Duda Jan-Krzysztof and Kosteniuk Alexandra win FIDE World Cup 2021
The 2021 FIDE World Cup 2021 concluded yesterday in Sochi, while FIDE Women’s World Cup ended on the 3rd of August.
23 years old Duda Jan-Krzysztof (POL) became the Winner of the event after defeating Sergey Karjakin (RUS) in the final match with a convincing 1.5-0.5 result. The first game of the match ended in a draw, but Duda used White pieces in the second game to score and take the victory.
With a trophy of the FIDE World Cup 2021, Duda also took a seat for Candidates Tournament 2022 and the 1st place prize of 110.000$.
After the reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen (NOR) lost the semi-finals against Duda, he played the match for the third place. Carlsen with excellent games defeated Vladimir Fedoseev (RUS) 2-0 to claim the bronze medal.
Alexandra Kosteniuk (RUS) triumphed in Women’s section after defeating her compatriot and the top seed Aleksandra Goryachkina (RUS). Kosteniuk took an important lead by winning the 1st game of the finals. With a draw in the second game, Kosteniuk Alexandra claimed first place, qualified for Women’s Candidates Tournament 2022 and took the 1st place prize of 50.000$.
Anna Muzychuk (UKR) and Tan Zhongyi (CHN) played the match for the bronze medal. After the tiebreaks, with a final score of 2.5-1.5, Tan defeated Muzychuk and took the third place.
All the results, detailed reports and photos can be found on the Official Website of the event.