The first semifinal of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational online chess tournament was between Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana.
Hikaru Nakamura beat Fabiano Caruana in the first semifinal. First two games ended in a draw, but Hikaru Nakamura won the third game. But Fabiano Caruana was not behind and won the fourth game to force playoffs.
In the first blitz of the playoffs, Fabiano Caruana made a blunder mistake and lost the game. Hikaru Nakamura won the second game and moved to final to play for $70,000. Fabiano finished fourth and won $30,000.
Magnus Carlsen will play against Ding Liren in the second semifinal on Saturday.