Carlsen wins the Rapid

A fair number of elite grandmasters, including world champion Magnus Carlsen, Anand, Caruana, Karjakin and Judit Polgar have been doing chess battle at the World Rapid and Blitz championships in Dubai, UAE. Well over 120 grandmasters were competing for honours in the championships. The tournaments concluded yesterday.

Carlsen won the Rapid earlier in the week, with Caruana capturing the silver medal and Anand, the bronze. After that he turned his attention to the onerous Blitz tournament. Twenty-one rounds were to be played with a time limit of three minutes plus two seconds per game. In the rapid segment, the time control was fifteen minutes plus …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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