Photo: Getty Images Magnus Carlsen

During the tournament, the Norwegian scored 16 points of 21 possible.

The reigning world champion in classical chess: Magnus Carlsen won the world blitz championship, which takes place in Saudi Arabia.

Carlsen scored 16 points from 21 possible, 1.5 points ahead of Russian Sergey Karjakin, who took second place. As many points of the asset recorded and Viswanathan Anand from India, but he lost to Karjakin additional indicators.

The only Ukrainian who managed to break into the top-10 was Anton Korobov, who scored 13.5 points.

Note that last year’s winner of the world title was Karjakin.

We will remind that the day before a new world champion in rapid chess was the Chinese Ju Wenjun. Before that title belonged to the Ukrainian Anna Muzychuk, who refused to go to Saudi Arabia because of the violation of women’s rights in this country.

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