The World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships came to an end about a day ago with Carlsen retaining his $60,000 world blitz title with 17/21, half a point more than the 2nd place finish won by Jan-Krzysztof Duda. Nakamura finished in 3rd place with 14.5 points. On the women’s section, Russian GM Kateryna won the Women World Blitz title with 13.5 points, half a point more than the 2nd place finish won by IM Sarasadat Khademalsharieh.
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Anand failed to retain his World Rapid title won last year. Instead the title this year was won by Daniil Dubov with an undefeated score of 11/15. On the women section, Ju Wenjun remained undefeated and retained her World Rapid title, earning $40,000 in the process. Get all the details here.