Abdusattorov shocks the world, becomes the youngest rapid world champion

After many twists and turns on day three of the World Rapid Chess Championship, 17-year-old Uzbek GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov won the event with 9.5/13 in the Swiss event, after winning the second tiebreak blitz game against GM Ian Nepomniachtchi.  Notably defeating GM Magnus Carlsen in the first round of the day, at 17-years-old, he is the youngest world rapid champion to date. Nepomniachtchi finished in second and Carlsen finished in third, despite each having 9.5 points as well, based on tiebreak scores.

GM Alexandra Kosteniuk won the women's world rapid title convincingly with 9/11, making most of her gains on day two, where she gained a 1.5-point lead ahead of the rest of the field. IM Bibisara Assaubayeva, who is also 17 years old, finished in second and GM Valentina Gunina finished in third.

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