World Blitz Chess: Carlsen wins two golds in 48 hours and doesn’t affirm his resignation from the Candidates Tournament | Chess | EUROtoday

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“We have become so accustomed to Magnus’ victories that we already value it.” Those phrases from the Indian Viswanathan Anand, five-time world champion and Carlsen’s predecessor on the throne, do justice to the Norwegian’s spectacular achievements: his seventh world title within the blitz mode this Saturday in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) is added to the 5 in chess basic and one other 5 in fast video games (the final one, this Thursday). Russian Daníil Dúbov, sanctioned half a degree on Friday for fixing a tie, completed half a degree behind Carlsen.

Many of his tens of millions of admirers dream that the Scandinavian, who renounced the classical chess title in 2022, adjustments his thoughts and takes his place within the Tournament of Candidates for the throne now held by the Chinese Liren Ding, scheduled for Toronto (Canada). ) in April. But the Norwegian journalists consulted see “zero chances” of such a change occurring.

However, Carlsen’s father, Henrik, didn’t reply that query from EL PAÍS after confirming that Magnus has obtained congratulations from Real Madrid (a staff of which he’s a staunch supporter) for his double crown on the finish of the 12 months. Pending official affirmation, these categorized for the Candidates Tournament are: the Russian Niepómniashi; the Indians Vidit, Praggnanandhaa and Gukesh; the Americans Caruana and Nakamura; the Frenchman Firouzja; and the Azerbaijani Abásov, who would change the Norwegian.

Carlsen ends the 12 months as primary in basic and lightning, and 2nd in fast, after Ding. This is how he summed up his way of thinking after drawing with out a struggle within the final spherical with the Armenian Levón Aronian: “I feel relieved and exhausted at the same time after a very hard day, bathed in adrenaline all the time. The last two nights I have slept badly. On the other hand, it is also true that this will have been the same for everyone, suffering to reach the end; I think no one has performed at their highest level. So I feel very happy to have achieved it!”

The day didn’t begin properly for the multi-champion, tied for first place with 5 rivals after yesterday’s twelve rounds. In the thirteenth he misplaced to the Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave: “After that defeat I thought that he was not going to win the tournament. I went for a walk along the shore of a lake, and the fresh air and sunshine made me feel better. Somehow I have managed to recover, by thinking about other things between games, and thus I have won six in a row.”

The sanctioned Niepómniashi (left) and Dúbov, this Saturday during the Lightning World Cup in Samarkand
The sanctioned Niepómniashi (left) and Dúbov, this Saturday throughout the Lightning World Cup in SamarkandLennart Waiting

However, Dúbov didn’t quit his pursuit, and the reality is that he would have confronted the final spherical (twenty-first) tied with Carlsen if he had not been penalized with half a degree the day earlier than. But there’s a necessary distinction between the 2: whereas cash is unimportant for the Norwegian millionaire, which inspires him to take dangers when essential, every part signifies that the Russian has signed a number of attracts within the remaining rounds to safe a considerable monetary prize.

Carlsen additionally gave his opinion on the screeching absurdity carried out on Friday, within the twelfth spherical, by Dúbov and Niepómniashi, who have been recorded by ChessBase India after they verbally agreed to the repair after which executed it in a grotesque method, transferring solely horses across the board to return to the preliminary place. Both later argued that that they had finished it in protest of “poor organization.” For the Norwegian, “the punishment is correct and dissuasive because it sets a precedent for behavior like this, where the fixing is previously agreed upon and recorded.” And he provides: “I don’t know why board offers are allowed to begin with. In any case, it also seems good to me that they have not been expelled from the tournament.”

The 4 Spanish members have misplaced Elo factors on the world checklist: David Antón (62nd out of 206), Maxim Chigáev (a hundred and fifteenth), Eduardo Iturrizaga (121st) and Alan Pichot (185th). The similar factor occurs within the Women’s World Cup, the place Sara Khadem (seeded seventeenth out of 118, however affected by a really unhealthy chilly) completed thirty eighth; and Ana Matnadze, eleventh in the beginning, completed 67th. The gold went to the Russian Valentina Gunina.

All the information from the Open World Cup is right here.

And these of the female, right here.

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