| page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 56
|26. I Nepomniachtchi vs Grischuk
|| ||1-0||64||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||C45 Scotch Game|
|27. M Vachier-Lagrave vs L Dominguez
|| ||½-½||51||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|28. Ponomariov vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||56||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|29. Radjabov vs Ivanchuk
|| ||½-½||39||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||E97 King's Indian|
|30. Le Quang Liem vs Leko
|| ||0-1||39||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||A15 English|
|31. Karjakin vs Kamsky
|| ||1-0||47||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||B27 Sicilian|
|32. Wang Hao vs Wang Yue
|| ||½-½||49||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|33. Radjabov vs M Vachier-Lagrave
||1-0||38||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|34. Ponomariov vs Ivanchuk
|| ||½-½||36||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|35. Le Quang Liem vs A Giri
|| ||½-½||35||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation|
|36. Leko vs Wang Yue
||0-1||64||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|37. L Dominguez vs I Nepomniachtchi
||1-0||57||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|38. Wang Hao vs Grischuk
|| ||½-½||36||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|39. Mamedyarov vs Karjakin
||1-0||31||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||D90 Grunfeld|
|40. Radjabov vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||58||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|41. Kamsky vs Ponomariov
|| ||0-1||49||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||A43 Old Benoni|
|42. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Le Quang Liem
||1-0||102||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||C54 Giuoco Piano|
|43. Aronian vs L Dominguez
|| ||0-1||68||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|44. Karjakin vs Wang Hao
|| ||½-½||44||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||C42 Petrov Defense|
|45. Wang Yue vs Mamedyarov
||1-0||31||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||A20 English|
|46. Wang Hao vs Leko
|| ||0-1||38||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||E12 Queen's Indian|
|47. Grischuk vs Karjakin
|| ||1-0||30||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||E12 Queen's Indian|
|48. Wang Yue vs I Nepomniachtchi
|| ||½-½||42||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||A28 English|
|49. L Dominguez vs Kamsky
|| ||½-½||58||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4|
|50. Mamedyarov vs Aronian
||1-0||39||2013||SportAccord World Mind Games (Men, Rapid)||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
| page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 56
|Dec-13-13|| ||Big Pawn: Aronian stumbling badly here. I wonder if he's going to give nakamura second place on a platter?|
|Dec-13-13|| ||Big Pawn: Oh, it's only rapid chess.|
|Dec-13-13|| ||Edmontonchessclub: Yes, it's only rapid chess, and also playing two rapid games simultaneously, one with white and one with black.
This doesn't count for anything, so I doubt Aronian cares too much.|
I miss regular chess, at regular time controls. It won't be long, though.
|Dec-13-13|| ||dumbgai: I don't think they played two games simultaneously (since there are 7 rounds, an odd number).|
|Dec-13-13|| ||hellopolgar: <I don't think they played two games simultaneously (since there are 7 rounds, an odd number)> lol, good observation.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||fisayo123: Panda officially back among the world elite with his performances in the last 2 years.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||fisayo123: Some of these games are listed as "Classical". I hope the error is corrected.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||ex0duz: Congrats to Wang Yue.. who is now China's highest rated player again(live ratings). I thought he was down and out basically, but seems like he's slowly worked his way back up to the top.|
I guess his style is also good for faster time controls, since he plays solid and has good endgame skills. I hope he can keep it up, and he also gets more opportunities to play in supertourneys again.
Wang Hao also did better than i thought, since i thought he sucked at rapid/blitz(compared to classical).
And is Giri that @#$% at rapid/blitz, or did he just have a really bad tourney? Same questions for Le Quang Liem, anyone know how his rapid/blitz skills are?
|Dec-14-13|| ||ex0duz: <fisayo123: Panda officially back among the world elite with his performances in the last 2 years.>|
Anyone know where he picked up all his points from, since i don't remember him winning any supertourneys or having really awesome tourney performances recently apart from the recent world team championships..
And i think he's also China's strongest player atm, overtaking Wang Hao(or equal to him). Again, where/when/how did this happen?
|Dec-14-13|| ||HeMateMe: yue has the nick Panda? That's a cute name.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||fisayo123: Quang Liem is going to college in the US now, so he is probably a bit rusty. Giri is usually decent in rapid, but he certainly is no blitzer. Slightly surprised by MVL though.... and Karjakin, but everyday isn't Christmas unless you're Carlsen.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||nok: <is Giri that @#$%> Yes.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||fisayo123: Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2013|
Pretty remarkable game from Shak. Probably the best one I've seen so far in the rapid section of this tournament.
|Dec-14-13|| ||Kain3: Leko did well for a change. He's usually strong in rapid from what I remember.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||KingchecksQueen: People, our worst nightmare: chinese invasion is inevitable and imminent.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||QueentakesKing: My prospects to be world champion contenders Aronian and Karjakin are a big disappointment!|
|Dec-14-13|| ||QueentakesKing: If you can't be good or consistent at rapid or blitz you can't be a world chess champion these days.|
|Dec-14-13|| ||dumbgai: <If you can't be good or consistent at rapid or blitz you can't be a world chess champion these days.>|
It does put you at a disadvantage in the world cup qualifier, as well as in the tiebreak stage of the match itself. Topalov was so wary of Anand's superiority in rapid play that he tried to create complications in a solid position in the final classical game, and lost.
|Dec-15-13|| ||Marmot PFL: The Chinese play very well in China, not quite so well abroad (yet).|
Lucky for Aronian that these games aren't rated.
|Dec-16-13|| ||paavoh: An uncharacteristically feeble start by Ponomariov with three losses in a row?! How he has been doing lately in other events?|
|Dec-16-13|| ||RedShield: It's worth mentioning that this event is entirely unrelated to the Mind Sports Olympiad, associated with Keene and Buzan:|
|Dec-17-13|| ||chessmoron: <Marmot PFL> As I recall, Wang Hao won the 2012 Biel Chess Festival.|
|Dec-17-13|| ||MountainMatt: I appreciate these super-GMs treating us patzers to some "mere mortal" performances. Some of these games look just like the 15/10 games I play against fellow 1400s. It's very encouraging!|
|Dec-17-13|| ||Domdaniel: Giri seems to be going through a bad patch, after all the promise he showed a couple of years ago. And Leko resurgent is a surprise.|
|Dec-17-13|| ||Everett: All these players are fantastic. They can't all go +7.|
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