After the results of 13 rounds of the tournament in Alma-Ata, Carlsen scored 10 points. He had eight wins, drawn four times, and suffered only one loss: by Russian grandmaster Vladislav Artemiev in round 11. Two rounds before the end of the competition, Artemiev turned the rankings around, sharing first place with Carlsen, and unnerved the favorite. . But the Norwegian still did not lack his.
For Carlsen, this rapid title was already the fourth of his career (2014, 2015, 2019 and 2022). The second place was taken by the German Vincent Kaymer, the third – the American Fabiano Caruana. The best result among the Russians was shown by Daniil Dubov, who took fourth place. Vladimir Fedoseev was sixth, Vladislav Artemiev, seventh (lost to Caruana in the final match), Ian Nepomniachtchi, 14, Alexei Sarana, 16.
At the Women’s World Rapid Championship, the champion was to be determined in the playoffs. Chinese chess player Tan Zhongyi and Kazakhstan’s Dinara Saduakasova scored 8.5 points each and went head-to-head. The opening game turned out to be a draw, and then the Chinese woman managed to win the second game. The first three were closed by the 15-year-old representative of India, Savite Shri (8 points).
Alexandra Goryachkina became the best of the Russians, who in the final round, 11, defeated her compatriot Valentina Gunina, scored 8 points, but lost to Savita Shri in additional indicators. The top 10 included Alina Bivol of Russia, last year’s champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and Daria Charochkina, who each scored 7.5 points.