World Rapid Championships: Carlsen and Humpy are the 2019 champions

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12/28/2019 – Magnus Carlsen and Humpy Koneru were crowned 2019 World Rapid Champions in Moscow. Carlsen all but secured first place with a round to spare, and then confirmed it with a 22-move draw against Hikaru Nakamura. Humpy, on the other hand, caught up with Lei Tingjie in the final round after the latter lost against Ekaterina Atalik — the Indian star would then go on to beat Lei in the Armageddon phase of tiebreaks. | Photo: Lennart Ootes

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Firouzja gets silver

The Rapid World Championships finished on Saturday in Moscow. In the open section, Magnus Carlsen, the perennial favourite, got clear first place with an astounding 11½/15 score. Three players finished a full point behind, with 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja getting the silver medal and Hikaru Nakamura taking the bronze. Vladislav Artemiev also collected 10½ points, but was left out of the podium.

Among the women, Lei Tingjie reached the final round a half point ahead of her compatriot Tan Zhongyi and a full point ahead of a five-player group. Lei Tingjie lost with Black against Ekaterina Atalik, allowing Humpy Koneru and Atalik herself to catch up on 9 out of 12 points. Although prize money was evenly distributed, a play-off took place to decide the champion between Lei Tingjie and Humpy Koneru. The Indian player lost game one, but bounced back and then won the Armageddon decider to take the title.

Replay the games with computer analysis. Full report will come up shortly.

Live games and commentary

Players receive 15 minutes plus 10 seconds per move for the entire game.

 

Commentary by GM Leko, GM Miroschnichenko & WGM Skripchenko | FIDE Chess

 

Final standings (Open, top 25)

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Carlsen Magnus 11,5 128,5
2 Firouzja Alireza 10,5 130,0
3 Nakamura Hikaru 10,5 125,5
4 Artemiev Vladislav 10,5 120,5
5 Aronian Levon 10,0 130,5
6 Dominguez Perez Leinier 10,0 128,5
7 Duda Jan-Krzysztof 10,0 128,5
8 Dubov Daniil 10,0 122,5
9 Korobov Anton 10,0 114,5
10 Anton Guijarro David 10,0 114,5
11 Yu Yangyi 10,0 114,5
12 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 9,5 133,5
13 Le Quang Liem 9,5 127,0
14 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 9,5 127,0
15 Smirin Ilia 9,5 126,5
16 Giri Anish 9,5 126,5
17 Melkumyan Hrant 9,5 126,0
18 Svidler Peter 9,5 126,0
19 Ponkratov Pavel 9,5 124,0
20 Motylev Alexander 9,5 123,0
21 Grischuk Alexander 9,5 122,5
22 Alekseev Evgeny 9,5 119,0
23 Fedoseev Vladimir 9,5 117,5
24 Andreikin Dmitry 9,5 114,0
25 Gelfand Boris 9,5 113,0

...207 players

Final standings (Women, top 20)

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Koneru Humpy 9,0 1
2 Lei Tingjie 9,0 2
3 Atalik Ekaterina 9,0 0
4 Girya Olga 8,5 0
5 Tan Zhongyi 8,5 0
6 Muzychuk Anna 8,5 0
7 Muzychuk Mariya 8,5 0
8 Pogonina Natalija 8,5 0
9 Bulmaga Irina 8,0 0
10 Kashlinskaya Alina 8,0 0
11 Lagno Kateryna 8,0 0
12 Danielian Elina 8,0 0
13 Harika Dronavalli 8,0 0
14 Stefanova Antoaneta 8,0 0
15 Shuvalova Polina 8,0 0
16 Kosteniuk Alexandra 8,0 0
17 Voit Daria 8,0 0
18 Arabidze Meri 7,5 0
19 Kovanova Baira 7,5 0
20 Gunina Valentina 7,5 0

...122 players

The 16-year-old Iranian Alireza Firouzja is in Moscow, despite a general prohibition from the Iranian association, which did not want its players competing against Israelis. Iran is also regional rivals with Saudi Arabia, however they did allow three female players to participate in Moscow — there are no Israelis among the women.

Firouzja now starts under "FIDE" flag, and he is reportedly striving to join another country's chess federation. The USA and France are under discussion — Firouzja currently lives in France.

