Ivanchuk, Muzychuk give double for Ukraine at World Rapid Chess

India’s Vidit Gujrathi, who was seeded 51st, did exceedingly well to take the eighth spot, scoring 9.5 points, while former champion and seventh seed Viswanathan Anand had to settle for the 14th place, with nine points.

A superior tie-break score gave Ivanchuk the title after he drew with Grischuk and Carlsen.   -  World Chess

Ukraine’s Vassily Ivanchuk, seeded 10th, won the World rapid chess championship at Doha on Wednesday. The 47-year-old scored 11 points from 15 rounds, the same as Alexander Grischuk of Russia and the reigning champion and top seed Magnus Carlsen of Norway, but a superior tie-break score gave him the title.

India’s Vidit Gujrathi, who was seeded 51st, did exceedingly well to take the eighth spot, scoring 9.5 points, while former champion and seventh seed Viswanathan Anand had to settle for the 14th place, with nine points.

It was Ukraine’s second World title for the day, as the women’s championship was won by second seed Anna Muzychuk. She finished with 9.5 points from 12 rounds, one more than the runner-up Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia.

India’s Koneru Humpy took the 10th place, while Dronavalli Harika finished 16th.

The standings: 1-3. Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukr), Alexander Grischuk (Rus) and Magnus Carlsen (Nor) 11/15; 4-7. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze), Yu Yangyi (Chn), Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus) and David Anton Guijarro (Spa) 10; 8-11. Vidit Gujrathi (Ind), Levon Aronian (Arm), Leinier Domínguez (Cub) and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (Vie) 9.5.

Women: 1. Anna Muzychuk (Ukr) 9.5/12; 2. Alexander Kosteniuk (Rus) 8.5; 3. Nana Dzanigdze (Geo) 8; 4-6. Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (Ira), Ju Wenjun (Chn) and Zhansaya Abdumalik (Kaz) 7.5; 7-11. Kateryna Lagno (Rus), Antaoneta Stefanova (Bul), Dinara Saduakassova (Kaz), Koneru Humpy (Ind) and Zhao Xue (Chn) 7.