Rajabov wins bronze medal of FIDE World Rapid Championship

Baku, October 13, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani grandmaster Teymur Rajabov has claimed the bronze medal at the 2015 FIDE World Rapid Championship.

Magnus Carlsen convincingly won the 2015 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship by concluding the event with 11.5 points, a full point ahead of the nearest followers Ian Nepomniachtchi, Teymur Rajabov and Leinier Dominguez with 10.5 points each.

After breaking the tie Nepomniachtchi is awarded with the silver medal, while Rajabov claimed the bronze.

In the final press conference Magnus Carlsen said: "It is important not to let the results affect you too much and you shouldn't be afraid of draws when you play in a tournament of 15 rounds.", and added, "There were many games which could have gone either way for me, but I always had a little more time and a little bit of control of position."

The 2015 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship was held from 10-12th October at the Bolle Meierei in Berlin, Germany, with 158 world's top players competing for the prestigious title and 200,000 USD prize fund.

Coming up next is the 2015 FIDE World Blitz Chess Championship on 13-14th October from 14:00 local time.

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