A loss against Vladislav Artemiev in the eleventh round threw Carlsen off for a brief moment. The Norwegian GM made up for the slip in the thirteenth round with a victory against Parham Maghsoodloo, putting pressure on co-leaders Vincent Keymer and Artemiev, who both failed to win their final games.
Vincent Keymer landed in second place with 9.5 points after settling for a draw against Vachier-Lagrave. Artemiev lost to Fabiano Caruana, who came in third with 9.5 points as well.
The early stages of the final day of the women's event starred Kazakh players, Zhansaya Abdumalik and Dinara Saduakassova, who both managed to win their round-nine games and catch up to the tournament leaders.
A playoff was required to confirm the women's rapid world champion due to Tan Zhongyi and Dinara Saduakassova both finishing on 8.5 out of 11 points. Tan beat Saduakassova in a two-game blitz tiebreaker to claim her first world title in this category.
Saduakassova received a congratulatory message from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
According to him, the successes of our athletes at international tournaments provide stark evidence of the high level of local chess schools.
The 2022 FIDE World Blitz Chess Championship begins on today.