Magnus Carlsen is the 2015 World Rapid Champion! Congratulations! At the championship in Berlin he defended successfully the title that he won last year in Dubai.
Carlsen started the first day with 4,0/5, remaining half a point
behind the leader Karjakin. During the second day of the event Carlsen
continued with yet another 4,0/5 to share the lead with Zhigalko.
In the third and final day of the championship, the Norwegian
grandmaster defeated his direct opponents, took sole lead and never let
go until the end of the event.
A round before the end, Carlsen was already unreachable for his opponents and secured his 2015 World Rapid title.