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Magnus Carlsen and Anastasia Bodnaruk are World Rapid 2023 champions, Humpy Silver

by Shahid Ahmed - 28/12/2023

Magnus Carlsen won his fifth World Rapid and 16th World Championship crown. He remained undefeated. In the press conference he answered to a question that, he did not face strong top players like - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Grischuk, Richard Rapport and others. Vidit Gujrathi scored 9/13 to finish fourth. R Praggnanandhaa and Arjun Erigaisi scored 9/13 and 8.5/13 to secure eighth and 15th places. IM Anastasia Bodnaruk won the Women's event. She defeated Koneru Humpy in the Playoffs to clinch the Gold, Humpy had to settle for second place. FM Sahithi Varshini and WGM Priyanka Nutakki scored an impressive 7.5/11 and 7/11 to be placed 13th and 22nd. A total of 11 rounds in Open and nine rounds of Blitz will start today at 3 p.m. local time, 3:30 p.m. IST. Photos: Shahid Ahmed

Vidit and Praggnanandhaa make it into the top ten, Sahithi and Priyanka impressive

IM Anastasia Bodnaruk became the first International Master to become World Rapid Women's champion.

IM Anastasia Bodnaruk and GM Magnus Carlsen (NOR) are World Rapid 2023 champions
Magnus Carlsen is the World Rapid Champion 2023 | Video: ChessBase India
Anastasia Bodnaruk: "Humpy played better than me, but I played faster. This was my way to success | Video: FIDE

Round 10 Open: Carlsen beats Fedoseev, gains sole lead

Vladimir Fedoseev (SLO, 2716) got outplayed by Magnus Carlsen (NOR, 2818). A year and a day ago, Fedoseev managed to draw against Carlsen. However, this time he could not maintain that. Vidit Gujrathi (2691) and Arjun Erigaisi (2654) defeated Anton Korobov (UKR, 2601) and Ivan Cheparinov (BUL, 2618) respectively.

Vladimir Fedoseev vs Magnus Carlsen | Video: ChessBase India

Magnus Carlsen started the final day of Rapid with a victory

Zafar Butaev, General Director of Silk Road Samarkand resort, made the ceremonial first move of Round 10 Open on Vladimir Fedoseev and Magnus Carlsen's board

Round 9 Women: Humpy splits the point with Bodnaruk

GM Koneru Humpy (2444) drew against the eventual champion and then sole leader, IM Anastasia Bodnaruk (2265). In retrospect, she probably should have played the game instead of repeating moves and taking a short 18 move draw. WGM Priyanka Nutakki's five-game unbeaten streak was stopped by IM Leya Garifullina (2287). FM Sahithi Varshini M (2138) defeated her third IM of the event - Stavroula Tsolakidou (GRE, 2349). FIDE Women's World Cup 2023 Finals rematch between GM Aleksandra Goryachkina (2486) and IM Nurgyul Salimova (BUL, 2371) ended in a draw. Battle of former Women's Champions - GM Wenjun Ju (CHN, 2575) and GM Anna Muzychuk (UKR, 2424) also ended in a draw.

IM Nurgyul Salimova (BUL) has to wait a little longer to avenge her FIDE Women's World Cup 2023 Finals loss against GM Aleksandra Goryachkina

GM Wenjun Ju (CHN) faced GM Anna Muzychuk (UKR) for the first time in a rated game since Lausanne GP in March 2020

Round 11 Open: Magnus beats Pouya, Arjun succumbs against Vidit

A tiny inaccuracy by GM Pouya Idani (IRI, 2516) turned out to be massive as he lost to the world no.1, Magnus Carlsen (NOR). In a battle between India no.3 and 4, Vidit Gujrathi (2691) prevailed over Arjun Erigaisi (2654).

Magnus Carlsen vs Pouya Idani | Video: ChessBase India

Magnus Carlsen (NOR) defeated Pouya Idani (IRI) to maintain his sole lead
Arjun Erigaisi vs Vidit Gujrathi | Video: ChessBase India

Vidit Gujrathi got the better of Arjun Erigaisi

Bharath Subramaniyam H bounced back with a victory against Rauf Mamedov (AZE)
Dubov casually sacrifices, creates Masterpiece against Giga Quparadze | Video: ChessBase India

Round 10 Women: Priyanka draws against Anna, Savitha beats Harika

IM Leya Garifullina held GM Koneru Humpy to a draw. WGM Priyanka Nutakki bounced back by sharing the point with GM Anna Muzychuk (UKR). FM Sahithi Varshini M (2138) defeated another IM - Ann Matnadze Bujiashvili (ESP, 2351). WGM Savitha Shri B (2238) won against GM Harika Dronavalli (2440).

