WARSAW, POLAND AND SAINT LOUIS, MO. (June 1, 2023) – Following a thrilling performance in the final round, five-time chess world champion Grandmaster (GM) Magnus Carlsen from Norway won the 2023 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland, the second leg of the 2023 Grand Chess Tour. Carlsen takes home $40,000 for the win.
Magnus Carlsen won the 2023 Superbet Rapid & Blitz after another incredible performance during the second day of the blitz portion, ending with a score of 24/36 and taking home the $40,000 1st place prize.
After winning five straight games to close out the day World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen roared back to within half a point of the leader, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, at the half-way mark of the blitz portion.
Jan-Krzyszstof Duda won the rapid portion of the 2023 Superbet Rapid & Blitz after ending the third day with a score of 13/18, sole leading the event going into the blitz portion tomorrow.
Wesley So and Jan-Krzysztof Duda continued to lead the 2023 Superbet Rapid & Blitz after a hard-fought day resulted in 12 out of a total 15 games drawn. With three games left to play in the rapid portion, So and Duda are in first with 9.0/12 points, while Levon Aronian is in clear third with 8.0/12.
The second leg of the 2023 Grand Chess Tour kicked off today in Warsaw, Poland, with World No.