Carlsen Captures Croatia Crown, Nepomniachtchi Surges Into Second

Carlsen Captures Croatia Crown, Nepomniachtchi Surges Into Second


The SuperUnited Rapid and Blitz Croatia 2023 came to a close on Sunday with one clear winner, GM Magnus Carlsen. The former world champion kept up his formidable run and scored 6/9 on the second day of blitz to take his total to 26/36. 

Not only did Carlsen claim the first prize of $40,000, but he also closed the gap between him and the blitz world number-one GM Alireza Firouzja after gaining 29 rating points. Firouzja’s 13/18 in the blitz was also impressive, and for his efforts he earned $25,000 for third place overall behind GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, who picked up $30,000 for second. 

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Standings – Blitz

Standings – Overall

All Games – Day 5

The SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia 2023 is the third leg of the Grand Chess Tour (GCT). Starting on July 3, the event featured Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand as wild cards along with Tour mainstays like Alireza Firouzja, Ian Nepomniachtchi, and more top-notch competitors battling it out for their share of the $175,000 prize fund.

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