points on Wednesday night which helped him rise to the top of the rankings with a total of 2063 points.

Carlsen updated his Twitter bio on Thursday and it read: "The highest ranked chess player in the world. Current (live) #1 Fantasy Premier League player."

He also tweeted: "It's hard goddamn work keeping this bio updated." with a screenshot of his Twitter bio.

Meanwhile, the newly formed Chess Players Forum (CPF) has urged the All India Chess Federation (AICF) to explore the possibility of holding the National Championships and rated tournaments online with players at their designated centres.

In a letter to AICF President P.R. Venketrama Raja and Secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan, the CPF President and International Master (IM) Varugeese Koshy has requested the formation of a task force and chalking out a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for holding such tournaments.

The major problem with conducting online chess tournaments is the possibility of cheating with unscrupulous players using chess engines to make their moves.

--IANS

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