Sergey Karjakin Wins World Rapid Title

Sergey Karjakin Wins World Rapid Title

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sergey_karjakin6.jpgThere was a big turnaround on the final day of the World Rapid Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan, when Sergey Karjakin scored 4½/5 to overhaul rival Magnus Carlsen.

Vassily Ivanchuk played a large part in the final result, losing on time to Sergey Karjakin in his first game of the day, then beating Magnus Carlsen in the second!

Carlsen lost another game against Alexander Grischuk in round 13, and should have lost another when Veselin Topalov missed a checkmate in their final round clash.

So Sergey Karjakin is the 2012 World Rapid Chess Champion.  The world blitz championships start tomorrow.  Games start at 15:00 local time (09:00 UTC) and the live coverage at the official website is available here.

The final standings in the 2012 world rapid championships:

# Name Nat Elo Pts
1 Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  2779 11.5
2 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2837 10.5
3 Topalov, Veselin  BUL  2752 9.5
4 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE  2726 9.5
5 Grischuk, Alexander  RUS  2763 9.0
6 Gelfand, Boris  ISR  2738 8.0
7 Svidler, Peter  RUS  2749 7.5
8 Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2769 7.5
9 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2788 7.5
10 Dreev, Aleksey  RUS  2677 7.0
11 Morozevich, Alexander  RUS  2770 6.5
12 Kurnosov, Igor  RUS  2663 6.0
13 Kazhgaleyev, Murtas  KAZ  2589 6.0
14 Bologan, Viktor  MDA  2732 6.0
15 Tkachiev, Vladislav  FRA  2644 4.5
16 Ismagambetov, Anuar  KAZ  2471 3.5

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The full results from day 3 of the world rapid championships:

Round 11 
Karjakin, Sergey  1-0  Ivanchuk, Vassily
Topalov, Veselin  ½-½  Gelfand, Boris
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  ½-½  Radjabov, Teimour
Grischuk, Alexander  1-0  Tkachiev, Vladislav
Dreev, Aleksey  0-1  Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Morozevich, Alexander  1-0  Kurnosov, Igor
Bologan, Viktor  ½-½  Svidler, Peter
Ismagambetov, Anuar  0-1  Carlsen, Magnus
Round 12 
Carlsen, Magnus  0-1  Ivanchuk, Vassily
Gelfand, Boris  1-0  Morozevich, Alexander
Svidler, Peter  1-0  Dreev, Aleksey
Radjabov, Teimour  0-1  Karjakin, Sergey
Kurnosov, Igor  0-1  Bologan, Viktor
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas  0-1  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
Tkachiev, Vladislav  1-0  Topalov, Veselin
Ismagambetov, Anuar  0-1  Grischuk, Alexander
Round 13
Karjakin, Sergey  1-0  Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Topalov, Veselin  ½-½  Ismagambetov, Anuar
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  0-1  Svidler, Peter
Grischuk, Alexander  1-0  Carlsen, Magnus
Ivanchuk, Vassily  1-0  Radjabov, Teimour
Dreev, Aleksey  ½-½  Kurnosov, Igor
Morozevich, Alexander  ½-½  Tkachiev, Vladislav
Bologan, Viktor  0-1  Gelfand, Boris
Round 14
Carlsen, Magnus  ½-½  Radjabov, Teimour
Grischuk, Alexander  0-1  Topalov, Veselin
Gelfand, Boris  1-0  Dreev, Aleksey
Svidler, Peter  0-1  Karjakin, Sergey
Kurnosov, Igor  0-1  Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas  1-0  Ivanchuk, Vassily
Tkachiev, Vladislav  0-1  Bologan, Viktor
Ismagambetov, Anuar  ½-½  Morozevich, Alexander
Round 15 
Karjakin, Sergey  ½-½  Kurnosov, Igor
Topalov, Veselin  ½-½  Carlsen, Magnus
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  1-0  Gelfand, Boris
Ivanchuk, Vassily  1-0  Svidler, Peter
Radjabov, Teimour  1-0  Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Dreev, Aleksey  1-0  Tkachiev, Vladislav
Morozevich, Alexander  ½-½  Grischuk, Alexander
Bologan, Viktor  ½-½  Ismagambetov, Anuar

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See also the previous reports on day 1, and day 2 of the world rapid championship. All the games are available at the official website.

Games via TWIC.

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