Ian Nepomniachtchi Wins Silver Medal of FIDE World Rapid Championship

The final games of the FIDE World Rapid Championship were played in the capital of Poland. 

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Nodirbek Abdusattorov (Uzbekistan), Ian Nepomniachtchi (CFR), Magnus Carlsen (Norway), and Fabiano Caruana (USA) scored 9.5 points each in 13 rounds. The players are placed according to their tie-breaks. 

According to the Regulations, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Nodirbek Abdusattorov, the players with the highest tie-breaks, determine the winner in a play-off match. The first game, where the Russian had the white pieces, ended in a draw. The 17-year-old Abdusattorov won the second encounter to become the world rapid champion.