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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]
Peter Svidler22.5/41(+18 -14 =9)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov22.5/41(+15 -11 =15)[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 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 460  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gelfand vs L Dominguez 0-1482009World Blitz ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
2. Anand vs Grischuk 1-0452009World Blitz ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Kramnik vs V Gashimov 1-0432009World Blitz ChampionshipA15 English
4. Gelfand vs Karjakin  1-0472009World Blitz ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
5. Karpov vs L Dominguez  ½-½382009World Blitz ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
6. Naiditsch vs Tkachiev  0-1562009World Blitz ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
7. Judit Polgar vs Ponomariov 0-1332009World Blitz ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
8. Carlsen vs Mamedyarov 1-0192009World Blitz ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
9. Aronian vs Svidler 0-1482009World Blitz ChampionshipB07 Pirc
10. Ivanchuk vs Kosteniuk 1-0322009World Blitz ChampionshipC25 Vienna
11. Jakovenko vs Morozevich  1-0512009World Blitz ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. Leko vs Bareev  0-1652009World Blitz ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. Mamedyarov vs Anand 0-1302009World Blitz ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
14. Kosteniuk vs Kramnik  0-1312009World Blitz ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
15. V Gashimov vs Gelfand  ½-½582009World Blitz ChampionshipC10 French
16. Bareev vs Ivanchuk 1-0592009World Blitz ChampionshipA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
17. Morozevich vs Leko  0-1802009World Blitz ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. Svidler vs Jakovenko  1-0252009World Blitz ChampionshipA13 English
19. L Dominguez vs Karjakin ½-½772009World Blitz ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
20. Tkachiev vs Karpov 0-1322009World Blitz ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
21. Karjakin vs Tkachiev  ½-½262009World Blitz ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
22. Karpov vs Mamedyarov 1-0302009World Blitz ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
23. Naiditsch vs Grischuk  ½-½472009World Blitz ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Carlsen vs Ponomariov 1-0332009World Blitz ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
25. Judit Polgar vs Morozevich 0-1472009World Blitz ChampionshipC11 French
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  Appaz: <siamesedream> Oh, thank you! Silly me, but I'll blame it on a almost sleepless night because of an audiobook.
Nov-19-09  positionalgenius: A landmark performance from Carlsen, if you look , he swept Anand,Karjakin,Grischuk,Kramnik, places 2-5. And he didn't lose a mini-match. Big underperformances from Aronian,Morozevich and Ivanchuk.
Nov-19-09  moroloser: <positionalgenius:>About Ivanchuk and maybe Aronian, I agree with you. But Moro has never been a blitz specialist. His performance is what was expected, I guess.
Nov-19-09  ajile: The thing I like about this tournament is there were some different openings like the Dutch.
Nov-19-09  laskersteinitz: Kudos to for putting up all the games!

<ajile: The thing I like about this tournament is there were some different openings like the Dutch.> Yes I agree, that is the appeal of blitz games. I'm an e4 player and during the classical tournament most of the games were 1. d4.

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  siamesedream: Nakamura - Carlsen blitz:

GM_Nakamura - GM_Carlsen

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. d4 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 b5 6. e5 Nd5 7. a4 e6 8. axb5 Nxc3 9. bxc3 cxb5 10. Ng5 Bb7 11. Qh5 g6 12. Qg4 Bd5 13. h4 h6 14. Ne4 Nd7 15. h5 g5 16. Be2 a5 17. O-O b4 18. Nd2 Nb6 19. f4 bxc3 20. Nf3 gxf4 21. Bxf4 Kd7 22. Ne1 Kc6 23. Nc2 Bb4 24. Rf2 Qe7 25. Qh3 Rag8 26. Bf1 Rg7 27. Ne3 Kb7 28. Ng4 Nd7 29. Bc1 Kc6 30. Ne3 Nb6 31. Nxd5 Nxd5 32. Bxc4 Rhg8 33. Bxd5+ exd5 34. Bxh6 Rg3 35. Qf5 Qe6 36. Qxe6+ fxe6 37. Bf4 R3g4 38. Be3 Kb5 39. h6 Kc4 40. Kf1 Kd3 41. Rf3 Kc4 42. Rh3 Rf8+ 43. Kg1 Rfg8 44. Kh1 Kb3 45. Rf1 a4 46. Bd2 Rxd4 47. Bxc3 Bxc3 48. Rc1 Rc4 49. h7 Rh8 50. g4 a3 51. g5 Kb2 52. Rg1 Bxe5 53. Rg2+ Rc2 0-1

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  PhilFeeley: What's amazing to me is that they not only broadcast all 42 rounds live, but recorded all the moves, without a pen in sight! Monroi should take notes...
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  HeMateMe: Weren't the boards hooked up electronically, so all moves are stored?
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  notyetagm: <Nov-14-09
Premium Chessgames Member notyetagm: Woohoo!

This is gonna be good.

<<<Bet the house on Carlsen.>>>>

You read it here first. :-)

Nov-19-09  Udit Narayan: Congrats Carlsen!!!

As a side note, I didn't know that such girls watched chess ;)

Nov-19-09  Shams: I think one of these means "white to play" and one "black to play". Can anyone help?

Ход белых Ход черных

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  Softpaw: "belix" =white

"yepnix"= black

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

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  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?
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  kingscrusher: Hi all

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

Part 1

Part 2

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

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

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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

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

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  kingfu: I believe blitz chess is like speed reading. You get the moves without the CONTENT. This type of chess is meaningless.
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  notyetagm: The 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

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.
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