Discover Qazaqstan via News and Inspiring Stories

QazMonitor Logo
Facebook Qazmonitor iconInstagram Qazmonitor iconTiktok Qazmonitor iconTwitter Qazmonitor iconTelegram Qazmonitor iconYoutube Qazmonitor icon
  1. Main Page
  2. News
  3. Carlsen Claims 4th Rapid Chess Title, Saduakassova Takes Silver
Astana, Kazakhstan • 30 December 2022

Carlsen Claims 4th Rapid Chess Title, Saduakassova Takes Silver

President Tokayev congratulates Saduakassova on her result

QazMonitor Logo
Lennart Ootes; Facebook/Saduakassova.Dinara
Lennart Ootes; Facebook/Saduakassova.Dinara

Magnus Carlsen claimed his fourth world rapid chess crown while Dinara Saduakassova grabbed silver at the 2022 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship in Almaty, QazMonitor reports citing Chess.com.

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.

Only 30% of an article published on The Qazaqstan Monitor website may be used with a mandatory hyperlink provided to indicate the original source. To re-publish the full article, written permission from the editorial is required.