The Russian chess player started the tournament unsuccessfully. Initially, he suffered three defeats. But Nepomniachtchi then managed to rectify the situation and finish the competition in first place.
Nepomniachtchi suffered a crushing defeat to Carlsen in the quarterfinals of the Speed Chess Championship
In total, he recorded four defeats. With one round remaining, he lost to Russian Daniil Dubov.
This victory allows Nepomniachtchi to climb to 3rd place in the rapid world rankings. He is now second behind the Chinese Ding Liren and the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.
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