Magnus Carlsen | Photo: Eteri Kublashvili

Anna Muzychuk | Photo: Eteri Kublashvili

No opening ceremony without a bit of music! | Foto: Eteri Kublashvili

Magnus Carlsen followed the action standing | Photo: Eteri Kublashvili

Starting list Rapid (Open)

Nr.     Name FideID Elo
1
 
GM Carlsen Magnus 1503014 2886
2
 
GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 623539 2873
3
 
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2016192 2819
4
 
GM Korobov Anton 14105730 2818
5
 
GM Grischuk Alexander 4126025 2808
6
 
GM Aronian Levon 13300474 2784
7
 
GM Fedoseev Vladimir 24130737 2768
8
 
GM Artemiev Vladislav 24101605 2756
9
 
GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 3503240 2755
10
 
GM Kamsky Gata 2000024 2755
11
 
GM Dubov Daniil 24126055 2752
12
 
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 13401319 2752
13
 
GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof 1170546 2751
14
 
GM Karjakin Sergey 14109603 2749
15
 
GM Andreikin Dmitry 4158814 2748
16
 
GM Jakovenko Dmitry 4122356 2748
17
 
GM Wang Hao 8602883 2748
18
 
GM Giri Anish 24116068 2747
19
 
GM Yu Yangyi 8603820 2747
20
 
GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 4168119 2745
21
 
GM Le Quang Liem 12401137 2740
22
 
GM Svidler Peter 4102142 2738
23
 
GM Matlakov Maxim 4168003 2726
24
 
GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 1118358 2724
25
 
GM Petrosian Tigran L. 13301616 2721
26
 
GM Salem A.R. Saleh 9301348 2717
27
 
GM Sargissian Gabriel 13300881 2715
28
 
GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 4147235 2714
29
 
GM Meier Georg 4675789 2710
30
 
GM Anton Guijarro David 2285525 2709
31
 
GM Safarli Eltaj 13402129 2709
32
 
GM Motylev Alexander 4121830 2703
33
 
GM Jobava Baadur 13601520 2702
34
 
GM Inarkiev Ernesto 4162722 2701
35
 
GM Gelfand Boris 2805677 2700

... 207 Players

Starting list Rapid (Women)

Nr.     Name FideID Elo
1
 
GM Muzychuk Anna 14111330 2592
2
 
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 4128125 2538
3
 
GM Lagno Kateryna 14109336 2533
4
 
GM Muzychuk Mariya 14114550 2518
5
 
GM Lei Tingjie 8605114 2498
6
 
GM Tan Zhongyi 8603642 2496
7
 
WGM Pogonina Natalija 4147855 2494
8
 
IM Abdumalik Zhansaya 13703544 2484
9
 
GM Dzagnidze Nana 13601903 2478
10
 
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2902257 2455
11
 
IM Saduakassova Dinara 13700090 2446
12
 
GM Ushenina Anna 14110911 2439
13
 
GM Koneru Humpy 5008123 2438
14
 
GM Gunina Valentina 4167570 2434
15
 
GM Cramling Pia 1700030 2428
16
 
GM Harika Dronavalli 5015197 2425
17
 
IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 12512214 2421
18
 
IM Mammadova Gulnar 13403508 2418
19
 
IM Arabidze Meri 13604040 2416
20
 
GM Krush Irina 2012782 2415
21
 
IM Bodnaruk Anastasia 4181751 2410
22
 
IM Zatonskih Anna 14101572 2403
23
 
GM Batsiashvili Nino 13602993 2401
24
 
IM Bulmaga Irina 13903063 2383
25
 
WIM Sargsyan Anna M. 13308130 2382
26
 
IM Paehtz Elisabeth 4641833 2381
27
 
IM Galliamova Alisa 4129725 2378
28
 
WGM Shuvalova Polina 24171760 2370
29
 
IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 4900758 2368
30
 
WGM Girya Olga 4195752 2365

... 122 Players

Schedule

Because there are only 12 rounds in the women's tournament, there is no round at 16:00. Otherwise the schedule is the same for both tournaments (in UTC).

Round Date Time (UTC)
1 Dec. 26 11.00
2   12.15
3   13.30
4   14.45
5   16.00 (Open only)
6 Dec. 27 12.00
7   12.15
8   11.30
9   14.45
10   16.00 (Open only)
11 Dec. 28 11.00
12   12.15
13   13.30
14   14.45
15   16.00 (Open only)

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