Mai 18, 2024

Carlsen Wins Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland With 10-Game Winning Streak

Magnus Carlsen after beating Wei Yi in round four to catch the leader. Photo: Lennart Ootes/Grand Chess Tour.

World number-one Magnus Carlsen posted an incredible 10-game winning streak to overhaul GM Wei Yi and win the 2024 Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland despite starting the day 2.5 points behind. Carlsen caught Wei by beating him in the fourth round of the day. His rival didn’t crack, but couldn’t keep up the pace as he had to settle for second place, a full six points ahead of third-placed local hero GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda.

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In the end the winning margin was half a point, with Carlsen making the draw he needed in the final round against GM Arjun Erigaisi.

Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland Final Standings