Sissy wins 2024 World Masters!

“Queen” Sissy is the winner of the first “Major” of the season. On Sunday, she won Game 14 to finish the first-to-6 series and successfully defend the title she had won last November.

Under severe pressure by Nici‘s three remaining pawns, Sissy fourth black pawn miraculously survived seven missed championship points.

Harry had his remaining pawns on the track and would have had good chances to draw level with Sissy if Nici had managed to kick Sissy’s fourth black pawn off the track.

But after 2:42 hours of fierce play, Sissy finally ended her third winner round on a “1” to win yet another piece of silver ware and her fourth “Major” title in as many tournaments.

With this win, Sissy increased her lead on the World Rankings to 46 points ahead of Nici, the biggest margin since the results from the 2022 World Championship were scratched earlier this year.

Sissy has been the World Rankings number 1 since its inauguration on 22 October 2022, 512 days ago. She is mathematically guaranteed to keep her number 1 status at least for another three months until after the 2024 GP World Series.

Furthermore, Sissy increased her lead in the 2024 Medal Race to 15 points.

Up next are the first two double round-robins of the 2024 XLeague before the “Grand Prix” sub-season starts with the 2024 GP Spring Series.

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