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Magnus Carlsen and Tan Zhongyi Take The Lead Before The Final Day of The World Rapid Chess Championship 2022

Magnus Carlsen is on his way to another crown, while Tan Zhongni takes the top spot in the women’s rapid.

Photos: Anna Shtourman, Lennart Ootes

Magnus Carlsen is solely in the lead in the world Rapid with 7.5 points from nine games. Vladimir Fedoseev, Nodirbek Abdusattorov and Vincent Keymer, who gave a fantastic performance on the second day of the rapid, are only half a point behind.

Daniil Dubov, reigning Indian champion Arjun Erigaisi, Fabiano Caruana, as well as Anish Giri, Vladislav Artemyev and Yu Yangyis go into the final day of rapid with 6.5 points. Current world champion challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi has six points, as does Polish star Jan-Krzysztof Duda.

Photos: Anna Shtourman, Lennart Ootes

The second day of the women’s section ended with a triple tie for first place. Former women’s world champion Tan Zhongyi took first place with 6.5/8. She was joined by Aleksandra Goryachkina and young Indian star Shri B Savitha.

Valentina Gunina, who was the only leader at the beginning of the day, seemed to have lost her way, suffering defeats in the first two matches. Gunina came back at the end of the day, winning both matches and advancing to 6/8.

Alexandra Kosteniuk, the 2021 Women’s Rapide champion, is at 5.5/8 and seems to be struggling to catch up with the leading players. It was a good day for Kateryna Lagno, who scored 2.5/3 and now has five points.

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