On the last day of the competition, the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen overtook Jan-Krzysztof Duda, who finished as second. The best chess player in the world according to the FIDE ranking won the Superbet Rapid&Blitz in Warsaw, Poland.
The Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland is the second stage of the 2023 Grand Chess Tour. The tournament features rapid and blitz chess.
Jan-Krzysztof Duda led the Superbet Rapid & Blitz Poland 2023 tournament,
part of the Grand Chess Tour, after four days of intense competition in Warsaw with a total
score of 17.5 points.
Duda remained at the top but world-ranking leader Magnus Carlsen climbed to second place.
In the fast-paced chess event, players are awarded one point for a win and half a point for a
On a penultimate day at the Polin Conference Center in Muranów, last year’s
champion Duda managed to retain his overall lead, despite briefly losing it to Levon Aronian
of the United States. However, Carlsen’s impressive finish brought him within half a point of
the Polish leader.
On the last day of the competition, a former five-time World Chess Champion (2013–2023) overtook Jan-Krzysztof Duda, who finished as second.
Carlsen extended his advantage, leaving Duda tied with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Wesley So. Despite a valiant effort in the final game, Duda was unable to overcome Carlsen’s dominance, ultimately resulting in a draw and securing Carlsen’s victory. Meanwhile, Radosław Wojtaszek struggled throughout the tournament, finishing in last place. Carlsen’s triumph earned him a substantial prize, while Duda and Wojtaszek received consolation prizes.
Magnus Carlsen’s well-deserved victory not only brought him prestige but also a substantial financial reward. Adding 40,000 to his account, Carlsen reigned as the champion of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Duda, despite falling short, managed to secure a respectable prize of 10,000.
Lastly, Radosław Wojtaszek received a consolation prize of 7,000 PLN, a small silver lining in an otherwise challenging tournament.