Carlsson blitzes field in two tourneys!

Grandmaster Pontus Carlsson took his blitz skills to Czech Republic and Slovakia and won both events by prodigious scores. Not originally known as a “blitz specialist,” the Swedish national has competed at the highest levels at the World Rapid and Blitz. In 2018, he scored 8/15 (rapid) and 10.5/21 (blitz) He also competed in the 2019 Rapid and Blitz faring less successfully scoring 5.5/15 (rapid) and 9/21 (blitz). Seeded second, he won the 2021 Prague Blitz as well.

Pontus Carlsson took his blitz skills to Czech Republic and Slovakia and won both events by prodigious scores.

GM Timur Gareyev with GM Pontus Carlsson at the Slovakia Blitz


While Carlsson is busy promoting his Business Meets Chess & Kids, he plays in an occasional tournament. In the Czech Republic, he ran through the field with 12.5/13 drawing with the top-seed IM Jakub Pulpan. In Slovakia, he scorched the field with 10.5/11. “I won a lot of games,” he told The Chess Drum. He also mentioned that GM Timur Gareyev played a blindfold simultaneous exhibition.

Good result for Pontus!

Results

CZE: https://chess-results.com/tnr630546.aspx?lan=25&art=1&rd=13&
SVK: https://chess-results.com/tnr636282.aspx?lan=4&art=1&rd=11&

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