Opening Asia for Russia

Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Championship

29.12.2017 76 просмотров

Russian chess player Vladimir Fedoseev became the second in the World Rapid Championship. The tournament was held in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.


In 15 rounds, three chess players scored 10.5 points each - the Russians Fedoseev, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Viswanathan Anand from India. According to the regulations, two chess players had to play a tie-break to determine the world champion. According to additional indicators, they were Fedoseev and Anand, as a result, Anand won with a score of 2:0.

Nepomniachtchi took third place, the reigning world champion in classical chess Norwegian Magnus Carlsen became fifth (10 points), Russian Alexander Grischuk - sixth (10), Boris Savchenko - seventh (10), Petr Svidler - tenth (9.5), Sergey Karyakin - 34th (9). Last year's world champion in rapid chess, Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk, performed unsuccessfully - 98th place (6.5).

In the women's tournament, the winner was Chinese Ju Wenjun (11.5 points), second place went to her compatriot Lei Tingjie (11), the third was the German Elisabeth Petz (10.5). The best of the Russians Alexandra Goryachkina, Polina Shuvalova and Bibisara Assaubaeva took 10-12th places (9.5 each). Last year's winner, Ukrainian Anna Muzychuk, boycotted this tournament.

Now Riyadh will host the World Blitz Championship - from 29 to 30 December. The prize fund of the competition is $2 million, world blitz and rapid champions will receive $750,000 each, and the winners of the women's tournament will receive $250,000 each.

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