Aronian Clinches Knockout: Rapid Chess Championship Week 10.

GM Levon Aronian won week 10 of the 2022 Rapid Chess Championship presented by Coinbase, besting GM Alexander Grischuk in the knockout final.

GM Hikaru Nakamura won the Swiss tournament and made it to the semifinals along with GM Fabiano Caruana. GMs Jeffery Xiong, Vidit Gujrathi, Dmitry Andreikin, and Jose Martinez made it to the quarterfinals.

Participating in the event were 38 elite players from the FIDE top-100 list, top-10 women, and top-10 juniors in the world, alongside 10 wildcards. The event will continue next weekend, April 23-24, starting at 9 a.m. Pacific / 18:00 Central Europe.

The Rapid Chess Championship is a weekly tournament held by It is a nine-round Swiss event with a 10+0 time control held every Saturday, followed by a knockout event on Sunday between the top-eight finishers and a 10+2 time control. If players draw, they play another 3+2 game; if drawn, they play a 1+1 game; and if that is drawn, a single armageddon game is played.

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