RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA- DECEMBER 30: Winners of the 2017 World Rapid & Blitz Championship receive their medals and trophies, with Magnus Carlsen (2nd from R) taking the gold medal in the blitz, Anand, Viswanathan (L) taking the gold medal in the Rapid, Dzagnidze, Nana (R), taking the gold medal in the Blitz and Ju, Wenjun (2nd from L) taking the gold medal in Rapid are seen honored by Saudi Prince Abdel Aziz Bin Turki Al Faisal (3rd from R) and Georgios Makropoulos on the Day 6 of the King Salman Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships on December 30, 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Championship is taking place in Saudi Arabia for the first time with participation of 236 players from 70 countries. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)

31st December 2017, Saudi Arabia: It took a few days to find his groove, but after an incredible turn of events on the final day, Magnus Carlsen reclaims his victory at the 2017 King Salman World Blitz Chess Championships, with Georgian female chess player and mother of two, Nana Dzagnidze winning the Women’s.

Described by players as a championship to remember, it was just 6 days ago when Saudi Arabia welcomed male and female players from 55 countries for the World Open and Women’s Blitz Chess Championships. Onlookers from around the globe have witnessed some exciting encounters and many shockers throughout the tournament.

Magnus Carlsen And Nana Dzagnidze Crowned King & Queen Of Lightning Speed Chess!

Magnus Carlsen And Nana Dzagnidze Crowned King & Queen Of Lightning Speed Chess!

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA- DECEMBER 30: Winners of the 2017 World Rapid & Blitz Championship receive their medals and trophies, with Magnus Carlsen (2nd from R) taking the gold medal in the blitz, Anand, Viswanathan (L) taking the gold medal in the Rapid, Dzagnidze, Nana (R), taking the gold medal in the Blitz and Ju, Wenjun (2nd from L) taking the gold medal in Rapid are seen honored by Saudi Prince Abdel Aziz Bin Turki Al Faisal (3rd from R) and Georgios Makropoulos on the Day 6 of the King Salman Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships on December 30, 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Championship is taking place in Saudi Arabia for the first time with participation of 236 players from 70 countries. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)
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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA- DECEMBER 30: Winners of the 2017 World Rapid & Blitz Championship receive their medals and trophies, with Magnus Carlsen (C- back) taking the gold medal in the blitz, Anand, Viswanathan (L- back) second, and Karjakin, Sergey (R- back) third on the Day 6 of the King Salman Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships on December 30, 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Championship is taking place in Saudi Arabia for the first time with participation of 236 players from 70 countries. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)
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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA- DECEMBER 30: Winners of the 2017 World Rapid & Blitz Championship receive their medals and trophies, with Dzagnidze, Nana (C- Back), taking the gold medal in the Blitz , Gunina, Valentina (R- back) second, and Ju, Wenjun ( L- back) third, are seen honored by Saudi Prince Abdel Aziz Bin Turki Al Faisal (C) and Georgios Makropoulos (L) on the Day 6 of the King Salman Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships on December 30, 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Championship is taking place in Saudi Arabia for the first time with participation of 236 players from 70 countries. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)
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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA- DECEMBER 30: Winner Carlsen, Magnus, smiles after he got the first place on the Day 6 of the King Salman Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships on December 30, 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Championship is taking place in Saudi Arabia for the first time with participation of 236 players from 70 countries. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)
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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA- DECEMBER 30: Winner Carlsen, Magnus, smiles after he got the first place on the Day 6 of the King Salman Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships on December 30, 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Championship is taking place in Saudi Arabia for the first time with participation of 236 players from 70 countries. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)
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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA- DECEMBER 30: Chess players compete on the Day 6 of the King Salman Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships on December 30, 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Championship is taking place in Saudi Arabia for the first time with participation of 236 players from 70 countries. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA- DECEMBER 30: Winners of the 2017 World Rapid & Blitz Championship receive their medals and trophies, with Magnus Carlsen (2nd from R) taking the gold medal in the blitz, Anand, Viswanathan (L) taking the gold medal in the Rapid, Dzagnidze, Nana (R), taking the gold medal in the Blitz and Ju, Wenjun (2nd from L) taking the gold medal in Rapid are seen honored by Saudi Prince Abdel Aziz Bin Turki Al Faisal (3rd from R) and Georgios Makropoulos on the Day 6 of the King Salman Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships on December 30, 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Championship is taking place in Saudi Arabia for the first time with participation of 236 players from 70 countries. (Photo by Salah Malkawi/ Getty Images)

Following defeats in the rapid phase for both Carlsen and Dzagnidze, opening blitz round kicked off on Friday, at the iconic Apex Convention Centre and it was anybody’s guess at to who would walk away with prize.

Carlsen defeated Ukrainian Anton Korobov, while Georgian European female world chess champion and mother of two, Nana Dzagnidze kept on her stellar performance in the blitz rounds and ended up winning with a nearly 80% win rate.

Dzagnidze will take home $64,000  while Carlsen secures $200,000.

The event marked an important advance in Saudi Arabia’s mission to become a sporting hub capital and provides a refreshing inclusion of women in such high profile public events.

Por: Digital News Agency. DNA