Koneru Humpy win’s Silver at the World Chess Blitz championship
Former Indian World Rapid Chess champion Koneru Humpy won the silver medal in the women's section of the FIDE World Blitz Chess Championship that concluded in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 30 December 2022.
She finished on 12.5 points, just half a point behind the winner Bibisara Balabayeva of Kazakhstan. Koneru Humpy has won the World Rapid Chess Championship 2019.
World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championship 2022
The International Chess governing body FIDE organises World Rapid and Blitz chess championship at the end of the year. This year it was held in Kazakhstan's capital Almaty from 26-30 December 2022.
World Rapid Chess Championship
It was held on 26 and 28 December at Almaty, Kazakhstan.
In the Rapid section the Men’s title was won by No.1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway. It was the 4th time that Carlsen has won the Rapid title.
The women's title was won by the Chinese Grand Master Tan Zhongyi.
Savitha Shri of India won the Bronze medal in the world Rapid section.
World Blitz Chess Championship
It was held on 29 and 30 December at Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The men’s section was won by Magnus Carlsen. He became the first player in chess history to hold the Classical chess world championship, Rapid world championship and the Blitz world Championship at the same time.
The women's section was won by Bibisara Balabayeva of Kazakhstan.
Koneru Humpy came second and won the Silver medal.
Indian medal winners in the Rapid and Blitz event
Only three Indian’s Viswanathan Anand, Koneru Humpy and Savitha Shri have won medals at the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz chess championship.
Viswanathan Anand won the Gold medal in World Rapid and Bronze medal in World Blitz Championship 2017.
The International Chess Federation or French acronym FIDE Fédération Internationale des Échecs) is an international organization that was set up on 20 July 1924 in Paris, France.
It is the international body which governs world chess championships.
President of FIDE: Arkady Dvorkovich,
Headquarters of FIDE: Lausanne, Switzerland
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