FIDE World Rapid Champions: Dubov and Ju

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12/28/2018 – The 2018 World Rapid Championship were played over three days in St. Petersburg Russia, with live commentary by GMs Peter Leko and Evgeny Miroshnichenko. In the Open sections, the reigning champions Viswanathan Anand (Rapid) and Magnus Carlsen (Blitz) were back in action. In the women's rapid tournament, Anna Muzychuk is the top seed followed by World Champion Ju Wenjun. The winner of the open section was the 25th seed GM Daniil Dubov, while among the women, Ju Wenjun added the Rapid World Champion title to her list of accolades. | Photo: Lennart Ootes

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"King Salman World Chess Championships" 

The 2018 King Salman FIDE World Rapid Championship is taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia from December 26th to 28th. The format is a 15-round Swiss open with a prize fund of USD $350,000, and $60,000 for 1st place.

The time control is 15 minutes per player for the entire game plus 10-seconds per move starting from move 1.

All stories on the 2018 World Rapid and Blitz

Final standings (top 10)

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Dubov Daniil 11,0 2860
2 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 10,5 2846
3 Nakamura Hikaru 10,5 2833
4 Artemiev Vladislav 10,5 2828
5 Carlsen Magnus 10,5 2779
6 Firouzja Alireza 10,0 2848
7 Yu Yangyi 10,0 2820
8 Giri Anish 10,0 2815
9 Karjakin Sergey 10,0 2794
10 Petrosian Tigran L. 10,0 2791

Live games and commentary

 

Live commentary by GM Peter Leko and GM Evgeny Miroshnichenko

 

All available games (Open)

 

Player starting rank — Open Rapid Championship (top 30)

No. Name RtgI
1 Carlsen Magnus 2903
2 Nakamura Hikaru 2844
3 Artemiev Vladislav 2812
4 Fedoseev Vladimir 2810
5 Aronian Levon 2802
6 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2786
7 Wang Hao 2782
8 Karjakin Sergey 2774
9 Nepomniachtchi Ian 2771
10 Harikrishna Pentala 2758
11 Yu Yangyi 2758
12 Kamsky Gata 2757
13 Svidler Peter 2753
14 Le Quang Liem 2752
15 Korobov Anton 2740
16 Giri Anish 2739
17 Mamedov Rauf 2739
18 Tomashevsky Evgeny 2737
19 Grischuk Alexander 2732
20 Guseinov Gadir 2732
21 Jakovenko Dmitry 2731
22 Andreikin Dmitry 2725
23 Zhigalko Sergei 2724
24 Anand Viswanathan 2723
25 Dubov Daniil 2723
26 Sjugirov Sanan 2722
27 Jobava Baadur 2718
28 Gelfand Boris 2715
29 Anton Guijarro David 2708
30 Akopian Vladimir 2707

... 204 players

Final standings (Women)

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Ju Wenjun 10,0 2708
2 Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 9,0 2585
3 Goryachkina Aleksandra 9,0 2563
4 Muzychuk Anna 8,5 2577
5 Tan Zhongyi 8,5 2565
6 Abdumalik Zhansaya 8,5 2533
7 Lagno Kateryna 8,5 2488
8 Lei Tingjie 8,5 2472
9 Bodnaruk Anastasia 8,5 2459
10 Saduakassova Dinara 8,0 2555

All available games (Women)

 

Player starting rank — Women's Rapid Championship (top 30)

No. Name RtgI
1 Muzychuk Anna 2595
2 Ju Wenjun 2584
3 Lei Tingjie 2545
4 Kosteniuk Alexandra 2540
5 Lagno Kateryna 2539
6 Dzagnidze Nana 2515
7 Paehtz Elisabeth 2506
8 Muzychuk Mariya 2493
9 Harika Dronavalli 2484
10 Koneru Humpy 2479
11 Goryachkina Aleksandra 2477
12 Ushenina Anna 2471
13 Danielian Elina 2470
14 Stefanova Antoaneta 2466
15 Abdumalik Zhansaya 2444
16 Tan Zhongyi 2442
17 Bodnaruk Anastasia 2442
18 Arabidze Meri 2431
19 Atalik Ekaterina 2429
20 Khotenashvili Bela 2428
21 Zhao Xue 2425
22 Girya Olga 2425
23 Cramling Pia 2420
24 Shuvalova Polina 2411
25 Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2402
26 Gunina Valentina 2396
27 Javakhishvili Lela 2388
28 Batsiashvili Nino 2382
29 Mammadova Gulnar 2382
30 Saduakassova Dinara 2381

... 123 Players

Schedule 

All times are local time in Moscow (UTC+3).

Date

Event 

Rounds

Time

26 Dec 2018

Rapid - day 1

1-5

15:00

27 Dec 2018

Rapid - day 2

6-10

15:00

28 Dec 2018

Rapid - day 3

11-15

15:00

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Theochessman Theochessman 12/31/2018 02:13
Magnus has a girlfriend now. Carreer is over.
macauley macauley 12/29/2018 01:18
@Pionki - No, he's 'just' the World Champion. ;)
Pionki Pionki 12/29/2018 07:53
I think Chessbase has some kind of contract with Carlsen.
NMcrazyim5 NMcrazyim5 12/29/2018 12:57
It's remarkable how Dubov looks just like Carlsen!
Seriously though, is this chessbase news or Carlsen News?
CaradhrasAiguo CaradhrasAiguo 12/28/2018 09:43
@Lilloso The photo of Carlsen and Ju was from the opening ceremony
Air Bubble Air Bubble 12/28/2018 09:43
what happend with Nipomniachtchi today?
Air Bubble Air Bubble 12/28/2018 09:15
Big come back from Carlsen! He is the best

What a off day for Dimitry Andreikin, yesterday he was still first in the standing and now he doesn't even has a top 10 place.

Dubov played well, funny in the beginning of the first day they talk of his grandfather that died, should this be seen as a sign of heaven, during Christmass...?

Mamaderov and Grischuck are also in the top 10... big players.
Nakamura also.

At least it is nice that some other players can win sometimes, even though Carlsen remains the best all round player since Kasparov.

Cheerz!
Lilloso Lilloso 12/28/2018 08:57
D. Dubov rapid world champion with Ju Wenjun and you post a photo of M. Carlsen who wasn't able to win the classical worlchampionship against Fabiano Caruana without the rapid games !
streamuk streamuk 12/28/2018 08:33
Dubov looks kinda similar to Carlsen.
ChessSpawn49 ChessSpawn49 12/26/2018 04:17
I'm confused. Didn't Carlsen win the World Rapid Championship last month in London?
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