Svidler and Harikrishna win rapid matches
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Svidler and Harikrishna win rapid matches

For a couple of weeks, at least, rapid chess has taken over the world! While most of the top players were in Leuven for the opening stage of the Grand Chess Tour, Peter Svidler was in Shenzhen, China, where he blew Yu Yangyi away in the rapid section of their match and could afford to lose 4 of the last 5 blitz games and still take the $20,000 top prize. Meanwhile in Prague, Czech no. 1 David Navara played his traditional match not against Ding Liren, but replacement Harikrishna. The result was also traditional, as the guest won.

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