Poland’s Jan-Krzysztof Duda prevails in world speed chess competition held i Palo Alto, California.
Jan-Krzysztof Duda defeated the finalist in the world championship match, Russian Sergei Karjakin 10: 4 in the final of the online Speed Chess Championship Invitational. Thus, he earned the right to play in the main tournament with the participation of the best grandmasters in the world. 🏆
The match against 30-year-old rival Magnus Carlsen in the 2016 world championship match, unlike the previous three Sunday duels, began with a defeat. After eight games, he was tied 4: 4. He outclassed his rival when it came to competing at a minute plus a second for each move. The grandmaster from Wieliczka, Poland, in the online competition using the nickname “Polish_fighter3000”, won six consecutive games in the decisive phase, which meant the match ended with the score 10: 4.
In the first three rounds chess players competed in blitz games: two at a pace of 5 minutes plus 1 second, four 3 + 1 and eight 1 + 1. The match ended when one of the rivals scored 7.5 points.
In the final three games were played 5 + 1, five games 3 + 1 and ten games 1 + 1 – up to 9.5 points.
The winner of the Sunday tournament as the 16th will join the already selected 15 of the world’s leading chess players, who will start competing in the Speed Chess Championship Main Event on November 1 with a prize pool of 100,000. dollars. 🇵🇱
It will feature, among others world champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, Americans Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So, French Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Russian Jan Niepomniashchi, Dutch Anish Giri, Lewon Aronian from Armenia or the leader of the world junior ranking, 17-year-old Iranian Alirezaouzja, running under the flag FIDE.
The total prize money for Sunday’s Speed Chess Championchip Invitational was $ 8,000. The winners of the first two places received one and a half and a thousand dollars. 🧑🎓🏆🇵🇱
Best of luck to our world champion!!
(article from onet.pl)