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Chess: Poland’s Jan-Krzysztof Duda wins FIDE World Cup 2021

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Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Poland) defeated Sergey Karjakin (Russia) to win the 9th Edition of FIDE (International Chess Federation) World Cup 2021. FIDE World Cup 2021 was held at Sochi, Russia from July 12 – August 6th, 2021.

i.Grand Master (GM) Magnus Carlsen (Norway) finished 3rd in the World Cup defeatingGM Vladimir Fedoseev (Russia).

ii.The top 2 finishers of the tournament (Jan-Krzysztof Duda & Sergey Karjakin), aside from World Champion Magnus Carlsen have qualified for the 2022 Candidates Tournament.

iii.The winner Jan-Krzysztof Duda will take home USD 88,000 while Sergey Karjakin won USD 64,000. The Chess World Cup 2021 was a 206-player Single-elimination chess tournament.

iv.The Indian challenge at the FIDE World Cup 2021 ended as Vidit Santosh Gujrathi lost to Jan-Kryzstof Duda in the second game of the Men’s quarterfinals.

Inaugural Edition of Women’s Only Chess World Cup 2021

Alongside FIDE World Cup 2021, The Inaugural edition of a women’s only version of the Women’s World Cup 2021 took place in Sochi, Russia from 12th July – 3rd August, 2021.

  • Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia) defeated Aleksandra Goryachkina (Russia) to win the Inaugural edition of the Women’s World Cup.
  • The winner & runner-up along with World Champion Ju Wenjun (China) have qualified for the Women’s Candidates Tournament 2022.

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About FIDE (International Chess Federation) 

President – Arkady Dvorkovich
Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland