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World Blitz Championship Tournament

Magnus Carlsen31/42(+28 -8 =6)[games]
Viswanathan Anand28/42(+20 -6 =16)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik24.5/42(+20 -13 =9)[games]
Sergey Karjakin24.5/42(+19 -12 =11)[games]
Alexander Grischuk23.5/42(+16 -11 =15)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov22.5/41(+15 -11 =15)[games]
Peter Svidler22.5/41(+18 -14 =9)[games]
Peter Leko22/42(+12 -10 =20)[games]
Alexander Morozevich21.5/42(+18 -17 =7)[games]
Vugar Gashimov21.5/41(+14 -12 =15)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov21/42(+18 -18 =6)[games]
Levon Aronian21/42(+14 -14 =14)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez20/42(+14 -16 =12)[games]
Evgeny Bareev20/42(+16 -18 =8)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk19.5/42(+16 -19 =7)[games]
Anatoly Karpov19/42(+9 -13 =20)[games]
Boris Gelfand18.5/42(+12 -17 =13)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko17.5/42(+13 -20 =9)[games]
Judit Polgar17/42(+13 -21 =8)[games]
Vladislav Tkachiev17/42(+11 -19 =12)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch15/42(+11 -23 =8)[games]
Alexandra Kosteniuk13/41(+10 -25 =6)[games]

 page 2 of 19; games 26-50 of 460  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Aronian vs Bareev  ½-½492009World Blitz ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
27. Jakovenko vs Kosteniuk  1-0362009World Blitz ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
28. Leko vs V Gashimov  ½-½702009World Blitz ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
29. Ponomariov vs Anand  ½-½442009World Blitz ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
30. Kramnik vs Gelfand  ½-½502009World Blitz ChampionshipA15 English
31. V Gashimov vs Ivanchuk 0-1352009World Blitz ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
32. Kosteniuk vs Leko  ½-½642009World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
33. Bareev vs Jakovenko 1-0422009World Blitz ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
34. Morozevich vs Aronian  1-0502009World Blitz ChampionshipC24 Bishop's Opening
35. Grischuk vs Carlsen 0-1752009World Blitz ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
36. Svidler vs Judit Polgar  1-0552009World Blitz ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
37. Mamedyarov vs Naiditsch  0-1422009World Blitz ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
38. Ponomariov vs Aronian  ½-½372009World Blitz ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
39. Grischuk vs Judit Polgar 0-1432009World Blitz ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
40. Tkachiev vs Carlsen 0-1272009World Blitz ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
41. Grischuk vs Jakovenko 1-0252009World Blitz ChampionshipD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
42. Mamedyarov vs Aronian  0-1252009World Blitz ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
43. Tkachiev vs Judit Polgar  ½-½552009World Blitz ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
44. Karjakin vs Carlsen 0-1232009World Blitz ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
45. Karpov vs Naiditsch  ½-½182009World Blitz ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
46. Anand vs Karjakin 1-0512009World Blitz ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
47. Kramnik vs Svidler 1-0432009World Blitz ChampionshipD97 Grunfeld, Russian
48. Gelfand vs Naiditsch  0-1542009World Blitz ChampionshipA13 English
49. Carlsen vs Karpov 0-1742009World Blitz ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
50. Judit Polgar vs L Dominguez 0-1432009World Blitz ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 2 of 19; games 26-50 of 460  PGN Download
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Nov-19-09  hand banana: it's "belih" and "chernih", if you wnat to transcribe it to english

lol @ yepnix

"p" cyrillic is actually "r", "x" is "h", and "ч" would be pronounced as "ch" in english

Nov-19-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Softpaw: Softpaw: <hand banana: it's "belih" and "chernih", if you wnat to transcribe it to english>

Obviously, I did NOT want to transcribe into English...just give a indication of which word meant what, not how they were pronounced. If I wanted to do the latter, I certainly wouldn't give your incorrect "chernih" transliteration. The "e" in the Russian word for "black", when written out fully, has two dots on the top of it, and is pronounced more like "yo", not "e", fyi.

Nov-20-09  laskersteinitz: <HeMateMe: Weren't the boards hooked up electronically, so all moves are stored?> Yeah I think it's those DGT boards.
Nov-20-09  DeltaHawk: This event is not rated, amirite?
Nov-20-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: Hi all

I did a couple of videos on Carlsen games with White (looking very briefly at them) :

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFOs...

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrFy...

Nov-20-09  minasina: <This event is not rated> because they played blitz. Only games with classical time control are rated.
Nov-20-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  OneArmedScissor: Not much praise for Karjakin... what a pitty.
Nov-20-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  siamesedream: <kingscrusher> Thanks for great job you're doing!
Nov-20-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: Hi all

If you liked those two videos with White, I have done 3 videos where Carlsen was black now:

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUPr...

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS-j...

Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpvL...

Nov-20-09  zarg: <KC>
Thanks for the walk through!

It looked as several PGN's might be incomplete from the event.

Nov-24-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: I believe blitz chess is like speed reading. You get the moves without the CONTENT. This type of chess is meaningless.
Nov-30-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: The chessgames.com database has <Carlsen> playing the <Queen's Gambit Accepted> only three times, all(!) in the World Blitz Championship (2009).

+2 =0 -1

Tkachiev vs Carlsen, 2009
D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2009
Morozevich vs Carlsen, 2009

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Dec-02-09  virginmind: excellent organising of this event, the seating of players in groups of 3-4 tables, around which spectators can gather and watch so closely/take pictures/film, also the webcams which give us detailed impression of players and also of spectators watching. very fine conception and realisation, i believe it should remain a standard for conceiving/broadcasting blitz events. also i'm glad i can still review most of the video footage even two weeks after the event.
Dec-06-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <virginmind: excellent organising of this event, the seating of players in groups of 3-4 tables, around which spectators can gather and watch so closely/take pictures/film, also the webcams which give us detailed impression of players and also of spectators watching. very fine conception and realisation, i believe it should remain a standard for conceiving/broadcasting blitz events. also i'm glad i can still review most of the video footage even two weeks after the event.>

Indeed.

Jan-04-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Wow, Carlsen won as many games (28!) as Aronian (14) and 2008 World Blitz Champion Dominguez (14) *combined*!!
Jan-04-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Closing ceremony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-fv...
Jan-30-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/200...
Jun-09-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <virginmind>excellent organising of this event, the seating of players in groups of 3-4 tables, around which spectators can gather and watch so closely/take pictures/film.

<virginmind>,
The set-up of the tables was interesting with a circular fence around each one - close enough to allow spectators to view the games from all angles, and to allow easy access from game to another. Maybe this should be standard for future events?

Nov-18-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: http://www.worldchesslinks.net/ezz0...
Jan-17-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: What an *incredible* performance by Carlsen.

+20 in 42 games!!!

Anand, Kramnik, and Karjakin finished in places 2-4. Carlsen swept them <6-0>!

Jul-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: World Blitz Championship (2009)

What an *incredible* performance by Carlsen.

+20 in 42 games!!!

Anand, Kramnik, and Karjakin finished in places 2-4. Carlsen swept them <6-0>!

World Blitz Championship (2009)/Magnus Carlsen

Jul-11-13  fisayo123: <notyetagm> This blitz tournament had no increments though. It is pretty pointless when there are no increments.
Jul-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <fisayo123: <notyetagm> This blitz tournament had no increments though. It is pretty pointless when there are no increments.>

I am almost certain they had increments: 3 2 or 4 2 was probably the time control. Maybe even 5 2.

Jul-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: 2 second increment, you can easily check this out on youtube
Jul-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <tamar: 2 second increment, you can easily check this out on youtube>

Yes, the 2-second increment compensates for the time need to physically move the piece and hit the clock.

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