Wednesday, 28 December 2022 19:34

Magnus Carlsen & Zhongyi Tan, winners of the FIDE 2022 World Rapid Championship

This year, the World Rapid and Blitz Championship has taken place in the Kazakh city of Almaty and from December 26 to 30 these two game rhythms will be played: from 26 to 28 the fast rhythm with a time control of 15 minutes plus 10 seconds per move and from 29 to 30 of the blitz rhythm (lightning) at 3 minutes per player and 2 seconds per move.

Some of the notable players included: reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen and his 2018 title challenger Fabiano Caruana, previous winner of this fast-paced tournament Nodirbek Abdusattorov, blitz number 1 Hikaru Nakamura, recent winner of our tournament M. Amin Tabatabaei, the winner of the candidate tournament to qualify and play the Women's World Championship Tingjie Lei, the former world champion Aleksandra Kosteniuk (2008 to 2010), among other players.

After 13 rounds, Magnus Carlsen claimed victory adding 10 points on his scoreboard, beating Nodirbek Abdusattorov, the streamer Eric Hansen, the Dutchman Jorden Van Foreest, a draw against his former member of his 2021 World Cup team Danil Dubov, among other scores dropped against elite players, proving once again that his level is still the best.

On the other hand, Zhongyi Tan won the women's closed category with 8 and a half points, tied with the Kazakh player Dinara Saduakassova. Among her players were: Valentina Gunina, several times European champion; Aleksandra Goryachkina, two-time Russian and junior world champion or Humpy Koneru, the second woman to exceed 2600 ELO points.

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