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Nakamura Wins fifth Speed Chess Championship


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GM Hikaru Nakamura received the 2022 Speed Chess Championship, his fifth, by defeating GM Magnus Carlsen in an extremely shut last on Sunday. 

In our Game of the Day (annotations by GM Rafael Leitao), Carlsen strived to capitalize on his edge on the queenside whereas Nakamura craftily arrange counterplay on the kingside. After a blunder by the world champion, the reigning Speed Chess Champion swiftly performed a checkmating mixture.

GM Rafael Leitao GotD

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Speed Chess Championship 2022 Bracket

The 2022 Speed Chess Championships Main Event began on November 23 and concluded on December 18. Top speed-chess gamers competed at three completely different time controls in a 16-player knockout as they vied for a share of the $100,000 prize fund together with probably the most prestigious title in on-line chess.

The likes of GMs Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Ding Liren, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, and lots of extra battled it out to find out the 2022 velocity chess champion.


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