GM Anna Muzychuk (UKR) - WGM Priyanka Nutakki: 0.5-0.5

WGM Savitha Shri B seized her advantage using her extra pawn against GM Harika Dronavalli

Round 12 Open: Bharath draws against Praggnanandhaa, Arjun loses versus Fedoseev

Magnus drew against GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov (UZB, 2818) to gain full point lead heading into the final round. GM Bharath Subramaniyam H drew against GM Alexander Grischuk (2678). GM Mitrabha Guha (2436) defeated his fourth GM in-a-row who is rated higher than him.

Round 11 Women: Humpy beats Lagno to setup Playoff against Bodnaruk

GM Koneru Humpy defeated GM Kateryna Lagno (2463) to move to 8.5/11, same as IM Anastasia Bodnaruk and GM Tingjie Lei (CHN, 2517). As per the tournament regulations, only top two play the Playoffs. Thus, the Playoffs took place and Bodnaruk won 2.5-1.5. WGM Priyanka Nutakki drew against the reigning two-time World Blitz Women's champion, IM Bibisara Assaubayeva (KAZ, 2436). FM Sahithi Varshini won against her first GM of the event - Mariya Muzychuk (UKR). The teenager scored her second hat-trick of the tournament. What a beautiful way to finish her debut where she is gaining 199.2 Elo rating points in Rapid.

The title decider - Humpy vs Bodnaruk | Video: ChessBase India

Two perfectly captured moments by World Class photographer - Lennart Ootes tells you what exactly happened | Photo: FIDE/Lennart Ootes
GM Tingjie Lei vs IM Anastasia Bodnaruk | Video: ChessBase India

Round 13 Open: Magnus draws against Praggnanandhaa to become clear champion.

The FIDE World Cup 2023 final rematch between Magnus and Praggnandhaa ended in a draw. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA) and Vidit Gujrathi also drew against each other.

Magnus Carlsen (NOR) vs R Praggnanandhaa | Video: ChessBase India

Magnus Carlsen just needed to draw this game to become a clear champion

For more Round 10 Open and Round 9 Women, Round 11 Open and Round 10 Women,  Round 13 Open and Round 9 Women and Post-event press conference photos, please click at the respective links.


Magnus Carlsen tweeted on his triumph

Fabiano Caruana and his friend GM Cristian Chirila (USA) released a new episode of C-Squared podcast on their youtube channel

Dress Code Drama and The Magnus Lounge | Video: C-Squared

A day after FM Anna-Maja Kazarian (NED) got fined for 'not complying official dress code', Nihal Sarin tweeted about enduring some turmoil after the Rapid event got over

GM Hans Niemann tweeted which has now been deleted: Chess has officially become a sport. After my final victory, I was asked to take a urine test. I obliged and was told that the denstiny of my urine was not sufficient and that I needed to wait an hour. After 30 minutes, I insisted on trying again and it was deemed "dense enough".

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The 8-year-old boy beat 2 GMs and 2 IMs at World Rapid 2023 - Roman Shogdzhiev | Video: ChessBase India
Anish Giri talks about not finishing in top 3, his expectations for World Blitz and Candidates spot | Video: ChessBase India
The People's Champion - Magnus Carlsen | Video: ChessBase India
Magnus meets 'Buddy' Pranav| Video: ChessBase India

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Round 13 Open results

1311GMCarlsen Magnus2818½ - ½GMPraggnanandhaa R270614
1334GMVachier-Lagrave Maxime2767½ - ½GMVidit Santosh Gujrathi269118
131126GMErigaisi Arjun26548½ - ½8GMTomashevsky Evgeny264232
1312137GMBharath Subramaniyam H242680 - 1GMArtemiev Vladislav272110
131323GMNihal Sarin2667½ - ½GMNarayanan S L258658
131474GMQuparadze Giga25590 - 1GMGukesh D265624
1319134GMMitrabha Guha24360 - 1GMMatlakov Maxim261645
132849GMChanda Sandipan260270 - 17GMLazavik Denis2509101
134069GMSjugirov Sanan25710 - 1GMPranav V2472122
134786GMDemchenko Anton25381 - 0GMAditya Mittal2381150
135255GMHovhannisyan Robert258961 - 06GMAdhiban B.252892
1356127GMZvjaginsev Vadim24696½ - ½6GMAravindh Chithambaram Vr.257368
1357138GMKarthik Venkataraman24266½ - ½6GMPetrosyan Manuel256172
1373129GMPranesh M245950 - 15FMSapenov Daniyal2285174
137930GMGanguly Surya Shekhar26451 - 0FMVakhidov Daler2110192


Round 11 Women results

1128GMKoneru Humpy24441 - 0GMLagno Kateryna24636
11969WGMPriyanka Nutakki2205½ - ½IMAssaubayeva Bibisara243610
111180FMSahithi Varshini M21381 - 06GMMuzychuk Mariya24577
111313WGMDivya Deshmukh24226½ - ½6WGMSavitha Shri B223860
111461IMFataliyeva Ulviyya222761 - 06IMVaishali Rameshbabu237320
11259GMDronavalli Harika244051 - 0WIMSerikbay Assel211388
113346WGMPourkashiyan Atousa228151 - 05Velpula Sarayu1751110
113756IMPadmini Rout2255½ - ½FMKurmangaliyeva Liya209491
114084WIMKairbekova Amina21290 - 1WGMRakshitta Ravi1921103
1141105WFMAllahverdiyeva Ayan19031 - 0IMSoumya Swaminathan210489


