Poland's Jan-Krzysztof Duda wins FIDE World Cup 2021

The 23-year-old grandmaster beat Russia’s Sergey Karjakin convincingly and took home USD 88,000.

Representative image: Duda and Karjakin both qualified for the 2022 FIDE Candidates Tournament.

Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland won the 2021 FIDE World Cup on Thursday, beating GM Sergey Karjakin convincingly in his white game, thereby avoiding a tiebreak.

According to Chess.com, the 23-year-old Polish grandmaster finished the tournament undefeated and took home USD 88,000. Karjakin won USD 64,000 for coming second and, like Duda, qualified for the 2022 FIDE Candidates Tournament.

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GM Magnus Carlsen also won his second game against GM Vladimir Fedoseev to score 2-0 and come third in the tournament, earning USD 48,000. Fedoseev won USD 40,000 for fourth place.