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🏆 World Blitz Championship (2008)

Player: Judit Polgar

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sasikiran vs Judit Polgar  ½-½52008World Blitz ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
2. Judit Polgar vs Svidler  ½-½462008World Blitz ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
3. Vaganian vs Judit Polgar 0-1672008World Blitz ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. Judit Polgar vs M M Kazhgaleyev 0-1812008World Blitz ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
5. Mamedyarov vs Judit Polgar 1-0132008World Blitz ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. Judit Polgar vs Ivanchuk 0-1182008World Blitz ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. B Amin vs Judit Polgar 1-0422008World Blitz ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Radjabov vs Judit Polgar  1-0532008World Blitz ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
9. Judit Polgar vs Morozevich 0-1422008World Blitz ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
10. Judit Polgar vs Rublevsky 0-152008World Blitz ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. L Dominguez vs Judit Polgar  1-0462008World Blitz ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
12. Gelfand vs Judit Polgar  1-0662008World Blitz ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
13. Judit Polgar vs Grischuk 0-1292008World Blitz ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. Tkachiev vs Judit Polgar  ½-½382008World Blitz ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. Judit Polgar vs Kamsky  0-1382008World Blitz ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
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Nov-08-08  VinnyRoo2002: <kingg> Do you have any idea how much those boards which automatically record the moves cost? They would extremely beneficial for a tournament like this.
Nov-08-08  yoozum: <Ivanchuk's consistency in blitz is quite impressive, especially at his age.>

Agreed, it seems like he's always very near the top. I was betting my chess bucks on Ivanchuk, and though I'm upset that he didn't finish first, no one could have expected this outcome with Dominguez winning.

Nov-08-08  Billy Vaughan: <It's not as if Ivanchuk has been lazy either, he has already played more than 200 games this year, most of them with classical time controls.>

What's fascinating is he isn't really far from having played and average of 1 game a day against top-flight competition. Which is just unreal.

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  KingG: <alexmagnus> <How long will you consider 39 an old age???> I'm talking about blitz, not classical chess. I think it's generally accepted that the faster time controls tend to favour younger players.

<VinnyRoo2002> I'm pretty sure they are using the boards you are talking about, but they don't seem to be doing a very good job recording the moves.

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  alexmagnus: <Nov-23-07 KamikazeAttack: The sad thing is I have no doubt that many SGMs would be laffing in private when Chucky made number #2 on the ratings list? U think they really see him as second strongest? :)>


<Jul-25-08: Whitehat1963: Nothing against him, but that Dominguez-Perez is rated above 2700 says a great deal about rating inflation since say 1965.>

Now he justified his rating. As all players above 2700. What the great number of 2700+ says is - the competition is very close on top. Even some number 21 in the world can win a world championship, be it in blitz. ;)

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  KingG: <Now he justified his rating.> How is a classical rating justified by a blitz tournament?
Nov-09-08  Billy Vaughan: Well they're both chess.
Nov-09-08  notyetagm: <percyblakeney: <Ivanchuk's consistency in blitz is quite impressive, especially at his age>

Very, he finished +7 -0 =1 in his last eight and as in the Tal Memorial blitz he ended up with a performance well over 2850.>

Wow, the Chuckster went 7.5/8(!) to finish the tournament, almost winning it.

Nov-09-08  shintaro go: Ivanchuk is a chess machine. Never gets tired, never takes a break. The guy loves chess!
Nov-09-08  notyetagm: <shintaro go: Ivanchuk is a chess machine. Never gets tired, never takes a break. The guy loves chess!>

Yes, he could not comprehend Kasparov's retirement from chess in 2005. No more competitive chess? Huh? An inconceivable thought to Ivanchuk.

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  alexmagnus: Let's see if Ivanchuk plays in the next 40 years like Korchnoi did it :). Who knows, maybe just as Korchnoi, he becomes a WC challenger at 50 ;)
Nov-09-08  shintaro go: <alexmagnus>I wouldn't put it past Ivanchuk. At his current form, he still finishes consistently in the top of tournaments and he has shown over the year that he can hang with <and occasionally whip> Carlsen, so any future WC title shots wouldn't be improbable for Ivanchuk.
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  ahmadov: Domingues did not lose one single game in such a difficult tournament! That is very impressive...
Nov-10-08  dumbgai: Unfortunately, Ivanchuk has had a tendency to underperform when it mattered the most (i.e. world championship events).
Nov-10-08  mikejaqua: Does anyone have any idea what went so horribly wrong for Judit? Looks like she had a Shirov-level meltdown.
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  amadeus: If I am not mistaken, Judit has only two wins (classical chess) in 2008...

As for Ivanchuk, well, he won last year. No trouble, there is always 2009. And I think the title is more important to Dominguez than it would be to him. Congrats, Leinier.

Nov-10-08  notyetagm: <mikejaqua: Does anyone have any idea what went so horribly wrong for Judit? Looks like she had a Shirov-level meltdown.>

Raising two kids probably takes precedence to chess now for Judit. And at this level, it shows.

Nov-10-08  Heidi44: I like Poochie!
Nov-10-08  Billy Vaughan: <Unfortunately, Ivanchuk has had a tendency to underperform when it mattered the most (i.e. world championship events).>

Well, he was 0.5 away from winning this event. I wouldn't call that "underperforming" even for Kasparov.

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  Eyal: <KingG: <VinnyRoo2002> I'm pretty sure they are using the boards you are talking about, but they don't seem to be doing a very good job recording the moves.>


<The players were playing too fast and not always placing the pieces accurately in the centre of a square. The technicians complained: why cant they move the pieces properly? How many times have we told them, but they won't listen...> (

Nov-11-08  gazzawhite: <Eyal> Funny stuff.

Alternately, could they have a video camera next to the board torecord the game visually? I guess a problem would be that they would have to have a decent quality (framemate, etc.) which would be expensive, especially if you had one per board. Also, it wouldn't be live, as it would take time to watch the video to check the game score.

Nov-13-08  turbo231: does anyone know the time limits for this blitz?
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  amadeus: 5 minutes without increments.
Dec-23-08  positionalgenius: strong tounament but several major players wer missing. Tal blitz 2006 was the strongest ive seen.
Dec-23-08  positionalgenius: kamsky and morozevich vastly underperformed.
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