World Rapid Chess Champion 2013 is Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
The final standings:
1. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – 11.5/15
2. Ian Nepomniachtchi – 11/15
3. Alexander Grischuk – 10.5/15
4. Le Liem – 10/15
5-14 – Gadir Guseinov (AZE), Ildar Khairullin (Russia), Dmitry Andreikin (RUS), Sergey Movsesian (ARM), Denis Khismattulin (RUS), Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS), Ivan Cheparinov (BUL), Alexander Riazantsev (RUS), Nikita Vityugov (RUS), Rauf Mamedov (AZE) – 9/15
The World Rapid Chess Championship was organised under the aegis of FIDE for the second time. The championship took place from 6 to 8 June 2013 in the Ugra Chess Academy of Khanty Mansiysk. The defending champion (winner in 2012) Sergey Karjakin is currently in Kieve playing another chess tournament and did not defend his title that he had won in Astana.
The World Blitz Chess Championship 2013 will start on the 9th of June in Khanty Mansiysk. Russian Grandmaster Alexander Grischuk will defend his title he earned in 2012 in Astana.
The award ceremony of the medalists and prize winners in the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships will take place on the 10th of June in Cultural Entertainment Centre “Oktyabr” at 19.30 local time. You can continue to follow all the chess action live via the official website.
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