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Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin Becomes Blitz Chess World Champion

© REUTERS / Shannon StapletonMagnus Carlsen, of Norway, reacts at his match with Sergey Karjakin, of Russia
Magnus Carlsen, of Norway, reacts at his match with Sergey Karjakin, of Russia - Sputnik International
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Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin won the World Blitz chess championship in Doha on Friday.

Magnus Carlsen, of Norway, the current world chess champion and ranked number one in the world, seen prior to the start of the London Chess Classic tournament in London, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 - Sputnik International
Norway’s Carlsen Beats Russia’s Karjakin in Chess Tie-Break
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Karjakin got 16.5 points in 21 games. Current chess world champion Norway’s Magnus Carlsen got the same number or points but ceded on additional indicators.

Another Russian grandmaster, Daniil Dubov, gained 14.5 points and scored the third place.

The female championship was won by Ukraine’s Anna Muzychuk while Russia’s Valentina Gunina came second. Russian citizen Kateryna Lagno secured the third place.

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