Final standings in Open

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 w-weKrtg+/-
11GMCarlsen, MagnusNOR28181099103,5264000,44104,4
211GMFedoseev, VladimirSLO27169,598102262701,251012,5
315GMYu, YangyiCHN2699999,5105,5265101,411014,1
418GMVidit, Santosh GujrathiIND2691998,5104,5262501,161011,6
579GMMurzin, VolodarFID2547997101266103,861038,6
64GMVachier-Lagrave, MaximeFRA276799610226200-0,1510-1,5
713GMDubov, DaniilFID2712994100,5259100,28102,8
814GMPraggnanandhaa, RIND2706993,598,525520-0,2310-2,3
937GMAndreikin, DmitryFID262999298258201,501015
1020GMGrischuk, AlexanderFID26789929825370-0,0510-0,5
119GMAbdusattorov, NodirbekUZB27279919725810-0,1010-1
127GMSvidler, PeterFID27379909625780-0,2910-2,9
136GMCaruana, FabianoUSA2762989,595,525560-1,1010-11
1431GMMaghsoodloo, ParhamIRI2644984,589256000,87108,7
1526GMErigaisi, ArjunIND26548,5100,5107262301,261012,6
1643GMCheparinov, IvanBUL26188,598104263201,971019,7
1745GMMatlakov, MaximFID26168,59297261601,731017,3
1850GMKorobov, AntonUKR26018,59196256201,101011
198GMRapport, RichardROU27358,590,596,525990-0,4710-4,7
2032GMTomashevsky, EvgenyFID26428,5909524840-0,8110-8,1


Final standings in Women

Rk.SNoNameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 w-weKrtg+/-
151IMBodnaruk, AnastasiaFID22658,573,576,5241404,491044,9
28GMKoneru, HumpyIND24448,571,576,5232801,191011,9
33GMLei, TingjieCHN25178,57175231500,05100,5
421IMSalimova, NurgyulBUL237187174229301,052021
529WGMZhai, MoCHN235187075233601,912038,2
61GMJu, WenjunCHN257586669,523250-1,0010-10
714GMGunina, ValentinaFID2412865,570,5227200,35103,5
86GMLagno, KaterynaFID24637,56972,523380-0,0510-0,5
95GMGoryachkina, AleksandraFID24867,568,573,522830-0,9410-9,4
1042IMGarifullina, LeyaFID22877,568,572234302,412048,2
1165WGMYu, JenniferUSA22177,56770,5238703,742074,8
1228IMNarva, MaiEST23517,561,565232201,312026,2
1380FMSahithi, Varshini MIND21387,56063,5237704,7840191,2
1411GMZhu, JinerCHN2431776,581,5235800,24102,4
1559WIMLu, MiaoyiCHN223976972,5239503,1440125,6
1612GMMuzychuk, AnnaUKR2424768,57222820-0,7110-7,1
1748WGMMunkhzul, TurmunkhMGL2279767,572,5240802,822056,4
18102WFMNurgaliyeva, ZarinaKAZ1963765,570,5230905,6740226,8
1910IMAssaubayeva, BibisaraKAZ2436765,569,522660-1,0510-10,5
2061IMFataliyeva, UlviyyaAZE222776468236902,712054,2


Round 10 Open pairings

10518GMVidit Santosh Gujrathi2691GMKorobov Anton260150
10626GMErigaisi Arjun2654GMCheparinov Ivan261843
108137GMBharath Subramaniyam H2426GMAndreikin Dmitry262937
101588GMNesterov Arseniy253466GMNihal Sarin266723
102014GMPraggnanandhaa R2706GMHolt Conrad254877
102224GMGukesh D2656GMKobalia Mikhail253985
103158GMNarayanan S L2586IMGurel Ediz2313165
1032150GMAditya Mittal2381GMPredke Alexandr258659
1040105GMMakhnev Denis250455GMChanda Sandipan260249
1048122GMPranav V2472GMDuda Jan-Krzysztof27723
1049134GMMitrabha Guha2436GMJobava Baadur267122
1050140IMGalchenko Matvey2416GMGanguly Surya Shekhar264530
105260GMSadhwani Raunak2586GMZvjaginsev Vadim2469127
106172GMPetrosyan Manuel256144GMPranesh M2459129
1077158FMAmilal Munkhdalai2340GMAdhiban B.252892
1082198Sklokin Sergey1946GMKarthik Venkataraman2426138
108468GMAravindh Chithambaram Vr.257333FMZverev Lev2269176



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