Overnight leaders R. Praggnanandhaa and Magnus Carlsen crashed to identical 2.5-0.5 seventh-round defeats and Jan-Krzysztof Duda crushed last-man Eric Hansen by a similar margin to win the Oslo Esports Cup rapid online chess tournament on Thursday.
A struggling Anish Giri finished seventh in the eight-man field after stopping Praggnanandhaa while Shakhriyar Mamedyarov stunned Carlsen to take the fifth spot.
Meanwhile, Duda toyed with Hansen to take the spot. Quang needed tiebreak games to beat Jorden van Foreest 3.5-2.5 and therefore finished a point behind Duda for the second spot.
Carlsen and Praggnanandhaa tied at 12 points and finished third and fourth, respectively.
Seventh round: R. Praggnanandhaa lost to Anish Giri (Ned) 0.5-2.5; Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Aze) bt Magnus Carlsen (Nor) 2.5-0.5; Le Quang Liem (Vie) bt Jorden van Foreest (Ned) 3.5-2.5 (Quang won the blitz tiebreaker 1.5-0,5); Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Pol) bt Eric Hansen (Can) 2.5-0,5.
Final placing: 1. Duda (14 points), 2. Quang (13), 3. Carlsen (12), 4. Praggnanandhaa (12), 5. Mamedyarov (11), 6. Foreest (10), 7. Giri (9), 8. Hansen (3).
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