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Magnus Carlsen Won The 2023 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship

Utkarsh Classes 29-12-2023
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Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen won the 2023 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship. Magnus Carlsen captures world rapid chess crown for record fifth time.

  • Vladimir Fedoseev and Yu Yangyi finished second and third at the 2023 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship.
  • Magnus Carlsen becomes the first player to defend his World Rapid Championship title.
  • Magnus Carlsen has won a total 16 World Championship titles including 5 Rapid titles, 6 Blitz titles and 5 Classical titles.
  • In August 2023, Magnus Carlsen won the FIDE World Cup title by defeating Indian Grandmaster Ramesh Babu Praggnanandhaa.

2023 Women's World Rapid Champion:

  • Russian chess player Anastasia Bodnaruk defeated India's top female player Koneru Humpy to win her first world title.
  • Koneru Hampi won the World Rapid Champion in 2019.

2023 FIDE World Rapid Championship:

  • Venue – Samarkand, Uzbekistan
  • Event date – 26 – 28 December 2023
  • Prominent Indian male players included - Arjun Erigaisi, Praggnanand Rameshbabu, D Gukesh, Vidit Gujrati, Nihal Sarin, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Sandeepan Chanda.
  • Prominent Indian women players included - Koneru Humpy, Vaishali Rameshbabu, Divya Deshmukh, Padmini Raut, Priyanka Nutki, and Rakshit Ravi.
  • Vishwanathan Anand, Koneru Humpy and Savita Sri have so far won the World Rapid titles from India.
  • The World Rapid Chess Championship was started in 2012.

Grandmaster in India

  • Viswanathan Anand(1988) is the first Indian player to become a chess grandmaster.
  • Koneru Humpy(2002) is the first Indian woman to win the Grandmaster title.
  • R Praggnanandhaa(2022)  has become the youngest chess grandmaster.
  • 84th Grandmaster - Vaishali Rameshbabu
  • 83rd Grandmaster – Aditya Samant
  • 82nd Grandmaster – Vuppala Praneeth
  • 81st Grandmaster – Sayatan Das
  • 80th Grandmaster – Vignesh NR

International Chess Federation (FIDE) -

  • The International Chess Federation (FIDE) is the governing body of the game of chess and controls all international chess competitions.
  • It was started in the year 1924 in Paris.
  • It was recognized as a global sports organization by the International Olympic Committee in 1999.
  • Headquarters – Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Chairman – Arkady Dvorkovich
  • Vice President – Vishwanathan Anand

FAQ

Ans. Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen

Ans. Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Ans. Russian chess player Anastasia Bodnaruk

Ans. Magnus Carlsen won the FIDE World Cup title by defeating Grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandha of India.

Ans. Viswanathan Anand
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