Jan 03, 2019

World Rapid Championship: Dubov & Ju Wenjun take gold

22-year-old Russian Grandmaster Daniil Dubov is the 2018 World Rapid Champion after beating Korobov and Wang Hao with Black on the final day to finish in clear first on 11/15. He takes the $60,000 first prize, while Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (silver), Hikaru Nakamura (bronze), Vladislav Artemiev and Magnus Carlsen earned $36,250 each after ending the day half a point behind the leader. China’s Ju Wenjun retained her Women’s World Rapid Championship title, picked up $40,000 and can still claim the triple crown if she can also win the World Blitz Championship.

See also:

  • Official website
  • All the World Rapid Championship games with computer analysis: Open | Women
  • All the World Blitz Championship games with computer analysis: Open | Women
  • World Rapid 1: Magnus suffers as Firouzja shines
  • World Rapid 2: Seven leaders as Magnus lurks